Question Rooting Stock X


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Dec 11, 2009
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I've done nothing to this phone (DX). It's got the OTA GB update (602). I just want to confirm the rooting procedure which appears real simple. I did the D1 over a year ago and then stopped keeping up with the rooting community. But now I want this phone to last a few more months but with better performance. Yeah I've spent alot of time reading but it gets confusing real fast. Anyway......I'm guessing I need to do this:

First make sure I have the current 64 bit Moto drivers for my Win 7 system then DL the Moto One Click Root recently released:

How to: Root the DROID2, DROIDX2, DROIDX, and DROID3 Running Gingerbread - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

Once rooted I could then use the Droid 2 Recovery Bootstrap to install the ROM I want.....which would probably be Cyanogen. Is there a version of Cyanogen Mod that is preferred at this point?

Would this be as simple as it seems? No messing around with RSD Lite or going back to an earlier SBF?

Thanks for the help and the semi newb questions. One of the problems in going back and reading threads is that there are many discussions to sort through that involve people that have already rooted their phone. And those that involve rooting a phone with Froyo vs. GB.


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May 13, 2011
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The one click root that came out recently is great. Once downloaded it takes all of about 10 minutes or less with just a usb connection to your pc. Everything is pretty much automatic, just follow on screen instructions.


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Jul 2, 2010
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CM7 currently runs on the Froyo kernel (it is Gingerbread, but the kernel is the one released for Froyo). They're working on porting the method of hijacking the boot process to the more modern kernels, but from an end-user perspective the only thing that will change is the install process.

Buildbot has been broken for the past few days, in your shoes I'd wait a few more for it to be fixed and for the changes introduced to be proven out but that depends on your comfort level. Here's a list of the changelogs:
CyanogenMod nightlies changelog for Cdma_shadow

I've put together my own notes for installation. Essentially you SBF back to Froyo, root, install the bootstrap, then install CM7. It's not very hard at all:

Hope this helps! Note that CM7 isn't fully supported on the Droid X but it works well. If you want something rock-solid CM7/MIUI are a little ways off but both are perfectly usable.

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