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23rd November 2010, 11:22 PM   |  #1  
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I've been Reading up on the Rooting my New Droid X. Before I try I want to make sure I'm following the correct directions.
Is this what I need to do?
http://alldroid.org/Default.aspx?tab...sts&t=493&p=14
or this?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=597175
or this?
http://tipsneeded.com/how-to-root-droid-x/
my phone is currently running
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w30471@il93lnxdroid08#1
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VZW

I just want one set of directions that will allow me to get this done. There seem to be different ones, and there not all the same, also many of them are from Jun/July. I dont feel comfortable just testing one after another till I break my phone or Root it.
23rd November 2010, 11:35 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by camero6989

I've been Reading up on the Rooting my New Droid X. Before I try I want to make sure I'm following the correct directions.
Is this what I need to do?
http://alldroid.org/Default.aspx?tab...sts&t=493&p=14
or this?
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=597175
or this?
http://tipsneeded.com/how-to-root-droid-x/
my phone is currently running
Kernel
2.6.32.9-ga42712e
w30471@il93lnxdroid08#1
Build
VZW

I just want one set of directions that will allow me to get this done. There seem to be different ones, and there not all the same, also many of them are from Jun/July. I dont feel comfortable just testing one after another till I break my phone or Root it.

Neither.. use z4root. It's faster and you don't need a computer.

http://www.appbrain.com/app/z4root/com.z4mod.z4root


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24th November 2010, 03:49 AM   |  #3  
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Thanks that seems to have worked, but I wonder if it worked? I tried removing some of the bloat according to instructions found on droidx.com, but when I try to use the cmd after "su" in abd shell it tells me access denied. It seems to me that if it was rooted I wouldn't have that problem?
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Following Guide found here
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/dr...easy-free.html
What is not working

C:\>SDK\tools\adb shell
$ su
su
Permission denied
$ mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
mount: Operation not permitted
$

Why?

maybe I should not be messing with things I don't fully understand.... but well that how we learn
24th November 2010, 09:12 PM   |  #5  
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I've had my Droid X 2.2 for about two months now and had it customized as far as I could unrooted. All the while, I was compiling a list of features that I'd like that required root.

But still, I didn't have the time to go through the process and possibly debug and/or retest all my apps. (I had jailbroken an iPT3 and an iPad earlier this year and remembered the time required to address fallout).

But then yesterday, while reading tweets, I saw z4root mentioned. I immediately got interested, came to this forum and did a little reading.

I said what the heck, root. So I installed z4root from the App Market and 15 minutes later I had root. (It wouldve been 3-5mins but the 1st attempt was blocked by Lookout. Once i killed Lookout, the 2nd attempt was nearly immediate).

I've installed the apps from my "requires root" list and tested all.

Now I know why they say "A rooted Droid X is a happy Droid X".
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24th November 2010, 10:05 PM   |  #6  
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@ Camero-

Easiest way to verify root is to download a simple droid x root app and see if it works. No need, really, to use adb shell for simple tasks like this. You can program using Terminal Emulator. I just freeze or rename apps using titanium backup pro. Good luck.
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Using z4mod will Droid X stay rooted after reboot/battery pull, or do you have to root it again? Also can this root be un done?

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25th November 2010, 07:16 PM   |  #8  
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Works for me, I reboot my phone once a day
27th November 2010, 01:00 AM   |  #9  
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Works for me, I reboot my phone once a day

Do you have Clockwork Recovery Mod installed (icon showing in the apps folder) and if so when you reboot your phone does it just boot up or does it boot in Recovery mode?

On my short lived D2G every time I turned it on I it would show the moto boot logo then launch Boot Strap Recovery, if I rebooted same thing. I just don't wan to turn it on and then have to reboot just to get past the bootstrap recovery unless I choose to invoke it.
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Just used that app on my buddies droid x and confirmed it worked.

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