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    I just updated my DroidX to the latest version and I was told that you can root it just like in the 2.2.0 version. I have been trying for about 2 hours now and have not got it to work. I have tried the z4root but it just runs none stop and appears to be doing nothing. I could be doing something wrong but can someone give me some in sight on this?
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    Make sure the z4root ap is version 1.3 hit permanent root and let it do its thing and it will reboot the phone

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    Its version 1.3.0 andi got it from xda because I could not find it on market. Turned debug on. Hit permanent. It reboot the phone and it still does not work.
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    I have rooted half a dozen phones with Z4. Sometimes it hangs and you have to run it again. When I rooted on 2.2, it worked fine the first time on my X. With 2.2.1, I had to hit the back button a couple times as it would get hung on the first step. Finally the 3rd time it went through.
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    Quote Originally Posted by .46caliber View Post
    I have rooted half a dozen phones with Z4. Sometimes it hangs and you have to run it again. When I rooted on 2.2, it worked fine the first time on my X. With 2.2.1, I had to hit the back button a couple times as it would get hung on the first step. Finally the 3rd time it went through.
    Just ran Z4 this morning and it flew on 2.2.1. Keep trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JkdJedi View Post
    Just ran Z4 this morning and it flew on 2.2.1. Keep trying.
    But are your apps that require root actually working?
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    Mine are working fine. After I did the update, I just did another permanent root with Z4, then after the reboot I restarted my apps to give them superuser permissions again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tduffysd View Post
    But are your apps that require root actually working?
    Yup, I needed to bootstrap for a recovery. It works. Check the Z4 sticky and find the link for the app. install that one.
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    Maybe im doing something wrong here. Let me know. Im going to explain what I did to and the issues im having.

    -Downloaded update.zip
    -Did NOT unroot.
    -Installed update
    -Root apps did not work so i installed z4root
    -ran z4root a few times and finally got it to install and reboot.
    -still not able to run root required apps

    Do i need to SBF to the 2.2 and then do the update and then run z4root? I even tried to unroot, factory wipe, and then try on a new slate but when i did that it wiped out everything such as cityid and things that come preinstalled so i could not install the update because those were missing.

    Thanks to the droid x bootstrapper i had a backup of the entire system and i reloaded back to before unrooting.

    OMG THIS IS A MESS!!!! please help thanks
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    Is the superuser app there?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JkdJedi View Post
    Is the superuser app there?

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    yes, superuser is still there. but when i put "su" in terminal i get permission denied. And wireless tether wont start up
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    This is a stretch, try clearing data in application settings for the Z4 app. then use it to permantly root.

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    Nice thought but it didn't work :/
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    Sorry dude, don't know what to say man.....

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    Do you debug everytime you try using z4? You probably shoudnt.

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    I just tried to do the SBF that is sticky on this forum. Now it wont come out of the program mode. This is becoming a nightmare.
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    I'm having a similar problem. When I use Z4 to root is says rebooting phone but I get stuck on the clockworkmod screen! Is there anyway of getting around this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonman06 View Post
    I'm having a similar problem. When I use Z4 to root is says rebooting phone but I get stuck on the clockworkmod screen! Is there anyway of getting around this?
    You know you guys got me so intrigued I decided to sbf to the system only 2.2.340 and gain root again with Z4. wish me luck!

    Ok I've flashed and formatted my data so starting from scratch again.

    I installed Oynmous app installer and used that to install the Z4 1.3 app from SD.

    First go at it asked me to Debug. So my bad, I guess you do have to debug.

    Secound go I Permanently rooted it winked at me and nothing, no superuser, nothing.

    Third go at it it rebooted and Superuser is now there, I'm thinking I'm rooted.

    downloaded Root Explorer (you need root for that) Opened it. Superuser asks for permission I say yes da da da da...I HAVE ROOT.

    As sbf s go you need to know what system version your in before flashing sbf. there's like 4 different ones now flying all around here so be careful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JkdJedi View Post
    You know you guys got me so intrigued I decided to sbf to the system only 2.2.340 and gain root again with Z4. wish me luck!

    Ok I've flashed and formatted my data so starting from scratch again.

    I installed Oynmous app installer and used that to install the Z4 1.3 app from SD.

    First go at it asked me to Debug. So my bad, I guess you do have to debug.

    Secound go I Permanently rooted it winked at me and nothing, no superuser, nothing.

    Third go at it it rebooted and Superuser is now there, I'm thinking I'm rooted.

    downloaded Root Explorer (you need root for that) Opened it. Superuser asks for permission I say yes da da da da...I HAVE ROOT.

    As sbf s go you need to know what system version your in before flashing sbf. there's like 4 different ones now flying all around here so be careful.
    Do I lose all my data with a sbf? I have everything running perfectly on the newest release except for the fact that I can't root.

    Also does your phone do a full reboot? I keep getting stuck at the clockworkmod recovery screen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lonman06 View Post
    Do I lose all my data with a sbf? I have everything running perfectly on the newest release except for the fact that I can't root.

    Also does your phone do a full reboot? I keep getting stuck at the clockworkmod recovery screen.
    You do, but a back up of your data (w/Titanium) will remedy that .

    You shouldnt have to SBF to get root.

    Z4 app will do it. (Please check out the Z4 sticky, it's very informative)
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    Quote Originally Posted by JkdJedi View Post
    .... As sbf s go you need to know what system version your in before flashing sbf. there's like 4 different ones now flying all around here so be careful.
    damn...i upgraded to 2.2.1 before i did the SBF. What SBF do i use?

    Update: If you got the 2.2.1 update and your messed up some how and you need to use an SBF....Check out

    Update 2: After multiple attempts, i was able to root with z4root

    Thank you everyone
    Last edited by Skatedawg; 12-10-2010 at 12:24 AM. Reason: Added Link and root info
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skatedawg View Post
    damn...i upgraded to 2.2.1 before i did the SBF. What SBF do i use?
    You can use the one in the Team Black HAt app. Good luck w/ your root.
    Last edited by JkdJedi; 12-09-2010 at 11:41 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skatedawg View Post
    damn...i upgraded to 2.2.1 before i did the SBF. What SBF do i use?

    Update: If you got the 2.2.1 update and your messed up some how and you need to use an SBF....Check out

    Update 2: After multiple attempts, i was able to root with z4root

    Thank you everyone
    Did you have clockworkmod on your phone?
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    Yes i do have the bootstrapper on my phone now.

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