The folks at AllDroid have managed to root one of the newest and most exciting Android phone: the Motorola Droid X! Even so this device has an eFuse protected bootloader it didn’t take for it to be rooted. You can now start loading custom ROMs and fully customize your device!
All the credits for this root hack go to rainabba, Sebastian Kramer, birdman, [mbm] and AllDroid for publishing it first.
As usual rooting your device can be risky, it may void your warranty. You’re following this process at your own risk, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to your device.
Here are the instructions to root your Motorola Droid X [from AllDroid]:
- Download the file DroidXRoot_v2.zip @ http://alldroid.org/default.aspx?g=posts&t=493 and extract it to a folder on your computer
- Make sure you have ADB installed on your computer
- On the phone: Home, Menu Button, Settings, Applications, Development: Make sure the "USB debugging" option is enabled/checked.
- Status bar, USB connection: Make sure "PC Mode" is selected.
- Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, "cmd", OK; Linux: Terminal)
- 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.
- Run "CD c:\DroidXRoot" (or where ever you expanded the archive)
- Run "adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk"
- Run "adb push su /sdcard/su"
- Run "adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox"
- Run "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid"
- Run "adb shell"
- Run "cd sqlite_stmt_journals"
- Run "chmod 755 exploid"
- On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
- IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
- Run "./exploid" and follow directions on screen. Once this completes you'll be back at a shell prompt.
- Run "rootshell". You'll be prompted for a password.
- Type in password "secretlol" and press Enter then you are root! (You'll know because your prompt will now be a "#" instead of "$")
- Run "cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk"
- Run "cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su"
- Run "cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox"
- Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/su"
- Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox"
- Run "rm /system/bin/rootshell"
- Run "exit" to drop from root to a non-root user shell (on phone still)
- Run "exit" to drop back to your machine command prompt (instead of phone)
Now to make sure your Motorola Droid X is rooted you can perform the following steps:
- Run "adb shell"
- Run "su" (now you should see the # sign which indicates you are root)
- Watch your screen so you can allow Superuser root access.
Enjoy your rooted device ;)
You can also see the video tutorial embedded below:
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