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    How to Root Droid X2 OTA 2.3.3 for Dummies

    SOURCE: motoroller @ AndroidForums.com

    So Ive been researching how to root DROID X2 OTA 2.3.3 for sometime, and most of the instructions are confusing. So im making root instructions for someone with no android experience can do themself.
    THE LINK TO THE FREE "DROID X2 RECOVERY.APK" AS WELL AS THE "GINGERBREAK.APK" IS IN MY SECOND POST ON THIS THREAD!!
    --------READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING--------
    --------READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING--------
    --------READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING--------
    So I'm going to give you a basic idea of the process first.
    1) You will use RSD Lite 5.3 program to place the .SBF file on your phone wich will downgrade your firmware to 2.2.2 making it able to be rooted.
    2) You will then root your phone.
    3) After the root, you will boot your phone into recovery mode with the program "droid x2 recovery"
    4) you will install the update.zip from SD card which will reinstall 2.3.3 rooted version.


    ----------IN CASE YOU FORGOT, READ ALL DIRECTIONS BEFORE STARTING---------
    1) Backup all files on you x2 with "Mybackup Pro" or "Titanium Backup" available from market. (This root method will erase EVERYTHING!)
    2) Download RSD Lite 5.3 with drivers to your PC from here:

    http://www.mediafire.com/?h3a4eyoq0wy3yn5



    A) Install RSD lite 5.3
    B) install one of the 2 driver packages, depending on your windows configuration 32 bit or 64 bit.
    3) This package is in .RAR format. To extract the files download free .RAR extract program here:

    http://download.cnet.com/Free-RAR-Extract-Frog/3000-2250_4-10804840.html?tag=mncol;4



    4) Download the .SBF file to your pc here:

    http://www.multiupload.com/I91ML31ET5



    You will need to unzip this file. It is in .GZ format.
    5) If you need a program to unzip it, download 7zip from here:

    http://download.cnet.com/7-Zip/3000-2250_4-10045185.html?tag=mncol;2



    6) Download the Update.zip file to your PC here:

    http://mydroidfiles.com/downloads/TBH/P3Droid-DX2-Patched_GB_update.zip


    (DO NOT UNZIP THIS)
    7) You will need to rename this file update.zip
    7) Connect your phone to your PC as "mass storage device"
    8) Copy the update.zip file to your phones EXTERNAL SD card (Do not copy it into a folder! just open up the external SD and copy!)
    9) While your x2 is still connected to your PC run RSD Lite.
    10) In the top of the program you will see "....." click that to open the .SBF file you extracted.
    11) Click "start" this process took me about 10-15 minutes.
    ONLY COMPLETE STEPS 12-17 IF YOUR PHONE BOOT LOOPS (BOOTS OVER AND OVER WITHOUT EVER STARTING UP)
    12) Your phone may boot loop after the process is complete. If this happens you will need to turn the phone off (pull out the battery if neccesary)
    13) Hold the volume down and power button. when the phone boots up you will see "fastboot" at the top left corner of the screen.
    14) Using the volume up or volume down buttons scroll through the options at the top of the screen untill you see "android recovery" select it by pressing volume up and volume down at the same time.
    15) Once you are in "android recovery" you will see a little android guy, and an exclamation mark. You need to press volume up and volume down at the same time. Which will bring up the menu.
    16) There will be 4 options, you are going to select "factory reset data" by pressing volume up and volume down at the same time, when it is highlighted.
    17) Once it is complete, it will boot up, and you will need to reactivate your phone.
    18) Download "gingerbreak.apk" located in my 2nd post on this thread. Run this app from your phone, and select "root device."
    19) Once rooted you will need to download "Droid x2 recovery" located in my 2nd post on this thread.
    20) Run "droid x2 recovery" from your phone.
    A) click install recovery
    B) click boot into recovery
    21) On reboot you will be taken to the "droid x2 recovery" screen. scroll down to "install update.zip from ext SD card" and select it. (this will reinstall your 2.3.3 rooted though =D)


    PLEASE SHARE YOUR SUCESS STORIES, SO PEOPLE CAN KNOW THIS METHOD WILL WORK FOR THEM, AND ALSO ANY PROBLEMS SO I CAN TRY TO TROUBLE-SHOOT THEM. THANKS!









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    Hi, where is droid x2 recovery application. Thanks!

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    Ok, searching other forums, here is links for files.
    BOTH OF THESE FILES NEED TO BE DOWNLOADED TO YOUR PHONE ACCORDING TO STEPS 18-19:

    Here is the Gingerbreak.apk file to root your phone after installing the .SBF file:

    Gingerbreak.apk




    Here is the Droid x2 FREE recovery:

    MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.rar







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    I could not get my X2 to root at all with the Gingerbreak method on the flashing tutorial, what I did was install a system update over wi-fi to 2.3.4 and then tried a one-click solution called
    root your phone with zergRUSH

    and that only takes around a minute and seems to work every time.

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    yeah i used zergrush as well, i took less than a minute for me. here's the link to the guide
    [GUIDE] How to root your phone with zergRUSH





 

 

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