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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by cookie_monster, Sep 3, 2011.

  1. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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.

    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.

    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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  2. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    If you want me to add or remove anything or find a better updated source let me know i want to help
  3. 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!
  4. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

    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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  5. duke1agn

    duke1agn Newbie

    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?
  6. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

    I downloaded it. Took a half hour for the slow free dl service, but it still downloaded.
  7. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

    Hold on, I'm throwing Froyo and Gingerbread on MediaFire. Let's see if that works better for you.
  8. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

  9. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

    And yeah, just put the stock ROM back on and you're in business.
  10. trophynuts

    trophynuts Extreme Android User

    great thread. I suggested that it be stickied.
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  11. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter

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  12. 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?
  13. zrad.zg

    zrad.zg Member

    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.
  14. duke1agn

    duke1agn Newbie

    Thanks for all the great info. I'm about to try this. Where does one find the Motorola drivers though?
  15. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

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  16. duke1agn

    duke1agn Newbie

    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?

  17. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

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

    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.
  18. 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.
  19. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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
  20. Hey cookie monster..if I need to, where or how would I put the DX2 stock ROM back onto the DX2?
  21. Sorry cookie monster....i meant to direct my inquiry to Scur..my apologies.

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

    Scur Android Expert

    Maybe with Bootstrap. I was going to look into it after I got my other issues out of the way.
  24. Scur

    Scur Android Expert

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

    cookie_monster Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    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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The Motorola Droid X2 release date was May 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, GB RAM, Nvidia Tegra 2 AP20H processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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