[How To] Root DX2 2.3.5/1.3.418

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    [How To] Root DX2 2.3.5/1.3.418 magic md5 method

    bhigham/beh and I have modified/combined a couple of root methods
    based on New root method for stock 2.3.4 (621/622) found (Droid2, R2D2)

    How this works
    watch video By: Tomsgt

    5 options
    a self extracting batch file
    a regular batch file
    slitaz boot img, (like ezSBF)
    manual using adb/moto-fastboot
    Voodoo method

    I have tested and they work


    basic instructions/steps for batch files and slitaz
    first you need to be on 2.3.5/1.3.418
    SBF and update.zip here Custom Droid X2 ROMs, SBFs, OTA updates
    and moto drivers USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA
    turn phone on
    enable usb debugging (system/apps/developer options)
    connect to pc
    change usb mode to charge only or pc mode
    start program, see instructions specified with the option you chose
    there are on screen instruction, but this is what will happen
    for more details see manual adb/moto-fastboot option
    a file is pushed to your phone with adb
    phone will reboot to fastboot, all you will see on phone is moto boot logo dualcore screen
    click enter
    two files will be flashed to phone
    phone will reboot
    when it has completed reboot
    click enter
    phone will reboot
    when phone has completed reboot
    click enter
    files will be pushed to phone with adb
    phone will reboot
    when phone has completed reboot
    click enter
    files will be pushed to phone with adb
    phone will reboot to recovery
    press both volume buttons when you see ! in a triangle with android andy
    wipe cache using volume buttons to scroll, select with power button
    when complete, select reboot with power button
    Done.

    when running the batch file or slitaz you may see these errors
    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 no such file or directory
    no root.img.gz no such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 read only file system

    that is fine, it will still work

    and it installs bsr/system recovery


    Root DX2 2.3.5 batch file in self extracting exe
    DroidX2_Root_2012.exe

    download
    double click on DroidX2_Root_2012.exe to start
    follow onscreen instructions

    note: first reboot, goes to a nonlabeled fastboot mode, all you will see is moto boot logo dualcore screen just click enter to flash files

    Root DX2 2.3.5 batch file
    DX2_Batchroot.7z

    download file
    extract with 7zip
    double click on rootdx2.bat to start
    follow onscreen instructions

    note: first reboot, goes to a nonlabeled fastboot mode, all you will see is moto boot logo dualcore screen
    click enter to flash files


    slitaz boot img, like ezSBF
    Droid2_D2G_DX_DX2-RootCD-2012.iso

    has options for D2, D2G, DX, and DX2
    burn to cd with imgburn, or flash drive UNetBootin for Windows
    restart pc boot to drive you mounted img to, cd drive or usb drive
    some PCs will auto boot, some you need to press F8 or esc and select drive
    follow onscreen instructions


    manual method
    may update this later

    you need
    moto-fastboot.exe not fastboot.exe in batch file
    adb files found in petes root tools and batch file
    Petes root tools
    modified root.img in batch file

    instructions
    extract any .zip or .gz
    move all files to same folder like C:\root to make it easier
    Enable USB debugging on phone
    open command prompt
    enter
    Code:
    cd/
    cd c:root
    adb shell rm /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 ( don't worry if you see an error)
    adb shell ln -s /data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
    
    boot phone to fastboot (reboot, at moto logo, press volume down, when you see fastboot, press volume up to select)
    run commands
    Code:
    moto-fastboot.exe flash preinstall root.img
    moto-fastboot.exe reboot
    let phone boot complete, then reboot again (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)
    command
    Code:
    adb shell
    should give you a root prompt # (instead of $)

    run petes root tools, zerg rush, or superoneclick
    then you rooted


    VooDoo Method

    1 start with full stock 2.3.4/1.3.380,if you have rooted with anything other than Pete's Root Tools*, have altered/deleted stock file, or if you are already on 2.3.5/1.3.418 you have to SBF
    SBF to full stock 2.3.4/1.3.380 (VRZ_MB870_4.5.1A-DTN-150-30_1FF_01.sbf)
    read How to SBF an X2, ezSBF DX2, and Common X2 Questions and Answers
    if you don't want to lose data, don't wipe data (although it is recommended), unless you bootloop
    if you bootloop you have no choice, but to wipe data via stock recovery see Common X2 Questions and Answers

    2 Root with Pete's Root Tools

    3 install Voodoo OTA Root Keeper, backup su, then temp unroot (keeps backup)

    4 install update 2.3.5/1.3.418 , (Blur_Version.1.3.380.MB870.Verizon.en.US.zip)**
    a via over the air or
    b download, place in sd card root (not in a folder)
    md5 B127D3AF93FD6A75C3A3D897C6D0FCD1
    and install via stock recovery see Common X2 Questions and Answers

    5 restore root with Voodoo

    *zergrush may remove stock files, to root, causing update to fail
    **updates are named by the version they are updating
    md5 checksum windows / android


    Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs

    updates

    09 aug 12 added video
    11 aug 12 edited name to magic md5, added voodoo links
    16 aug 12 new Pete's link
    Last edited: Oct 25, 2012
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    Went ahead and stuck this for you themib. Nice work.
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