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How to root the Droid 2

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By karnovaran, Senior Member on 25th August 2010, 05:38 PM
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All credit for the binary goes to Sebastian Krahmer at http://c-skills.blogspot.com/. Please see fit to donate via Paypal to 7-4-3-C@web.de

If you want a simpler 'one-click' process, go to this thread: Easier 1-2-3 Droid 2 Root for Windows / Linux / Mac

***NOTE: Proceed at your own risk. I and the providers of this code are not responsible for anything you do to your phone!***

Setup:
- Install adb (here) and Motorola drivers for windows(32-bit or 64-bit)
- Download attached archive
- Extract to a directory, I used c:\Droid2Root
- Make sure you have USB degugging enabled
- Change connection to PC Mode

Process:
- Open command prompt
- cd c:/wherever-your-sdk-tools-folder-is
- adb devices (to verify the connection)
- cd c:/Droid2Root
- adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
- adb push su /sdcard/su
- adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox
- adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
- adb shell
- cd data/local/tmp
- chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin

- ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
- let the process run until it 'kicks' you out (may take a minute or two) to c:/Droid2Root
- cd c:/wherever-your-sdk-tools-folder-is
- adb kill-server
- adb devices (to verify the connection)
- adb shell (you should now have a # prompt, if not return to ./rage step above)

- mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
- cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
- cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
- cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox
- chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
- chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
- mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
- exit
- exit

I'm sure there are certain steps that could be streamlined or eliminated, so please feel free to make a suggestion and I'll edit the post.

Additional thanks to @rainabba and AllDroid.org for their excellent Droid X rooting tutorial, which assisted me greatly in this process.
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25th August 2010, 05:42 PM |#2  
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waiting for a recovery, glad to see its rooted
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25th August 2010, 06:04 PM |#3  
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Android n00b here, I can remove the Verizon crapware with this right? And tether?
25th August 2010, 06:06 PM |#4  
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Android n00b here, I can remove the Verizon crapware with this right? And tether?

yes and yes
25th August 2010, 06:07 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by thelolotov

Android n00b here, I can remove the Verizon crapware with this right? And tether?

I wouldn't remove anything yet since we don't have a sbf file to recover from partial bricks. However, tethering and any other apps that require root can be used now.
25th August 2010, 06:10 PM |#6  
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I'm new to doing this all the adb way.

When you say extract to a directory what do you mean to extract. After it downloads the achive files its done.....

i understand the rest of the commands but im lost there
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Hmm, alright, that's still worth it, will I lose my data/have to hard reset to root?
25th August 2010, 06:18 PM |#8  
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Right click the downloaded archive and "extract files". You need to do this so adb can push them to the phone.
25th August 2010, 06:19 PM |#9  
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Hmm, alright, that's still worth it, will I lose my data/have to hard reset to root?

Nope, it just gives you access. Nothing deleted.
25th August 2010, 06:22 PM |#10  
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I'm retarded i didnt realize it was attached to the post, i thought it was what adb downloaded when i first opened it cause it called them archives.
25th August 2010, 06:27 PM |#11  
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cannot access
I got as far as pushing super user su and busy box onto my phone but it says that system in read only.. how do i fix this?

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