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TRAGIC
08-30-2011, 12:36 PM
First off I take no credit for any of the hard work put in to making this happen.

Second I take no responsibility for any damage done to your device.

This works to root 2.2.2

1.) Download Dolphin Browser HD
2.) Download Gingerbreak 1.2 using dolphin.
Download (http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=578771&d=1303829207)

3.) Download Astro file manager.link (https://market.android.com/details?id=com.metago.astro)
4.) You must have usb debugging enabled as well as unknown sources.
5.) Install and run gingerbreak
.
Your rooted.

Now on to recovery install.
Droid X2 Bootstrap Recovery
1.) Download the apk
Download (http://www.mijinkiyo.com/dx2/MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.rar)

2.) Unrar using file expert
3.) Install the apk.
4.) Follow the steps in the apk

Your bootstrapped!

Get updated to 2.3.3 pre rooted
1.) Download the zip
Download (http://mydroidfiles.com/downloads/TBH/P3Droid-DX2-Patched_GB_update.zip)

2.) Enter bootstrap recovery
3.) Select install zip from SD Card
4.) Navigate to and install the zip

No wipes needed.

Nothing in this tutorial requires a computer, or the stock recovery (volume buttons and power).

computer method


Download: MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?g226n7as6cb1y6e)

Instructions:
1. Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed - [Download Drivers (http://www.mediafire.com/?8rb7bpvp2b9vy2f)]
2. Download the MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip file from above and unzip it to your Windows PC.
3. On your phone go into Settings>Applications>Development and check the box for USB Debugging.
4. Plug phone into your computer and select “Charge Only” mode.
5. Navigate to MotorolaOneClickRoot folder and run MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe.
6. Follow the instructions in the command window.
7. Your phone will complete 3 steps, rebooting along the way. When it finishes, you will be rooted.

Full support can be found at this thread (http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?3714-ROOT-Droid-3-root-instructions-(One-Click-added-for-Windows-Linux-OSX)) in case you run into issues.

via: How to: Root the DROID2, DROIDX2, DROIDX, and DROID3 Running Gingerbread - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog (http://www.droid-life.com/2011/09/01/how-to-root-the-droid2-droidx2-droidx-and-droid3-running-gingerbread/#more-45119)



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TRAGIC
08-30-2011, 12:42 PM
My bad if this had already been posted. If not it deserves a sticky ;)

Nerdslogic
08-30-2011, 01:28 PM
honestly....although this is a great write up.....2 things I have to say

A) there are already write up's
B) you should just link to this now as it is a one click that doesn't require any sbf'ing if you are already on GB.

Pete's DROID 3 Page (http://www.psouza4.com/droid3/)

yes it says D3 but I can confirm this works on the X2.

TRAGIC
08-30-2011, 01:36 PM
Yes there are write ups. But none easy to find here. All are elsewhere.
The droid 3 method is for those with a pc that works. The above methods don't require one or an sbf its not for those already on 2.3.3.

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DebianDog
08-30-2011, 02:14 PM
Why Devs and "hackers" have a hard on for RAR is beyond me. It is a little better than a ZIP file but in this day in age who cares about a <1k file difference.

Nerdslogic
08-30-2011, 02:20 PM
Why Devs and "hackers" have a hard on for RAR is beyond me. It is a little better than a ZIP file but in this day in age who cares about a <1k file difference.

yeah I will never understand that.

Tragic...you can find a link to SBF, Root, and more to your X2 in my signature.

Shooter308
08-30-2011, 03:40 PM
Okay I have a question. I've done all the steps listed above up to installing the GB update, but when I get into Recovery mode, I only have the following choices to choose from;

1. reboot system now
2. apply sdcard:update.zip
3. wipe data/factory reset
4. wipe cache partition

I don't have the choice as written above to "Install zip from as"

So, in order to install the update to 2.3.3 pre rooted, what do I need to do?

If I install the named zip file "P3Droid-DX2-Patched_GB_update.zip" onto the root of my SD card, I get this error in Recovery saying "E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory)

If I rename the zip file to "update.zip" and install it onto the root of my SD card, I get this error in Recovery saying "E:failed to verify whole-file signature E:signature verification failed. Installation aborted.

Nerdslogic
08-30-2011, 06:08 PM
so you are on 2.2 right....just take the OTA for GB then use the one click method that I linked to.

