z4Root - One Step Rooting for Many Android Devices!!

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    OK this is what a lot of us have been waiting for. It's from xda developers. The application is z4Root. This is a one step rooting app, you can get it in the Market.

    pc747 from our Rescue Squad says get the SBF before you do this in case of any issues.


    Compatible

    Samsung Galaxy S (All variants)
    Backflip
    Sony X10
    Xperia Mini
    Drod 2
    Galaxy Tab
    Galaxy I5700
    Galaxy 3 I5800
    Droid X
    Droid 1 (2.2.1)
    Samsung Acclaim
    Cricket Huawei Ascend

    Incompatible

    Desire (requires nand unlock)
    Desire HD (requires nand unlock)
    Magic (unknown)
    Evo (requires nand unlock)
    G2 (requires nand unlock)
    Archos 70 (unknown)
    LG Optimus One (unknown)
    myTouch 3G (unknown)
    Droid1 (older firmware)
    Wildfire
    Droid Incredible


    As usual, I am not responsible for anything that goes wrong. If your phone bricks yell at the developer. Not me, I'm just passing along my experience.

    I have installed it in my Droid 2 and it went seamlessly. I have reinstalled a couple of my rooted applications and they are working fine.

    I still think it's a good idea to find out what rooting is and how it works before you do this. Just so you understand what you're getting yourself into.
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    Changed Title and bumping. Somebody has to be interested in this.:confused:
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    Nice to see you have come back to the Darkside...once you know the joys of rooting they are hard to live without :wink:

    Sent from my Droid
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    z4root?

    hey everyone i was wondering if anyone has had any experience with this one step root app? if anyone has please post info here i was wanting to know if it is safe and if you need to download apps to go along with z4root to help it and if you actually have full root access with this app?
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    Threads Merged - Please Search before starting a new topic :)
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    i appreciate the thread hook it is helpful and seems to answer the question
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    Cool, gonna root my wifes droid tonight. I rooted mine the day it came available so i did it the long and hard way. I am looking forward to this for my wifes phone. I will post results later. Thanx for the info hook
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    Let me put everyone at notice. This will root your phone as it says. It will bring it back to stock as well. But there is one issue, and everyone who roots should be aware of this.

    If you're going back to stock to install an upgrade you will need to have the apps that you removed while you were rooted to upgrade. I took out City ID Amazon Mp3 and a couple of others that I don't remember. So it may be a wise idea to jot down what you take out just in case you need to get it back later.

    Fortunately for me I only removed about 4 or 5 apps that I removed. So when I get to that part of the install it will ask where those apps are and I'll have to get an apk file and install it.

    Also if you do remove apps do not remove the blur. That I understand is difficult if not impossible to replace.
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    In list of devices it says works on droid 1 (2.2.1) maybe i'm missing something here but, don't you have to be rooted to get 2.2.1 on your Droid 1 in the first place?
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    As of right now yes you do... I'm with you, makes no sense :icon_ poke:
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    Thanks for the thread hook. Looking to root my X just not sure which way to do it. Anyone have any suggestions as to the best way to Root the X?
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    may be something I look at later tonight
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    The easiest way is z4Root.
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    I have the Motorola Droid, and I was wondering why is rooting my phone better? Just don't quite understand it..
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    Rooting your phone gains you access to previously locked out functions such as wifi tether and screen capture. It also gives you the ability to flash roms(a developer modified verson of the OS) and themes that can be placed on top of those roms to customize the phone to your liking.

    @hook ok thanks. Now the next question can this program unroot my phone as well? If not what is the best way to unroot if needed. I like to be prepared. :)
    Thanks.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk.
    Thank you to those that have served and are currently serving in the military.
    Happy Veterains Day.
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    So how do I get the sbf before I try this?

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    It does have a button to remove the root and bring you back to stock, however if you remove any of the bulkware it will not update. You will have to somehow get .apk files to replace them in order to update. That's our theory at this time. Until someone actually removes the root, we can't say with 100% certainty.
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    Was just at Verizon this will root the Droid Pro.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk.
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    Happy Veterains Day.
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    Uhhmm...Quicksilver - you didn't Root the floor model did you :D

    I have thought about it on more than one occasion

    S-f-m-D
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