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How to: Root the DROID2, DROIDX2, DROIDX, and DROID3 Running Gingerbread


Actually, this method should root just about any Motorola phone running Gingerbread.  So not only will it work on the DROID3, DROID2, DROIDX2, and DROIDX, but it should also work on the DROID Pro and D2 Global when they receive an update – hopefully the DROID Bionic too.  We were inspired to write this for the simple fact that the D2 received Gingerbread last night finally, and within 5 minutes I was rooted.

Thanks to Framework43 and psouza4 for putting this together.  It couldn’t be any simpler than this method right here.  

Download:  MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip


1.  Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed – [Download Drivers]
2.  Download the MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip file from above and unzip it to your Windows PC.
3.  On your phone go into  Settings>Applications>Development and check the box for USB Debugging.
4.  Plug phone into your computer and select “Charge Only” mode.
5.  Navigate to MotorolaOneClickRoot folder and run MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe.
6.  Follow the instructions in the command window.
7.  Your phone will complete 3 steps, rebooting along the way.  When it finishes, you will be rooted.

Full support can be found at this thread in case you run into issues.

  • Kyle

    tried to root my droid x 4 times it says it was successfully rooted and everytime i check for the root it says it wasnt rooted what am i doing wrong?

  • Kio

    Does not work for Droix X Gingerbread 2.3.4. It “seems” to work (everything successfull and all reboots) but afterall it doesn’t root the phone.

  • Tyler

    didn’t work on my droid x, tried it twice.

  • aracely

    I tried this but unfortunately it didnt work for me ( droid2)
    what other method can i try any advise is helpful

  • rob

    dident work on my droid x


    Didn’t Work on stock Droid X 2.3.4 Sep 13, 2012. Trying to figure out doroot.bet thing now.

  • I tried this oneclick on my D2 w/ 2.3.4 ver4.5.621.A955…everything goes thru the 3 steps fine. Says I have rooted phone, yet does not install SU, any ideas as to why? seems I am doing everything correct, assuming this works on my vers phone. I am not technically challenged 🙂 I just never rooted before, thought i would have a bit of a go while waiting on my new phone to arrive 🙂

  • dwinkle

    Ran fine, but had no effect on my Droid2.

  • Nia

    How Long Does This Take ?

  • Josh

    Ight well, i’m in August of 2012, would this still even work for me? I have Android ver. 2.3.4 for the DROID X but uh.. mad scared to try this.

  • lewone

    Why would anyone root with anthing other than Zergroot? I mean it is the fastest and most idiot proof method. O mean I just don’t understand running any that have possible problems.

  • Lau ra

    doesn’t work for android 2.3.4

  • Abe

    I ran the motorola one click root program and it ran flawless and said my phone is now rooted with the warning disclaimer but when i checked for the superuser it wasnt there and ran root checker it said my phone didnt have root access any ideas?

  • thepianoman777

    how about unrooting it? i heard its just as easy as rooting it

  • pcon38

    lost use of my headphone jack after root…anyone else have this problem?

  • Sterling

    For some reason my droid x2 is not able to download the needed driver mentioned above. It tells me that the content is not suported on my phone. Any help would truley be appreciated since this problem is stalling me from rooting my x2, thanks Sterling

  • Freelancemuse

    I can’t wait to get the stupid default music player out of my hair (in addition to the bloatware), since it chooses to start up on its own.

  • Anonymous

    I’m on 2.3.5. It said my phone was rooted but when I try a root app it says I don’t have su. Help?

    • Anonymous

      Droid x2 2.3.5*

  • Warez_Hacker

    Didn’t work on Droid X.. Will try in command prompt…

  • dharvard7887

    i ran this 5 times following directions everytime it does what is is suppost to but nothing happens to my phone once completed no new files or anything im running android 2.3.4 and did not work on my droid x please help me if possible

  • Matt

    I tried using this program and it said my phone was rooted, but I ran a root checker and it’s not . I can’t seem to get any root apps to work on my Droid X 2.3.4.

  • Muhammad Ichwanuddin

    not work with my droid x2 2.3.5

  • southern girl

    i’ve had my ph rooted for quite some time now but my ph just did a system update yesterday and now when i try to do my wifi tether it wont work it says i need to be rooted. yet my shows that it is rooted so i dont know what to do…

  • maddzz

    where is the motorola one click root folder? phone? or computer?

  • Michael

    Nope.  It started to look easy but got to Step 3 and just stayed there.  After an hour I unplugged the USB and then the message came up saying I was rooted.  But, I’m not.

  • Jeff

    Can’t get this to work on my Bionic—— what am I doing wrong?

  • Joshua0808

    So I keep getting the message “This installation package is not supported by this processor type. Contact your product vendor.” I am using a macbook with Parallels Desktop.
    Anyone have any suggestions?

  • Genesisoeb

    just downloaded the gingerbread app for my droid x2 and no internet connection …..help

  • wow thats so simple! <3

  • Mine

    worked droidx

  • KM

    Didn’t work for me

  • droidx2_user

    How do you unroot the droid x2 after rooting it using this procedure? My phone has become so much slower and I am afraid that it is going to break.  PLease help! I can’t afford for my phone to break!

  • This worked for my Droid2 running gingerbread.  It was a little weird, though.  When I ran MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe, it went through the first steps OK but when it came to “Rebooting your phone”, it didn’t reboot.  I had to pull the battery and the USB cable to force it to reboot, which is scarily similar to a hard reset of the device.  After I did that the first time, the program said it had completed the first reboot and was now rebooting again, so I knew I was on the right track.  I proceeded the same way for all three reboots.  Root Check Basic confirms I have root access, as does Got Root?  Titanium Backup Root installed and ran a full backup, so all is well.  Phew.

  • Jvette

    Does this work on Droid X running 2.3.4

  • droid639

    its not working on my droid x . i did it and it did the rebooting and all that good stuff but i looked at it . and it doesnt look like its rooted like i dont have super user .. nothing.. help . please

  • Chad Canning

    Wow! That was almost too easy. This was my third attempt at rooting my Droid2. The other two softwares did absolutely nothing. Kudos to Framework43 & psouza4. 

  • Ck

    Not working for droid x2 running Gingerbread

  • i have a droid 3 global and works