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Root Android 2.1 the Easy Way with New DMUpdater

The DroidMod team has been quiet over the last few months working behind the scenes, but trust me when I say it appears as if they are gearing up to explode back to the forefront.  We just received a beta version of their DMUpdater app which easily roots Android 2.1 on a variety of devices including the Droid 1, Droid X and EVO.  Yes I just said “easily roots” 2.1 for the Droid 1.  No more SBF file, no more RSD Lite, and no more Motorola USB drivers.  I guess we’ll need to update our rooting guide, again.  And I’ll let that soak in for a second…

Just be warned that this is definitely a beta version of the app and is by no means official.  I’ve tested this twice on my Droid 1 and ran into zero problems.

Update: To clarify, I have not tested this on the Droid X or EVO.  I have no idea if it will in fact root either but have been told it “should.”  I only said “root” there, not root and recovery image.  Until I get further confirmation, Droid 1 owners should probably be the only testers.

Your comments and shared experiences will be greatly appreciated.

*Warning* – This will void your warranty, possibly brick your device, and who knows what else.  We are not liable should any of those things happen.  Enjoy!

Download:  *LINK PULLED AT REQUEST OF DEVELOPER*

Instructions…

*The process outlined is for rooting the Droid 1.

1.  Download and install the new DMUpdater.  Open it.
2.  When prompted, tap the button to “Root my phone.”

3.  When prompted to give access to DMUpdater, tap “Allow.”

4.  DMUpdater will then prompt you to flash SPRecovery onto your phone.  Allow it to.

5.  Once that finishes, you are rooted 2.1 with a custom recovery image.
6.  Close DMUpdater and enjoy your new phone!

Your next step is to boot into recovery (Power+X) and create a full nandroid backup.  From there, prepare to start flashing custom ROMs, having fun with Froyo and so much more.

Huge props are in store for  the entire DroidMod team, Camel, trevorjay, sgx (tax), [mbm], and birdman for getting the root method to work.  Visit DroidMod.org for the future support and an official release of this.

You can also find them in IRC at #droidmod.

  • Chasemcwilliams

    can anyone please tell me how to unroot my droid after i did the above steps.

  • Chasemcwilliams

    can anyone please tell me how to unroot my droid after i did the above steps.

  • Dupijuez

    If I root my D1 will i be able to do tether via wifi? Since verizon said the phone doesnt have capabilities wondering if just usb works.

  • Dupijuez

    If I root my D1 will i be able to do tether via wifi? Since verizon said the phone doesnt have capabilities wondering if just usb works.

  • Awehunt

    i searched the market on my droid, and could not find DMUpdater

  • LovelyLJ

    Ok so should I use this or not? Im still stock 2.1

  • CJ

    So why is creating a nandroid backup so important? I'm rooted, running bb v0.4, did a full system titanium backup.

    • Mrpicolas

      think of ot as a safety net a good image you know that works

      • CJ

        Should I still run it then, even if my phone is currently a 'bugless beast' with no problems?

        • Mrpicolas

          Well its always good to make a backup because you have something to go back
          too in case of problems

  • Trapstar3o2

    Theoretically, will this work on the Eris running 2.1?

  • JimmyD

    This is a post from a mod over at DroidForums…. he contacted the DroidMod guys and as you will read, the DMupdater is NOT ready!
    ________________________
    POSTED Today, 12:20 PM
    BY pilotcharles747
    DROIDFORUMS RESCUE SQUAD

    Do not use droidmod updater
    It was leaked and can potentially brick devices.

    From convo from DroidMOD;

    [12:05] == pc747 [[email protected]/web/freenode/ip.173.217.26.231] has joined #droidmod
    [12:06] <pc747> importatnt question The new dmupdater is that an approved app you guys put out or did it get leaked and its not finished. Poeple putting on their devices and want to know as im being asked
    [12:06] <@vulc4n> it was leaked.
    [12:07] <pc747> and are u guys charging 20 bucks for it. it does not seem like you guys to be doing some stff like that
    [12:07] <@vulc4n> lol. where did you hear that?
    [12:07] <pc747> its all over the forum people saying they are now being charged 20 bucks
    [12:07] <pc747> droidforum'
    [12:07] <@vulc4n> link?
    [12:08] <pc747> so i rooted using DM uploader a few days ago
    [12:08] <pc747> DMUpdater updated to root Droid 1, Droid X, and EVO 4G within app
    [12:09] <pc747> want to get this stuff straighten out. If people aint suppose to have it i need to tell the admin to pull those links
    [12:09] <@vulc4n> no, they aren't supposed to have them.
    [12:10] <@Ronen> vulc4n, can't really “leak” something that was posted in a (then public) IRC channel…
    [12:10] <@TheDeathly> Ronen, but it wasnt supposed to leave the channel.
    [12:10] <@TheDeathly> although it was on the git, so its “fair play”.
    [12:10] <@vulc4n> Ronen: I suppose. I think Camel may have made this into a bigger mess than it needed to be
    [12:10] <pc747> thanks can you have some one for you group let droidlife know that so the can disable the links. If they can potentially mess up phones
    [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: are you in touch with the guy who runs droidlife?
    [12:11] == carden [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: Leaving.]
    [12:11] <pc747> brb ill get his gmail
    [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: and yes, it absolutely has the potential to brick phones.
    [12:13] == cystic850 [[email protected]] has quit [Ping timeout: 276 seconds]
    [12:13] <pc747> [email protected]
    [12:13] <pc747> ima let the mods and admin on droidforum know to pull those links.
    [12:13] <@Ronen> Whoops…that wasn't supposed to happen.
    [12:13] <pc747> thanks.
    [12:14] <pc747> do you have a problem if i copy and paste our convo to the admin
    [12:15] <@vulc4n> pc747: sure. actually, can I get into contact with him, too?
    [12:15] <@vulc4n> I wanted to see about getting some sort of official account for the droidmod team over there
    [12:15] <@Ronen> Neat, FRG01B is out.
    [12:16] <DLister|work> vulc4n: dmupdater is in the market for $20
    [12:16] <@TheDeathly> i dont even see it.
    [12:16] <pc747> http://www.droidforums.net/forum/pri…p?do=new…
    [12:16] <@vulc4n> hah. I bet I know what happened.
    [12:17] == freehood4all [[email protected]] has quit [Ping timeout: 276 seconds]
    [12:17] <pc747> i did not see the app either but people are saying hitting the link takes them there. I do not know because I am rooted manually. I will post a thread telling people to not get any apps dealing with dmupdater unless the get it from you guys webpage. is that an acurate statement
    [12:17] <JoeTheGuest> Yea love the dmupdater update
    [12:18] == G8orDroid_ [[email protected]] has joined #droidmod
    [12:18] == _G8orDroid [[email protected]] has quit [Read error: Connection reset by peer]
    [12:18] <@vulc4n> pc747: it was prerelease software, we are just trying to keep people from bricking their phones. Its something that still needs testing.
    [12:18] <@TheDeathly> UncleRuckus, i read scroll up. Because, so stuff cant get leaked again.
    [12:19] <pc747> ok ima copy and paste this . Got to go to work. But people were raving on it, but it was weird it was not on ur page
    ________________________

  • JimmyD

    KELLEX!!! THE DROID MOD FOLKS WANT YOU TO PULL THE LINKS OFF!!!! LOOK AT THIS THREAD!!!!

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-general-

    This DMUpdater is NOT OFFICIALLY READY for public consumption per the DroidMod people!!!

  • whowland

    WTH!! Sends me to the market to buy DMupdater for $20 bucks? For real?

  • arirang

    in light of this being yanked, but i already used it to root, will uninstalling revoke root?

  • yea that did not work for me either how did you get back to stock because i do not like this its not that special to me i would rarther just wait a few days and have the ota update

  • JFKempf

    I went through myself, and it was confusing. Looks like it took a bit for the permissions program to 'spin up' as it were and give the permissions. Since titanium is running in the background, it 'remembers' not having permission. Bring up the menu, select 'more' and then 'reload app'. I did actually have that not work once, but a reboot of the phone resolved it.

  • Jager07

    None of that worked for me. Not sure why, but think it had something to do with a baseband. I had a long process getting back to unrooted “stock” 2.1. Also discovered this morning that Google only backed up about 70% of my contact information. Luckily I had it backed up through Lookout, so I'm in the process of restoring it now.

  • I tried this too… I am an ameture, but thought I understood enough to try it out. Guess not! I am really needing some help now though! Please! I got rid of the DMUpdater and ‘reset’ my phone. I had to reactivate because the update-stock that I used wouldn’t install as has been the problem with the root. I keep getting errors no matter what I try.I just want it back to stock! My phone says that It is 2.1 Update 1 after I factory reset and reactivated. (is there any problems with doing that?) But i still have the Superuser Permissions…. Can I get that off? Something is messed up with my phone but I dont have a clue what it is. It still works fine but I havn’t been able to root (or unroot) at ALL seems like i’m kinda stuck in the middle if that is at all possible?! I swear I have been on every forum on the internet and they all seem about as clear as mud to me… Any help will be greatly appriciated!

  • JimmyD

    KELLEX!!! THE DROID MOD FOLKS WANT YOU TO PULL THE LINKS OFF!!!! LOOK AT THIS THREAD!!!!

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-general-

    This DMUpdater is NOT OFFICIALLY READY for public consumption per the DroidMod people!!!

    • JimmyD

      This is a post from a mod over at DroidForums…. he contacted the DroidMod guys and as you will read, the DMupdater is NOT ready!
      ________________________
      POSTED Today, 12:20 PM
      BY pilotcharles747
      DROIDFORUMS RESCUE SQUAD

      Do not use droidmod updater
      It was leaked and can potentially brick devices.

