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Old November 8th, 2011, 07:56 PM   #151 (permalink)
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If you did option 1 then you have forever root installed and should be fine updating to .893. You can check if forever root is there by using root explorer and going to system/bin/mount_ext3.sh open that with text viewer and check to make sure it says

chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk

If it is missing superuser line you can add it by closing the viewer and open it with text editor. don't forget to change mount option at the top to r/w .
save it and exit.

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Ok, I am completely new to rooting, and running into an issue. These are the steps I followed:

1. Connected my phone via usb cable to my Win7 x64 machine
2. Turned USB debug mode on and usb charge mode only
3. Win7 shows device install status in systray, but the ADB driver had a red X and error, everything else installed ok
4. Downloaded the R3L3As3Droot zip file from RootzWiki and extracted to desktop
5. Ran the R3L3AS3DRoot.bat as Administrator
6. Chose option 2
7. Got 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command error, followed by "installing busybox, su, and SuperUser apk" followed by some more of the same adb errors, then "installing 43v3r Root" and "All done! Your phone should now be rooted"

I thought using adb was only optional? What am I missing here? What is fastboot?
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Ok, I am completely new to rooting, and running into an issue. These are the steps I followed:

1. Connected my phone via usb cable to my Win7 x64 machine
2. Turned USB debug mode on and usb charge mode only
3. Win7 shows device install status in systray, but the ADB driver had a red X and error, everything else installed ok
4. Downloaded the R3L3As3Droot zip file from RootzWiki and extracted to desktop
5. Ran the R3L3AS3DRoot.bat as Administrator
6. Chose option 2
7. Got 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command error, followed by "installing busybox, su, and SuperUser apk" followed by some more of the same adb errors, then "installing 43v3r Root" and "All done! Your phone should now be rooted"

I thought using adb was only optional? What am I missing here? What is fastboot?
Actually, you need adb for just about everything. You need to install the Motorola drivers first.

Here's the link for x64: http://bit.ly/nddEzE
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How to do on a mac. Hope this helps.

How to root Droid Bonic, Droid X, X2, Droid 2/3 on a Mac! - YouTube
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Ok long story short I rooted my bionic and deleted a bunch of apps. Now that my phone is receiving the official moto update I cant update because of that. Ive got RSD, the drivers, and the FXZ file and am trying to flash it back to stock however, after going into RSD and finding the file I dont get the option to "uncompress and start flashing" only "uncompress" and "cancel" are clickable. What do I need to do? Also will doing this flash restore all the apps so I can update? I did the forever root, do I need to remove that before proceeding? Thank you!!!!
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3664644[/URL]]Ok long story short I rooted my bionic and deleted a bunch of apps. Now that my phone is receiving the official moto update I cant update because of that. Ive got RSD, the drivers, and the FXZ file and am trying to flash it back to stock however, after going into RSD and finding the file I dont get the option to "uncompress and start flashing" only "uncompress" and "cancel" are clickable. What do I need to do? Also will doing this flash restore all the apps so I can update? I did the forever root, do I need to remove that before proceeding? Thank you!!!!
Use ReleasedRoot instead.

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So Ok WOW!! yall have made this the easiest phone to root EVER and to put Recovery on.

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Is the Bionic's recovery menu the Amon_RA recovery boot?
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Eh? Amon-Ra recovery? Ummm....

have you been flashing ROMs and bootstraps and such?
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google for an hour to find R3l3AS3DRoot_Windows_V2.1.zip
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please help me find this file to root.

can't download it from rootswiki site

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Why can't you download it from RootzWiki?

nm. Just checked th3oryrom website - it's down for the moment. I have the file at home, not here, so if you don't ge it in the new few hours hit my up and I'll upload it.
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At some point I'm going to have to add a guide on how to upgrade to the latest OTA...

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Hi, new to the Bionic. Does it matter what firmware version you are on?
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Yes. What firmware are you using?
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If you're on 886, you're all good. If it's a 893 variant, then you'll have to use a modified zerg binary. I'll be updating the post with that extra stuff soon, as well as some more RSD images.
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I'm actually purchasing today. Is there a preferable firmware version to have? Are they all permanately rootable?(root access remains after rebooting)
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You'll probably get it on 886 out of the box with a prompt for the OTA.

All of them are perma-rootable. 893 is just a little bit more annoying, but we have foreverfoot to make things easy. Just ignore the update temporarily, then to the root and foreverroot, then you can use the OTA.

If it comes with 893, then just let me know. I'll fix the guide up soon, but in case you get it before, I'll just post the zergRoot binary that makes life easy.

