rooting droid x and incredible

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    I have a droid that I have rooting for 8 months now. I can do that easily. Is it just as easy for the droid x and incredible?
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    Dinc is easy. On the DX you'll have to deal with bootstrapper.
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    is the incredible as easy as the original droid?
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    Don't have one but everything I've read on xda leads me to believe so. Different but just as easy.
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    Well, the Droid X at the moment, is pretty easy to root with z4root v1.30, as long as you follow the instructions to the letter. The reason I hedge the answer is that every OTA update Motorola releases is (in part) designed to un-root those of us who've chosen to root our phones - so a new update of any sort, from Motorola, will change the equation.

    As for the Dinc, I used UnRevoked Forever, but that was back in the Summer and I'm not sure if the subsequent OTA updates by HTC had the effect of undoing the ability of UnRevoked to root the Dinc. Haven't had the need to investigate further, but when I did my Dinc, it was as easy as pie to root.

    -Mike
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    so every phone after the original droid has to be re-rooted?
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    Well no, the root is good until you do something that causes the phone to become unrooted. That could be accidental - as in accepting one of Motorola's OTA Updates, or intentional - you choose to return the phone to stock for some reason. Absent one of those scenarios, once you root, it stays rooted.

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    so doing #228 to update the towers would cause you to lose root?
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    No, not at all. That just resets the phone, it doesn't un-root it. Your best bet, if you're worried about losing root is to simply refuse all OTA Updates that Verizon sends out. Get your new material from the custom roms the the developers put out and stay completely away from anything Motorola or Verizon sends OTA. Those things are *guaranteed* to unroot you.

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    One Click Root for Motorola Droid X is now in a good shape with many users reporting success of rooting their Droid X android phone. RootmyX2 is free application for rooting Motorola droidX .
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    which is the best phone the x or incredible?
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    Rooting the Incredible is very easy. You just install a driver, download the program and run from your computer, and that's it. Full step-by-step instructions are in my signature.
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    which one is better? I have droid 1 if that makes any difference.
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    Between the two.....

    X
    - bigger screen
    - better battery
    - motoblur
    - more onboard memery (I'm not 100% on this one tho)

    Dinc
    - open bootloader (easy to root, hack, etc)
    - large rom choice because of the bootloader
    - HTC sense
    - better camera (8mp vs the X's 5mp)




    From my Liberated Droid 2 (Liberty v 1.5)
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    how much better is the x's battery? Also which one has roms like the droid 1?
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    The Droid X has a decent battery, and the stock battery on the Incredible does leave a lot to be desired. My main thing with the Droid X is that it's big and it's fast. The Droid Incredible can be made a WHOLE lot better with the addition of an extended battery. I bought one and it *cured* my battery issue for good. If they had a comparable extended battery for the Droid X, I'd grab it, even though the DX battery isn't all that bad - I'm big on "curing" a problem, rather than playing games to extend battery life.

    The Dinc has more roms and themes, because it's been around longer and was easier to root initially. The current root situation with the DX makes it equally easy to root, so perhaps the DX roms will catch up with the number available for the Dinc.

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    I just would like to know if the droid x is worth the extra $50 to $100 on ebay as the droid incredible.

    Sad thing about rooting is that I started doing it to get flash in 2.2 now I am hooked.
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    I have an ibook ppc g4. Unrevoked3 does not work with this processor. Are there other options to root my dinc using my hardware?
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    Pretty sure my X has an 8mp camera, says so right on the phone.
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