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DROIDX2 Already Rooted Using GingerBreak

According to one of our lovely readers, the newly released DROIDX2 can be rooted easily using the now-famous GingerBreak we wrote about back in April.  I know, I know what you are going to say, “But the DX2 isn’t running Gingerbread!”  That doesn’t mean it can’t be rooted using the same methods, my friends.  But since we haven’t grabbed one for ourselves yet, we’ll have to rely on those of you who picked one up early today to get that second confirmation.  Anyone willing to give it a spin?

Download:  Gingerbreak1.2.apk

Cheers ___!

  • Decadentgravity

    iI could really use help on rooting my Droid x 2. I have read and read and cannot get root. Please tell me, help me! I can’t open any zip file
    Thank u so much.

  • Paynterdylan

    It says this may take a few mins ive been waiting for a good 30 mins…

  • Gen1_fan

    I have tried the gingerbreak on the vizio tab it isnt working… any ideas?

  • Kasper

    Geeez…to bring this convo back around to the original topic instead of the usual “my mobile device’s d**k is bigger than your mobile device’s” tangent you peeps love so much I’d like to comment on the actual Gingerbreak App this 5-sentence article is about.  

    The app has been running now for the last hour with no changes or reboot yet.  Anyone else have this issue with an out-of-the-box DX2?  Any harm in killing it and trying again?  I’m reluctant to interrupt the precious while it’s hard at work but I actually need to use the darn thing!

  • Kasper

    Geeez…to bring this convo back around to the original topic instead of the usual “my mobile device’s d**k is bigger than your mobile device’s” tangent you peeps love so much I’d like to comment on the actual Gingerbreak App this 5-sentence article is about.  

    The app has been running now for the last hour with no changes or reboot yet.  Anyone else have this issue with an out-of-the-box DX2?  Any harm in killing it and trying again?  I’m reluctant to interrupt the precious while it’s hard at work but I actually need to use the darn thing!

  • steven domachowski

    ok..so i downloaded the stock GB a couple days ago…loving it…but my question is, does g-break root when you already have g-bread installed…i’d like to install the root version of this file, but i tried running g-break today and it just said “rooting” and never finished…did a battery pull and no harm was done…but now i’m not sure….anyone have g-bread and then go to the rooted file?

  • Troy Luchterhand

    I rooted my X2 with GingerBreak last weekend. Easy and smooth. Rooted flawlessly. Best thing I ever did. The phone once rooted and cleaned up runs much better.

  • @rooted_default, DroidForums

    I picked up the X2 the day it dropped here in Denver. I used GingerBreak to root it within an hour of walking out of the store. It works for now. This is the sickest phone ever. I have tried to get a screen shot with Drocap2 of my Quadrant Standard score of 2572, but it does not work.

  • @rooted_default, DroidForums

    I picked up the X2 the day it dropped here in Denver. I used GingerBreak to root it within an hour of walking out of the store. It works for now. This is the sickest phone ever. I have tried to get a screen shot with Drocap2 of my Quadrant Standard score of 2572, but it does not work.

  • Justin Menkveld

    I can confirm that this works! I have done it on two different Droid X2′s.

    Upon success I wrote up a quick tutorial for anyone else looking for a fool-proof way of doing it.

    Root Phone:
    http://www.sparticusthegrand.com/hacks-and-mods/root-unroot-motorola-droid-x2-how-to/

    Remove Unwanted Stock Apps:
    http://www.sparticusthegrand.com/hacks-and-mods/remove-unwanted-default-apps-from-droid-x2-how-to-2/

    Hope that helps :)

  • Sparticus The Grand

    I can confirm that this works well. Here are two tutorials I put up after doing it on my Droid X2. Total time to root took about 10 minutes.

    Root The Phone:
    http://www.sparticusthegrand.com/hacks-and-mods/root-unroot-motorola-droid-x2-how-to/

    Remove Unwanted Stock Apps:
    http://www.sparticusthegrand.com/hacks-and-mods/remove-unwanted-default-apps-from-droid-x2-how-to-2/

  • http://www.justmobilephone.com/ Droid X2 root gingerbreak

     yeah it can be rooted..

  • http://www.justmobilephone.com/ Droid X2 root gingerbreak

     yeah it can be rooted..

