My friend wants me to root his Droid

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    So as the title says he wants me to root his phone and ive done it to mine but i was wondering what you all thought of using DMUpdater to root instead of doing myself cause i bricked an old sony phone he had a long time ago and i know its pretty much impossible to brick one of these (knock on wood) but i dont want to take any chances.

    Has anybody done it the "lazy" way if so is it good enough for me to take my friends phone and root it that way with no worries? lol
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    I rooted my droid without any problems using DM Updater.
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    awesome he just wanted some proof before i did it anybody else used it?
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    One important thing to check... has your friend already received the 2.1 update? If so, the way to root the phone is quite a bit more involved... but still not real hard... Please let us know... DMupdater cannot root a stock 2.1 phone, only 2.01...
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    hmm i think he might of updated it to 2.1 actually couldnt i just do a data wipe then root it if he wants me to root it? how hard is 2.1 to root
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    A data wipe has nothing to do with rooting. the steps to root 2.1 are in my sig. Its not hard but you need to follow the steps very carefully. There isnt a "lazy" way to root 2.1.

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    actually its easier on 2.1. it should take no more than 10 minutes.

    flash the sprecovery .sbf, do a nandroid restore, and then install a custom rom. done!
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    On a side note. I highly recomend you dont do this. Not against rooting of course, but if something goes wrong later now your friend has no clue what to do. If anything show him how to do it or walk him through the steps. A lack of knowledge can get you into trouble.

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    If he's already got the 2.1 update then a data you're going to have to flash he 2.0.1 sbf using rsd lite and then you can use dm updater to root. Don't have any worries about using it either. I rooted using dm and never had any problems. Good luck and happy rooting...your friends phone that is
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    there is a much easier way. flash the sprecovery sbf file and then install a rom. it seriously couldn't get any easier. i did this yo my brothers droid and it was a piece of cake.

    there is no longer a reason to go back to 2.0.1 first.
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    Very true, but compared to clicking a couple buttons in DMupdater, it is far more hands on, lol... no app to hold your hand...

    With DMupdater you can root (assuming not 2.1), then download ROM Manager from the market, and flash all the 2.1 goodness and more... all without ever plugging the phone into a computer... lol

    And to think, we still have a flood of questions... Go figure...:)
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    I forgot about the new 2.1 sbf method. Def a good way to go anymore
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    i'm going to guess he's on 2.1. the 2.1 update has been pushed to everybody by now.
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    the problem with showing him what to do is that he doesnt have a computer or internet at his house so me showing him what to do wouldnt do any good cause if something messes up im gonna have to fix it for him

    on the other hand im getting a BRAND NEW refurbished Droid in the mail tomorrow thanks to Verizon being lying a$$es to me but ya know $h%t happens right if it doesnt come with 2.1 installed should i install it then root or just root?
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    i rooted 2.0.1 back in february, and then just rooted 2.1 a couple nights ago. rooting 2.1 with the sprecovery sbf was waaaaaaay easier and waaaay quicker.
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    hell yeah i love this forum and all the knowledge it has thanks guys