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droid x rooting on mac

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by John Z, Nov 17, 2010.

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    ive been looking around n dont see much info on how to root the droid x with a mac. i know theres different themes roms and crap but all im looking to do is delete the crap i dont use from the phone. (stock brower, stock music player and other junk) should i just not bother? currently im happy just using launcher pro as my "theme" and just use my phone for music, movies, chatting and calls. all the other crap i figure just takes up space and crashes...

    thanks.
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    I think z4root in the marketplace will root the x and it does it all in phone.

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    Bump? Im mostly concerned about getting the crap off. The other day the stock music player started while I was listening to somthing else and have no idea why it started.

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    Did you get rooted?

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    Not yet, just worried that what im looking to do is not possible. If I do what u mentioned I don't have to do the whole theme thing do I?

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    No z4root is just a one click app that will give you superuser access or "root"

    Once rooted you can choose what you want to do, it could be as simple as taking screenshots or as drastic as roms and themes. Be forewarned, if you fully remove bloatware you're future ota updates will likely fail, I suggest using titanium backup to freeze the apps so you can thaw them out later.

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    Ha, this is why I never jailbroke the iphones. So pretty much I should backup then root. Delete the music, blockbuster n crap like that then if an update happens restore it then "unroot"- I've seen threads around here for that..

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    Hitting the unroot button wont restore the system apps. There are several methods of removing and then restoring them but imo the easiest way is just to freeze them in the pro version of titanium backup, but you would pay for the convenience as I think tb is up to $6 in the marketplace.

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    Root first with z4root, then backup with Titanium Backup.
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    Correct...just purchased! :)
    Z4 has gotten better reviews than any other "one click" root app I've seen to date! I'd still recommend reading (A LOT) so you'll know what was done "behind the scenes" for future reference though.



    DroidForums junkie!
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    just my luck, looks like z4 was pulled from the market, all thats available is a chinese version..
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    Alright well you can follow the link

    here

    To root without a computer.

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    Actually yeah I forgot about that. You should be able to download the app directly from that thread at xda and use it to root.

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    again thanks for all the help. i froze:
    3g hotspot
    android live wallpaper
    blockbuster
    calculator
    cardock
    cityid
    music 2.2
    news
    social status

    and installed wireless tether from the market... ill see if this helps my random bugs.
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