  • Bpope3006

     i have own the original D1 since day 1 .. I got root access running 2.3 gingerbread what i notice is running custom roms is a bad idea i will never run a custom rom ..these young super idiots can really mess up ..my dx2 will arrive monday my question is if i get root access will i still be able to receive OTA updates     

  • Nickabsinthe

    Dumb question, is everyone using the clockwork and roms built for the DX for this?

  • Khronyk

     Confirmed Gingerbreak worked smooth as butter baby!!!! Rooted x2 goodness now give me gingerbread MOTO!!!

  • Anonymous

     Where’s the Tbolt love?!? I can’t believe the supposedly hard to crack DX2 is rooted way easier than tbolt, am i missing something here??

    • http://profiles.google.com/bryanpresnell Bryan Presnell

      the tbolt was rooted before it even came out. 

      • Anonymous

        I know that, i’m saying that it is not easy like it is for the DX2.  Read carefully people… 

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • YUVAL12312311

     WOW GOOD 

  • Big Red

    Just rooted my X…. Thanks so much! Been so busy lately I haven’t rooted my phone again after the first gingerbread leak came out… To root or not root? ROOT!

  • Mtooomaj

     Sorry for the “dumb” question, but does rooting this allow wireless tethering?

    • Big Red

       The answer is Yes…. The app that I use is “Wireless tether” lol google it…

      • Anonymous

        Wireless Tether will work until you upgrade to Gingerbread.

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silverio-Cortez/1624419965 Silverio Cortez

     Not very smart when gingerbread update does come out he will not get to update and since he doesnt have camera button he cant flash the update or even SBF

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silverio-Cortez/1624419965 Silverio Cortez

     Not very smart when gingerbread update does come out he will not get to update and since he doesnt have camera button he cant flash the update or even SBF

    • http://twitter.com/xsicRagex sicRage

      considering the DX2 doesn’t have a camera button i think it’s safe to assume that it isn’t required, meaning the process of getting to recovery and navigating is geared for the specific phone… kinda common sense..

    • MK17

      Haha, yeah thats it. Moto figured the best way to stop us from rooting was to take away the mighty camera button, which is of course the key to rooting. No one has ever rooted any other way. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Silverio-Cortez/1624419965 Silverio Cortez

     Not very smart when gingerbread update does come out he will not get to update and since he doesnt have camera button he cant flash the update or even SBF

  • http://twitter.com/droid1967 Droid 1967

     hey i know it wasnt pete that discovered this but how about giving the guy that sent you the pic credit for finding that this worked.

  • Anonymous

     tinyurl.com/24n4nqb

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Josue-Aristy/540455542 Josue Aristy

    Excellent, im loving this phone!

  • Anonymous

    tinyurl.com/2df4ccp

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=789014095 Ron Kurkowski

     Awesome Program. Just downloaded Gingerbreak and it rooted my Gingerbread DX

  • ShaneBoddie

    How come no one will make an app like this for the Thunderbolt

  • jntdroid

     gingerbreak worked like a charm

  • Pipes

    Ran quadrant 2 times on my store device and 1st run 2479 and second run 2709

    • Binglut9

      That’s what im talking about how is the device screen etc..

      • Pipes

        The qHD screen puts my Droid x to shame

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=789014095 Ron Kurkowski

      Beat down on my 1972 score in Quadrant with a 1.2ghz DX and Gingerbread

      • Jim Z.

        Also beats my Atrix 4G – 2379 quadrant score first time, second time 2600, third time 2503… My DX2 is coming in the mail tomorrow. Will report on it as soon as I get it. 
         

    • Nickabsinthe

      clocked mine at 2659, felt good. rooting and removing every app that said V cast thanks to titanium backup felt equally good

      • Scottholstein Sh

        So you have rooted the DX2 using the gingerbreak1.2.apk listed above? I am looking at possibly getting the DX2 but only want to once it is able to be rooted.

        • Troy Luchterhand

          I rooted my X2 using GingerBreak last weekend. It’s easy and fast. 

          • Tipul3

            Need help rooting ??

          • Nttank05

            yes!!

      • Troy Luchterhand

        I did the same thing with my X2. After getting rid of all those apps that had a V in front of them, my phone runs much better, and faster. 

  • Nickabsinthe

    I’ll be getting mine in the mail tomorrow, glad to see I didn’t have to wait long to get into her brains. DL holdin it down as usual

  • dincit2er

    OK– seriously, can we assume that no one is trying to root the DINC2?  As in why is the X2 rooted before the the DINC2?  I know you have one in your home Kellex.  Apply some pressure to your peoples… make moves!

