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Old September 3rd, 2011, 09:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Lets use this for a starting point for newbies.

So i see people asking if Gingerbreak works on the droid x2 2.3.3 and NO it doesnt!!

How to root my Droid X2.
- Here

What is SBF?
- an SBF will bring your phone back to it's original out of the box state!
- So if you mess up this is your best friend!

Download the GB SBF file.
-Here

Download the Froyo SBF file.
- Here

Now to be able to use those you need a program called RSD.

What is RSD?
- This is the program that you use to flash the SBF files and get your phone back to stock state!

Download RSD.
- Here

How to use those together. Guide.
-Here

Need a Recovery now.
- Here

Now for a ROM Round Up!
- Here

Android Lingo!
- Here

Now the best thing also if you dont understand ASK ASK AND ASK.

There are alot of other mods out there that you can do but i will let you find out that on your own cause you have to learn to search also. It will be your best friend beside us on these forums.

Some good apps to have also.
- Here


Now all credits go to the people who have done all the work I just tried to help by putting everything in one place

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So (new person question) if I'm about to go about rooting my dx2 after having used it and downloaded apps, etc...will I have to back up all my stuff before doing so?

If so, do you guys recommend Titanium Backup? I'm just not sure about what I need to do PRIOR to rooting my dx2. Thanks!
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So (new person question) if I'm about to go about rooting my dx2 after having used it and downloaded apps, etc...will I have to back up all my stuff before doing so?

If so, do you guys recommend Titanium Backup? I'm just not sure about what I need to do PRIOR to rooting my dx2. Thanks!

Nah. Rooting is just givin yourself special permissions, it's not really doing anything else. You can use the method above or you can just install Gingerbreak with DroidExplorer and then run it. Your stuff should be fine.
I installed TB afterwards (since it requires root) and deleted bloat apps, though. I'm a TB fan anyway.
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Do you have to pay for that SBF file?

It looks like in order to download anything larger than 400mb, you need to pay.

That file is 455mb.

Is there another spot to download the GB SBF file?


One other question. I read that rooting your phone voids the warranty on it. If I reinstall the SBF file on the phone, is the warranty back?
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Do you have to pay for that SBF file?

It looks like in order to download anything larger than 400mb, you need to pay.

That file is 455mb.

Is there another spot to download the GB SBF file?


One other question. I read that rooting your phone voids the warranty on it. If I reinstall the SBF file on the phone, is the warranty back?
I downloaded it. Took a half hour for the slow free dl service, but it still downloaded.
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Hold on, I'm throwing Froyo and Gingerbread on MediaFire. Let's see if that works better for you.
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One other question. I read that rooting your phone voids the warranty on it. If I reinstall the SBF file on the phone, is the warranty back?
And yeah, just put the stock ROM back on and you're in business.
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And the link posted above (http ://androidforums.com/droid-x2-all-things-root/406884-one-click-root-dx2-2-3-3-a.html) is still the best way to root the 2.3.3 x2?
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Awesome thread! I've used all of this several times, but I've gotten everything over at the XDA forum and the rootzwiki forum, but thank you for the updated list of everything that one needs to be rooted and mod the phone.
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Thanks for all the great info. I'm about to try this. Where does one find the Motorola drivers though?
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Thanks for all the great info. I'm about to try this. Where does one find the Motorola drivers though?
From the Motorola site. Here's the download link for Motohelper.
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I went through the process and I think my phone is rooted (?)

But the available storage seems to be the same as it was prior to the root.

Anyhow, if the phone is indeed, rooted, what should I do next in order to take advantage of it?

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sorry i didnt get to help much in the last few days been busy (irs after me lol)

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I went through the process and I think my phone is rooted (?)

But the available storage seems to be the same as it was prior to the root.

Anyhow, if the phone is indeed, rooted, what should I do next in order to take advantage of it?

