Rooting your phone or getting access into its root directory is the process of customizing the OS loaded on your device to give you total control over it. When you are in full control of your device and its OS, you can go beyond your phone’s limitations, expand system functionality, and even upgrade it based on your preferences. You are able to do that on a rooted phone simply because rooting gives you access to system files you normally do not have access to.
Thanks to the GingerBreak app, you can now root your Motorola DROID X2 and uncover its hidden powers. GingerBreak is a user-friendly tool to root your Android devices in just a single click. It supports devices that run Android 2.2 Froyo, Android 2.3 Gingerbread, and also some devices that run Android 3.0 Honeycomb.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The method described here has been reported to NOT work with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread on the Motrola DROID X2. (Thanks, geeknik, for the tip!) You are free to try, though–and if it works for you, please let us know in the comments, as a lot of other users may want to know what you did to get this to work with Android 2.3.3 Gingerbread.
Before proceeding with rooting your Motorola DROID X2, you have to be aware of some of the risks. Here are the most important ones:
In case your Motorola DROID X2 experiences some problems and you want to have it serviced under manufacturer’s or carrier’s warranty, you need to restore the handset to its original state. Otherwise, the technical support personnel may consider your handset warranty void.
Unrooting your Motorola DROID X2 is as easy as uninstalling the Gingerbreak app to restore your device to its pre-rooted status.
Rooting your Motorola DROID X2 is that easy, especially with the tools provided to you by software developers. Granting that you followed instructions accurately, the process should be a breeze and should complete successfully. Now you have a phone that is completely yours to tinker with and customize to your heart’s liking.
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Gingerbreak doesn’t work with Android 2.3.3 on the X2.
I agree…….hope someone figures a way to do it.
How do i downgrade to android 2.2.2 froyo… root access is available on x2 with it
There is a one click root out for the Droid 3 that should work for the Droid X2. I rooted my OTA Gingerbread Droid X2 yesterday using the same procedure as was released for the Droid 3. Worked perfectly. No need to wipe your phone and flash back to Froyo. =)
and the archive is Password protected, very non-useful article.
z4root will work on the 2.3.3 update on Droid x2 :)) hail to hacking!! and for all of thre windows users out there – windows OS is garbage Ubuntu!! = GOD!
Micha is full of it. z4root does not work on Droids with Gingerbread installed just in case someone actually believed it.
OK…..what are APN and MMS settings and how do you reset them after rooting and where do you find these settings anyway? I have a Droidx2 and that Gingerbreak 1.2 didn’t root it.
Will this process automatically allow me to use my phone as a wi-fi hotpot or will I have to do further programming?
How do I really root my DROID X2, devs?
idk if its rooting or not all i know is that it has been saying it is rooting for the last 20 mins….help please
anybody know where this gingerbreaker app can be had w/o a virus?
Process: C:Program FilesMozilla Firefoxfirefox.exe
Infection: ELF:Lootor-K [Expl]
my charger light is on but the screen wont come on
I have found Pete’s One-click Root to be more than satisfactory.
If you are rooted at 2.3.4 and are considering the OTA upgrade to 2.3.5, be aware that this upgrade BREAKS ROOT.
Install Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper (from the Market… er… Play Store), and that will allow you to preserve your root access across the upgrade.
Does it work wit 2.3.5
So do I have to leave my phone plugged into my pc while it roots or am I able to disconnect after I have copied over the rooting program?