Tagged: Motorola Droid X
August is in the Summer.) But, that's not stopping the developers. And, considering the Motorola Milestone just got Android 2.2 goodness, why shouldn't the other eFuse-based device get it, too?
already told you that the Droid X is rooted. In fact, we gave you some pretty good instructions on how to do it. But, not everyone out there wants to get into the ADB shell and put in some command line. And we know where you're coming from. So, if you're still interested in rooting your brand new device and getting rid of some of that bloatware, here's an easy method. Yes. It's easy. Like, one click easy.
used the HTC Droid Eris as an example for why the iPhone 4 antenna issue is an industry-wide problem rather than something they alone face, and now they've spread their net to include one of the must-have Android smartphones of the moment, the Motorola DROID X. Fresh to the company's antenna testing page is Verizon's latest Android handset, showing how a tight grip around the lower portion of the rear of the DROID X is enough to knock if from three bars to zero. "In weak signal areas," Apple concludes, "this grip may negatively affect signal strength." Of course, they don't actually say that will result in dropped calls, but that's certainly the implication. We've not had any reception issues holding our DROID X review unit in a regular way, so we'd be interested to hear if those Android Community readers who have been able to buy the coveted smartphone are experiencing the same problems that Apple are highlighting. Let us know in the comments! [via Engadget - thanks James!]
Droid X Forums the new Verizon DROID X has already been rooted, and it's a mighty simple process from the look of it. Hot on the heals of recovery mode for the smartphone being accessed come root privileges. Of course, just having root access is only one part of the process: right now the bootloader is still locked down tight, and Motorola's use of eFuse tech means that third-party ROMs are still a no-go area right now. What you should be able to do, though, is get rid of any preloaded bloatware you're not using, and all the other little hacks that root permits. Now, anyone brave enough to give it a try?
Step 1: Set up ADB Step 2: Push exploid to /sqlite_stmt_journals "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals" Step 3: type "adb shell" Step 4: type "cd sqlite_stmt_journals" Step 5: type "chmod 755 exploid" Step 6: type "./exploid" and follow directions on screen Step 7: type "rootshell" Step 8: type in password "secretlol" Step 9: your in root! Step 10: mount your sdcard to pc and put Superuser.apk and su in the sdcard Step 11: unmount sdcard Step 12: in adb (make sure your still in root with the # sign) type in: - cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk - cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su - chmod 4755 /system/bin/su[Thanks djunio and ggrant3876!]