What method to use to root?

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  1. WsW-WYATT-EARP

    WsW-WYATT-EARP Member

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    Rooting help needed - stuck

    I been reading and reading and it seems like everyone has their own method to root. It gets confusing very quickly. I am looking to root my Droid X 2.2 version 2.3.15 - its just a week old and I am looking to get rid of the bloatware that is running on it and maybe install a theme to it.

    Below are a few methods that I have seen posted.

    I have seen this method posted
    I also seen this guy that is creating a web site with very nice directions
    http://tweakmydevice.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/DX-Root-2.2-OTA.pdf

    Then there is also the multiple phones - root / unroot thread .
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...08-multiple-phones-root-them-unroot-them.html

    Thanks !

    Ben
     
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    Do yourself a favor and get ADB running from the android sdk. adb is so useful, that once you get your device connected, you can push files, pull files, root, and recover your X with very little difficulty.

    Get the latest drivers USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola, Inc. USA

    Get the sdk and follow the instructions to install it! Do not forget to add the PATH variable to your environment:
    Android SDK | Android Developers

    Detailed SDK install here, only do step 2 if you are not coding. http://developer.android.com/sdk/installing.html
    Amazing walkthru on how to set up ADB here http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/10924-how-adb-windows-made-easy.html


    Once you have adb running follow this thread and stop at step 24
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-hacks/82584-droid-2-root-dx-ota-2-2-a.html
     
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    obviously, the above is not needed and you can root from the phone, however, as a person you will be much more understanding of the process if you do it the ADB method.
     
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    Congrats!!!!
     
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    Thanks for your post Daali- reading that thread and comparing notes with the method I used just confirmed I had the right information.

    I have started to get rid of bloatware, installed wireless tether and installed titanium backup.

    Will play tomorrow more when I get home from work.

    Thanks again for your post- it was very helpful to me!

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