If you want to learn how to root your Motorola Droid 2 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and install ClockworkMod (CWM) Recovery, then you have come to the right place–we have a step-by-step guide for you on how to root and flash CWM Recovery on your mobile phone.
There are plenty of custom ROMs waiting to be installed on your Motorola Droid 2. With these ROMs, you can tweak, enhance, and customize your phone’s performance to suit your style and needs. You can even enjoy the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich on your phone by flashing ICS-based custom ROM. But, before we tackle flashing custom ROMs, we should first learn how to gain root access on your Motorola Droid 2. You will also be needing ClockworkMod Recovery to be able to flash custom ROMs.
In this guide, we will be teaching you how to root and flash ClockworkMod Recovery on your Motorola Droid 2 running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
- Motorola Droid 2 (not the Motorola Droid 2 Global) — must be running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread
- A Windows PC
- Install the Motorola USB drivers on your computer. Get the driver installer from Motorola’s official support site, or from here: 32-bit (x86) Windows | 64-bit (x64) Windows
- Download the Motorola one-click root package from here (MotorolaOneClickRoot_psouza4.zip)
- Unzip the Motorola one-click root package using any ZIP extraction software. Save the archive’s contents into a folder on your computer.
- On your phone, go to Settings > Applications > Development and enable USB debugging.
- Connect your phone to your computer.
- When your phone asks for a connection type, select “Charge only.”
- Open the folder where you extracted the rooting files to.
- Double-click on MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe.
- Follow along with the prompts and instructions on the command prompt window. At the end of the process, your phone should now be rooted.
- You may now install the Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap with ClockworkMod Recovery. For the easiest route, simply buy and install on your phone the Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap app from the Google Play Store. Continue with the next steps if you want to manually install it without paying a dime.
- Download the Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap with ClockworkMod Recovery app installer from here.
- Copy the APK file into the same directory where you extracted the Motorola one-click root files.
- If you’ve unplugged your phone from your PC earlier, plug it back in.
- Open a command prompt on your computer.
- Change directory to where you extracted the Motorola one-click root files.
- Enter the following command at the command prompt:
adb push bootstrap-126.96.36.199-droid2.apk /system/app/
Congratulations! You’ve successfully rooted your Motorola Droid 2 and installed ClockworkMod Recovery.