Tried this on my Droidx with OTA 2.2 a bit ago worked GREAT.
I since have added roms and a few themes which made my device have sporadic issue, so I used the FRG22D SBF to flash back.
I then tried DoRootForWindows and it failed for me...
So I am trying this again.\
I thought it worked since I have Droid O/C with granted permissions in SU but none of the other root app's are getting granted access.
A few are saying I don't have root access and when I try to update SU via market the install fails.
Tried Titanium and it saying that I don't have root, but Busybox installer is saying I do but the it isn't getting permission access...
What did i do wrong and how do I correct this?
Thanks so much GREAT instruction on the OP...
That sounds a lot like your root didn't take all the way. That happens sometimes.
also make sure there is the correct spaces: (Space)
and type everything exact the way it is in blue. * is what you type so don't worry about the rest of the file name.
Last edited by dvsgod; 11-04-2010 at 12:10 PM.
[quote=christim;823391]My second attempt at a guide...
None of this I came up with by myself. Some of it has been posted and re-posted on numerous sites on the web. I'm just going to try and put it all together so it makes some sense to those of us new to rooting as well as to those of us who have been around for a while. My other guide has numerous options for the Droid 1 to root and unroot. The intent of this one is to cover multiple phones.
I would like to thank B16, Phoxus, Birdman, TheDeathly, XDA, and rootzwiki as some of what is in this post stems from folks in those locations, in some way or another. Actually there are probably far to many to thank but if someone big was missed, let me know.
Let's start if off the same way:
I do not, nor does DroidForums.net, warrant the information contained here within this post. It is being provided as is without warranty of any kind, including without limitation any warranty of design, merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, and without warranty as to the performance or results you may obtain by using this information. You expressly will not hold anyone, other than yourself, responsible for any direct or indirect actions, and the results thereof, that you may take as a result of following the information contained within this post, the thread it is contained within, the forum on which it resides, and the entire internet which makes it available upon unto you, yourself, and your heirs. If you brick your phone it is your fault and yours alone. If you do manage such a feat you can rest assured that you will be honored as one of the few who managed to manipulate your beloved Droid into such an object and humankind will continue to tell the tale of your actions down throughout the ages while huddled around campfires for eons to come.
Step 1: If your phone is in this list, move to step 2. Otherwise, move along, there isn't much to see
Purpose of this post:Motorola Droid 1
Motorola Droid 2
Motorola Droid X
It is always a good idea to have a way back before embarking on a journey. That coupled with the same method working for multiple phones struck me as an opportunity to put this together.
Anyone wanting to hack their phones should know how to do this: From a stock phone > root it > make a back up > make changes > make another backup > screw it up > restore with back up or by going to stock > root it > restore the backup.
Step 2 option A:
Root your phone without your computer - This would be the path someone on a Mac could take or someone without access to a computer.
This works for the DX and D2 phone, won't work for the D1
Step 2 Option B
for the Samsung Fascinate
The info at the above link means you can also use that method with your computer or use Step 2 option A for rooting your phone without a computer.
unroot the samsung linkage/info is needed
Step 2 - Option C (same tools but using with the SDK and ADB. also included is how to unroot using sbf files. A Windows computer is needed for these steps.)
The Droid.Co Downloader application is a single file that lets you grab the other files, contained within packages, needed to root your phone without RSD Lite and unroot your phone with RSD Lite. There are packages, that also contain instructions, for the Droid 1, Droid 2, and Droid X available through this tool.
I have 2.3.20. Do I need to do anything different from Step 2 option A? Different files or anything?
- Visit this website: RS-Files
- Look in the rootfiles folder
- Grab Droid.Co_Downloader.exe and put it in a location you can find later.
- Run the program and choose your phone to download the files you will be working with.
- There are various file compression tools out there. I use 7-zip (7-zip.org).
- Use the 7-Zip (or your own program's) File Manager to browse to the Droid.Co_Downloader
location and look for the droid 1.jpg, droid 2.jpg, or droid x.jpg file in the same folder and double click on it.
- Once you've opened up this encrypted image there are sbf files to unroot and 3 files to use with the included instructions to root your phone.
- For the D1 and D2 the password you enter is rootzwiki
- Due to Motorola's cease and desist orders floating around the web it is Droidforums.Net's policy to not pass out the DX password, you are on your own there.