Droid X2 Has Rooted Gingerbread

Well, sort of. Other than the Atrix, no Motorola device running Gingerbread has gotten its own permanent root. However, for those of you worried about rooting your Droid X2 after receiving the 2.3.3 update you need not worry.@P3droid over on twitter updated his phone and showed that it was still possible to SBF back to 2.2 and root your device. An unexpected move from Moto, who is often considered evil for their current stance on rooting, but a welcomed one nonetheless. The Droid X2 has been showing a sign of life in the developing world and Motorola should take notice. MyDroidWorld‘s instruction on how to root after the break.

Download:  DX2-Patched GB update.zip


1.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
2.  Root your DROIDX2 using Gingerbreak.  [Instructions]
3.  Bootstrap the recovery using the DX2 bootstrap app.  [Instructions]
4.  Once you have bootstrapped, “reboot into recovery.”
5.  Once in recovery, it would be wise to create a new backup.

Backup and Restore>Backup

6.  Then choose “install zip from sd card.”
7.  Then select the file from your SD card that you downloaded above.
8.  Run it and enjoy the update!

[via droid-life]

About the Author: Andrew Greenfield

Andrew Greenfield was born and raised in the Cincinnati, Ohio area. He is currently attending THE Ohio State University where he is majoring in Honors Industrial & Systems Engineering. He was allowed to pick a smartphone for college and has been surgically attached to his Evo ever since. When not playing around with his phone, Andrew enjoys playing frisbee, football, soccer, Super Smash Bros, fixing the technology for the technologically impaired, and making fun of M*chigan fans.

  • Justin

    Can you give a step by step process to “SBF” to 2.2? I can’t find it anywhere….

  • James

    I dont understand.
    Gingerbreak will not work on my phone.
    Verzion Motorola Droid X2 running ver Android 2.3.3.
    step 2 says . Root your DROIDX2 using Gingerbreak??? If Gingerbreak worked why would I need to do any of this stuff?? Sorry for being a newbie at this Please explain in more detail. Im confused.

  • motoroller

    Gingerbreak works for many firmwares. Eclair, froyo, honeycomb, too. You don’t have to use gingerbreak, super one click will work too. One you have 2.2 installed then root. Then update firmware again.

  • Drodie

    The steps as I understand them require that you go back to the 2.2 Froyo that the unit was shipped with, then gingerbreak,then apply the update to 2.3 gingerbread. If you do anything else, or not in that order, it doesn’t work.

    If you already have 2.3, you can’t gingerbreak on it. You have to roll the phone back to 2.2 first.