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redsox985
02-23-2011, 09:06 PM
So, I've jail broken an iPod or two so far, but, when it comes to Android, I have no experience. I want to root it to enable free Wifi hot spot. Is there a root program that is the easiest? I've tried the one click root, but it got stuck for about 15 minutes while waiting on the phone, so I aborted with no ill effects. I am running Froyo on my X and I don't think it's a computer issue. I have a Dell :( Inspiron 15R with Windows 7. I ran the program as an admin (shift + rt click) but that didn't make a difference.

Can someone help me sort out my issues? (dumb question, you guys know your stuff :P)

Thanks a lot,
redsox985

Droid-Xer
02-23-2011, 09:07 PM
Use z4 http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/13259-z4root-download-links-get-your-root-here.html

FLDivejunkie
02-23-2011, 09:10 PM
Hey no worries...I was in the same spot! Z4root should work just fine. Just about each time I've used it, it would hang on the first try. After a reboot, the second go around would finish ok in a minute or two. Give it another try and you should be ok.

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FLDivejunkie
02-23-2011, 09:11 PM
Use z4 http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/13259-z4root-download-links-get-your-root-here.html

Dang you're quick.

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Droid-Xer
02-23-2011, 09:14 PM
Gotta be on top of it!

FLDivejunkie
02-23-2011, 09:16 PM
@redsox

Rooting its great, but you can see (at least for me) it doesn't really speed up typing skills :)

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redsox985
02-23-2011, 09:34 PM
So turn on debugging, put it into pc mode once connected, run z4. If it doesn't work, reboot and retry?

Thanks for the fast replies!

may0799
02-23-2011, 09:37 PM
Z4 installs and runs on phone. no pc needed.

TideFan22
02-23-2011, 09:42 PM
Yeah no computer just turn debugging on

My X has been orangesliced!!

redsox985
02-23-2011, 10:01 PM
Thanks guys! It works fine. I'm currently running my laptop off of the WiFi just for sh**s and giggles.

Droid-Xer
02-23-2011, 10:15 PM
Nice! Take that VZW!