      From convo from DroidMOD;

      [12:05] == pc747 [[email protected]/web/freenode/ip.173.217.26.231] has joined #droidmod
      [12:06] <pc747> importatnt question The new dmupdater is that an approved app you guys put out or did it get leaked and its not finished. Poeple putting on their devices and want to know as im being asked
      [12:06] <@vulc4n> it was leaked.
      [12:07] <pc747> and are u guys charging 20 bucks for it. it does not seem like you guys to be doing some stff like that
      [12:07] <@vulc4n> lol. where did you hear that?
      [12:07] <pc747> its all over the forum people saying they are now being charged 20 bucks
      [12:07] <pc747> droidforum'
      [12:07] <@vulc4n> link?
      [12:08] <pc747> so i rooted using DM uploader a few days ago
      [12:08] <pc747> DMUpdater updated to root Droid 1, Droid X, and EVO 4G within app
      [12:09] <pc747> want to get this stuff straighten out. If people aint suppose to have it i need to tell the admin to pull those links
      [12:09] <@vulc4n> no, they aren't supposed to have them.
      [12:10] <@Ronen> vulc4n, can't really “leak” something that was posted in a (then public) IRC channel…
      [12:10] <@TheDeathly> Ronen, but it wasnt supposed to leave the channel.
      [12:10] <@TheDeathly> although it was on the git, so its “fair play”.
      [12:10] <@vulc4n> Ronen: I suppose. I think Camel may have made this into a bigger mess than it needed to be
      [12:10] <pc747> thanks can you have some one for you group let droidlife know that so the can disable the links. If they can potentially mess up phones
      [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: are you in touch with the guy who runs droidlife?
      [12:11] == carden [[email protected]] has quit [Quit: Leaving.]
      [12:11] <pc747> brb ill get his gmail
      [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: and yes, it absolutely has the potential to brick phones.
      [12:13] == cystic850 [[email protected]] has quit [Ping timeout: 276 seconds]
      [12:13] <pc747> [email protected]
      [12:13] <pc747> ima let the mods and admin on droidforum know to pull those links.
      [12:13] <@Ronen> Whoops…that wasn't supposed to happen.
      [12:13] <pc747> thanks.
      [12:14] <pc747> do you have a problem if i copy and paste our convo to the admin
      [12:15] <@vulc4n> pc747: sure. actually, can I get into contact with him, too?
      [12:15] <@vulc4n> I wanted to see about getting some sort of official account for the droidmod team over there
      [12:15] <@Ronen> Neat, FRG01B is out.
      [12:16] <DLister|work> vulc4n: dmupdater is in the market for $20
      [12:16] <@TheDeathly> i dont even see it.
      [12:16] <pc747> http://www.droidforums.net/forum/pri…p?do=new…
      [12:16] <@vulc4n> hah. I bet I know what happened.
      [12:17] == freehood4all [[email protected]] has quit [Ping timeout: 276 seconds]
      [12:17] <pc747> i did not see the app either but people are saying hitting the link takes them there. I do not know because I am rooted manually. I will post a thread telling people to not get any apps dealing with dmupdater unless the get it from you guys webpage. is that an acurate statement
      [12:17] <JoeTheGuest> Yea love the dmupdater update
      [12:18] == G8orDroid_ [[email protected]] has joined #droidmod
      [12:18] == _G8orDroid [[email protected]] has quit [Read error: Connection reset by peer]
      [12:18] <@vulc4n> pc747: it was prerelease software, we are just trying to keep people from bricking their phones. Its something that still needs testing.
      [12:18] <@TheDeathly> UncleRuckus, i read scroll up. Because, so stuff cant get leaked again.
      [12:19] <pc747> ok ima copy and paste this . Got to go to work. But people were raving on it, but it was weird it was not on ur page
      ________________________

    • JimmyD

      MOST IMPORTANT COMMENT FOR THOSE WHO DIDN'T READ THE WHOLE CONVERSATION ABOVE….

      [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: and yes, it absolutely has the potential to brick phones.

      [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: and yes, it absolutely has the potential to brick phones.

      [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: and yes, it absolutely has the potential to brick phones.

      [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: and yes, it absolutely has the potential to brick phones.

      [12:11] <@vulc4n> pc747: and yes, it absolutely has the potential to brick phones.

      That's a comment straight from DroidMod.

  • whowland

    WTH!! Sends me to the market to buy DMupdater for $20 bucks? For real?

  • ok so i rooted my phone using this method and now i am not all that satisfied with it as i thought i would be and would like to unroot and go back to stock could someone please tell me how to do so i would be very happy thanks so much

    • Mrpicolas

      rom manager and stock image easiest way to go

      • so all i have to do is go into rom manager and download the stock image and install it and i will be back to stock unrooted? because i was reading down below and on other websites and some people say its extremely hard and a long process

        • Mrpicolas

          yeah there is a stock image option with or without root so when it asks choose without root and it will reboot unpack the stock image and flash it when done you will be on 2.0.1 then update to 2.1 after checking the update setting on your phone

          • thanks i am going to try this now and hope it works

          • Jager07

            None of that worked for me. Not sure why, but think it had something to do with a baseband. I had a long process getting back to unrooted “stock” 2.1. Also discovered this morning that Google only backed up about 70% of my contact information. Luckily I had it backed up through Lookout, so I'm in the process of restoring it now.

          • yea that did not work for me either how did you get back to stock because i do not like this its not that special to me i would rarther just wait a few days and have the ota update

  • AndroidForMe

    First time rooting…used the DMUpdater, loaded Rom Manager, then BBv0.4. Tried to then use Barnacle WIFI, but can't see SSID on computer. Do I need some sort of WIFI fix?

    • CJ

      I had the same problem. Try going to settings and check the “skip wpa…”, then refresh your wireless networks on your computer, and while your computer is searching start your wifi tether and select the associate option on the main screen of barnacle.

      Hope it works for you!

  • CJ

    So I just rooted, thanks to this wonderful site!!! I'm running bb v0.4 and I'm wondering how do I overclock above the 800mhz, which is the max I'm getting with SetCPU? I've downloaded ROM manager and tried a couple of kernels but once my phone is done rebooting my kernel remains the same.

    Thanks in advanced for any help!

    • Chris Nimon

      i think that is the max for the kernel that comes with BB. You can always download a new kernel from rom manager(i dont know about the free version but definitely with the paid version). (dont wipe data and cache). when phone reboots open setcpu, click menu, device selection, auto detect speeds (do not pick Droid). then sometimes you have to slide your max speed to 0 then back up to where you want it.

      • CJ

        Seriously, thanks for the help! Unfortunately it didn't work for me, still have the same kernel.

        I noticed that when I reopen rom manager (paid version) that there is a pop up window that says recovery failure. There are three options to choose from

        1. Recovery is “broken”
        2. ROM manager doesn't reboot
        3. Other

        Could this have something to do with it?

        • Chris Nimon

          open RM, scroll to the bottom, click Flash Alternate Recovery, then go back up top and Flash ClockworkMod Recovery and try to load your new kernel. If you are unable to do this because it keeps saying recovery failure, reboot your phone and try again.

          • CJ

            Thanks! It worked like a charm! Any idea what themes work for bb v0.4? I like the “clean” look if that helps.

          • Chris Nimon

            sorry, cant help this time, but BB is very popular and someone will surely post their favorite themes for it. Lately ive been sticking to CM and JRummy. With Jrummy's you pick your theme, kernel, extras, then it installs. His user interface for his roms currently has no equal.

          • CJ

            How stable is it? Part of the reason I chose bb is because after reading around it seemed to consistently get good remarks about stability.

          • Mrpicolas

            they are usually pretty solid but it is beta they are known for testing till its idiot proof

          • Chris Nimon

            been runing jrummy lithium for a full day doing lots of browsing and so far not a single hiccup. its been very smooth. opted for the 1.25 Ghz kernel running it at 900.

          • Mrpicolas

            oh i know it is running alt black theme love it clean and smooth on p3 1 ghz kernel

          • Mrpicolas

            google 928droid and follow the link forget what site it is but there are alot of themes there for bugless as well as others enjoy

        • CJ

          Okay, I figured out what I needed to do. Needed to do alt flash and then flash back to clockwork. Worked like a charm and now I'm clocked at 1ghz.

        • Mrpicolas

          its still beta give it time still a few bugs

  • Sigmundroid

    ……THIS POST IS FOR ANYONE WHO *FEELS* THEY ARE STUCK ON A NANDROID BACK-UP……

    First I want to say I cannot believe the most advanced users on this board/forum/comment section
    simply refused to reply to those who needed real help, or just ignored them???? Not cool.

    So, without further adieu, This is what to do if you felt stuck on performing an advanced nandroid backup:

    1.Boot into recovery (Power on, but hold down only X) No one said this here…check.
    2.Select: Back up/Restore> Advanced Nandroid Back up

    THIS is what NO ONE told you (and I figured it out)

    3.You do NOT have to name the back up….
    (meaning navigate using your volume button to “perform backup”

    4.You can also choose to back-up
    -Cache
    -Data
    -Misc
    -Recovery….if you wish.

    Now, IF you want to name your back-up?

    Choose “Set Back-up name”
    Write anything but do NOT use spaces…. This: _ instead of spaces…

    Once you have done this (do not use the power button) because it won't work.
    -hit the “enter” key on the keypad

    Now, select “Perform backup.”

