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Koush’s Bootstrap Recovery Method Works on DROID2

For those that purchased a Droid 2 and have rooted your device, get ready for your own set of custom ROMs to start hitting the interwebs.  Koush released a Droid 2 Bootstrap which appears to work flawlessly and allows you quick access to Clockwork Recovery to create backups, flash ROMs (once they are made) and have control over every aspect of your new phone.

Rooting instructions here.

Bootstrap info here.

Happy hacking!

Cheers @slayher!

  • Jason22ac

    does this work with droid 2 global also

  • http://www.lead411.com/Corey_Cassaw_1479263.html Corey Cassaw

    Does this mean Moto didn't try to lock down the D2 like the DX? Good to hear that they aren't pursuing that ridiculous idea.

  • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/voyager.106 khelek

    Perhaps Ferb finally got tired of living in the shadows of Phineas. I really want Ferb and Isabella to hook up. It would only be right.

  • oldeurope

    could this work for the milestone aswell?

  • DigitalDementia

    Words can't describe how unbearably happy I am! I wasn't sure how things were going to go with hacking on these devices due to the hangup on the milestone. I guess what really needs to be said is Motorola gave these guys the motivation when they said “Custom ROMS would be impossible.”, the lesson to be learned here: Don't tell hackers something is impossible! No matter how well oiled of a machine it may be, nothing is a perfect system.
    My thanks go out to the developers and hackers behind this. I can now go back to being a flash aholic.

  • ThatRandomGuy128

    It's Official as soon as I see ROMS coming out for the Droid 2 my OG droid is going to have an “accident” and its gonna come back more powerful than ever

  • BAoxymoron

    I'm just curious/worried… does all of this bootstrap stuff mean that work on cracking the bootloaders and therefore allowing a more stable or at least more comfortable way to flash roms and do recoveries especially for those who brick their devices who would have to sbf, re-root, reinstall bootstrap and then re-flash their recovery… cuz honestly I can name several people who won't do it until its at that more stable stage….
    … is anyone still going to work on it or are they just going to accept it at the status quo?

  • Snowblind164

    Great news for us D2 owners! I would like to have an .sbf file just in case though. Anybody know where to find it? Google search only found Droid X .sbf files

  • Alex9483

    OT:
    I had to send my Droid back for a replacement, VZW stated it would be a refurb droid 1. I called when it did not arrive in 2 days as promised, they apologized and sent it off that day. I open up the box today and inside is a NIB Droid 2! An included letter apologized for inconvenience and “due to a shortage of D1 replacement devices, we have upgraded you to a brand new D2″ Woo Hoo!
    Quadrant score has it at 1493 (top of device list) and linpack at 13.972 !
    I know it's a really dumb question, but that's pretty good, right?

  • Michael_NM

    Doofenshmirtz must have him.

  • The350zWolf

    Yes indeed it is awesome, nevertheless the bootloader remains locked. Not having access to the kernel limits things.

  • villian1998

    I do, give me your email address or whatever… sorry all I have is this one http://www.droid-life.com/2010/06/15/download-n

  • Clearnano

    Fawking AWESOME! cant wait for custom roms:D

  • EC8CH

    especially considering the lack of progress made in cracking the Milestone prior to the release of the X and D2.

  • EC8CH

    MOM… Phineas and Ferb are cracking Bootloaders!

  • EC8CH

    I see Ferb… but where is Phineas?

  • BIll

    who has a working swype apk for the droid?

  • memnoch73

    This is great! What an awesome community Droid has. Amazing how we all were so worried about Droid X and Droid 2 not being able to run custom roms but things have moved in that direction so quickly.

  • http://twitter.com/MrBobrowitz Chris Bobrowitz

    Again this does NOT give full acces to your phone Kellex, this allows for booting of custom roms, however you are still hindered by the locked bootloader i.e. no custom kernels :)

    But alas Im glad to see this in action

  • kellex

    I see that now. Post tweaked. :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    Bootstrap. Kinky.

  • slayher

    Koush has an updated version for the Droid 2

  • g35

    cool

  • oldeurope

    could this work for the milestone aswell?

  • DigitalDementia

    Words can't describe how unbearably happy I am! I wasn't sure how things were going to go with hacking on these devices due to the hangup on the milestone. I guess what really needs to be said is Motorola gave these guys the motivation when they said “Custom ROMS would be impossible.”, the lesson to be learned here: Don't tell hackers something is impossible! No matter how well oiled of a machine it may be, nothing is a perfect system.
    My thanks go out to the developers and hackers behind this. I can now go back to being a flash aholic.

  • ThatRandomGuy128

    It's Official as soon as I see ROMS coming out for the Droid 2 my OG droid is going to have an “accident” and its gonna come back more powerful than ever

  • BAoxymoron

    I'm just curious/worried… does all of this bootstrap stuff mean that work on cracking the bootloaders and therefore allowing a more stable or at least more comfortable way to flash roms and do recoveries especially for those who brick their devices who would have to sbf, re-root, reinstall bootstrap and then re-flash their recovery… cuz honestly I can name several people who won't do it until its at that more stable stage….
    … is anyone still going to work on it or are they just going to accept it at the status quo?

  • Snowblind164

    Great news for us D2 owners! I would like to have an .sbf file just in case though. Anybody know where to find it? Google search only found Droid X .sbf files

  • Alex9483

    OT:
    I had to send my Droid back for a replacement, VZW stated it would be a refurb droid 1. I called when it did not arrive in 2 days as promised, they apologized and sent it off that day. I open up the box today and inside is a NIB Droid 2! An included letter apologized for inconvenience and “due to a shortage of D1 replacement devices, we have upgraded you to a brand new D2″ Woo Hoo!
    Quadrant score has it at 1493 (top of device list) and linpack at 13.972 !
    I know it's a really dumb question, but that's pretty good, right?

  • Clearnano

    Fawking AWESOME! cant wait for custom roms:D

  • EC8CH

    I see Ferb… but where is Phineas?

    • EC8CH

      MOM… Phineas and Ferb are cracking Bootloaders!

    • Michael_NM

      Doofenshmirtz must have him.

    • http://openid-provider.appspot.com/voyager.106 khelek

      Perhaps Ferb finally got tired of living in the shadows of Phineas. I really want Ferb and Isabella to hook up. It would only be right.

  • BIll

    who has a working swype apk for the droid?

    • villian1998

      I do, give me your email address or whatever

  • memnoch73

    This is great! What an awesome community Droid has. Amazing how we all were so worried about Droid X and Droid 2 not being able to run custom roms but things have moved in that direction so quickly.

    • EC8CH

      especially considering the lack of progress made in cracking the Milestone prior to the release of the X and D2.

      • The350zWolf

        Yes indeed it is awesome, nevertheless the bootloader remains locked. Not having access to the kernel limits things.

  • http://twitter.com/MrBobrowitz Chris Bobrowitz

    Again this does NOT give full acces to your phone Kellex, this allows for booting of custom roms, however you are still hindered by the locked bootloader i.e. no custom kernels :)

    But alas Im glad to see this in action

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1143030578 Curtis Hoffman

    Bootstrap. Kinky.

  • slayher

    Koush has an updated version for the Droid 2

    • kellex

      I see that now. Post tweaked. :)

  • g35

    cool