Non rooted GB, how do I root

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  1. Top_Droid
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    My wife's phone has never been rooted, and running the OTA GB. her phone has been messing up and needs to be restored. Is there any way to root it without loosing app data?

    I've tried gingerbreak, but it never seems to work, it just gets stuck in the exploit.

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    Pretty sure you can not root OTA GB yet.

    Sent from my D2 GB Apex 2.0 @1.4ghz
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    You will have to SBF baxk to 2.3.340 and then use the 2 part update zips to get to rooted GB
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    That blows.....and there is no way to back up app data without root right?

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    correct. some apps have the ability to save data, just check in the settings for a backup option
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    DroidX-er is giving good info. If you need any help, let us know.

    CM74DX
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    I believe TBH has all in 1 zip that will flash rooted gb in 1 shot.

    but the 2 part flash is very easy also.
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    Thanks, that's what I thought

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    Thanks a lot, I'm still learning a lot, but that's what I had to do to my DX. She just doesn't need all the capabilities of root, so she never let me do it for her. Oh well guess she will just have to loose everything. All the important stuff we can back up. Its just the little things like angry birds and a couple others

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    There's an app in the market that can back up angry birds. Tbh has an easy zip but it has caused soft bricks. The 2part zip is easy enough.
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    If I root my wife's phone, is there any way to copy the pro version of titanium I bought onto her phone?
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    Doesn't Titanium Backup Pro use an unlock code? If so, I don't think you can use it on 2 phones at the same time

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    I'm not sure...I just had to buy and download the pro app, which unlocks the regular app
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    No, the Titanium Backup app/key is tied to your gmail account.
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    I dont think you can do that, but you might be able to login with your gmail account on her phone and redownload it.
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    What is the 2 part update to get rooted GB?
    Or where is the link to this please?
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    I'm a noob on the forum - I have droid X with GB 2.3.3 - can anyone try help me get a "pre-root GB" version where I can use gingerbreak to gain root access? Any help is appreciated! Thanks -Bholt
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    Everything I've learned says they haven't been able to root a non rooted GB yet. You will have to SBF your phone back to Froyo and use the TBH leaked version that is already rooted