Root Motorola Droid X2 on Android Froyo using Gingerbreak
Motorola Droid X2 can now be rooted using the famous Gingerbreak app. For the unaware, Gingerbreak brings a revolutionary way to root Android phones. No longer you would need to follow complicated steps that include setting up of ADB, running shell commands, and so on to root your device. All you have to do is to install an app and let it do the rooting for you.
Gingerbreak was earlier used to root LG Optimus Black, Samsung Droid Charge, and Acer Iconia Tab. Now folks over at XDA have added support for Motorola Droid X2.
Disclaimer: By rooting, you may void the warranty of the device. Follow the guide at your own risk. We are not responsible if your device gets bricked or damaged during the process.
1. Download Gingerbread APK file [link: http://www.mediafire.com/?rdan1eqfk7ce0wz] to your Computer.
2. Connect your Droid X2 to your Computer and copy the downloaded APK file to your phone’s SD card.
3. Disconnect the phone from your Computer.
3. Now you need to allow installation of non-market apps on your Phone. In order to do this, navigate to ‘Settings’ –> ‘Applications’ and enable the option ‘Unknown sources’.
4. Install Gingerbread app on your phone. You may want to use an app such as ‘Easy Launcher’ to do this. Here is the QR code of ‘Easy Launcher’.
5. Make sure USB debugging is enabled on your phone. You can enable USB debugging after navigating to ‘Settings’ –> ‘Applications’ –> ‘Development’.
6. Once the installation is done, launch Gingerbreak and tap ‘Root’.
Your phone will reboot and you will have Superuser installed when your phone is rooted.
Want to remove bloatware and do some tweaks on your Droid X2 to get better performance? Go to the XDA developer thread, and you will be able to block ads using a custom made hosts file, a GPS mod that locks in GPS faster, a Froyo Malware exploit patch, and a list of safe apps that can be removed without causing any trouble on your phone.