Thanks!
To know if it is rooted you should have a super user icon in your app list.

what to do know is what ever you like lol. You could freeze unwanted apps. Download apps that you coulnt b4 you was rooted. Install custom ROMS up to you what you want to do.
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Alright the program located in the tutorial SAYS that it rooted my phone, but the superuser, etc. apps are nowhere to be found (even though the command prompt stated that they were installed).

I tried opening Titanium Backup but it said my phone was not rooted. I'm agreeing with it. Any thoughts?

EDIT: visited the original thread on rootzwiki and used the specialized program there for the dx2 on windows xp. I am now rooted.
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you could try to download the SU app in the market and see if you can do anything after that if not then i would say try to reroot your phone
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And yeah, just put the stock ROM back on and you're in business.
Hey cookie monster..if I need to, where or how would I put the DX2 stock ROM back onto the DX2?
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Sorry cookie monster....i meant to direct my inquiry to Scur..my apologies.
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Lets use this for a starting point for newbies.

So i see people asking if Gingerbreak works on the droid x2 2.3.3 and NO it doesnt!!

How to root my Droid X2.
- Here

What is SBF?
- an SBF will bring your phone back to it's original out of the box state!
- So if you mess up this is your best friend!

Download the GB SBF file.
-Here

Download the Froyo SBF file.
- Here

Now to be able to use those you need a program called RSD.

What is RSD?
- This is the program that you use to flash the SBF files and get your phone back to stock state!

Download RSD.
- Here

How to use those together. Guide.
-Here

Need a Recovery now.
- Here

Now for a ROM Round Up!
- Here

Android Lingo!
- Here

Now the best thing also if you dont understand ASK ASK AND ASK.

There are alot of other mods out there that you can do but i will let you find out that on your own cause you have to learn to search also. It will be your best friend beside us on these forums.

Some good apps to have also.
- Here


Now all credits go to the people who have done all the work I just tried to help by putting everything in one place

Is there a way to do all of this without using the USB to a desktop? Just curious...
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Is there a way to do all of this without using the USB to a desktop? Just curious...

Maybe with Bootstrap. I was going to look into it after I got my other issues out of the way.
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Hey cookie monster..if I need to, where or how would I put the DX2 stock ROM back onto the DX2?

That would be the Froyo SBF in the first post.
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That would be the Froyo SBF in the first post.

Hey Scur i thank you a million times for being a huge help with this. Good to see someone outhere that wants to help. Maybe you should be promoted to a Guide
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Hey Scur i thank you a million times for being a huge help with this. Good to see someone outhere that wants to help. Maybe you should be promoted to a Guide

But then people would expect things of me.

And btw, I spent the time writing a complete step by step guide for flashing the X2 to Cricket. I'm dealing with one last issue, but after that I'll post it.
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Hi,
So I am a bit confused here. I followed the link to get the one-click root ([ROOT/UNROOT] Droid 3 root instructions (One Click added for Windows/ Linux/ OSX))) to use on on my Mac to root my brand new Droid X2. The instructions seem simple enough and I followed them.
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All that happens is the file opens in Xcode.... in other words it's an editor and not running the file.

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Never mind. I'm an idiot. You can't just click on the file to open it. You have to go into terminal, cd to the directory where the file is and then run it by typing ./and the file name. sorry for being a bit dense.
How do I make this run?

I am on a Droid X2 that I got yesterday and updated to Gingerbread OTA.

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So if I follow the steps here to root my phone...

How to: Root the DROID2, DROIDX2, DROIDX, and DROID3 Running Gingerbread - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

Can I then uninstall the verizon bloatware?
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I have tried every rooting program I can find and can not root my droid x2 2.3.4 phone. I keep getting an error that says I'm missing a file. I don't know what fryo, gingerbread or any other geek terms are I just want to rood my droid so I can use it as a hot spot for my laptop. I even tried z4root, nothing seems to work.

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How to: Root the DROID2, DROIDX2, DROIDX, and DROID3 Running Gingerbread - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

Can I then uninstall the verizon bloatware?

Yup. Once you have root permission, jusy grab Titanium Backup or something and freeze or uninstall away. Do a little research though and make you don't unistall something you shouldn't.
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how do you unroot after using the one click method just in case i need to? ive searched but no luck, and also do i have to unroot to receive ota updates?


