07-27-2010 03:57 PM
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  1. Kid 05's Avatar
    Droid X has been rooted according to Stephen Bird (mrweeeedbirdman) on Twitter and steven j smith (b16a2smith) on Twitter.

    Mr Birdman says directions will be up soon!

    Hope like hell this isn't like that Droid Inc. "root" we first got.
    07-22-2010 05:22 AM
  2. Syco54645's Avatar
    07-22-2010 06:15 AM
  3. mr.saving's Avatar
    I was under the impression that getting root probably wasn't gonna be a big deal...it's them custom roms the new kids are using that will be a major pita.
    07-22-2010 06:30 AM
  4. Adontain's Avatar
    well, the root allows deletion of the preinstalled stuff - Blockbuster etc and allows the wifi hotspot to be used w/o paying $20/mo
    07-22-2010 06:33 AM
  5. mflynn's Avatar
    While that's good news so I can start using setcpu/titanium backup and remove some of those stock apps I have no need for.

    I'm going to hold off and see how this plays out. One unforeseen consequence for unlocking my Nexus' bootloader and installing amon ra's recovery tools, was that I lost OTA updates from google.

    While I'm not expecting any consequences has bad as that, I don't want to be on the bleeding edge. I'll wait to see what may or may not shake out of this.
    07-22-2010 06:35 AM
  6. Syco54645's Avatar
    and i am rooted. soneone want to toss up a guide to remove all of the bloat
    07-22-2010 06:56 AM
  7. lemcoe9's Avatar
    Can someone confirm that the steps there work?

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
    07-22-2010 07:00 AM
  8. derpudel's Avatar
    I agree, while the news on root is fabulous, I'm waiting to see how this plays out. (I jumped the gun on the first leak for the Eris...and paid the price for not being able to root later).
    As I understand it, having this root will only enable you to get rid of unwanted pre-installed apps. NOT use custom ROMS. Still work to be done, in my opinion, before anyone really jumps to use this rooting just now.
    07-22-2010 07:06 AM
  9. Syco54645's Avatar
    ::sigh::
    07-22-2010 07:12 AM
  10. mflynn's Avatar
    As I understand it, having this root will only enable you to get rid of unwanted pre-installed apps. NOT use custom ROMS. Still work to be done, in my opinion, before anyone really jumps to use this rooting just now.
    Correct, rooting (on most android phones) then gives you the ability to overlay the bootloader recovery program which then can be used to load custom roms.

    rooting also allows certain apps to run, like setcpu and titanium.

    As I stated, I'm taking a wait and see on this, I don't want to void my warranty, cause problems down the road.
    07-22-2010 07:15 AM
  11. .46caliber's Avatar
    I agree, while the news on root is fabulous, I'm waiting to see how this plays out. (I jumped the gun on the first leak for the Eris...and paid the price for not being able to root later).
    As I understand it, having this root will only enable you to get rid of unwanted pre-installed apps. NOT use custom ROMS. Still work to be done, in my opinion, before anyone really jumps to use this rooting just now.
    Root allows for a little more than just removing factory apps.

    I will be heading to my VZW store tonight. Two of the sales reps are phone nerds too and they root and overclock and all that good stuff. They have the luxury of getting their phones replaced. One of them that got the X volunteered to be guinea pig when root was available, so I'm going to see him tonight.
    07-22-2010 07:16 AM
  12. terpitude71's Avatar
    going to wait until there is a "back to stock" method in place as well, because you never know
    07-22-2010 07:27 AM
  13. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    going to wait until there is a "back to stock" method in place as well, because you never know
    Agreed. This is my first Android phone, and even though the techy in me wants to root, I don't want to risk this baby just yet feels a little too early almost.

    Anyone know, when they say rooting voids your warranty, are they talking about the 1 year manufacturer warranty? Or the tacion insurance you pay monthly?
    07-22-2010 07:30 AM
  14. terpitude71's Avatar
    both, i think. which is why i am waiting for a return to stock method so i can revert if i ever need to replace my phone
    07-22-2010 07:36 AM
  15. derpudel's Avatar
    Root allows for a little more than just removing factory apps.

    I will be heading to my VZW store tonight. Two of the sales reps are phone nerds too and they root and overclock and all that good stuff. They have the luxury of getting their phones replaced. One of them that got the X volunteered to be guinea pig when root was available, so I'm going to see him tonight.
    You are correct. But not enough more for me to jump on it

    Keep us posted as to what your rep says tonight. If they come up with a recovery back to the original stock, then it is a whole 'nuther ball game!
    07-22-2010 07:48 AM
  16. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Ah good call. Well heck, if Leo was right about that August 15th froyo update, I may not even root as I'd much rather just wait for 2.2 and be content with the phone as it is. Pretty sure there won't be anything really needed beyond that
    07-22-2010 07:49 AM
  17. derpudel's Avatar
    Ah good call. Well heck, if Leo was right about that August 15th froyo update, I may not even root as I'd much rather just wait for 2.2 and be content with the phone as it is. Pretty sure there won't be anything really needed beyond that
    Agreed. It isn't really all that hard to wait for Froyo! I'm happy with the device the way it is, now....it might be a bit of a temptation to fiddle with it, but I'm resisting! lol
    07-22-2010 07:52 AM
  18. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    Agreed. It isn't really all that hard to wait for Froyo! I'm happy with the device the way it is, now....it might be a bit of a temptation to fiddle with it, but I'm resisting! lol
    Same haha. It'll be even harder to resist the urge once an un-root has been confirmed. But I guess I can wait a few weekssss, maaaaybee lol
    07-22-2010 07:58 AM
  19. judasmachine's Avatar
    Overclocking this beast should be awesome! A little wifi tethering on the side will be nice too. Custom ROMs are great but I can live without them. It usually takes me several months to get up the courage, or frustration to root in the first place. We'll see what happens.
    07-22-2010 08:30 AM
  20. kajii's Avatar
    I know this is dumb question, but here goes...

    Rooting will void my Verizon warranty, right? I'm just going to wait for 2.2 either way.
    07-22-2010 08:39 AM
  21. Stang68's Avatar
    well, the root allows deletion of the preinstalled stuff - Blockbuster etc and allows the wifi hotspot to be used w/o paying $20/mo
    Really? How will the hotspot work through only root? I thought you need custom ROMs for that.
    07-22-2010 08:47 AM
  22. Adontain's Avatar
    same way it allows you to delete the blockbuster, amazon, etc
    07-22-2010 09:03 AM
  23. DaRkL3AD3R's Avatar
    I'm a little confused why piracy is banned (not that I am for piracy, just using it as an example), but using methods to circumvent a paid service is perfectly ok?

    I don't want to sound bitter about it, and I have no qualms with those who do it, just saying I kind of don't see the difference.
    07-22-2010 09:05 AM
  24. mr.saving's Avatar
    I know this is dumb question, but here goes...

    Rooting will void my Verizon warranty, right? I'm just going to wait for 2.2 either way.
    Correct...but there might be a way to un root if need be...might be too early to say tho.
    07-22-2010 09:05 AM
  25. mr.saving's Avatar
    I'm a little confused why piracy is banned (not that I am for piracy, just using it as an example), but using methods to circumvent a paid service is perfectly ok?

    I don't want to sound bitter about it, and I have no qualms with those who do it, just saying I kind of don't see the difference.
    What paid service is that?
    07-22-2010 09:05 AM
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