Help me understand this. Makes no sense.

Discussion in 'Android General Discussions' started by richz, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. richz
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    HOWTO

    Download the zip file

    URL: http://rapidshare.com/files/318204448/d ... t.zip.html (Down now?)
    URL2: http://www.4shared.com/file/168496608/8 ... -root.html (thanks, blunden)
    URL3: http://www.mediafire.com/?ydaqjmditjh (thanks, blunden)
    URL4: http://www.multiupload.com/XYPZLK4K22


    Rename to "update.zip" and copy to the sdcard

    Power off the DROID and power back on while holding the X key
    When you see a "/!\" symbol, press both vol+ and camera
    Use the onscreen menu to install update.zip

    Once installed you will be able to run "su" from your adb shell.

    thaty was how to root it...now i need some explaining to normal mode

    1. do wedownload all 4 urls
    2. what is sdcard
    3. what is "su"
    4. what is adb shell

    other questions
    5. once rooted, what happens next? is there a program we install to start getting things like we would get on a jailbroken iphone?
    6. is there any cons to rooting a droid, any problems with the phone that would work regularly?
    ..more to come later
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    opps nm lol
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    Huh? opps nm?
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    1. each url is a separate link to the same file... so no only 1.
    2. sd card is your storage on your phone

    let me stop you there.... do some reading about your device here on the forums...

    rooting isn't just something you do just to do it...

    not to be a jerk... just wanna save you from damaging your Droid :)
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    never heard adb shell or su in my week of lurking
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    Then you need to learn more about linux.