To Root or not to Root... seriously that is the question.

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid X' started by Raychelrn, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. Raychelrn

    Raychelrn New Member

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    Help please........:pGetting the idea that I really need to root my phone to use it at it's full potential...however I have no idea what I'm doing and am terrified to get in over my head, break my phone, and void the warrenty. Especially since I dont even have it in my hot little hands yet (due to come via fedex tomorrow).
     
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    If you were asking about the droid 1 I'd say DO IT...no question. I'm still scared about the X thing tho :shocked:
     
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    I thought the Droid X root was a one-button-press process?

    Search it on youtube, there are many videos there on how to root your X.
     
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    Personally I think there is enough info out there to take the plunge. Always remember these 3 key tips though...

    1) make a good backup so you can restore
    2) make a good backup so you can restore
    3) make a good backup so you can restore

    Unless you manage to turn your phone into a paper weight, if you have a good backup you can always restore to "out of the box" restoring your warrenty should you need big red to look at your phone.
     
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    Run it for a while, then decide if you need to root.
    I've had mine since launch and it's still stock and smoking :)
     
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    i used a one click root program on my pc to root the droid, my friend used an easy root app from market. both are pretty much fool proof in my opinion. worst case is you take it back to verizon, play dumb and they'll reflash your phone.
     
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    Just do it. You will then realize the true power of the dark side.
     
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    universal androot is free and probably your best option. it works great, it's one touch.
     
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    I feel the same way. I see from the forum
    a rooted DX is DX on steriods,
    but i too am fearful of 'breaking' my DX
     
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    Nutten to fear but fear itself.

    You have nothing to fear if you can read and write and follow instructions. I am a 68 year old man who got a Droid X about 3 weeks ago. It came with Android Ver.2.1. I rooted it manually following directions I found on the web. Then I installed Leaked Ver.2.2. Yesterday I manually deodexed my system. A couple of times I nearly had a heart attack when something didn't work and/or the phone hung or wouldn't boot. Not to worry. The DROID X can't really be "Bricked." You can always start over by flashing back to the original 2.1 (if you get rooted first, and then you backup, you'll never have to start over).
     
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    I would wait until after the 2.2 update...
     
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    How do you backup your phone 1st? In order to do a "full" backup including system and application data, you need to be rooted. The backup programs like MyBackup or Titanium will only do a full backup on rooted phones.