Can anyone point me to a thread on how to Root the Motorola Droid?

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by xosuitehearts, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. xosuitehearts

    xosuitehearts New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm currently running Froyo 2.2 - Verizon Wireless.
     
  2. Abe21599

    Abe21599 Super Moderator
    Rescue Squad

    Joined:
    Dec 22, 2009
    Messages:
    6,334
    Likes Received:
    31
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Location:
    Ohio
    Ratings:
    +31
    theres a whole section dedicated to this.

    in my sig link 3 is the one i recommend following.
     
  3. dbutters

    dbutters Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2010
    Messages:
    73
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Ratings:
    +0
    *bites tongue*
     
  4. diverbelow

    diverbelow Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Which version of froyo are you running? FRG01B or FRG22D? If FRG01B, then use easy root (google searchable). If using the other one, then have to downgrade to either FRG01B or 2.1, then root.
     
  5. DF Smod

    DF Smod Silver Member

    Joined:
    Apr 23, 2010
    Messages:
    11,454
    Likes Received:
    93
    Trophy Points:
    163
    Ratings:
    +93
    Please don't use Easy Root, follow Abe's link and Root the right way, there will be less problems in the long run.....trust
     
  6. Jim 777

    Jim 777 Silver Member

    Joined:
    Dec 26, 2009
    Messages:
    2,307
    Likes Received:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    113
    Ratings:
    +34
    [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  7. LT*

    LT* Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    This is a good policy! Do it yourself, you'll be better off in the long run.
     
  8. diverbelow

    diverbelow Member

    Joined:
    Jan 6, 2010
    Messages:
    342
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    Vancouver WA
    Ratings:
    +0
    Did not know, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. 66chevelless

    66chevelless New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0

    I am a total noob, and I have heard downgrading as a very real option, but following the "root regardless of OS" method as offered in this post was really easy and no downgrade required.

    Had easy root with frg01b, it worked (won't with frg22d) but I always wondered what was happening with one click, and doing it the RSD lite and SPRecovery way gave a me a sense of accomplishment and taught me a lot about all this. I think all of its theory applies to about anything you would want to do in the future.:motdroidhoriz:
     
  10. xosuitehearts

    xosuitehearts New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm running: FRG22D
     
  11. LT*

    LT* Member

    Joined:
    Jan 22, 2010
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
  12. xosuitehearts

    xosuitehearts New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2010
    Messages:
    10
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I've taken a look at the FEI section of the rooting tutorial and some of them look a bit scary to be quite honest. If I brick my Droid is there any way to get it back to its original state?