trying to root my 2.2 updated Droid X - refuses to work

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    Please Please Help.. Been up for 8 hours straight trying to do this. I have done every step and it just wont work... i downloaded everything exactly. run the set up and it says phone is rooted. but when i go on my phone there is no superuser ninja and nothing showing my phone is rooted... i have no idea what i am doing wrong... do you think verizon or motorola put someing in the 2.2 update to deny the root? I been researching since the ota 2.2 came out on tuesday and still nothing. PLEASE help... im sick about this...

    thanks guys you guys are great here!
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    You can't go back to 2.1 once you take the OTA upgrade. There is a method posted on Rootzwiki describing the process to root your phone, but that site was down late yesterday.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    Thats my only option. It said that this would work on the droid x 2.2 and the droid 2 phones.
    According to Wimervision, Sabashtian Krahmer, Howto Root Motorola Droid X and 2 running 2.2 Froyo Win7/Mac/Linux


    So this video is definilty false?

    Should i just wait for someone to fix this root or do i have to go to revert back to stock 2.1. This is so frustrating.. Was so excited to root my baby and got shot down :(

    Appreciate the help. Does anyone have any other suggestions for me..

    Thanks again everyone.. Your great.
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    What I know is true after the official Verizon OTA update is that trying to flash back to 2.1 will brick your phone. The available rooting methods changed as well with the OTA update. Rootzwiki has the correct method listed for those who have the OTA version.

    Sent from my DROIDX using Tapatalk
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    According to A tweet from Birdman, once you upgrade to 2.2 the 2.1 SBF does not work anymore??
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    This is definitely true with a sticky in the Droid X forum to back it up. Do not try flashing the 2.1 SBF after an OTA upgrade to 2.2. It will brick, the bootloader has been resigned to prevent 2.1 from loading.

    I used the method in the video. However many users attempting it found that you wanted a specific version of the Motorola USB drivers for it to work. I'll see if I can find that download.

    EDIT: Yep, here: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip I also set my droid to USB mass storage mode while it was attached with debug enabled to run the script.

    The comments in this guide are helpful: http://www.droid-life.com/2010/09/22/how-to-root-droid-x-running-official-android-2-2/
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    error

    I keep getting error 06: do not have permission system file. Anyone know how to fix this.
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    It may have to do with the drivers. See my post above.
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    Many times

    I was able to do this but had to use the 1 step method many times before it would take. Maybe it is the driver. I would get to executing the exploit and either my x would freeze or adb would hang...

    However, it finally took after several attempts with the 1 step version that uses a .bat command file.
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    Thats the drivers i have downloaded... i tried in pc mode, i tried in sync, i tried charge only.. this is crazy... What can i do?? do i have to just wait for a new root for the 2.2. Is anyone around new jersey that can just do this for me? So frustrating..

    Thanks,
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    I installed the 4.7.1. driver. It recognizes my device. Script would run all the way to the end. This is when I get the error. From what I can see it is the last step. I've tried pc mode, mass storage and charge only to no avail.

    Thanks
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    Which version of SDK/ADB

    The current version is 7. 4 is floating around out there. Also, which OS are you on?
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    Stop doing the doroot batch file and do it by hand. Open the batch file and send the adb commands one at a time, or follow the adb droid x root ota 2.2(droid 2 method).
    Environment variables and pathing can make the batch file falsely finish and say you are rooted.

    Follow this guide for the commands. If you did not set your environment path variable, dump everything into your adb directory.
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-x-hacks/82584-droid-2-root-dx-ota-2-2-a.html
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    btw: you can paste into a command shell to make it very easy to do it manual

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    What he said ^

    dont trust batch scripts, to many variables. copy/paste is your friend though, take your time in ADB, wait for the prompt to change, also make sure your device has USB debug (look for the icon in the notification bar, if its not there, it wont work)

    and remember... take your time!
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    To date, MY FREEZING has started again. I am once again FED UP with Motorola. I wrote them a scathing email.
    1) I spend over $600 for the phone an accessories when it came out 2 months ago.
    2) The freezing started after their update.
    3) I have wasted over 4 hours of my time REPROGRAMMING my 4 email addresses and other various settings when it got reset last time.
    4) I missed work on a crucial time (Friday evening) due to a trip to Verizon with the first freeze.
    5) The phone will function, then freeze to the Motorola screen. It just happened this morning, and I refuse to reset it. I want action with the corporate office of Motorola. This phone is CRAP, and nothing but experimental.
    6) To date, I have a box that was delivered from Verizon with a new Droid. I am taking it to the store and will try this one. After paying over $600, I should have received A NEW DroidX, not a factory "reconditioned" model.
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    AT THIS MOMENT, I would recommend to everybody: AVOID THE DROID. All you need to do is go into GOOGLE and enter "DROID X FREEZE". This is OBVIOUSLY a problem, and the phone is too unstable. If you use this for business like me, and rely on your emails to come through, DO NOT GET THIS PHONE. It is unacceptable to send an email telling customers to pull out a battery every time it freezes.

    This all happened with the software update.
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    Freezing

    Sorry to hear about all your issues. Have you tried uninstalling all your apps and start over including your email. More than likely there is a corrupted or conflicts in your apps. If it's hardware they will replace for free.
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    I really wish that I could sit down with a person who would teach me the basics, help me to understand the system and the connections, and show me how to root droid x 2.2 with a mac. I would pay money for it, as I have wasted countless hours trying method after method, not understanding parts of all forums, and being frustrated. Anyone know a mac/android tech near San Francisco, CA? I'm paying for the learning, since I can't get it on line. Thanks.:icon_eek:

    Rooted 2.1 with forum support, but lost root in OTA update to 2.2. Superuser permissions still installed, blocking any one-step method. Too complex for me. Help!?!?!?
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2010