Don’t look now, but the DROID X2’s development community is quite pathetic. No, I’m not insulting the folks that are working on it or planning to work on it, I mean that, in the current state of things, there’s little or no reason to root your DROID X2 just yet. Most of the major VZW developers were waiting on an SBF leak from Motorola to begin work, though, and we’ve finally gotten that leak. Download and instructions are below, so be sure to give them a spin if you’re just feeling curious for the time being. [XDA]
In related news, if you DROID X owners happen to break your phones, Asurion may be willing to replace your device with its younger, but stronger brother – the DROID X2. This may not be ideal for those of you who enjoy the wide developer support or are looking forward to an official release of CyanogenMod, but with the news above it shouldn’t be much longer before X2 development is in full swing. [Droid-Life]
1) Download the DROID X2 (Android 2.2.2) SBF.
2) Install the Drivers on Your Computer. (Visit Motorola.com)
3) Install RSDLite on Your Computer.
4) Put the SBF File in an easy to Find Place like your Desktop.
5) If you need to SBF Boot your into the Bootloader by holding power and volume up. ( Thank You P3Droid for that piece of information)
6) Open RSDLite And Load the SBF File. There is a Window With a button next to it click the button and Navigate to where you stored the SBF File and select it.
7) Plug your phone into the computer. When RSDLite sees it Click Start and let the process run. It will reboot your phone when it’s complete. DO NOT UNPLUG YOUR PHONE FROM YOUR COMPUTER UNTIL THE PROCESS IS COMPLETE.
8) If your phone Bootloops after SBF Battery Pull Boot into stock recovery and factory reset a few times then reboot.
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- Check out the Motorola DROID X2 forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.
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