Nerdslogic
08-30-2011, 06:09 PM
to answer your question though you have to install the custom recover then boot into that. Follow the directions.

NewAge
09-01-2011, 11:19 AM
Download: MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?g226n7as6cb1y6e)

Instructions:
1. Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed - [Download Drivers (http://www.mediafire.com/?8rb7bpvp2b9vy2f)]
2. Download the MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip file from above and unzip it to your Windows PC.
3. On your phone go into Settings>Applications>Development and check the box for USB Debugging.
4. Plug phone into your computer and select “Charge Only” mode.
5. Navigate to MotorolaOneClickRoot folder and run MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe.
6. Follow the instructions in the command window.
7. Your phone will complete 3 steps, rebooting along the way. When it finishes, you will be rooted.

Full support can be found at this thread (http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?3714-ROOT-Droid-3-root-instructions-(One-Click-added-for-Windows-Linux-OSX)) in case you run into issues.

via: How to: Root the DROID2, DROIDX2, DROIDX, and DROID3 Running Gingerbread - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog (http://www.droid-life.com/2011/09/01/how-to-root-the-droid2-droidx2-droidx-and-droid3-running-gingerbread/#more-45119)

tntlassiter
09-02-2011, 07:50 AM
Get updated to 2.3.3 pre rooted
1.) Download the zip
Download (http://mydroidfiles.com/downloads/TBH/P3Droid-DX2-Patched_GB_update.zip)

2.) Enter bootstrap recovery
3.) Select install zip from SD Card
4.) Navigate to and install the zip

No wipes needed.

This didn't work for me. I kept getting "Installation aborted"...I think it was reading something like "error 7"? Any ideas? And yes I had already done the first 2 steps as far as gingerbreak and bootstrap.

victimssun
09-02-2011, 08:35 AM
honestly....although this is a great write up.....2 things I have to say

A) there are already write up's
B) you should just link to this now as it is a one click that doesn't require any sbf'ing if you are already on GB.

Pete's DROID 3 Page (http://www.psouza4.com/droid3/)

yes it says D3 but I can confirm this works on the X2.


Yea, and people are having issues. No offense to the OP, but I'm with Nerd on this one... can we just close it? ha

shagg9
09-02-2011, 09:09 AM
I was trying to do the one click root and "Pete's" did not work but the Motorola one click did. I spent an hour or so with no luck. First try w moto was perfect. They look exactly the same though. Any thoughts?

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NewAge
09-02-2011, 02:11 PM
I was trying to do the one click root and "Pete's" did not work but the Motorola one click did. I spent an hour or so with no luck. First try w moto was perfect. They look exactly the same though. Any thoughts?

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Not sure what you are asking. Did you try the Motorola one click? And it was perfect? The instructions at the end of first page?

TRAGIC
09-02-2011, 10:18 PM
Are you in the clockwork Recovery Lookalike. Or are u using the power and volume keys. This needs to be done in the the with the recovery apk that was installed. To work.

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TRAGIC
09-02-2011, 10:18 PM
People have issue when they don't follow directions.


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Kap0ne
09-03-2011, 01:48 AM
What is the best way to root the DX2 running the stock 2.3.3 gingerbread ROM?

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NewAge
09-03-2011, 06:55 AM
What is the best way to root the DX2 running the stock 2.3.3 gingerbread ROM?

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sleepywagon627
09-03-2011, 12:49 PM
If I want to reflash after rooting, say to send the phone back under warranty for an unrelated issue, can I just follow the regular flash process I used for my DX using RSDlite and install 2.3.340 then do an OTA update?

NewAge
09-03-2011, 05:06 PM
If I want to reflash after rooting, say to send the phone back under warranty for an unrelated issue, can I just follow the regular flash process I used for my DX using RSDlite and install 2.3.340 then do an OTA update?

Yes but you need a newer version of RSDlite. You can SBF straight to GB without need to OTA. Just find the GB SBF.

sleepywagon627
09-04-2011, 04:27 PM
I'm running RSDlite 4.9 right now, pretty sure that's the newest. I have the froyo and gb sbf's so then I should be good to go.

