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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!

  • Dannyabbott1

    does this work on the droid x2

  • immac.omnia

    Hello. Please forgive my ignorance, but after ny DROID X has been rooted, should I choose to, is it possible to restore it to its formor 2.2 state I.e. like “out of the box?” Please advise. Sent from my DOID X.

    • immac.omnia

      lol wow still getting used to my touchscreen. DOID X, indeed hana. Also my* instead of ny.

    • immac.omnia

      lol wow still getting used to my touchscreen. DOID X, indeed hana. Also my* instead of ny.

  • Raymond Lamothe

    I followed your instructions to the tee but for some reason my iPhone still isn’t rooted.

    • David Tee

       Z4root is for android phones only. not iPhone for iPhone u need a jailbreak program

      • http://twitter.com/Shawnzulma Shawn Hall

        why did you even respond to Raymonds post? 

  • Anonymous

    I would love this phone so much if it had better specs. That keyboard is a thing of beauty. It reminds me of my old Touch Pro 2.

  • Amtrainz

    can it be unrooted tho?

  • MarkB

    Hi I just used z4root on my Droid X and it stalled out at first. After removing the battery to shut it down and then restarting it I was able to run z4root and it did root my Droid X.
    I also tried this on a Chinese Apad called a Flytouch III that is running Froyo 2.2. However, I cannot get z4root to work since I cannot find the USB debugging on this Apad. Is there someway to get it to come up with the USB debugging?
    Also, is there a way to enable connection to my from my Apad through Wifi to my Droid X without paying the irritating fee from Verizon?

  • SamuraiBatgirl

    What exactly does this rooting do? >.>

  • Ddiogo911

    I’m trying to place Z4root on my Droid X and I get a parsing error.

  • Maddogjb

    Tryed to download from your link 2 times and kept getting a Phase error. Downloaded z4root from a different site and installed it. Did not work with temporary root or with permenent root. Would love to use wireless tether but have to root my droidx first.I have the same system 2.3.340 as above but different Kernel ver. 2.6.32.9-g5562e1. I am totally new to phone software but am tired of verizon disableing to make a dollar, please help!
    e-mail address (maddog07@windstream.net) thanks in advance….

    • Chuck

      did you ever get help i’m having the same problem!?

  • Jpv90

    doesn’t work on my d2g

  • Radams615

    Parsing error here also. Anyone got any ideas?

    • bacontrees

      I got that error when I was opening the “.” version of the file. So in my case, I was attempting to open .z4root1.3.0.apk instead of z4root1.3.0.apk. Mac and linux use . files and most likely put a . version on your SD card like mine did.

  • AMS05189

    ROOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOTED 2.2.1 on 2.3.340 Firmware

  • Welldigger4u

    doesnt work lol did on 2.2. but not on 2.3.3 i was rooted fine before flashing the new update..

  • Cheddarino

    I can’t even put the file on my phone or anything. Been trying root programs for almost a month. Can anyone help?

  • Beark65

    Did anyone do anything specific to get past the “problem parsing the package error? Tx

  • ks

    I hate to sound stupid, my antivirus says z4root1.3.0.apk is a threat to my system. Do I dare?? I really would like my Droid X to be able to do at least as much, if not more than my Windows Mobile (HTC HD2) phone did!

    • surelyujest

      A lot of antivirus programs treat (harmless) hacking programs exactly the same as if they were viruses. It’s their way of staying on the good side of the bigger (re: richer, potential customer) companies.

  • qbjames12

    Rooted my DX about an hour ago. To anyone having a problem, let the app finish. It took it awhile, but worked just fine.

  • Anonymous

    I am using File Expert and it goes through the uninstall process, Amazon MP3 for example, but the program is still there when its done! Any ideas?

  • Pianocub

    Worked perfectly. I had been trying to use all the other stuff out there and it kept hanging. Installed using the SKD Manager directly to the phone then ran the app. Took only a second and was rooted!

  • Wiskan Iseult

    Love this app for the droid x. rooted my wii :-)

  • Csanchez62

    Just sits at “running exploit to gain root access” and never does anything else… wouldn’t work on my Dodge truck either.

  • Ngildred

    I’m trying to place Z4root on my Droid X and I get a parsing error.

    • Dunnix

      Me too any ideas?

  • Anonymous

    Alright, I know this is stupid, but from a completely unmodfied droid x, do I just download that .apk and go from there? I know nothing about rooting and was going to wait for the thunderbolt to start into the world of roots phones but now with my Xoom I’d really like to figure it out. Any advice (treat me like I’m 5 and know nothing) would be great! Thanks!

