Birdman, you are the best. 6 days later. We have root. Droid X. Bye bye bloatware.
Full instructions at the source link below.
Anyone successfully done this yet?
I tested the DX over the weekend and was shocked at the sluggishness compared to my D1/1G/2.2. I think removing the bloatware and of course Froyo will fix most of the problems.
I see no reason that the folks who prefer Verizon shouldn't have the same level of control should they desire it. Sure, plenty of people don't give a rat's ass about custom ROMs but likewise, most are happy to keep whatever version of OS, browser, etc.
Well I think rooting it is very easy.
Great work! I've got an Evo but the Droid X is another excellent phone and I see no reason that the folks who prefer Verizon shouldn't have the same level of control should they desire it. Sure, plenty of people don't give a rat's ass about custom ROMs but likewise, most are happy to keep whatever version of OS, browser, etc. comes with their computer. For the rest of us who like to always be updated and running everything we can, custom ROMs are a godsend.
I've never rooted a droid. All my friends have done it to theirs. Will this brick my phone, due to the eFuse, that was mentioned a while back or will it be similar to the way that was figured out recently?
If it's safe I am totally going to do this when I get it on the 8-4 release
It is rooted,this is great,now it will surely going to upgrade the files with in it now.
Ok – I'm new to the Android world – but what good does a rooted phone do if you are unable to use it because of an eFuse switch? If the eFuse switch prevents you from using a different ROM what is the point of rooting it
I hope you arent holding your breath for that. Milestone hasnt been hacked yet, and its been over 7 months. Rooting it was always expected, just like Milestone.
It was one of the main reasons I bought my D1 since I wanted a GPS but I wanted to get a smart phone as well.it’s awesome news for the owners of the Droid X. Now about that pesky custom rom thing
It was one of the main reasons I bought my D1 since I wanted a GPS but I wanted to get a smart phone as well…
Well ….. that didn’t take very long
I think,You need to crack the bootloader to be able to load customs ROMs and custom kernels.
It’s awesome news for the owners of the Droid X. Now about that pesky custom rom thing It doesn’t surprise me that its AllDroid and XDA since the X isnt an HTC device, and thats what XDA seems to mostly develop for.
eehhh. you're right. wasnt thinking about the bootloader and kernels. use to a rooted droid where i can do whatever i want to to it. lol
Kellex its not that hard dude u should do a tutorial even though i ardy got mine but anyways im wondering how i delete city id my verizon etc.
i got mine rooted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Im having a slight problem with my Droid….Im running Kangerade(Green Theme) and for some reason when i turn my phone landscape it doesnt go to landscape….but when i slide the keyboard out it goes into landscape mode…even while i was doing the sign in process I did in landscape….after the sign in its right back to portrait though I'm holding the phone sideways….is there anything i can do to fix that???
make sure its checked in display settings in the menu different roms have different things turned off or on by defualt
Thanks a lot!!!
Hmmmmmm. I will make a deal with you. You tell how to crack the bootloader on my Droid X and I will tell to fix your droid 1 problem. hehe!
I'm going to have to skip this for now. ADB isn't going onto my computer, and while I'm sure it's operator error, I just don't have the guts to keep messing with it right now.
i got mine rooted!
I wonder how long it will take for somebody to put 2.2 on the X now. JIT FTMFW!!
okay me and my friend want to know…. Can you over clock?!!?!?!?!?!?!?!? someone please answer
No. Without bootloader access you can't change the kernel, so you can't overclock. You can, however, set up underclocking profiles to try to get better battery life, but that's of questionable value.
.. man…. how can you underclock but not overclock?!?!!? this is reallly disappointing… something everyone probably but me knew.. but are the kernels what that bootloader lock protect?
You can overclock, wifi-tether, anything you want to. just not custom roms. why would you root if u couldnt overclock? lol
You can't overclock if you can't install a custom kernel and you can't install a custom kernel if the bootloader is locked. That's why simply rooting isn't that big a deal. You need to crack the bootloader to be able to load customs ROMs and custom kernels.
Underclocking is simply taking the stock kernel and throttling it down to run at a slower frequency. As I said, it may save some battery life, but it's of questionable value.
its probally pretty possible to overclock since root has been obtained and i believe that the had a kernrl workaround for the milestome that may work with the x well have to wait and see though
Errrr, yup, you're right. The app you're talking about overwrites cpufreq in the stock kernel to overclock the Milestone up to 1.2 Ghz, so that should also be possible with the X. That's why I love this group. Learn something new all the time.
JesuS christ so the answer is?????
can someone buy an i*hone 4 and put android on it then send it to steve jobs http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQKfeDnMVQ8 oh add this as a rintone too http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fy-_WaNSdtc
please tell me this is real
What does “root” mean?
Birdman JUST updated his root process with a video!
Good Luck Everyone
But don't you still need to get past the efuse issue even after you gain root access? What are the benefits of simply having root access to the phone?
Goodbye City ID!!!
That is amazing! Does that mean you can remove the Bloatware?
I test drive the DX over the weekend and was shocked at the sluggishness compared to my D1/1G/2.2. Isn't the DX an upgraded processor? Is anyone else having weird wireless issues. It got a little better after the Verizon patches, but it was still bad. I think removing the bloatware and of course Froyo will fix most of the problems.
no clue what your talking about.. my droid x is light years faster than my D1 running 0.4 bb froyo 800mhz clock.. it is crazy really
For most users, root without unlocking the bootloader is useless. It is a start though…
are you guys going to put up a full Droid X root guide soon??
Since this phone is FINALLY rooted, it will help boost the sales because I know afew people that didn't want to buy it if they weren't able to root it.
Woot! Now enable internet streaming through the hdmi out
What's the easiest way to delete the Bloatware??? Is there an app that makes this easy??
On the D1, titanium backup was the ticket
Can you really wifi tether? I thought this was stomped on by verizon?
Yes you can, use Barnacle tether in the app store
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