  • Trophynuts

    Kellex how is it you guys don’t already have one of these? Usually you have the device a day or so before release….

    • Rain_king46

      it doent appear that moto or verzion sent out any demo units of this model. Do a search for unboxings on youtube, unless they were posted today you wont find any. its a strange release.  

      • Anonymous

         Yep, still waiting for mine to arrive. No early love this time around.

        • Trophynuts

           roger that. I’m anxious to hear some side by side reviews/comparisons.

    • Anonymous

       No real need for him to waste the money. It is not much different than the DX he already has.

      • Trophynuts

        it didnt’ stop him from getting the Inc2 or the Charge…lol but whatevs

  • Rain_king46

    I find it funny the amount of time that big red and the manufacturers spend trying to lock these things down and with every release and every leak comes a root solution within 24hrs. They spend all this time and money and some guy cracks it on his coffee break the first day its out. 

    • sixohtew_

      execpt the incredible2… weve been working on that for weeks and still nothing ;/ 

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Alan-Warrick/719944795 Alan Warrick

        you can do it, we have faith in you. OPENsource, is the future

  • Tesseract 3

     If it’s bootloader is locked it’s still useless…

    • Troy Luchterhand

      How is it useless when you can get rid of all the bloat Verizon stuck on it. You can still use SetCPU and set up some decent profiles to give you way better battery life. So what if you can’t overclock it. The CPU screams just as it is.

  • Anonymous

     Anybody have any Quadrant scores yet? or ROMs installed

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    Too bad its bootloader is still locked

    • Trophynuts

      …..a locked bootloader isn’t as bad of a turn off as it used to be. My DX is awesome running .595 GB

      • Tesseract 3

        You have it finally way later than you should have, because you have a leaked, blurified, heavily bloatwared version, that you were not supposed to have yet. 

        Without a locked bootloader you would have had Gingerbread awhile ago and it would be real, pure stock vanilla gingerbread, none of this blurified bloatwared abomination.

        • Ufish2

           
          we do have GB and most of these new phones dont so.a little blur is ok with me :):):)…besides take off what u dont like add your fav launcher,root it and move on..lolol

          • Tesseract 3

            So you enjoy bending over and taking it from motorola/verizon? It doesn’t matter how much you do to root/use custom roms (i’m currently running liberty gingerbread), you are still limited in what you can do with it because they signed the freakin bootloader. If you are satisfied with that, than good for you, but most of us don’t enjoy being verizon/moto’s bitch. 

          • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

             “most” of you is 1% of actual customers.

          • Tesseract 3

            Actually it’s way more than that, but enjoy your ignorance, and enjoy getting bent over.  

          • Trophynuts

             if your so unhappy about it why don’t you jump ship and leave VZW and get a phone that has an unlocked bootloader….I don’t understand people that b*tch and complain and moan and talk trash all day long about how krappy VZW and Moto are for locking the bootloader yet they remain with VZW and stay with the moto device. you have a choice. If you don’t like what you have with VZW then get something else and stop crying all the time.

          • Tesseract 3

             I have a right to complain as much as anyone else, and you can shove it. I’m not going to bend over for verizon/moto like you. You realize people are on a contract, right? And that they can’t just break it without incurring a huge penalty? Get over yourself and get off you high horse. Just because you like garbage like blur doesn’t mean the rest of us need to have it shoved down our throat, or should be told to be quiet because we have to complain about it. We should be able to remove blur completely if we want to, but  they lock down the devices so we can’t, on an open source platform. 
            If this doesn’t bother you, you are an idiot. Shut your mouth. 

          • Trophynuts

             troll

          • Tesseract 3

            No that would be you, who tells people to just bend over and accept blur, and that they should shut up and have no right to complain.

            And it is perfectly logical to you, because you LIKE blur. 

            You see, this is the most inane non-logic ever, we shouldn’t complain because you are okay with it. If I have a concern it’s not valid because you don’t share my concern, and I should jump ship and shut up. 

            You, are the troll. 

          • Trophynuts

             trollin trollin trolllinnnnnnnn

          • Tesseract 3

            yes, indeed you are.  

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nicholas-Lee/1278970105 Nicholas Lee

            I agree, I’d say “most” is probably 1% as well. 

