zzroot one click root app - can this app brick your phone?

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    i have a droid 2 and i downloaded zzroot which can apparently temporarily or permanantly root your phone with one click. have you guys tried this? can it brick your phone so thats its un-repairable? i wanted to root but because of the risk of permanent bricking your phone I dont want to take the chance. thanks!
     
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    I know a lot of people have had luck with z4root. Don't worry about bricking your phone during the root process, it's what you do after you root that can brick your phone.

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    you know my friend just texted me the same question

    from what ive seen, it shouldnt harm your phone, and it wont be permanent root since an update from moto/verizon/google will override root.
     
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    It will give permanent root to a d2 in the sense that it can do more than a temporary root which only lasts till the next boot. True you will lose root after updates but you will stay rooted till then.

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    I used z4root to root my DX. It's quite unlikely you'll brick your phone just rooting.
     
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    Go for it. It's really easy and works great.

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    So if I use zzroot to root and use tether, I shouldn't haave a problem with bricking? What abotut uninstalling all the bbloatware like blockbuster and amazon mp3 and city id etc. Can I uninstall that when rooted without te risk of bricking?
     
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    Neither of those things carry a risk of bricking, however when removing bloat you need a reliable way to return them or future updates will fail. I recomend using titanium backup to freeze them. That way they can be thawed out later. And as a safety measure don't delete or freeze anything unless you know what it is or what it does.

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    Yes once you root you'll have access to a bunch of root apps in the market like wireless teather and when you use it won't brick ur phone. I would be careful removing bloatware unless you know what ur doing.

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    I personally would make a full backup, incase something does happen... you have something to go back to.
     
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    is titanium backup a good one to back up after the phone's rooted? i use mybackup now
     
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    I think titanium backup is just for backing up apps isn't it? I use Droid X Bootstrap, & you just boot into recovery & select it.
     
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    so it backs up the entire phone? how do you boot into recovery? i know these can probably be answered elsewhere but i really appreciate all the help.
     
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    Well you do have to be rooted to use it, so you would want to download it after you root but before you start messing with the bloatware & such.

    Once you're rooted:

    - Go here on your phone & Download it: My Brain Hurts: Droid X Recovery (and Droid 2 too!) (You can also get it in the market, donating the dev $2)

    - After you install it, launch it.
    - Select the top option "Bootstrap Recovery" (Be sure to grant it superuser when it prompts you)
    - Then select "Reboot Recovery"

    When it boots, you use your volume controls to change your selection... & the camera key to select.
    - Go down to backup & restore & select it.
    - Select "Backup"
    - Once it finishes, select "reboot system now"

    You then have a full backup of your phone that you can revert back to the same way.
     
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    so the program boots into recovery? its not a function of the phone, is it?
     
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