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Droid X owners are just one click away from a rooted device

If you have been wanting to root your Droid X, but the 21 step process we told you about last weekseemed about 20 steps too difficult then your ship has finally come in.

Yet another Alldroid user, Sil3ntKi113, has built off the work of Birdman and the crew that first rooted the Droid X last week and simplified things down to basically the two big buttons seen above (warning: Windows only at the moment).

Now as I’m guessing making things this easy may entice some of the newer users to root I want to make a couple things clear.

First of all once you are done with this you will be able to install any of the apps you find in the Market or elsewhere that tell you they are for “root users only,” but it does not enable you to switch to CyanogenMod or any other ROM so don’t try it.

One of the other temptations you might face is to delete some of the bloatware that Motorola and Verizon have bestowed on you in their infinite wisdom. There are some things such as City ID, Blockbuster, and Skype that you can kill with impunity, but under no circumstances should you be deleting anything with Blur in its name and for the love of the double rainbow do not delete the Motorola Backup Assistant as you will find yourself with a 4.3″ brick.

With those caveats out of the way, rooting is awesome and if you haven’t tried it before this method is definitely easing you in gently to the shallow end of the pool with the graphical interface and even a one click option for unrooting.

As some people got a little thrown by finding the source link last time I’ll go ahead and say that you can find the file along with a couple other instructions on how to go about getting your root on by either following the source link or this link right here.

Let us know how it goes for you.


Rejoice! The brainiacs over at XDA have done it again, and have cracked the daunting Nandroid protection that has been hindering our developers of total control since the beginning.  The method – which provides “total root” – could be kind of complicated if you’re not comfortable playing around with ADB, but other than that it’s relatively painless. Basically, it will allow us to write to /system and any other partitions from within Android, and not having to do it from a recovery which makes things much more convenient. As we expect there were plenty of all-nighters being pulled last, make sure you make a backup as this process will definitely wipe all your data. [via XDA]