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How to: Root DROID X Running Official Android 2.2

Since so many of you are curious about having a rooted device, then you’ll be pleased to know that the Droid 2 rooting method works flawlessly on the official update for the Droid X.  In even better news, the crew at XDA Forums have created a semi-1-click method so that you no longer have to use a series of adb commands.  You will still have to install the Android SDK, but that’s nothing right?

ALL CREDIT TO DARKONION AT XDA FORUMS FOR THIS!

Instructions:

Download: DoRootForWindows.zip

1.  Extract and Update Android SDK package to your computer.  (Our instructions here.)
2.  Next, extract the files from the DORoot zip file to the tools folder of Android SDK.

(Take them out of the folder they came zipped in and place in tools.)

Ex:  C:\android-sdk-windows\tools

3.  Install Motorola Drivers:  (32-bit or 64-bit)
4.  Enable USB Debugging on your phone and plug it into your PC.  (Settings>Applications>Development)
5.  Double-click and run doroot.bat
6.  Let it run.
7.  It will let you know if it has finished completely.
8.  Reboot your phone and you are rooted!

If these instructions don’t seem all that clear, follow the step-by-step guide which includes adb commands.  Our instructional post can be found here.

Enjoy your newly rooted official 2.2 Droid X!

  • Directions are wrong. If you get “‘adb’ is not a recognized blah blah blah”. Navigate to “/platform-tools/” NOT “/tools/” like the directions say. extract the files into the “/platform-tools/” folder. If it makes a “DoRoot” folder, move the files into the “/platform-tools/” manually. Continue with the rest of the instructions. 😀

  • PsYkoBstrd

    The included bin file has a trojan included

  • does this work for an lg optimus me (p350f)

  • Stupid Virus Hater

    Hey Everyone,

    Be carefull! There is a Virus in the rageagainstthecage.bin file of the download.

    Please everyone keep posting this until it is removed!  They host of this site needs to get a life and not put viruses on our machines!    Please keep posting this! repeatedly!

  • Anonymous

    Or z4 root 1.3 in one click without a computer

  • Salespace

    troyan….. 

  • Omerion

    when im running daroot.bat
    the only messages the logs keeps showing are
    `adb is not recognize as a internal or external commant, operable program or batch file`
    is dat normal?

  • Grey Hat Brat

    Does this brick your phone? what happened to the whole “E fuse” thing when the phone first came out?

  • Asdfasdfasdf

    can this possibly brick the droid x?

  • Timababy04

    when i go to download the do root i get a security risk notification, is this normal?

  • Irisheyesblu1962

    The DoRoot for Windows download add a Trojan virus that you may not want….wow.

  • Beautxful

    Omg ive been debating and fighting all morning about whether too or not too root my droid I havent had it all that long but I really want too I just keep seeing all the forums about the bricking thing and im like 0_o watch I be like the one person in the world it happens too smh …………but would you guys honestly say it was worth it too root your phones like can it really do soooooo much more??? and does any one know if it actually matters if you have an contract with verizon vs it being a prepaid acct through them…cause the only thing it really affected on the whole phone was the whole letting other electronics tether your wifi and use it… verizon wont open that portion of subcription to prepaid customers….so if i root my phone will i have that same issue??? hope that made sense………..

  • mibo

    just did the whole thing….no idea if it worked, is there a way to check?

  • Why is it always hard to root an android? Never seems to go smoothly. Peter, Koowie.com

  • Fondolotz

    when im trying to root my phone its sayings abd is not a known command.

    • Fondolotz

      err adb commands.

  • Edie Szetoo

    This is a well put together instructions.
    Thank you developer !!!

  • lavabeast

    ontersting i keep getting adb not recognized

  • Dustin_parks79

    it keeps saying adb is not recognized as an external or internal command

  • xSiNx 26

    ok I followed the instructions and the only thing that happens is my desktop gets rooted what am I missing?

  • Brian

    I keep getting ” ‘adb’ is not recognized as a…” while rooting. Any solutions to this?

  • pj

    how about using linux instead of windows ??

  • Jerseyguyvero

    How do u unroot back to stock ?

  • Hello everyone, will this work with the Mexican version of Droid X named Motoroi X? I can give it a try but have to be sure I can get back to “normal” if something doesn’t work. Thanks!

  • andrew

    Can’t get to work. Keep getting “adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command” I’ve tried in PC mode, win media sync, usb and charge only. I’ve tried to the other drivers too…please help

  • I didn’t get my device rebooted. I have followed all of the steps and looked at the comments to try and figure it out.

  • Dwilliams

    8 hours into this crap and still no luck, i’ve tried everything i’ve found on the net. for the record….unzip the file into the “platform-tools” folder!!!!! where adb.exe is….otherwise you’ll waste a lot of time. anyway, i’m at the point in doroot.bat that it says open the adb server on desktop and re-login….and then says it can’t start daemon, then says it started daemon on port 5037 and then sits “checking for device”….WTF am I doing wrong.

    sorry for the frustration, Droid X…2.2.1

  • Flipmode_202005

    i dont get it all could u explaine to me how u do this better

  • Matias2500

    I rooted, but now I want to reverse this can you tell me how to get my phone back to factory settings?

  • Jconner1986

    Does it work with the 2.2.1 update?

  • Taprootdesign

    the doroot.zip file is corrupted and winzip, etc won’t extract anything… help!

    • Guestblah028603468304

      Same thing happened to me – just re-download it and it’ll be fine.. Seems like the server cut the download short the first time or something. So if youre still having problems, just re-download it until it works.

  • tim

    I have tried installing and uninstalling everything atleast 7 times.

  • tim

    I have tried installing and uninstalling everything atleast 7 times.

  • Tim

    I am only seeing Doroot not Doroot.bat???

    • Guestblahblah32435872437

      Wow… is this guy serious? I think its safe to say thats the file you’re lookin’ for lol. Default settings for windows explorer will automatically hide [most] file extensions (ex: .bat) – so like i stated before, THATS IT. OPEN IT.. haha, wow =P

  • Thegreyspot

    Use this for the unrecognized command http://dl.google.com/android/a

    it has the adb.exe

  • 123

    All I keep getting is “'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
    operable program or batch file.”!
    Please Help

  • Tamilasuccess

    Root failed…. unable to make root access.Can some one help

  • Cerin

    Is there an equivalent guide for Linux users?

  • Dbutta17

    it says root successfull however when I reboot the device is still not rooted.. I have followed all of the steps and looked at the comments to try and figure it out… While the process is running it states there is a command error

  • Chris Dill

    Here is my own version on how to Root Droid X. If you can't get it to work, you might try doing the things that I tried.

    http://chrisdill.wordpress.com…/

  • Jrob09BHS

    the new sdk download puts the adb.exe and the two necessary .dll files in the platform-tools folder so just copy those into the tools folder and then this will work just fine….i don't know why they were moved but this took me about an hour to figure out

  • Well its was good posting,The superuser app is simply a last of applications you’ve allowed root access to.Thanks for sharing with us..

  • Baba

    I think I am the only one who hasn't had success. 🙁 It keeps getting stuck on “Checking for device”. I've tried all the suggestions on here and nothing. It keeps getting all the way to the end and FREEZING. I am on hour number three and about to give up. I am reasonably intelligent and computer savvy but this is so frustrating especially after reading ALL the success stories.

  • Gio101

    One word “Z4Root”

  • Bleemie_inthesky

    I keep getting a adb not reconized as an internal or external…… error. at the end it says the root was successfull but it wasnt.

    • BrendonSF

      Same here. Think the SDK has changed.

  • I think its very good that the crew at XDA Forums have created a semi-1-click method so that you no longer have to use a series of adb commands.

  • The window will be blank until you run an app that requests root access. Install wifi tether from the market and run it. Click allow in the dialog, stop tethering, click allow, then open the superuser app. Wifi tether will then be listed there. The superuser app is simply a last of applications you’ve allowed root access to.

  • Forums have created a semi-1-click method so that you no longer have to use a series of adb commands – I think this is really good.

