Step by Step Tutorial to Root Motorola Droid X

Sanjana January 6, 2012 0

Do you own a Motorola Droid X and eagerly waiting to root it? Well here we are with just what you need. Yes here we have covered the detail procedure on how to root your Droid X thus have the access to install various custom ROMs and utilize a variety of other applications that have root access. However it is to be noted that rooting will void the phone’s warranty and the only way you can reclaim back the lost warranty is by reapplying the Official Factory Firmware.

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We wont be responsible for any harm caused to your device during the rooting procedure that is unlikely to happen if you follow the instructions carefully. The rooting procedure is only applicable to Motorola Droid X smartphones that are network unlocked so do not try it in any other devices as it might not be reversible and will harm the device by blocking it.


You ought to backup all the user data present in your phone since chances of data loss or corruption are there. Having a backup will enable you to replace the lost data if any damage occurs. Do not back up the data via PC Suites as it may or may not detect the device after the update. Follow the link posted below to backup and restore all your data easily.

Pre Upgrade Instructions for Rooting and Firmware Update

Must Have:

Download Rageagainstthecage toolDownload Motorola Drivers 32 bitDownload Motorola Drivers 64 bitDownload Super user package

Steps to Root Motorola Droid X:

Step-1: Download all the tools mentioned in the Must Have section and install Motorola device drivers in your computer. Unzip the Rageagainstthecage and Super user package to the same folder as ADB that is the /platform-tools folder within the Android SDK folder.

Step-2: Connect your phone to the computer via original USB Cable obtained at purchase time and open the terminal or command Window then enter the commands mentioned below sequentially. Make sure to give sufficient gaps between the commands to allow it to process.

adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/

adb shell

chmod 755 /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin


Step-3: Next enter the commands given below in command line.


adb kill-server

adb start-server

adb shell

Step-4: You will come across a “#” symbol but if you see a “$” then the procedure dint work properly so you have to repeat the procedure again from the beginning. This time enter the commands sequentially with a gap of 2-3 seconds so that the commands are processed properly. Now type in the rest of the commands as mentioned below.

mount -o remount,rw -t /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system


adb push su /system/xbin/

adb shell chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su

adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/

Thus you can

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easily root your Motorola Droid X by following the above mentioned steps carefully.

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