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How to: Get Rooted Gingerbread on DROID 2

As many of you know by now, Gingerbread for the DROID 2 and X was released over the weekend giving all of us a taste of Android 2.3.3 and the new blue Blur from Motorola, only there was one thing missing.  Root access.  Well, that problem has now been fixed by our friends over at My Droid World, and we’ve got full instructions for you after the break if you jumped on GB early.  Yep, we walk you through every single step including flashing an SBF file which is something you won’t find anywhere else.  

In these instructions, you are essentially reverting back down to Blur build 2.3.20 and then re-upgrading to rooted Gingerbread.  The process looks intense, but again, we outlined every step to help you get there.

Instructions for DROID2:

*WARNING* – You will lose everything on your phone by following the process.  This wipes it all people.

*WARNING 2* – This is NOT for the DROID X. Those instructions are here.

*Note* – If you didn’t jump the gun and flash the non-rooted version and are still running something like say, Liberty ROM, all you have to do is flash the .zip file below just as you would any other ROM.

Download:  Monster_2.3.2_4.5.153_updater_Rooted.zip

*Note Again* – If you have not already upgraded to Gingerbread, simply download the .zip file, flash it like you normally would a ROM, and ignore this entire process.

1.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
2.  Download the 2.3.20 SBF file for the DX. [Here]
3.  Download,  install and open RSD lite 4.8. [Here]
4.  Plug your phone into your Windows PC and turn your phone off.
5.  Boot into the bootloader by holding Power + Up Arrow.
6.  Your computer will likely install new drivers at this point.
7.  Once RSD lite recognizes your phone, hit the “…” box and choose the 2.3.20 SBF file.
8.  Click “Start.”
9.  When it finishes and gets to 100%, power your phone off.
10.  Boot into recovery by holding Home + X.
11.  When the triangle appears, hit both Volume Up and Down at the same time.
12.  Navigate down to wipe data/factory reset, select it with camera, say “yes.”
13.  When it finishes, reboot your phone.
14.  Download z4root 1.3.0 and root your phone.
15.  Download D2 Bootstrap and bootstrap your recovery.
16.  Reboot into recovery.
17.  Choose “install zip from sd card”, “choose”, then the Monster_2.3.2_Rooted.zip.
18.  Your phone will now install Gingerbread with root.
19.  When you reboot, your phone will appear to bootloop.  Let it.
20.  If it does it for say, 5 minutes, just pull your battery and reboot.
21.  To Boostrap after installing Gingerbread, you’ll need to use the D2 Bootstrapper.
22.  Enjoy!

Full support can be found at My Droid World.

  • a d2 user

    this needs updated links. megaupload hasn’t worked for a while now.

  • Anonymous

    this method must be very useful for those who has a droid 2.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks for your step by step tips!

  • Anonymous

    when doing this, we should be more careful…..

    or it may do harm to our machine

  • Danb18c

    BY THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! #11. When the triangle appears,( Press Search on the keyboard, not the screen, on the keyboard (magnifying glass). its NOT I REPEAT (NOT) both Volume Up and Down at the same time. then Use Volume buttons to select the Wipe data factory reset option. Use the Camera key to confirm it spent an hr trying to figure out why hitting both the volume keys wernt doing the job
    this post helped alot tho thanks!!! FYI im a Nube. lol

  • Misshc2012

    when you’re saying it wipes it all , what do you mean ?

  • dead link

  • Mark

    link doesn’t work for Monster_2.3.2_4.5.153_updater_Rooted.zip?

  • Verizon now provides an over-the-air update to Gingerbread for the Droid2 but this wouldn’t install on my rooted Droid2 (nor on my wife’s which was also rooted). I tried many tutorials including the above but I couldn’t find a good guide that actually worked. Here’s how I did it.

    Note: you may want to make a backup in case something goes wrong (I recommend Titanium Backup). I will not responsible if something goes wrong.

