Root Motorola Droid X And Install Bootstrap CWM Recovery On It

Droid X is Motorola’s 2010 smartphone. The device sported a 4.3 inches display provided by 228 ppi. A 512 MB RAM was there and 6.25 GB internal storage. Motorola powered this device up with 1 GHz Cortex-A8 CPU. The device has an 8MP camera at the back while there is no secondary cam. These specifications may seem a bit disappointing once you come across the low end and mid-range smartphones of today, but these were definitely a good choice to go with at that time, 4 years ago. 

The Droid X might still be owned by a number of people, one of the biggest flaws this device is going through at the moment is, it has been forgotten by Motorola and it still is running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and unfortunately, that’s maximum for this device. But there isn’t really a need to worry about anything when we have some great people working over the XDA devlopers community and every minute they keep coming up something new that adds a bit more to lives of such devices. You can definitely install a higher version of Android on your device, although that will be unofficial, but you will be tasting an OS of the present time on a device that’s nearing it’s death.266886-motorola-droid-x-verizon-wireless

But, to flash a custom ROM, load any mods or do any such custom things, you will need a custom recovery and root access on your Motorola Droid X and that’s what we are going to do. In the succeeding post we are going to install Bootstrap CWM [ClockworkMod] recovery and root thee Motorola Droid X. Just in case you don’t know about the Bootstrap CWM Recovery, it this recovery is kinda new to the Android world and the purpose of this recovery is to keep the bootloader of your device safe and sound. In short, it creates different ROM partitions and doesn’t touch the bootloader of your Android device that means you won’t have to unlock it. All you need to do now is, you need to follow this guide carefully.

Before you root:

This guide is only for Motorla Droid X. Do not try this on any other device.

Make sure that your device’ battery is charged at least over 60%.

The methods involved in flashing custom recoveries, roms and rooting your phone are highly custom and may result in bricking your device, and has nothing to do with Google or the device manufacturer that is Motorola in our case. Also rooting your device will void its warranty and you will be no longer eligible for any kind of free device services by the manufacturers/warranty providers. In case of any mishap we may not be held responsible. Follow these instructions to the letter to avoid any mishap or bricking. Make sure that whatever you do, you are doing it at your own responsibility.

Now Here’s Root How To Motorola Droid X And Install Bootstrap CWM Recovery On It:

    1. Download Framaroot APK and install it.
    2. Root your device using Framaroot APK.
    3. Once done, download Droid2RecoveryBootstrap_CWM5.0.2.0.apk.
    4. Copy the downloaded APK file to your PC.
    5. Locate the APK on your phone and tap to install it.
    6. Allow Unknown Sources if required, proceed with the installation and complete it.
    7. Once done, open the Recovery app from the app drawer.
    8. Follow the on-screen instructions and install Bootstrap CWM recovery on your Motorola Droid X.
    9. That’s all!

How To Verify Root Access:

    1. To do so, go to Google Play Store on your Droid X.
    2. Find “Root Checker” and install it.
    3. Open Root Checker.
    4. Tap “Verify Root”.
    5. It will ask you for SuperSu rights, tap “Grant”.
    6. It should show you Root Access Verified Now!
    7. That’s All!

Just in case you’re stuck with anything or you’re facing any difficulties regarding this post, feel free to drop your comments below. We will get back to help you as soon as we come across it. Thanks all.


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