Finally there is some great news for Motorola Droid X users longing for the Root to happen. As of now, it is confirmed that Droid X is officially rooted with instructions also surfacing simultaneously. The credit for this root goes to super moderator at Droid X Forums, B16.
Here are the step bys step instruction on rooting your Motorola Droid X.
Step 1: Set up ADB
Step 2: Push exploid to /sqlite_stmt_journals “adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals”
Step 3: Type “adb shell”
Step 4: Type “cd sqlite_stmt_journals”
Step 5: Type “chmod 755 exploid”
Step 6: Type “./exploid” and follow directions on screen
Step 7: Type “rootshell”
Step 8: Type in password “secretlol”
Step 9: you’re in root!
Step 10: mount your Sdcard to pc and put Superuser.apk and su in the sdcard root.
Step 11: un-mount Sdcard
Step 12: in adb (make sure your still in root with the # sign) type in:
- cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
- cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
- chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
NOTE: it might be a smart idea to do “rm /system/bin/rootshell” after you have su and superuser in place as ANY program will have access to your root if you leave it (cause everyone will know the password)
- Sebastian Kramer for this blog post.
- Birdman – for editing Sebastians work for the droidx
- [mbm] – for answering birdmans many questions while root was tried (and failed xD)
The blog list:
- Birdman – @mrweeeedbirdman - Donate to him here – http://tinyurl.com/32tj73j
Make sure you understand that rooting your Droid X will make any attached warranties void. Also, beware of the eFuse coming into play if you try to flash non-Motorola custom ROMS. Please refer to Droid X Forums in case you are facing some problems or have problems to report.
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.