How to Root Motorola Droid X2–Tutorial

Droid X2 MotorolaIf you have got a phone which is Motorola Droid X2 then you have got a reason to cheer as now you can root your phone very easily just with the help of some easy steps. The procedure which we will be looking will not contain any sorts of hard or lengthy steps. The best part of this rooting tutorial which we will be looking is that it’s very simple to apply and is almost a type of one click rooting procedure which we have looked before for other devices like Super One click etc. Please note that rooting the device basically voids the warranty, though the warranty can be claimed after un rooting the device.

The tool which we will be using is called as the Gingerbreak which basically changes the system file entries of your Android device and breaks in to get the root access. This basically works on Froyo, Gingerbread and also works on the Honeycomb platform. Basically this APK file of the Gingerbreak settles the right files in the right place so as to gain the root access which runs the exploit to gain the root access. If the root access is granted then this remounts /system as read-write and runs the installer script and then the installer script of the Gingerbreak and grants the super user access, flushes in the su binary and also pumps in the Superuser APK and then it will reboot the phone. Please note that Ginger Break exploit should not be used to attain temporary root and continue using the device. Please note that irrespective of locked or even the Froyo or the Gingerbread version on your Motorola Droid X2 you can proceed to root the device. Also, its very important to follow the below mentioned instructions carefully so as to facilitate smoother rooting process.


Pre Rooting Instructions:

  • Ensure that you have created a backup of all the applications, messages, contacts, images and also multimedia files along with the call log too as in an unlikely event you may lose all the data after rooting the device. As soon as you root the device, you will can restore all the contents which you have backed up.
  • Rooting basically voids the warranty, so ensure that you are ready for it and also most importantly proceed to root your device you should know what rooting is and what are its benefits, if you will make use of those then its recommended to go ahead and it’s not recommended for the newbie.
  • Ensure that your battery is charged with an at least more than 50% as the higher the battery life the lesser will be the problems as this process will require some of the battery as it will drain battery a bit.
  • We should not be held responsible in any manner for any issues or the problems, as if you don’t follow the procedure which is mentioned below its highly

Procedure to Root Motorola Droid X2:

  • First up you will have to make sure that the USB Debugging is enabled in your phone and also you will have to note that all the data in your SD Card is backed up as all the data in the SD Card may get wiped.
  • Now, you will have to download the Gingerbreak Package in your computer and then you will have to unzip the same to get Gingerbreak v1.2 APK file which you will have to transfer the same to your Motorola Droid X2 phone by connecting your phone to the computer with the help of USB cable. Please note that in the process of extraction if you are prompted to enter in the password then you will have to enter the password as androidadvices.com.
  • After copying the application in your phone, you will have to open the same and need to install the same in your phone. So, as soon as you install the Gingerbreak application, open the same and choose the option of “Root Device” option.
  • After selecting the option, you will have to wait for some time till the rooting process is completed. Please note that the device may take up to 10 minutes as it also wipes the cache in your phone.
  • As soon as the rooting process is completed, you will have to also install the applications like Busy Box so as to further customize your phone experience.
  • Make sure that the super user app is installed in your Motorola Droid X2 and is working perfectly alright. Just in case whenever you wish to un root the device, just simply uninstall the Gingerbreak application from your phone to revoke the rooting access which was earlier granted. So, in this way you can easily root your Motorola Droid X2 and also alternatively you can un root the device too.

Please note that you will have to reconfigure the APN settings after updating the firmware to access the data services and the Internet services as all the Internet APN settings will be reset. You will have to contact your Service provider which is Verizon Wireless to get more info on the APN Settings. Not to forget also configure the MMS Settings. Do let us know if you face any issues while rooting the device as we will see to it that the issues are solved. Just in case if the rooting process is interrupted in the middle then you just need to re follow the whole procedure from the start to root your Motorola Droid X2 phone.



  1. Owen

    October 13, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    I unfortunately agree.I was rooted fine before the update..
    Now it will not root..

    • DirtRider444

      October 18, 2011 at 7:41 am

      HAHAHAHAHAH!!! Dude how high was this programmer when he made the update? Ive been reading this thread and after all your posts you guys have been throwing up I have made a very well informed decision that this “root program update” is a piece of garbage and im better off throwing my phone in a boiling pot of hot water. Thanks for your user responses and saving my phone!

  2. common sense

    October 13, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    it will not work with vrs. 2.3.3 and now there is a 2.3.4 out there and this really isnt going to work now. it seems from reading these posts all anyone has got is some half answers and the run around. people were told to do the same thing over and over again. question? why would i repeatedly do the same thing when it has been made very clear that it wont work. and then there was the comment about contacting verizon. REALLY!!!!!? are you out of your mind!!!! this site is a waste of time and should be taken down.

  3. Anton

    September 29, 2011 at 10:46 am

    Got 2.3.3 and like everyone else, aside from RachelR, I can’t get it to root. GingerBreak simply staying on the “rooting”screen (blue spinning wheel) for about 4 hours now and still nothing. It doesn’t even say “Unable to Root” or something like that, it simply sits there and spins. I’m going to chuck this phone against the wall. All I want to do is get wireless on my phone, instead I have to dish out $20/month with a 2 gb cap simply because Verizon deems it so. Screw that. I’ll keep trying to get this thing to work, till then I’m just going to try to figure out something else. Please email me if you know anything I don’t.

    In fact Rachel, are you sure you’ve got 2.3.3? You might have the previous version only because 2.3.3 does NOT work with GingerBreak, and that has been confirmed unless your doing something “we” don’t know about.

