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    Question How to root motorola milestone x2 (2.3.6)

    I have just bought a Milestone X2 from Cspire about 2 weeks ago. And for the past week I have been searching for a way to root my device. And every method has brought me up short I mean try after try no success. Could someone please point me in the rite direction as to where I mite find a way to root my device please. Your efforts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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    Hey
    I'm trying to find a solution to rooting the milestone x2 also. If I can find something that works I'll post the results.
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    Hey that will be awesome thanks! And if I find something I will do the same for you.
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    I found this link that might work. I haven't tried it yet cause I haven't had time. I might can try it sometime tomorrow. HowTo: Milestone X2 - 2.3.6 Root - xda-developers
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    That's the one that I've been having trouble with. I can seem to get past the command prompt part.
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    Has any of these been confirmed to work yet?
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    Yes it's works!!!!!! I figured it all out. It was a simple error on my part in the directions that I was following. That method does work but there are 2 versions of that process.
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    Whats the other method? I cant get past the fastboot flash preinstall root.img part!!!! so frustrating
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    The method that works is listed above by Rusty. And when you get to that page at the bottom of the last step listed in the root process, there are 2 more links. The one that is marked breifmoblie is the one that did not work for me I may have been doing it wrong I'm not sure. But the one that I used has a few more commands to type in that's the one that I used. Make sure though when you start to follow all the steps to the T. I mean type exactly what you see and press enter after every command. And it will say fail a few times but don't worry just follow the steps. And make for sure that you have yur screen set to not go off. Because that was one of my problems I had cause when it reboots and the screen goes off you will not see the superuser prompt on yur phone and you will miss it and not get root. And make sure when you do start, the files that you do have to download for this need to be saved together and extracted to yur computers OS or on my desktop it was Win7/os. I hope that my trial and error has helped you out I take no credit for the root process itself. It belongs to someone else's hard work and effort.
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    the links to the adb-fastboot.zip and the other one cant be found
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    Try just googleing the 2 downloads that you need. And then go back to the process listed. Im sure there still somewhere on the internet.
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    I have tried that method and I followed all the steps. I didn't see the other commands until i read on into the forum. When i type the last command " PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk" it says installation failed file already exists. In the directions it says you NEED super user installed from the market and it FAILS. Either im not doing something right or my phone is a stubborn one. My phone is also the X2 from C spire. Running 2.3.6
    Last edited by Sketch83-54; 07-11-2012 at 07:05 PM. Reason: Left out information
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    could you please explain to me the EXACT steps you used? I would really like to get my phone rooted. (Motorola Milestone X2 from C Spire running2.3.6)
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    SUCCESS. as you mentioned it was a small typing error. Phone its now rooted!!!!!!!

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    Yeah I had the same problem with typing errors I was getting the zeros mixed up with the oo's........ but congrats on yur success and enjoy yur root...

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    Anyone found anything like superoneclick to root 2.3.6?

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    heres a good walk through on rooting x2's BIG thx to XDA!

    Originally Posted by DarkFalconX
    This method works! There are only 2 differences in the commands (indicated in red):

    Obtain the necessary files from the Atrix 2.3.6 link above
    Extract the ADB-Fastboot package and root image to your C:\ Drive under a new folder titled root
    Put your device into Fastboot mode: Turn off your device. Hold down the power button and downward volume button until you see Fastboot on your screen Push the upward volume button
    Connect your phone via USB cable. Allow Windows to install the new hardware if this is the first time you have used Fastboot mode.
    Open your command prompt (Start >> run cmd >> enter)
    Type the following commands
    cd C:/root
    fastboot flash preinstall root.img
    fastboot reboot
    Enable USB debugging (Settings >> Applications >> Debugging)
    Type the following commands
    adb shell
    /preinstall/su
    Allow Superuser access on the phone when prompted
    Type the following commands
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /system
    cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/su
    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk

    Congratulations! You are rooted!
    This worked me also but I had to download superuser from the market first then follow the steps, and finally rooted
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    Now if only i could find a good ROM that will be performance enhancing and works on mx2 v. 2.3.6

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    I heard cyanogen 7 will flash in mx2 2.3.6 but the wifi wont even turn on. I think i heard it on xda or android police. I dont remember. Anywho i just want a nice rom that will STOP THIS PHONE FROM LAGGING. Even WITH setCPU installed running MAX speed, the phone still lags sometimes.......fudge......

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    To get rid of lag you need to delete all the apps that CSpire has on the phone. You know all those sorry apps that nobody wants or uses. And that will free up a lot of space and help with lag.

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    Where would i find them? Ive tried countless rooting methods and factory reset my phone so many times that i noticed some apps dissappeared.

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    this isnt actually a reply i just wanted to know if anyone could help me!!!!!! i rooted my phone then i downloaded an app called font changer and i did something in the app changing my font now my phone wont load at all i need help badly plz help someone
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    @Sketch the one I use is absolute system tools. And AS Maid pro those will both clean yur phone and delete unwanted apps.

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    Sorry was meant to be SD not ( AS ) DAMN predictive text.

    Sent from my Milestone X2 using Android Central Forums
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    @Dnice try retracing yur steps on What you did when you downloaded the fonts and se if you my have changed yur settings by mistake. And if that don't work delete the fonts. Is all I can think of rite now.

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