PDA

View Full Version : Need help rooting, an non-rooted dx2 2.3.5



brucebanner77
06-01-2012, 10:49 AM
i have a dx2 with v2.3.5 and my phone is not rooted. i have looked all over this web site and only find instructions of how to root a dx2 2.3.4. I readl one thread of someone wanting to down grade to dx2 2.3.4, but their phone was already rooted when they took the update. i want to root a non-rooted dx2 2.3.5, totaly factory stock. I want to keep all my contacts, apps, pics and music. ANY help will be greatly appreciated.

Jo5060
06-02-2012, 07:34 AM
I have the same problem/desire. I have tried Petes, and other methods which do not work including DoomLord, which says the file system on the Droid X2 is read only for the file directories it is trying to copy into.

sd_shadow
06-02-2012, 02:32 PM
the only way is to SBF to 2.3.4
http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-hacks/46304-how-root-2-3-5-1-3-418-a.html

(http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-hacks/46304-how-root-2-3-5-1-3-418-a.html)edit:
I want to keep all my contacts, apps, pics and music.
backup contacts to gmail or verizon's backup assistant
turn on restore apps in settings
backup pics on pc or use photo bucket app (auto backups)
backup music on pc
backup texts and call log with sms backup +

you may not have to lose data, when flashing SBF, only if you bootloop, then you have to wipe data
many have not had to wipe data, but backup just in case

brucebanner77
06-02-2012, 09:32 PM
So If I bootloop, I have to wipe all my data? (Please forgive me, I know absolutely nothing about any of this, I've been studying this stuff for 3 days)

Sent from my DROID X2

sd_shadow
06-02-2012, 09:45 PM
wiping data is recommended, but many have flashed SBF, and not had to wipe
give it a couple of mins to boot first time, before you panic
and it's not a bad idea to boot into stock android recovery, just to know how, before you need to
and you can try wiping cache, this will not delete any of your data, but may prevent bootloop

data on the sd card is safe, from data wipe and SBF, but backup data on internal card

the X2 has a locked bootloader, which means it's hard to brick

brucebanner77
06-03-2012, 05:21 PM
I'm going to try this later tonight, is there ANYTHING else I need to know. I'm going to write all the steps on part first and go from there.

Sent from my DROID X2

brucebanner77
06-03-2012, 05:22 PM
Quick question, do I have to use a laptop or can I use my phones browser?

Sent from my DROID X2

sd_shadow
06-03-2012, 05:47 PM
downloading files, from phone is fine
rsd lite, and pete's need to run on pc

edit: when you boot to rsd support all it will say is 'starting rsd support'
also if you get into rsd support, and want back out, easiest way is battery pull

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

Astimov
06-07-2012, 11:51 AM
I managed to SBF 2.3.4 without wiping data, but I had to do a factory reset which means I lost my apps. Though I kind of wish I had wiped it to use a clean install. The best method is to use RSD lite to SBF to 2.3.4. Root using Pete's method. Install Rootkeeper, perform a backup and unroot the phone. Update to 2.3.5, restore the backup and off you go.
http://depositfiles.com/files/spvcfjb4w 2.3.4 SBF - 2.3.4 SBF
Pete's Motorola Root Tools (http://www.psouza4.com/droid3/) - Pete's root tools
RSDLite5.3.1.msi (http://goo.gl/ye8rV) - RSD lite 5.3.1 download
I have not used the SBF file from this link so I don't know if it's good. I can't remember where I got the file I used.

Astimov
06-07-2012, 11:56 AM
Quick question, do I have to use a laptop or can I use my phones browser?

Sent from my DROID X2
You can download everything with the phone, but you'll need a computer to SBF and use Pete's root tools. It's best to keep it simple and do everything on a computer, except OTA Rootkeeper is an Android app.

sd_shadow
06-07-2012, 12:29 PM
I have not used the SBF file from this link so I don't know if it's good
compare check sums, if they are the same, it's complete
unziped SBF md5 B814E7086EEF6DF6CAFFC3763023B1AE
md5 checksum windows (http://download.cnet.com/md5-checker/3000-2092_4-10410639.html) / android
(https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fab.md5&feature=search_result)
How to SBF an X2
(http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-support/37159-guide-how-sbf-x2.html)
[REF] Roms, Root, SBF, RSD, Bootstrap, Mods
(http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1313103)
ez (http://1kds.tk/)SBF/ RSD lite/ SBF/ drivers by 1KDS (http://1kds.tk/)

brucebanner77
06-09-2012, 09:07 PM
im attempting to root this thing now, were is the tech support chat button when you need it lol

brucebanner77
06-09-2012, 11:39 PM
root was successful unfortunately i dont know my pin for my back up assistant, so now i have no contacts, and i dont remember anyones number smd

edit: i figured it out, my Droid X2 is now rooted, any thing i need to do first?

sd_shadow
06-09-2012, 11:53 PM
try signing on verizonwireless.com, see if there is a password recovery or reset

edit: https://wbillpay.verizonwireless.com/vzw/nos/ba_nab/overview_def.jsp

26231 (https://wbillpay.verizonwireless.com/vzw/nos/ba_nab/overview_def.jsp)2623226233
I just use gmail now

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 12:12 AM
my Droid X2 is now rooted, any thing i need to do first?
what are you going to do with root? remove apps, flash a rom, v6 supercharger?