    • The Rob

      Thank you!!!!

    • Sigmundroid

      Your welcome Rob!
      The funny part is that they said this release wasn’t ready…but I must have ran that DMU about 20 times
      before I figured it all out and installed Bugless Beast (which btw) is sofa king bada$$!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Rom manager did *NOT* work, so…..
      -Once I flashed sprecovery
      -Once I flashed clockwork recovery
      -I downloaded straight from the bugless beast thread (at droidforums.net)
      -renamed it to update.zip (when you reboot into recovery it looks for this file name: update.zip)

      which btw was NOWHERE to be found from within ROM manager (because I looked)

      If I was supposed to rename it?
      NO ONE told me haha!

      So, once you rename it to update.zip?
      Run recovery again (the clockwork recovery) which is found within ROM manager

      It will find the update.zip and bam….there it is!

    • Sigmundroid

      Your welcome Rob!
      The funny part is that they said this release wasn’t ready…but I must have ran that DMU about 20 times
      before I figured it all out and installed Bugless Beast (which btw) is sofa king bada$$!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Rom manager did *NOT* work, so…..
      -Once I flashed sprecovery
      -Once I flashed clockwork recovery
      -I downloaded straight from the bugless beast thread (at droidforums.net)
      -renamed it to update.zip (when you reboot into recovery it looks for this file name: update.zip)

      which btw was NOWHERE to be found from within ROM manager (because I looked)

      If I was supposed to rename it?
      NO ONE told me haha!

      So, once you rename it to update.zip?
      Run recovery again (the clockwork recovery) which is found within ROM manager

      It will find the update.zip and bam….there it is!

  • Heresteve2

    Still Trying to Decide if I should root or not. I love my phone the way it is. The only reason I might consider rooting is to get a little more speed. Quick question: Is there a site I can find videos of what different roms look like/what features they have? A rom review site? Thanks in advance!

    • Jager07

      If you love it the way it is, don't root. I loved my phone, too, and was just looking for a few upgrades that I *thought* rooting would give me. But be advised that just because someone has created a simple procedure to root your phone, DO NOT get trapped into believing this is a simple thing. Rooting did not give me what I wanted but instead took the phone I loved and turned it into a quirky, high-maintenance beast. I've spent the last 48 hurs trying to UNroot and it's been a nightmare, searching for the needle-in-a-haystack that would solve the problems I had. And I'm still not certain I've solved all the problems and apparently won't know until I *don't* get the official 2.2 OTA. What I quickly learned through this process (which I've outlined below in this thread in case anybody else has the same issues) is that I was very ignorant about rooting the phone and should have never done it in the first place (even though it “was easy”) simply because I didn't understand what all it involved. Props to the devs who create this stuff and give it to us for free. But before you root “the easy way,” you better know what the hell you're doing, otherwise you will find out the hard way if anything goes wrong.
      <stepping off soapbox>

  • Zrochek

    i can unroot my phone the same way with just a push of the button

  • Bones

    If I do this, do I lose everything I have on my phone?

  • Mantis75

    I have a rooted D1 and I am looking to down grade back to 2.1. Does anyone have any thoughts on this. Since I rooted I have been having battery issues, media not being able to play, 3D gallery not always working. Any thoughts?

    • Jager07

      I rooted and immediately wanted to go back to non-rooted because of compatibility and stability issues. Took me all day to employ a process that actually worked, but after 24 hours of root, I am back to non-rooted. See my post below (or above, depending on how you're viewing this thread. ha!)

  • thedonxr

    Reboot and hold power+X and do your restore, then in ROM Manager, Flash Clockworkmod then SPRecovery, then back to Clockwork mod, then flash clockworkmod one more time just for kicks and try to reload the CM6 Rom

  • Zeadaplaya

    Someone rooted help! i just rooted my phone and was following the steps to get the alternate dark theme on my phone, however after I installed the CM6 RC2 and rebooted my phone it just kept showing the droid eye and the droid logo over and over, what did i do wrong?

    • thedonxr

      Reboot and hold power+X and do your restore, then in ROM Manager, Flash Clockworkmod then SPRecovery, then back to Clockwork mod, then flash clockworkmod one more time just for kicks and try to reload the CM6 Rom

  • Zeadaplaya

    when i do the nandroid backup, do i do the simple nandroid backup, or the advanced?

  • guest

    Tried this yesterday. I wanted to root my phone but the day I bought my droid 1, my computercommited suicide. This worked like a charm and I am running bb with froyo. So happy now! Thanks devs! I love this website 🙂

  • Sittingbill

    Wish I Had Known This Before I Bricked My Phone Using sbf file

  • HELP! I rooted last night with the DM Mode Beta lastnight and it did not go well, so I went to the back up recovery 2.0.1 and now I can't receive calls, and the home and search button on the phone don't work. Plus, the touch screen key pad does not come up and the market app is no longer on my phone What do I do?l

    • givemesomeadobo

      u should probably do a factory reset and just flash a new rom or something. start over

  • liquidamber99

    I'm having problems. I rooted the phone and was in the process of installing a custom ROM. I get the message 'Installation aborted'. Anybody know what I did wrong or what I do next?

  • Will I still be rooted after 2.2 comes out?Or do we have to wait for root access again. If I root do I still get the ota push? I know there are 270 much more intelligent questions then this, but I just don't remember and I can't wait for tues. All of the Droid-Life family is the best.
    peace

  • OLD DAWG

    Help!!!! I followed the instructions and got rooted.I did the nandroid backup. I installed Rom Manager Premium and tried to install the new Dark theme from this Friday. I assume I tried to install as a ROM. I did the all I knew to do then rebooted. It hangs on the Motorola symbol. I have tried pulling the battery. I have tried Power+x. I can get the triangle symbol to appear and then hit Alt+l. Nothing is working and I am in panic mode. Please help.

    • OLD DAWG

      It looks as if everyone is taking the weekend off. All of our help experts are absent when I make a brick out of my Droid.

      • I can't help but this is the best site. I am sure you diidnt brick your phone. Someone will answer soon.

        • OLD DAWG

          Nobody helped me and I wound up with a BRICK. Verizon was unable to fix also. I had to get a new phone. I see today that the developer asked Kellex to pull the links. I wish he had done this sooner.

        • OLD DAWG

          Nobody helped me and I wound up with a BRICK. Verizon was unable to fix also. I had to get a new phone. I see today that the developer asked Kellex to pull the links. I wish he had done this sooner.

      • Chris Nimon

        most of the “phone smart” guys take the weekend off because there normally isnt too much posted then.

    • Chris Nimon

      i dont know too much about the new rooting techniques but it sounds like stock recovery to me. If thats the case i think its camera button and vol up or power. SPrecovery brings you up to a green or blue list format. once you get back onto your phone check for the super user ninja in your app drawer.

  • Jager07

    Still trying to unroot. Here's my unsuccessful process thus far, trying to follow this advice:

    “Download RomManager from the Marketplace. Get the Stock 2.0.1 rom from the extras category. Be sure to install clockworkRecovery from rom manager too. Install 2.0.1. When it updates to 2.1 it will also overwrite the recovery partition. :-)”

    >Go to Rom Manager and download stock 2.0.1
    >Wipe Data and Cache
    >Press Ok to reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery and continue the installation <ok>
    <reboot> <Motorola symbol>

    ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.01

    Preparing to install ROM
    Formatting CACHE:…
    Formatting DATA:…
    Formatting SDEXT:…
    No app2sd partition found. Skipping format of /sd-ext

    — Installing: SDCARD:/clockworkmod/download/droidk.macleod-web.net/motorola/sholes-2.0.1.zip
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Installing update…
    assert failed: !less_than_int(1259199777, getprop(“ro.build.date.utc”))
    E: Error in /sdcard/clockworkmod/download/droidk.macleod-web.net/Motorola/sholes/sholes-2.0.1.zip
    (Status 7)
    Installation aborted.
    /tmp/recovery.log was copied to /sdcard/clockworkmod/recovery.log. Please open ROM manager to report the issue.

     reboot system now
     apply sdcard:update.zip
     wipe data/factory reset
     wipe cache partition
     install zip from sdcard
     nandroid
     partitions menu
     advanced

    After booting with Nandroid, I tried to open sholes-2.0.1 manually through Rom Manager:

    >Go to Rom Manager
    >Browse to sholes-2.0.1 and select
    >Wipe Data and Cache
    >Press Ok to reboot into ClockworkMod Recovery and continue the installation <ok>
    <reboot>
    Takes me to a screen with an exclamation point inside a triangle, which hangs.

    Reboot phone using Turn Off/Turn On, open Rom Manager and get an error box:

    Recovery Failure:
    Recovery mode is “broken”
    ROM Manager doesn’t reboot
    Other

    I don’t even know what I’m supposed to choose from this menu, but none of it helps. So I pulled sholes-2.0.1 off my SDCard and renamed it update.zip. Tried to manually install it off ROM Manager and get same error as listed before, except with the new name update.zip instead of sholes-2.0.1.zip. So I moved update.zip to the root directory and tried to select “apply sdcard:update.zip” from the recovery menu and still get the same errors. So my assumption at this point is that the Stock 2.0.1 from ROM Manager is bad. Found this in another thread:

    “yes if you look through this site you will find the 2.0.1 sbf file this is the stock verizon file untouched using rsd lite you can flash this and reboot it will unpack and load then once up and running it will ask you to update to 2.1 since 2.2 isnt out yet select accept and you will be back to normal and yes i believe you can use astro for this not sure how it excatly works because i dont use it for that”

    So unless somebody has some other brilliant idea, I will try to find the 2.0.1 file elsewhere…

    Geez, what a pain in the ass.