  • Im new at this…kinda..it was alot easier to do on my palm…when i follow the steps and run the doroot i get an error saying “adb is not a recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file” …what do i do? please help me!!! lol

  • I took the chance. Everything went well. I’m not rooted, and just tried the update… simply but the device in USB mass storage mode, and copied update.zip into the drive. Powered off, powered back on while holding home and power, pressed the right most button when the triangle and android appeared, then I selected to apply update.zip. worked like a charm. My droid x is running froyo with no noted deficiencies.

  • Gmixkiser

    followed the 3 part root / tether video and my laptop says it's connected to android tether and there is activity on the dorid wireless tether screen. but when I click on the web browser on my laptop I get this message: Error 105 (net::ERR_NAME_NOT_RESOLVED): The server could not be found.

    help

  • Justin

    Its a virus… Many people here have already detected it. Notice a lot of comments saying “Worked like a charm, thanks” Trying to get more people to do it. But whateva.

  • how do we unroot it?

  • SA

    Followed the instructions. The DoRoot script ran and told me that the phone should now be rooted. I rebooted the phone but it is still not rooted. Repeated the instructions, same thing – told I was rooted, rebooted and still nothing… 🙁

  • drunkenmstr

    What's the best way to backup my droid x before attempting this?

  • Baseballcrazy96

    Ive tried everything and the command prompt dosnt even get past the checking for divice! :/

  • GuestX

    Would anyone know how to unroot this from this method just in case?

  • Cwmarker

    How do I know if my phone is rooted? When I ran doroot.bat it kept telling me adb file isnot recognized as an internal or external command.

  • Wmasouthbay

    Now, Is there anyone could show me how to reverse the process for Official 2.2 Droid X (not OTA to 2.2.)?

    I just rooted the phone and tested a screen capture application. No stock apps were deleted and no other modification to the phone.

    Anyone?

  • Droid X user

    I get a message from the CMD stating that, ” You have been rooted “. Okay, Now i go on my phone, open up the wireless tether, and click tether. Then it pops up with a message stating ” Unable to tether, permission not granted”. Prior to updating to 2.2, i have a rooted Droid X on 2.1. I upgraded to 2.2 with the superuser icon, then i've been trying to get the tetherer to work. Is anyone having the similar problems? I've been trying for weeks now.

  • How do you unroot having used this method to root?

  • NadiaJoseph

    Someone please help. My Droid X will not root.

    • GAdawg8

      Try using program called Super one click.

  • I think it works the same way as the directions above, except you only run one script! Thank you for magic and making it all work!

  • JHartlovePDX

    Works like a charm. You guys are my heroes. LOL

  • John

    works like a charm, thank you!

  • AA

    Folow directions but connected by using PC mode and was rooted in 5 minutes. Thank you Darkonion and XDA.

  • DX user

    It worked for me on Froyo, I've been attempting this for 2 days with no luck. Most of the other methods are for 2.1 and don't work after the update. If you follow the instructions to the letter and do all of the updates first it works. Be patient, or if your like me start the batch file and walk away, you can see the results when you get back. 😀

  • Dsruddell

    worked for me just as explained. took 3 tries but i think it was my computers fault. pretty sad…. my droid has a faster processor then my computer. thanks!

  • http://chrisdill.wordpress.com

    I posted a guide like this one. Sweet screen shot at the bottom.

  • ThatsTony

    My computer is detecting virus's on the Dorootforwindows link.

  • Alkaiaeq2

    followed these steps to the T and the bat file ran completely reporting 0 errors. I see a superuser icon in my applications list however clicking on it brings up nothing but a blank black screen and when i try to uninstall all the garbage that verizon put on the phone the uninstall button is still grayed out….any ideas

    • Bill

      ya. had same issue here. was wondering what was up with that. im rooted on my dx but cannot find a way to get rid of bloatware apps 🙁

  • thanks for this important instructions it will be very helpful

  • Worked like a charm thank you!

  • Jaticia68

    i have tried this step over and over again to no reward at the end…..what could i be doing wrong that my phone will not root??????

  • Daerimin

    HELLZ YEAH! Free WiFi tethering!! Thanks guys.. instructions were easy, worked on first try – no eFuse problems so far… DX 2.2.

  • the link you gave to for the motorola driver tricks you into installing adware. thank you! :-p please be careful what links you post in the future.

  • Curlz911

    so helpful. thank you. i couldnt get it to work with command prompts either but all i needed was the new driver

  • Miles

    Im having a really annoying problem… I've followed the steps exactly and all that… but when im performing the command prompts it keeps telling me that adb is not recognized as an internal or external command. what is that? then it ends with it successfully rooted no error… but after reboot.. it looks the same…
    email me the solution please… [email protected]

  • thanks to share this information,I downloaded Wireless Tether from the marketplace. It's free. It starts tethering faster and it works very well.

  • Is there anyway to get the news on the audio upgrade for the speaker? I was actually looking forward to that update.

  • Just rooted my DroidX …. worked flawlessly!!

  • it works for the recent 2.3 update aswell. i got my new x because astrid bricked my phone. In ten minutes my phone was already updated and then rooted

  • Cordova505

    I need help!
    Every time i try to do the or adb into the phone i always get this error
    “daemon not started, starting daemon on port 5037,
    CreateProcess failure, error 2
    *failed to start daemon*
    error: cannot connect to daemon”
    i have installed all the drivers, and im still getting this, can anybody help me? Please, i cant bare to be unrooted anylonger

  • Techtoyz

    Great Article! I was able to root Droid X with ease, Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I may have been getting a little ahead of myself. Now, how do I un-root the Droid X, just in case it needs to be returned to Verizon for some strange reason? Would the factory reset be sufficient? Thanks..

  • Dgoins73

    can i use any unroot method or does it need to be specific for the method i rooted…someone must know

  • david

    Awesome. Thanks Worked on my OTA loaded 2.2 froyo Droid X!!!

    • david

      Oh yeah….remember to set your droid x usb mode to “PC Mode”

  • Dgoins73

    ok now how do i unroot i have a warranty issue and need to unroot

  • D~

    I'm getting the same. I had it work on one phone without issues but on this other one it will show that it's complete but not show up in my SU info at all.

    So obnoxious since both are the exact same thing with the exact same OTA updates and software.

  • Ross

    Hi all – I've followed the steps, at the end of the process the info in the command prompt says that I have been successfully rooted. I've rebooted my phone, installed superuser (as suggested in a comment here) – nothing seems to work – no app acknowledges that the phone has been rooted (they all say “sorry you need to root your phone for this” – or something along those lines.

    Any suggestions? Droid X, 2.2 (from the semi-recent 2.1 to 2.2 update by the big V (rhymes with horizon)

  • Jayankhaten

    I was able to root my phone following these directions. Once I enabled USB Debugging I put my phone in Charge Only mode. No I am rooted!

    I rooted pretty much just for wifi tethering. I have a Droid X and the 3G Mobile Hotspot app does not allow any web traffic at all. So I downloaded Wireless Tether from the marketplace. It's free. It starts tethering faster and it works very well. Now my kids can use their iPod touch devices in the car. Perfect.

  • DrLeroyGreen

    Yeah. What Adam said:
    “how do you unroot on a Droid X running 2.2 after rooting using these steps? “

  • Jerzboy

    anything different for a Mac user??

  • MicahW29

    I know others have been struggling with this, I was too. I kept getting hung up at the reboot adb section. What finally helped me was a) having bluetooth turned on and b) rebooting phone AND computer. First time I tried to run “doroot.bat” after rebooting root pushed through very quickly with no problems. I'm now rooted (yay!) and off to download a new ROM! Hope this helps others…

  • Jmoogin
  • Teledx

    WoWorks like charm down on the farm!

  • Root Canal

    If I rooted with this method and have an issue with my phone that needs a replacement, is there a way to unroot?

  • Jmoogin

    JustWondering tried to rootmy phone for 3 hrs yesterday can any one tell me where to find the sdk file and where exactly is the tools folder I found no such folder in any menu or on the phone? Seriously confused please help me

  • bob

    this appeared to work but after scratching my head at the behavior of several 'Root-Only' apps I found that it did NOT successfully give me root access.

