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How to Root Your Android

By MissingMuse

Root Your Android


I have read several guides and watched videos and asked people how to go about rooting my galaxy s. When I finally was able to do it most of the information I was given from these sources didn’t help at all. Especially not the videos. This How To will explain how I did it and how you can too without the use of a computer.
Why should I root my Droid?

Rooting your Droid gives you the capability to increase its speed, decrease your battery use and forceclose applications you otherwise would not be able to. There are several apps which make these actions as easy as pressing a small widget on your screen.
Is this dangerous for my Droid?

It can be dangerous if you are careless. Using certain apps that boost your speed can cause the battery to overheat thus rendering your Droid a very expensive paperweight. Just don’t let your battery get too hot.

To root your Droid you must first download the file z4root.1.3.0.apk (link to download). This can be done directly from your Droid. This cannot be found in the android marketplace or on Google as information regarding the file has been removed from both sites. Once installed this app will allow you to temporarily or permanently root your Droid.

  • Desire (requires nand unlock)
  • Desire HD (requires nand unlock)
  • Magic (unknown)
  • Evo (requires nand unlock)
  • G2 (requires nand unlock)
  • Archos 70 (unknown)
  • LG Optimus One (unknown)
  • myTouch 3G (unknown)
  • Wildfire Droid Incredible

Suggested root applications

  • CPU Tuner (allows advanced battery options)
  • Autokiller (closes unused/unnecessary apps)
  • Orbot (tor on your Droid)
  • CPU Boost (speed up your Droid with one click widget)

That’s all for now. Hope you found this useful.


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