Citrus Root

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    I got my daughter one of these, I'm sure I'll have to return it as it keeps locking up. Anyone going to root this anytime soon? I would love to be able to put custom roms on this. The 2.1 o.s. on this sucks and really needs some work to be a good phone. it would also be nice if you had SU to remove some of the crap apps that come with the phone. Thanks! :)
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    Rooted Citrus

    I was able to root my wife's Citrus using SuperOneClick v1.5.4, you can download it from XDA or just by doing a Google search. I am still looking to for a 2.2 ROM for the thing, but haven't found anything yet.
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    Thank you for the info it worked just like it should have. I would have preferred the droid method as I am more comfortable with it but it got the job done. Now all I have to do is learn the commands to remove the bloatware on it and it will be a good phone. I do agree that froyo would be awesome on this phone, a little slow for some apps but it works. Thanks again.

    Droid I- Rom, crap which one did I load again?
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    I forgot to mention, I did have to replace the phone, it was defective from the start. The new one works great and is rooted.

    Droid I- Rom, crap which one did I load again?
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    Try this...

    Download Titanium Backup from the App Market and under settings make sure Chuck Norris mode is enabled. Then, delete the bloatware. Worked on my Droid and my wife's Citrus. Hope this helps. BOL!
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    I finally got the wife's in and I think I'll root it this evening. Anyone find a decent 2.2 ROM for it yet?
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    I have not seen one here but i would look on xda.

    But WHY THE RUM?!
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    Haha what Rum?

    10char
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    Alrighty got the Citrus rooted and all the junk cleaned off. Now I'm searching endlessly for at least a generic Elcair kernel that will allow me to overclock this thing.....Any ideas anyone?
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    The citrus doesn't have 2.2 software

    Sent from my WX445 using DroidForums App
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    Right but I was hoping that someone had maybe ported some elements or something. I'm still looking for an overclocked Eclair kernel though.
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    I know there is no 2.2 software but it would be nice if a dev could port some stuff.

    But "WHY THE RUM?!"
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    Right. That would make the OS run faster for her too.
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    If you root the citrus I highly suggest you don't try changing the system fonts because I rooted mine z4root and it was working great! I went to go change the system font downloaded an app to do so and changed it, it needed to reboot because of changes and BOOM stuck in a boot loop. 3 days later still searching all over the internet for an update.zip file because it's asking for one in system recovery mode. The bad part is that it's not even my phone, it's verizon's phone and i have to return it in 4 days so that I don't get charges of $120 extra dollars a month on my bill because I'm waiting on my Samsung Fascinate Galaxy S to come back from stupid ass best buy! :( very stressed. Just keep your stock fonts.
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    If you need I can send you the stock SBF file? By the way I never change fonts on any of my devices so that'a non-issue.
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    That would be awesome if you could do that for me! I just am so lost and don't wanna pay for a phone when I could possibly fix it ya know. &I'm getting mine back next week so I really don't wanna pay for a phone that I won't even use or anything lol. Could I use that and would it work as the "update.zip" file to recover my phone? I don't know much about all this.
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    No lady you actually have to use a different recovery but if you want....I can make an update.zip or try to at least. This is an entirely different device than I'm used to. I may have to get the recovery from my erm ex-wife's device though.
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    Yes well I have rsd lite if that's what your talking about to use the sbf file with. Or if you could make me an update.zip file that would be badass too. Either way please help! I have to return the phone tomorrow and time is running out :(
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    Sorry love I thought it would have made an update file on the SD when I rooted but the method I tried didn't do that so I'm not sure what you're going to do....I've been searching feverishly on the Interwebz for a .sbf file for you but to no avail.....
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    Hi, my story is that I rooted my Motorola Citrus with Z4root. Then I decided to delete some of the bloatware (Bing, etc..). I saw in the system/app that the Citrus had a blur (motoblur) pkg. and dialer, sms, etc for blur. I thought if i deleted these I could get rid of the blur package. I deleted all the blur files and then when I pressed the phone button or SMS button it said "application not installed". So i tried a factory data reset and now my Citrus only has a black screen with the white status bar at the top. Im kinda lost now. If anyone has a sbf for the Citrus, I would be much appreciative if someone could send it to me at T_Y_R@msn.com or if anyone has any other ideas so I can get the phone operational again, even back to stock would be great. Thanks to anyone who reads/replies to this.
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