NewAge
09-05-2011, 07:37 AM
Newest RSDlite is 5.13 or something.

http://api.viglink.com/api/click?format=go&drKey=1359&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.xda-developers.com%2Fshowthread.php%3Ft%3D1175300&v=1&libid=1315226514768&out=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.mediafire.com%2F%3Fh3a4eyoq0w y3yn5&ref=http%3A%2F%2Fforum.xda-developers.com%2Fforumdisplay.php%3Ff%3D1175&title=SBF TUTORIAL (Collection of instructions from various threads...) - xda-developers&txt=RSD Lite 5.3.1 and Drivers&jsonp=vglnk_jsonp_13152265546011

savagerun
09-05-2011, 09:19 AM
Think someone was looking for X2 sbf? Look here http://phandroid.com/2011/08/04/droid-x2-sbf-for-gingerbread-build-now-available/

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sleepywagon627
09-05-2011, 09:48 AM
Thanks a ton for both links, I should be getting my X2 Wednesday. So now I'll be ready to root right away.

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savagerun
09-05-2011, 10:26 AM
Sleepywagon checkout the psouza4 latest and greatest version it looks like everything you would need. Things are getting easier and easier for everyone! http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?3714-ROOT-Droid-3-root-instructions-(One-Click-added-for-Windows-Linux-OSX)

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BigFishCA
09-05-2011, 08:26 PM
I've been reading posts to find out the best way to root my Droid X2 with Gingerbread 2.3.3 from Verizon. I have already tried the Gingerbreak 1.2 with USB debugging. Is there a work around that will work on my device?

savagerun
09-05-2011, 09:01 PM
I've been reading posts to find out the best way to root my Droid X2 with Gingerbread 2.3.3 from Verizon. I have already tried the Gingerbreak 1.2 with USB debugging. Is there a work around that will work on my device?

Bigfish im not that familiar with the DX2 but found this. http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x2-hacks/163075-official-gingerbread-droid-x2-2-3-3-4-5-1a-dtn-117-15-rooted-p3droid.html

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dx24
09-06-2011, 12:33 AM
hey im currently running 2.2.2 rooted on the droid x2
my goal is to upgrade to gingerbread using the p3 droid file and using tenfars motodx2 bootstrap

so i go to the motodx2 boot strap app and yes i give it root access/permission
i click install recovery and it says success
then plug in ac adapter and click recovery mode.
it takes me to the menu with green text.

i wipe dalvik cache and cache
then go to install zip from sd card, choose zip from sd card, click on P3Droid-DX2-patched _GB_update.zip
then the problem starts
it says this:
Verifying current system...
assert failed:apply_patch_check("system/app/VCastMusic.apk" , then theres a long series of numbers in parenthesis
then it says E:Error in /emmc/P3Droid-DX2-patched _GB_update.zip
(Status 7)
installation aborted.

sorry for the long post but its really been bugging me all day. :mad2:
any idea as to what the problem can be?

thanks in advance

juhde
09-06-2011, 03:06 AM
Looks like you have bloat ware either frozen or removed.

Since the GB PATCH is built directly into the official motorola update it still depends on having an interact system partition. Any modification to it will result in a failed instal.

You have multiple choices. You can replace all the bloat manually and try again. You can 2.2.2 sbf and factory reset, reroot, bootstrap, and install the pre root. You can buy the Team Black Hat app which gives you access to the AIO (All In One) gingerbread update, this version of the update doesn't depend on intact system partitions so it will upgrade you no matter what mods you've done. Lastly you can use the 2.3.3 sbf and use the D3 root method to root gingerbread directly.

Cheers

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Nerdslogic
09-06-2011, 05:29 AM
you can SBF back and try again. Or....why go to pre-rooted? Why not just SBF back to 2.2....take OTA to 2.3.3...then root? I mean this is pretty much what Jhude said but this is by far the best method to follow.

Nerdslogic
09-06-2011, 05:31 AM
Just use the D3 oneclick method.

juhde
09-06-2011, 05:44 AM
you can SBF back and try again. Or....why go to pre-rooted? Why not just SBF back to 2.2....take OTA to 2.3.3...then root? I mean this is pretty much what Jhude said but this is by far the best method to follow.

Why sbf to 2.2.2 to take the OTA when you can sbf directly to 2.3.3. You're already sbfing so why add even more steps.

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mddittman
09-07-2011, 07:14 PM
OK, I got my DX2 and rooted it via GingerBreak since it came with 2.2.2.

