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wuyanks
08-02-2010, 07:11 PM
http://static.fiendish.net/wuyanks/easyroot1.png


Well, we've gone through quite an emotional rollercoaster with that latest DMUpdater leak, which ended up not working too well for many users. But fret not, as another one-click root app hit the Market today, by the name of Easy Root.Easy Root is an application that provides a one-click root option for both the DROID 1 (Android 2.1 only) and DROID X. And once rooted, the app will be give you the options to install drocap2 (screenshot app), busybox, WiFi tether, and ROM Manager (ROM Manager works only for DROID 1). Then, from ROM Manager (DROID 1 only) you then can to install a custom recovery (either ClockworkMod or SPRecovery).


http://static.fiendish.net/wuyanks/easyroot2.png


Considering that the Android 2.2 OTA is coming within the next couple days, now is a very important time to decide whether or not to root. We don't know if the 2.2 update will close the vulnerabilities that currently exist in Android 2.1 for the MOTO Droid, so rooting post-update may be difficult. Also, note that the dev community will release a properly rooted version of the OTA update minutes after the update starts hitting devices. So, what I'm saying, now is as good a time as any to root, and with such a simple app, why not give it a shot?

Again it is important to note that Easy Root only works with Android 2.1. Don't attempt to use the app after you receive the Android 2.2 OTA update for either Droid device. Easy Root is now available for $0.99 on the Android Market, and has received good reviews thus far. Let us know if it worked for you.

QR Code for Easy Root:

http://chart.apis.google.com/chart?cht=qr&chs=135x135&chl=market://details?id=com.unstableapps.easyroot

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via Droid Life (http://www.droid-life.com/2010/08/02/easy-root-the-newest-1-touch-droid-rooting-app/)
Check out Easy Root on Androlib (http://www.androlib.com/android.application.com-unstableapps-easyroot-jnDBt.aspx)

Follow the discussion here: http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/2594-easy-root-market-app-single-button-root.html

Abe21599
08-02-2010, 07:41 PM
should be stickied in the hacks section - looks very promising (i did mine the long, drawn out way lol)

ybtc
08-02-2010, 07:43 PM
i did the drawn out way as well and my buddy spends a dollar and his is done instantly :mad:

wuyanks
08-02-2010, 07:43 PM
should be stickied in the hacks section - looks very promising (i did mine the long, drawn out way lol)

it's already being discussed in the Hacks section:

http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/2594-easy-root-market-app-single-button-root.html

bozidar0
08-03-2010, 07:56 AM
This is awesome just like the other one click root I did. I'm glad I waited until one click root came around. :)

Backnblack
08-03-2010, 07:57 AM
should be stickied in the hacks section..

It's a News post in the correct sub-forum....

drew823
08-03-2010, 05:06 PM
now all we have to do is get past that signed bootloader!! Geez!! actually i think my first step is to recieve shipping confirmation from Verizon!! GAWD!!

didiwags
08-03-2010, 08:50 PM
Once we get recovery I will be more then happy to finally root!!

medicscott
08-03-2010, 10:21 PM
does this work guys?

Speed6onMeth
08-05-2010, 11:03 AM
Is there going to be a root for 2.2? Also i have the droid x with 2.1 but i also have the 2.1 with the one update that came out. Should i not attempt rooting and wait til i install 2.2 and wait for the 2.2 root?

baniels
08-05-2010, 06:15 PM
Most likely the OTA will patch the root. 2.2 will probably have its own process for root (once it is discovered).


Is there going to be a root for 2.2? Also i have the droid x with 2.1 but i also have the 2.1 with the one update that came out. Should i not attempt rooting and wait til i install 2.2 and wait for the 2.2 root?

utjamie
08-05-2010, 07:16 PM
Should be renamed the "Root Easy" button.

hacku
08-06-2010, 11:32 PM
This was pulled from the market by Google. From what I hear, they were using DroidMod's code and taking credit for it. We'll see what happens.

medicscott
08-07-2010, 12:37 AM
ofcourse...i reformat and they pull it. i want my $1 back!

is there another way for a mac user to root?

1computerguru
08-10-2010, 10:38 AM
****repeat info, sorry****

I got an email from the guys at easy root saying google pulled their app,the only way they could email me was my google checkout address. They said they would still provide me updates!

medicscott
08-10-2010, 11:00 AM
they sent a link to the apk..if anyone needs i have it.

shemoves
08-10-2010, 11:45 AM
So is this no longer available?

XJ-linux
08-10-2010, 12:58 PM
You have to go to the unstable apps website. Download it on your phone from there and run it. There is a link to pay via Paypal and I received my code withing about a minute last night. You can download the compatibility app from the Market first if you want reassurance that it will work with your handset.

