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droidxroot
Last Updated: July 28th, 2010

A few enterprising hackers over at AllDroid have come up with a simpler method for rooting the Droid. Similar to SimpleRoot, it’s a small program that provides a GUI with 2 buttons – “Root Me :)” and “Unroot Me :(,” and bundles in all necessary drivers and bits of code – thus removing the need to download and install the Android SDK.

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Once the zip file has been downloaded (you can get it from MediaFire here, or if you’re an AllDroid forum member, you can hit up the read link and login and download it), the instructions are pretty short and sweet:

Update: here is a mirror hosted by our friends at DroidXForums.

Just two buttons, ROOT and UNROOT! Follow the instructions on the screen and you'll be rooted in a matter of seconds!

MAKE SURE YOU HAVE USB DEBUGGING ENABLED UNDER System > Applications > Development ON YOUR PHONE!
EDIT: If it doesn't root and you are turning Bluetooth on and off, try turning WiFi on/off instead!

Microsoft Windows only. You need the .NET 3.5 Framework but Vista and Windows 7 already come with the framework.
Enjoy!

YOU MUST EXTRACT ALL OF THE FOLDERS, ETC. THEN RUN! OTHERWISE IT WON'T WORK.

That’s all she wrote. Seems incredibly simple – if anyone takes the dive, let us know how it works out for you.

[Source: TalkAndroid, AllDroid]

Aaron Gingrich
Aaron is a geek who has always had a passion for technology. When not working or writing, he can be found spending time with his family, playing a game, or watching a movie.

  • raylinth

    Does it come with awesome 8bit hacker-techno music? unn-tss unn-tss unn-tss

  • Sarah

    I read last night that Moto put a program on the DroidX that bricks it if you try to unlock or root it. And that to unbrick it, you have to send the phone back to Moto *and* pay the repair and shipping charges. True? Not true? If it's unlockable/rootable, the DroidX is my ideal next phone.

    • Aaron Gingrich

      If you try to put a custom ROM on the phone, it becomes unusable until you reflash the stock ROM. However, rooting doesn't have any negative effect, as it's different - although to install a custom ROM, you do need to be rooted.

      In conclusion: It's unlikely you'll be able to put a custom ROM on the Droid X, but it safely can be rooted.

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      The chip they used supports this bricking but it's not enabled - the original report saying it was, was wrong.

      And yeah, as Aaron said, rooting alone doesn't have anything to do with the boot loader and custom ROMs.

  • Jen

    Nothing happens. I click on Root me then it just sits at the windows that says "click button to continue" but there is nothin further to click