Category: Versions


Okay everyone, you’ve been waiting for it, so now’s your chance!! In the past, you may have not been able to root your Droid for some ridiculous reason; the program could fail, a file could not be found, whatever. Well I’m here to tell you that I have made my code light, efficient, and super fool-proof so that essentially all errors are now PEBKAC!! AWESOME!!! 😀 😀

Anyway, you are probably wanting to see the awesomeness happen. Unfortunately, as of tonight I don’t have a video of Soup or Root 2.06 Beta in action (plus I don’t have a Droid anymore, that’s where donating comes in to play! :D) so you’ll have to wait for that to come out in the future. But don’t worry, I will still give you simple instructions as always!!

How to Root:

  1. Download Soup or Root 2.06 Beta Here!!
  2. Turn on USB Debugging (NOT USB STORAGE) on your Droid!!  (remember, Droid 1 only)
  3. If you haven’t installed Motorola’s Drivers yet, click “Install Drivers” in Soup or Root.
  4. Once the Driver Installation completes, make sure your Droid is plugged in and press “Root Me!!!”
  5. When you are rooting, nothing will appear to be happening.  Don’t worry, just wait!!  Don’t press “Root Me” more times before the confirmation window pops up to let you know rooting is done.
  6. Check to see if Superuser is in your app tray on your Droid.  What do you know, it’s there!!  You are now rooted 🙂  If not, then reboot your Droid and try again.
  7. Donate to RDKamikaze for all his hard work into this project!!

Download Soup or Root 2.06 Beta Here!!!

Howdy everyone!!  I guess I’m not getting rid of this blog as fast as I thought (some errors with the server, I will find a new one soon though) so here’s the newest version of Soup or Root!!

Download Soup or Root 2.05 Extreme Beta rev. 1 Now!!!

It should work flawlessly and be 100% stable, but since I don’t have a Droid anymore (still working on it) then I can’t say for sure, but a couple of people have tried with great success!!

As always, remember to please donate when Soup or Root works for you!! 😀

Soup or Root 2.04 Beta Released!!

Howdy everyone!!  RDKamikaze here to let you know about Soup or Root for your Droid 1!!  I just decided to start a blog today as it would be easier to catch up with updates and new versions that come out(woot for RSS Feeds!!), so here it is!!
What is Soup or Root?
Soup or Root is a program I have been developing that has one goal in mind: root the Droid 1 (up to FRG22D FroYo 2.2 OS so far)  with the click of a button.
Soup or Root has been in development for a few months now and has come a loooong way.  It started as a ghetto command-prompt style program, then moved up to VBScript and ultimately to AutoIt 3 with a beautiful GUI to make rooting feel easier 🙂  Yes, I have had a lot of languages to learn and have had quite the experience so now you can enjoy!!
As of this post, Soup or Root 2.04 Beta is the most recent release, while Soup or Root 1.8rA (revision A) is the latest “stable” release.  However, I think 2.04 Beta is more stable as some people still have problems with 1.8rA but my goal is to make it root successfully 100% of the time.
Now that you know who I am and what I’m doing, feel free to try Soup or Root!!  It’s only for the Droid 1 as of now (due to command changes for other Android phones) so please don’t try this if you have any other version!!  It should work for the milestone wince it’s the same hardware, but I can’t guarantee it.
How it works:  Watch this video below (it explains 2.01 Beta but isn’t much different) and it will tell you everything you need to know about rooting your Droid!!
Steps to rooting:
1. Turn on USB Debugging on your Droid (Home>Menu>Settings>Applications>Development>USB Debugging)
3. If it’s your first time ever rooting, download the Motorola Drivers inside Soup or Root (there’s a button in 2.04 for it)
4. Plug in your Droid (USB Storage OFF) and press “Root Me!!!” (it takes about 3 minutes)
This is for Windows-based computers only, and Mac support is being looked into for future development.  If you know how to program for Macintosh and would love to help me and the community, please send me a message!!

 

You can follow the original thread of Soup or Root on http://www.androidforums.com or by clicking HERE.
All credit goes to Sebastian Krahmer at C skills. Please see fit to donate via Paypal to 7-4-3-C@web.de

Credit for OMJ’s tutorial goes to karnovaran at xda. He changed the directions a little to make them slightly easier and suited for the Droid1.