    I'm using a Macbook Pro and initially tried the procedure using the Linux apk – but couldn't get that to work.

    next I tried it using the windows apk using Parallels and it *said* that it rooted successfully.

    any ideas??

  • palm

    Im stuck atthis point in the rooting process. the command lines stopped with these lines. [*] adb connection will be reset. restart adb server on desktop and re-login
    could not kill pid 14495: no such process

    please help thank you

    • Mjwangerin

      you might try making sure bluetooth is on and then rebooting your phone and computer. After I did both of these things mine went all the way through no problem. I had been getting stuck at that same message too.

  • bob

    SWEET!
    worked for me – had some strange messages about not being able to install or find the adb files but in the end – ROOTED.
    thanks!

    BTW – did it in Parallels on a Mac (sweet!)

  • Rob

    If you're having problems and getting errors like 'adb' is not a recognized command blah blah blah or if you're waiting at the screen where it says “Adb connection will be reset. Restart adb server on desktop and re-login” then read the additional instructions that KS or Big Red posted. These helped me out TREMENDOUSLY, especially the part where you have to take the items OUT of the DoRoot folder and place the individual items in the tools folder. And if you're getting the re-login error BE PATIENT, mine took about 5 minutes then it timed out saying it couldn't kill PID ####. So I ran it 2-3 more times and eventually it worked. But every time I had to wait about 5 minutes for it to eventually give me the kill PID error or (on the last time) successfully push through it.

    But alas I finally have my rooted DX after a day long battle so I'm grateful to everyone who posted comments and tips (Including the true brains behind it all, Kellex).

  • famous101

    whats so good about rooting? im thinkin about it cuz everyones doing it. should i?

  • mugsy77

    Thx! Worked like a charm on 64 bit Windows 7 and Droid X 2.3.15!

  • RickX93277

    I'm getting into the root DX. Only question I have is, if I'm rooted and they release another update (say the fix for the text msg issue) will I be able to get it, or do I have to un-root?

    • You will be able to receive updates being rooted. Any major OS update (like going to 2.2) will make you lose root, but being rooted won't stop you from being able to update.

      • Mrpicolas

        If you have custom recovery you will not lose root because the update will be blocked you however will lose root if you have stock recovery and update

  • tz

    your the man! the drive worked. I had a blackberry storm 1 and learned how do a lot of things with it and to a lot of people surprize i got that thing to run good not great but good! just got the droid x about mounth ago and I'm learning a lot. thinks for the help. if i need to unroot how does that work?

  • every time i connect, it automaticallly updates my drivers with its own, any ideas?

    • also get Adb connection will be reset. Restart adb server on desktop and re-login

  • isnt there an easier way to root ?

  • Bjackson 4

    I have attempted to root my phone now several times. I keep getting 'adb' is not recognized. what do I do to fix this problem.

  • coolie

    wld this method work for d2

  • Ragnarok180

    The command prompt states at the the very end that the rooting process is complete. I rebooted my droid x and it apprears I dont have superuser permissions. I downloaded the terminal emulator to check for SU permissions. and it says “denied” now my SD card doesn't apear while in mass storage mode on my PC. Should I try the rooting process again? or just flash an image of 2.1/2.2 to restore?

  • fml

    Did everything as says now my phone is black with the text:
    Bootloader
    30.03

    Battery OK
    OK To program
    Transfer Mode:
    USB.

    Wont do anything else -,- think my phone bricked.

    • lakerzz

      Im not sure about the dx, but when when I had my og droid and it said the same thing…I used rsd lite to re program the phone. You're phones not bricked, that's for sure.

  • DroidXcon

    None of these methods have worked for me , im so frustrated!!!!

  • Jamsil0877

    I give up! Tried everything, just can't make it work:(

  • canes93

    I have been stuck with:

    “adb connection will be reset. restart adb server on desktop and re-login”

    … along with the DroidX “eye” splash screen for some time now… is this normal? Should I keep waiting?

  • Nickpug

    so i rooted my droid x worked awesome. thank you. I now cannot shoot video however. Any suggestions would be very helpful.

  • Red5Ltr

    I followed the instrI

  • iammebane

    ok…. i JUST got my delicious droid x, and i am ready to root!!!…i already have 2.2…what is the EASIEST method to use to root. i dont have to go back to 2.1 do i??? help a brotha out!!

    • Read the post. Follow the directions. If you get stuck, I'm sure someone will be glad to help you, but there's no sense in us repeating what kellex wrote to begin with.

  • New to Rooting

    The root worked but now my battery is running hotter than before and has even caused the phone to reboot when it gets too hot. Any ideas??

  • Bigsike

    Tried over 60 times 6 different computers followed directions to a T still no root this is just bs..

  • DXn00b

    I am working on this but how would i unroot?

  • Droidmaster1

    Very easy to do. Just don't freak out if you see the program sayiny error – let it run

  • Adam

    how do you unroot on a Droid X running 2.2 after rooting using these steps?

    • Josh

      I am also very interested in how complicated or simple it would be to unroot. I would not want to be locked in to a rooted 2.2 when 2.3 comes out. I am still holding onto a glimmer of hope that Motorola will fix some of the trash they caused.

      • Billy

        just reset the phone to factory settings. usually gets rid of the root

  • baldypal

    i'm receiving the following error

    Error 12: Exploit failed

    any ideas?

  • nmorf

    how long is this whole process supposed to take?

  • DNagy

    Is there any way to do this for a mac???

  • Mexidev

    I am wondering if there are specific instructions on how to root the Droid X 2.2 official release using a mac?

  • Mexidev

    I have to admit this looks a little frightening to a mac user. Do you know of any mac specific instructions on how to root the official 2.2 release?

  • Bigsike

    If I try this one more time I'm going to scream! will we ever get a one click option?

  • Greg

    Does this work for the original Motorola Droid running 2.2?

  • Niall Pyper

    Does this work for the Original Motorola Droid? If not, is there a root that does?

    Thanks to you all for great posts!

  • kev

    Does anyone know what steps to follow to “un root” the droid x? Is it as simple as doing a factory reset? If that is the case then will I lose the Froyo 2.2 update?

  • Daddy

    Will this work for droid incredible?

  • Palabine

    Worked like a charm thank you!

  • Cowboyupdan

    Any body near north west connecticut that could help me? I am not confident in my editing skills

  • KS

    After multiple tries, here is what worked for me (thanks to all the people that posted tips/tricks!):

    1. Uninstall any motorola device drivers on your computer.

    2. Download and istall these drivers: http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip

    3. Once installed, connect your Droid X via USB. Make sure USB Debugging is enabled.

    4. Copy the DoRoot files into your Android SDK “Tools” folder. Make sure to copy the individual files and not the folder.

    5. Connect using WINDOWS MEDIA SYNC MODE.

    6. Launch DoRoot.bat from the Tools folder. Sit back and relax…you'll soon have a rooted Droid X running 2.2

    • Dredaav

      Thanks this worked better than what they told us up there…

    • skatenaked911

      worked like a charm with these instructions.
      win 7 64bit

    • GuestX

      the original post didn't work but this did… kind of. Did exactly what you said, and it was getting hung up on the Daemon command. So I closed terminal – left my phone in the usb and switched it back to “PC Mode” – it installed some more drivers – then tried it again and it worked!!

      So I don't know why exactly but thank you for your instructions; if anyone else runs into the same problem as me hopefully my post will help as well.

      • This almost worked, but both times(PC Mode and Windows Media Sync Mode), it hanged up on the last thing. I restarted my X, but it appeared that it never successfully rooted. Very strange.I did everything all instructions told me to do, but it keeps hanging on the last thing. What should I look out for if DoRoot.bat successfully roots my Droid X?And thanks for all the helpful info, appreciate it!

        • UPDATE: I was finally able to root my Droid X 2.2 after numerous tries. I tried everything, but what worked was setting the USB connection to “Charge Only”. The little Debugging icon appeared, and after a few tries(didn’t root at first), then all of a sudden, doroot.bat reconnected to my phone and did everything it was supposed to do to root my phone. Sweet!I just downloaded/installed the ShootMe app and it worked as expected! Hopefully this info will be useful to the next Droid X user who’s having issues rooting. 🙂

          • Windows Media Sync mode failed but PC Mode worked beautifully for me. Thanks.

