Rooting the x

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by HayWire, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. HayWire

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    Hey guys,

    Is there a link on with instructions on how to root the x somewhere? I rooted my droid 1 back when I had it so I imagine I'll want to root my x as well but I'll need some assistance.
     
  2. Johnly

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    Don't take the first word. I used Z4root, but a confirmed older version. I also made sure and had the correct sbf's, RSD, and drivers ready to go in case. I recommend you do the same:) If you know how to get a device out of a boot loop, then you are ready to root IMO!
     
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    Download z4 root its a one step root not like the droid 1 with rsd lite it can be done without computer and just a tip to speed up ur phone look up ways to delete blootware .

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    Then download bootstraper

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    Wow, thanks for the timely replies. The z4, do I Download that. On the x or on my phone? And it's one click? Wow. I hated using rsd lite on the droid. I'll have to read up on those links when I get home.I dont know if I remember how to get it out of boot loop lol.
     
  8. Johnly

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    I used this specific z4root on the latest OTA for the droid X.
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    worked flawless. Just use astro (free in market) to install the apk. Once file is on root of SD card select it in astro and select app. That is how I did it. Make sure and do a nandroid backup right after root! Don't ever loose that file.
     
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    Thank you. If I all do is root my phone but don't put custom roms on will I still get ota updates from Vzw?
     
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    Yes sir....
     
  11. HayWire

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    I ran z4, but how do I see if it's rooted now?
     
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    Download an app from the market like shootme, drocap, or wireless tether. Something that requires superuser permissions.
     
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    Yup. Use a root only app. And if it asks for SU permissions then you're rooted.
     
  14. HayWire

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    Thanks guys, I got Wireless tether to work so it must have done its thing! That was so much easier then using RSD lite..