    • Jager07

      So I took this advice:

      “From the best of my knowledge (no actual experience) the 2.0.1 stock image <in ROM Manager> works…
      BUT, you can always trust this guy, right?

      http://www.peteralfonso.com/p/downloads.html

      So I downloaded the Odexed version of 2.0.1. I successfully installed that using Recovery Manager and now have 2.0.1 on my phone. The bad news is, it didn't prompt me for my gmail accounts or anything and booted straight into Android. It also didn't prompt me to install 2.1. My build number reports it is ESD56 by Pete, so I'm guessing this is NOT stock 2.0.1 since I downloaded it from Peter's website. Can anybody offer a solution? I just want to get back to stock, unrooted 2.1. My phone is a business tool and I would appreciate any help getting it back to a state that doesn't require so much upkeep. Thanks!

    • BAoxymoron

      check out box option 5:
      http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/3
      note: it will get rid of everything on your phone although a factory reset/wipe won't hurt either

      • Jager07

        Ok, thanks, will try that. Based on advice buried in another thread, I downloaded a nandroid of the stock 2.0.1 here:

        http://www.megaupload.com/?d=72T0I27Y

        Then I rebooted into Recovery via ROM Manager and chose to nandroid restore from that file. Got this result:

        Checking MD5 sums
        Erasing Boot before restore
        Restoring Boot image
        Restoring system
        Error while restoring system…
        <back to main menu>

        So I just restored again to my pre-2.2 nandroid. I have RSD Lite installed, so I will try to flash the sbf and see what happens….

      • Jager07

        That worked! Set me back to a factory install, so I had to initiate my phone again. Still haven't been able to manually OTA to 2.1, but that's ok–I'm no longer rooted and everything works like it should! Thanks! 🙂

        • Jager07

          Still haven't gotten the 2.1 OTA push, but having a stable, low-maintenance unrooted version of 2.0.1 is MUCH better than having an unstable, high-maintenance rooted version of 2.2 and hopefully I'll get the OTA soon to bring me back to 2.1 (or maybe even 2.2, if I'm lucky). Thanks again for your help!.

          • Jager07

            So apparently flashing 2.0.1 didn't get me back to “factory” after all, even though it unrooted me and installed the proper version of Android. I did a little more investigating on why I wasn't getting 2.1 OTA and found this:
            “I decided to unroot and go back to stock 2.1-update1, so what i did was flash 2.0.1, then boot to stock recovery and wipe data/factory reset and wipe cache, so then it booted to a fresh 2.0.1, few minutes later, i received the OTA update for 2.1-update1 and now im back to stock, waiting for FroYo.”

            Even though I flashed 2.0.1 via RSD Lite, I didn't boot into stock recovery–didn't even know I was supposed to–until I got saw this little insert about doing it. So after getting some help, I was able to boot into recovery (Power + X, then Up Volume + camera at the exclamation screen). This allowed me to do a factory reset and wipe cache, which was successful, but made me activate my phone again. And still no OTA 2.1 update…

            So I did a little more investigation, which got me here:

            http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad/5

            I don't know how to check whether my baseband is the “proper” version or not–apparently it
            is a rare problem and I've never even read anybody mentioning it until I found that site–but the symptoms were the same as mine. No auto 2.1 OTA., etc. So I followed their recomendations and went to this site:

            http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/58150-h

            Downloading the 2.1 update and installing it manually successfully got me back to 2.1 and everything is running smoothly, as far as I can tell (random baseband issues notwithstanding). Hopefully I'll still get the 2.2 OTA, and hopefully that will resolve a baseband issue, if that's what my problem has been this whole time…

          • Anonymous

            yeah I had done it once before and it worked perfectly… but I had to do this last night and I didn’t get the update… Honestly don’t know what to you… @kellex @tom anyone got any ideas?

  • NorCalDroid

    It worked. Just rooted

  • ok so i did everything it tells me to do but now i am trying to use titanium backup and its telling me i am not rooted so what have i done wrong please help!!!!!

    • JFKempf

      I went through myself, and it was confusing. Looks like it took a bit for the permissions program to 'spin up' as it were and give the permissions. Since titanium is running in the background, it 'remembers' not having permission. Bring up the menu, select 'more' and then 'reload app'. I did actually have that not work once, but a reboot of the phone resolved it.

  • angrydroid4!!

    I really hope in the near future thier will be easier wasy to root all 2.1 devices like….allly,moment,hero,mt3g,ETC…but for those who have higher end devices & the devs who work on them much love.I just fell like some lower end devices have much potiential,dont 4 get the little people..but anyways keep up the good work

  • Jager07

    Ok, I rooted and quickly realized I was in over my head. Have spent the last few hours trying to unroot. I tried several fragmented methods that I found scattered throughout the threads, but I could not get any of them to work–short story is that after running through some command screens, the phone kept booting back into cyanogen 6 rc2. Finally I reloaded my nandroid backup. It boots into stock 2.1 and all of my data and apps are there (woohoo!!!). But I get the feeling I'm still rooted. How do I tell for sure? I still have Superuser Permissions, Rom Manager and DM Updater installed (none of which I want, but I'm not uninstalling them until I make sure I'm unrooted). Here's my system info:
    Firmware Version
    2.1-update1
    Baseband version
    C_01.3E.03P
    Kernel Version
    2.6.29-omap-g7fa8788
    [email protected]#1
    Build number
    ESE81

    So am I unrooted or not? How can I tell? And if I'm still rooted, how, specifically, do I unroot from here? Thanks!

    • Hasbrobot

      try the one “cache mate” for root users free version from the market. if it works your rooted still if not….well your back to where you started.

      • Jager07

        Apparently I'm still rooted. :/ This is part of what I've been trying:

        “Download RomManager from the Marketplace. Get the Stock 2.0.1 rom from the extras category. Be sure to install clockworkRecovery from rom manager too. Install 2.0.1. When it updates to 2.1 it will also overwrite the recovery partition. :-)”

        Rom Manager looks like it's downloading 2.0.1 and reboots the phone when the download process is complete. But it doesn't install 2.0.1. Instead, my phone just boots to some sort of menu with green lettering and gives me options like “Install update.zip” or “install rom from sd card” or “Wipe cash and factory reset” or “nandroid backup.” I tried looking for the downloaded 2.0.1 on my sd card, but I don't see it (not sure what I'm looking for, actually). So I chose to install update.zip sinc eI figured that was a default naming scheme and maybe the 2.0.1 I downloaded via Rom Manager was, perhaps, “update.zip.” But it said it couldn't find update.zip. Then I chose “Wipe case and factory reset,” thinking maybe that would reset my phone to stock unrooted 2.0.1, but instead it just booted me back to rooted 2.2/cyanogen 6. So then I tried backing up from Nandroid, which actually worked and recovered all my lost data, but still, apparently, leaves me rooted. How do I unroot? Thanks!

  • CORYK333

    Rooted my droid using this method and it worked flawlessly………but, now when i try 2 DL roms in ROM MANAGER, the ROMS successfully DL (says ROM DOWNLOAD COMPLETE in notification menu)….i click on it and it proceeds to give me the backup/wipe option, i select both and proceed…..it reboots my droid, it restarts, it goes through a very fast black loading screen where i san see it say something about “unable to find” , something about “sd card” (its very fast so i cant make out the exact)…..it then proceeds to boot in2 CLOCKWORK RECOVERY SCREEN with the reboot, apply, wipe, etc…this happens EVERYTIME and NONE OF THE ROMS I DL FROM ROM MANAGER SHOW UP IN SD CARD EITHER, even though ROM MANAGER says DL COMPLETE(obviously if they dont show up in sd card i cant load them)…..SOME1 PLEASE HELP, IT WOULD B SOOOOOOO APPRECIATED….was so happy this method worked for me without a hitch to gain root access, but now i am rooted but unable to flash a new rom, THANKS FOR HELP IN ADVANCE

    • arf24

      sounds to me like you need to flash an alternate recovery then reflash clockwork mod recovery. ive had this happen before and all i did was what i described then rebooted and everything worked just fine. good luck.

      • CORYK333

        thanks 4 the tip….gonna give it a try right after work, much appreciated

  • SergeyZh

    I've tried this on Milestone with success!
    Was unrooted SHOLS_U2_02.36.0, now it's rooted.
    But I didn't allow to flash recovery partition, only root my system.

  • Miles

    Oh no! It made my mother cry!

  • Ronnie Peacock

    okay so i am rooted but my recovery image failed, and keeps failing, what do i do?

  • Wow it works! Even a noob like me is running froyo! Thanks Kellex and The Droid Life crew! Now off to play with my “new” phone. I must say though all the hype about 2.2 and honestly I'm not that impressed with the new features. I got the flash player and I'm running bugless beast. The Rom seems stable and I'm sure a little tinkering and I will find more features. I did buy set CPU and I'm at 800/550, I'm assuming I have to get a different kernel to overclock any faster? Any suggestions are very welcome. If any one can tell me any tips to get the most out of my ROOTED Droid. Thanks Droid lifers!

  • Guest

    my recovery image keeps failing, what do i do to make it pass

  • Guest

    how many times do you have to flash your phone?

