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This was not done by me so i take no credit or responsibility for anything that may happen. Quote taken from http://modmymobile.com/forums/406-motorola...s-backflip.html

Instructions (it's the Droid 2 root method):


- Install adb unless you haven't done so (here) and Motorola drivers unless you haven't done so (here)

- Download attached archive

- Extract to a directory, I used c:\Moto_MSM_Root

- Make sure you have USB degugging enabled

- Change connection to PC Mode


- Open command prompt

- cd c:\wherever-your-sdk-tools-folder-is

- adb devices (to verify the connection)

- cd c:\Moto_MSM_Root

- adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk

- adb push su /sdcard/su

(optional) - adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox

- adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin

- adb shell

- cd data/local/tmp

- chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin

- ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin

- let the process run until it returns you to c:/Moto_MSM_Root (be patient, but may need to reboot the phone)

- cd c:/wherever-your-sdk-tools-folder-is

- adb kill-server

- adb devices (to verify the connection)

- adb shell

If you end up with "#" prompt, do the following. Otherwise reboot the phone and try again "adb shell". If even that doesn't give "#" prompt, go back to step "./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin". There are mixed results atm., but some succeeded. See this post for possible way:

- mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system

- cat /sdcard/su > /system/xbin/su

- chown root.root /system/xbin/su

- chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su

- cat /sdcard/Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk

- chown root.root /system/app/Superuser.apk

- chmod 644 /system/app/Superuser.apk

(optional) - cat /sdcard/busybox > /system/bin/busybox

(optional) - chown root.root /system/bin/busybox

(optional) - chmod 755 /system/bin/busybox

- mount -o ro,remount /dev/block/mtdblock1 /system

- exit

- exit

All credit goes to Sebastian Krahmer at C skills


(Photo by Skyfallkavu)


ModMyMobile Forums - Downloads - Root testflash (Backflip, Cliq XT, Cliq, Dext)

Custom Recovery (it's for Cliq, some minor things doesn't work):


Note: Delete this file (if exists) if you are about to flash the custom recovery: "/system/recovery.img" - otherwise after you reboot, you'll have stock recovery back.

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There is a much simpler one click solution.

1) Install z4root from the marketplace.

2) Open and click the permanent root option.

That's it now just sit back and wait for it to do it's magic.

I used it myself on my Moto Backflip 2.1 and I've been rooted without any problems for a month now.


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