          • Seedubya

            this one worked for me… thanx

          • Andrei

            yo yo, this worked for me. much kudos to you bro. 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
            cause it didnt work with media sync mode, but through charge mode it was a beauty :)))

      • Enthusiast

        Thanks to you and KS. I tried KS’ solution and ran into the same difficulty you had. Then I followed your suggestions and was rooted in no time.

    • thanks dude this worked

    • Sheety

      Thanks for the tip about copying the individual files to the “TOOLS” folder and not just the folder….it worked!!! Hallelujah!!

    • thanks dude this worked

    • Partyondj

      Hi KS, thanks for the very clear instructions. I did get the message saying congratulations, root was successful, and i tried installing both busybox and titanium on phone, but the phones says im not rooted…any advice?

  • Mtjgs4

    will this work on the leaked 2.2?

  • YoDawg

    Wow, so I've gotta say, BLUETOOTH HAS TO BE ON. You also MUST see “USB debugging” on your top bar or it will not work. Use “Charge Only” mode if you have to so that it has the debugging mode enabled. I tried for about an hour to no avail. I turned bluetooth on, and bingo. Really should be listed as a main step.

    • DRock

      THANK YOU! Maybe I missed it somewhere…I turned bluetooth on and bingo, success… After 50+ failed attempts.

    • DRock

      THANK YOU! Maybe I missed it somewhere…I turned bluetooth on and bingo, success… After 50+ failed attempts.

  • Big Red

    For those of you having problems getting rooted…. This helped me….
    Instruction for Windows:

    1. Extract and Update Android SDK package to your computer. The file comes in a zip file. Just open it up and drag and drop the android-sdk-windows folder to your C drive. Next, extract the files from the DORoot zip file to the tools folder of Android SDK. You should be moving 7 or 8 files into the tools folder.
    2. Install Motorola Drivers
    (Tip, to stop the launching of the Verizon/Motorola site, go to the MotoConnect icon in the bottom righ, right click, when phone connects, nothing.)
    3. Make sure you phone is in PC Mode with USB Debugging enabled
    PC Mode: Notification blind -> USB connection -> PC Mode
    USB Debugging: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging
    You need USB debugging icon showing in notifications. Try Charge Only if you can't get PC Mode to show USB debugging.
    4. Double-click and run doroot.bat
    5. Let it run.
    6. That's it, you are done.

    • Alberto

      Big Red. You are DA MAN. After countless attempts. That worked….

    • 7 or 8 files in DoRoot.zip? For me, there appears to be only 5 files(busybox, doroot.bat, rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin, su, and Superuser.apk). Am I missing something? I downloaded DoRoot.zip from this post…so….

      I’ll give your instructions a shot tomorrow. Hopefully they work! Thanks!

      • Was finally able to root my Droid X. I tried PC Mode several times yet it never worked and the Debugging icon never appeared at the top. So then I tried Charge Only and that actually worked after a couple of tries.

        I now have a rooted Droid X! Sweet! Thanks, Big Red, along with everyone else who provided useful info!

  • lakerzz

    I have a problem after doing this. When I try to “condition my battery”, as recommended by Motorola, when my phone battery completely dies, and then I plug it into the charger it automatically boots into recovery mode. Is this normal? I don't see why it would be…

  • please help it keeps telling me that:

    Rooting failed.

    Error 06: Failed to give proper permissions system files.

    what do i do?!!

  • NewDriodUser

    It seems I have successfully rooted my new Droid X (recently updated to 2.2). However, when clicking on the 'Superuser Permission” App/Icon (a black Ninja icon) I simply get a blank black screen with a superuser Permission title on the top only. Can anyone shed any further information about this? Is this what should be seen or are there other settings that still need to be completed?

    • msiii

      The superuser app allows you to see and change those apps that have been granted superuser permissions. To have an app how up in the list use an app that uses your new root permissions. A good test is a terminal emulator app, type the su command in the terminal emulator and you should get a popup like the one pictured in the article. After granting this app superuser permissions you will see it listed in the superuser app.

  • Drunkwookiee

    How do you know when you've properly rooted? It took a couple of trys, but then the cmd promt said I should be rooted… how to check?

    • quiklives

      The only way I know to check is to install a root-only app. drocap2 or ShootMe are screenshot apps, simple and free.

  • NewDroidUser

    Seems that I was successful rooting my new Droid X with 2.2, however, when I click on the new “Superuser Permission” app/icon a blank screen comes up titled “Superuser Permissions” on the top. Should I be seeing something else? Are there other tools or settings that need to be addressed?

  • geokain

    Ok thanx droidmanx I am tottaly rooted now but can't seem to get ROM Manager to boot into recovery anybody have these problems or know how to fix it?

  • DROIDMANX

    THIS METHOD 100% WORKS !!!!!! WHAT I UPDATED THE SDK AND DRAGGED THE FILES OVER PUT IT IN DEBUGGING MODE AND REALIZED IT COULDNT FIND THE DRIVERS IN “PC MODE” SO I CHANGED IT TO “MEDIA SYNC” MODE AND IT INSTALLED THE ADB DRIVERS AUTOMATICALLY AND WORKED LIKE A CHARM. SO IF YOURE HAVING DRIVER TROUBLE USE “MEDIA SYNC” MODE INSTEAD.

  • DROIDX

    THIS METHOD 100% WORKS !!!!!! WHAT I UPDATED THE SDK AND DRAGGED THE FILES OVER PUT IT IN DEBUGGING MODE AND REALIZED IT COULDNT FIND THE DRIVERS IN “PC MODE” SO I CHANGED IT TO “MEDIA SYNC” MODE AND IT INSTALLED THE ADB DRIVERS AUTOMATICALLY AND WORKED LIKE A CHARM. SO IF YOURE HAVING DRIVER TROUBLE USE “MEDIA SYNC” MODE INSTEAD.

  • geokain

    I can't get this too work either kellex please make a video tutorial asap lol

  • Kdx

    My dx is lagging after rooting, how can I unroot it? Thanks

  • Shamrockin

    Having some problems. After spending most of the day yesterday reinventing the wheel on the driver issues, I finally got adb to recognize my phone.

    Everything works with the doroot.bat file until it gets to the point of:
    “adb connection will be reset. restart adb server on desktop and re-login.”

    It never resets the connection, it appears that at this point the batch file stops working. Anyone having a similar issue or that can point me in the right direction?

    • Shamrockin

      after about 5 or so minutes I get the following error (immediately following the above adb connection message):

      “could not kill pid 6705: No such process”

  • Mxdw88

    i keep getting this message…
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
    Running part1…
    ‘adb’ is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file.
    Press any key to continue . . .”
    but then its says it was a success but my phone is still not rooted…also usb debugging will not show up in pc mode???? help!

    • FrustratedX

      Read the entire thread here.

      First, you need to download updated USB drivers. I had problems getting it to be recognized after updating the phone to Froyo. (
      http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip)

      Your first problem is saying that your android sdk -> tools folder isn't in the 'PATH' environment variable. Just extract the files in dorootforwindows.zip to your android sdk install folder in the tools subfolder. Then dbl click the doroot.bat

      • Mxdw88

        ok got the first problem fixed! i downloaded the drivers but still cannot get usb debugging to work in anything other than charge mode?

        • Mxdw88

          got it to root using charge only thanx!

  • FrustratedX

    How do you unroot after doing this?

    My phone worked fine for 2 days after doing the above. This morning my phone locked up and I removed the battery and restarted. Now the menu bar on the screen is scrambled – about 3/4 of an inch.

    Anyone else have issues with display?

  • ravenofdoom

    Unroot capability/instructions, anybody???
    I'm not willing to root unless I know there's a way to unroot (in case my phone ever needs to be returned).