  • BAoxymoron

    Hey got my question answered by taking the plunge…. you maintain all apps settings etc… well i'm assuming i'm finished because i got su to work in terminal emulator

  • Dora

    who can recommend me a good task manager

    • Advanced Task Manager Free

  • Twalk5

    i cant find the app in my market how do i get it to my phone

    • BAoxymoron

      you must download from the link provided

  • zaymalone

    it didnt make it to allow screen it saiid an error occured eris

  • Jager07

    The root process was simple, but wow, what a pain in the ass getting all of my stuff restored after installing Cyanogen (even with it backed up). 5 hours and counting. Wish I'd waited for the official OTA. :/

  • Mliebman1011

    im nervous about doing this but i really want to if somone could tell me exactly wat to do b4 this and after i would deffinitly take the leap…any help is great…i mean like if i need to download a backup app b4 this and wat to download after rooted to get to 2.2

  • ok so i have a question am i better off jsut waiting for the ota update to come out or is it better to be rooted. i have been really interested in rooting but i have a mac and dont know how to do it on here but with this new way to root i dont need to hook it up to a computer at all right? or do i need to do so to get custom roms and what is the best way to back up my phone so i do not have to redownload all my apps so please give advice and if i can do this all from my phone with out a computer how easy is it to go back to stock 2.1 if i do not like being rooted. thanks and hope someone can give me some help

    • Try reading the thread.

  • Leo

    Does anybody know how to unroot? I hava a Droid 1 rooted and I'm running sapphire. I need to return my phone for a replacement and I have know clue how to go back to 2.1. I tried the stock 2.1 ROM from ROM Manager but it always fails to install. I dont kno if I'm not installing it right or what? If anybody can help please let me know.

  • Kswallace87

    Kellex,
    Hey just wanted to giv some positive feedback on rooting the way. All I have to say is WOW, its worked. Now I can say I didnt know what the hike i was doing at all lol, but with the help from “spacedrabbit” with that link, I would hav been stuck. So I went to a Bugless beast V0.4 FRF84B from pete and back to stock 2.1 Update 1. Now I did have some trouble with going back to stock(I wanted to make sure i could go back when update comes) had to do some battery pulls. But needles to say “IT WORKS” lol Thnks to you and DroidMod for making happen! And really this website has been great with the news and i thnk you Kellex… Hey No Homo lmao

  • Someone please tell me how to get back to stock 2.1. I dont know what it is but i just dont like this lol. im probably the only one that feels this way. HELP!!!!

  • Mchlls22

    HELP!!! My phone said I rooted successfully, so I backed out the updater as per the directions. Rebooted in recovery and am trying to do a nandroid advanced backup. My screen says “type a prefix to name your backup” So I tried to name it and hit the camers button-nothing. Tried to back out of the menu with the power button-nothing. What do I do?? Batt pull?? Please help!! Email reply is fine too [email protected] Thx in advance.

  • liquidamber99

    I heard about a custom ROM recently that offered Froyo with the Sense UI. Anybody know what this is?

    • Chris Nimon

      i believe that is the rom for the Incredible

  • CJ

    Will doing this erase the apps I have on my phone right now? Not worried about the free ones but don't want to pay again for others

    • Chris Nimon

      everything should be saved to the google account you use to activate phone. Some apps may not show up because they are not for froyo but i believe theres a fix for that too.

  • Ok, I rooted, but I stopped short of it installing the custom recovery image. I know I can continue the process later, but now I see that Froyo is out next week and I think I want to try the stock froyo first. Do I have to do anything? Will it update my phone while rooted, or do I have to unroot it. If I have to unroot, how do I do that? (a link will suffice)

  • Cubsoxs87
  • KEITHSMNR

    I've been at the droid boot animation for about 10 minutes now after rooting, so I battery pulled and chose to restore my original backup and now again, the boot animation loops over and over, help?

  • Twigster

    After downloading the recovery image, DMUpdater is giving me the options of “Latest ROM: DroidMod 1.0” or “ROM Menu”.

    Do I just need to reboot to get to my now rooted 2.1? …or is something amiss? Any way to completely start this process over? 🙂

  • this might not be the correct spot to put this but i cant seem to boot into recovery. i get a triangle with a ! in it

    • KEITHSMNR

      me too now, help!!!

      • BAoxymoron

        hit volume up and camera button at the same time… for droid atleast…

        • KEITHSMNR

          Guess what, that didn't work either. I was freaking out and I had to use RSDlite and I saved my phone. Piece of crap, all I did was root with new droidmod, install rom manager and jrummry kangerade rom, reboot and my phone bricked. Piece of crap!

          • BAoxymoron

            The triangle with a ! is stock recovery…. in other words you didn't apply the SPRecovery included with the app or clockwork using rom manager… your next error is you're blaming an application designed to root when you are the one who flashed the kangerade rom…. flashing is dangerous if you don't know what you are doing… this application is not that rom(which is a good rom btw) and does nothing other than give you root something it does without you even having to reboot(applause to DM for that imo). From there you are on your own… you want to install kangerade… flash clockwork using rom manager then do standard installation the way Jrummy tells you to aka download file change it name to update, place in sd card root open clockwork recovery and select update.zip… its that simple don't blame DroidMod for your incompetence

          • Keithsmnr

            BA first of all, I have had a droid since day 1 and I have rooted and unrooted before with no problems. I rooted with the new droidmod, after that using Rom manager I flashed clockwork recovery prior to installing the kangerade rom. After the phone tried to reboot it was completely useless. And second, I'm sorry but there were no instructions in the description of the rom in rom manager that said I should download, rename, and install that way. If it's so important that a certain method be follow such as the one you mentioned, then it should be easily outlined otherwise, why would I assume I had to do that? Even after I read some posts as droid-froums about jrummy's roms I did not find those instructions! Maybe they should take a more forthcoming approach when it comes to instructing users that something needs to be done in a very particular way.

          • Anonymous

            It isn’t necessary to do it that way that is just one of the safest/original way to do it. Jrummy tells you to do it that way right under where he discusses scripts…. regardless it still failed to reboot after you tried to flash the rom so its very difficult to say whether there was an error with flashing the rom or with DMUpdater

          • Keithsmnr

            either way, I got everything working and I am very happy with nextang and lithmod. Trial and error I say.

          • KEITHSMNR

            and, baoxymoron. Looks like I wasn’t “incompetent” after all ..

            http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-general-discussions/65768-do-not-use-droidmod-updater.html

  • etp

    still a little nervous but want to root the droid 1. was considering using the other method this weekend until i saw this. seems easy enough. if i root will i still be able to use the gps, wifi, bluetooth, the market etc? guess what im asking is if anything will NOT work once i root. thanks!

  • Vanessa Renee

    I am already rooted with sapphire 0.7.0, but somehow I lost my superuser permissions and can't use any of my rooted apps. I downloaded this and ran it but it gets stuck on waiting for rootshell to appear. Will this not work to get my superuser permissions back?

    • I had to be in a place where I could connect to a wireless access point. Once I had that it got past that point.

  • Slyguy

    mine just hanging at
    toggling wifi

  • ddogg845

    im a little scared it has said extracting system.tar for a long ass time

  • Niedespi12

    Well I used the DM and to tell you the truth it is quite, crap…If you cant get RSDLite and do it that way in the first place, you really have no reason rooting your phone and flashing a recovery anyhow. And new users be sure to be connected to WiFi when you attempt this, more than likely it will take a while if you are not.

  • C Rillo

    Just did this with Droid 1…wow!! Im a mac user and this was so easy…im on froyo trick!!!

  • Travillion

    OK, so I rooted post-2.1 the SDLite way, which I guess wasn't actually rooting but just allowing me to flash ROMs with root access. So now that this is out, I would like to officially root–but can I do that from my existing 2.1 ROM, or do I need to go back to stock 2.1 first?

    • There's really no reason to re-root since stock ESE81 is technically a ROM itself, albeit an official one, but if you really want to you'll have to unroot first with a stock 2.1 ROM (you can get it in ROM Manager btw).

  • Vinlew57

    I tried this, step by step, and now I am back to firmware 2.0.1. I have confirmed that I am rooted. How do I get to Froyo?

    • Download Rom Manager from the market and flash a Froyo rom. I personally recommend Pete's Bugless Beast v0.4. It's incredibly stable and full of awesome tweaks. You can also try Sapphire by cvpcs if you prefer a more stock rom. Just remember that you have to wipe data and cache if you're coming from 2.1 or below.

      • CJ

        do you need to get the paid version or does the free version do the same thing?

      • CJ

        Sorry for the dumb question, figured that one out after looking through the thing. What do you mean by wipe data and cache?

  • Brendan

    Just rooted mah droid x literally took 2 seconds, like literally, no like seriously it rooted it like it was nothing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Antgotti15

      are you able to put custom roms on your droid x now????

  • Kswallace87
  • gl0w_

    Just used this to Root my Droid X. Obviously does not allow for you to install the custom recovery ROM, but does root the device successfully. Have wireless tether and setcpu now =D

  • Twigster

    I appear to be hung on Downloading of “recovery-0.99.3b.img”
    at 1.46MB/3.36MB (43%)

    Only option is to cancel.. will this brick?

    • Galinyc

      happened to me too… what i did was dragged down my notification screen, and clicked on something up there… dont know if it was a coincidence, but it seemed to “unstick” it…. happened a couple of times and did the same method each time…

      • Twigster

        It did finally come back around, but now im at a menu of “Latest ROM: DroidMod 1.0” or “ROM Menu”.

        Do I just need to reboot to get to my now rooted 2.1?

    • NorCalGuy

      I have also had this problem before, it usualy happens when I am on wifi, so I just toggle it on and off and that usualy resets ur data connection and it should go back into downloading

  • This seems easy enough for even me, but with the exceptions of wanting simple screen shots, I have no real reason to “root”. With all the great launchers and homescreen apps, and using custom icons, my phone can look different every day.

