1. kurtisloew's Avatar
    Just picked up an original Droid from a friend and looking to root it, but can't find anything to work with 2.2.1 with build FRG83D. Anyone know something that works?
    12-11-2010 12:18 PM
  2. hurtsellers's Avatar
    I just used superoneclick over at theunlockr.com; I tried everything and nothing seemed to work before that; and even with that I had to go three steps down into the "known issues" section. It seems like 2.2.1 is making things a little harder for some.
    12-11-2010 04:23 PM
  3. DAFBFD58's Avatar
    I had issues with that. go to unlockr's site and got under the how to for droid 1.
    How To: Root the Motorola Droid | TheUnlockr
    this is the one I used and did it in about 3 min once everything is downloaded. I suggest you create a back up right after this so if you decide to play around you can restore it back to your first rooting. The RSD lite is easier to deal with, well for me it was
    12-11-2010 04:44 PM
  4. kurtisloew's Avatar
    Super one click worked - thanks!
    12-11-2010 06:24 PM
  5. pstellato73's Avatar
    I also used Superoneclick. worked well and it was my first time rooting. I'm now rocking CM6.1.2. Couldn't be happier.
    12-16-2010 10:38 AM
  6. DROID48's Avatar
    Superoneclick worked, but can't get titanium backup to work in root, need a backup.
    12-19-2010 06:15 AM
  7. michael styles's Avatar
    This program took a bit of working thru as my OG Droid just didnt wanna do it till I got PDAnet involved then worked like a charm now Rooted!
    12-20-2010 05:40 PM
  8. jms67's Avatar
    Anyone have a method that works with Linux?
    01-11-2011 04:48 PM
  9. darkmatter's Avatar
    This program took a bit of working thru as my OG Droid just didnt wanna do it till I got PDAnet involved then worked like a charm now Rooted!
    What do you mean by this? I haven't seen any troubleshooting say anything about pdanet. I'm having trouble rooting my og droid (frg83d).

    I'm starting to think maybe I need to do a factory reset (which i'd rather not do)
    01-19-2011 11:00 AM
  10. scarryman04's Avatar
    This is the way I rooted my Droid...little more complex than super one click, but it works!


    Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
    01-19-2011 01:23 PM
  11. mhova04's Avatar
    Does anybody have a process that will work for the 2.2.1 FRG83D version cuz superoneclick keeps freezing.
    01-19-2011 10:55 PM
  12. WAM's Avatar
    could try "z4 mod" over at XDA
    01-20-2011 06:38 AM
  13. scarryman04's Avatar
    Does anybody have a process that will work for the 2.2.1 FRG83D version cuz superoneclick keeps freezing.
    Look at my last post...it will work.
    01-20-2011 08:38 AM
  14. Vance14's Avatar
    Ugh, I want to root my Droid due to the serious "redraw" issues I am having, but I don't want to have to go through so many steps! I just want a true "one-click" solution. Install an app and press a button and it all just happens. Is there nothing like that?
    01-20-2011 12:22 PM
  15. scarryman04's Avatar
    Ugh, I want to root my Droid due to the serious "redraw" issues I am having, but I don't want to have to go through so many steps! I just want a true "one-click" solution. Install an app and press a button and it all just happens. Is there nothing like that?
    what do you mean "redraw" issues? Rooting your phone only gives you special permissions that you don't have with the phone stock, its not going to fix any issues your having...and there are lots of "one-click" options available, do some research and you will find them...
    01-20-2011 01:43 PM
  16. darkmatter's Avatar
    redraw as in it takes a minute for homescreen icons to appear. from what I gather, custom ROMs pretty much take care of that. I've had this problem since 2.2, and I'm trying to root and run a custom rom for pretty much the exact same reason.
    01-20-2011 01:57 PM
  17. scarryman04's Avatar
    Ooo got ya...I've still had that problem even with the modded ROMS I've used.
    01-20-2011 02:05 PM
  18. Sploinkin's Avatar
    There is a way to get the system to keep your home in memory without a custom rom (have to be rooted), but most roms have an option to do that as well.
    01-20-2011 02:42 PM
  19. darkmatter's Avatar
    I still can't quite figure out how to root.

    I did superOneClick, it says I'm rooted. I go to titanium backup, it says I'm not. I think maybe I have to get busybox (which I thought was installed from ROMmanager, or even titanium backup). but busybox says I'm rooted, but it can't find busybox.. and then I go to terminal, i still have $ and when I type su it says permission denied.

    so, basically, I don't know if I'm rooted or not, lol.
    01-20-2011 06:33 PM
  20. Vance14's Avatar
    OK, I rooted and ran a special script that keeps the home screens in memory (the option in launcherpro is just a request, not a command!), and now it works great! No more redraw! And, I moved some more apps to SD, cleared my cache and installed a wifi tether app! It is like having a new phone!
    01-20-2011 06:56 PM
  21. Sploinkin's Avatar
    A rooted OG Droid is almost nothing like an unrooted one.

    Also http://www.androidcentral.com/is-my-phone-rooted
    01-21-2011 09:27 AM
  22. scarryman04's Avatar
    I still can't quite figure out how to root.

    I did superOneClick, it says I'm rooted. I go to titanium backup, it says I'm not. I think maybe I have to get busybox (which I thought was installed from ROMmanager, or even titanium backup). but busybox says I'm rooted, but it can't find busybox.. and then I go to terminal, i still have $ and when I type su it says permission denied.

    so, basically, I don't know if I'm rooted or not, lol.
    Open your app drawer if you have a app called Superuser your rooted...and in terminal if you type "su" and get a # sign your rooted.
    01-21-2011 12:30 PM
  23. darkmatter's Avatar
    Open your app drawer if you have a app called Superuser your rooted...and in terminal if you type "su" and get a # sign your rooted.
    I have a superuser app, but in terminal I type su and get permission denied. and no #, i have the $.
    01-21-2011 02:23 PM
  24. scarryman04's Avatar
    I have a superuser app, but in terminal I type su and get permission denied. and no #, i have the $.
    Then superoneclick must of rooted you then unrooted you...try the method I posted earlier, its more complex but actually works.
    01-22-2011 10:28 AM
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