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    Well guys I just came to the dark side?(well the better side). Just rooted using Universal Androot. How to: Root the DROID X Using Universal Androot | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    I simply downloaded the link on my phone and installed with Astro file manager. And then opened the app and clicked root, about 20 seconds later and i'm rooted.

    Now I just dont know what to really do... How do i go about getting cutsom roms and such or can i even since i did a 1-touch root?

    Please answer!! any help is great. This forum roxs!
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    Universal Unroot for D-Inc?

    Is Universal Unroot confirmed to work on the Droid Incredible?
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    Im sorry, i meant to post Universal Androot. Im looking into rooting my D-inc and installing Froyo since the 2.2 Froyo ota isnt out yet. Is there a specific link directly to a Universal Androot apk for D-inc running 2.1?
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    Just do what i did. It'll root it for you.
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    I haven't seen a direct answer soooooo.................Does this method work to root Droid 1 with froyo 2.2? :motdroidvert:

    -would like to root and simply OC my droid....and maybe play a little down the road....dancedroid
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    Oh i should have stated that i was running 2.2 (manual update) on the Droid. and it rooted
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    Universal Androot roots Droid Incredible 2.1 without bricking it, yes or no? Thats all i wanna know.
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    Personally, I would suggest exploring some of the ROM and hacking section of this forum to read up a bit on the different ROMs, but also to get an idea about not just what you can do, but things you should be aware of in case something goes wrong.

    Now that you're rooted, you can do some really cool stuff, but you also have the potential to get into some trouble, so be careful and make sure you are up to speed on things like making backups.

    ROM Manager is a good way to get started to find ROMs and will also help with things like backups.

    Out of curiosity, did Universal Androot install a custom recovery? If it did, which one?
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    if you rooted the Droid X i dont think you can run different roms unless somebody cracked the bootloader, thought the droidx and droid 2 still wasnt cracked yet
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    is this the simplest way to root droid 1 (2.2)? Looking to root and simply overclock it.....
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    Oops, you're right-I missed which phone we were talking about here.
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    I'm wondering if rooting using this way (Easy Root/Universal Androot), is it the same as using the traditional way (Open Recovery, etc.)? Or are there some differences, however subtle, that we should know about and might affect some later hacking efforts?
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    I've been wondering the same thing. I haven't been able to find a lot of detailed information about what these apps are actually doing, and I have seen some posts from Easy Root users who have seen some odd behavior, particularly in recovery.
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    What i want to know is Can Universal Androot ROOT a Motorola DROID1 running 2.2
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    Hello
    I used a app called Easy Root is that the same thing as Universal Androot?
    Also I upgraded to the leaked version of 2.2 for the DX.
    I will be wanting to go back to 2.1 when Verizon releases the OTA 2.2.
    Do I un-root first, or do I have to roll back to 2.1, and how?
    If I can just un-rooted will the OTA still come to my device since its on 2.2 already?

    Thanks
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    While noble, seems really naive to put out an app(s) that "easily" root your phone without, at least the option to, explaining and going into some detail on how it actually performs this process (and is similiar/different to traditional methods).

    I mean, we're already geeks about this already if you're even remotely planning to do this to your phone, where's the hurt to geek about this?

    Or to quote an age-old adage: "Ignorance is bliss."
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    You know, I really do have to agree with this. Going through the "hard process" makes sure that you have the tools and at least some familiarity with them to save yourself if something goes wrong (and it's rarely a matter of "if", rather it's "when", particularly when flashing ROMs and kernels).

    Rooting really takes the training wheels off, and while you can go faster and do tricks, it does make it easier to steer into a tree as well.

    Not to say that these are not viable methods, but I really do think that anybody who roots need to do the appropriate homework and research to make sure that you are familiar with things like nandroid, recovery operations, RSD and the rest of the tools.

    I mean this as no offense to anybody who uses these methods to rooting-but I do have some concern that it almost makes the process too easy and it enables some to get in over their heads and skill level.
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    I don't know, I kinda disagree. People learn to ride without training wheels, training wheels are like a bunny hill, no one learns to snowboard on a bunny hill.

    I for one have rooted both ways, and the one click is a great method (so far) in my opinion. A lot of learning comes through experience, aka trial and error. If people want to learn, they have to be willing to invest time, and there is a certain factor of risk involved.

    I don't think one click root programs are as much the problem, if you want to get to the source, you could blame all the "Maybe if you were rooted" and "You have to have root for that" posts. Ever since I got my phone I have been on this forum, and the entire time I have been here I have seen really only two groups of people, rooted and none. People that are on the none side just want to have their phone do all the goodness that the rooted side has. (example look up Star Bellied Sneetches by Dr. Seuss, haha)

    Sure after people root they aren't exactly sure what to do, but they all have the knowledge that rooting voids warranties, and if their willing, then by all means make a one click solution that helps us to at least avoid the dainty task of an update.zip.

    On that note, I am going to go play with my one click rooted droid thats OC'd now. :)
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    Good and valid point to be sure. However, you said it yourself that one needs to be willing to invest time and be willing to invest in trial and error-and have a willingness to study and learn.

    I'm less concerned about the folks who visit forums like this, as there are plenty of resources here to do all of that. Rather, I'm more worried about the folks who stumble across the apps in the Market and have no clue about what they are getting into, let alone the wherewithal to fix an issue if it comes up.
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