…and the Motorola Droid X2 Has Been Rooted


It really shouldn’t surprise anyone at this point when a brand-spanking new device is rooted within 24 hours of its official release, so word that the Motorola Droid X2 already getting cracked with superuser access granted isn’t hard to believe. The device succumbed to Gingerbreak, an application package designed to grant root access to the leaked build of Gingerbread floating around for the original Droid X. Let’s ignore the fact that the Droid X2 doesn’t even have Gingerbread, for now (the app is actually based off of other root methods that presumably work just find for the new handset).

This comes as good news to those awaiting their Droid X2 to ship. The thing is basically root-able out of the box with little fuss. How about that?

[via DroidLife]

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  1. Is the bootloader locked and encrypted? I haven’t seen anything about that yet.

    1. ofcourse its locked, we’re talking moto+big red here

    2.  Usually isn’t unless its HTC

      1. Moto’s bootloaders are the ones that are usually encrypted.  I would guess this one is encrypted since it is from Moto.

        1. Customers got pissed tho that the original Droid X was encrypted/locked down…….there was a HUGE debate about it and people were lobbying about protesting against Moto until they decided to repent their policy on locked bootloaders…… i wouldn’t be suprised if this one was unlocked (i also would be happy as im getting this next week).

          Let’s hope for the best.

          1. Moto never did any such thing, they are the biggest assholes when it comes to locking down their devices. They’re also famous for ignoring customers complaints about the situation.

          2. What the 1 percent of hackersi

          3. That 1% of hackers have a greater sphere of influence in purchases than you think.  That 1% of hackers are the techies that their friends, family and co-workers ask about what phones to buy.  So sure, they may be 1% or whatever, but they have a disproportionate influence on purchases.

            They are also the ones complaining, in large numbers.  And since most people doan’t bother learning about devices other than a cursory google search, and see all the complaints – even though they may not understand the locked bootloader issue –  question when a company like moto has all these angry people complaining and will avoid the product.  Again, magnifying their influence. 

          4. @individual11 ,is that why the X1 was so popular? Come on now, nobody really cares. Wow, the 1% MIGHT influance another 1%. Big deal. I see more Moto droids than any other phone, save for the Iphone.

          5. @individual11, that 1% is only important in their own minds.  If they really had an affect, it’s be observable.  I don’t see that they’ve influenced anything, ergo…  

          6.  I agree with Individual11.  Those 1% will also most likely be the early adopters of new tech.  Without them new tech wouldn’t happen.  Everyone would be too afraid to make the leap if they(the 99%) don’t see other people using the tech and talking to them about all the ‘cool things’ it can do.

          7. @g12g2 I was at Verizon on launch for the X, there were fourty people at the store. I doubt one of those early adopters knew what a bootloader was. I also would doubt if even a quarter of the people that have actually complained to moto, were even Moto owners. To me, it seems as though the hacker community knows that moto has the best build quality, and are mad that moto doesnt care about them. 

      2.  In that case the Atrix should be the one with an unlocked bootloader with roms in abundance and the Inspire should be crippled and locked down … uhh NO …. try again.

      3. Classic example of ignorance.

  2.  Dear Developers,

    Please find perm root for my Dinc2. 

    1.  Me and Alexander are waiting for a response ! : )

  3.  Yeah, you are all out of your minds if you buy this locked down. Motorola releases crap phones now. Especially the highly under performing “blur” crapware they put on it. They can’t even get a launcher to operate smoothly.

    1.  Try the Blur launcher on Gingerbread and report back how you think it is…..

      And the phone being locked down gets in the way of how the phone works how….

      Launcher on the DX1 before GB? Launcher app and lag is basically gone. Lock screen lag? Same thing. Yea….apps that you get from the market fixes just about any lag ppl saw, see with the DX1. Not an unencrypted bootloader.