            Internet fight. Go!
            You’re a troll.
            NO! You’re a troll.
            Oh snap, good comeback!

          • Tesseract 3

            Well calling someone a troll because they disagree with you is not worthy of anymore snappy a comeback than that. 

            And the rooting/rom installing community may not be the majority, but it is much more than one percent. Though arguing statistics when none of us are citing anything, is hardly all effective. 

          • http://twitter.com/wizardprang Wizard Prang

            Perhaps not, but making an inflammatory statement like “most of us don’t enjoy being verizon/moto’s bitch”, while offering nothing but “additood” when pressed to back that up is definitely troll-ish.

            Me? I bought the phone on launch day for $99 (I used a $50 loyalty discount on the $149 launch-day price). It does what I want of it, and I am more than satisfied. I knew that the bootloader was locked on day one, but for some curious reason I don’t feel ripped off, and I am nobody’s “bitch” just because it is not a factor to me.

            Perhaps there is an unbiased survey somewhere where people express opinions as to whether a locked bootloader is significant, but it won’t be here, where people who care about such things are to be found.

            For some of us it is a holy crusade. I would submit that for “most of us” it’s just a phone – and that’s only an opinion.

            One more thing; if you don’t like it, just take it back to the store and stop fussing. Ain’t Capitalism wonderful?

          • Calculatorwatch

            Well I guess if that 1% is 100x more vocal about it then the 99% that don’t care, then maybe someone will actually listen. Not that shouting in internet comments is all that effective.

            Still, people have a right to fight for their beliefs, I know I for one won’t be buying a locked bootloader anytime soon.

          • Anonymous

            Quit feeding him.

        • http://quiklives.tumblr.com quiklives

           No complaints from me running Liberty GB v.5 – no bloatware, no crap. 

        • Djenks24

          I actually prefer alot of the things that come with the new version of Blur.  The dialer is better than the stock, contacts, etc.  Only complaint is the apps big red tacks on. 

        • Trophynuts

           Blur on gingerbread is 100 times better than blur on Froyo. I like blur now and so do alot of people that are on the GB leak. So much in fact that most people on the leak aren’t using different launchers anymore. Everyone likes the blur now. Bloatwared….i have no issues with bloat cause i have it all frozen in Titanium Backup Pro. So this “blurified bloatwared abomination” that you speak of is not my phone.

          • Tesseract 3

            If you like blur I feel very sorry for you. I would suggest contraceptives, we don’t need anymore children with your wonderful genes in the world.  

      • Ufish2

         mine too….really DX2  doesnt have much more to offer..dual core but less battery time with that .hhmmmmm kinda like tbolt..:):)

      • fartbubbler

        same. 

  • Anonymous

    This is a great piece of hardware. All the 4Geeez can wait until the whole market is ready.

    DX2 is just a incremental update to the DX. The next big phone is in the works (4jjeez and ffcam etc)

    • Thunderatrix

      not really a huge upgrade… yeah it has dual for but android doesn’t take advantage of it… the atrix is proof of that

      • Thunderatrix

        * core

      • Mr.Joe

         What about the G2X?  People love that thing to death.

      • http://profiles.google.com/statsprofessor Jakub Palka

         proof of what?

        It runs circles around the thunderdolt.

        • Rylee K

          Tell me why? I’m about to get my first smartphone and both the Droid X2 and Thunderbolt are contenders.

          • coolhand

             Get the X2 for 149.99 online today

        • Csalzman

          In what, Synthetic benchmarks?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jeffandrews82 Jeff Andrews

    Are people buying this phone? No 4G? AND Verizon’s is going to tiered data in a few months? Get your 4geez while you can!!

    • http://twitter.com/NKD11 Nitin Kumar

       IT doesn’t matter I have a thunderbolt and I already ordered the DX2. I know 4g is good to have but I never get 4g at my house even though I am suppose to, verizon cant fix it and on top of that the terrible battery life. I ordered the dx2 for 449 with my employee discount and selling my thunderbolt for 400 to my friend. I would rather have dual core and better screen and better built phone. 3g is plenty fast for me, I don’t use my phone for tethering anyways.

      • Rylee K

        I’m in an area with some 4G, getting full 4G by year’s end. I’m debating between DX2 and Thunderbolt… what do you notice most about the processor speed difference? Is the DX2′s screen that much better? thx.