Okay this is the full method to root your Droid X using ADB. I know there are easy one click methods out there but people have problems with them so I figured I'd post this
EDIT: TO BE USED FOR 2.1 ONLY! for 2.2 rooting, see here
Multiple phones - Root them, unroot them
CREDIT GOES TO RAINABBA AND BIRDMAN from alldroid.org
- Download the attached archive on the bottom and expand it to a folder you can find (eg. c:\DroidXRoot_v2)
- Set up ADB (heres help using ADB)
- On the phone: Home, Menu Button, Settings, Applications, Development: Make sure the "USB debugging" option is enabled/checked.
- Status bar, USB connection: Make sure "PC Mode" is selected.
- Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, "cmd", OK; Linux: Terminal)
- Run "adb devices". If you don't see your device listed under "List of devices attached", return to step 2 and follow the link to setup ADB (use that topic for support) and return here when "adb devices" lists your X.
- Run "CD c:\DroidXRoot" (or where ever you expanded the archive)
- Run "adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk"
- Run "adb push su /sdcard/su"
- Run "adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox"
- Run "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid"
- Run "adb shell"
- Run "cd sqlite_stmt_journals"
- Run "chmod 755 exploid"
- On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
- IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
- Run "./exploid" and follow directions on screen. Once this completes you'll be back at a shell prompt.
- Run "rootshell". You'll be prompted for a password.
- Type in password "secretlol" and press Enter then you are root! (You'll know because your prompt will now be a "#" instead of "$")
- Run "cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk"
- Run "cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su"
- Run "cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox"
- Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/su"
- Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox"
- Run "rm /system/bin/rootshell"
- Run "exit" to drop from root to a non-root user shell (on phone still)
- Run "exit" to drop back to your machine command prompt (instead of phone)
To Confirm root is established:
- Run "adb shell"
- Run "su" (now you should see the # sign which indicates you are root)
- Watch your screen so you can allow Superuser root access.
You're done! feel free to kill the bloat apps and such.
NOTE: It might be a smart idea to do "rm /system/bin/rootshell" after you have su and superuser in place as ANY program will have access to your root if you leave it (cause everyone will know the password)
Birdmans video on Rooting the Droid X
YouTube - How to root Droid X using Birdman's method from http://AllDroid.org
Like always, I nor DroidForums take no responsibility for what you do to your phone. No one will be held responsible except you. Proceed at your own risk.