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    Default [How-To] Root your Backflip the easy way

    Rooting your Backflip while on the latest firmware is pretty darn easy. It can be done using an application you install on your phone, called z4root.

    This application isn't available in the market, but thats a small hurdle and easy to overcome.
    Then it's a few easy steps to root:
    1. On your computer, visit the z4root developer's thread at XDA-Developers. Read the first post in the thread carefully, and download the file that's attached. Also, notice the donation link if you feel like passing a few dollars to Ryan.
    2. Using either the SDK, or the Sideload Wonder Machine install the apk file to your phone.
    3. Once installed, find the z4root app in your app drawer, and run it. Decide if you need a temporary root, or permanent. Select your choice, and go.


    One last step you may want to do if you have chosen to permanently root is install busybox. Search the Android Market for "Busybox by Stephen (Stericson)" and install it. Busybox provides commands like copy and paste to the shell (the inner workings) of your OS.
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    okay but i think this is the last time in editing this.

    THHAANNKKK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! i had to get a sideloader app but its working so far now.
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    im on motarola backflip 2.1 and where you said go to menu>settings>applications. Make sure the "unknown sources" box is checked. Its not there anymore, it was on 1.5 but i dont see it now.
    just has quick launch,manage apps, running serv,development, and double tap home launch. is it somewhere els? thanks for the help
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    im on motarola backflip 2.1 and where you said go to menu>settings>applications. Make sure the "unknown sources" box is checked. Its not there anymore, it was on 1.5 but i dont see it now.
    just has quick launch,manage apps, running serv,development, and double tap home launch. is it somewhere els? thanks for the help
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    my backflip is in 2.1 and a box apears as son i try to instal de app. it said:security warning,this application comes from an unknown source,and for your security only applications from trusted sources can be installed.
    please help me
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    i was also able to successfully transfer the application to my phone but received the security notification not allowing me to install the program. what is the solution?
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    The solution is that I'm an *****

    You'll need to sideload z4root either via the SDK or the Sideload Wonder Machine

    I just was doing too many things at once and fouled up. I'm editing the post now. Sorry guys and gals!
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    I have tried and keep getting the insufficient storage error. I have factory reset and retried to no avail.
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your Backflip the easy way

    thanks! I will be trying this on my XP machine. I have the backflip its driving me crazy! slowwww
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your Backflip the easy way

    Okay so i have been having problems install the app... it tells me failure old file... i need help i have a backflip with android 1.5
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your Backflip the easy way

    Okay, I am trying to breathe some life into a friend's aging device and want to root, recovery and put CM7.2 on the Backflip without using ROM Manager, if possible. Currently it is on v1.6 stock. A couple of questions:

    1. Would I need to update to v2.1 first? Over in the LG side, we have to worry about radios and basebands and stuff. I just want to make sure that the underguts, phone and data are going to work with CM7.2 if I just install from here.

    2. What recovery should I go with and where do I get it? Can I just install it via 'flash_image recovery [RECOVERY-FILENAME]'?

    3. Is this LDPI or MDPI for apps and theming?

    EDIT: I found answers to the first two hidden away on the CM site.
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    I'm having the same problem. How did you solve that? Or did you find an answer for that? Pls reply. I badly need your help. Thank you!
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your Backflip the easy way

    I'm having the same problem. How did you solve that? Or did you find an answer for that? Pls reply. I badly need your help. Thank you!
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    found this info useful
    theres an app that restores the settings menu for the backflip to allow install of apps from unknown source
    from market or google play:
    Sideload Enabler for BACKFLIP by motorola
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    Default Re: [How-To] Root your Backflip the easy way

    Quote Originally Posted by epidenimus View Post
    Okay, I am trying to breathe some life into a friend's aging device and want to root, recovery and put CM7.2 on the Backflip without using ROM Manager, if possible. Currently it is on v1.6 stock. A couple of questions:

    1. Would I need to update to v2.1 first? Over in the LG side, we have to worry about radios and basebands and stuff. I just want to make sure that the underguts, phone and data are going to work with CM7.2 if I just install from here.

    2. What recovery should I go with and where do I get it? Can I just install it via 'flash_image recovery [RECOVERY-FILENAME]'?

    3. Is this LDPI or MDPI for apps and theming?

    EDIT: I found answers to the first two hidden away on the CM site.

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