    Still faster than my office pc, so no complaints here!

    • Tyler

      free wifi hotspot?

  • Eric

    im worried about voiding my warranty

    • NorCalGuy

      If U can root your phone then you can also flash it back to stock if you ever need to take it to a store for warrenty info, also if you are scared of verizion looking at their computers and seeing what your running on our phone they will only see the fingerprint which says 2.1 update 1. So there is no real way for them to know unless you tell them. Whith all that being said I don't take any resonsibility in you rooting your phone. But it is the best thing ever!!

  • Galinyc

    just made the leap. but i have a question…. when i flashed sprecovery, its asking me to:

    “wipe data?
    say yes if you are using 2.1

    No. keepdata
    yes. wipe/data
    Yes. wipe/data. but keep apps.”

    wat should I do?

  • arirang

    when 2.1 OTA was being pushed, like many of us, i didn't wait and did the manual install [update.zip] and have left update.zip in the root of SD since. do i need to remove that update.zip prior to running DM?

  • someone needs to do this with the droid x

  • Cbrown0723

    Without thinking I downloaded droidmod 1.0 after the whole process was over(it gave me an option). that did i just do?

  • mike

    how do i backup my contacts and apps before i do this?

    • Your contacts are backed up in the Gmail cloud, so you don't have to worry about them. You can use Mybackup from the market to back up your apps, but be warned that it won't keep the market links (as in it won't show up in the market that you installed it, so no updates). I wrote them down and reinstalled them manually when I first rooted. Fortunately you can use Titanium Backup to backup not only the apps, their data and their market links once your rooted.

      Happy rooting! 🙂

      • balthuszar

        i wish i had known about titanium back up about two and a half-three weeks ago…i rooted and flashed sapphire 0.7.0, and lost shapewriter in the process…now i cant find a comparable keyboard…i'm using swiftkey now, but i dont like the hunt and peck method, and SlideIT is crap

  • mad samoan

    why cant i get past the link? what else do i gotta have on my computer to run the updater?

  • Ok I have two questions… 1: will my contacts disappea? and two if I root, but don't flash any roms I should get the official update right?……
    Thank you

    • aczm1988

      1. Nope they come back soon as you log back in with your google account.
      2. Dont think you will. But the roms out there are better then the official update will ever be.

  • Twigster

    Stupid question time, but I've never gotten around to taking the plunge into this yet, this may prod me to.

    If I use this method, once I download, click to root, click to allow access, and then flash the recovery image.. what next? Will my stock 2.1 still be on the phone with everything exactly as is? Or maybe a new stock 2.1 will be there and I will need to reinstall all apps and settings?

    Any help is appreciated greatly!

    • caphoagie

      It will be just like it is now but added sprecovery and super user. Same2.1 until you flash a new rom.

  • Athack

    maybe a stupid question.. but if im already rooted can i still install this? just wondering if i ever had to go back to stock if it would be easier with this installed on my phone? thanks for any input…

    • aczm1988

      Yea u can always install it and save it for later.

    • aczm1988

      Can always install and save for later. Or just save on your memory card.

  • pappy53

    I did this on my Droid 1, and have tried to install both UD Extreme 5.0.1, and Lithium Mod. Am getting constant boot loops on both. Any suggestions?
    BTW, I am installing thru SPR.

  • Somewhat off topic. But I'm not rooted and I'm thinking about rooting, so before I do a full wipe to install 2.2 on my DI what can I use to back everything up?

    • aczm1988

      For non-rooted users i would suggest MyBackupPro.

      Once your rooted Titanium backup works just fine.

      • Thanks. So I can use both? And once I do the wipe can I get that data back while still being rooted and running the 'official' 2.2 Rom? Or would it bring me back to the point where I backed it up

        • aczm1988

          When you backup your apps/settings/data with either of those, everything comes back.

          But once your rooted i would suggest only using titanium backup. For rooted users its the best.

          • Thanks a lot youre the best.

          • aczm1988

            Np 😛

          • You are the best! 😛

          • aczm1988

            Aww shucks thanks tim 😀

            Btw how was vegas :D?

  • Mucie2000

    ***HEEELLLPPPP****
    Sooooo…if i wanted to root my Droid by this method, what exactly do I do afterward? The instructions say to boot into recovery(which I know how to do), but I dont really understand the whole “full nandroid backup” part. I'm no where near computer illiterate, im just rally OCD when it comes to this stuff and I want everything to be right.

    • aczm1988

      Making a full nandroid backup is only neccesary if your screw up flashing a new rom and need to go back to where you before. I believe (hard to remember lol) when you boot into recovery go down to nandroid and select backup. Or if you have rom manager you can make a backup that way. If you get confused just tell me what you see in recovery and i cant help you out more. Its been a while since i did a nandroid backup, i usually backup through rom manager.

      Hope that helps

      • Mucie2000

        Ok. So after i run the DMUpdater, i m basically already rooted. And nandroid is basically an option that I have to choose to backup everything?

        • aczm1988

          Correct, and basically rooted, you are rooted. Next step is to install custom roms.

          • Mucie2000

            ok. Thanks dude!!

      • Mchlls22

        I think I'm stuck in the advanced nandroid backup!! It wont let me name the backup and move on or back out by hitting the power button. Help??

        • aczm1988

          Making a backup that way it not “neccessary” but if your still want to try not naming it and see if that works.

          Your not in trouble if your worried you hurt your phone.

          P.S. if you have rom manager (from the market) you can backup your system that way and its much easier. Dont stress it m8 your not in hot water.

          Let me know how it goes.

  • Guest

    I'm thinking about rooting, this sounds great! So all I do is download the app, run it and then I can install custom ROMS. Is this idiot proof? Haha Is there a way to unroot and get back to stock if needed? I could really use some help! Thanks!

    • aczm1988

      Yes its idiot proof, even a caveman can do it lol. As far as going back to stock there is a guide on this site to do it.

  • Mousiope

    does this works on milestone ???????? Can someone with a backup made maybe test it ?

    • aczm1988

      I doubt it, as far as i know root on the milestone is a no go. Sorry 🙁

  • Anyone try this on the Droid X yet?

  • Umanben

    works great, thanks to everyone, i'm a mac guy and have been wanting to root for months.

  • PatBeats

    No dice on the HTC Droid Incredible. Hangs at “Waiting for rootshell to appear. Toggling WiFi…” then the phone crashes and reboots. Unsuccessful yet with no damage, Oh well… =

    • MikeO

      unrevoked 1 click root, it can't get any easier, this is unnecessary for the inc.

  • emanuelC

    i keep getting a rom download error when i try to dl bugless beast, any ideas?

  • LeXi RoX

    How likely is it to brick your phone doing this? I'm a little nervous of the idea.

  • emanuelC

    i keep getting a rom download error when trying to download bugless beast, any ideas?

    • nkhex19

      maybe its a server issue, in ROM Manager at the first menu hit your soft menu key, select clear download cache and then try again. did you flash the latest clockworkmod recovery? should be 2.5.0.1 as of right now. gets updated often.

      • emanuelC

        tried a different rom & it works!

      • emanuelC

        it only downloads 1 of 3, then the dl error

  • michael

    ok so i'm on droid1 2.1 stock and when i root how can i get 2.2? with a killer processor

    • spacedrabbit

      just check the “Root (unlock)” category on this site and look for the article on … oh forget it, here you go

      http://www.droid-life.com/2010/07/08/how-to-roo

      though i guess the point of this article is just use DM and then download rom manager

  • jakebowenecu

    Wife has got the eris where can I find out if these works on eris?

  • aczm1988

    Man this is great news. My droid just went for a swim yesterday had to get a new one. I called asurion and they told me 3-4 weeks for a new one. So i went down and complained to verizon. They are now sending me a brand spanking new droid1 for 21$. (The 21$ was for overnight shipping). So noon tomorrow ill have my brand new droid and will be re-rooting with this new technique.

    Let me tell you how happy i am, big red finally came through for me :D!!!!!!!

    • I was wondering in the 3 to 4 weeks if they woulda sent u then droid 2 as a replacement

      • aczm1988

        Maybe, but i need my phone now lol not in 3 weeks, ill take the brand new droid1 for my suffering haha.

  • sc4fpse

    Nice to see the DroidMod team back in the news… but seriously… We're here with an easy 2.1 updater, likely days before 2.2 official is released. And it's not like it's going to be a quick release of 2.2 either. It's been ages.

    Perhaps I'm just a little sour that they completely dropped off the face of the earth, essentially abandoning DroidMod, the first custom rom that ever graced the memory of my Droid. I mean, I give them props and commend them for their hard work on this. But 2.2 is about out. 😐

    Better late than never, I guess. Welcome back to existence, DM.

  • Steve

    Question:

    Will I have to re-activate my phone on Verizon's network after doing this? [When I turn my phone on, will I have to dial the activation #] ???

    ??

    Thanks

    • nkhex19

      When you flash a ROM and wipe data and cache you will just have to log back into your Google account but you shouldn't have to ever reactivate your phone unless you install a new baseband.

    • Paul E.

      Someone can tell me if I'm wrong, but my understanding was that you only had to do that if you were updating the baseband… or do a total wipe of data and cache. When I rooted back in March I didn't have to update.

    • nkhex19 is right on the money. No reactivation after rooting 😛
      That's only if you switch basebands…

  • mike

    is there a website that has all the roms with details so i can make sure i want to root before i do it? i'm new to this and want to get into it!

