Having problems rooting droid 2...

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    So let me first say that i searched and have tried 2 different methods of rooting.

    First method i tried...
    How To Root Your Droid 2 or Droid 2 Global - Personal-tech/smart-phones - Smart Phones - BYTE

    which i downloaded the file right to my phone, opened it in astro, installed it, then clicked permanent root. It started rooting then it rebooted like it should. When the phone rebooted it was superrrrrrrrrrr slow. So i turn it off then on again. This time it was not slow but not rooted i went back to z4root and it was back at the root screen, temporary and permanet. I cliked on permanet and nothing happens. It starts to "downlaod" or whatever you wanna call it and all of a sudden just stops. Just exits and goes back to home screen.

    Deleted it and went to try this one(this sites DIY)
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-hacks/109287-how-root-droid-2-depth-tutorial.html

    I downloaded the file onto my pc, put it on my sd card, opened astro, and found the file. The diy says

    but when i find the file in astro it just says the normal rename, delete, move etc...

    Im confused because i did everything the DIY said. The first method i tried came the closets. It actually rooted and rebooted but then i turned the phone off from it running slow and it was not rooted. Ever since that time when i do the steps over z4root will start to root and will just close and go back to the home screen? :blink:
     
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    Went through from the beginning again and the phone rooted and did the reboot but once again after every reboot my phone runs so slow and laggy. So i turn it off and then back on and its not rooted anymore. I read somewhere maybe becuase im doing permanet, should i try temporary?

    -Zak
     
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    Can anyone help?
     
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    Do you have the regular droid 2 our the droid 2global?

    Sent from my newly liberated Droid2
     
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    Also, go to your phones settings, scroll down to the bottom to about phone, look for android version, hopefully it will say 2.3.3. Lastly do you have access to a computer? If so we are in business.
     
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    Just regular DROID 2, yes 2.3.3 and yep have a computer. That's how I tried the one method of taking the download from the pc to the phones sd card but it did not work :(
     
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    Ok thanks, il give that one a try! Do i need to have a special rom first and is there a thread that tells about all the different roms?
     
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    Worked! Thanks a lot man! :hail:
     
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    No you don't have to even worry about ROMs until AFTER you root. So you see the superuser icon in your app drawer?
     
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    I am having the same problem, cannot root my Droid 2 running 2.3.3, and the Droid Life root did not work for my phone.
     
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    Go to settings, about phone, tell me the build number & Android version. Can go from there.

    Sent from my rooted DROID RAZR using Droid Forums
     
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    I have a droid 2(non global) with gingerbread 2.3.4 and I have tried several different ways to root the device. Every time I try, it starts the process and after the phone reboots the first time, it stops and gets stuck on the bootloader screen and never reboots. I have the motorola drivers installed and my debugging is clicked on. Any ideas to help me out would be great.
     
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    There isn't t a root method yet for that version. An SBF option has just been released. If you want root the only option at this point is to use the new SBF and go back to 2.3.3,and then root. I am on my Razr not my laptop otherwise I would post a link for you. It is on this forum though.

    Sent from my rooted DROID RAZR using Droid Forums
     
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