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How to: Root the DROID X Using Universal Androot

Universal Androot is one of the newer 1-click methods to rooting a whole lineup of devices and one of them happens to be the Droid X.  We had been holding out a little on posting this until there were methods available for creating backups using something like Clockwork Recovery and since Koush just released that option, it was time.  This is also great timing for the 2.2 ROM that is supposed to be released today…

*Note 1* – THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE BEFORE UPDATING TO ANDROID 2.2.  THIS METHOD DOES NOT CURRENTLY WORK ON DROID X FROYO.

Instructions…

*Warning* – Just a reminder that rooting VOIDS your warranty and could potentially do permanent damage to your device.  This is not a recommended practice and you do so at your own risk.

1.  Download and install Universal Androot to your Droid X:  Download Link (alt link)
2.  Open it and tap the “Root :-)” button.

3.  Your phone will now run through a series of commands.

4.  When it finishes, it will tell you that you are rooted.

5.  Reboot your phone and BAM!  Rooted Droid X.

Let us know if you run into any issues!

Unrooting and backup instructions plus Droid X 2.2 ROM on the way!

Source files:  Universal Androot

Cheers Wade!

  • crowdSPRING

    Quite informative post! these instructions will be very helpful! thanks for the warning! will surely take care of it!

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  • Dspadeking

    When will you be able to root the 2.2.1 droid x?

  • Tereto911

    P.S. I am running:

    Android 2.2
    System Version: 2.3.340MB810

  • Tereto911

    I keep trying to root my phone and it says “Failed! No ~~~ Fu goo ~~~

    All I do is open the app and click Root :)

    What do I do? Thanks in advance!

  • Bigbicp

    Failed! No~~~Fugoo is the message that i am getting

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  • Tamilasuccess

    failed no Fugoo~~~ error apppears.. can some one help

  • Quarryrat6790

    will rooting a droid x stop it from updating to 2.3

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  • 64notchrj

    Can someone please help? Droidx… it says my phone is rooted but it clearly is not. Nothing works such as screen shot app. It wont let me unroot? How can I unroot so I can try again?

  • 64notchrj

    I don't know if it worked. Droid x. It says im rooted but when I try running a app that requires rooted phone like screen shot, it says my phone isn't rooted???? How do I add a app to superuser list?

  • Netmtp

    What if u already have 2.2

  • Sdguy83

    Do we have Droid X 2.2 Froyo support yet?

  • Craze Squirrel

    thank you all, from a very smart cookie, who is learning new tricks ! That has made my life simpler, and now i can begin to really learn this os …. I used this and have had a only a few lags, my question is… with what I read on the other forums, is using titanium back up enough or do i need to back up this another way ?