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    Hey guys! I want to root my Droid X2 but it seems really overwhelming and complicated. It's on 2.3.4 so I have that done. So can you guys direct me on how to Root my Droid X2 step by step. And Do I need a Micro SD Card in the phone to root it? Also how do you get the System Recovery App to install CM10 Alpha 3?
    Thanks in advance guys!
     

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    a few different root options for 2.3.4
    pete's root tools
    zerg rush (included in ezSBF)
    magic md5
    a SD card is not needed
    links in my list
    sd_shadow's (themib) [Collection] of Links for Droid X2

    Concise guide to getting CWM working with cm10 A3
     
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    Thanks. Will let you know if I have any questions.
     
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    I want to use Pete's Rooting Tool. I already have it downloaded. Is that one good to use?
     
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    yes, that's why I listed it first
     
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    Is V.1.07 the correct one?
     
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    yes, 1.07
     
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    Thread moved to sub-forum dedicated to X2 root-related discussions.

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    Are the Motorola End User Drivers the same ones that cam with RSD Lite?

    And what's the latest CM version you could upgrade to? I assumed it was CM10 Alpha 3 Jelly Bean
     
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    Yes, that should be fine, but more here In my Installing drivers/ Driver issues
    Yes, that is latest, no one is working on this device any more.
     
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    And once I do ALL of this will I be able to get the phone activated with a Service?
     
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    yes, if Verizon.
     
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    Ahh, ok...I did the Root and I now Have Superuser so I assume it was successful. I have the MOTODX2_Bootstrap_Signed.rar downloaded on Chrome. So I just unzip it and connect the phone to the PC and apply the file to the external SD? And will I need the Root Explorer app or is it optional?
     
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    you need to unzip the .rar with a file compression utility like winrar, 7zip... for Windows
    or a root tool like root browser to unzip.
    then you can use stock file manager to install.
     
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    Ok I unzipped the file on my computer but there is 3 folders and 3 files when you open so which do you actually use to apply it to the SD Card?

    And again, thanks for all the help!
     
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    think you got the wrong file
     
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    Yeah, think your right. I think I have the right one now because after I unzipped it only shows the one file.
     
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    To put the file on the SD do you just open up my computer and locate your phone and then drag the Bootstrap file to it?
     
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    yes, drag and drop, or copy and paste
     
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    Ok, I thought I needed an adapter
     
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    And I tried it but when I go to the phone and open file mange r it's under Internal Storage and not the SD.
     
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    Am I supposed to Unzip the Gapps file and the CM10 file?
     
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    no, install as a zip file
     
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    Thanks! When I go to my SD card to see whats in the CM10 has a ? by it and the gapps has the FX symbol which is for my file explorer app. I would assume that the CM should have that too or is it ok?
     

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