  • Sparkythewondersquid

    Worked Perfect! Thank You! I used Linux not windows it only took about 5 min. and all is well

  • Davidukfl

    I tried this a couple of times, but the program got hung up once, and 2 other times it just didn't detect my phone.
    3 times of this not working has actually got me worried. this is my first droid and first time rooting. What are the odds of something going wrong and this briking my phone?

  • RanballX

    Ok, I now have ROOT! Not sure how I stumbled upon a site that helped. Just kept clicking link after link, forum after forum, until I found a thread that actually explained how to edit the path to the whatever thingy. I didn't even know I had a “path” in the system variables that resides in the environmental variables under the advance tab within the properties of “my computer”. Anyways, once I edited that path to direct something to the place I put the SDK tools folder the one click Droid2 root method went without a single hiccup. OMG, 2 days to get root. I learned a lot in the process. Thank you to whomever, whatever, wherever I found the info… Thanks.

    On a side note: Root with OTA 2.2 works fantastic. Tether, drocap2, rom manager, bootstrap, all loaded nicely and smoothly. Bring on the custom roms…

  • Alberto

    I keep getting at the very end,

    rooting failed: error 6 failed to give proper permission system files

    Please help…

  • Shamrockin

    For those that may be experiencing USB issues after the OTA Froyo update, check out this article. Would have saved me a lot of time/frustration if I had known about this:

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/205977/android_22_froyo_droid_xpc_driver_problem_a_quick_fix.html

  • RanballX

    I give up… I have tried for two days to get rooted with no luck. When dropping the files from DoRoot into the SDK tools file I either get stuck on checking for device or if I put the DoRoot files in their own folder inside tools then I get adb not recognized as internal or external blah blah over and over. I have all the drivers updated, tools updated, this updated and that updated. Tried this method countless times and yet no root. The only way to get usb debugging display is in charge only mode but that should work as others have had success with it. I have searched but have found no answers to what seems like a common problem with others trying to get this to work. Done trying until a better method comes along. Congrats to those that got this to work.

  • paulm235

    Getting adb connection will be reset. restart adb server on desktop and re-login.
    ld not kill pid 12403: No such process

  • Kulahpac

    So I try it with the DoRoot files copied into the tools folder and I keep getting stuck at the daemon prompt, then I try again with files in their own folder in the tools folder and it looks like its working… tells me about the unicorns…. says my phone has been successfully rooted. Then I restart it and I have no superuser permissions and none of the root apps on my phone will work, instead they say I dont have root. I tried rebooting, still nothing… i dont get it… Can anyone point me in the right direction?

  • J to the B

    Seriously guys… you rock. I have been trying for DAYS to root this droid X (on 2.2 official) and finally found this method at like 2am last night. I tried the ADB method, I tried the One-Click method… everything. I litterally have spent 30 hours on this and then this method got it done in litterally 5 mins. It took me longer to download the android SDK than it did to root the phone. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!

  • Noz17712

    Ok I give up for the I can't remember how many times i keep getting (ERROR 06 : Fail to give proper permissions system files.

  • hayjude99

    Um does this work on osx (yes fine n00b question)

  • Bobo

    Took some tinkering but it worked. Thanks ; )

  • Josejuan_602

    why do i keep getting this message???
    adb is not recognized as an internal or external command

  • Success! Have to be honest and say I'm not entirely sure what I did. It froze up several times during the doroot.bat part. Something about reset something but it never did. But I tried several times and finally it worked. I read a tip that the bluetooth should be turned on. Not sure if that's what helped. I'm on Vista 64, btw, so it does indeed work from a 64-bit platform.

  • Vickers

    So i went through the steps…twice and received the message on my computer that i was now rooted but when i install the Wireless Tether it says that im not rooted. whats up???

  • If your dx is not updating its drivers after upgrade to froyo turn of debugging and it will automagically download the drivers needed. You can turn on debugging mode after it is done installing.

  • Didnt work for me

  • Tygray6

    i'm also stuck on

    Checking for Devices….

  • Watchers1988

    i have a problem. i had my phone rooted for 2.1 and i cannot unroot it or root with 2.2. is there a way to get rid of it all.

  • Bigsike

    Found a video this may help I'm still trying tho… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5l3MDomDSc

  • Bigsike

    I wish some of the user who got this to work would give a little help to those in need…

    • quiklives

      Believe me, I would if I could, but A) I run Ubuntu so can't even relate to the Windows instructions, and B) I really have no idea what I did to make it work.

  • droid2<3

    im stuck on checking devices. what do i do

    ?!

  • gamboo

    PLEASE HELP! For some strange reason I keep getting adb is not recognized as a internal or external command. Any idea what I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance.

    • gamboo

      I tried the bellow and it worked like a charm! Das Root!

      Instruction for Windows:

      1. Extract and Update Android SDK package to your computer. The file comes in a zip file. Just open it up and drag and drop the android-sdk-windows folder to your C drive. Next, extract the files from the DORoot zip file to the tools folder of Android SDK. You should be moving 7 or 8 files into the tools folder.

      2. Install Motorola Drivers

      (Tip, to stop the launching of the Verizon/Motorola site, go to the MotoConnect icon in the bottom righ, right click, when phone connects, nothing.)

      3. Make sure you phone is in PC Mode with USB Debugging enabled

      PC Mode: Notification blind -> USB connection -> PC Mode

      USB Debugging: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging

      You need USB debugging icon showing in notifications. Try Charge Only if you can't get PC Mode to show USB debugging.

      4. Double-click and run doroot.bat

      5. Let it run.

      6. That's it, you are done.

      Many thanks to facelessuser for working his magic!

  • Big Red

    So I tried the whole rooting after downgrading from the leaked 2.2 back to 2.1 and now the current 2.2… having issues trying to root. Someone please help… I know im not the only one out there…

  • quiklives

    I followed the instructions for my computer (Linux) and although the last step didn't seem to work on my computer, my phone is definitely rooted. I just used Titanium backup to get rid of some of the bloatware.

    So I guess I'm thinking “Now what?” I feel less than confident about my capability in terms of not bricking my phone, but it's gone ok so far. I definitely want to learn more…

  • Bigsike

    Totally giving up until there is a easier way ugh!

  • Jnn457

    did every1 get the adb not recognized after each instal? ex:adb didnt recognize super user. then it says congrats u should be rooted but it did not work

    • Shavers

      i got the same thing. Dont know what the problem is

  • Olson-clan

    Do you know if this system makes a backup of your original setup so if you use the unroot function it will restore the phone to stock with 2.2? Thanks

  • Bigsike

    Simple stupid fix if you are having a problems loading the driver http://www.pcworld.com/article/205977/android_22_froyo_droid_xpc_driver_problem_a_quick_fix.html

  • Bigsike

    Simple stupid fix if you are having a problems loading the driver http://www.pcworld.com/article/205977/android_22_froyo_droid_xpc_driver_problem_a_quick_fix.html

  • Rain_king46

    This method took a few tries. It seems to hang at a few places. But eventually it did work. Now I am rocking my OTA 2.2 rooted, bootstrapped and Build.prop applied.

  • Rain_king46

    This method took a few tries. It seems to hang at a few places. But eventually it did work. Now I am rocking my OTA 2.2 rooted, bootstrapped and Build.prop applied.

  • droiddev

    So is there a method to unroot the phone if it is rooted with this method?

  • g8rzz187

    How do you know if the root was successful – by using apps that require root access? I've never seen the Superuser Request like the one pictured above, although the process said it was successful. Many thanks to everyone involved – even a noob like myself was able to follow along.

    • quiklives

      Yes, I checked by activating the Wireless Tether app, and it showed me the superuser request above.

  • Nycorduroy

    Still no luck. downloaded mlittle's new drivers and got as far as *daemon started successfully* when I ran the doroot. Stopped there. Tried again and stopped at searching for devices. Any help is much appreciated.

  • Did anyone else get a “could not kill pid ####: no such process” after the adb connection will be reset line?

  • Didn’t work for me.

  • Topdj

    root failed

  • Leorodri17

    I keep on getting an error saying that adb is not a recognized as an internal or external command. Then it says that it is rooted. When I try to run apps that need root, they do not work. example, barnacle, adfree, etc. any help?

