You finally updated your DROID X and now want super user access (Most likely because you don't want to pay $15 extra a month for wifi a service that should be free.).

Well have no fear! I am going to explain exactly how to easily root your Droid X with just a few clicks of the mouse!

Things You Will Need

Android SDK package
DORoot zip

Step 1

Before we start I' would like to remind you all that everything you do to your phone is your sole responsibility, even if rooting the device is completely legal, you probably should refrain from doing it if you're not that confident in your Android Skills.

Please read article Droid X pro's and con's if you like this one or thinking about getting a Droid X for yourself!

Instructions for Linux and Mac

1. Extract and Update Android SDK package to your computer. The file comes in a .tar.gz file. Just open it up and drag and drop the android-sdk-linux

folder to your home directory or desktop. Next, extract the files from the DORoot zip file to the tools folder of Android SDK. You should be moving 4 or 5 files into the tools folder.
2. Make sure you phone is in PC Mode with USB Debugging enabled
PC Mode: Notification blind -> USB connection -> PC Mode
USB Debugging: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging
You need USB debugging icon showing in notifications. Try Charge Only if you can't get PC Mode to show USB debugging.
3. Navigate to the tools folder of your android-sdk
[cd /android-sdk-linux_x86/tools]
4. enter [chmod 0755 doroot.sh] then run it [./doroot.sh]
5. Let it run.
6. That's it, you are done.




Step 2

Instructions for Windows:

1. Extract and Update Android SDK package to your computer. The file comes in a zip file. Just open it up and drag and drop the android-sdk-windows folder to your C drive. Next, extract the files from the DORoot zip file to the tools folder of Android SDK. You should be moving 7 or 8 files into the tools folder.
2. Install Motorola Drivers
(Tip, to stop the launching of the Verizon/Motorola site, go to the MotoConnect icon in the bottom left, right click, when phone connects, nothing.)
3. Make sure you phone is in PC Mode with USB Debugging enabled
PC Mode: Notification blind -> USB connection -> PC Mode
USB Debugging: Settings -> Applications -> Development -> USB debugging
You need USB debugging icon showing in notifications. Try Charge Only if you can't get PC Mode to show USB debugging.
4. Double-click and run doroot.bat
5. Let it run.
6. That's it, you are done.

I hope you enjoy your super user access! Let me know if you have any problems and I will do my best to help you all out! Read this new article on how to get the best price on your next smart phone!

Tips & Warnings

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