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INGODSHANDS357
01-20-2012, 11:51 PM
Hello everyone. First off I would like to say that yes I am a noob when it comes to this. However I have read the benefits for rooting and am interested. Only thing is I have no idea what I am doing, what i need and the process. Soo question is.... will anyone help guide me through this? I know there are pages on how to do this but its all so vage and unfamiliar... can i get some help on at least getting started? Any help is very much appreciated. Thanks

INGODSHANDS357
01-20-2012, 11:53 PM
Also if this thread is in the wrong spot i apologize....

cory46
01-21-2012, 12:02 AM
Take a look at this it may help http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/showthread.php?p=456048

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maybish
01-21-2012, 12:09 AM
We are here to help!! Read up in the guides and were here when you're ready to root. Its easy!

sent from May's Droid X!!!

INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 12:20 AM
thanks alot for the link ill check it out. Ive read a little about how to do this, but it still is way over my head ha the terminology and acronyms just confuses the heck out of me ha but thanks ill be back after i read up a lil bit.

cory46
01-21-2012, 12:27 AM
Yeah sometimes it's easier to see it after reading it but like May said we're here whenever you need help

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INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 02:17 AM
how do i know what drivers to download? kind of a vague question but i hope you know what im talking about haha

towbiz
01-21-2012, 02:29 AM
What ever your PC is running 32 or 64 bit

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INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 03:35 AM
Gotcha ha k so from the link above im following petes motorolla root tools from the link above after I downloaded the drivers and then the zip file I can't open the file I don't know how to extract zipped files. Haha sorry probably pretty easy but what can I say ....

nemosfate
01-21-2012, 04:25 AM
Download 7zip and instal, then right click the file you downloaded from petes site and should see an option to extract

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INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 04:52 AM
Thank you nemosfate I had always wondered what was up w all those zipped files I could never open.

nemosfate
01-21-2012, 04:53 AM
Np, I take it you got it then?

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INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 05:27 AM
haha, ummm yes but no. i downloaded it and yeah, it didnt work, so i dont know if im just lost when it comes to this ha or what. i have windows 7 and internet explorer 8 64 bit version. i thought i downloaded the compatable version.. dont know whats up grr

nemosfate
01-21-2012, 05:36 AM
Did you download and run the .msi for 7zip?
I've never used a.64 bit PC, only 32

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INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 05:42 AM
Yeah im pretty sure it was the msi version 64 bit x 64 so im not to sure what could've went wrong

DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 05:51 AM
ill upload you my drivers...i run a 64 as well

editL motodriversx64 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21253161/Motorola_End_User_Driver_Installation_5.2.0_64bit. msi)

nemosfate
01-21-2012, 06:03 AM
Hey dirty what are you using to open zip files on your 64 bit?
He couldn't get the.msi to work for 7zip

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DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 06:08 AM
i got 7zip and winzip, usually use 7 though...lol wait wrong thing i sent him then...lol so he needs the 7zip file?


need to get more coffee lmao

nemosfate
01-21-2012, 06:12 AM
I think he still needs the drivers to...but he said he got the .Msi for 7zip and didn't work... I've never messed with a64 so Idk how it differs from a 32 bit

7zip had always been my go to also

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DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 06:15 AM
OK ill Ger the 7zip one up in a second here

sent from DXF app for now..

heres the 7zipx64 (http://dl.dropbox.com/u/21253161/7z920-x64.msi) I use

nemosfate
01-21-2012, 06:20 AM
Cool thanks, glad you came along lol

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DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 06:28 AM
lol no worries, this was all you...gotz to get more coffee meow haha

nemosfate
01-21-2012, 06:40 AM
That's what I'm doing right now.... Moar coffee!!!

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rrwestenberger
01-21-2012, 08:52 AM
Sorry for intrusion, I am very computer illiterate, and not used to forum talk, I am a new owner of a DROID x, and wish to root it for apps like screen shot and ability to copy paste from a app, but I have no pc or laptop, travel to much to keep up with one any help tried z4 but it did not work like it did on my ally

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DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 09:19 AM
z4 works on froyo, the newest Gingerbread (which your phone I would assume is on) requires a pc to root. Got a friend you can jack one from or one at work? lol only takes about 5 min or so

rrwestenberger
01-21-2012, 09:20 AM
Can try a friends, or a library or computer cafe?

noob computer illiterate

DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 09:32 AM
Yeah, follow the 602 root link I'm my sig-nature, you can download the d3 file to your phone, then just transfer it to the computer your going to use. There's also a video guide in that thread to show yah step by step when you get around to it

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rrwestenberger
01-21-2012, 09:42 AM
Yeah, follow the 602 root link I'm my sig-nature, you can download the d3 file to your phone, then just transfer it to the computer your going to use. There's also a video guide in that thread to show yah step by step when you get around to it

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No link there will search forum thank you

noob computer illiterate

DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 10:11 AM
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x-rs-video-guides/38319-hd-video-guide-how-root-your-gingerbread-motorola-device-one-click-program.html

INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 01:35 PM
hey dirty thanks alot for the help with the drivers and 7zip. worked great! I am now rooted !!! woop woop... now what? haha

savagerun
01-21-2012, 01:50 PM
Your next move should be to grab droid2 bootstrap (not droidx bootstrap) from the market and use it to make a nandroid backup of your stock rooted rom. Also i would recommend titainum backup pro to backup your apps.

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DirtyDroid
01-21-2012, 02:27 PM
hey dirty thanks alot for the help with the drivers and 7zip. worked great! I am now rooted !!! woop woop... now what? haha

Cool, np,it was all nemo s. Then just follow what savage said. Welcome to your new addiction!

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INGODSHANDS357
01-21-2012, 02:42 PM
[QUOTE=DirtyDroid;519607]Cool, np,it was all nemo s. Then just follow what savage said. Welcome to your new addiction!

true true looking forward to all the learning. slowly but surely. well im outa here, will be back once bootstrap is obtained.