From thinking that the Motorola Droid X would commit suicide if you tried to hack it, hearing that eFuse is not as big of a deal than we previously thought, to getting root on the Motorola Android superphone shortly afterward, hacking the X just got a lot simpler – as in click-one-button simple. The Droid X now has a one-click root method to call its own.
The new Motorola Droid X rooting program is currently only available for Windows. There’s no need to have the Android SDK setup, which can be a pain for those who are new to hacking their phone. All drivers come pre-installed, so there’s virtually nothing set up prior to running the program. Simply hook up your Droid X to your computer, making sure you have USB Debugging enabled in Settings > Applications > Development. One you have everything up and running, all you have to do is click the “Root Me ” button (see graphic above). Once you click on that button, the application installs the Superuser app onto the phone, and you may receive a notification on your device asking you if you want to give root access for this particular process. Click “Allow.”
You have root now. Furthermore, you can UnRoot your Droid X just as easily as you rooted it.
Since this is a newer program, there’s little feedback on how reliable is. Some people are saying that it’s not working for them, while others are seeing the application working perfectly. As such you may want to hold off a bit if you’re worried, but just know that this program shouldn’t hurt your X. Likely, the worst it could do is not work.
In future updates, features such as bloatware removal, application installation, and backups will be implemented. Expect some good things from this root method that people are already calling the “Blackra1n for Android”. Now that root is among so easily, let’s hope the custom ROMs start flooding in sometime soon!
Willing to give it a go? Let us know how it went by giving some feedback in the comments below!
If you still don’t know about the Verizon Motorola Droid X, make sure to check out our full review here. You can also see how the Droid X compares to this summer’s hottest superphones in our Superphone Shootout here.
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