Unfortunately I took the OTA 2.3.3 update and lost root. I then tried to do the one-click method, but although it says that it was successful, when I check it with Root Check it says it's not rooted. I downloaded the 2.3.3 SBF and attempted to SBF back to a clean Gingerbread, since I saw some posts that said that SuperUser from previous roots can cause problems. I also did a data wipe. That didn't work either. I attempted to SBF back to 2.2.2 but got caught in a bootloop, so I SBF'd back to 2.3.3, data wiped again, attempted another one-click root with no success, and here I am. Stuck on Gingerbread with no root.

Is there anything else I can try?

Thanks!

NewAge
09-07-2011, 11:06 PM
SBF back to 2.2 and gingerbreak, update with p3. Or SBF to 2.3 and use the one-click. Those are the only two viable options atm. That I know of.

Nerdslogic
09-08-2011, 07:42 AM
I don't agree with NewAge. My opinion would be to redownload and SBF to 2.2.2....then do factory reset....then take OTA to GB....you might have to factory reset again.....then do one click. I have done this exact process on 6 X2's in the last 48 hours and it takes about an hour.

Nerdslogic
09-08-2011, 07:46 AM
I have not had good experiences with the 2.3.3 SBF's that we have available. I tried it twice last night....2 seperate downloads from 2 different sites....and both had trouble (one couldn't activate even after factory resets and the other couldn't connect to wifi to save it's life).....then I did the 2.2.2->OTA thing and have been good since.

mddittman
09-08-2011, 07:47 AM
I don't agree with NewAge. My opinion would be to redownload and SBF to 2.2.2....then do factory reset....then take OTA to GB....you might have to factory reset again.....then do one click. I have done this exact process on 6 X2's in the last 48 hours and it takes about an hour.

OK I finally got it. Did another SBF to 2.2.2, factory reset, then SBF'd to 2.3.3, then factory reset. One click failed... then I found the post that said to try a different batch file if you're having trouble with XP... success!

Thanks all!

Nerdslogic
09-08-2011, 07:48 AM
well....very happy you got it sorted out. But you could have just OTA'd to 2.3.3...being that you accomplished the same thing by SBFing to it.....either way....good work.

mddittman
09-08-2011, 07:57 AM
I thought about it... but I already had the 2.3.3 SBF on my computer so it saved me some download time.

:smile:

Nerdslogic
09-08-2011, 08:01 AM
that works:big smile:

NewAge
09-08-2011, 01:19 PM
I don't agree with NewAge. My opinion would be to redownload and SBF to 2.2.2....then do factory reset....then take OTA to GB....you might have to factory reset again.....then do one click. I have done this exact process on 6 X2's in the last 48 hours and it takes about an hour.

LOL. :sorry:

sleepywagon627
09-10-2011, 02:06 AM
Just used the one-click to root my X2 today. Worked great with no problems. I just rooted the stock GB program. Has anyone found a screenshot program that will work? Ever since the latest update I can't find a screenshot program that will work.

juhde
09-10-2011, 02:10 AM
Just used the one-click to root my X2 today. Worked great with no problems. I just rooted the stock GB program. Has anyone found a screenshot program that will work? Ever since the latest update I can't find a screenshot program that will work.

Screen shot ER works, and it works the best in my opinion.

There is one other app that works but I honestly can't remember the name lol.

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sleepywagon627
09-10-2011, 05:09 PM
Downloaded er, got the paid version. It works well, but even when I change the save folder out won't show the screen shots in the gallery.

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juhde
09-10-2011, 06:01 PM
Downloaded er, got the paid version. It works well, but even when I change the save folder out won't show the screen shots in the gallery.

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I left my folder selection alone and they show up in the gallery every time.

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Wizard Prang
09-11-2011, 04:46 AM
Download: MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip (http://www.mediafire.com/?g226n7as6cb1y6e)

Instructions:
1. Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed - [Download Drivers (http://www.mediafire.com/?8rb7bpvp2b9vy2f)]

Just so you know, those are 64-bit drivers.

Anyone got a link to the 32-bit ones?

Prang!

NewAge
09-11-2011, 10:18 AM
Just so you know, those are 64-bit drivers.Anyone got a link to the 32-bit ones?Prang!This should be all you need: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/MotoHelper_2.0.51_Driver_5.2.0.exe