z4 root help

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    So I really want to try root but am a little sacred. because of all the cautions out there about doing it. So I went ahead and downloaded. z4 root and to try it out clicked on temporary. root. The screen went to the loading circle and said running exploit to gain root access,it ran for around 16 minutes then just froze and nothing happened. It sat there for around 5 more minutes till I had to just pull the battery because it was completely froze. I hope I didnt mess anything up by doing that. But why didn't it work?did I so something wrong? I don't get it.
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    Do not use Z4Root....it has issues with Droid X's....follow the link in my signature below this post. There is an app you can download on your PC....takes about 10 seconds to install....another 10 to hook your phone up with the cable after you find it....and about 2 seconds to root the DX.
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    So I read on another forum post that the z4 was so great. I don't really want to root permanently at leSt not right now. I really just want to do it just to see what its like, but want it to be easy to go back. In case I don't like it. And another thing is I don't currently have internet on ky home computer. So anything I do has to download to my x. and then be transferred over. As long as that will work ill give it a try. But will also need anything I would have to use if I run into problems. My Droid is my life I live on this thing for all but 8 hours a day
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    IMO...and others are welcome to chime in. You aren't going to experiencing anything amazing in a temp root. You can't install anything like a ROM or theme because once you reboot (which is part of installing these things) you lose root...that is what the "temp" means in temp.....until reboot. If you were close to me i would say come on over and play with my wife's D1 and my D2....they are both rooted, ROM'd, OC'd, and amazing.
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    "Issues" like..? I've personally used Z4 on 8 in-hand DXs, not to mention the countless members' DXs here I've walked through rooting, ROMs, OC, MM, etc. Never had one single issue with Z4 other than it hanging while obtaining exploits. In which case, a reboot resolved the problem. With no PC, it gets no better. There has also not been one case where it damaged anything.

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    +1....always use Permanent Root (option changes to in-root when your phone is rooted and you open Z4 again). Temp Root is a waste.

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    Are you following me? Haha!!

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    oh I agree it works....but everytime I walk people through Z4 roots with DX's they get really nervous about the hanging. When I rooted my D2 with Z4 it took around 5 seconds if that. It works...but that hang makes people nervous.
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    Ive rooted and rommed two friends DX's with z4root and didnt have a single hiccup along the way .. just sayin... z4root worked for me
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    Lmao..apparently.

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    Haha! Gonna finish it tomorrow (already started on it)

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    Completely agree! I always make sure I tell them ahead of time that it may happen (usually does with 2.3.340) but that its not going to gift anything. Z4 rooted my D1 and the fiance's D2 with 0 hangups as well.

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    Hang? it sat for 16 minutes then froze for another 5. That was on the temp option a bit worried about trying the full version now. I got my download from that link posted above but if I root and we get gingerbread ota will I be able to do it. I get the whole idea of root and what not but I still get a bit confused.
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    last time i sbf'd i couldnt reroot to save my life it just hung forever i googled z4 root d/l version 1.1 i was using 1.3 and 1.1 took like 10 seconds and i was rooted
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    So yeah.. i got the temporary root to work but it does seem pointless, it tells me it is rooted until next reboot but nothing is recognizing that my phone is rooted except superuser but its telling me it is outdated and is giving error on the update but saves a file to my SD** update so it does look like I had an older version so changed to the newet one and had shootme app recognize root at first no reboot and now once again not recognized as being rooted. Would really just love to at least use wireless tether but it tells me kernel is not high enough or something...
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