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droid 2 root????

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ljbaumer, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    is it going to be possible to root the droid 2?

    this is the main thing that is making me reluctant from getting the droid 2.

    also if it is possible to root will it take forever to root like it did with the droid eris?

  2. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    The Droid X got rooted within a week of release. I can't imagine it would take that much longer for the Droid 2 to be rooted. Granted, it's not as popular, but I just got back from Verizon and they said the Droid 2 is selling quite well.
  3. I really hope it happens soon i miss my wifi teather
  4. JohnnyBlace

    JohnnyBlace Member

    how about custom ROMs? Are those still nowhere to be seen because of the locked bootloader?
  5. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast


    Ohhhh root... where art thou?
  6. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Less than a week of android experience and already wanting root. We are a bad influence on you.
  7. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    HAAA HAAAAAA! More.... MORE... MOREEEE!!!!
  8. EchoX860

    EchoX860 Member

    I was seriously considering getting the Droid 2 knowing I can put an HTC Sense-like UI on it once it gets rooted. But I'm still debating about the Incredible....

  9. DROIDing

    DROIDing Android Enthusiast

    I believe HTC Sense was the skin I used on my Touch Pro 2 for the past year... I LOVED it unlike anything else!! If this can be put onto the Droid 2 I would be in heaven. I was using the most recent Mighty Rom from PPC Geeks for a very long time until I switched to the Droid 2 last week. Now I can't wirelessly tether anymore :(
  10. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    do you guys know about any people who are devs who are working on rooting the droid 2?

    Droid X and Droid 2 likely impossible to root
    is this true?

    i know you guys are going to say NO because the droid x was already rooted but does this mean that we won't be able to get custom roms on the droid 2 or droid x?
  11. Lnksyr

    Lnksyr Lurker

    I know one dev is working on the Droid X and even flashed clockwork onto it after A LOT of difficulty, so there's progress being made. Heard somewhere else he's taking donations so he can buy a Droid 2 next and work on that.
  12. tsanuri

    tsanuri Android Enthusiast

    I know money was trying to be raised to buy a phone for birdman who rooted the X. I have no idea if they got it or not. But I also understand that the exploit was fixed in froyo that was used to root the X.
    As to custom roms only time will tell but so far things seem to be moving right along on the X but at a slow pace.
  13. PhilosoRaptor

    PhilosoRaptor Android Enthusiast

    I'm not getting a Droid 2 until it's rooted. I refuse to lose functionality (and most of my paid apps that require root) coming from my Droid.
  14. swagner53

    swagner53 Android Enthusiast

    The Droid X is already rooted. However the bootloader is still locked so custom ROMS cannot be installed. Apps that require root (e.g. WiFi Tether) work very well. I don't think you will have to wait too long for that on the 2. Watch xda-developers site to keep up to date.
  15. UberPippi

    UberPippi Lurker

    I'm brand new to the droid, switching from Blackberry, and I just got the Droid 2. Can someone please briefly explain the benefits of rooting the phone and what it lets you do? I know there's something about wifi tethering, but what else does it do? Sorry for the dumbness, just getting used to the terminology.
  16. jmz768

    jmz768 Android Enthusiast

    Will rooting allow the removal of all the bloatware or can that only be done with a custom rom?
  17. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Rooting is what will allow the removal of bloatware.
  18. 7snr9

    7snr9 Newbie

    Birdman's exploid was working for the Droid2 running Froyo until Moto released their next pre-production software upgrade (Release 2.2.19). So it wasn't necessarily a Froyo thing. The root method didn't work exactly as it did for the X but the exploid software worked once you got it on the phone and ran it.

    Whether or not someone just happened to send the update that fixed the exploit to Birdman I won't comment on..... ;)
  19. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.

    has anyone tried easy root or androot on this phone yet?
  20. 7snr9

    7snr9 Newbie

    I believe they're just simplified versions of Birdman's exploit. I've only known of his method so they'll probably not work.
  21. I'm am SOOOO pissed! I just got a droid 2 and it is LOADED with bloatware! tons of worthless SH*T! Blockbuster, amazon, etc. I don't want to have to scroll and search through three damn pages of crap just to use one of the few apps that I need. Without root i can't remove the bloatware!! i'm giving it a week to see if someone finds a way to root it, but if not PEACE OUT DROID - i'm returning this POS and buying something not hosed by motorola and verizon. hell, i'd even take steve job's nazi apple iphone over this crap - at least it'll let me uninstall trial version apps on MY OWN PHONE!!!
  22. ljbaumer

    ljbaumer Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    you'd go to an iphone over a droid 2? wow thats foolish
  23. LavenderPekoe

    LavenderPekoe Newbie

    Get LauncherPro, it's free, hide the apps you don't want to see.
  24. jradicle11

    jradicle11 That Guy

    Because of 4 bloatware apps? Slow down there, sailor.
  25. RJT185

    RJT185 Android Enthusiast

    @lclemens: patience man, once its rooted, we'll be able to take all that junk out.

    I got my D2 the day it came out knowing full well the advantages of rooting from friends who have the original Droid. I'm surely anxiously awaiting the root since the first thing I'm doing is uninstalling the bloatware. Plus I'm hoping we'll get better power management.

Motorola Droid 2 Forum

The Motorola Droid 2 release date was August 2010. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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