    • Disturbed

      Same problem. I don't understand command prompt..lol

      • hayjude99

        Same problem… the usb debugging wont show u when its in pc mode and it will in just flash drive mode but I havent tried the charging more and back again yet…

    • gamboo

      Same problem here!

    • gamboo

      Maybe this will help. It finally worked for me.

      Instruction for Windows:

      1. Extract and Update Android SDK package to your computer. The file comes in a zip file. Just open it up and drag and drop the android-sdk-windows folder to your C drive. Next, extract the files from the DORoot zip file to the tools folder of Android SDK. You should be moving 7 or 8 files into the tools folder.

      2. Install Motorola Drivers

      (Tip, to stop the launching of the Verizon/Motorola site, go to the MotoConnect icon in the bottom righ, right click, when phone connects, nothing.)

      3. Make sure you phone is in PC Mode with USB Debugging enabled

      PC Mode: Notification blind -> USB connection -> PC Mode

      USB Debugging: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging

      You need USB debugging icon showing in notifications. Try Charge Only if you can't get PC Mode to show USB debugging.

      4. Double-click and run doroot.bat

      5. Let it run.

      6. That's it, you are done.

      Many thanks to facelessuser for working his magic!

  • ducks189in180

    Hey guys i been like several people trying to root for a few hours. I finally was able to do it by STARTING in pc mode and SWITCHING to Windows media sync (while using a windows OS) when the command prompt program displayed “checking for devices”. At one point it displayed super user permissions but when i tried using both root explorer and titanium backup i could not obtain permission, it gave me option to force close or report the problem. Keep trying i promise it worked for me, good luck fello X'ers!

  • Jdtran4

    I rooted with doroot 2.2 successfully but then my phone got all laggy and freezes up all the time now. Is there a way to unroot back to stock Froyo?

  • Dellbx

    DX with OTA 2.2 Worked for me!
    Thanks to all who contributed to this

  • Jjbass311

    I live in orlando fl will pay someone to root it for me $

    • Cxspears

      Deal, let me try it on my phone first and I'll let you know.

  • blu3bird

    Just rooted. I now force all my friends to call me, God Amongst Men. It has a good ring to it.

  • Mikecontreras1

    Does anyone know where i can get the Moto drivers for MAC OSX (Snow Leopard)?

  • Tygray6

    How long is this taking people to get past…

    adb connection will be reset. restart adb server on desktop and re-login.

    • BP

      thats what i was stuck on….to scared to brick my phone…no more attempts for me until something is ‘one click’ bam im rooted lol

  • Balticzar

    Finally…finally…finally did it. Must have taken about 10 attempts. First I thought it was the desktop (64bit) so I tried the laptop (32bit) but no dice. Finally got it done on the desktop and what I think (I stress think) the issue was, at least for me, is the damn stupid VZW Media Manager website popping up when the USB cable is connected.
    When I got to the ddms.bat step my phone was recognized so I moved on to the doroot.bat step. I noticed that somewhere along those lines as doroot.bat was doing its thing it somehow reset my USB connection and in that process it killed my connection with ddms.bat because the dumb Media Manager offer popped up and all of a sudden my phone was not recognized.
    Long story short, I killed the VZW Media Manager ASAP when it popped up and it went through. Hopefully I explained this clear enough cause I know a lot of people (including me) have been having issues with this.

  • I get Error 06: Failed To Root. Any suggestions?

    • ray949

      I got the same error, then I switched from PC Mode to Charge Only Mode and it went through fine.

  • Xargenius

    Thanks to mlittle for posting those drivers. I've been trying for hours to get this to work. A million thank you's!

  • Towelie420

    I don't mean to be a Debbie-Downer, I usually look at the bright side of life, but my Droid X 2.2 update has not been pleasant. The gallery is totally slow, no scratch that, totally broken (but looks nice!). It's lagging and force-closing launcher pro 🙁 And the browser has lagged at times too.
    Side note: While on stock 2.1, I rooted my phone using Universal androot, but then unrooted it (once again using universal androot) about 3 weeks ago. Yet the Superuser Permissions skull and cross-bone app is still visible in my apps. How do I get rid of that if I end up needing to take my phone in to Verizon?

  • Travmack

    I have tried all suggestions on this on my DX following all steps above and all suggestions in the comments below. Finally was able to get rooted manually by following these steps http://forum.androidcentral.com/motorola-x-roms-hacks/35990-how-root-your-droid-x-official-2-2-ota-2.html

    • I ended up having Verizon overnighting me a new DX after screwing it up with this Semi-1 touch process. Followed your lead & am now rooted. Nice post!

  • Miketoth73

    got it to reboot but cant install the superuser app

  • Miketoth73

    how long does it take for it to power off. the shutting down circle keeps going.

  • Why is it downloading the “DoRootForWindows.zip” at 57 BYTES/second. Anyone else have this problem? Tested my download speeds elsewhere and I was getting the usual 2MB a second.

    …?

  • market apps are missing (i.e. Skype, desktop visualizer) Didn't check if it was the 2.2 OTA or from rooting it after. Thank god I titanium backed up my apps.

  • natethegreat

    omggg im stuck on checking for devices. any help??

  • Jt_george4

    This worked like a champ for me. I was previously rooted on 2.1, updated and lost root. I followed the directions on this link. I did not roll back to stock before the OTA.

    USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!!!!!!! as they always say.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=8136153&postcount=2

    • Jt_george4

      Btw, I used the drivers that mlittle provided.

  • ConnorB

    Every time I try this it freezes on Superuser.apk. What do I do?

  • Ceewiz

    Phone bricked while doing this…luckily a factory reset fixed it eventually. Just a warning to all.. this is not a flawless process

  • David223

    i ran program w/o my droid connected and still said it was rooted?

    • Jeff

      Are you using vista64bit?

  • Is rooting actually worth it?
    I have never done it and I don't understand what the gains are?
    It seems like unrooted Android 2.2 phones can do about the same as rooted.
    Can someone please tell me the gains of rooting?

    Do you like technology? Do you like Android/Apple? Do you like phones?
    Check out my blog at http://www.phone-fritz.com/
    ~Your source for everything Android and Apple~
    Written by fans for fans!

    • Tk

      You have a phone blog and dont know if rooting is worth it? Whats wrong with you?

      • If you read the “about me” on the site.. you'll see that i'm doing this for a school project… wow…
        I want to write an article about rooting… jeeze…
        talk about a tough crowd…

    • Jeff

      I might believe your stupid question if you did not advertise you blog below your question

      • Wow, sorry, I thought you could?
        It's not a fake question… I was just wondering? I wanted to write an article on it…
        Jeeze, and i'm doing the blog for a school project… if you read the “about me” part on the site…. you'll see…. jeeze

        • Jeff

          Sorry, my bad.

  • ravenofdoom

    Not that I have any problem following following the instrucs (though one-click-root would be ideal), my main concern is in not having a viable UN-rooting option. How do we go about un-rooting if need be (i.e. phone breaks and we are to return under warranty).

    • Zorg

      I have seen several requests from posters wanting to un-root their phones, which appear to be semi-bricked (if you can call it that, technically it’s not bricked just unusable) and no responses as to whether it’s even possible. Additionally either most of the posters here are of sub-par intelligence or the rooting process explained by the OP is at best a 50-50 shot at coming out the other end with either (a) a phone that’s rooted at all and/or (b) with a phone that isn’t screwed up in some way after forcing a root 10 times in a row.

      I would need to see a little better success rate before I butchered a brand new phone risking the full pop replacement cost.

      I would suggest that the OP go back through this lengthy thread and take the changes that appeared to work and clean up the OP, because clearly it’s severely lacking.

      Sorry, but that is the naked truth.

  • Bigsike

    Holy crap we need a one click solution this is just not working! ugh!

  • Bjtashjian

    So I think I did this right… I followed the instructions (thanks for the new drivers) and the terminal told me that it worked. Then I rebooted my Droid X and saw no change… How do I KNOW that it worked? What will change immediately?

