A very easy guide to Rooting, backup, and ROM flashing for the D2....

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by nerdslogic, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. ldopa

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    Sometimes it will hang while running the exploit on the 1st try. It's common. If it happens, just pull the battery (it won't hurt don't worry!). Reboot the phone and once it's completely rebooted (give it 3 min or so), run z4 again. It should work within a minute or so (it will run the exploit, reboot and you'll be rooted).

    CM74D2-GB
     
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    Thanks for this link, MI! psouza's one-click app worked where z4 failed.

    I had to run Pete's Motorola Root Tools (aka psouza) twice. The first attempt failed. The second one took, and I have the little superuser icon now.

    For those who are curious, the message I got after the first failed attempt was:
    "Try again from the start, but if the problem continues, check your version
    of Gingerbread -- hopefully you don't have a version where this exploit
    was fixed.:

    I have a freshly-arrived-from-Verizon, refurbed-under-warrranty Droid 2 with these system specs:
    System Version 4.5.601.A955.Verizon.en.US
    Android Version 2.3.3
    Build number 4.5.1_57_DR2-31

    Now I have to go find a wireless tether app that will work under Gingerbread.
     
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    Quick followup, ldopa. This version of Android Tether didn't work for me after rooting. Neither did a couple other wireless tether apps that are on Android Marketplace.

    I tried instead Wifi Tether for Root Users v3.1beta2 (google it), and it worked for my D2 with Gingerbread 2.3.3. After installing, set it up by select DroidX as your device profile. In addition, I also selected Change Setup-Method to Hostapd (master). So far, it works.
     
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    Good to hear.

    LiquidD2
     
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    This worked. Thanks for the tip!

    Should be in the sticky!
     
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    Sweet. Glad it worked for you.

    CM7-11/22
     
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