    1. Download the 2.3.20 SBF file from the link above. Note, this is Froyo.
    2. Download RSD Lite (the latest is 4.9 and it doesn’t need an INI patch but you may have to select “Config->DeviceId->First Come First Serve)
    3. Connect the phone to the PC first, then switch it off (if you connect it while it’s off, it will turn itself back on)
    4. While you hold the Cursor Up button on the slide-out keyboard (the triangle that’s closest to the Enter key), turn the phone on. This gets you into boot loader mode. You should see “BootLoader D2.37, Battery OK, OK to Program, Data mode USB”. This is the only special boot-up mode for me, booting with volume-up gave an error in RSD Lite.
    5. Using the “…” button in RSD Lite, select the SBF file you downloaded in step 1. If the SBF file was in a ZIP file, you have to unzip the ZIP file first.
    6. Click the Start button in RSD Lite. The message on the phone screen changes to something like “Upgrade in progress” and you’ll see RSD Lite go through several steps. If something goes wrong, the phone won’t start up but you can start over from step 3.
    7. RSD Lite will reboot the phone and will then tell you you have to manually power on the phone. I think this is a mistake: I think it means power OFF the phone. On one of my phones, RSD Lite said it was finished after I powered the phone off, on the other one RSD got stuck on that message and gave me a big “don’t do this” when I closed the program, but the phone worked fine afterwards.
    8. Your phone will now boot the stock Froyo distro but you should still have all your programs and settings. You will also see the Roaming logo (blue triangle), call *22899 (*ACT99) to re-activate the phone.
    9. Tap the Menu button, then Settings, then About Phone (at the bottom). Then tap System Updates. It will tell you there’s an update and it will ask if you want to download it. Tell it to go ahead. Once the (106MB) download is complete, tell it to install it. It will reboot and update the OS, and this time it should succeed where previously it would fail. The phone will reboot once again, this time with a red Motorola logo: that means you got Gingerbread.
    10. Google for Motorola One Click Root for Droid 2 and root your phone again.

    Z4Root from the instructions above didn’t work for me: it keeps looping while it’s trying to trigger the exploit on which it’s based but evidently that exploit has been fixed because it eventually just locked up my phone.

    There’s no need to do any recovery or anything and you don’t need the “monster” zip file above. You don’t even need to remove your battery or your SD card. And you don’t need the D2 bootstrapper.

    Thanks to all the people who provided information here and elsewhere!

    ===Jac

  • i went through this process and rebooted my phone. it boots to a white screen, the notification bar is GB, but all i can do is pull down the bar.. please help!!!

    • I had this issue and I started over and made sure I wiped my phone before putting ginger bread on. 

  • Rosie Newsome

    I followed all of the instructions (had to of missed something) cuz now my phone wants to activate but I get a warning saying the number has been change, disconnected or no longer in service. Please help, I have a Droid2

  • Rosie Newsome

    I followed the instructions but did something wrong cuz my phone is back to the welcome to Droid screen. When I hit activate it says the number has been change,disconnected or is no longer in service. Please Help, I have a Droid2

  • 4rari89

    i need instructions getting back to z4root froyo 2.2 for droid 2!!!!! this gingerbread rooted is really slow!!!! someone help me please!!! i do too much business on my phone to be running this slown!!! help please!!!

    • Anonymous

      Just do steps 1-14

  • 4rari89

    i need help!!! i did everything right. its acting up really slow and i can unlock the phone and see the new notification bar but i cant see anything else its just a white screem!!!

  • Mpixley30

    nevermind guys i figured it out and now have gb running smoothly.

    • 4rari89

      how??? help please!!! 🙁

      • guest

        When that happened to me I did wipe/factory reset in recovery and then gb was on when it finished and restarted

    • Notoriousang

      I had the same problem with the white screen. What did you do to fix it?

  • Mpixley30

    i just did this and everything finished and when i rebooted all i have is a white screen. i can pull down the notification bar but other then that its just straight white, can someone please help

    • 4rari89

      i have the same problem. i need help too.

    • hey, i just got the same problem. were you able to figure it out??

  • miguel

    HELP!!! Does this update works on the D2G? because i tried to install it on my droid 2 global and it literally brickec my phone. when i turn it on all it does is go to a black screen with white letters saying… battery OK connect usb to program… am stock i cant even hold X and the power button because it wont let me do it HELP PLEASE how do i install it.