  • Bigsike

    Which mode are you guys using to get this done? PC,Mass storage Sync or Charge?

    • Jeff

      I have tried all three I am pretty sure the vista 64 bit is not allowing the process to work._ie vista 64 bit wil not communication between SDK packaged and droid x

  • locsta

    I have tried every combo and I cant get root. stock 2.2, extracted the files to the tools folder, clicked doroot, while in every mode listed, and I get access denied every time on the command prompt window and nothing happens, no root

  • notw53

    I followed all of the instructions and my phone is not rooted. Any suggestions?

    • dredaav

      yes, give up they one sucks!! easy root needs to hurry up and get it done!!

  • Balticzar

    Downloaded my correct driver and installed it. Doroot.bat said congrats and that I was rooted. I turned off the phone and turned it back on but still no root permissions. No drocap2 access, superuser app won't even open, wifitether not working. Anyone have any idea what's up? Thanks guys.

  • Jeff

    I can not get it to work on vista 64

  • DXuser

    I've spent the last 4 hours trying to get this to work – on PC and Mac and have not been successful. I'm an IT guy, so I'm pretty adept and this kind of stuff but even I am frustrated and the complexity and lack of documentation that goes with this process.

    At first I got stuck on the “checking for devices”. Once I downloaded the drivers that milttle suggested I got past that only to have it tell me that “root failed”.

    Could someone who has successfully done this make a how to video and post a link here? I'm sure many of us would be appreciative

  • Kingofhill21

    With Android 2.2 on my Droid X unrooted which is the best app killer task manager app that is free? Some help please?

    • m2u

      i use advanced task killer ?????? might not be the best but it works

      • Kingofhill21

        Ok I will try it. Do you use it with 2.2?

        • m2u

          yup..been using it all day 🙂

          • Kingofhill21

            Ok thanks so the checked ones are the ones it stops?

          • m2u

            you got it :)…i leave dr web for android ( antivirus program-free ) unchecked and application protection-free unchecked…thats it 🙂

          • Kingofhill21

            So dr web is an antivirus for our droid x's? gunna download it too which other ones you use lol

          • m2u

            yes…but from what ive read….unrooted phones dont need antivirus…i just use it as precaution….sorry reply took so long…still tryin to root mine 🙁

          • Kingofhill21

            Its ok. Thanks for your help I like the task manager works great.

  • Syco2020

    If your having problems simply turn your phone off and back on then attempt again. It worked great for me

    • Vinzky

      I am officially rooted. Took me a while but was all worth it. thanks a lot to kellex.

  • dredaav

    Ok so now I've been trying all day and I officially give up!! Droid Life let me know when easy root has an app for the official this one isn't getting it done for me!!

  • Ray949

    Does anyone know how to remove bloatware, if so does someone have a list of programs are safe to remove without damaging my phone?? Thanks everyone for all your help! BTW I was stuck at the daemon started prompt…. as soon as I updated the USB drivers with the link provided below all went through without a hickup!

    • m2u

      so this did work on your dx 2.2??? sorry…dont wanna brick this mofo 🙂

      • ray949

        Yes it worked fine on my DX 2.2

  • m2u

    ANYBODY HAVE SUCCESS WITH THIS ON DROID X 2.2 OFFICIAL UPDATE ( OTA ) ????????????

  • Vinzky

    i need some big time help..i had universalandroid b4 updated to froyo 2.2 this morning. root was unavailable after update and tried to follow the instructions here but i always get the message when i run doroot.bat -adb is not recognized as internal or extenal operable program or batch but in the end it says congratulations you should now be rooted and no errors. i am not rooted at all…can s1 pls help

  • m2u

    ANYBODY HAVE SUCCESS WITH THIS ON DROID X 2.2 OFFICIAL UPDATE ( OTA ) ????????????

  • Mecevans

    says rooted sucessful, no errors. i reboot and i have no SU icon????

  • Noob

    Noob comment… how can I tell if it's rooted?

    • m2u

      u will have superuser permission to do whatever you want

      • Noob

        how do I know I have superuser permission? sorry.. I did the update.. it says it was successful, but everything on the phone is behaving the same as beforee.

        • m2u

          there should be an icon under your main menu i think…im kinda noob on all this but im trying to educate myself to get it to work!!!!

  • dredaav

    I couldn't get it to work after 5 tries so I'm done screw it!! I need a one click root like easy root…

    • m2u

      are you trying on 2.2 official update?

      • dredaav

        yeah this crap isn't working for me!

      • m2u

        crap!! easy root needs to hurry up and get 2.2 figured out!!!!!! lol

  • m2u

    will this work on droid x with official 2.2 update that came out today?

  • Syuonugn

    What are you able to do with a rooted droid x?

    • dredaav

      over clock, delete some of those bloat ware apps, and some other crap but those are the most important…

  • 11knives

    Easy root shows my dx as still rooted as it was before ota update, but now my barnacle teathering wont work. Am I still root or do I need to go though this process? Please help!

  • Anthony

    Anyone having problems with Bootstrap loader on the official 2.2. I cant get my X to boot into recovery using bootstrap loader or ROM Manager

  • Blackdrag

    Unfortunately, this did not work for me.

  • JBirm21

    I can't get passed the “checking for devices” – although I have everything else set up as instructed.

    • Amamendola

      did you reboot your computer after the sdk updates. Try that

  • Bigsike

    Drivers won't even install tried 3 different systems just gets stuck at 75%

  • mlittle

    Also for those of you who dont have the USB drivers installed… Use this one…

    http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip

    • Anonymous

      Also, for some reason, the method described in the post and on the XDA forums did not push the superuser.apk file to my phone and it appeared that the rooting did not work. Make sure you either download superuser from the market or copy it to your sd card and install it manually. After you install it everything will work fine. I tested the rooting with several apps – Wireless Tether, Root Explorer and Mybackup Pro and confirmed that my phone had been rooted properly.

      • Edel

        I’ve followed the directions to the letter but after downloading superuser, it’s telling me there’s an update available. it’s not letting me update but it’s telling me that the file is on my SD card. It tells me to reboot in recovery mode to install it. I rebooted in recovery but can’t figure out how to proceed from there.

        • snikda

          Im having the same problem as Edel

    • Interground

      For those of us stuck at the daemon prompt, these different drivers were the key! After I installed them, the root worked! Get them!

      • mlittle

        Yeah. I guess I should have mentioned that the drivers listed above don't

        appear to work with the DX. Use the ones that I provided in my origional

        post.

        —–Original message—–

        • Interground

          Just so we’re clear, mlittle…the ones that you posted later in the day are the drivers that worked for me:
          http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip

          Thank you!

          • Anonymous

            Yes and those are the only one’s that worked for me.

          • gawain23

            Huzzah! The drivers saved my ass. Thanks mlittle!

          • Ryeshawnp

            Well I have tried this process over and over and over again it did nothing I see no changes it shows it the same apps no super user apk. or nothg but it say I have been sucessfuly rooted but nothing has changed I m starting to get pissed I have done it in pcmode with usb debugging on no changes what so ever help plz.

          • Ryeshawnp

            Well I have tried this process over and over and over again it did nothing I see no changes it shows it the same apps no super user apk. or nothg but it say I have been sucessfuly rooted but nothing has changed I m starting to get pissed I have done it in pcmode with usb debugging on no changes what so ever help plz.

          • Ryeshawnp

            Well I have tried this process over and over and over again it did nothing I see no changes it shows it the same apps no super user apk. or nothg but it say I have been sucessfuly rooted but nothing has changed I m starting to get pissed I have done it in pcmode with usb debugging on no changes what so ever help plz.

          • Anonymous

            Yes. Those are the only one’s that I could get to work.

    • Bsdmom44

      Ok, followed the instructions, used the 4.7.1 drivers, downloaded SuperUser and still have no clue as to whether it worked or not. How will I know if it worked?

    • Kchau8888

      Just want say thanks.

    • Nostromo

      That was the missing key for me. Thank you this post was over the top helpful.

      • Anonymous

        I am glad I could help. I had found out the hard way. Enjoy.

  • mlittle

    Worked like a champ. Now my Wireless Tether is working again.

