Those who have updated their Motorola Droid X2 to Android 2.3.5 via the latest OTA update should have lost the root. Moreover, the rooting tool that was working for the Android 2.3.4 build doesn’t work on the new firmware.
As of now, there is no rooting exploit directly for the Android 2.3.5 firmware, which is dubbed as 1.3.418. The only option available now is to downgrade the Droid X2 to 2.3.4 by SBF using RSD Lite, followed by rooting it, save the root using the Root Keeper app, update to Android 2.3.5, and then update the root on the Android 2.3.5.
If you haven’t understood what I said just now, don’t worry, like as usual, we have put up a step-by-step guide for rooting your Motorola Droid X2 running the latest firmware 1.3.418.
- Before you begin, downgrade your Motorola Droid X2 to Android 2.3.5 using RSD Lite and the SBF file. We have already posted a step-by-step guide here.
- Download Motorola Driversand install it on your computer. If you have performed the downgrade using the same computer, you should already have it installed.
- Download PetesMotorolaRootTools_v1.07.zip
- To begin, unzip the downloaded Petes Motorola Root Tool.
- On your Droid X2, go to Settings > Applications > Development, and enable USB Debuggingmode.
- Plug the phone to your computer via USB cable.
- Select Charge Onlymode on your phone.
- On your computer, if you have Windows XP, run the Pete’s Motorola Root Tools.exe. If you are using Windows 7, right-click on the Pete’s Motorola Root Tools.exe file and choose Run as Administrator.
- Follow the onscreen instructions shown in the command window. You have to pass through 3 steps, rebooting along the way. When it boots, your Motorola Droid X2 should be rooted.
- On your phone, launch Google Play Store and search for OTA RootKeeper. This is a free app that preserves the root after the OTA update. Go ahead and install the app.
- Launch OTA RootKeeperapp on your Droid X2.
- Tap on Protect root.
- Close the app.
- Go to Settings > About Phone > System Update > Downloadand now install the OTA update that Verizon rolled out recently, which is nothing but the Android 2.3.5 tagged as 1.3.418.
- The installation process will take a while as the firmware should be downloaded from the Verizon servers. After the installation is complete, your phone will prompt for reboot. Go ahead and reboot the phone.
- After booting is complete, launch OTA Root Keeper app and tap on Restore Root.
That’s it. You have successfully rooted your Motorola Droid X2 on the Android 2.3.5 firmware 1.3.418.
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