I can't figure this out

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    Hey guys I have been wanting to root my phone on 2.2 and I read those stickys or w/e u callem above and I am still not understanding how and I want to OC my phone bad

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    1. Download Universal Androot from the market.
    2. Click on the root button in the app
    3. you should now be rooted. In order to overclock you need an app like SetCPU and i recommend installing a different kernel.
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    OP, I'm not opposed to using tools like EasyRoot. What concerns me is not making folks aware that they should install a recovery process (SPR or ClockWork) that allows you to make a backup which can be restored, should something go wrong.

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    have no clue how to do that


    and thanks
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    If I were you I would do some more reading and get better prepared. In the long run it will reduce your margin for error and make your phone more reliable.

    Here are a few links that may help:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/11102-all-one-popular-threads-read-before-posting.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...-dummies-guide-android-terminoligy-lingo.html

    Hope you find this helpful.

    Mike
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    i finally was able to root the phone but i seem to be having a bit of trouble getting a kernal to install i got the app rom manager to get a kernal to install but it dosen't seem to work i am guessing so how do i install it????
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    I do not use RM but I believe you tap the roms tap, then one of the sections in there gets you to the kernels.

    Another option, flash SPR, the alternate recovery, download the kernel, rename to update.zip, and use SPR to install.
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    uhhh thats gonna be annoying i flashed my droid on my friends pc to get SU on my droid 2.2 FRG22D :\ and now i got to flash it again.... unless it stays flashed???????
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    Sorry for the miscommunication. In your other post, you indicated that you used RM but were not able to install a new kernel.

    SPRecovery allows you to install roms, themes, andkernels that are in the update.zip file format. Additionally, SPR allows you to make and restore backups.

    By default, RM uses ClockWorkMod for recovery. RM does allow you to flash and alternate recovery, SPR. Open RM, scroll to the bottom and tap Flash Alternate Recovery. Once you successfully flash SPR you can make a backup, download a new kernel to your computer, rename to update.zip, place on the root of your SD card and install.

    Hope this clarifies the process.

    Mike
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    Did you check the auto detect setting?
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    yes i did i cant even move anything around in auto detect though


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    oh wait i got it thx dude its working now :)
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    Glad you got it working