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    Default Phone already has Gingerbread -- how to root?

    My old Droid X freaked out and died a couple of days ago. Got a replacement and it immediately updated to Gingerbread. However, I hadn't had time to root it before the update went through (long story -- don't ask).

    So now I've got the official Gingerbread running on my new/refurbished Droid X, but I've lost root.How do I get root running on this thing, short of having to SBF back to 340 and starting over? Just don't have that much time right now, and really miss being able to "freeze" the bloatware and block the ads.

    Many thanks...
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    right now the only known way is to sbf back sorry
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    you're gonna have to SBF
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    what is the process after doing the SBF? I know how to do that easy enough, I then root (z4) and follow what instructions to get to the newest GB with root? I really can not stand the amount of bloat that is on this phone right now. Please help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmderuosi View Post
    what is the process after doing the SBF? I know how to do that easy enough, I then root (z4) and follow what instructions to get to the newest GB with root? I really can not stand the amount of bloat that is on this phone right now. Please help.
    instructions here: Official DX Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.596) Release Thread - Something for everyone

    basically root with z4root, install d2bootstrapper (not droidX), boot into recovery flash file1, flash file2, then reboot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wormeyman View Post
    instructions here: Official DX Gingerbread 2.3.3 (4.5.596) Release Thread - Something for everyone

    basically root with z4root, install d2bootstrapper (not droidX), boot into recovery flash file1, flash file2, then reboot.
    I install file 1 and file 2? The ones labeled blur version 2.3.340 part 1 and 2?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmderuosi View Post
    I install file 1 and file 2? The ones labeled blur version 2.3.340 part 1 and 2?
    Correct.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DarkSorrow View Post
    Correct.
    And that will give me rooted gingerbread? The file names are confusing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bmderuosi View Post
    And that will give me rooted gingerbread? The file names are confusing me.
    Yes if you do the previous steps first with the SBF restore then root with z4root, then use the boot loader file.
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    My screen went, so my replacement had 596. I just sbf'd new phone to 340 installed P3 droids update files, rooted new phone, installed droid 2 bootstrapper, then ran nandroid backup of my previous phone that was stored on sd card. Then deodexed with 596 deodex zip...

    Michael
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    Im in the same boat with a replacement DX that came with GB and I would like to keep from having to SBF. Has anyone had any luck using GingerBreak?

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