  • Oldirtygrizzly

    WORKS AMAZING!!! LOVE IT!!! had to do it cuz they are no longer coming out with gingerbread for the DROID 2 CDMA. only global. Works flawless!!!!

  • Brandenballes

    Does anyone else have a problem with the Blur 3.0 Profiles always in the backgrounds?

  • MMortal

    OK did this and finally got everything back up and running.  Thanks to JOE for the *228 advice much appreciated.  The only issue now is it isn’t rooted.  I try to root it and can’t.  z4root crash’s each time it tries to root, and superonclick freezes on psneuter.  Also everytime I restart it goes to recovery and I have to choise reboot from there… any suggestions would be great!

  • Andrew

    Is this worth it? because the globabl is getting gb. not D2!

  • Andrew

    Okay so ive done simple things with rooting like boot animation changes but to flash this (in simple terms) i just go into recovery find the file and instal then dial *228 to activate my phone?

  • matt

    U people need to stop acting stupid. U are sking questions that the article answers. And yes it should work with d2g with the get-r-done romer

  • Devin

    on rooted droid 2 running Liberty v2.0.1 … I follow all instructions from this post (and other forums) and when I click “install .zip from sd” then choose the proper .zip file for my droid 2, the installation begins and gets stuck at the “Installing update…” phase. every time. Ive done combinations of wiping cache/data and mounting different disks and nothing is allowing the installation to get past this phase. any help?

  • Devin

    on rooted droid 2 running Liberty v2.0.1 … I follow all instructions from this post (and other forums) and when I click “install .zip from sd” then choose the proper .zip file for my droid 2, the installation begins and gets stuck at the “Installing update…” phase. every time. Ive done combinations of wiping cache/data and mounting different disks and nothing is allowing the installation to get past this phase. any help?

    • Devin

      I am also a mac user and dont want to deal with RSDlite, but so far I dont see a need to use that… when my install gets stuck on this part I simply take my battery out and my phone boots back into Liberty.

  • Devin

    on rooted droid 2 running Liberty v2.0.1 … I follow all instructions from this post (and other forums) and when I click “install .zip from sd” then choose the proper .zip file for my droid 2, the installation begins and gets stuck at the “Installing update…” phase. every time. Ive done combinations of wiping cache/data and mounting different disks and nothing is allowing the installation to get past this phase. any help?

  • issues after installing monster rom there is no root PLEASE HELP

  • Dec

    FYI, RSDLite 4.8 did not work for me in WIn7 64bit. It stopped at 95% (maybe 99%), and never finished. D2 got stuck, and would not go into anything (Boot loader, Revcovery mode). I had to use XP (32bit), and installed Motorola_Mobile_Drivers_4.7.1_MotoConnect_1.1.31.exe (32bit) along with the same RSDLite 4.8. That worked, and got me passed Step 9.

  • Burl

    doesnt work from regular gingerbread

  • eeeee

    i jumped the gun and flashed the unrooted gingerbread.  can i just do a factory reset and flash the rooted version with having to deal with the SBF?  i’m on a mac.

  • that DX sbf file bricked my phone!!! I want these 2.3.3 or the beta version of the new blur, the 4.5.589!!!

    •  Yeah, I bricked my D2 after trying to go from this to 4.5.589! I just brought it back to life like an hour ago haha .. key is backups, backups, backups!

  • Willtur

    I would recommend resetting your account through settings>>privacy..etc, My blank screen had to do with my account info not being able to be access so my phone and other account links didnt work. When I say blank screen just for other people I mean the phone boots up, you unlock and no icons appear, applications button doesnt work either. Double tap home to bring up voice command to get the settings to erase.

  • Willtur

    so when I went through the steps everything seemed to work till it rebooted to a blank home screen, after trying multiple things I ended up using voice command to get into settings to erase my phone which worked.

