Today is the day of relief for majority Androiders who opted to go with Motorola Droid line. Apparently the exploit discovered by Drjbliss, senior XDA member and Android hacker, is capable to root any Motorola Droid line Android phone updated to Android 2.3.x Gingerbread. The exploit has been awesomely discovered and beautifully explained by the exploiter here. Recently Motorola Droid X2 owners started to receive Android Gingerbread update OTA. And for those who accidently updated to this official Gingerbread build, there wasn’t any rooting solution until now. According to navendrob at XDA forums, you can easily deploy the Droid 3 rooting procedure to acquire the root privileges on your officially updated Motorola Droid X2.
There are two methods of doing it. The first one requires you to have ample command over ADB to get the deed done while the other is more simplistic with zero command prompt tinkering requisites. In case you have updated your Motorola Droid X2 to the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread update, then follow the instructions below to acquire root privileges on the phone.
Disclaimer: Please follow this guide at your own risk. AddictiveTips will not be liable if your device gets damaged or bricked during the process. Rooting usually voids manufacturer / carrier warranty.
- The first step is to make sure that you are updated and unrooted on the official Android 2.3 Gingerbread. If you are already running a custom GB Rom, then you don’t need to proceed further.
- Now download Motorola Android drivers from here and install them on your PC.
- Once done, grab your copy of Easy Root Script Version 5 and unzip the archive contents on your desktop.
- After you are done downloading the root utility, enable USB debugging on your Motorola Droid X2. You can do this by going to Settings > Applications > Development and check marking USB Debugging.
- Now connect your phone to the computer via USB cable and select the connection mode as “Charge Only”.
- Once done, double click on Click To Root Your Droid 3.bat file.
- Now follow the onscreen instructions closely to acquire root.
- Once the procedure completes, verify root by downloading Root Checker from Market.
And there you go! You now have official Android 2.3 Gingerbread on your Droid X2 with root. In case this method doesn’t work for you, then try the ADB method posted here.
Droid X2 OTA Gingerbread Update Details