just bought my d4 how do i root it lol

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    I just bought my droid 4 and will get it either either tonight or on sat.. anyone know of the names of latest rooting app and busybox installer? i have to root it to get those crap vzw apps off and install setcpu.
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    SetCPU doesn't do anything for a dual core processor at this time.

    And root hasn't been established yet. If it's anything like the D3/Bionic was, could be weeks.

    Sent from the best 3G phone on Verizon.
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    Bionic had root a one click root from day 1 of release, IIRC.

    I am going out to Best Buy to pick up the D4 today for the wife. When the next D4 comes out I'll pick it up for myself.
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    Yea but the bionic has been a long a waited device that's why i bet it had the root from day one. The droid 4 hasn't give it a few days i bet a root will be out for it. So id just wait a few days.

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    I wonder if you can use the Razr root on the D4? Specs wise they are identical... minus the keyboard...

    Oh well... all in good time.
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    Confirmed! No current methods work to root the D4.

    The reason the Bionic had root was because of the D3 btw.

    Sent from the best 3G phone on Verizon.
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    Nuts. Was really hoping the Razr method would work. Oh well. All in good time.
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    well wen i get it on monday ill try to root it myself using adb and see what happens. i was also told there was no root for the lg ally when it came out along with the d2g and had no problem. not using one click apps either... im very familiar with the android subsystem and all i was lookin 4 were names of current rooting apps cuz i know my older root apps are probably outdated.
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    hahahaahh! look here bro
    How easy will Rooting be? - Android Forums
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    There is a God...and he is good. I haven't had my phone for 2 whole days and I've rooted it. *tears of joy*
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    So this is confirmed 100% working? The root says?
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    Yes, root works. I was anxious for this so I could use titanium backup to freeze the bloat. Its been working geat for the last 36 hours.
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    Unroot?

    Looked through some of the other threads and yes there are some instructions for unrooting.

    mattlgroff's Droid 4 utility pre-release for windows has both root and unroot options:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-4-hacks/197985-droid-4-utility-pre-release-windows.html

    kbeefy provides instructions from Dan to unroot with adb:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-4-hacks/198084-ti-restore-unroot.html

    Judging from the reports of bricked devices coming in it may be prudent for those like me, who don't understand rooting and flashing in detail, to take this slowly - maybe root but not uninstall or delete anything until there is a recovery sbf. Give the devs and the ones who really know what they're doing a chance to work with the D4 a while (and donate to support their efforts) before we get into backups and flashing, etc.

    It's only been 5 days since this thing was released!
    Last edited: Feb 14, 2012