Rooting Droid X2

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  1. Staceylt40

    Staceylt40 New Member

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    Okay, so a few days ago I decided I wanted to root my phone. I am no longer under contract and am eligible for an upgrade (I REALLY want the Note 2). My phone is out of warranty and I think I have the nerve up to do it now. :biggrin:

    I have done so much reading on why, how, do this, don't do this.... that I have totally confused myself completely. I don't wanna ruin my phone. so.... can someone send me (or give to me) ONE place to get all I need? Instructions? I am not super tech savvy, but I am not a dumb redneck either. (not that rednecks are bad.... I am married to the best of the best lol)

    From all my reading and information gathering I have learned that the phone I am on is important...? okay, so I have a Droid X2 Version 2.3.5, System version 1.3.418 MB870, Verizon.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Edit: A couple things that I can't see to get a positive answer to are:

    1.... After the root is successful, do I have to do the 228 thing with Verizon to reactivate my phone?
    2.... Do I lose all of my apps, contacts, etc?
    3.... Will I have the option to have the newest update? Jellybean?


    Edit 2: Is it really as easy as this....? http://theunlockr.com/2012/09/20/how-to-root-the-droid-x2-on-android-2-3-5/
     
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    bweN diorD Senior Member

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    ^^ :)
     
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    Staceylt40 New Member

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    You are awesome! Even if you are a dumb redneck.. :hail:

    Okay, so here it goes....... wish me luck and my fingers are crossed. :eek:)
     
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    I seem to be rooted. Super user icon there and so forth. No apps in Super User... don't know if that means anything.

    My only issue is I have no connection. Well I do through my wifi, but none otherwise. any ideas on how to fix that? I know its probably a simple solution, but I can't seem to find it.


    Edit: I fixed it.
     
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    Staceylt40 New Member

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    Okay, so now I am rooted. WooHoo! ummm, what do I do now? lol Remind me again why I wanted to do this? ha
     
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    bweN diorD Senior Member

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    there wont be any apps listed in the su app, until you download and use a root app.

    glad you got it working :)
     
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    dont know, why did you want to do this? lol

    you could install a custom recovery, which is kinda like root, anticlimactic.
    or you could find a nice rom to flash, now that is where you will see your work pay off.
    both will require you to do some more reading before hand to understand what your about to do.
    but the process is only slightly more involved than rooting, although you will have to wipe the phone before installing a rom.
     
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    oh the excitement of a new toy.... Off to read.

    Thanks for your help!! :)
     
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    no problem :)
     
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    1- 2.3.5: root with magic md5, you will not need to reactivate, or lose any data
    --2.3.4 root with pete's root tools
    2 follow my 'before you flash a rom', to backup your data
    3 because of the locked bootloader
    a. flash eclipse 2.3, it's gingerbread but the best rom for dx2
    b. if you want a jellybean rom, or any rom other than eclipse, you need to flash back to 2.3.4, use 2.3.4 sbf and rsd lite, or ezSBF

    if you flash a sbf you will need to reroot

    use the links in my list
    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links for Droid X2

    edit: added root for 2.3.4 pete's

    also I have a thread sticky'd on this site 'how to root 2.3.5'

    Sent from my XT862 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Very good info. but I am a big ole chicken. LOL!! I did good to get it rooted. I was a nervous wreck the whole time. but so far everything seems to be running smoothly. Not quite so laggy after I tweaked. Or I guess I did. I did something with the couple apps I installed. I am not gonna jinx it though. LOL In a couple weeks I think I will be going to the Note 2 and maybe then I will play with this one. When I know there is no fear of me being without my life line. HA!

     
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    Gotta go at your own pace. :)

    That being said the X2 is solid. You really have to try in order to mess it up.

    Sent from my Droid Razr HD using Tapatalk 4
     
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