A method to gain root access on your shiny new Motorola Droid 2 has been made available by the ever resourceful folks over at XDA-Developers. However, it’s not simple.
Also, unlike on the Droid X, there have been no successful attempts to boot a custom recovery image onto the Droid 2. That effectively means that custom ROMs are out of the question, at least for now. Which isn’t much of a surprise really, since Motorola are guarding their bootloaders like they’re filled with gold or something.
So why would you root? Well, to be able to use certain apps which require such privileges. Or to get rid of bloatware, although the XDA folks advise you not to uninstall any preinstalled apps just yet, but wait for a custom recovery image first. Because if by any chance you break something, that all but guarantees your device won’t boot.
Back to the root procedure. ADB knowledge is required, so this method certainly isn’t meant for newbies. Also, as always with these things, there’s a risk that you may brick your device. And if that happens, you’re pretty much on your own.
If you’re comfortable trying, here’s the forum thread you should be following.
If you aren’t, just have a bit more patience. Easier root methods are bound to come at some point, and who knows, we may even get to see custom ROMs on the Droid 2, in spite of Motorola’s best efforts.
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