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    if I was to root my phone how hard would it be to go back and if I do root it is it worth it because of the locked boot loader

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    Not hard at all really. if you use z4root, it has an "un-root" feature as well as being able to root.

    Rooting with a locked bootloader, IMO, is still better than running the phone at a 25-50% capability handicap. With root you have the ability to theme, free tether, change multiple settings to increase the phones native capabilities, overclock/underclock to save on battery, etc,etc, etc...
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    what happens when I want to return it to verizon and all of the bin files are leftovers

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    They don't look through every phones .bins
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    I'm just saying I'm only 15 and I really don't have to go to pay for 700 dollars phone because verizon the bunch of jews

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    First thing...no need to disparage a whole community of people with an epithet...I am sure it wont be tolerated on here...so take that advice first from a regular member before a Moderator admonishes you...:icon_eek:

    Second...if you root, and then decide to unroot, Verizon isnt going to go through the entire phone...they will at most go in and look for any "root" apps and SuperUser icons.. If it is that big of a concern...prior to going in, just do a Factory Reset...clear the entire phone back to "out of the box" state.

    I wont say anything about a 15 year old sporting a "$700" phone...:wacko:
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    um I did not mean to say jews i ment jerk but I was using the talk to text thing on my droid and I kind of really geeky so I like to have the most expensive stuff to enjoy. you can tell I was using the talk to text because of the grammatically incorrect

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    I'm not a jerk! :)

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    Well of course they got a few good reps and tech supports.

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    Indeed! :)
    I usually end up teaching the "techs" about Android because a lot of them are just as clueless as most reps!



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    Thats cool...but thats why you double check your post before clicking the submit button...saves unneeded heartache later...:)

    Android voice recognition is good...but it aint great quite yet...dancedroid
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    @mrtubz69 Hey Hitler! There's always the edit function!
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    Hahaha!!!! :icon_ poke:
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    Your not?

    Giggity!



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    Fuuuuny! :)



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    Haha you guys are crazy! So I have my dx updated to latest.and if I sbf will it be one hundred percent ready to go back for warranty

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    You don't even need to SBF, just make a backup of what you have immediately after root. These should be your steps:

    -Root using z4Root v 1.3
    -Reboot
    -Run Droid X Recovery Bootstrap
    -Will automatically reboot into recovery
    -Create backup
    -Install rom or whatever you want!
    -THATS IT!

    Now, when you want to get back to stock:
    -Boot into recovery using Droid X Recovery Bootstrap
    -Select zip from SD Card
    -Select your backup
    -Install that
    -Reboot
    -Unroot using z4root (one click!)
    -Reboot
    -Wipe data, restore to factory!

    And good as new!
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    Well I wanted to know if I can backup the stock rom so I dont have to deal with un rooting

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    Just use Z4Root. You will need Z4Root (off the internet because it isn't in the market) and Droid X Bootstrap (from the market). Run z4root, and you press a button that says to "ROOT ME!". It roots you and reboots. That's it. Then do the backup by rebooting in to recovery like I said in the last post.

    If you ever want to get to stock, restore your backup that is stock but rooted, and then run z4root and you will either be able to "Re-root" or "Unroot". Just click unroot, it unroots you and then delete z4root and recoverybootstrap. No signs of a root, but you can data reset if you want to make sure.

    z4root takes one click to root and unroot, it take 30 seconds each way. I can root and unroot 500000000 times if I wanted to. All taking just one click.
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    Here. Since I am rooted and running apex 1.3.1, when I open z4root it shows this:



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