Rooting your phone is really useful if you want a backup solution, CPU over/underclocker, control of your file system, and other things. This was the easiest root method that I did on my Droid X without losing data (from droid-life.com). I have an updated zip file for those of you who need a pause between reboots due to clockwork recovery mod booting by default.
Actually, this method should root just about any Motorola phone running Gingerbread. …
Thanks to Framework43 and psouza4 for putting this together. It couldn’t be any simpler than this method right here.
1. Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed – [Download Drivers]
2. Download the MotorolaOneClickRoot.zip file from above and unzip it to your Windows PC.
3. On your phone go into Settings>Applications>Development and check the box for USB Debugging.
4. Plug phone into your computer and select “Charge Only” mode.
5. Navigate to MotorolaOneClickRoot folder and run MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe.
6. Follow the instructions in the command window.
7. Your phone will complete 3 steps, rebooting along the way. When it finishes, you will be rooted.