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Z4mod or RSD lite

Discussion in 'Droid X Hacks' started by delaneybob, Jun 23, 2011.

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    Hi,
    I am new to Droid. A tech buff but I kept my a840 flip for a long time due to international travel and the Storm was not a good alternative. No more travel so I got a Droid-X.

    I have read various posts and it appears that Z4mod allows root/unroot in case I ever need to return the phone back to VZW. I have used RSD lite way back as a substitute for Moto Phone Tools on the a840, so I am not afraid of a little technology, in fact I know Linux a fair amount.

    My minimum goals:
    - lengthen battery life
    - control 3G
    - install a GPS app

    My ultimate goals
    - customize the phone without bricking it

    Everywhere I read, I have seen the warnings and examples of bricking the phone. I do not want to do that obviously so i am inclined to shoot for my minimum aspirations.

    So, Z4mod or RSDlite to be able to root/unroot given what my minimum goals are

    Appreciate the help
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    Great thanks- the other item is I noticed that WEP Wifi is not on the 2.3.3 Android build on Droid-X. Will rooting allow me to use WEP Wifi authentication?
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    Kaspersky blocked z4mod download

    Said it had a trojan from the 4share site- this expected?
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    Get z4root from here directly. Scroll down and you will see the link.

    [APP] z4root - xda-developers

    Keep in mind that if you are running Gingerbread that there is no root for it yet. You would have to SBF back to Froyo to obtain GB and root
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    I do not specifically need "Gingerbread, unless the version of Droid -X I have needs firmware or the like. All I need is a phone that has GPS, WEP Wifi (apparently WPA is only supported on VZW SW- I assume the HW is capable), and good battery life.

    So it appears that if I root, I can not go back to "unroot". If there are other threads or other that have done this on "Gingerbread" 2.3.x would like to see if there are steps by step instructions
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    So you're saying you r on 2.3.3? If im not mistaken, that is gingerbread. If that's the case then z4root wont work.

    Sent from my DROID2 using DroidForums
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    Phone stats

    System Version 4.5.596.MB810 Verizon
    Model Number DROIDX
    Android Version 2.3.3
    Baseband Version BP_C_01.09.12p
    Kernel Version 2.6.32.9-g34b306d
    Build Number 4.5.1_57_DX5-26
    ERI Version 5
    PRL Version 52363

    If I am stuck here without doing a whole bunch of risky steps to root, then would like to know at least how to get WEP authentication working
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    Yes, you are indeed stuck. Only way to root from here is to flash your phone back to Android Version 2.2.1 (froyo) and then use z4root to do it and THEN use the 2 step method here in the hacks section to reinstall Gingerbread.

    As far as the WEP authentication i cannot help. What are you trying to do? Log onto a home network?
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    delaneybob - It looks like you meant to have a link in there somewhere
    ...THEN use the 2 step method here in the hacks section to reinstall Gingerbread.

    But "here" isn't linking.
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    Hi powerkatwedel, that was huskur's reply on the link.

    Back on Wifi: WEP is critical for me since I have old air cards in PC's in the house and they do not support WPA. DO I have any options? Lord I hope I do not have to down rev and root and do all those steps first time.

    The Droid-X sure drains the battery though (I just had it sitting there) and <5 hours standby
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    Clarification

    Ok I figured out the WEP config- ESTO (Equipment Superior to Operator) but the connection will not come up- do I need to move to another forum for help (at least for now since I am not comfortable rooting gingerbread given the comment so far)
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    OK figured the WEP thing out- need to connect to WPA - let droid connect- then go back to WEP- weird but works

    Lastly,
    Can i get notified when Z4mod will support Gingerbread?
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