    • http://twitter.com/JBod Justin

      Short answer? Yes… that’s it. Long answer is…well, actually the same. Click root permanently, and you’re good to go. Do a goog search for XDroidRom. He has some great walkthrus for rooting the X, Flashing Roms, etc… Follow his directions and you’re set.

  • Jhgfjh

    worked flawlessly droid x. thanks

  • Pastorman

    I have DX running 2.2.1. When I try to run Z4Root off my Sd card, located in the download folder, nothing happens. If I look at the details, I get Could not open /mnt/sdcard/download/._z4root.1.3.0.spk as APK file.

    Any ideas>

  • Pastorman

    I have DX running 2.2.1. When I try to run Z4Root off my Sd card, located in the download folder, nothing happens. If I look at the details, I get Could not open /mnt/sdcard/download/._z4root.1.3.0.spk as APK file.

    Any ideas>

  • Truckinnines

    Cash money…

  • Wanb1i

    z4root dosen’t work on my Droid x 2.3.340. I REALLY wish it did. I have spent several hours over several days trying, oh so hard to root my X, nothing works. I have SU, but Titanium won’t run, nor will WiFi Tether. Any help would be deeply appreciated!

    Wanbli

  • Hdokes

    Just upgraded to 2.3.340 and lost root. Downloded z4 and wemt to do permanent root and it locks droid x every time. Requires battery pull to get it working again.

    Anyone else experiencing this?

    I miss my root.

  • Snivel

    It did root my Droid x with 2.2.1, however Wireless Tether doesnt work anymore. It looks like it should and the only error I get is about the kernel not allowing access control to be enabled. Never had that problem pre-2.2.1.

    • Crysis215

      Im having the same problem not allowing access control

  • JAStark87

    This method isn’t working on my Droid X. It just hangs there on the screen and never reboots just shows a circle motion on it i let it sit for 15mins and just kept doing it. Does it take awhile or is it suppose to got pretty fast?

  • Chevayo

    Everytime I try to download the z4.apk my Kaspersky keeps locking the web page out due to trojans, is there another website that I can get z4 from?

  • Chevayo

    Everytime I try to download the z4.apk my Kaspersky keeps locking the web page out due to trojans, is there another website that I can get z4 from?

  • Andee

    How can I uninstall the z4root if its not in the market anymore

  • Delwyn77

    How do I reroot the OG droid after the last update?

  • Jabrone

    updated to 2.3.340 had root before, lost root z4root 1.3 worked fine, took about 30 sec.

  • AJK617

    WORKED PERFECTLY !!!! 2.2.1 , 2.3.34 USE THE PERMANENT OPTION , NOT THE TEMPORARY IT DIDNT WORK FOR ME

  • Norcalpg

    Unfortunately, I did not unroot prior to updating the system. Z4root does not seem to be able to root with the Superuser app stuck on the phone. It will give you the option of unrooting however that doesn’t work either. Anyone have any suggestions?

  • DroidX Stew

    Works Amazing!!! :)

    Droid X user
    2.3.340
    2.2.1

  • DroidX Stew

    Works Amazing!!! :)

    Droid X user
    2.3.340
    2.2.1

  • MaPMaKaR

    Wow thatnks. I was able to root my first froyo Droid X just fine. It didn’t have the update but when I got a FRU DroidX phone from Verizon and did the 2.3.340 update then I tried every method out there to root it but IT WOULD NOT ROOT. The exploid failed every time! I tried and tried and almost gave up but then I finally got Z4root installed and it worked the fist try in seconds flat! I will be sending a donation. Good work z4developers!

  • charlie

    Whenever I run the z4root it seems to get stuck on phase one. I let it run for about 20 min and nothing happened. Probably user error but any ideas?

  • Shadydave10

    will this root droid 2?

  • Iammebane

    is this rooting method still available…. i did not realize that after i updated it wiped root access.. i just tried it and it says there is a problem parsing the package… any help on this???

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001045389560 Adam Montas

    Does this work for original droid FRF83 2.2.1 os ?

  • BeK

    It did not work on my Droid X. I am running 2.3.340 as well.

  • R1ridertampa

    did this on my updated phone today, worked great, just be patient with it

  • Jeffrey

    I can root with z4root it says an error occurres and su wass not updated it. a zip file (su-2.3.1-bin-signed.zip) has been placed on your sdcard, please reboot into recovery mode and flash it to update your su binary. How can i do that?

  • Rayhofer

    Getting a Parsing Error on my X ??

  • localrez

    I installed it fine, and then hit temporary root and now the Z4Mod window just sits there with the circle running, 3-4 minutes now. Do you have to hit permanently?

    • localrez

      Ok rebooted the phone and then tried again and all is working now. Thanks