  • Andrewvisosky

    What’s the difference then this article to other article “Gingerbread Released for DROID X and 2, Downloads and Instructions Provided”???? Is this article for already rooted gingerbread instructions?? The other article is for… ughhhhhhhhhh help me please.. I want to do this but I don’t know which article i should do?? It will be my first time I do this on android phone.. please comment back or email me, [email protected]

  • bryant

    bootlooping after sbf flash… couldn’t even get into recovery.. help?

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  • After I flashed this rom, i downloaded rom manager to revert to gummyjar rom and it says i am not rooted. how can i fix this

  • Simmy

    Can I just put this in my SD card and using bootstrap recovery app for d 2 will it work I’m all ready rooted or what

  • L00n232

    Do we download this to the phone or the computer?

  • b00ky

    I am a little late to this post. Turns our I am getting a replacement for my busted Droid 1 and it will be a Droid 2.

    Being that I wanted to be rooted on my Droid 2 as well, I have a couple questions if anyone has a minute:
    1. If I follow these steps, it seems like this will root me (currently no rooted on the Droid 2) and also installed the rooted Gingerbread release by the time I am all done. Is that correct?
    1b. If not, what is the latest, easiest way to Root my Droid 2 when it arrives today – z4root still the way to go?
    2. The links in the above article referring to “D2 Bootstrap” and “D2 Bootstrapper” both refer to the same DL article whcih contains links to a Droid X Bootstrap app. Should I use the Droid X app intentionally or should I use the “Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap” by Koush/Clockworkmod??? I am thinking the Droid 2 version was the intended app.
    3. I am running Windows 7 64-bit so I will take the advice of others and run RSD Lite 4.8 as Admin. Any other concerns I should be aware of?

    Thanks.

  • Angelw1961

    Why are the speakers so unbelievably low??? i can hardly hear anything.

  • Paul

    so when i restore my stuff from titanium would i restore the apps with or without data i tried with and it ended bad lol

  • Nick

    I was going to but then realised do I have to do the *228 thing and then hit 1? Since that programs your phone doesn’t that cost money? I need a answer soon because I only have the weekends to do this and I don’t want to wait another week.

  • Mcneilmoe

    im only 13 and everybody post the stupidest comments “i cant boot up” “fix it for me!” do any of you ppl know what rsd lite is???????????? lol

  • chrissbu

    I’ve had a couple of phone calls now, and the volume has been so low I can’t hardly hear the caller at all 🙁 Anyone else having volume issues? I’ve got the in call volume maxed, and the speakerphone doesn’t seem to be working at all.

    • Jodindy

      had the same thing, couldnt figure a work around :/ went back to fission after a sbf

    • Jsharp67

      Mine did this but it cleared up after a reboot after activation. Scared me though.

      • Wustehase

        Used the same thing. Scared me too. Reboot it.

  • Awesomedoscious

    I had a bit of trouble with this but after trial and error, I got it up and running this is great. Thanks a lot.

  • The_Lunatic

    I loaded this on my girlfriend’s D2, she wants to go back to stock, I did a backup before installing so the question is can I just do a restore to get her back or do I have to use RSD?

  • The_Lunatic

    I loaded this on my girlfriend’s D2, she wants to go back to stock, I did a backup before installing so the question is can I just do a restore to get her back or do I have to use RSD?

  • Does this work on Droid 2 Global?

  • Anonymous

    For anyone having the force close issue with swype beta, found that you also have to remove not just the /system/app/swype.apk but also /system/lib/libSwypeCore.so before you try installing swype beta from the swype website.

  • chrissbu

    It’s not working for me…stuck at a white screen 🙁 I installed LauncherPro, but I can’t get into accounts or email or corporate calendars, etc.

    Do I need to RSD Lite to go back to the SBF, and then try the unrooted GB? Or can I bootstrap recovery and install the unrooted version?

    • chrissbu

      I was able to get into bootstrap recovery, and did a factory reset. Phone rebooted, and seems to be working better now…unforunately, I lost everything in the process. Oh well.

    • Jsharp67

      Mine did this. Try booting into recovery. Hold X and power. when you see the little droid, press both volume buttons, select wipe data/cache and use the power button to perfor this operation. Reboot phone and it should take you to the activation screen. Worked on my D2.

