How To: Unroot the Motorola Droid 2

This procedure is obsolete. Please head to our new procedure here instead.

 

I. Before You Begin

1. The only real reason to unroot is if you need to send the phone in for warranty or if you want to just start from scratch.

2. This will erase most things on your phone, so as a precaution. please backup your contacts and your SD card contents.

II. Restore Phone To Original State with RSDLite

1. Download RSD Lite, the Motorola Drivers, and the .sbf firmware files for your phone and extract them to your computer.

Motorola Drivers
RSD Lite 7 + Patch

Droid 2 Original Firmware

2. Install RSDLite by double clicking the RSD Lite.msi file you just downloaded.

3. Once RSD Lite is installed, copy the pst_flash.ini file you downloaded with the RSD Lite install file and paste it into C:\Program Files (x86)\Motorola\RSD Lite OR C:\Program Files\Motorola\RSD Lite depending on where your computer put it when installing. Allow it to overwrite the existing pst_flash.ini file.

3. Unzip the drivers folder you downloaded (32 bit OR 64 bit), then double click the Motorola Consumer Driver Installer application and install the drivers.

4. Plug in your phone to the computer via USB cable and pull down the notification bar and choose USB connection as PC Mode.

5. Open the RSDLite program by right clicking it and selecting Run As Administrator.

6. Click on the “…” button next to the filename box and select the DROID2_X6_2.2.20_SHADOW_BP_C_01.09.05P_P2_USERBLD_SECURE.sbf file you downloaded earlier.

7. Once it is selected, hit Start and wait for it to finish flashing the phone.

8. Once it is done, click on the “…” button next to the filename box again and this time select the BL_D235_cdma_droid2_Consumer_replacer_HSPart.sbf file you downloaded earlier.

9. Once it is selected, hit Start and wait for it to finish flashing the phone.

10. Once both have been flashed, your are back to the stock Android 2.2 firmware.

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  • prolefeedprocessor

    This guide is great! Thank you so much. A tip for anyone stuck at the “100% complete, please manually power up this phone” thing, you simply need to unlock the lock screen on your phone and it will finish momentarily with a PASS.

  • christian

    you said you can do this when your bricked right? i can get into the bootloader so i dont think im bricked. and rsd lite recognizes it when im in the bootloader but it says n/a on everything except the bootloader and ap die number. do i just flash it. thank you guys so much for all the great videos

  • Catituw2007

    i can’t download it:(

  • Catituw2007

    the firmware doesn work help!!!

  • Jltip

    man i didnt know im bricked cuz theres not a new sbf file

  • Cyrock2002

    Cant download Droid 2 Original Firmware.

  • I just clicked on it and it started downloading fine. Try and right click and save target as.

    • IncredibleGuy

      I too can download the file just fine, but after trying on 4 different computers to UNZIP it, all of them report the archive is empty or corrupt.

    • Agacom24

      hey there….quick question….I too have the same problem…it will download fine to my computer but when i try to unzip the file it says “the compressed zip folder” blah blah blah is INVALID. What should i do?! I need to unroot this phone…is there any other way?

    • I can download it but I cant extract it for some reason…when I try to extract it a Yellow triangle alert pops up and says “C:UsersOwnerDownloadsDroid-2-Original-Firmware.zip: Unexpected end of archive”, This is stopping me from continuing on any futher so I cant go as far as plugging in my D2 to the computer.

  • I got it to download but when i try to unzip it pops up and says “Compressed (zipped) Folders Error.
    Windows cannot open the folder.”

    I have tryed it on three computers and they all say the same

  • sixir0n

    Appears to be a problem with firmware file Droid-2-Original-Firmware.zip. Get following error when trying to unzip: ! Droid-2-Original-Firmware.zip: The archive is either in unknown format or damaged

  • sixir0n

    Appears to be a problem with firmware file Droid-2-Original-Firmware.zip. Get following error when trying to unzip: ! Droid-2-Original-Firmware.zip: The archive is either in unknown format or damaged

  • Try to redownload it or download it from another computer.

  • Hakopy88

    what do i do if the my droid to doesnt connect with RSD Lite it was working earlier the first start that i did it finished but didn’t pass and after that i tried it again doesn’t recognize it anymore

  • Hakopy88

    I got it to work on anothe computer but my phone doesn’t reboot now after the second pass what do i do my phone is stuck on the boot loader screen

  • Hakopy88

    I got it to work on anothe computer but my phone doesn’t reboot now after the second pass what do i do my phone is stuck on the boot loader screen

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  • Goinovr

    Firmware .zip file looks to be dead.

  • Goinovr

    Firmware .zip file looks to be dead.

  • Goinovr

    Firmware .zip file looks to be dead.

  • Jimjulson

    Went through the instructions verbatim and it failed the first time, however allowed me to get to a point and then it’s hung on ” Device is waiting for other devices to complete flashing” and it’s at 0% Executed.

    What is wrong?

  • ALEX12CPT

    MAN U MADE ME BRICK MY FONE !! MY JUST STAY ON THE BOOTLOADER !!
    WHY ??

  • Alex12cpt

    can any 1 help me ? i download the firmware but i cant open the folder it saya is compressed but i have winzip n rar and still. .. wat should i do ?? any plz help me !

  • J_lindler

    the Droid-2-Original-Firmware.zip isnt working. where i can get this where i can complete the unrooting of my phone?? or can you please fix the link.

  • Anonymous

    I downloaded the Droid2 Original Firmware but am not able to unzip it. I’m using Windows 7 64-bit. When I open WinZip to unzip it, it keeps telling me that it is an invalid archive. Any ideas? I was able to get RSD Lite on my pc and unzipped after a few tries.

  • I had issues with these downloads, except for the drivers. If I were to do it over, I’d install the moto drivers here, try an adb command to ensure that it’s there, then download RSDLite and Droid 2 2.3.2 SBF.zip here:
    http://www.iamthewalcs.com/Files.php?dir=SBF+Files+and+Update+files%2FSBF+File%2F

    I didn’t need any patch for RSDLite. I just ran it and flashed the SBF file. Afterwards, there was a blue triangle in the notification bar, meaning it wasn’t registered on the network. I had to register it by dialing *228. All my apps were there, but no root access! Good luck!

  • John Wayne2690

    I did eveything up to hit the start button in RSD Lite. And that is because the start button is grayed out. Any ideas??

  • chelseabeth.

    I cant get the file to unzip…  need to do this so i can send back the phone! Please help mee!

  • frustrated

    After doing the procedure above, my phone is now stuck on the bootloader.  Basically, it is useless.  Can anything be done, other than buying another phone?

  • Thankyou

    The above .zip file does not work. But if you go to the site Michael provided and use the SBF that you find there, it works perfectly. Just click start, wait 5-10 minutes, and you’re good to go! Thanks for the info, you are a life saver!

  • Yamaha4995

    Unable to completely download the firmware. I’ve tried usind different sources and still kicks out at about 50%. Do have an idea why? Thanks.
    Maybe another site I may download it from

  • I keep getting an error when I try to unzip the Droid 2 firmware.  Is anyone else getting this error or does anyone have a solution to this error?