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R00B00
06-10-2011, 12:44 PM
I recently updated to gingerbread the normal way (Downloading through my phone). Simply put it broke the root I had with z4root. Im wondering if there is a way to root again with a one click app like z4root, or anyway at all to root right now?

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swalker
06-10-2011, 12:47 PM
sbf back to froyo

SVDroidDude
06-10-2011, 12:47 PM
No. There are quite a few of us that are waiting patiently for something like z4. You have to go back to stock Froyo and do the 2 step download to get the rooted version of GB. Right now, I am enjoying the benefits of GB and not "yet" missing root.

tgyberg
06-10-2011, 12:59 PM
Go back and root that thing! I have to have my TB and I'm a chronic overclocker! Oh and the safe feeling of a nice nandroid back up on my pc in case of phone loss or sd card fail!

greenking11
06-10-2011, 01:30 PM
No. There are quite a few of us that are waiting patiently for something like z4. You have to go back to stock Froyo and do the 2 step download to get the rooted version of GB. Right now, I am enjoying the benefits of GB and not "yet" missing root.

I'm not quite to "I have to have root back" but it's hard to be patient. I have the Linux SBF, the two files downloaded and the instructions printed in case I get weak.

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motomech10
06-11-2011, 06:57 AM
I miss my z4root also. I want to follow this thread for updates.

69hdflh
06-11-2011, 08:45 AM
Why can't they just come out with a fix for the Gingerbread like the Z4 as you mentioned. It's like you use the app they made or you don't get root back. Not being hateful but it's a lot of trouble to go back and all that especially when you don't know what your doing in the first place. I have already locked mine up once and had to take to verizon to fix and don't want that again.

popcenator
06-11-2011, 08:47 AM
Why can't they just come out with a fix for the Gingerbread like the Z4 as you mentioned. It's like you use the app they made or you don't get root back. Not being hateful but it's a lot of trouble to go back and all that especially when you don't know what your doing in the first place. I have already locked mine up once and had to take to verizon to fix and don't want that again.

Because it's a lot more trouble trying to find a new exploit...

Ginger-Bluebread Liberty DX

Jeph
06-11-2011, 06:09 PM
i miss the root too. i hope someone figures it out soon

mikeinrichmond
06-11-2011, 06:14 PM
Guys, seriously, once you download the files, it will take you 20 minutes, tops, to SBF back to stock Froyo, use Z4root to re-root, use D2 Bootstrap to go out to the green clockwork screen and then load up the 2 part pre-rooted Gingerbread files...Then you're on rooted GB and not sitting there wondering if anyone will ever figure out a way to root the OTA version...

With 1KDS's SBF cd, there is no messing with drivers/RSDLite/Windows versions etc, it's all self-contained and you don't have to do a thing beside put your phone into bootloader, connect it to the computer and hit #1 when you are ready....

See here:

http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/23638-linux-solution-your-windows-rsd-lite-problems.html#post267721

swalker
06-11-2011, 08:57 PM
And if there is no incentive to find a exploit that works, the Devs are not gonna put a lot of time into it....like recreating the wheel. We already have root !

Liberty ...the only way to fly!

tgyberg
06-11-2011, 09:04 PM
Yea, at this point why would they spend another second on rooting .596? Even if the process was more involved than it is, I would do it in a heartbeat rather than not be rooted.

Mike7143
06-11-2011, 09:06 PM
True we already have root, but I think it's be cool to be able to post-root. Without post-root options, what was the point in even releasing the sbf if you have to go back to Froyo. People flashing ROMs in the future are sure to want this if something goes awry. It's be lots simpler to actually use the GB sbf and be on your way that going back to Froyo. Just my observation.

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mikeinrichmond
06-11-2011, 09:11 PM
Yes, we all hope for root and a GB SBF someday, just not holding our breath...And even if someone found a new exploit, perhaps they might keep it under wraps and see if it works on Ice Cream Sandwich, which sound hit by the end of the year...

While it was fun using it on the earlier GB leaks at the time, now I wish Chainfire would have kept Gingerbreak under wraps until it hit OTA, might have worked then...

Mike7143
06-11-2011, 09:20 PM
Yes, we all hope for root and a GB SBF someday, just not holding our breath...And even if someone found a new exploit, perhaps they might keep it under wraps and see if it works on Ice Cream Sandwich, which sound hit by the end of the year...

While it was fun using it on the earlier GB leaks at the time, now I wish Chainfire would have kept Gingerbreak under wraps until it hit OTA, might have worked then...

+1 In fact, somewhere I have a post saying it's great we could get root on all those leaks but was worried Google would obviously patch them and the developers would "blow" all their exploits. Hate to say it but, "told you so" :/

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swalker
06-11-2011, 09:20 PM
Good point Mike, good news spreads way to fast and if they hold out for the sandwich and works that's less work in the long run to re exploit

Liberty ...the only way to fly!

jdmpwr07
06-11-2011, 09:46 PM
Holding out on post OTA root. Not really missing access...yet.

