Droid rooting apps

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    Hello I'm curious in finding rooting apps. Do you know of any and would you recommend it? I have found z4root. Is that a good one? Has anyone used it?

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    Heard alot of good things about z4root

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    I really like the reversible root mode. But I have heard reports that it's possible to root the Droid and still get ota updates. Is this really possible?

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    Just rooted my gf's D2 with it like 15 minutes ago and it went flawlessly!!
    As long as you don't uninstall the bloatware, you can do OTA updates.



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    That only applies to the X and 2. The D1 will get future updates (if there are any), but they will unroot you. However, if you root, install a custom recovery image, fix it in memory (see my signature for a link to do that -- I have another method but it's not ready for primetime yet), you not only can make super backups called Nandroid or Clockwork backups, but you can block OTA updates and install rooted stock ROMs to keep root, as well as custom ROMs that do everything except the dishes.
     
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    Ohhhh didn't notice he has the D1! Sorry bro! FBM is right. Though, if you have a computer, I'd HIGHLY recommend Motocache's root guide.

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    So you don't advise this app. And if I used this app, to get the ota updates couldn't I unroot then reroot?

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    No guarantee that the next update will be vulnerable to the exploit used in this app. If you're going to root, root now, as it might not be possible or at least not easy with any future updates.
     
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    Ok great, thanks for the response.

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    No, it seems to be a good app. I just recommend (at least reading) his guide so an understanding of what is happening "behind the scenes" is obtained. If things start to go wrong, you'll be glad you did your homework.



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    As for recommend, yes. It roots your device. However, that's all it does -- besides install busybox.

    If you want a theme, kernel, or new ROM you're out of luck with this app. You'll need an alternate recovery image and to fix it in memory. To do both, follow the ROM guide in my signature. Root and SPRecovery, one-stop-shopping. :)
     
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    Ok I understand, thank you both. Now I watched a YouTube tutorial by Tinkernut on how to root the Droid 1. Has anyone seen it? Does his method work (will post link tomorrow)

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