The users who updated their Droid X2 to Android 2.3.5 are unable to root it. The root methods that worked on the previous versions don’t seem to work on this one. So, for those users, here we have a guide that explains how to root the Droid X2 on Android 2.3.5 successfully. Please follow all the steps carefully and you should end up with a rooted phone.

I. Before You Begin:

1. Make sure that your phone is running on Android 2.3.5. Head to Menu>>Settings>>About phone and you should be able to find the version.

2. Rooting your phone will void its warranty. However, flashing the stock ROM will help you get the warranty back.

3. The following procedure works on Windows based PCs only.

II. Downloading Required Files:

1. Droid X2 Root (Download link’s given in the first post, it’s an .EXE file)

III. Rooting the Droid X2 on Android 2.3.5:

1. Download and place the Self-Executable Root file on your Desktop.

2. Turn ON your smartphone.

3. Connect your smartphone to your PC using the USB cable.

4. Launch the Rooting Tool by double-clicking on DroidX2_Root_2012.exe file.

5. You should see a screen something like below. Hit the Yes button.

 Droid X2 Root Tool

[ Hit the Yes button ]

6. It will begin rooting your smartphone and within a few seconds, you will have root access on your device.

Congratulations ! Your smartphone has now successfully been rooted using the tool and it is now up to you how you want to enjoy with your rooted phone.

IV. Flash a Custom Recovery Image (Optional):

1. If you would like to flash a custom recovery image in order to flash custom ROMs, head to the How To Flash a Custom Recovery Image on the Droid X2 to learn how to do that.

If this procedure helped you please thank/donate to the original developers here.

If you need help with this procedure, please ask in the comments below or in the forum.

This is part of our Android How To’s. We have how to’s on rooting, loading ROMs, and tons of other tips and tricks for your specific device or for Android devices in general! For all of our Android How To’s, head here.

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  • Carl

    I tried this rooting method, however once I open the exe file it starts running and doesn’t reboot my phone. It acts just like it isn’t communicating with the device. Tried it in charge only mode and PC mode. Allow USB debugging is turned on. Am I missing a Step? Please Help!!!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      Hi Carl,

      You must have drivers for your device installed on your PC. If you’re missing drivers, you can get them from the manufacturer’s website.

      The issue you’ve explained above is most probably caused because of lack of drivers. Get the correct drivers and you should be good to go!

      Hope it helps!

  • SamoRock

    Thank you so much!! its been so long since ive rooted anythingand it was so easy to do with your instructional. once again thank you!

    • Mahesh Makvana

      You’re most welcome SamoRock!

      We’re glad we could help you root your device and thank you so much for your kind feedback.


  • Leesha

    So if I do this will it allow me to use the phone for StraightTalk?

  • Alec

    how long does this usually take

    • Mahesh Makvana

      It shouldn’t take much time, depending on the performance of your PC, it should be done under 5 minutes.

  • seth177

    Ok it at first rebooted my phone to the moto screen and stayed there, it took forever and also my computer was trying to install “Fastboot” drivers it was apparently receiving from my dx2 when i started the process and it couldn’t install them and it was taking forever so i stopped it and restarted my phone (normal reboot and its isnt bricked) im now trying again and im now getting this error any help?

  • seth177

    i tryed it did reboot my phone to the moto screen then it was trying to install some “fastboot” drivers onto my computer and got frozen saying waiting for device when it was attempted to flash the files, it took forever and didnt install the drivers or flash any files so i stopped it and rebooted my phone (it isnt bricked) an i tried it again and got a new error (in picture) any help?

  • lilcajun

    Any help with using a mac?

    • Nadjkovic


  • Mark

    I have been contemplating rooting my X2 (v2.3.5) for a few weeks now, and finally got up the nerve yesterday (2013 02-13) afternoon. I just followed the instructions above carefully (and nervously) and also instructions in the window of the program – it guides you along as it goes – and it went off without a hitch! Thank you very much for your guide!

  • Caveman

    Someone please answer this guy’s question? I am having the same problem…

    • Nadjkovic

      If you see the Red Motorola symbol with “Dual Core Technology” and it’s “stuck”, it’s because you have to “Press any key to continue”.
      You must hit enter on the .exe to pass this section. After hitting a key, it will send the preinstall file followed by writing it. Otherwise, you’re phone will appear frozen!

  • thanks brah brah you is the shitaski

  • Mustafa

    Doesn’t work for me, stuck on *daemon started successfully*

    • amillionspecsofglitterymagic

      did you ever get past that?

  • emily

    i cant find the .exe file????????????
    please help

  • travis reeves

    hello i have a droid x2 flashed to straight talk. will it mess anything up if i root it?

  • Shecks

    is this root permanent?

  • calvin perrier

    I have super user but it says I failed binary….I tried again and all I got at the end was error device not found…

    • Hello calvin,

      Superuser’s not supposed to generate messages like “failed binary”. Are you sure this is the error message you get on your device? Let us know.


  • Joseph Edward Bodden

    link in the first post… the first post from where, what post?

  • marco


  • Austin

    stuck on daemon started succsefully

  • Steve

    doesn’t work. just sits at “daemon started successfully” and does nothing