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    Default droid x2 rooted

    gingerbreak works confirmed :P v1.2

    download astro file manager from market
    then go here to download apk and install
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/atta...reak-v1.20.apk
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    Nice!
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    DX2 Rooted using GingerBreak, working Netflix also.

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Tapatalk
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    Used v1.2, Gingerbreak. Worked great. Seems like the easiest rooting ever.
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    This is my 2nd Android phone (had the htc Incredible for a year) and don't know much about rooting.

    I think the only reason I would do it would be to get rid of the VZW apps I don't use. Is that a worthwhile reason to do it?

    Is there a good tutorial someone could point me to so I don't screw anything up?
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    No tutorial required. Easiest rooting experience I've ever had, I thought there had to be more to it, but nope.

    Download the gingerbreak .apk and put it on your SD card. Use Astro to install it, voila!
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    I had an Original Droid, but never rooted it. I have a Droid X2, and rooted it this morning using the simple instructions posted on the other thread.

    My question now is, how do I use it? I saw the SuperUser app, but am not quite sure what it does. I have an empty App tab, no log files, and a settings screen that isn't very helpful.

    Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks!
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    I have not yet rooted, this will be my first foray into the android world as I just dumped my BB Storm for X2. My research seems to have all paths leading back to rooting the device. Here is what I am looking to accomplish using the X2:

    MP4 playback - getting error, file will not display
    Bloatware removal - I'm surprisingly unimpressed by the speed...5 sec delay in loading apps menu
    apk files - Both File Manager and ASTRO seem blind to the files that I have dropped into an "app" folder on the SD
    Wireless or tethered hot spot - my understanding is Verizon wants me to pay an additional 30/mo for this function...seems ridiculous when I am trying to get internet through my laptop on the train

    My concerns, pre-root are as follows:

    Will I lose what I understand to be my "skin", motoblur ?
    I'm not concerned about "bricking" the phone, but can I un-root it for warranty purposes?
    Will I still have my 7 home screens and will the app links I have setup be wiped?

    Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SoCoolAZ View Post
    I have not yet rooted, this will be my first foray into the android world as I just dumped my BB Storm for X2. My research seems to have all paths leading back to rooting the device. Here is what I am looking to accomplish using the X2:

    MP4 playback - getting error, file will not display
    Bloatware removal - I'm surprisingly unimpressed by the speed...5 sec delay in loading apps menu
    apk files - Both File Manager and ASTRO seem blind to the files that I have dropped into an "app" folder on the SD
    Wireless or tethered hot spot - my understanding is Verizon wants me to pay an additional 30/mo for this function...seems ridiculous when I am trying to get internet through my laptop on the train

    My concerns, pre-root are as follows:

    Will I lose what I understand to be my "skin", motoblur ?
    I'm not concerned about "bricking" the phone, but can I un-root it for warranty purposes?
    Will I still have my 7 home screens and will the app links I have setup be wiped?

    Any comments or advice would be greatly appreciated.
    1.) No, and currently not possible to remove it anyway
    2.) Once you root, it's voided. There used to be scripts to unroot, but once you root, you rarely go back. And if you really needed the warranty, you'd be unable to unroot anyway
    3.) No wiping. Thats only for Roms.
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    Thanks. Completely uneventful...I'm rooted with bloat frozen and 48 hours later I'm not looking back
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    Quote Originally Posted by doubeleive View Post
    gingerbreak works confirmed :P v1.2

    download astro file manager from market
    then go here to download apk and install
    http://forum.androidcentral.com/atta...reak-v1.20.apk
    anyone want to start a list of system apps that can be safely removed? I'll start with the obvious ones...

    Amazon
    Blockbuster
    City ID
    DLNA
    Emergency Alerts
    FM Player
    Music (I use Google Music)
    Help Center
    IM
    News
    News + Weather
    Skype
    Slacker
    Tasks
    V Cast Apps
    V Cast Music
    V Cast Videos
    Visual Voice Mail
    VZ Navigator

    Thats probably the most obvious list, but let me know if there's more we can get rid of.
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    Can we still get updates if we are rooted?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaj13 View Post
    Can we still get updates if we are rooted?
    it's getting harder and harder to do that. you rooted using gingerbreak. soon there will be ROMs coming out that are like having gingerbread on steroids. you're going to love it. when you try and get updates OTA, it scans your phones for certain system apps before letting the update go through. So just because you're rooted doesn't mean you can't update. if you root and delete all of the bloat, then no, you can't get official updates.

    Updates always leak and ROMs are built off of updates. So while you can't get official updates (unless of course you unroot and go back to stock, which takes about 10 minutes), you can still get updates, albeit a few days after they're made official.

    the act of rooting doesn't do anything. what you do after you have root is what will dictate your future of updating.
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    How do you unroot?
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    How do you freeze bloat. I have gingerbreak and titanium backup.
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    I was rooted with gingerbreak, titanium backup, and froze bloatware. I started having issues with my phone. I could not access my contacts. I wiped phone and went back to stock. I think I will wait for official gingerbread or a new phone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aquaj13 View Post
    I was rooted with gingerbreak, titanium backup, and froze bloatware. I started having issues with my phone. I could not access my contacts. I wiped phone and went back to stock. I think I will wait for official gingerbread or a new phone.
    sounds like you froze back up assistant. you should stick to my list. Note: if you delete the stock texting app and replace it with handcent or something else you wont be able to recieve MMS's. just FYI.
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    Thanks I might have, I think I will wait for official gingerbread or the bionic,which ever comes first.

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