Rooting your device is risky, complicated, and very cumbersome if you do it every time you want to install a new ROM. If you own a Motorola Droid 2 Global we have rooting tools here for you that you can use to gain easy root access whether your Droid 2 Global is still on Android 2.2 Froyo or has been upgraded to Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Using these tools will let you gain root access with just one click . So, if you are ready to root your device, here are the things that you will need for the procedure.
- Motorola Droid 2 Global
- Enable USB Debugging on your device. Go to Settings > Applications > Development and tick the USB Debugging option.
- Make a back up of all the important data on your phone( i.e. Call logs, contacts, SMS, files and internet settings).
- Make sure that your device has enough battery power for the procedure.
NOTE: Use this guide at your own risk. We will not be held liable for any damage on your device as a result of using this guide.
If running Android 2.2 Froyo
- Download the z4root application package from here (z4root.1.3.0.apk, 955.5 kB).
- Copy the APK file to your phone and then install it.
- Launch the z4root app on your phone.
- Tap the Permanent Root button. The app will root your phone and install BusyBox.
- Your phone will reboot afterwards. Check whether rooting was successful by launching the z4root app again. If you see Re-root and Un-root buttons, then your phone is already rooted.
If running Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- You will need a Windows PC for this procedure.
- Install the Motorola USB drivers on your computer. Get the installer: 32-bit Windows | 64-bit Windows
- Download Pete’s Motorola Root Tools from here (PetesMotorolaRootTools_v1.07.zip, 1.7 MB).
- Extract the contents of the ZIP file to a folder on your PC.
- Connect your phone to your computer via USB cable.
- From the folder where you extracted the files to, double-click on Pete’s Motorola Root Tools.exe to launch the program.
- Click the Root My Phone button.
- After about 3 minutes, your device will restart and the rooting will be complete. If you want to unroot your device you just have to click the Unroot My Phone button.
Congratulations! Your Motorola Droid 2 Global is now rooted.
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