Pre root help

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  1. spike081

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    Are there any steps I should take or any programs I might need before I attempt this rooting process

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    I would DL Z4Root. I think the latest one is 1.3....it's a one click root with no affects on the phone. Then you can DL Droid X Bootstrap Recovery....it's on the market for $2 or it's free....let me know if you need link for free....

    Once you have those you can boot into clockwork and make a backup of your current ROM...basically make an exact backup of your phone in it's current state so if something goes wrong you can flash back to it.
     
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    Do I save the backup of my phone to the phone itself or save to pc. Btw thanks for for the help

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    both....save it to the SD card....which it will when you make the backup through clockwork...and copy to computer for another backup.
     
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    Google Z4Root APK and you should find it without too much trouble. I can post a link if you wish.
     
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    Please send free link I can't find it but will be ok if I have to come off $2

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    Me personally paid the $2 even knowing of the free link. I believe in supporting Dev's and their products if they are worth while. This one is. The Dev...Jrummy...has made some wonderful apps.

    Plus I am not sure if you get support from the free one. Now we are talking about the Droid X Bootstrap Recovery app....Z4Root is Free straight up. They do 2 different things towards the same goal.
     
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    give it a second and in the beige box it will change to say click here to download.
     
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    I really hope this goes good. this will be my first time
     
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    It will be fine. you can take it one step at a time and go slow. My first time installing a ROM was less than a week ago...since then I have flashed 14 phones. I rooted almost a year ago and stuck with stock ROM...it's ok....better than out of the box....but nothing like running Liberty 1.5

    Start with Z4 and we will go from there.
     
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    Thanks im pretty sure I will need the coaching / help

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    cant seem to get phone connected to pc. says cant find hardware
     
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    No problem helping. You should download the droidforums app on your phone and hit the link from there so it dls straight to your phone.

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    is Droid X Bootstrap Recovery by clockworkmod?
     
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