HELP: Root with no USB?

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  1. thaChronicle

    thaChronicle New Member

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    Before anything, my apologies if this thread already exists.

    Now, this is my first time rooting and of course I just realized i don't have a USB for my Moto DROID. Is there any way that i could just insert my SD card into my computer and or is there another way? if a way at all. Thank ya
     
  2. joeybarclay

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    How are you charging your droid if you dont have a usb?
    Rooting a droid 1 without a computer/USB cannot be done anymore.
     
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    i have a charger but not one with a removable usb wire
     
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    i cant simply transfer my files through my SD card with an adapter?
     
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    I haven't looked into this a whole lot, but you might be able to use z4root. Google it, do your research, I think it might work. I think you have to download it online, tho, as I don't think it is on the market. So far as geting it on your phone, I'd probably suggest setting up a dropbox account, if you don't want to download straight from your phones browser. DL onto comp, scan for viruses, upload to dropbox. From phone, now dl from dropbox, install.

    Read everything you can about using z4root first. Like I said, I haven't used it before, just know of it. I would have it and whatever ROM you want to flash already downloaded before trying to root. You can do the ROM the same way: DL onto comp, scan for viruses, upload to dropbox. Dropbox has an app in the android marketplace.

    Good luck!
     
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    You could also probably transfer files to sd card from an adapter. You'll need something like ASTRO to find and install the .apk for z4root.

    Have a full battery or preferably keep your phone plugged in during the root/flashing process.
     
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    Z4root wont work on the droid 1 if you have the latest firmware.
     
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    Ah. Didn't know that. Thanks for the info.
     
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    i appreciate all the help guys. so to sum it up, your saying its impossible to just drag the files to the SD on my computer and then open them up with file manager on my phone?
     
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    You can drag and drop. I'm just not huge on taking out my sd cards. Personal preference. Best of luck in your rooting. Let me know if you figure anything out.
     
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    You can copy an file you want to your card by using an adapter then putting the card back in your phone and using a file manager.I do it all the time.
     
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