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 12:48 AM
[COLOR=#333333]
v6 supercharger?

lol, idk i might try that eclipse thingamajiggybobby out. i do know ima download a screenshot app and remove all the apps i dont use. is there any precaution i need to take when doing any of this?

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 12:49 AM
and for the record i followed the steps u posted, from the back ups all the way thru.
I didnt even lose my music or pics

rsneed73
06-10-2012, 12:51 AM
Needing download link for v2.3.6..

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 01:16 AM
Needing download link for v2.3.6..
edit: sorry wrong link
for milestone X2?

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 01:21 AM
lol, idk i might try that eclipse thingamajiggybobby out. i do know ima download a screenshot app and remove all the apps i dont use. is there any precaution i need to take when doing any of this? use titanium backup pro to freeze apps not delete, so they can be unfrozen if needed later

edit: read Removing Apps
(http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-support/29694-removing-apps.html)of course the easiest is just flash eclipse, and the bloatware is already gone

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 01:48 AM
use titanium backup pro to freeze apps not delete, so they can be unfrozen if needed later

edit: read Removing Apps
(http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-support/29694-removing-apps.html)of course the easiest is just flash eclipse, and the bloatware is already gone

what about "bootstrap" ? which of those apps do i download and what about a NANdroid app? do i need one if so which one? preferably free

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 01:53 AM
Common X2 Questions and Answers

(http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-support/41785-common-x2-questions-answers.html)HowTo: Perform a bootstrap (or nandroid) backup and recovery of X2

(http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1318083)you should always make a nandroid backup, before a major changes ie flash a rom

edit: Droid X2 Recovery APK download:
Mirror 1 (http://www.mediafire.com/?y19y123n6tauq7s)
Mirror 2 (http://www.mijinkiyo.com/dx2/MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.rar)
Mirror 3 (http://www.bandbinnovations.com/xda/DX2/Bootstrap_signed.apk)

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 02:34 AM
Common X2 Questions and Answers

(http://www.droidxforums.com/forum/droid-x2-support/41785-common-x2-questions-answers.html)HowTo: Perform a bootstrap (or nandroid) backup and recovery of X2

(http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1318083)you should always make a nandroid backup, before a major changes ie flash a rom

edit: Droid X2 Recovery APK download:
Mirror 1 (http://www.mediafire.com/?y19y123n6tauq7s)
Mirror 2 (http://www.mijinkiyo.com/dx2/MOTODX2_Bootstrap_signed.rar)
Mirror 3 (http://www.bandbinnovations.com/xda/DX2/Bootstrap_signed.apk)

7. Once you have the app on your Droid X2, launch it. It is also called “System Recovery” so if you don’t launch it immediately, you can find it in the app drawer.
8. Once System Recovery has been launched, tap “Install Recovery”.
9. Tap “Allow” when Superuser asks for permission.
10. Wait about 5 seconds to ensure the Recovery Install has completed successfully.

i downloaded Droid X2 Recovery APK and 7zip to my laptop, then i downloaded drop box to my lap top and phone via the market. got to step 7 and im lost i dont see a system recovery... what am i doing wrong?

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 02:45 AM
you clicked on the apk to install it?

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 02:48 AM
you clicked on the apk to install it?

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

yes, i have 3 MOTODX2_Bootstrap...rar at the bottom of my pc screen that have downloaded (i clicked it 3 times)

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 02:53 AM
no you have to install it using the phones app installer

edit: place it on sd card, use the phones file manager find the apk and click on it

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 03:00 AM
no you have to install it using the phones app installer

edit: place it on sd card, use the phones file manager find the apk and click on it

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

are u refering to going into the market? if not, i have no clue what u are talking about

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 03:05 AM
place apk on sd card, open file manager app, find apk on sd card, and select it

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 03:18 AM
place apk on sd card, open file manager app, find apk on sd card, and select it

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

i connected my phone to my laptop, dragged the MOTODX2_Bootstrap...rar file to the sd card, unplugged the phone and went in thru the stock file manager and clicked the file and it said it can not open this file. my fone is dead and its late, im aggrivated and sleepy, ill try it tommorrow. if you have a bootstrap for dummies please post it cuz im lost, i need a hold my hand type tutorial, thanks for the help tho.. at least i did get it rooted, didnt know that was the easy part :-(

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 03:22 AM
you need to unzip it with 7zip on your pc so it's a apk file not a rar

edit: that's step 5

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

brucebanner77
06-10-2012, 03:36 AM
Ahh I see, well I'm not near a PC anymore ill get back on it later today, thanks again for all the help

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums

sd_shadow
06-10-2012, 03:40 AM
you also can use androzip file manager its in the app market

Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums