Replacement phone -- will I be able to root it? (if on gingerbread when it arrives)

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    Replacement phone -- will I be able to root it? (if on gingerbread when it arrives)

    As the title says,

    VZW is sending me a replacement DX, but I am wondering whether I will be unable to root it if it arrives with OTA already installed (which I would imagine is reasonably likely).

    Thoughts?

    Much appreciated in advance.

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    Absolutely. You can still SBF back to .340 and go through the steps to get back to .596 rooted.

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    I got a vzw replacement phone last week and it was on froyo.

    That was last week though...

    If on GB, just sbf back to froyo and root it. Then u can get the rooted GB or whatever u want

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fabolous View Post
    Absolutely. You can still SBF back to .340 and go through the steps to get back to .596 rooted.
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    I got a vzw replacement phone last week and it was on froyo.

    That was last week though...

    If on GB, just sbf back to froyo and root it. Then u can get the rooted GB or whatever u want

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    brilliant. i was concerned when i saw that OTA wasn't root-able. So they didn't change the bootloader key between froyo and GB? sounds like VZW has given up protecting the DX from rooting. previously, you couldn't SBF back to older builds.

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