  • Moeyknight

    It figures I just rooted yesterday and was interrupted about a million times during the process. I could have used this.

  • nkhex19

    Those still on the fence, are you ready to finally jump over now? Lol 🙂
    Just be careful and if your uncomfortable doing something don't hesitate to ask questions. The DL Community is happy to help!

  • Raidertre

    newbie question. i was slowly rooting my phone. i first started with adding sprecovery. i was then going to do the official root. but now i kinda want to use this method. would i have to uninstall sprecovery?

    • aczm1988

      Should still work. Its not gonna hurt anything if it doesnt.

      • Raidertre

        thanks. I may give this a shot. Or just use the normal rooting method droid life offered this weekend. I heard you can't tether with the rooted 2.2. is that true?

        • aczm1988

          Yes you can tether, i tether via usb and wireless running a 2.2 rom.

  • thebourbonnflip

    i really want to try it…but i want to know if i could go back to stock everything..just in case.

    • nkhex19

      I don't know if DM Updater will return your phone to stock just yet but you could always flash the 2.0.1 SBF using RSD Lite or I've heard there is a 2.0.1 Stock image in ROM Manager as well.

      • kellex

        Flashing the 2.0.1 image included in DMUpdater and then factory resetting will get you back to stock with no root.

        • nkhex19

          Awesome, Thanks Kellex! A lot easier then RSD Lite huh? lol

        • thebourbonnflip

          so im good then…i can easily get back to 2.1-update1 with no trace? right kellex?

        • Pfrie4

          So if we're already rooted, then could we download this just to use it to get back to stock?

          Love this site by the way..check it every day 🙂

        • Leo

          Can you do this if your using a 2.2 ROM?

  • zaymalone

    does this work on eris

    • JohnnyD

      Seriously. This has been asked twice and no one has answered. I have an Eris running 2.1, but it's real laggy and slow and I may want to root and get a custom ROM. I can't find anything about how to root an Eris running 2.1 though. Will this method work?

      Alternatively, is there a way to disable auto-sync and auto-start on just some apps? I just want some apps (Kayak, NYTimes, Alice, others) to stay off until I open them, and stay closed when I close them. I'm fully aware this is a ridiculously noob question 🙂

  • Colin

    (This may be a repeat comment b/c of wifi problems)

    It doesn't seem I need to get a computer involved in this rooting process, so is it ok for those of us with mac?

    Also, will there be any problems putting Froyo or custom ROMs onto my Droid 1 if I have a mac?

    • You should be fine…
      Once you have root you can just restore backups with your phone and be safe.
      No computer needed really 🙂
      No COMP needed!

      • nkhex19

        Hey Tim, you know if the Stock 2.0.1 image in ROM Manager works? I keep hearing you can use that file instead of trying to flash the 2.0.1 SBF via RSD Lite but I haven't heard anyone confirm this method works. Thought you might know.
        That way I can tell people who want to unroot to use that method instead of RSD LIte because I know that method is a lot more intimadating to people.

  • RealGame22

    DroidMod has done it again. Mad luv to them.

  • Ive had root since 2.0. This is alot easier.

  • BAM

    Phenominal…..

  • Flyinion

    Grrr where was this 2 months ago when I was rooting my phone. Wanted to throw my desktop computer out the window because Win7 + RSD Lite wasn't playing nice and refused to flash sbfrecovery. Had to use my laptop in the end. Anyway, nice for those that haven't rooted yet and were on the fence. This will definitely make it a lot simpler, and potentially a lot less frustrating as well lol

  • Just make sure you don't use this on anything but official versions of 2.1 these guys don't do warez. Someone should repost the diatribe one of these guys posted about how they would never do this.

  • phoxus

    GO Droidmod!!!

    • kellex

      Amen to that.

  • thebourbonnflip

    i really want to try it…but i want to know if i could go back to stock everything..just in case.

    • caphoagie

      Yes I know in the old Droid mod there was a stock rom you could download. If that's not there you can go back to stock in rom manager.

      • thebourbonnflip

        does that mean it would wipe all traces of root on the phone?

        • caphoagie

          Yes and if you wares to be even more sure once you got back to stock you can go into stock recovery and wipe data from there. Also delete the nandroid folder from your SD card. Verizon will never know.

          • thebourbonnflip

            so your saying that if i wanted to go back to total stock 2.1-update1, there should be a stock image i could download….alright, so how do i get from SPRecovery to the Stock recovery?

          • caphoagie

            The stock recovery will be included in the stock image. But don't worry once you go root you will never go back.

  • Colin

    It appears this can be downloaded to the phone w/o getting a computer involved. Is there a reason I am not seeing why this could not be done for those of us who use Mac?

    Would having a Mac make it difficult to get Froyo and custom ROMs on my Droid 1?

    • No PC No Problem!! Just download the DMudater from above follow the steps!! Then download Rom manager from the Market (p.s. show some love buy the premium) install your recovery and select a custom rom. reboot into recovery and poof you are on froyo Bro!! no computer necessary!!

      • Colin

        You all are beautiful! thank you 🙂

        C

    • No. You won't need to touch a computer for that process technically 🙂

    • Nope, as a Linux user i sorta feel your pain. I had to jump through more hoops to root. Once you root install rom manager from the market and have fun!

    • caphoagie

      And just to add to this roms or themes you download to your Mac can be tranfered to your phone and work fine as well.

  • verds

    I had all but forgotten the DroidMod team existed. I owe my first rooting to them, glad to see them back. Let's hope they can keep up a little better this time with 2.2 around the corner.

  • I wouldn't get rid of the other article though. Those instructions double as a recovery tool sometimes.

  • ok. have a question. I decided to do this and my phone is just sitting there saying “Waiting for rootshell to appear. Toggling WiFi…” It's just sitting there doing nothing (for about 10 mintues). Any ideas?

    • JimmyD

      Uh oh… please keep us updated on your progress! I'm running a stock 2.1 Droid and want to read about some success stories before I try doing this.

      • It hasn't started the root yet, so no damage to the phone (I restarted and it works fine).

        do I have to have access to an AP? I'm at work and I only have 3g. the wireless was turned on by the app, but it never started the root.

    • Has anyone else gotten this to work? Did you have Access to the internet through WIfi or at least an AP to connect to? Every time I try it just gets stuck at the message above.

    • GS

      I'm in the same boat, sitting 10 feet from my access point if it matters.

      • GS

        So I rebooted after getting stuck there, made sure my wireless was on and successfully connected before starting the process and it worked. Can't confirm that will be the fix for all but it worked for me.

  • Nam

    If I use this to root.. can I install the wifi tether app without using any custom ROMS or anything? I just want stock 2.1 but with the wifi tether.

    • yes as long as you have root access you can utilize wifi tether!

    • kellex

      Indeed you can.

    • Yes

    • phoxus

      yes you can choose to just root. and then market app: Wireless tether for root users. There you go.

    • Nam

      Sweet. Thanks guys.

    • Droidzilla

      You can, but why miss out on all the FroYo goodness?

      Give yourself to the Dark Side . . .

  • Welcome back DMupdater!!

  • emanuelC

    what would be the next step?

    • After all this you should download a custom ROM and flash it using ROM Manager 🙂

    • Droidzilla

      Get ROM manager in the market, download CyanogenMod 6 RC2, put on a 1.2GHz overclock kernel, get SetCPU, put on 928Droid's Black Glass theme, then sit back and enjoy your mad pimp self.

      • Raidertre

        damn 1.2ghz? i was thinking doing 800mhz. won't 1.2ghz make your phone hot really quick?

        • Not if the governor is set to “ondemand”
          Then it only bumps to 1.2 if you are in need of the extra speed 🙂

        • caphoagie

          I Max mine at 800 I think its fast enough.

        • Droidzilla

          I run it at 1GHz with ondemand, but I have the 1.2GHz kernel just in case I feel the need to go faster. Honestly, though, I don't see much of a tangible speed difference from 1-1.2 (or even from 800-1.2, for most things).

          • Raidertre

            nice.

    • JimmyD

      I'd like to know this answer as well. I'm interested in rooting my stock 2.1 Droid, but after I do so, what's next?

      • JimmyD

        OK, Tim-o-tato and Droidzilla answered my question as I typed it. =P

        So ROM Manager is the next step. Hmmm… I need to do some investigating on what ROMs I want to try out this weekend!!!! =)

        • Anything by Jrummy (5.0.9), Bugless Beast (0.4), and there are SOO many others 🙂

          • Flyinion

            Give Simply Stunning 4.5 a shot too 🙂 Love his new tool that does full 360 degree home screen rotation 🙂

          • InsaneNemesis is the way to go… this is coming from a practically religious jRummy user.

          • Aaron is a great Dev

        • Here is a list of all the top Devs and themers lol
          http://www.droidforums.net/forum/custom-roms/

    • From Kellex's original root article…

      # SetCPU: App used to overclock your device. (With the right ROMs)
      # Root Explorer: File manager that lets you browse every file on your Droid.
      # ROM Manager: The easiest way to install new ROMs.
      # ShootMe and Drocap2: Screen shot apps.
      # Barnacle Wifi Tether: App for wifi tethering your Droid.
      # LEDs Hack: Gives you control over your LED soft-keys.
      # MetaMorph: Allows you to install custom themes.
      # Titanium Backup: For making custom backups including your apps

      • Flyinion

        Where do you find MetaMorph themes at? I can't seem to find anything for MM on the market other than the app itself. All the themes I see at droidforums and other places seem to be installable via ROM Manager so I'm confused now on what MM is even useful for.

