How to Root Your Droid (For Non-Linux/Non-Geeks)

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  1. rbk3ai

    rbk3ai New Member

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    in need of some help

    Once you have all these files downloaded, extract them all into a new folder at C:\Android

    You should now connect your Droid to your computer and Mount the SD Card through the phone (A dialogue will pop up on your phone asking to connect your SD Card. Click Mount)

    Go to the C:\Android folder you created. Rename the file droid-root.zip to update.zip. Then take update.zip and move it to the SD Card on your phone.

    Once this is done, unplug your phone and turn it off by holding the top button, then selecting Power Off.

    Open your phone's keyboard. Hold down the letter X key on the keyboard and power your phone on WHILE HOLDING THIS KEY DOWN. You will see the Motorola logo, followed by a graphic with an ! mark on it. At this time let go of the X key and the power button. Press and hold the Volume + key on the side of your phone, then press the camera button while holding the Volume + key.

    Now you will be presented with a menu. Navigate to "update" using the D-pad, and click the middle button. Now wait for the process to finish.

    When it is complete, your phone will power up again. Go to Settings->Applications->Development and check the USB Debugging checkbox.

    Courtesy of mekishiko:
    (Add a step to install the USB Moto Driver or else you will run into DEVICE NOT FOUND error when you start to use ADB

    Driver located here: http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v/...008806b00aRCRD

    add one final step UNPLUG USB AFTER YOUR PHONE COMES BACK FROM REBOOT IT WILL SAY:


    i did all of this ^^^ but i didnt get any of this
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    Bootloader
    2C.5C

    Battery OK
    OK to Program
    Transfer Mode:
    USB
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    after i did the root update and rebooted what am i doing wrong? i kept the usb plugged in and unplugged it after reboot i also took it out before reboot niether way is working any help plz i already manually update to 2.0.1
     
  2. nwsam

    nwsam New Member

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    The new droid-superuser method is much easier than the method in the OP. Also, su requests must be approved which is a nice security feature.
     
  3. Breezer23

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    I get
    $ su
    su
    su: Permission Denied
     
  4. mrZoSo

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    I think this was just a glich. I've been reading on other forums of people having the same issue, whether rooted or not rooted, but it seems to be working now for most people. Also seems to happen more so after the update.
    We'll probably see little things like this happen until 2.0 gets a little more ironed out, I guess.
     
  5. blackngray70

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    I get the same thing and I can't figure out what the problem is.
     
  6. rbojaj

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    hi im having a problem im pretty sure i rooted my phone im using a older imac g5 i installed superuser on my on the sd card its in my menu i click on and nothing happens!! how do i iexplore my files or add /remove files/apps on my phone sorry i just became a mac user also please help thanks Rob
     
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    having troubles with mark ! after moto logo.It doesnt appear (
     
  8. reWired

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    Me too! I was using the superuser version not the op's. It seems like there was a step left out, like navigating to the update and applying it with center d pad button.(?)

    The reason I say/ask this is because that is how you had to apply
    the update. I am a total noob at this so I was afraid to do more than the
    tutorial suggested. any advice from those of you that used the super user method?:icon_eek:
     
  9. boostdscoob

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    been trolling this site, got the droid the first day... anyways, are you guys using the newest link? it includes everything. i simply did the download, install, and got better terminal emulator pro, and it works fine
    i dont know how to host on this site,yet.. let me see if i can upload the file for you that arent getting access
     
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    Thanks folks! It worked like a charm!:icon_ banana:
     
  12. reWired

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    Thanks boostdscoob that did the trick, the link I followed before was missing the last couple of steps as I thought.
     
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