Much simpler guide for rooting (no pc required)

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    First, many thanks for the guide, Eousphoros.

    Second, is there an extra step that some of us need to do? I'm stuck at the same point as abruns, I run './rage*.bin' (it mentions not finding adb before quitting), force close the terminal, reopen, and I'm still stuck with a $, not a #.

    Any thoughts?
     
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    Try enabling USB debugging. Lemme know if that works.

    EDIT: so I just tried disabling USB debugging and got this error. So enabling USB debugging should fix that. I have updated the guide. Thanks for the catch.
     
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    Yep, that's what it needed.

    Thanks!
     
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    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-rooted-help/75277-rooting-mac-osx.html is a good spot to check.

    With all the command line questions...anyone know where the pipe symbol is? I gave up looking for it on my Droid 1 long ago in Terminal Emulator.
     
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    The only place I have found it is in the symbol section of the swype keyboard app. :(
     
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    It's on the regular virtual keyboard too. I used it and I don't use swype.
     
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    /signed for one click app pl0x
     
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    one click please or anyone have the links to download the needed files.

    thanks
     
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    Just google Droid2Root.rar.

    As for one click method, the process isn't that hard unless you aren't very good at following simple directions.
     
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    Got it and am now rooted.
    Thanks
     
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    OK had FlyX/Tranquility1.5 on my DX working fine, tried flashing the new Tranquility over the top and got stuck at the M. Battery pull and start enables it to load but I have lost Root. Placed Rage file and SU files on the root of my SD card and was able to get root shell. What happens next is after I type the third line of the second part about the SU file(cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su). Once I hit enter I see this " cp: /system/bin/su: Too many symboli C links encountered" anyone have an idea what is happening?

    Hope I can get this working otherwise its a SBF tonight. Thanks in advance.
     
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    So easy to do. Thanks for sharing this method.
     
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    As an update I do have a file in System/bin/SU but it seems to be empty, is there a way using Terminal I can delete this file since I can't use RootExplorer. This might be my issue if its trying to move the file there and it sees it already.
     
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    If you want to remove the su file. You could always just do this to get it out.

    - rm /system/bin/su
     
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    Sean thanks I don't know why I didn't think of that. I tucked that line in after this "- mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system" and then finished the rest, rebooted and gained root back.
     
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