Nevermind I figured it out. I used Pete's Moto one click. It gives you the option to unroot in the application were as the other one click method does not.
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i have a rooted droid x2. while attempting to boot into clockworkmod recovery to create a nandroid backup, my phone appears to be stuck on the "m" "dual core" screen. I can get the menu by booting w pwr and dwn held, and enter android recovery, but after data reset still cannot reboot past "m" screen. Any ideas?
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Phone got "stuck" after I bootstrapped with the app for droid 2. I realize this was not the proper app for me. Now, I've downloaded rsdlite and drivers, and also; the 2.3.4 sbf. rsd recognizes my phone, but after I hit "start" "internal error while programming phone" is displayed. Any help would be greatly appreciated. The real kick in the nuts here is that I was trying to create a nandroid backup when this happened. Which is what I wish I had right now.
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In case it helps anyone else, I found some links in the droidx forums to a 2.3.4 .sbf, and rsdlite and drivers. For some reason these worked for me, when the links in this thread would not. I tried my ass off to find an unbroken link to the ezsbf for droidx2, to no avail. My first attempts at rsd didnt work, I'm not super savvy with this stuff, but it seemed to matter; where I downloaded from(droidx forums), the program I unzipped with(7-zip), and the version of rsd(5.3.1). I also was sure to unzip and ready these files available on my desktop, then restart my pc, before flashing. I ended up, as promised, with a droid x2 just like it was when I bought it. All my purchased apps were available through the market, and my backups were still on my sd. I guess what I'm saying is; don't give up!, I took me a few tries, and I've read other similar stories. If you can reach the boot screens, and android recovery, you're not bricked.
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In case it helps anyone else, I found some links in the droidx forums to a 2.3.4 .sbf, and rsdlite and drivers. For some reason these worked for me, when the links in this thread would not. I tried my ass off to find an unbroken link to the ezsbf for droidx2, to no avail. My first attempts at rsd didnt work, I'm not super savvy with this stuff, but it seemed to matter; where I downloaded from(droidx forums), the program I unzipped with(7-zip), and the version of rsd(5.3.1). I also was sure to unzip and ready these files available on my desktop, then restart my pc, before flashing. I ended up, as promised, with a droid x2 just like it was when I bought it. All my purchased apps were available through the market, and my backups were still on my sd. I guess what I'm saying is; don't give up!, I took me a few tries, and I've read other similar stories. If you can reach the boot screens, and android recovery, you're not bricked.
Thanks for the help. my friend wants to root his X2 so we can play with some custom ROMs

Could you post where you found the file, maybe a link to it?
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Found the files I were looking for here HowTo: Perform a SBF ("factory restore") of your Motorola Droid X2 - xda-developers I was going nuts looking for these.
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Old January 26th, 2012, 12:33 PM   #37 (permalink)
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[GUIDE] How to SBF an X2. This is where I found it, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner, but glad to hear you found what you needed.
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Hey this worked perfectly for rooting my dx2. So thank you very much. But now my camera won't load. Please. Help.
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Old November 17th, 2012, 06:37 AM   #39 (permalink)
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I'm hoping this adds value to this newb thread.

I been told a DX2 with 2.3.6 cannot be rooted. I find plenty of info on 2.3.5 that you can SbF back and get root etc. I tried to root a few months ago with petes (worked on my DX) and it didnt work on my DX2. Kept saying exploit was unsuccessful. Can someone enlighten me?
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there is no DX2 with 2.3.6
MX2 does have a 2.3.5 though
pull battery and look for model number
DX2 is MB870
MX2 is something else

try HowTo: Milestone X2 - 2.3.6 Root

edit: and your on an Alaskan cdma carrier, not verizon? yes
if so
normally milestone phones are gms, but you have one of the oddball MX2 cdma ones looks like
not sure if anyone has successfully rooted and roms one yet
and read that thread i linked

and back up your apn settings, before you flash a rom or SBF
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