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    I have a droid x with andriod 2.2 . And system version 2.3.15.MB810.Verizon.en.Us

    I think I want to root my phone but all I really want is free hotspot service. Do I need to root to do this? And currently my phone is wanting me to install version 2.3.340.en.US
    Should I install this or keep saying later. Help me please.
     
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    If ya want free tethering, yeah ya gotta root.

    Im on 2.3 on my droid 2 and rooted and have free tethering. Not sure if you can root 2.3 on the droid x or not.
     
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    Accept the update, you can root afterwards. Use the manual procedures in the X hacking section or get a copy of z4Root.
     
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    Thank you would you be kind enough to send me a link so i can get the right info. I am really sketchy about this. I am scared about messing my phone up.
     
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    You can search "z4root" on Google and it will give you a download from XDA.
     
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    Well, accept the update first. After that you can get the a copy of z4Root from XDA developers. Install that and just press root permanently. I don't have a link for them. Just google that and z4Root and you'll find it.

    I would advise that you read up on rooting so you at least have a general idea about what rooting is about. Here's a rooting guide: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-hacks/74980-droid-x-hacking-guide-s.html
     
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    Go get Z4 by doing a Google search. It's the only way to go in my opinion.
     
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    **Edited because I wasnt paying attention**

    As far as the new OTA...I would install it. I have seen no issues on my phone since this was pushed a few days ago...YMMV.
     
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    z4root is no longer available at xda. You have to google and find it at a site that still has it up. I found a megaupload page that had it last night and rooted my droid2 with it.
     
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    FWIW, z4root is available by clicking the link here in this sentence...:)