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Posted March 28, 2012 by Sarabjeet Singh in Android Tips
 
 

Root Motorola Droid 2 / Droid 2 Global on Android 2.3 & 2.2 Firmware

When Motorola unveiled their Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global Devices, they considered among most powerful smartphone worldwide. Obviously they were, and every user undoubtedly want to get maximum out of the devices. Advanced users loves to install custom ROMs and Firmwares, to get features which are not provided by the vendors.

motorola droid 2 global Root Motorola Droid 2 / Droid 2 Global on Android 2.3 & 2.2 Firmware

If you have Motorola Droid 2 or Motorola Droid 2 Global Smartphone, then if you it is based on Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3 Gingebread Operating System, then you can easily Root your device to get Super User access. You will be able to use those apps, which are locked to root level access, and there are many possibilities. XDA nember ‘dttung80′ has posted about rooting methods along with tools, to gain root access on both of Android 2.3 and Android 2.2 Offiicial Stock ROMs with simple steps, in just few clicks. So, in this tutorial, you can learn through the procedure.

Disclaimer/ Caution: The rooting of your Droid 2 device is a risky process, and your device can get bricked, or become nonfunctional if anything happens unexpected during the process. While, we ensured to check everything as working in our Labs. Though, we or developers should not be held responsible or liable if your device get damaged or stops working. Please try the steps at your own risk.

Pre-Requisite

  • Check your Device model and ensure that it is Motorola Droid 2 and Motorola Droid 2 Global in about>phone. If you will install into any other device, it can get damaged.
  • Motorola Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global with original Android 2.2 Froyo or Android 2.3 Gingerbread installed.
  • Enable USB Debugging on at path Settings>Applications>Development.
  • Ensure to check latest drivers installed in your PC. Also please check if Data Cable is available, otherwise you have to arrange. Download 32-bit drivers | 64-bit drivers.
  • Disable all the Antivirus apps, or Firewalls.
  • Backup your SMS, Call Logs, Contacts, MMS and APN Settings and other data carefully. So that it can get restored easily, if in case device won’t boot correctly after completing the process.
  • Charge your device, to at least 80% before applying the ROMs in this tutorial.

How to Root Motorola Droid 2 and Motorola Droid 2 Global Smartphones on Android 2.3 Gingerbread Firmware

Step 1: You need to download Motorola Root Tools (PetesMotorolaRootTools_v1.07.zip) one-click package from XDA.

Step 2: As you have safely downloaded the rooting package, then extract the files to a location which you can easily remember later.

Step 3: Connect the phone to computer, then browse for Pete’s Motorola Root Tools (Remember location of Drive C).

Step 4: Now, tap on ‘My Phone Button’, that would start rooting process automatically. After that, the phone would restart about 3 times in total, afterwards you will get to know that Rooting process of Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global has been successful.

Assuming you have successfully rooted the Motorola Droid 2 and Motorola Droid 2 Global Smartphones. If you don’t trust third-party ROMs or firmwares, you can always have option to unroot your device and installing Custom ROMs.

How to Root Motorola Droid 2 and Motorola Droid 2 Global Smartphones on Android 2.2 Froyo Firmare

Step 1: Check firmware of your device, and ensure that it is Android 2.2 before going through Rooting the device.
Step 2: Download z4root app to your PC. Download link.

Step 3: The apk file which you downloaded in Step 2, install the same on your phone. You will see ‘z4 root’ app in apps menu.

Step 4: Now run z4boot app from apps menu to select the further options.

Step 5: You will be see the ‘Permanent Root’ option in the z4 root apps menu, this would root your device permanently. Tap on the same, and lets proceed to next step.

Step 6: The device will reboot, hence we have completed the rooting of Motorola Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global running on Android 2.2 Froyo Firmware.

So, here’s we have completed the Step by Step procedure to Root Motorola Droid 2/ Droid 2 Global powered with official Froyo or Gingerbread ROM Firmwares. If any problem persists, during the installation process, simply remove the battery of you phone, then restart, and then follow one by one step again, this time it should get success.

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Sarabjeet Singh

 
Real Android Freak and Gadget Lover, loves to try new ROMs on his own and his friend's phones. He is Assistant Editor of TechClap.com, and writes mostly about Android.