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    Before we begin let me start by saying rooting is not the end all solution, rooting does void your warranty and the results of adding roms can cause issues with your device.

    things you should do before rooting:

    1) make sure you are familiar with your device and have had it for a bit. This will allow you to assess if a problem is because of the rom or the device.

    2) Read, Read, Read, and ask questions. I rarely jump into a rom because it is "HOT". I will wait a few days and see if people are having problems with a particular rom. If 20/25 people are having issues with email because of the rom then I will probably have that same problem.

    3) Immediately after you root Make a nandroid back up. This is important because you need to be able to go back if something goes wrong or if you just dont like the rom.



    I will begin starting with the next post
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    Thank you

    thats awesome of you to do this , and your right I do read but use GOOGLE as reference like hell ,cause of all the diff terms and all. sometimes still not understanding all but enough . looking forward to working with my DX . I wanna basically get the beginning basics , to get a boot animation & change status bar icons with colors n all . me being here is like window shopping when you cant afford it . I see plenty nice phones , makes you want one like it you know ?
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    How to root:

    I am going to share 2 methods.

    Method 1) using terminal emulator:
    (from Eousporos)

    get your files from here: Droid 2
    also download and get the sbf program set up before you flash a rom just in case


    method 1 to root

    So if your like me, the idea of having to use a computer to root your phone just seems like to much of a hassle to bother with. Well good news everyone! I now have a method for rooting that shiny new phone from the phone itself.

    So first things first, go get the usual suspects

    rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
    su
    Superuser.apk
    Some sort of terminal emulator, there are a couple of free ones in the market.
    And until myself or someone who is less lazy rolls a version of rage that doesn't check for adb you will have to enable USB debugging.

    Settiings -> applications -> development -> USB debugging.

    The links for these guys are in this forum and I'm lazy. Now get those guys on your phone however best you see fit. Most likely they will end up in /sdcard or /sdcard/downloads. Finally, here is the meat.
    * EDIT: any line below that starts with a * is optional

    - open up your favorite terminal emulator program
    - cd /tmp
    - cp /sdcard/rage*.bin /tmp/
    - chmod 777 rage*.bin
    - ./rage*.bin
    - ignore it's output, we are thinking outside of the box here, just wait for it to finish and return a $
    - now go to settings -> applications -> manage applications -> running -> terminal and force close that girlie
    - relaunch the terminal app and you should be greeted with the friendly # symbol. Toda you now have a root shell
    - the rest is pretty much the same.
    - mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
    - cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
    * cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox
    - chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    * chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
    - mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - exit

    Once your all done, go ahead and reboot your phone. Good luck and happy hacking. If I get bored I'll explain why this works, if I get really bored I'll turn this into a one click app

    * EDIT: Undoing the damage, if you decide to unroot.

    - open your trusty terminal app
    - you should see a $ symbol, now do the following
    - su
    - now you should see a # symbol
    - mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    - rm /system/bin/su
    * rm /system/bin/busybox
    - mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - reboot your phone. Toda, no more root



    Method 2:
    this uses adb and pushes it for you :

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    ^ either method will get you the same results.
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    My bad I posted for the d2 for give me I will post dx
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    the files for root are the same but the sbf is different

    Droid X
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    its cool

    yeah I have the DROID X running the stock 2.2 update . its a virgin had for about 3 months now . Seeing everyones phones here makes this eye candy lol
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    After you root get the bootstrap recovery app from the market. After you install it go into the app and click bootstrap and look for success.

    Also Install rom manager now this tool is mainly to be used to boot into recovery and to name and make a backup. Free version will work fine. Open rom manager and flash recovery click your device (droid x).

    after you install rom manager make a nandroid backup.
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    Next I HIGHLY recommend titanium backup premium version. Back up your apps with it. Also the bloat apps that we all want to delete use it to freeze them. AFter you freeze an app and reboot the phone its gone. Its still in your system files but its empty weight that is not running. I freeze apps because when you do an ota it looks for those apps. If you delete them you will have to use sbf just for the ota to go through.
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    We can not post the sbf file but I will post the link:

    DX SBF for the current 2.2 2.3.15 is here:

    Home
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    RK ill add some here too in a bit just give me a bit :)

    Sent from my DROIDX
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    all I need

    I only need the sbf file thats it ? not the rsd or rsd lite or the sbf mirror / also does it matter im running windows 7 64bit ? i seen someone there made a comment saying "this way doesnt seem to like windows 7 64 bit"
    apologies if it seems im asking too much , but you know how the saying goes a stupid question is one not asked, and THANK YOU TOO ABE
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    The sbf and rsdlite is to get you back to factory stock. This is like the last ditch effort if things go south. I have it on my laptop ready even though I dont need it cuz of the nandroid backup. I dont like to wait for an oh crap moment to have to get it set up.

    You need the rsdlite and sbf file posted on roozwiki home page. Again we can not post it here so please go there and follow the instructions.
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    taken from PM

    overclocking is making the processor run faster which will allow you to run your phone faster.
    heres a thread about OCing the Droid 1. just to help explain what it is
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/47871-overclocking-101-a.html

    let us know if you have any more questions
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    i hope i didnt do anything wrong

    I wanna thank you guys first , second I used this and other sources cause I was so lost . with like the whole sdk thing whatever ., anyway I saw this somewhere and I know I didnt do this so it worries me
    , also where you said to get titanium back up I didnt . i just backed up with bootstrap . So Im rooted just worried about this password thing now . what do I do ?
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    i dont have that in that directory. never heard of that before either.

    you still might want to get TBU because it backs up a different way than bootstrap.
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