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Casey
06-12-2011, 12:04 AM
I would just sbf to froyo and get rooted GB that way if you guys want root access back so badly. I definitely wouldn't count on any other method coming soon considering how easy this is. I wasn't even going to bother with root and was just going to sbf to froyo and take the ota until I realized how easy actually getting rooted .596 was.

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tgyberg
06-12-2011, 12:07 AM
Holding out on post OTA root. Not really missing access...yet.

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As the Brits would say "that's madness"!

Nerdslogic
06-12-2011, 01:11 AM
Yeah.....I really miss root too

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jessycwr
06-12-2011, 09:12 AM
Its real easy to do. I did it the first time yesterday and the only problem I had was it got stuck in a bootloop and had to wipe all data and factory rest worked great just don't be scared its only softeware and all things can be put back

JNEHAMA
06-12-2011, 04:08 PM
Even with incentive, it gets more difficult with every exploit that gets blocked. There is no guarantee that a quick root method will be found. If you want root there is enough information on this forum to get you there. So spend some time to get acquainted with the information and ask questions. Then when you try it, it won't be seem like such a big deal. Remember, no one is paying these developers to do this work and no guarantees ever. So don't sit around waiting for something that may not come, use it to read up on what's already available -rooted gingerbread is one sbf and one CWM flash away.
GOOD LUCK to all!!

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anthony010
06-13-2011, 08:49 AM
Guys, seriously, once you download the files, it will take you 20 minutes, tops, to SBF back to stock Froyo, use Z4root to re-root, use D2 Bootstrap to go out to the green clockwork screen and then load up the 2 part pre-rooted Gingerbread files...Then you're on rooted GB and not sitting there wondering if anyone will ever figure out a way to root the OTA version...

With 1KDS's SBF cd, there is no messing with drivers/RSDLite/Windows versions etc, it's all self-contained and you don't have to do a thing beside put your phone into bootloader, connect it to the computer and hit #1 when you are ready....

See here:

http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/23638-linux-solution-your-windows-rsd-lite-problems.html#post267721

Did this last night took less than an hour..pretty easy, just follow the directions closely.

TyGuy
06-13-2011, 11:22 AM
Did this last night took less than an hour..pretty easy, just follow the directions closely.

It seems more challenging than it actually is and in my opinion it is well worth going back to froyo and doing to 2 part zip install. It allows you to have GB and your root and no problems.

R00B00
06-20-2011, 03:22 PM
Why can't they just come out with a fix for the Gingerbread like the Z4 as you mentioned. It's like you use the app they made or you don't get root back. Not being hateful but it's a lot of trouble to go back and all that especially when you don't know what your doing in the first place. I have already locked mine up once and had to take to verizon to fix and don't want that again.

I locked up my phone to. Took to the verizon store and they reset it to factory settings:P I didn't have a backup so I started back at base zero. Now I know to backup!!

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DroidXDoes
06-20-2011, 03:25 PM
If you really like root access, updating to official GB wasn't probably the best idea in the first place. The rooted versions are faster, give you root access, and have all the same features as the official, so i'd SBF and install it.

R00B00
06-20-2011, 03:57 PM
If you really like root access, updating to official GB wasn't probably the best idea in the first place. The rooted versions are faster, give you root access, and have all the same features as the official, so i'd SBF and install it.

What exactly does SBF mean? Would someone explain in detail please? I'm fairly new to all this, sorry!

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mikeinrichmond
06-20-2011, 04:04 PM
What exactly does SBF mean? Would someone explain in detail please? I'm fairly new to all this, sorry!

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SBF is the means by which you can get your phone back to stock Froyo, like when you first got it. Then you can root it using Z4root, and install the pre-rooted version of GB...

Here's some directions I wrote-up:

1. How to SBF the easy way:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CR4hQ6xzfUB281a-0txuid2GE57ETlSd6gLpJ9Fonnk/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CJT7qdgC

(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CR4hQ6xzfUB281a-0txuid2GE57ETlSd6gLpJ9Fonnk/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CJT7qdgC)2. Once you are back on Froyo, here's how to get to pre-rooted GB:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilIieSW782Y3rSYFZMQPLam6-frA58KFrbKDzGVlKDA/edit?hl=en_US

fnmetal
06-20-2011, 04:17 PM
I would sbf my phone and get on tbh prerooted gb right now just to prove a point, lol :p
Seriously though, if you are really interested, don't be afraid, it will be fun, especially if you're a learn by doing person; you'll be surprised how much you can learn if you really want to. P3droid, 1kds, and many others have dedicated a lot of their time to make these resources available to us; and have really simplified things for us :)
Just remember to verify md5 sums, that will save you plenty of headaches :)

zoe
06-20-2011, 05:06 PM
the only reason I see to staying on the unrooted ota is if YOU are working on finding the exploit YOURSELF...

pre- vs. post- what's the diff if youre still relying on the work of someone else? if you can't find the exploit, you likely can't find the diff. between the 'official' ota and the pre-rooted gb either.

if a post- method comes out tomorrow, is it any more 'official' if say you lose something that kept the ota 'clean'?

