How To Root Motorola Droid 2 Global [ADB Method]

Motorola Droid 2 Global, A Droid 2 variant,which is  shipping to some order placers early, has already been rooted with conventional Droid 2 rooting ADB method. Folks over at Droid Life tried the famous SuperOneClick App method, but for some reason it didn’t work.

So, in case you are a Motorola Droid 2 Global user and can’t wait for a one click root app that is compatible with your handset, then go ahead and try this ADB based method.

Please attempt this guide if you are comfortable and have ample command line rooting experience. be extremely careful as some commands, if mistyped, can cause a permanent brick.

1. The The first step is to download and install ADB on your computer. You can follow the guide posted here d2-global-rooted for this purpose.

2. Once done, download Droid2Root.rar and extract the contents in C:\Droid2root.

3. Now connect your phone to the computer and make sure that USB debugging is already enabled.

4. Now got to start and type CMD to start command prompt. Once the Command Prompt window appears, type following commands:


adb devices (to verify the connection)
cd C:|Droid2Root
adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
adb push su /sdcard/su
adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox
adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
adb shell
cd data/local/tmp
chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin

5. Now wait for the procedure to complete. This process is a bit time consuming so do not reboot your device in between.

6. After the process is complete, you will be back in C:\Droid2Root directory. Now type following ADB commands:

adb devices (to verify the connection)
adb shell (you should now have a # prompt)
mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox
chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
exit

7. Now you have attained root on your Motorola Droid 2 Global. Now to update Superuser.apk to the latest build, type the following commands:

adb shell
su
mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
pm uninstall com.noshufou.android.su

8. Now launch Market and search / install superuser.apk by ChainsDD.

Disclaimer: Please use this method at your own risk. AddictiveTips won’t be responsible in case you end up with a bricked device or any other damage.

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  • Tom

    The Droid 2 Global rooting commands did not work for me.

    After completing step 4 and restarting adb when I start step 6 the adb shell does not give the # prompt.

    This causes the process to fail.

  • Jason

    when i got to the second part which involves the mounting my terminal said mount: operation not permitted and my cp commands said that superuser and busybox were read only lines
    any help on what my problem is?

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  • Nathan Buchanan

    Well, I get stuck after doing ./rageagainsttheshell-arm5.bin
    it seems to run then kicks me back to my PCs command prompt as it should but the device never reconnects.  I can do “adb devices” all day and it never connects.  If I unplug and replug it comes back as offline.
    If I reboot the phone it connects but then still gives me the $ prompt rather than the #.

    Good times.  I would like to get this figured out.  Anyone?