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Rooting Questions

Discussion in 'Android Forum' started by Fender890, Jan 4, 2011.

  1. Fender890
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    Hello Everyone:).

    Over the weekend I bought a Droid X from Verizon. My fist android phone. However I don't like all the useless apps and wish to overclock my cpu a little.(1.2-1.5).

    However I understand you must root your phone to do this. I searched all over google and this site but can't find someone in quite the same situation as me. I ONLY wish to root my phone to delete some bloatware and speed my X up a little. I don't want to install roms or remove motoblur or anything. My question is can someone tell me the easiest way to do this?

    I've seen the one click root and un-root program for the X but i've yet to see anyone confirm if it works. Any help on what steps I should take a greatly appreciated.

    If it helps I'm running Android 2.2.1 Sorry if this has been posted before, I searched and found some close matches but couldn't understand what they were talking about.
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    There's an app available for the phone that will root it. It isn't available but if you go on Google on your phone and search

    z4root apk

    And download the app, you can instal it and be rooted in a few minutes.

    tappin and a talkin
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    Wow thanks I'll try it. Also how hard is it to unroot my phone because I've been told that rooted phones can't receive Android Updates through verizon.
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    Just as easy as rooting. Z4root has an unroot button :D

    tappin and a talkin
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    My phone says it "Cannot download. The content is not supported on this phone" sorry if this is a noob problem:icon_ nono2:
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    Wait. Apparently the site was giving me a bad file. I found it!

    Okay i've started the process....Will any changes I make stay in effect if I unroot?

    Ummm.....How long should this take? It's said "Running exploit in order to obtain root access" for about 5mins now.
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    You may not want to remove that bloatware. From what I have read, it may cause trouble with OTA updates.

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    All right I guess I can live with them.

    Currently I've installed "Droid Overclock" from the marketplace. Is this a good program? If so, what would you recommend for CPU speed.
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    By the way, a 50% overclock is not "a little" overclock.
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    Yeah, for some reason I thought that the X was running 1.2ghz stock like the Droid 2 global.

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    It can, just not stock. ;)

    Heck, my D1 can run 1.2GHz, and on LV kernels, too.

    But at 1.5GHz your phone has a VERY good chance of overheating and you don't want that.
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    I really haven't noticed a difference between 1.2 and 1.5ghz so I tuned it down just to be on the safe side.

    Thanks for all the help guys!

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    Probably notice more of a boost by installing ADW or LauncherPro than you will by overclocking much more than 1.2GHz. :)
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    Little confused.. D1 is 580Mhz (600..500?), and you can up it by 600 to 700mhz, but you cant up the droid X by more than about 200 or so?

    I did root my D1 a while ago, before OTA froyo, and I ran it at 1Ghz and it was fine, never tried 1.2. Figured that was almost double and not a good idea since I didn't want it to burn out.

    Hoping with 2.3 OTA (or rooted sooner than later), my D1 will last me till I can upgrade to the Bionic.
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    D1 is 600MHz ratcheting up to 800MHz when Flash plays (Flash needs 800MHz processor for Linux installs). By that logic clocking it up to 1GHz isn't that much of a boost -- but it IS a boost. The DX is a very similar processor clocked at 1GHz to start with, so there's already some heat and voltage issues, but it's still safe. Clocking it any higher, however, you're pushing the envelope.

    Ergo the move to dual-cores. :)
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    Overclocking not only brings the potential of heat damage, there is also the issue of the basic chip physics. It takes a finite amount of time for a signal to pass through the transistors in the chip. Different pathways take different times. There is a natural variation in the chip based on statistics. You may have a prime chip that went through all of it's processes perfectly and is capable of delivering the signals without issue at faster speeds, or you may end up on the other end of the bell curve where the capabilities of your particular chip are closer to the guaranteed guidelines.

    Since there are multiple paths for the signal to progress through the chips, you may or may not experience a consistent failure by overclocking.

    It all comes down to how important consistent performance is to you. If you want a guaranteed functionality under all conditions, then stay with the standard clock speed. If you want to roll the dice on whether you have a primo-grade chip... then overclock. You will know you have expected too much of it if you get sporadic or complete failures... beyond the damage done by the extra heat.