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could someone please clear this up for me?

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by krise11385, Jan 23, 2010.

  1. krise11385
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    Is it possible to root my droid without using a computer? I have heard it is possible but I can't find exactly how with a step by step any were. If not does anyone kno of someone who lives in the Massachusetts / newhampshire area who could root my phone for me for a small fee? Thanks everyone as I'm sure u can tell I'm Dec a noob.
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    I'm in norther ma (tewksbury) lol I can root it for you but I'm sure its possible without comp. Hit me up on gtalk rshawdee@gmail.com
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    rooting shouldnt require a computer, download the file labeled update.zip(aka. droid-root.zip) and put it on the main level of your sdcard, you can use Astro to download it right on your phone and move it to the main part of the sdcard

    Important Files | Sholes


    then you can just do steps 3 and 4 and you will be rooted


    3. Reboot into recovery mode by holding down the “X” button on the physical keyboard the whole time during boot until you come a /!\ symbol. Then, press the volume up + camera buttons to bring up the menu.
    4. Choose the option “apply sdcard:update.zip”. Wait for it to finish, reboot, and voila you’re rooted.

    ***HOWEVER***
    if you are going to root your phone, i STRONGLY recommend that you do what is detailed on this page

    Installation | Sholes

    it will set you up with adb working and with sprecovery, which will allow you to make nandroid backups, which are basically like restore points for android

    so you dont need a computer to be rooted but i would strongly recommend doing everything listed on Installation | Sholes which does require a computer
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    Yes this will work but you have to make sure you do it right...exactly how he just said!!
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    i rooted my replacement droid at 75mph in a trator trailer without a pc, then installed busybox and custom recovery