Detailed Instruction on How To Root Motorola Droid X [DroidXRoot]

Written By Sam on 22 July 2010
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Verizon Wireless has recently released Motorola Droid X and it was really a very big hit. Droid X by Motorola was on sale for $199.99 on Verizon Wireless and all the devices were sold within no time. It’s almost a week after the release of Droid X, it was successfully rooted. Below is the detailed procedure on how to root Droid x.

How To Root Motorola Droid X

  1. Download the attached archive and expand it to a folder you can find (eg. c:\DroidXRoot_v2)
  2. Set up ADB (Setup ADB on Windows)
  3. On the phone: Home, Menu Button, Settings, Applications, Development: Make sure the “USB debugging” option is enabled/checked.
  4. Status bar, USB connection: Make sure “PC Mode” is selected.
  5. Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, “cmd”, OK; Linux: Terminal)
  6. Run “adb devices”. If you don’t see your device listed under “List of devices attached”, return to step 2 and follow the link to setup ADB (use that topic for support) and return here when “adb devices” lists your X.
  7. Run “CD c:\DroidXRoot” (or where ever you expanded the archive)
  8. Run “adb shell mkdir /sdcard/DroidXRoot”
  9. Run “adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/DroidXRoot/Superuser.apk”
  10. Run “adb push su /sdcard/DroidXRoot/su”
  11. Run “adb push busybox /sdcard/DroidXRoot/busybox”
  12. Run “adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid”
  13. Run “adb shell”
  14. Run “cd sqlite_stmt_journals”
  15. Run “chmod 755 exploid”
  16. On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
  17. IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
  18. Run “./exploid” and follow directions on screen. Once this completes you’ll be back at a shell prompt.
  19. Run “rootshell”. You’ll be prompted for a password.
  20. Type in password “secretlol” and press Enter then you are root! (You’ll know because your prompt will now be a “#” instead of “$”)
  21. Run “cp /sdcard/DroidXRoot/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk”
  22. Run “cp /sdcard/DroidXRoot/su /system/bin/su”
  23. Run “cp /sdcard/DroidXRoot/busybox /system/bin/busybox”
  24. Run “chmod 4755 /system/bin/su”
  25. Run “chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox”
  26. Run “rm /system/bin/rootshell”
  27. Run “exit” to drop from root to a non-root user shell (on phone still)
  28. Run “exit” to drop back to your machine command prompt (instead of phone)

To Confirm root is established:

  1. Run “adb shell”
  2. Run “su” (now you should see the # sign which indicates you are root)
  3. Watch your screen so you can allow Superuser root access.

NOTE: It might be a smart idea to do “rm /system/bin/rootshell” after you have su and superuser in place as ANY program will have access to your root if you leave it (cause everyone will know the password)

Download DroidXRoot.zip

via AllDroid

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