  • Went through the process, said I was rooted. Re-booted phone & none of the apps that need root access will run. Busybox even says I am rooted but will not run………….

    • mlittle

      Did you install superuser.apk? I had the same problem until I installed this.

  • J00fek

    seems not to work with my dx, says its rooted but i get no notification that it is

    • mlittle

      try installing superuser.apk. It's in the market.

  • Ray949

    I keep getting stuck at daemon starting successfully…

    • Me too. Any solution?

    • Javiggan

      Same – “stuck at daemon starting successfully”

  • alken2626

    can i use terminal emualter to reroot if so what are the cd keys

  • Jeroberts467

    is there an “easy root” or some other one-click root for the droid 2 that will work?

    • Mrpicolas

      No

  • User9001

    Would anyone care to provide a list of apps that are ok to freeze using titanim backup with 2.2 rooted on DX.

    Any help is greatly appreciated… Thanks

    • Myforums

      •Amazon Mp3
      •City ID
      •Skype
      •MyVerizon
      •CarDock
      •Kindle
      •Blockbuster
      •NFS
      •Mobile Hotspot
      •Verizon Visual Voicemail (if you remove this it WILL disable the Voicemail button on your dialer)
      •HelpCenter

  • Toastid

    Whew!.. went from 2.2 leak unrooted to original 2.1 to 2.2 OTA then rooted with this! What a glorious day!
    Thanks droid-life for all the info!!!

    • Jcbravez

      How is this accomplished? Do you have to root the 2.2 leak then downgrade to 2.1 and then get the OTA?

    • Amamendola

      Same here!!! any problems with booting into recovery on OTA 2.2

  • burpootus

    Modders beware, up until this point we've had the 2.1 SBF to fall back on. Once you load the OTA 2.2, you will brick if you try to load the 2.1 SBF. There is currently no 2.2 SBF out in the wild.

    • Kingsfan3344

      Yes, thanks. I will be waiting for a 2,2 SBF before I attempt this….

    • Bdaugherty78

      What are the risk involved. can I just not un-root my phone?

  • Sweet, got it done! I was having problems earlier and my issue was that I copied the DoRoot files to their own file folder within the Tools folder (ie: ../tools/DoRootForWindows). Once I actually copied the files within the DoRoot folder INTO the Tools folder, all was well. Sweet!

    • Ricky Sanchez

      Thanks Javier, I had the same problem and i did exactly what you said and it finally worked!

    • Stargazin

      This was the key to success! Thanks for this post.

  • Dbond306

    I can't seem to get it to work. I ran the bat file and it begins to go through the command prompts and it tells me that adb is not a recognized command. Any ideas??

    • Joshoffutt

      take the files out of the folder and put the individual files in the tools folder

    • mphunter995

      i have the same problem 🙁

  • KleenDroid

    In the future I would like to see the titles of threads to include both the X and the D2 if whatever is being discussed works for both. I have not seen many articles relating to the D2 and would like to see it included more.

    I have not yet rooted my D2 but I plan to. I wonder now that the X has been upgraded as the 2 has been for some time I wonder if modifications will work the same on both.

  • turd

    ok i did this and i went through all the steps. the prompt said i am rooted with no errors. i restarted my phone and i am not rooted. any help

  • Says doesn't recognize adb or something like that. Is there an ADB Driver that needs to be installed?

    • Mata

      Im having the same issue. First time rooting and not sure why Im missing that driver, back to the Droid-Life hotpages…

  • dredaav

    ok this just isn't working for me!!

    • do you have your phone connection mode in PC Mode or Charge Only, cause you should see USB Debugging in notification for it work

      • dredaav

        charge only is the only way I see the debugging and its still not working…

  • Yea im gonna wait for an easyroot one click… im to nervous to go threw all that. But if it doesn't come out by the weekend ill try to root this way

  • Rooted with no problems at all….just hangs a bit at the “adb needs to restart”….but all good with patience!

    • Joshoffutt

      that’s what mine is doing everytime. So it took awhile and finally went through for you? About how long did it take?

  • has anybody updated the Superuser app after rooting this way. The Superuser app installed with this is 2.0. I know you can update from the market, but it wouldn't let me.

    I may have to flash clockworkmod and install the zip

  • quiklives

    I live in a Windows-free household. Looks like I'll be waiting for something like EasyRoot again.

  • Kchau8888

    do I need to unroot before the update? I'm new to this, rooted just couple of days ago when I got my dx, any help will be appreciated.thanks

    • from what i've read is that people lost root, BUT if you have Clockworkmod Recovery you will have to SBF back to 2.1. Clockworkmod messes the update up

  • ChaChi

    I tried both the .bat and manual steps on my Droid X and it fails each time. Droid X Android Version 2.2 Offical Release.

    With .bat
    “Root failed. Do you want to try to run the exploit again (y/n)?”

    With manual steps
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    mount: Operation not permitted
    $ su
    su
    Permission denied
    $

    Is this not for the official release?

    • ChaChi

      Actually got it to work, went to XDA Forums and there was a step in there that you didn't have the command “adb kill-server” when did everything with that stepped it worked.

  • Dewar

    Does this work for Droid 2 or just Droid X?

  • i'm continuing to get Root failed when the adb connection resets. 🙁 anybody else having that issue?

    • ok nevermind….. after 7 tries it finally rooted! lol

      • Anonymous

        how did you get it to work with that issue?

    • Liv4muddin

      What i had to do was to delete my task killer app that did the auto kill and after the rooted both mine and my wife’s DX. Damn I love this

  • Amdweck

    Do u need a custom rom for wifi tether app to work or over clocking?

  • I kept getting the message “Check for update was not available at this time”. Read on another thread to uncheck the “Sync over WiFi Only” option in Settings > Data Manager > Data Delivery > Social Applications.

    This must be a bug as I had checked the updates while only on a WiFi connection.

  • Wrd8

    A few problems, but it works. Thanks

  • Mj2332166

    How can I tell if I did it right? I did what the instructions said but it looks like nothing happened

    • dredaav

      try to download a rom manager app and if your able to use it then your rooted! or even an over clocking app

      • Mj2332166

        Yeah, It didn't work… I followed the directions perfectly. I will try it again.

  • dredaav

    Man this process takes forever!!

  • NorCalGuy

    I am sure a true one click method is only hours away, it seems like when ever these rooting methods go from all the abd commands to a semi on click to the straight one click reboot and rooted. So now that everyone is on froyo when r we going to get leaked gingerbread??? Haha

  • WhereIsTony

    Finally! I waited all moning.

  • SC

    You can delete bloatware if you root, right?

  • Scallopshoes

    If we have root on 2.1 with all of the bloatware installed, is there a way to keep root after upgrading to 2.2?

    • You will lose root upon upgrading to 2.2. Just put back all of the bloatware, reboot, unroot, reboot, and then update to 2.2. Then simply use this to root. Rename all of the bloatware and you are back in business.

  • r0landct

    Well it said successful but no sup access. Time to try again.

    • r0landct

      I tried again and got stuck at the redeye, then I cleared the system cache and all is working now.

  • ELEVENTH!!!! lol

  • Wjccia

    What will I be able to do with this root on my 2.2?

  • Kirk

    I will be doing this in my lifetime.

  • Kevind

    Now that 2.2 is installed I'm interested in getting back into rooting and custom ROMs. Is it still true that there are no custom ROMs available? I've been trying to keep up with the news.

    If no custom ROMs, what are the benefits of rooting? I know I could probably run titanium but are there any other advantages?

    • tjpeco

      No true custom ROMs but you can remove all the bloody bloatware.

  • Portertm

    Will it work with the leaked 2.2?

  • Mr. Joshua

    Looks like it might finally be time for my original DROID to take a little swim…

  • Maizekid

    The question is should I sbf so I can update to the official 2.2. Running leaked version

    • Mrpicolas

      No not if you want to be able to sbf in case you run into trouble

  • Maizekid

    Sweet

  • Mrpicolas

    First! !!

    • <3 lol

      • Mrpicolas

        Haha lol had to get at least one today