I'm all for patience when appropriate, but in my opinion sitting on unrooted gb is silly if you want root.

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JNEHAMA
06-20-2011, 06:00 PM
SBF is the means by which you can get your phone back to stock Froyo, like when you first got it. Then you can root it using Z4root, and install the pre-rooted version of GB...

Here's some directions I wrote-up:

1. How to SBF the easy way:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CR4hQ6xzfUB281a-0txuid2GE57ETlSd6gLpJ9Fonnk/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CJT7qdgC

(https://docs.google.com/document/d/1CR4hQ6xzfUB281a-0txuid2GE57ETlSd6gLpJ9Fonnk/edit?hl=en_US&authkey=CJT7qdgC)2. Once you are back on Froyo, here's how to get to pre-rooted GB:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ilIieSW782Y3rSYFZMQPLam6-frA58KFrbKDzGVlKDA/edit?hl=en_US

Mike, the links don't work

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mikeinrichmond
06-20-2011, 06:10 PM
Hmmm.. Work fine on my phone using Dolphin browser. Are you using the stock phone browser? I'll repost when I get home if still needed..

(Swypin' my Bolt on the go)

HarleyDude
06-20-2011, 06:15 PM
Hmmm.. Work fine on my phone using Dolphin browser. Are you using the stock phone browser? I'll repost when I get home if still needed..

(Swypin' my Bolt on the go)

FYI links work on stock cm browser on the phone, and on Firefox on the PC, Links should be good

Getsome122
06-20-2011, 06:20 PM
What would all these people do if you had to manually root? Lol

Flashing the two part couldn't be much simpler. I mean really....

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mikeinrichmond
06-20-2011, 06:41 PM
FYI links work on stock cm browser on the phone, and on Firefox on the PC, Links should be good Thanks for checking..

DroidXDoes
06-20-2011, 06:43 PM
Do you have one of those Google Docs steps for SBFing on Mac?

mikeinrichmond
06-20-2011, 06:45 PM
Here, I'll just go ahead and repost it:


How to SBF a Droid X using 1KDS’s bootable CD Go here:

http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/23638-linux-solution-your-windows-rsd-lite-problems.html#post267721 (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/23638-linux-solution-your-windows-rsd-lite-problems.html#post267721)
1. Power off the phone but make sure you have a good charge 1st. The SBF may not work without at least a 50% charged battery.

2. Download the 1KDStaz.9.iso file

3. Burn it as an IMAGE to disc (if you have Windows 7 just Right click the file and it will say 'burn as image') if not, then download imageburn, its free and linked there for Vista and XP. This process will make the cd bootable from your computer.

4. Reboot your computer, then hit F12 or F8 or Esc, whichever your computer asks to get you to the boot menu. Pick boot from your cd drive.

5. You will then get to a yellow Boot baby Boot screen, hit enter and it will run, lots of yellow dots for about 5 minutes depending on how fast your cd drive is.

6. It will then stop and a prompt that says: “Are you ready to SBF flash your phone? 1=Yes 2=No.” Put your phone into bootloader mode (Power off, then hold both volume buttons down, then press and hold the power button. When you see the screen ’blink’, release. A black screen with white text will appear, and it should say Bootloader 30.04, Ok to Program, etc..) Now plug the phone into the computer using the factory Motorola cable. Cheap knock-off cords may give you a ‘waiting for phone’ error. You can also try a different USB port to get past the error.

7. Pick choice #1 and it will run, it takes about 9 minutes, watch for any errors. When it's complete the phone will reboot on its own, and the computer will take you to the Linux desktop.

8. You can unplug the phone after it reboots, and reboot the computer.

9. You will get stuck in a bootloop most likely, this is normal. Pull the battery, replace, and do a factory reset: Here is the procedure:

Pull the battery, replace, then hold the home button then press and hold the power button until the android guy with the triangle shows up. Hit the search key, use the volume buttons to scroll down to wipe data/factory reset, choose it with the camera button, scroll down to yes, and choose it. It will do it's thing for about a minute. Hit the back button, then goto reboot and click it. When it boots back up you should be fine..
Congrats, you are now on the latest, and last, version of Froyo for the Droid X...