      1. Even if they made Blur as smooooooth as butter, it doesn’t appeal to me.  It adds a layer of complexity that I don’t want because it makes it much harder to get upgrades.  I also cannot stand how blur handles and integrates contacts.  Perhaps they have improved that, but I don’t need a secondary, aftermarket contact manager messing with my contacts or integrating them with others. 

        1. You do know you dont have to use Blur for contacts…

          You dont even have to sign into Blur to use the phone.

          1. That would be a substantial improvement.  Making you sign into blur and use moto’s server just used to annoy me to no end.  If that is so, it is a substantial improvement. 

    2. I love how people comment on something they have never owned. Or say people are out of their mind, because the phone doesnt do something most people could care less about. 

  4.  r they even trying anymore?
    my thunderbolt was rooted and bootloader unlocked in about 48 hrs of release,
    now this? they should just release these damn things unlocked and ready for root, if desired!

    1. It isn’t having a locked bootloader that is the issue with many folks, it’s encrypted bootloaders. Locked bootloaders can be unlocked. With an encrypted bootloader, you are stuck running ROMs based on whatever version your phone happens to have at the moment until the manufacturer releases a leak or a new build. Before the 2.3 “leak”, Droid X and D2s were stuck on 2.2 Froyo ROMs. Liberty was (is) a great ROM, and honestly, having played with 2.2 and 2.3, Gingerbread is NOT the greatest thing since sliced bread or chock full of “goodness”. Aside from the icons, 99.9% of people wouldn’t even notice the difference between 2.2 and 2.3. Froyo was a major upgrade from 2.1 (Dalvik JIT compiler, flash support, etc.) It is for such upgrades that more than a few people hate encrypted bootloaders – you’re stuck on whatever OS version your phone currently has until (if and when) the OEMs release or leak a new version.

  5. Big deal the boogloader is still locked and developers will avoid this phone just like they did the Atrix.

    1. Big deal. And the developers were there for the X1. 

    2. Developers do not need an unlocked bootloader to develop apps.  The can develop just fine using the API.  What they can’t do is develop apps that are tested with mod ROMs or do things that the carrier doesn’t want you doing to the phone.   

      In other words, a locked bootloader doesn’t stop legitimate app developers, only hackers.  I’m not losing sleep over that.

      1.  Locked bootloader takes away your right to use YOUR hardware the way YOU see fit.

        1. Until you finish your contract, that phone isn’t yours.  You’re buying a subsidized unit and paying it off during the term of your contract.  Once you’re out-of-contract, you have a case for getting the bootloader unlocked, but the network doesn’t have to support you, since you certainly don’t own the bandwidth. 

          1. The phone is mine if I purchase it at full price.  Then yes, I do own the phone.  Not everyone purchases on contract. 

          2. Nobody is stopping you, except your own inability to overcome. Crack it ffs. Dont cry they didnt make it easy for you. 

          3.  That phone is mine even during the term of the contract.  Nothing in the contract says otherwise.  The contract also says I pay an early termination fee, if I don’t continue service for the term of the contract.  So I’m going to pay for my device regardless.  Nothing is wrong here.  Nothing to get so excited about.

            You can pay word games about who owns the bandwidth.

            I pay for my bandwidth and I can use it as I see fit.  I am careful not to affect other people on the network.

        2. The boot loader doesnt get in the way of anything except full custom ROMs and full overclocking.

          Except for the kernel, the majority of things done with a full custom ROM can still be done on a phone like the DX1 or DX2. A combo of ROMs, (yea not full custom if you play semantics) apps from the market, and specific things that needs root access can still be done with an encrypted boot loader. Ask folks that are happy with a DX1that used the ROMs available for the DX1 about the boot loader…

          I can understand if ppl want full custom ROMs and full kernel tweaks….but to act like the phone is totally uncustomizable UNLESS it has a fully unlocked boot loader is inaccurate.

          Some ppl seem to forget that Android…..out the box….is very much customizable compared to some other platforms. I like full custom ROMs too, but I also can be realistic about the boot loader.

  6.  its very simple to root with gingerbreak

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