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How to: Root the DROID X or DROID 2 Using z4root 1.3.0

If you have installed the 2.3.340 system update for the Droid X or 2.3.320 for the Droid 2 and are hating life without root access, don’t worry!  Z4root still works!  It has been pulled from the market again, but all is well as we have version 1.3.0 for you to download below.

Download:  z4root1.3.0.apk

To root, simply download the apk from above.  When it finishes, tap “Install” to install it.  Open it and click “Permanent Root” to root your phone.  Enjoy!

  • RandomGuy

    Megaupload is gone, remove that link . . .

  • DM

    Doesn’t work on 2.3.5 Froyo on Samsung Fascinate

  • sdfas

    yeah this thing sucks and will not work on Droid 2 Global, runs the software it doesnt reboot or anything, doesn’t install complete waste

  • Josephstefano

    I have a brand new X2, it is showing a system version of 1.3.380 and an android Ver 2.3.4. I downloaded the above and installed it, hit Permenant Root and it seemed to install but didn’t. Any ideas?

  • CLewis

    Will it root the original Droid?

  • This has been running for about 30 minutes on my phone, and the phone is now just locked up.  The spinning icon has stopped spinning. The clock stopped about 5 minutes ago.  No physical buttons have any effect.
    I’m considering yanking the battery.

  • Tward14

    2.3.4 is not rootable have tried everything here and elsewhere and it still fails to root my phone, they all just hang at running root scripts type of message

  • Ronisadewa

    I’m using ZTE v852 aka Dreamer.. when trying to rooted my phone, it’s rebbot.. but the phone still remain unroot?? I also have tried using universal androot but still cannot root my android?? any sugestion please??

  • Hotwheelsman

    It keeps foreclosing on me wont work.

  • C Biggins91

    you are gay an so are your programs im tired of the shit nothing will root my droid x2

  • Katiektkt

    This didn’t work. “Parse error- There is a problem parsing the package”

  • Taylor4338
  • Kuhlguy6

    is there any major problems when rooting rooting a droid x  and is this really going to make my phone better

  • Kuhlguy6

    will rooting my x cause me any major problems

  • Soraah

    It doesn’t work with Samsung Galaxy Ace GT-S5830; Why?

  • Strohr3

    please can someone answer and even if you can email me at [email protected] ok i had rooted my phone before and i accidentaly did the android 2.3.3 update for the droid 2 and when i went to do some stuff my root went away and when i tried to re root my phone it wouldnt work and i got the new z4root and everytime i click permant root it will go to aquiting root sub shell then glank out and go to my application page anyone help?

  • Btwatty

    Funny my avast says that the apk is a trojan horse.

  • Pjordan29

    For those of you on a stock Droid X running 2.3.3 4.5.602 use this: 
    h * * p://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?3759-CONFIRMED-ROOT-in-one-click-on-(official)-fully-stock-.602-with-13p

  • Kimberly

    my phone tells me when i try to load the z4root on my android that “my device seems to use an unsupported cpu? ” then it just closes out…how do i fix that?

  • Wheel0513

    Cant get it to work on my droid x. The app just shuts down during “acquiring shell”

    • Dosesof5150

      Are you running Froyo or GB?

  • Tigger21

    When I click on “Root Me” it says Root failed because couldn’t find device.  Everything is connected & I have installed the drivers.

  • Danny

    Does this not work for gingerbread (seriously)

  • Riko

    Do anyone know how to install z4root to a dell streak. Any help will be great. Thank you.

  • Juanitasthoughts

    HELP!!!!!I have tried everything I’m almost to the point of throwing my phone I’m
    running 2.3.3 and every time i try to run z4 it shows it working and
    once it gets to the acquiring the root shell it force closes
    and freezes my phone if anybody can tell me how to fix this problem id
    really appreciate it.  Thanks in Advance!!

  • Benvanoy

    Application runs, then goes back to the home screen. Unable to run the application again with rebooting

    • Benvanoy

      without rebooting

    • igolf

      same problem did you ever get resolved?

  • Brownut

    I know this might sound retarded, but how do I open this file to root my phone?

  • Bradade

    i have tried everything im almost to the point of throwing my phone im running 2.3.3 and every time i try to run z4 it shows it working and once it gets to the acquiring the root shell it force closes and freezes my phone if anybody can tell me how to fix this problem id really appreciate it.

    • Juanitasthoughts

       I had the same problem!!! Did you get it figured out if so could you help me? 

      • Sethshive

        seee thats whats happening to my phone it just force closes it its sapose to rebot after its done thats what the verizon guy said. but it nevers someone help plz.

  • Enlightened9909

    ok so i have the droid x i used z4 to root my phone before 2.3 gingerbread ota update came out….when i heard it was finally released i unrooted and updated and when i tried to root it again it did the spinning wheel then exited and i tried opening z4 again an it fc on me…the other day i tried an let the damn thing spin its wheel all night and still nothing. i’ve tried rebooting and doing it and still nothing. can someone help me i thought this thing was supposed to be easy haha

  • hbsurfer

    why doesn’t this work on the incredible?
    i just got the dinc2 and need to know if it works on it!

  • Jesterfax

    I am getting a virus warning on Z4root1.3.0.apk   microsoft Security Essentials

    Security Essentials encountered the following error: Error code 0x8007000d. The data is invalid.
    Category: Exploit
    Description: This program is dangerous and exploits the computer on which it is run.
    Recommended action: Remove this software immediately.
    Security Essentials detected programs that may compromise your privacy or damage your computer. You can still access the files that these programs use without removing them (not recommended). To access these files, select the Allow action and click Apply actions. If this option is not available, log on as administrator or ask the security administrator for help.
    Items: containerfile:C:Documents and SettingsGeneral UserDesktopphone6-7-2011z4root.1.3.0.apkfile:C:Documents and SettingsGeneral UserDesktopphone6-7-2011z4root.1.3.0.apk->res/raw/rageagainstthecagewebfile:c:Documents and SettingsAll UsersApplication DataMicrosoftMicrosoft AntimalwareLocalCopy{5D1A993A-E570-47A5-8F90-B04A495EA221}-z4root.1.3.0.apk|http://www351.megaupload.com/files/bf6694b5f5ed23f58b9a7dcae8a5448c/z4root.1.3.0.apkwebfile:C:Documents and SettingsGeneral UserDesktopphone6-7-2011z4root.1.3.0.apk|http://www351.megaupload.com/files/bf6694b5f5ed23f58b9a7dcae8a5448c/z4root.1.3.0.apk

  • John S

    worked great on DROID X 2.2 but freezes and crashes on 2.3

  • Richard Bowen

    Cant get it to work….. it runs for a while then just quits, when you try to run it again it then force closes on droid x 2.3 update

    • Bparka12

      i have the same issue… wtf

      • guest

        Acquiring ROOT SHELL then craches. running replaced X out of box with 2.3.3. you figure out a fix?

  • Caboos318

    No worked for me, says there is problem with the parse or something *sad face* any help would be nice @thanks.

  • Worked like a champ.

    • Lungy3

      what does rooting do for the phone?

  • Dannyabbott1

    does this work on the droid x2