It rooted very easily - maybe two minutes including the reboot. I loaded a few root apps, got bored, and then unrooted the phone again. The apps stayed on the phone after unrooting, but of course, they didn't work without root access enabled. The hpone experienced no issues after rooting and then unrooting. I figure I'll leave the Easy Root app installed on the phone for the odd occasion I feel the need to run Titanium. Honestly, the applications available for an unrooted phone seem to be plenty for me right now. There was no need for me, other than backups, to root in the first place.

Timmy
08-12-2010, 11:10 AM
You have to go to the unstable apps website. Download it on your phone from there and run it. There is a link to pay via Paypal and I received my code withing about a minute last night. You can download the compatibility app from the Market first if you want reassurance that it will work with your handset.

It rooted very easily - maybe two minutes including the reboot. I loaded a few root apps, got bored, and then unrooted the phone again. The apps stayed on the phone after unrooting, but of course, they didn't work without root access enabled. The hpone experienced no issues after rooting and then unrooting. I figure I'll leave the Easy Root app installed on the phone for the odd occasion I feel the need to run Titanium. Honestly, the applications available for an unrooted phone seem to be plenty for me right now. There was no need for me, other than backups, to root in the first place.

+1

I bought the app, rooted, looked around for a bit at what I could do after rooting (I didn't want to remove bloatware as I'm not yet comfortable enough to do that), so all I could really do was install Drocap 2 and take a few screenshots to post in that thread. I have no need to do Wifi tethering right now, so I didn't bother doing that, and at the time, overclocking seemed a bit risky yet, so I skipped doing that too.

I un-rooted later that night, and everything is perfectly fine with my phone.

I'm going to stay un-rooted until 2.2 is rolled out, then wait and see if they make another one click root app for 2.2. If they do, I would definitely buy the app again.

RanballX
08-13-2010, 07:09 PM
Just waiting for Froyo and the next Root Wonder. By then I may have enough knowledge to know what I'm doing. Here's to hoping...

pylex
08-14-2010, 12:09 PM
You have to go to the unstable apps website. Download it on your phone from there and run it. There is a link to pay via Paypal and I received my code withing about a minute last night. You can download the compatibility app from the Market first if you want reassurance that it will work with your handset.

It rooted very easily - maybe two minutes including the reboot. I loaded a few root apps, got bored, and then unrooted the phone again. The apps stayed on the phone after unrooting, but of course, they didn't work without root access enabled. The hpone experienced no issues after rooting and then unrooting. I figure I'll leave the Easy Root app installed on the phone for the odd occasion I feel the need to run Titanium. Honestly, the applications available for an unrooted phone seem to be plenty for me right now. There was no need for me, other than backups, to root in the first place.

Same here. I tried it this morning. wifi tethered my laptop, took a few screen shots and got it out of my system. I am unrooted now and will stay that way unless there is a real need to run some application that requires root. Definitely want to root after the froyo update. Will require updated Easy Root of course.

wa2ddl
08-19-2010, 06:03 AM
Yeah, I'm about the same...I'm all rooted up, but nowhere to go.

I would like to overclock as well, but not quite comfortable enough yet, so...unrooting I shall go until 2.2

Garemlin
08-19-2010, 09:51 PM
Anyone know if one key will work with two devices???

TheBeavertownKid
08-19-2010, 09:58 PM
Anyone know if one key will work with two devices???

I used mine on my X and then used it on my ladies D1 so im assuming it does at it did with mine.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk

Garemlin
08-20-2010, 05:38 AM
I used mine on my X and then used it on my ladies D1 so im assuming it does at it did with mine.

Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk


That is all I needed to know. Thanks.

X-tac23
08-20-2010, 06:12 AM
I have used it on 2 devices also!!

cooba
08-20-2010, 09:33 PM
In b16 (http://www.droidforums.net/forum/members/b16a2smith.html)'s post (Originally Rainabba at AllDroid (http://alldroid.org/Default.aspx?tabid=40&g=posts&t=493)) on rooting the Droid x he mentions that, click link to see post ----> http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/1409-how-root-your-droid-x-updated-v2.html

"NOTE: It might be a smart idea to do "rm /system/bin/rootshell" after you have su and superuser in place as ANY program will have access to your root if you leave it (cause everyone will know the password)"

Does this app close this loop hole?? I wouldn't want to grant all apps access to my root?

Just thought I would ask. Good Work!

blu1080
08-21-2010, 01:22 AM
has anyone else noticed that unstableapps.com is down and the keys don't work all of a sudden?

blu1080
08-21-2010, 01:23 AM
i just had to do the sbf file and i went to use my easy root key and it doesn't work and the sites down....weird

Abe21599
08-21-2010, 01:39 AM
i just had to do the sbf file and i went to use my easy root key and it doesn't work and the sites down....weird

it was pulled.

blu1080
08-21-2010, 01:41 AM
just tonight in the last hour cause i just bought a key for easy root and used it