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  1. brandonwh64

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    Can you make this a step by step guide? I dont want to ruin anything
     
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    This is a guide for users wanting to root the Droid 1 with a broken power button

    First before we do anything, with your Droid, Download the following and unzip it onto your desktop, when the download is finished.
    http://code.google.com/p/droidconcepts/downloads/detail?name=Unbrick-Droid.zip&can=2&q= Source

    Connect droid and install proper drivers located in the folder.

    Download SuperOneclick from here
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682 after doing a full root do a battery pull & plug back in,essentially rebooting the droid.

    At this point you should have Superuser access (check your app drawer for the skull & crossbones). If you don't then you will need to use this guide after getting the power button repaired.
    STOP!
    Only proceed further if you want to gain access to custom recoveries.

    Download Rom Manager from the market & this update.zip

    Place the zip file in the root of the SD card.

    In Rom Manager:
    Go through the initial "OK's" & Setup.

    Push the top choice to flash clockworkmod recovery(make sure you are on 2.5.0.1). This will guide you through flashing a custom recovery right on the droid.

    Then choose flash zip from SD card, locating the zip file you placed on the root earlier.

    Make sure all boxes are unchecked then hit ok. Let it do it's magic and you are done.

    If you ever want to access your recover menu you may do so in rom manager by doing a "reboot to recovery".
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Finished!! im rooted... but now what?
     
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    now install a bootloader/recovery app and then start looking at custom roms. xda-dev will have
    everything listed under your phone :)
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Were do i install/find this? market place?
     
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    Did you run through ALL those steps or just SuperOneClick?
     
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    xda-dev as well, i use amon-ra for my evo but i don't know if that is available on your droid or not, probably.
     
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    Yes i did, now i have superuser icon in my apps menu which means by the tutorial that it is rooted
     
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    Wait digibucc, I know exactly which things he should do before going further but I must know ...

    Did you run through ALL those steps or just SuperOneClick rooting?
     
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    I went as far as the bold above and then installed ROM manager from clockworkmod on market. thats as far as i am ATM
     
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    Ok so, right now you will not have access to custom recoveries unless you go further past the stop point. I suggest getting MyBackup from the Market also as it will backup all your apps that are installed. Then venturing past the stop point if you ever wish to install custom recoveries giving you access to custom roms.
     
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    Anyone given any 2.3 roms a whirl they seem to be much quicker with the ext4 fs then any lagfix was

    Im running Serendipity VII on my captivate now and its 2x as fast as it was on 2.2 when i take 5mp pictures it don't take 25ms to snap a pic anymore which is nice cause it don't blur as bad
     
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    OK i just click flash rom from SD card and pointed it to that zip file in your post above and it rebooted into clockworkmod recovery and says backing up
     
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    Ahh you must have not unchecked "Backup current rom" before hitting ok. That's fine just an unneeeded step.
     
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    Your doing it right just wait till it starts all the way up then reboot it :toast:
     
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    It done and rebooting right now
     
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    Ok its done, am i suppose to see something different? what does that zip file do Jr?
     
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    Basically what that did was remove the stock image's flash recovery system. What that does is flash the stock recovery back onto the phone at every boot. Right now you are fully rooted with a custom recovery. :) Before you would have to flash clockworkmod recovery everytime you wanted to gain access to it.
     
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    Sweet ok what do i need now to step in the level of AWESOME?
     
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    For custom roms? I know of a few good ones....

    Did you get MyBackup for root yet?
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    MyBackup is on the droid market?
     
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    Yup. Just search for those terms it should come up ok.
     
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    Ok installed. Should i do a full back up?
     
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    Yup. Sorry got to leave you guys for work. Brandon, I might not be able to help for a while so if you run into any problems i will be afk.
     
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    brandonwh64 Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!

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    Ok guys, Ive been going through roms, checking out some and ive foung the cyanogenmod 7 RC1 beta one of the better ones out there. Its very fast and I installed Wifi tethering and worked flawlessly and quite fast IMO.

    Im loving this phone.

    P.S. This is my live wallpaper

     
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