Former Writer · Aug 24, 2012 at 04:30 pm

Droid X, Droid 2 Global, and Others All Rooted with the Same Exploit

Sometimes it’s difficult to find a root method for aging devices. It’s not that the devices are bad, but more often than not developers have moved on to bigger and better things. For many Droid users, all of the latest updates on several devices have a solid root method. Oddly enough, it’s the same exploit and it seems to work on a plethora of devices. These include the Motorola Droid X, Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global, and the Motorola Droid X2. This includes all of their variants.

The exploit was found by phifc at RootzWiki and posted here by XDA Forum Member bhigham in the form of a LiveCD. Users are to download the ISO, burn it onto a CD, then boot from the CD. From there, users put their phones into bootloader, flash the exploit, and that should root the device.

Despite the exploit not being posted in all of the device forums, the exploit works on quite a few devices. As bhigham explains:

This CD is for the D2,R2D2, D2G, and DX on Android version 2.3.4, and the DX2 on 2.3.5.

So if you’re on one of those devices and need root, this is how it’s done. For more info, check out the Droid X thread or the Droid 2 Global thread.


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