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[Root] Droid X root method for 2.3.4/ 4.5.621 (does not require Milestone SBF)

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:00 AM #1

Since all these devices (Droid 2/R2D2/D2G/DX2 and DX seem to be vulnerable to the same exploit found by phifc at
http://rootzwiki.com...nd-droid2-r2d2/
I have assembled rooting methods for all of them in EzSbf style CD. I have tested it on my D2G, and the same method has been tested by multiple users on the D2/R2D2, and has worked fine.
Credit for this method go to phifc, djrbliss, and the others who developed the method.
I have simply taken the method, and assembled the tools.
Credit for the idea behind the CD method should go to 1KDS, as I have mostly patterned this CD after his method.
Credit should also go to Skrilax_CZ, as without his Motorola Android Firmware (De)packer, we wouldn't be able to have a 55 meg CD that covers multiple devices.
Special thanks also to themib for testing and troubleshooting on the DroidX2. In fact, since I don't have a DX2, he actually did a majority of the work in finding a method that would work (the method for the D2 and D2G doesn't quite work), and then we worked together to get it assembled and working.

From what I can see, it should work for the Droid X as well, but I haven't found anyone to test and verify it yet. Once/if that has been verified, I will update this post to reflect that. and Western Senju Ero-sannin and several others report that it has worked for them below. Thanks for checking it out, and reporting back,
This CD is for the D2,R2D2, D2G, and DX on Android version 2.3.4, and the DX2 on 2.3.5.
One note if you have troubles with it not working. It might be necessary to disconnect the phone after it flashes the preinstall and reboots. It seems that some phones may not complete the reboot process before being rebooted by ADB, so you may need to disconnect the phone when it starts booting, and let it boot fully before hooking it back up. when hooked back up, it will be rebooted, and should go on with the process like normal.

Of course, like all other things here, I have done my best on this, but there are no guarantees, and anything you do on your phone is at your own risk.
So, without further ado, here is a link for the CD
http://www.mediafire...mim304k214kl41h
and the md5 is
7baee9c34f6ef7ad0b4fa219ae387c68

Edited by beh, 15 August 2012 - 06:30 AM.

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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 07:06 AM #2

A bit more information for anyone interested in what has been done. I took the Droid X sbf, and stripped everything out of it except the logo. That way we can reduce the size of the CD, and all we need from the sbf is the ramloader, but it has to have at least one code group in the file.
This stripped sbf is then used to upload the preinstall file, which should overwrite the local.prop file, giving root access to adb.
This then allows you to push the necessary rooting files to the system partition, using adb, which roots the phone.
I don't have a DX to test this on, but from what I can see it is pretty much the D2 with a larger screen and no keyboard. This method works on the D2, D2G, and DX2, so I would guess that it should work on the DX, but until someone tests it, I can't be sure. So, if someone is willing and able to test it, please post back your results.
Hope this is helpful to someone
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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

Western Senju Ero-sannin

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:51 PM #3

here i go, droid x :huh:
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Western Senju Ero-sannin

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Posted 05 August 2012 - 06:53 PM #4

here i go, droid x :huh:

From what I can see, it should work for the Droid X as well, but I haven't found anyone to test and verify it yet. Once/if that has been verified, I will update this post to reflect that.
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Posted 05 August 2012 - 10:18 PM #5

If and when I upgrade myself to the Bionic at some point (minus other expenses like my truck...), I'll retire my DX and maybe see about giving this a go maybe. 'Bout time I get something that'll be stock ICS for once and working instead of builds that'll probably never be finished due to the locked nature of the DX. Oh well, can't be helped.
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:29 AM #6

wooo-hoooo! worked, did it to day (watched a movie w/ wife last night). charge only mode then asked to enter boot loader mode, then manual reboot, then finish program's run. nice work :lol:
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:53 AM #7

wooo-hoooo! worked, did it to day (watched a movie w/ wife last night). charge only mode then asked to enter boot loader mode, then manual reboot, then finish program's run. nice work :lol:

Great, glad that worked, sounds like this method is confirmed to work for the DroidX also then,
Were the instructions for how to get into bootloader correct? I have never even seen a DroidX, so I googled how to get into bootloader, and put what I thought were correct instructions.
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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

Western Senju Ero-sannin

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 06:58 AM #8

power on holding both volume buttons, screen will flash, release. good to go
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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:05 AM #9

power on holding both volume buttons, screen will flash, release. good to go

Ok, the instruction I had found said to hold the volume down and camera button, anyone know if those instructions are also correct? On the D2G, there are a couple of different methods that work.
If either will work, then I will leave the instructions as is, rather than upload a new CD.

Edited by beh, 06 August 2012 - 07:05 AM.

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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

Western Senju Ero-sannin

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 07:40 AM #10

i have heard of a few ways,vol+ power work for me. i think the difference is droid x or droid x 2nd init. i don't know what the actual difference is but the is one. the best way i can/ was able to tell is in rom manager flash one of the 2 recoverys (droid x or droid x 2nd init) the one that has less brain farts is the one for you. hope that helps
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