Droid X Rooted in spite of all the eFuse ballyhoo

Motorola Droid X raised some eyebrows regarding its rooting with Mobile Crunch going ahead to suggest its readers not to buy Droid X and many others believing that the eFuse protects the bootloader against any tampering by hard-fusing the phone in case of any attempt. Moments later after the rumor started taking ground, BGR clarified this as being a rumor and we provided coverage of these events, from the inception of this rumor to the release of an official statement from Motorola.


Now that the Droid X is out, hackers have been at work continuously and finally, some have claimed success in rooting the Droid X. Yes. The eFuse protected and (rumored) hack-proof Droid X is now hacked and pwned!

A post at the DroidX forum proudly announces this by saying “We has rootz!”. The steps to root, which you can follow at your own risk, are given as:

Step 1: Set up ADB 
Step 2: Push exploid to /sqlite_stmt_journals “adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals”
Step 3: type “adb shell”
Step 4: type “cd sqlite_stmt_journals”
Step 5: type “chmod 755 exploid”
Step 6: type “./exploid” and follow directions on screen
Step 7: type “rootshell”
Step 8: type in password “secretlol”
Step 9: your in root!
Step 10: mount your sdcard to pc and put Superuser.apk and su in the sdcard
Step 11: unmount sdcard
Step 12: in adb (make sure your still in root with the # sign) type in:
– cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
– cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
– chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

However, it is highly recommended that you check out the actual thread at the DroidX forum for some important tips and information on the root.

Some users have already reported that this works and hopefully it does. For any support, join the thread and post your questions in replies.

Kudos to the guys at DroidX forum.

(Via : TFTS)

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