Droid X Root – How To

Well, that didn’t take long now did it?
The folks over at All Droid have gained root. You still can’t load custom ROMs, but I’m sure thats coming soon.
Instructions on how to do it after the break.

First, download this file: DroidXRoot.zip
Then follow these instructions:
(Run means type the command in quotes [but not the quotes] then press the Enter key)


  1. Download the attached archive and expand it to a folder you can find (eg. c:\DroidXRoot)
  2. Set up ADB (Step-by-step guide for Windows Vista/7 HERE)
  3. Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, “cmd”, OK; Linux: Terminal)
  4. Run “CD c:\DroidXRoot” (or where ever you expanded the archive)
  5. Run “adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
  6. Run “adb push su /sdcard/su
  7. Run “adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid
  8. Run “adb shell
  9. Run “cd sqlite_stmt_journals
  10. Run “chmod 755 exploid
  11. On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
  12. IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
  13. Run “./exploid” and follow directions on screen
  14. Run “rootshell
  15. Type in password “secretlol” and press Enter then you are root!
  16. Run “cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
  17. Run “cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
  18. Run “chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
  19. Run “rm /system/bin/rootshell
  20. Run “exit” to drop from root to a non-root user shell (on phone still)
  21. Run “exit” to drop back to your machine command prompt (instead of phone)
To Confirm root is established:
  1. Run “adb shell
  2. Run “su” (now you should see the # sign which indicates you are root)
  3. Watch your screen so you can allow Superuser root access.


You’re done! feel free to kill the bloat apps snd such.


All credit goes to the members of AllDroid.org.


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