  • aj210

    This happening to anyone else? When I check my applications in settings, to see how much space an app takes up, there is an error saying “connection problem or invalid MMI code.”

  • Batistadalvy

    Ok so everyting is running fine. except i have no service -_- help ??

  • Lonecanislupus

    Does this work with the Global?

  • papachi

    HELP!!!, RSD is not recognizing my phone… is that step necesary or can i just go ahead and flash the GBrooted.zip on the phone by skiping the RSP step?

  • Destin246

    help!!!!!!!! im stuck on a white screen i jus did the gb update and its stuck on a white screen

    • chrissbu

      Ditto. Went from froyo to gb root, and update seemed to go OK, but now just a white screen. Can pull down notification bar, but that’s it. Suggestions on how to proceed?

      • chrissbu

        I managed to get into the market, and download launcherpro. It looks like “set up” is what is trying to run and is hanging up causing the white screen. Anyone know what this app does?

    • chrissbu

      I found I can use voice command to do stuff…but it seems like the launcher is toast 🙁

    • Jsharp67

      Mine did this. Try booting into recover. Hold X and power. when you see the little droid, press both volume buttons, select wipe data/cache and use the power button to perfor this operation. Reboot phone and it should take you to the activation screen. Worked on my D2.

  • Videospy

    Anyone Getting Random Reboots…I am since installing,,,,

  • Videospy

    Anyone Getting Random Reboots…I am since installing,,,,

  • Anonymous

    I goteverything workin great, however I’ve noticed half of my apps were gone, and they did not reload when I sign in to my gmail account . And some are not even showing up in market anymore

  • Rsfeltenberger

    I installed gingerbread last night on my droid 2 it seemed to be working fine. I deleted a few apps which happened to be panda home for my theme and my home screen turned black the only thing i could access was advanced task killer. i managed to get back the D2bootstrap and tried to recover, but now it wont even get passed the motorola logo on the screen. the hard reset wont work on it, after i get to the screen the magnifying glass wont take me to the menu screen. So my Droid 2 now wont go passed the motorola logo, any kind of help would be awesome to even get it back to defaults

    • Anonymous

      You may want to retry steps 4 – 13, it’ll get it back to 2.3.20 stock

  • Just loaded rooted Gingerbread, and it works great, still rooted, blah blah blah. One hiccup: My phone won’t talk to Verizon’s network. Help?

    • Batistadalvy

      mines is in the same problem it just keep sayin roaming , i tried settin it up in airplane mode and back to normal but still dont worok !! -_-

    • Joe

      dial *228 from the phone to connect to Verizon’s network

    • Lovehate1976

      Hey did you ever figure this out?

    • mattegel2

      My phone does the same, it wont let me text call or tether, like it wiped my number out and stuff. Help?

  • Bmcdole

    So i installed it and it works fine except.. now my phone is roaming all the time…
    any ideas as to how i can fix this??

    • Bmcdole

      Never mind its working now.

  • Craigg

    Has this been successfully installed on the droid 2 global?

  • Craigg

    Has this been successfully installed on the droid 2 global?

    • bent0s

      I tried but failed. Now I’m flashing with RSDLite. I’ll try once more after this.

      • Craigg

        Were you ever successful at installing it on your D2 Global, Bent0s?

  • I am needing some help on this one. On step 9, it gets to 99% then says “Fail”. What am I doing wrong and what do I do to get past this step?

  • I am needing some help on this one. On step 9, it gets to 99% then says “Fail”. What am I doing wrong and what do I do to get past this step?

  • JL

    What is that launcher and dock at the bottom of the screenshot?

  • Grim

    Anyone having the issue of pressing the home key and the phone reboots?

  • Grim

    Anyone having the issue of pressing the home key and the phone reboots?

  • Fho

    I jumped the gun on the unrooted Gingerbread and now I can’t SBF into my phone. RSDlite doesn’t seem to be working. (it doesn’t detect my phone once it goes into bootloader mode) It detects it just fine while the phone is on, but once it goes into bootloader mode, it disconnects. I’m using the latest moto drivers and RSDlite.