        • Metamorph is whole other set business, I'd stick with flashing roms and their associated themes for now!(That's what I'm doing, I'll get back to you on the MM info :P)

  • i love how it says (Root My Phone) and the (Quit: Recommended)!! Nothing like covering your own arses huh!!

  • So does this actually root 2.1, or just allow you to flash ROMs with root access, like the previously described method for rooting in 2.1? Trying to decide if I should do this and gain true root access or stay the course and just keep on flashing ROMs…

    • kellex

      Root baby.

  • emanuelC

    so after i root using DMUpdater, how do i get a custom rom on my droid?

    • kellex

      Download ROM Manager and pick a ROM. 🙂

      • emanuelC

        what would be the best way to backup my droid

        • Once it's rooted, for just settings and apps, Titanium Backup. For a full backup, boot into Clockwork or SPRecovery, and use nandroid. It's an option within the recoveries.

  • Michael_NM

    To root or not to root. That has been my question. With this, it seems like there's no longer a fence to sit on…

    • You're still stock?!? Dude…..come on. You're missing out on the sweetest nectar your phone can yield lol

      • Michael_NM

        Yeah, I'm still an old-school stock scaredy-cat. 🙁 This will very likely push me to run with you big dogs!

        • If you are too scared, we are all here to encourage and help 😛
          Just go for it. You got no reason not to at this point lol

          • Michael_NM

            Thanks Lord Tato! I will root. I will root soon. I will!

          • 1bad69z28

            Oh Obi Wan Tim, please lead us to Root. As I am a fellow root under your tutuledge. LOL Go get em Tim, My Man lol

          • Mchlls22

            Can you help me?? I did the root and it said it was successful. Trying to do an advanced nandroid backup and it seems to be stuck……can't hit cam button or power button. Should I pull the battery??

          • Sigmundroid

            I'll help you brother, and I cannot believe NO ONE answered your post, like the few others in this
            section so hear it is:

            1.Boot into recovery (Power on, but hold down only X) No one said this here…check.
            2.Select: Back up/Restore> Advanced Nandroid Back up

            THIS is what NO ONE told you (and I figured it out)

            3.You do NOT have to name the back up….
            (meaning navigate using your volume button to “perform backup”

            4.You can also choose to back-up
            -Cache
            -Data
            -Misc
            -Recovery….if you wish.

            Now, IF you want to name your back-up?

            Choose “Set Back-up name”
            Write anything but do NOT use spaces…. This: _ instead of spaces…

            Once you have done this (do not use the power button) because it won't work.
            -hit the “enter” key on the keypad

            Now, select “Perform backup.”

            Done…

        • same here i m not rooted either but I might try thisif I do try this what do I do after that? Some 1. Help me

          • That's why they pay me the big bucks…what help do you need? 😛

          • The process after I do this step? And if I can't go back to stock 2.1 just in case

          • It's the funnest process EVA! 😛
            And if you get root access, you can easily go back to stock 2.1 🙂
            No problems…let me know when you decide to take the leap and we'll be here for ya 😛

          • Haha alright thanks man ima just try u should try it too mIchael.one last question what's the nandroid backup thing.is that like an app off the market?

          • You can create backups with ROM Manager 🙂

          • My question is do I have to have a PC to root with this?

          • Never mind, I found the info by reading on… Cheers.

          • Landon Epp

            here and wanting to take the leap right now how can i contact you i've been wantin to root for a while and this seems like it would be soo easy but have questions yet like how far i can over clock and whatnot once rooted

      • 1bad69z28

        Man Tim, the sweetest Nectar, good play on words ha ha Will try that line on my friends. Hey maybe the wife LMAO

  • Dm

    Once again DO NOT FLASH ANYTHING TO YOUR DROID X or you will brick it.

    • wrong!!! don't give out false info!! -1

      • Care to cite your source? Pretty sure flashing the Droid X is a patently bad idea and will result in a brick, if it even works at all.

        • Phoxus

          Jeff, currently the droidx recovery wont flash at all with DMUpdater, it's a simple root tool for ALL 2.1 phones, and has more features (Droidmod 2.2 durden beta rom) for droid 1 (and soon to be others)

  • Dm

    I seriously doubt this puts a custom recovery image on the Droid X, considering it would kick in the efuse.

    • Michael_NM

      eFuse has been reFused. Please stop perpetuating the myth.

      It's also clear from Dr. Droid's post, that this is for the Droid, not the Droid X.

      • it is also for the Droid X but will not allow you access to the bootloader so therefore…no recovery….no efuse problems! Definitely no exploding X!!! HAHA!!!

        • kellex

          Hey Drew, have you used this on the DX?

    • kellex

      No one is saying it does.

  • P!X3L

    damn talk about old news…. DM updater has been a “one touch root” since like Feb…

    • kellex

      Not sure if that is a joke or not…

      • P!X3L

        not a joke. when DM1 was released DMU had the same functionality…

        • No no. This is a one step process essentially.
          The old process was a tad more complicated 🙂

        • You could one-touch root a 2.0.1 device, but never a 2.1 device. Once the 2.1 update got pushed out OTA, anybody that hadn't already rooted had to resort to using RSDLite.

          • P!X3L

            right so its the same thing just updated to work with 2.1.

          • kellex

            Meaning it's not old news.

          • Glad we all could clarify that, so that this OG comment was not a kick in the nuts to Kellex!!

          • which many people who received a droid with 2.1 pre-installed needed!! or those who updated to 2.1 before they wanted or were aware of root!!

          • JFKempf

            I am definitely in the 'received with 2.1' boat, and have been seriously waffling about rooting before 2.2 comes along OTA. Will rooting via this method still allow the official 2.2 update to come down, and if so, is it likely the root access remain in place after the 2.2 OTA? I'm sort of OCD when it comes to remaining as stock as possible, but root access is also a serious want.

          • Droidzilla

            Once you root and have a FroYo ROM, I don't know why you'd ever want to get the OTA.

          • JFKempf

            Hence the “O” and the “C”. I most probably WILL root and custom ROM, but I am (O)bsessively (C)ompelled to seek out potentially non-applicable information about the process in order for my (D)isorder to be satisfied that it has information from both sides of the argument from which to base a decision. See? Mentally aberrational behavior patterns can be fun once you recognize and accept them!!!

          • That's an update that took a new exploit and months of time – not old news, just the same good news again.

        • kellex

          For Android 2.0.1, not 2.1.

    • Yeah, but then the OTA update to 2.1 broke that. If you can one-touch root again, it must be a new exploit.

  • Mr. Joshua

    This may give me enough motivation to take the leap on my D1 this weekend!

    • Do it 🙂

      • Mr. Joshua

        Would you guys recommend doing some kind of backup b/f I start this process because this is in beta form? Also, I feel like I read something about an easy way to backup/restore apps for the rooting process? I know Titanium is the best but I can't use it till after I root. Man, I love this site. Props to kellex

        • Mybackup off the Market…backs up your apps and data…
          But don't worry…this Rooter is good to go 🙂

      • Ok I have two questions… 1: will my contacts disappea? and two if I root, but don't flash any roms I should get the official update right?……
        Thank you

        • Contacts are linked through your Google account. They will reappear.
          Doing this switches your Recovery, so you will NOT receive the official OTA update.

          • BAoxymoron

            will it wipe all data on your phone… iow will i have to redo all apps and settings?

      • Mr. Joshua

        In the process now… everyone keep your fingers crossed!

    • Yeah, do it soon….who knows what encryptions will come with 2.2 update! I've been rooted ever since DMupdater was out for 2.0.1 and increases the value of your phone 10 fold!

    • prob to this since I don't have a computer to root

    • jeesung

      me too . . . maybe . . . 😉

  • Any information on the exploit used??

    • kellex

      Haven't heard sorry.

  • so i have a serious question! If i root my Droid X (which I still haven't gotten yet) can I overclock it? i know, i know 1ghz should be plenty but! without froyo i'm afraid of that scary 2.1 lag i had when i was stock!

    • I could be wrong (someone correct me if I am), but I don't think so. I don't think there are any custom kernels available, nor will there be until the bootloader is hacked. You definitely need a custom kernel to overclock.

      • ok… that kinda stinks i guess the only thing i get to utilize from being rooted is my wifi tether and root explorer!! GRrRr!! Anyone else with any different knowledge!? (Just some hope)

        • kellex

          Why do you want to overclock a device running already at 1.0GHz? 😛

          • mjones1052

            does that need to be asked? This thing can hit 1.8 apparently

          • haha very funny!!

  • Droidzilla

    And there was much rejoicing.

  • rals

    That's awesome news.

  • Tracy27_nc

    Awesome timing! Just decided to root – actually, I had just finished downloading RSD Lite. I'll give this a try instead! Thanks!!

  • k1cks

    I wonder how it will work on a droid x at this point with the locked bootloader

    • kellex

      It will likely just root it. No custom recovery.

      • k1cks

        If I feel energetic, I'll unroot using the previous gui entry and try this one

  • caphoagie

    Vary handy for new users

  • JosueD

    1st

    • Nooope 🙂

      • Andrew Hewitt

        No to you too bud :]

        • My dislike for you grows 🙂 lol
          Just kidding. Keep it up!

          • Andrew Hewitt

            Hahahaha nothing like a little competition!

  • I'll be seeing you in court!!!

  • Andrew Hewitt

    Seriously? 2.1 is wayyyyy out.

    • Come on dude….it's for people who arent rooted already lol
      They need this lol

      • Zeadaplaya

        Man im still deciding whether I should root or not cause of the possible Froyo OTA update next week. AHHHHHHHH!