Motorola Droid 2 has ROOT!

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    The Motorola Droid 2 has been rooted! Woo-Hoo! If you command full control over your phone and have been bummed for the last 2 weeks with your new Motorola Droid 2 then today is your lucky day. The folks over at XDA have posted the complete step by step to achieve root. This process is a little more involved then the usual 1 click and root programs. However, with this accomplishment I'm sure it's not to far behind. There is not a SBF file available at the moment, so please take extra caution. Your phone could sit for a bit if it becomes bricked.

    Follow the orginial thread here: XDA Developers

    Discuss it on DroidForums.net here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-rooted-help/74579-how-root-droid-2-a.html#post772019

    Warning: Modding your phone can result in complete failure of the device. DroidForums.net is not responsible for any damage that can be caused.
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    I'll mention this to my wife, but I'm not sure she'll let me start messing with her new baby just yet.
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    Woot, now I just need an sbf file and all my favorite devs to get to work on the droid 2 before my upgrade is here:)
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    awwwww shoogy doogy!
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    I at the edge ready to jump! I've been holding off and if this all develops into actual ROM's and such I have to go get the D2.

    But I think it will be like the DX root and thats it for awhile. Please I hope they prove me wrong. NO no they will I just hope it happens fast.
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    Is it easy to root? Never done rooting before.
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    The adb method is long and requires a lot of input. If you are unsure I am sure universal androot or some one button root will be out real soon.
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    Okay thanks. Hopefully they come out with one.
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    So does this mean the Droid 2 can now have an unlocked bootloader?
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    +1...... :)
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    this was quick i assume it was like the X
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    Does rooting allow anything notable aside from wi-fi tether and custom ROMs?
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    it allows access to system files the customs roms are because of a custom recovery

    so you can theme your phone (not recommended with out a custom recovery) wifi tether and some other cool things
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    Ah, didn't think of that but makes sense. Thanks for the info.
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    Those that root, I would not recommend messing with system files until there is a way to fix it like an sbf file. For now rooting should be used for apps unless you are a dev and know what you are doing have money to blow.
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    Is the bootloader for the Droid 2 locked just like the Droid X?
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    If you got it rooted..........let us see

    :icon_ worthless:
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    hmmph, now the droid has been eclipsed.