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DROID 2 Has Been Rooted.

It looks like the guys over at XDA have done it again, this time rooting the Droid 2 only two weeks after it was released.  The process involves adb, a ton of commands, and a bottle of prescription pills to ease those nerves.  Apparently, the rooting procedure is similar to that on the Droid X meaning we’ll likely see a 1-touch version in no time, but until then, feel free to hit up the source link to get the file and step-by-step instructions.

It should be noted that a custom recovery is not available and custom ROMs are not around the corner.  This is a major step in that direction though.

And let us know if you have success!|

Source:  XDA Forums

Cheers Stephen!

  • Hey..very thoughtful information i got through this post..

  • so wheres the root video?

  • so wheres the root video?

  • Xgrinder911

    ummmm when are people gonna port the 2.2 mulit touch keyboard from the droid 2 to us 2.2 droid 1 users??? i loved that keyboard and i hate that the droid x one only works on 2.1/:

  • Xgrinder911

    ummmm when are people gonna port the 2.2 mulit touch keyboard from the droid 2 to us 2.2 droid 1 users??? i loved that keyboard and i hate that the droid x one only works on 2.1/:

  • G37

    Now that we rooted D2, how can we overclock tihs thing to something > 1G…Setcpu only allows to 1G so I think the application is USELESS.

  • Blah

    Would be good to give sebastian the credit he deserves rather than claiming it was the “guys at XDA”.

  • Has anyone rooted and removed the motobloatware without a problem?

    • Joshua Tylor

      @ Alan Dovell

      Check out Sapphire 1.0
      once you have that you can use the terminal emulator
      to give commands to remove said “motobloatware”

  • BigRed4X15

    So after running through the code for like 2 hours, I finally got this to work. It shouldn't take that long, I was missing 1 freaking space that was causing all my problems. So here is some advice, copy and past the code line for line and you shouldn't have any problems. Yeah I'm rooted! now just need someone to get some custom roms on this thing!

    • Once you're rooted, download Drocap2 from the Market, it'll do screencaps for you.

  • dshizzel

    I jumped over there and followed the steps (sometimes cutting and pasting) and got it in one try. Tested by d/l several root only apps from the market and was prompted for superuser approval. However, I gotta say, I used to be an old unix hack (not hack-er, hack) and that made it easier.

  • When one touch comes out and custom recovery images arrive, I will give my d1 to my gf and tell asurion that it fell in the lake so I can be upgraded to d2.

    Also ot but I got my app inventor invite! Only took a month or so

  • Nozuka

    Can you get around the simlock after rooting it and use it in some country in europe?

  • Riverjao

    Just wanna let everyone know that I rooted my D1 last weekend, and SOOOOO glad that I did. This was easily one of the Top 10 best decisions that I have ever made 🙂

    • You must be either really boring, or really clumsy.

  • Jrobin7401

    Now I just have to hope dev's can pump some roms out before I need to replace my D1

  • litdroid

    crap. Multitasking is a bad idea. I meant haven't**.

  • Chris

    Agreed… its the ram (I started to feel like I did with the BB Storm with App memory) and the fact that Im working the $hit out of it to make it perform like the Dx. My Droid is an amazing device but the heat and the battery life at 1-1.25ghz was killing me. I rooted the Dx for some important apps and could care less if kernals or custom Roms ever come. Launcher Pro Plus is all I need for appearance.

    • BAoxymoron

      I agree with you in that I don't need custom themes etc… but I like the way certain roms do certain things like sapphire rom uses opencore instead of stagefright for audio which is supposedly slower(haven't noticed any speed difference) but sounds better and includes overclock settings within the rom and several other things…. just saying roms are more than just looks

  • Porschephile2k3

    Hehe, R2D2 will eventually get rooted too 🙂

  • thebigtaco!!

    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I bought one the day it came out, loved it. And kinda regretted getting it after i had some time to see the droid x get rooted with froyo.. Whoever was involved, thanks for making my day!!!!!

  • I hope the android community doesn't forget about us droid 1 users now 🙁

    • litdroid

      Don't worry, they have.

      • litdroid

        crap. Multitasking is a bad idea. I meant haven't**.

    • What else do you need?

    • We're already rooted…

  • Jason

    So maybe they'll also be able to root the droid x on 2.2 with a one touch tool also

    • EC8CH

      I'm willing to bet the number of Droid users still surpasses any of the followups… strength in numbers

  • EC8CH

    All your Droids are…. you know the rest!

  • Swurvo34

    Wow maYbe havin an OG droid is becoming obsolete…on second thought after installing lfy 1.5 tangerine theme its still KING OF DROIDS to me

    • The350zWolf

      No, the unlocked bootloader makes the OG Droid way better in terms of customization. I'm keeping mine. The only gripe that I have is the puny amount of RAM

      • Swurvo34

        Very true

  • The350zWolf

    OMG! Okay, time to get the Droid2!!!! :^) Just enough to get the bloatware off and do WiFi tether…

  • Mr. Joshua

    Is the Droid Pro rooted yet? 🙂

    • CheeseLover

      now lets get this thing set up for a 1 button simple noob root type thing.

  • Jeff

    Excellent work by the developer community 🙂

  • Ruddy

    well i know what i want for christmas!

  • Kaufkin

    Huzzah for XDA!

    now if they could only get that update for the D1, and release it for root… 😉

  • Annoynimous

    it always wasn't about rooting anymore, Motorola already announced rooting is a-ok with all their products, its the stinking locked bootloader that makes Motorola the a**holes of the world.

    • Tyrian

      Im sure the devs can appreciate a challenge

      • douchebagmarshmallow

        Plus, if someone can crack their bootloaders… I'm pretty sure they can have a job at Motorola…

  • sdierks

    I just fail to understand why they even try to prevent us from rooting said device. The Dev will find a way no matter how much they lock them down.

    • You're confusing “rooting” with “replacing the stock bootloader.”

      There exists a security model on android phones that prevents normal applications from doing whatever they want to the operating system. “Rooting” is the method of enabling an application that will selectively allow other applications to bypass the security restrictions. Replacing the stock bootloader is what is required to load whole ROMs onto your phone, and is the part of the system that is actually completely under Motorola's control. (It is up to Google to ensure that the Android operating system itself has the proper protections to keep any old app from gaining root privileges.)

  • I can't wait to get my D2, but don't know when that will be though.

  • Ok so maybe I will spring for a Droid 2 instead of the X