    Is there any other way of rooting this besides SBFing?

    • If on win7 hold down the shift key and right click on rsdlite. Then click run as administrator and your phone should show up.

  • Ok finally back. Pushing random buttons got the blue recovery menu to come up. This let me pick up at step 13 and finish the process. BTW I had Win 7 64bit. Which mens you have to hold shift then right click rsd lite and run as administrator.

  • Ok finally back. Pushing random buttons got the blue recovery menu to come up. This let me pick up at step 13 and finish the process. BTW I had Win 7 64bit. Which mens you have to hold shift then right click rsd lite and run as administrator.

  • When I tried flashing on droid 2 using Rds lite and the file above I get an error that says failed flashing progress. Then phone reboots over and over. I tried 1) flashing in rds again. 2) Booting into recovery to wipe, but it wont bring up the menu when I press both volume keys. Any suggestions?

    • BigRed4X15

      whats your windows version? I had same issue with 64bit windows 7, but when i did it on an xp machine I had no problems

  • So hopefully Droid X root soon? I’ve been holding off on upgrading to the Gingerbread leak simply because I can’t lose my wireless tether.

  • So hopefully Droid X root soon? I’ve been holding off on upgrading to the Gingerbread leak simply because I can’t lose my wireless tether.

  • So hopefully Droid X root soon? I’ve been holding off on upgrading to the Gingerbread leak simply because I can’t lose my wireless tether.

  • So hopefully Droid X root soon? I’ve been holding off on upgrading to the Gingerbread leak simply because I can’t lose my wireless tether.

    • Aarbear Rawr

      This rom is pre-rooted. You won’t lose any root functionality by installing this rom.

  • aj316

    Got it all installed, every time I plug the phone in to be charged, then unplug it, I lose network connection and have to reboot. Makes this useless to me.

  • Anonymous

    Will you still have gingerbread profiles etc.if you put ADW launcher on top

  • BigRed4X15

    So I have two issues with GB, first swype is not working, says the package is not configured for this phone. The second issue is that my sync arrows are on constantly and my phone seems a little slow. Any ideas?

    • Sid6871

      Tried swipe as well. No luck, using slideit. Also have the issue with the sync arrows. Have tried disabling and enabling sync, and resetting.

      • Blitz

        My sync arrows eventually went away after 1-2 hours so maybe see if they go away. As for swype, has anyone found a solution to this? The only thing I can think of is removing the swype that came with the phone and installing the latest beta version.

    • Videospy

      I could not get swype to work so unistaller and installed Beta swype worked great until I rebooted phone now keeps foreclosing…

  • Destin246

    Do I have to download this on my computer or can I download it on my phone?

  • Can anyone confirm that they were able to sbf after flashing the new rooted gb?

    • CaptainHowdy13

      yes 3 times in fact…

      • Sucks man.
        Thanks for confirming that for me though

        • Mike Anto

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  • Mr. Steve

    Everything went fine with the update, but now my Google account is not pulling in all of my applications, any ideas?

    • CaptainHowdy13

      Some of my applications werent on the market at all like MLB at bat

      • Mr. Steve

        I noticed that. But none of my applications came over at all. I think it’s because I didn’t sign out of my Google account before I wiped everything.

  • Anonymous

    Thanks! Successfully Gingerbreaded and rooted on my D2! Even got rid of that pesky haptic feedback I couldnt get rid of before!

  • Brutalsnowman

    Lets see how many times we can ask the same question in one post. Droid X users are obsessed with the background D2G users want some GB I don’t blame you… but you can NOT have it… yet!

    • Anonymous

      So what you are saying is that this doesn’t work on the D2G yet?
      Kidding aside I have one and jealous of everyone with a D2 now.

    • Anonymous

      So what you are saying is that this doesn’t work on the D2G yet?
      Kidding aside I have one and jealous of everyone with a D2 now.

  • Lawless21

    Does this work on the Droid 2 Global? Anyone working on that?

    • Brutalsnowman

      No. will brick it at least to the point of having to SBF your phone

  • Raven

    This may be a dumb question, but does this all work for the Droid 2 Global as well? I have always been a little unsure about what, if any, ROM differences there were between the original Droid 2 and the Droid 2 Global.

