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This is Steven with Wimervision and today I'm going to show you how to root your Motorola
Droid X. It only took 1 week from release for the Droid X hacking community to figure
out how to root it and I'm going to show you what they did. This is more complicated than
rooting the Droid 1 so only proceed if you feel confident in your technical abilities.
Credit for the root goes to Sebastian Kramer, Birdman, and [mbm]. The source as well as
myself take no responsibility for whatever happens as a result for attemping this hack.
You are going to need a couple things before proceeding. You need access to a pc, the root
files, a copy of the Android SDK for ADB, the ADB USB drivers, a Droid X connected to
your PC with USB debugging enabled and set to pc mode. Links to the software are in the
video description. Once you've downloaded all the files, extract the Android SDK then
extract the root file contents to the tools folder inside the Android SDK. Next you will
extract the ADB USB files and plug in your Droid X to your computer but make sure you
have it set to pc mode and USB debugging enabled. One person said that his Antivirus didn't
like the root files so be sure to disable your protection if it complains.
If you've installed drivers for any other Android phone you may have trouble installing
these USB drivers. If you haven't installed any drivers in the past, you will see an entry
called "Motorola ADB Interface" under other devices in the Device Manager. If you don't
see it then uninstall everything in the Device Manager that mentions ADB in the name and
select delete driver when prompted and scan for new hardware. Make sure you don't remove
anything important by accident. Once you see the proper device, right click it and select
update driver software. You will select browse my computer, let me pick, next, have disk,
browse to the location of the ADB USB drivers you downloaded, select, android_winusb, then
open, then ok. Select Android Composite ADB Interface from the list, say yes to the prompt,
This was done on Windows 7 x64 so your steps might be slightly different depending on which
version of Windows you use. Next we will open a command prompt by typing cmd into the start
menu search box and pressing enter. Go to the location you extracted the Android SDK
and change directory to tools. In the video description are a series of commands, go ahead
and copy and paste the first 7 of those commands to the comand prompt while pressing enter
after each one.
This next part requires you to have a wifi or bluetooth widget handy. Go ahead and type
the next command in and immediately after toggle wifi or bluetooth off and on.
Next we will type rootshell into the command prompt and when it asks for a password, type
'secretlol'. If the $ turns into a # then it worked. Go ahead and run the last set of
8 commands in the video description. Make sure your phone is unlocked for this next
part as you will have to press the allow button during this next part. Type adb shell and
enter then type su and enter. On your phone make sure you press allow to the root request.
If the prompt changes to # then you are now fully rooted.
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