Now that you are back on stock Froyo, do this:


How to upgrade from stock Froyo (System version 2.3.340)to Rooted Gingerbread (System version 4.5.596)

Files needed :

Z4root (if still stock unrooted Froyo)
Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap (to install the GB files)
The 2 part rooted GB 596 .zip files downloaded and on your sd card

Get the GB files here: (large files I recommend d/l by computer or WiFi) http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-discussion/7651-official-dx-gingerbread-2-3-3-4-5-596-release-thread-something-everyone.html#post79631 (http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-x-discussion/7651-official-dx-gingerbread-2-3-3-4-5-596-release-thread-something-everyone.html#post79631)

The ones you download are in the section that looks like this:
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/GfJrP8Rhx_WdiUGWkJ8gQ44zFWf55k65Ldhox9j9qT647hcMRE S8bbkIE8T9XK2qZY31zPBMGKadYNU7Cp4uPFFCALbh9pH4jLXC bED8pLO2xC0nrg



1. Root Froyo using Z4root. Get it here:
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/13259-z4root-download-links-get-your-root-here.html#post121738 (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-hacks/13259-z4root-download-links-get-your-root-here.html#post121738)

2. Follow directions here to use Z4root:
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-rs-approved-guides/17927-how-use-z4root-root-your-motorola-droid-x.html#post189945 (http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-rs-approved-guides/17927-how-use-z4root-root-your-motorola-droid-x.html#post189945)

3. Now download Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap from the Market (yes the Droid 2 version, it’s newer and causes less issues on GB. Yes it’s $2.99, No, there is no free version) See here:
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.koushikdutta.droid2.bootstrap&feature=search_result (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.koushikdutta.droid2.bootstrap&feature=search_result)

4. To use the D2 Bootstrap app, launch it from the App drawer, hit the top button that says Bootstrap Recovery, the SuperUser Pop-up will appear asking for permission if this is the 1st time using the program, hit Ok, then another prompt will say Success, hit ok again. Now hit the bottom button that says Reboot Recovery. The screen looks like this:https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/uxIKoMNIc6ro9966pyfInfMpRKdpX8toLjLqdQzbNYhlz4K4QB jKeAY07uzvzEkiQUa2jWVmIcRs96JAVl7CKaQ1xl0znSJZ7eOx fzOyH8r5j-Tqbw


Your phone will now reboot, when it comes up you will be at the green clockwork screen. It will look something like this:
https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/EOOPgmcfCS7t5fNyyMeyjmGkSfwhQKIoxczm2Q2rBSLR2jPL4b BoLCOZiVw2NOHLks2JLk1ETpYGWkPsoCn98ecbGI7GhbDeEtiY LaY1XVKgXfxgNw

6. Now use the Volume buttons to scroll to ‘install zip from sd card’ and choose it with the power button. Now scroll down to ‘choose zip’ and scroll to the directory where you placed the 2 part GB files. If you downloaded from the phone using the stock Browser, they will be in the /download directory. If using a different Browser, scroll to that browsers directory and there should be a /download directory within it. If you put them on the root directory, they will be at the bottom the the list, or scroll to the folder where you put them.

7. Choose the 1st part, hit Yes, and ijt will start installing. Once done, IMMEDIATELY install part 2. DO NOT do anything else in clockwork before installing part 2.

8. Once completed, hit the hard key back button once, and you’ll be at the screen where it says Reboot. Hit that. When it comes back up you will first notice a Red Moto logo, instead of the white one from Froyo, getting close, takes about 5 minutes, then you will be at the ‘Touch Here’ prompt to setup the phone. Congrats, you did it! You are now on Gingerbread .596 (odexed) version. If you never want to install Themes or other Mods to it, then stop here. If you want to install custom Themes to your phone, see step 9.

9. To install the deodexed version which will allow you to put custom Themes on GB, just download the .596 deodexed version from the MDW site again, its the first one in the list. Then use D2 Bootstrap to get to the green clockwork screen again, and install it just like you did the 2 part version. No wiping data or cache is necessary. When done, reboot. It will take about 5 minutes to load the first time, don’t panic this is normal.


10. If you get stuck at the red Moto logo screen or the Droid Eye animation for more than 10 minutes during any, you need to do a factory reset, Here is the procedure:

Power off/or pull battery, replace battery, then hold the home button down, then press and hold the power button until the android guy with the triangle shows up. Hit both volume buttons simultaneously and the reset choices will appear. Then use a volume button to scroll down to wipe data/factory reset, choose it with the power button, scroll down to yes, and choose it. It will do it's thing for about a minute. Hit the back button, then go to reboot and click it. This can take as long as 5 minutes to reboot the first time so be patient.

R00B00
06-20-2011, 11:03 PM
Thanks Mike! Ill try it a little later! :)

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