Verizon has started rolling out a minor update to the Droid X2 and should hit your device in a couple of days. The update will bring Android 2.3.5 along with bug fixes and performance improvements.

DROID_X2_DOWNGRADE

Dubbed as 1.3.418.MB870, some of you may already have received it. Installing this update will kill the root access if you had one while on 2.3.4. Currently, there is no direct root exploit for the the 1.3.418.MB870.

The only way to get your Droid X2 rooted on 2.3.5 is by downgrading it to 2.3.4, root it, preserve root using root keeper, update to 2.3.5, and then apply the root keeper update. In this article we will be covering the first part of it in which you can downgrade your Droid X2 to Android 2.3.4 factory state using the RSD Lite on Windows PC.

IMPORTANT: This process may wipe the entire phone, and hence we suggest you to take a complete backup of contacts, messages, and data before proceeding.

This guide will be handy for those who want to restore their Motorola Droid X2 to Android 2.3.4 Factory state.

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. To begin, extract all the contents of the downloaded files. To extract SBF file, use 7-zip, which is a free program for Windows.
  2. Install RSD Lite on your computer. You may have to reboot the computer after installation.
  3. Install Motorola drivers on your computer
  4. Power off the Motorola Droid X2.
  5. Press and hold the Power and Volume Down button until you see Fastboot.
  6. Use Volume Down button to navigate to RSD and then press Volume Up once.
  7. Launch RSD Lite on your computer, click on … and select the SBF file that you extracted using 7-zip.
  8. Connect the Motorola Droid X2 to your computer via USB cable.
  9. Click Start and wait for the process to finish. After the installation is complete, your phone may work normally or may go into boot loop.

Phone Boot looping?

If the phone boot loops after installing, follows the below steps:

  1. Pull out the battery.
  2. Boot into the Stock Recovery by pressing and holding Power and Volume Down until you see FASTBOOT.
  3. In FASTBOOT press Volume Down key until you see Android Recovery.
  4. In Android Recovery, Press the Volume Up button to see the message Entering Android Recovery.
  5. In a while, you should see a white triangle with a yellow exclamation mark.
  6. Press both Volume Up and the Volume Down button at once and navigate to wipe data/factory reset and select it using the Power button.
  7. After wiping is complete, select Reboot

That’s it. Enjoy the new Factory state Motorola Droid X2 on Android 2.3.4.

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