    • Brutalsnowman

      No. will brick it

  • Will it work on global version of droid 2, i.e. milestone2 motoA953

  • Jodindy

    was runnin fission and flashed just as instructed and now i have bootloop and cannot get into recovery :/

    • Anonymous

      Wipe the data and clear the cache. That fixed it for me the first time around

    • same thing happened to me. any resolution?

  • Adam Metzner

    Anyone have a mirror for the bootstrap? Koush’s server seems to have fallen to the droid-life effect.

  • Mr.Steve

    Is it alright if the Droid 2 shows up as S Flash..? Using Windows 7 32bit.

  • Mr.Steve

    Is it alright if the Droid 2 shows up as S Flash..? Using Windows 7 32bit.

  • Mr.Steve

    Is it alright if the Droid 2 shows up as S Flash..? Using Windows 7 32bit.

  • Mr.Steve

    Is it alright if the Droid 2 shows up as S Flash..? Using Windows 7 32bit.

  • Mr.Steve

    Is it alright if the Droid 2 shows up as S Flash..? Using Windows 7 32bit.

    • BigRed4X15

      I had 74 bit version and I had problems, the start button was grayed out. Make sure to place the .sbf file in the c: directory and also make the name shorter. I used abc.sbf and finally you need to run rsd lite as the administrator (right click while holding shift) hope this works.

      • Anonymous

        I ran into the same issue with the start button being greyed out, thanks shortening the filename does the trick.

  • eric

    what about mac??

  • tjhrulz

    The rooted 2.3 download is down

    • tjhrulz

      never mind must have been with the site, it said it was down reload fixed it.

  • BigRed4X15

    Help Please, when I select the file in RSD the start button is not selectable. The phone is listed as “S Flash OMAP3630 MI”, is that correct?

  • Jshulmire33

    I dowloaded the file and two showed up in astro, a .zip file and an updater file. Normal?

  • BigRed4X15

    Does this fix the problem with adding apps to the home screen? On the current version when you long press an app in the drawer and click add to home it doesn’t work.

    • Harrisons004

      It worked fine for me on the old version. I could add the by doing that.

  • CaptainHowdy13

    It is great, I want an official release… Only reason I am no sticking with it is because some of my most used apps aren’t available 🙁

  • Rob

    http://www.multiupload.com/81AK52RTM9

    Working mirror. Downloading now.

  • Would this be the same for the D2 Global?

    • Anonymous

      No. It will brick(at least to the point of having to SBF) your phone. Same with the r2d2.

      • Anonymous

        Thanks!

      • Eulises

        not true, i just tried it and it worked perfectly.

        • Anonymous

          droid 2 global? 

        • Nic

           I got anxious and tried and bricked mine.  I did have to sbf to recover.  It went all the way to the end but then failed to update something, i think with the radio, and then aborted and voila… brick.

  • Agacom24

    and the monster file is not working? on the megaupload site it says the item is unavailable

  • Agacom24

    and the monster file is not working? on the megaupload site it says the item is unavailable

    • Agacom24

      scratch that, it is now

    • Agacom24

      scratch that, it is now

  • Agacom24

    howcome in these directions step 2 says dowload the DX sbf file here??? Typo? should i download that file or is it only the DX one? where is the d2 one? is it called the monster 2.3.20 file?

  • Agacom24

    howcome in these directions step 2 says dowload the DX sbf file here??? Typo? should i download that file or is it only the DX one? where is the d2 one? is it called the monster 2.3.20 file?

    • CaptainHowdy13

      Use the droid 2 sbf….. Just google for it, I got mine from my droid world I think…

  • you guys go into network settings and check the tethering section
    droid x has usb tethering so the droid 2 should as well

  • you guys go into network settings and check the tethering section
    droid x has usb tethering so the droid 2 should as well

  • Kevoskee

    Kellex nice wallpaper, can I have that?

  • Kevoskee

    Kellex nice wallpaper, can I have that?

  • Robert M

    First!!! and it works great!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!