How to Root Your Droid X Running Android 2.3 Gingerbread

December 26, 2011

Motorola Android phones are some of the toughest devices to root. Most of time, the rooting methods for such devices are complicated and hard for newbies to follow. Tutorials such as one-click procedures are sought-after especially if there are ADB commands involved in the process.

However, if you own a Motorola Droid X, you will be happy to know that you can still root your device without breaking a sweat. Some developers from RootzWiki have come up with a special procedure that achieves the same as the one-click process that you are familiar with. Known as the One-Click root tool, it will help Droid X owners root their devices with ease. This tool uses the Droid 3 exploit and is also known to work on other Droid devices such as the Droid 3, Droid X2, Cliq, and Cliq 2.

Requirements

You are going to need the following:

  • Motorola Droid X running Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • Motorola USB drivers for Windows (Get the 32-bit version here and the 64-bit version here)
  • Droid 3 easy root script version 7 (Download it from here)

Instructions

  1. Begin by downloading and installing the Motorola USB drivers to your computer. The drivers are necessary for your computer to be able to recognize your handset as a Motorola device.
  2. Download and save the Droid 3 easy root script files to your computer. Extract the contents of the file to your computer. You can use unzipping software such as WinZip or 7zip. Place the extracted files inside one folder, but do not rename or modify any of the extracted files.
  3. Turn on USB debugging on your phone. To do that, go to Settings > Applications > Development > USB Debugging and make sure there’s a check mark beside “USB debugging.”
  4. Connect your phone to your computer using a USB cable. When the phone asks you for a connection type, select Charge Only mode.
  5. Open the folder where you extracted the rooting files.
  6. Launch the “Click to root your Droid 3.bat” file and follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Reboot your phone to unlock your device.

Congratulations! You have successfully rooted your Droid X using the One-click procedure. Enjoy the many benefits of having a rooted Android device.

Comments

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    very helpful info..it can help newbie like meto understand the program

  • ME

    Ok here is a noob question…. Is it that easy to put back to stock if i need to bring it back to the man (big red..lol).. If not what is the process?

    • Mystro2b

      i have the same question…and after rooted, is the next step to load a ROM? Point me to some “Rooted Droid for Dummies” articles. Thanks for this post!

  • Jmvelazq51

    Is there a Motorola USB driver available for Mac to execute the same rooting?

  • mikey

    While following the instructions I never get the option “a connection type, select Charge Only mode” on my phone, just the message “Allow USB debugging? OK/Cancel”

    Any ideas?

    • ME

      It is a setting on the phone

  • Ian Laurenceau

    has one ever tried this method and does it work?

  • Roderick5881

    Im not able to open the .pat file. Suggestions?

  • Yellowpunkvan

    worked like a charm. i”ve been so frustrated trying all the other one click roots and them not working. THANKS!

  • Rcarmona12

    Can I use this method if I ALREADY have superuser from rooting while on Froyo. When I updated to GB, I lost my root but superuser remained

  • Phrawged1

    did everything that was written, checked every way I could find, and still my droid x is not rooted. I don’t understand why the issue. any advise would be appreciated.

  • Dustylloyd

    I get an error writing a file to the DROID x os. I get this on the DROID 3 batch file, the Pete’s batch file and the superoneclick. Any advice?

  • Tahmad575

    is this for the droid X??

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000746288362 Travis C. M. Stanley

    I’m having problems with the part where it wants to create the file data/local.prop…could someone help?

  • Bill

    The script has multiple failures when run against my DROIDX 2.3 phone.

    * Running exploit [part 1 of 3]…
    * server not running *
    *
    * Rebooting the phone… please wait.
    *
    * Running exploit [part 2 of 3]…
    failed on ‘/data/local.prop’ – Permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied
    *
    * Rebooting the phone… please wait.
    * server not running *
    *
    * Running exploit [part 3 of 3]…
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy ‘busybox’ to ‘/system/xbin/busybox': Read-only file system
    failed to copy ‘su’ to ‘/system/xbin/su': Read-only file system
    failed to copy ‘Superuser.apk’ to ‘/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/su: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /data: Operation not permitted
    *
    * ALL DONE! YOUR PHONE SHOULD BE ROOTED!

    • Steviebeatz91

      i have the same problem have you figured anything out yet?

    • Justin

      Same issue here.

    • thepurlejellyfish

      I am also having this issue. Is there a Fix yet?

  • Bigcatnap

    Server not running message?