  4. Yuma Locksmith

    September 26, 2011 at 7:42 am

    Thanks for the great info on rooting my droid x 2 step by step procedures works great thanks

  5. RachelR

    September 22, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Worked like a charm w/ 2.3.3.

  6. dx2 user

    September 14, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    Has anyone with the Droid x2 running gingerbread 2.3.3 able to root with gingerbreak?

  7. bullshit stopper

    September 10, 2011 at 1:43 am

    jesus christ, take this page down, and next time, include full instructions like how to fix the internet, rather than ‘contact verizon to figure out the rest’.
    Why would I want to tell verizon i rooted my phone?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      September 16, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      no, if you then the warranty will get void!

  8. barefootedhorse

    September 8, 2011 at 6:45 am

    If you update to 2.3.3 you are screwed till someone finds a new root solution………

  9. amf

    September 8, 2011 at 12:06 am

    This worked before the OTA update. The info above is useless now. Take the page down!

  10. kevin

    September 7, 2011 at 5:16 am

    root neer worked either kept on running exploit screen never went past itt after the update

  11. dude

    August 31, 2011 at 3:08 am

    i have same problem after updating to 2.3.3

  12. Aaron

    August 23, 2011 at 5:14 am

    If you have gone through all steps, and after hitting the root selection, and all you have is a little blue spinning wheel after many, many, minutes, are you pretty much screwed and not gunna work?

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 23, 2011 at 9:27 am

      hey aaron, hae you tried rooting again?

  13. marcus

    August 21, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Oh and nothing against rooting just saying it seems to be to much work for a phone

  14. marcus

    August 21, 2011 at 5:36 pm

    I was thinking about doing this rooting to my phone I got a Motorola android x2 version 2.3.3 I am not a newbie. To geting root access on phones or computers but the more I read up on rooting the android to gain superuser access it seems to me u got to do to much crap and them I see people posting that it worked for a week to a month and that’s about it so I don’t think this worth my time downloading the root kit to root my phone. Thanks to all the post it made me and make my mind up peAce have fun.

  15. Austen

    August 20, 2011 at 5:58 am

    I’m having trouble… I just got my DX2 today in the mail, tried to run Gingerbreak RIGHT AFTER I upgraded to 2.3.3 Gingerbread and it STAYS on the ‘rooting/running exploit’ and will not go off that screen.

    Is if impossible to root the 2.3.3 update? I really need the root… or I can’t access the internet on my laptop at my remote location I work at! I’m dying! Please help 🙁

    Thanks so much!

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 20, 2011 at 10:28 am

      sure austen,, we will surely work on your request.

      • J

        August 20, 2011 at 10:10 pm

        i am also having the same problem

  16. Ryan

    August 16, 2011 at 3:56 am

    Does this work on 2.33 version or only on 2.2 version??

  17. gr8horned1

    August 14, 2011 at 7:16 pm

    Oops………MMS settings.

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 14, 2011 at 9:39 pm

      you can get mms settings from your operator!

  18. gr8horned1

    August 14, 2011 at 7:15 pm

    Could you explain what the APN and MSS settings are and where are they on the phone and how do you reset them………sorry for NOT knowing this.

  19. john long

    August 8, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Doesn’t work wasted 3 hours

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 8, 2011 at 10:37 am

      hey john, sorry to hear that but are you facing any issue?

  20. Dennis Sigala

    August 5, 2011 at 1:57 am

    I had successfully rooted my Verizon Droid X2, last week, with Gingerbreak 1.2. This morning I got a message that there was an update, did I wish to update, so I did, its now Android ver 2.3.3
    Build 4.5.1A-DTN-117-15
    ERI ver 5, Now Wifi tethering does not work, states is phone rooted. this update blocks rooting by Gingerbreak, anyone come across this problem, I tried running Gingerbreak 1.2 again, but it never completes. just keeps running rooting
    running exploit, now about 30 min, So not sure what to do,

    Thanks if anyone knows a work around,

    • NeaL Pradeep

      August 5, 2011 at 10:44 am

      you will have to first check with the service provider and then if everything is alright on the data front then you can proceed to updating the phone!

      • Dennis Sigala

        August 5, 2011 at 7:45 pm

        You missed the whole point Dude!

    • gr8horned1

      August 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm

      Got the same problem…….I updated to 2.3.3 and tried the Gingerbreak 1.2 and it keeps running exploit forever. I’m going to contact Motorola to see if there’s a way to get back to Froyo 2.2………..a factory reset didn’t work………otherwise I’ll guess I’ll have to wait till someone figures out another rooting procedure.

    • 1UP

      August 18, 2011 at 3:52 am

      Mine did the same. Rooted on aug. 4. Updated on aug 6 and lost ability to tether. Same msg. (is phone rooted). Have you found any solutions? Has anyone had any success with a factory restore? When it worked prior to the update it totally kicked ass but now that it doesn’t. Well …

      • NeaL Pradeep

        August 18, 2011 at 9:02 am

        There should not be any issues..kindly apply update once again.

        • 1UP

          August 19, 2011 at 4:56 am

          Not to sound phone illiterate. But how to I update again? Are you talking about the update I received prior to malfunctioning the gingerbreak

          • NeaL Pradeep

            August 19, 2011 at 10:42 am

            follow the procedure which is mentioned in the article..

  21. mike

    July 24, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    rooted my x2 last night everything went smooth peice of cake… wireless tether not working im assuming because verizon blocked it or what not i searched around got the latest version still no dice …. other than wifi tethering what can i use my phone for now that its rooted… thats mainly the only reason i did it lol

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