can you root without a pc?

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    I'm new to the concept of rooting my phone. I read up a bit on it and would like to give it a shot. My problem is I'm at work without a pc I can use to download the zip file. Sorry if this is dumb, but is there a way to root without plugging into my pc?
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    Yes, all it requires is that you download the update.zip on to your sd card from the browser on your phone then use astro file manager to move it to the root of your sd card then follow the rest of the steps
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    Really? Awesome. Thank you
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    No problem, that's how I rooted my friends droid, as long as you have wi fi it will take 10 min tops
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    Last question. On the root tutorials, I followed the link for the zip file and it says the file doesn't exist anymore. Is there somewhere else that has it?
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    Um... another question. After I backup/move and rename the file, I booted my phone holding x and power and got the ! Screen but holding volume up and the camera button did nothing after...
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    I had the same problem I just closed the keyboard and then held the volume + button for a second then pressed the camera button
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    Haha I'm running into more resistance than I expected. Now it says verification failed when I try to install the update...
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    Wow, I fell an epic connection that happened to me to, I just googled update.zip for droid root, do not remember the site but hope this little information helps (I'm using my phone to do all of this or else it would be more detailed)
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    What I would do is simply wait until you have access to a PC. Chances are when you download the update.zip from the browser, that file can be changed or even corrupted rather than doing it on a PC.

    Also, since the previous zip installation failed, reboot your phone to see if it works. Hopefully you don't have a brick.
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    this is true, this way isn't allways the best way, but it is the way I rooted my droid
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    It didn't brick, I have been posting from my droid this whole time. I checked the zip file and for whatever reason, it was only 545k. I deleted it, re-downloaded and made sure it was the 10mb size, tried again and it worked smoothly. Thank you for all the help
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    Wow, feel like an idiot I am new to the forums and I just noticed I could've attached the .zip file since I still have it on my sd card but no problem I'm. Always will to help in a subject that I know like the back of my hand
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    Oh great! Glad to see it worked.

    Yeah like I said the file was most likely altered by the Browser application which is probably why it was only 500kb.

    Enjoy your rooted DROID :)
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    I did it on my droid since i have a mac and it worked great!!!
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