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OCN, place of all my computer knowledge. Came here first to find out the proper way to root my DROID PRO (Verizon). It seems Z4 Pro (taken off market place) is the way to go.

BEFORE I do this....is this the currently best method?

THEN, we overclock the thing...

Then we install the BOINC app that one of our lovely fellow OCN'ers designed (sorry, not sure who at this sec - let's root this thing first)....

Any other software I should have installed before I do this one touch method? Any other advice? I came from Win Mobile 6 (3 years plus on it)...so I'm loving this new phone more than any other phone I've ever owned - and I want to unlock it to bring it to the whole new level.

Once unlocked, anyone had luck with the free tethering apps? I can't wait to stick it to the man once done! No more firewall at work! Hell, maybe I'll even create my own hot-spot for the employees......lol:heyyou:
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I used unrEVOked to unlock my HTC Desire and I use the free tethering programs all the time. They work wonderfully.
    
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post #3 of 11
1) Use z4root to root. Might take a few tries, but it WILL work.

2) It's the only method AFAIK.

3) SetCPU should do that.

4) Wireless Tether should do fine...or else if that doesn't, Barnacle will.

FYI though, unlocking =/= rooting.

Hysteria, unrEVOked only works for HTC devices.
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You should probably go over to XDA-Developers for the best instructions, they have some very smart, dedicated people.

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apparently the DROID PRO is finicky with the rooting, and it isn't on the list of "for sure" compatibility with Z4Root...hence the thread to see if any DROID PRO users can confirm (I'd rather trust OCN members as opposed to some random schmuck on an Android thread). In OCN I trust, all others pay cash.

You had luck with that program though? I googled unrEVOked DROID PRO and didn't come up with any confirmations on the PRO
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Originally Posted by Whitepants;11838179 
You should probably go over to XDA-Developers for the best instructions, they have some very smart, dedicated people.

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Yup, pretty daunting - and where you gotta get it, it seems. thanks (thanks weirdo too!)...you guys are quick:cool:
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Gill..;11838183 
apparently the DROID PRO is finicky with the rooting, and it isn't on the list of "for sure" compatibility with Z4Root...hence the thread to see if any DROID PRO users can confirm (I'd rather trust OCN members as opposed to some random schmuck on an Android thread). In OCN I trust, all others pay cash.

You had luck with that program though? I googled unrEVOked DROID PRO and didn't come up with any confirmations on the PRO
Forgot that unrEVOked was only for HTC devices as it's been a few months since I rooted my desire, but rooting the Droid Pro shouldn't be too bad. Just read the instructions carefully if you aren't doing a one click root.
    
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OK....Z4 running, how long should it typically take? Been running a few minutes now. If it fails...do i just try again and again (hitting home key for example?)?
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As of now there no other way to root the Pro. The guys at xda have got an sbf but it'll take a while to get it to the point of installing SPR via sbf so we can root via update.zip.

basically, if it worked, great, if not, try again.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by wierdo124;11842779 
As of now there no other way to root the Pro. The guys at xda have got an sbf but it'll take a while to get it to the point of installing SPR via sbf so we can root via update.zip.

basically, if it worked, great, if not, try again.

Sorry for late update - I was too busy trying to overclock into the night since it WORKED!!!wink.gif, I forgot to update thread (I did, but it signed me out and wouldn't post and was too tired to sign in (doh.giflaugher.gif))

Free Overclock app works (sorta)....I can set all the clocks and everything but both it, and V2 CPU temp/clock app say it is still 1Ghz...so while I tried for higher - it wasn't sticking...

Definitely says I'm super-user now, but still wouldn't let me uninstall the crapware.

PS, worked on the second shot - after a few minutes it froze - I hard pulled the battery out, rebooted - ran it again and the app did its thing in under a minute and rebooted as super-user.

I tried to move my 2GB data (meatheads at verizon put it in even though I said I had an 8GB on my keychain I wanted to put in)...and in Windows it wouldn't allow the full file transfer into the 8GB folder saying some of the files' names were too long. Should I boot into my Ubuntu instance to do this? (I haven't fired that up in MONTHS.....lol)
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