Rooting droid x.

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  1. tylerbonezjonez
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    Im wanting to root my droid x. The only problem is that I have a mac. I need the best rooting tool and best video how to or whatever. Also do you loose all your data on your droid when you root it? And is it true once you root ur phone you can un-root it?

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    Rooting Droid x

    Use Z4 its works it's a 1 click solution no comp required.
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    Will this root the device just like you do the other way? With the computer? Also any answers to my other questions?
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    to the best of my limited knowledge its the same.
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    You can find it here. Copy apk to root of sd card. Find file on sd card and click. Choose install. After you install open app and run. If it doesn't work after a minute ir two you may have to reboot and try again

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833953

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    And yes it is the same as rooting through pc.

    Make sure you choose permanent root. You can also unroot with this app

    detoXatappin on my X
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    No you do not lose any data

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    Okay call me dumb or stupid or whatever. How will I know if my device id rooted properly. Or rooted in general?
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    install a root app from the market:
    titanium backup
    rom manager
    root explorer
    ect
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    Download terminal emulator from the market. Type in "su" and hit next on your keyboard. You should get a prompt to allow superuser permission. Click allow always and then you should see a # sign in you emulator

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    im confsued with this one ...
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    Lol sorry. Just download a root app and try to run it. Choose something like drocap2(it takes pictures of your screens) or on of the above mentioned apps. It should prompt you with a superuser permissions. Click allow always. If you get this prompt you are successfully rooted

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    According to post 1552 of this thread, it will no longer work if you have version 2.2.1.

    [APP] z4root - Page 156 - xda-developers
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    Works for me and im on 2.2.1

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    Thats good to here. I was just going by the posts.
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    It works just fine on 2.2.1 Remember if it seems like it's hung up, taking longer than a min or so, turn off the phone (maybe a quick battery pull). After rebooting, try rooting it again with z4root.


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    True true. I've also heard of people having to reboot mutiple times but its always worked for me after the first reboot and I've used it about 10-15 times because I've had to sbf and have not had any issues with this. Hope all of this info helps.

    detoXatappin on my X
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    where do I get Z4 from? I looked for it in the app store but didnt find it...
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    Post 5 of this thread I put a link up

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    You have to download from XDA. Its removed from the market

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