considering rooting...but a few questions..help please!

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  1. jacksradio

    jacksradio Member

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    I am considering rooting my DX because I would really like to try the Fission ROM being discussed further down the forum. It looks like the 2.2 that is on my D1 and I liked that just fine. My question is this...I have read and re-read most if not all the rooting methods here and on other sites...does it matter which method you choose to achieve root just as long as you do? I mean does any one method "root" differently than any other? The goal is to have root user access and as long as you gain it, does the method matter in regards to installing ROMs or themes or removing bloatware

    Is there one method that is more preferred for the DX over another?
     
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    Root is root is root, the end result is the same.

    Good luck, and have fun.
     
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    Rooting made easy. I am not the originator of this only copy and paste here for reference for OP. I can say it works rather well though.



    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
    • Visit the market and get the free Android Terminal Emulator installed.
    • Visit the market and make sure you have Astro installed.
    • Grab rageagainsthecage.zip with your phone
    • Use Astro to navigate to the /sdcard/download folder
    • Long press on the rageagainstthecage.zip file and "extract to this directory"
    • The 4 files, from the zip file should now be in the /sdcard/download folder (rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin, su, superuser.apk and busybox.
    What are we going to do?
    Steps 1- 5: Change to the /tmp folder on your phone, copy the file to the tmp directory, change its permissions. run it, and wait.

    Step 6: make sure we can proceed

    Steps 7 - 14: make system read-writable, copy the superuser. su and busybox files to where they need to go, use chmode to change their permissions, then make the system folder read-only, and exit Terminal Emulator.

    If you want to know more about the commands being used here: cd, cp, chmod, mount, and exit are all Linux commands you can look up on your favorite search engine.



    Okay, let's do it - type the blue parts in Terminal Emulator
    1. cd /tmp
    2. cp /sdcard/download/rage*.bin /tmp/
    3. chmod 777 rage*.bin
    4. ./rage*.bin
      This will take some time, just wait for the $ to show up so you know it is done.
    5. Go to Settings > Applications > Manage Applications > Terminal Emulator > and Force Stop the application
    6. Sanity check - Go into Terminal Emulator again and make sure you have a # symbol as a prompt. If so you are ready to proceed.
    7. mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    8. cp /sdcard/download/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
    9. cp /sdcard/download/su /system/bin/su
    10. cp /sdcard/download/busybox /system/bin/busybox
    11. chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    12. chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
    13. mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    14. exit
     
    #3 Ag3nt X, Oct 16, 2010
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  4. jacksradio

    jacksradio Member

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    Thanks, I kinda figured that was the case but to be honest there seem to be so many methods it was a little overwhelming. Now to decide if I want to try it...I never rooted my D1 as the phone did all i needed it to do and I liked the way it was just plain, but there are several things I do not like on the DX, so rooting and experimenting with ROMS seems to be my only alternative.

    Many thanks
     
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    Once you start, you wont stop. Have fun.
     
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    I did manage to get a copy of 2.2 SBF...so if i happen to screw this up..is that what i need to restore the phone?
     
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    Make sure to have a backup. All you need is phone usb cable windows or linux computer and as far as software have usb drivers , sbf, rsdlite
     
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