How to Root Motorola Droid (Android 2.0.1)

by on December 10, 2009
in Android




motorola-droid-thumbFirst I shared you the entire step-by-step tutorial on how you can root HTC Hero and install custom ROM on it.

Now I’m sharing this tutorial on how you can root Motorola Droid Android 2.0 (and also works with Android 2.0.1).

If you’re still unsure what rooting does, it’s just like jaibreaking your iPhone or iPod Touch, or hacking your Nokia S60 hone to get access to the firmware files and modify them as you like.

Android 2.0.1 OTA software update was recently released for the Droid, so that’s the firmware used in this tutorial by AllDroid.

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How to Root Motorola Droid (Android 2.0.1)

Just follow the steps below to root your Droid running on Android 2.0. It is recommended though to update to the latest Android 2.0.1 software update.

1. Download the Android 2.0.1 ROM OTA update for Droid from the discussion thread here.

2. Now rename this ROM file to update.zip (recommended) or choose.zip depending on the recovery image you are using.

3. Transfer the file to the root of your SD card. Remember, NOT in any folders.

4. Power off the phone and then turn back on while holding the X key.

5. When you see a “/!\” symbol, press both the Vol+ and Camera keys together.

6. Rest is simple. Just follow the onscreen instructions.

7. Reboot the Droid and you’re done!

I think rooting the Droid is way simpler than doing it on HTC Hero. You can now run “su” commands from the adb shell.

[Via AllDroid]

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