Multiple phones - Root them, unroot them

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  1. furbearingmammal
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    My first idea is you try z4root before returning to this method.

    [APP] z4root - xda-developers
     
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    The 4 files, from the zip file should now be in the /sdcard/download folder (rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin, su, superuser.apk and busybox.
    What are we going to do?
    Steps 1- 5: Change to the /tmp folder on your phone, copy the file to the tmp directory, change its permissions. run it, and wait.


    which file are we copying? all 4 or just 1 of them?
     
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    Type in the text in blue further down. The .zip file contains all four of those files and they need to be extracted to the SD card in that fold.
     
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    also does this work with droid x 2.2?
     
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    Yes.

    So does z4root, provided you didn't accept an update while rooted.
     
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    ... i miss read that lol, i thought those were the directions and the stuff below was more directions lol.

    so before i do this, will this work on the droid x 2.2? I read that some root methods do not like the offical 2.2 os
     
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    I answered that question right before you posted this.
     
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    what update are you talking about?

    how would i know if i recieved an update?
     
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    Were you previously rooted? If not, use z4root.

    This came from my brain by way of my finger and my phone. Don't ask where any of them have been. Especially the brain.
     
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    6. Sanity check - Go into Terminal Emulator again and make sure you have a # symbol as a prompt. If so you are ready to proceed.

    I tryed it the manual way, and got to step 6.

    when i reopened the terminal i have a $ instead of a #. what did i do wrong?

    I think im going to just try using z4root, but need to know if geting this far has made it to where i cant use that tool.

    i also tryed typeing su, and it said permission denied.
     
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    When you ran the rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin file you should wait until you get a message that contains the words "'xxxx' childs" where the four x's indiccate a four digit number. It's been covered and mentioned in this thread several times. By not getting a "#" prompt and entering 'su' and getting permission denied, then you are not rooted. I think you mentioned it, but make sure you have usb debugging on.

    But at the end of the day, may as well give z4root a try instead as it seems to work for alot of people as well.

    good luck
     
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    Im rooting using option 1, using only the phone. Do i still need usb debuging enabled?
     
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    I lost my root after upgrading OTA to 2.2.1. These instructions for step 2 option A, btw, are terrible and aren't clear in the slightest. You should try clarifying a bit, especially when you request that we go to the /tmp folder via Astro. Nothing after that makes any sense whatsoever. Specifically this part:

    "Steps 1- 5: Change to the /tmp folder on your phone, copy the file to the tmp directory, change its permissions. run it, and wait."

    Copy what file and how? Astro doesn't give you that option to copy any file.
     
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    Which part of the instructions are unclear?

    Edit: those aren't the instructions but rather an explanation of what you're going to be accomplishing.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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    The only thing you need to worry about is typing out the blue text in terminal emulator.

    tappin and a talkin
     
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