I don't know why dhacker didn't use the patched version in the first place, it works for every build...
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You'll probably get it on 886 out of the box with a prompt for the OTA.

All of them are perma-rootable. 893 is just a little bit more annoying, but we have foreverfoot to make things easy. Just ignore the update temporarily, then to the root and foreverroot, then you can use the OTA.

If it comes with 893, then just let me know. I'll fix the guide up soon, but in case you get it before, I'll just post the zergRoot binary that makes life easy.

I don't know why dhacker didn't use the patched version in the first place, it works for every build...
Awesome, thanks! Its actually used so there's a chance they may have updated it. Whatever the case its permarootable. that's all that really matters to me. thanks again
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Awesome, thanks! Its actually used so there's a chance they may have updated it. Whatever the case its permarootable. that's all that really matters to me. thanks again
Anything is rootable for the Bionic. We can always bring the system back to 886 and root then.

I've just made the zip. I don't take any credit for this, I've just moved some files.

It's uploading, look back here for the link soon.

And if you want a good ROM, I'd suggest Eclipse. No offense to the other ROMs, but it seems like it's still being maintained.

Liberty is great, it's just still back on 886.
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Anything is rootable for the Bionic. We can always bring the system back to 886 and root then.

I've just made the zip. I don't take any credit for this, I've just moved some files.

It's uploading, look back here for the link soon.

And if you want a good ROM, I'd suggest Eclipse. No offense to the other ROMs, but it seems like it's still being maintained.

Liberty is great, it's just still back on 886.
This brings up another question about flashing. If a ROM is built off of .866 and you're on .893 or visa versa does it mess things up? Coming from a TB so I want to know how different it is.
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This brings up another question about flashing. If a ROM is built off of .866 and you're on .893 or visa versa does it mess things up? Coming from a TB so I want to know how different it is.
It's all fine, the only thing that doesn't work so well is when the radio version is lower than the system version.

You can run Liberty (886) on a system that's been updated to 893.

The radio can not be changed other than by an OTA update, at least until Motorola (or someone else) unlocks the bootloader.

I'd personally go to 893 and keep the radio. It fixes so many of the problems. 901 is even better, but I wouldn't get off of the official upgrade path myself.
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Here's the link to the modified root tool.

R3l3AS3DRoot_Windows_V2.1 - modded zergRush - Minus.com
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I had to get my old bionic replaced because it wouldn't charge now my replacement won't root. It's running .893 Any help would be appreciated
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I had to get my old bionic replaced because it wouldn't charge now my replacement won't root. It's running .893 Any help would be appreciated
You need to use p3droids one click. Go to the bottom of post 2 and it will give you a link to download.
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Funny, that's the same thing I used, but I just packaged it in dhackers stuff. You can use the zip I made above to do everything at once, including the foreverroot.
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So this method will work with 5.5.893? I had read that folks trying top root lately have not been able to do so.

And will it allow me to unroot to accept a one-time update?
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So this method will work with 5.5.893? I had read that folks trying top root lately have not been able to do so.

And will it allow me to unroot to accept a one-time update?
I used this a few days ago on my phone. It works.

There isn't really an unroot for this, but OTA RootKeeper might work.

But you can apply OTAs with root, as long as you have foreverrooted.
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I used this a few days ago on my phone. It works.

There isn't really an unroot for this, but OTA RootKeeper might work.

But you can apply OTAs with root, as long as you have foreverrooted.
Thanks. I have another very foolish question. I downloaded the file in your post above (R3l3AS3DRoot_Windows_V2.1 - modded zergRush - Minus.com). So what do i do next? Are there instructions I can follow to not brick my phone? Thx for the patience.
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Thanks. I have another very foolish question. I downloaded the file in your post above (R3l3AS3DRoot_Windows_V2.1 - modded zergRush - Minus.com). So what do i do next? Are there instructions I can follow to not brick my phone? Thx for the patience.
Where are you in the process? Are you already on stock 5.5.893, no root?
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Yup. 5.5.893 Unrooted. Have never tried to root before.
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Yup. 5.5.893 Unrooted. Have never tried to root before.
The first thing you have to do is install the Motorola Drivers:
  • 32-bit - MD5: 417375F263AE83C973CF8F2F317F88FE or
  • 64-bit - MD5: FACAE88CA21B0C37E99D027F1F63628D


Then enable "USB Debugging" on the Bionic. Then plug it in, and quickly switch to "Charge Only Mode."

Wait for Windows to install all of the drivers, then run the batch file called "R3L3AS3DRoot.bat."

You need option 2.
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The first thing you have to do is install the Motorola Drivers:
  • 32-bit - MD5: 417375F263AE83C973CF8F2F317F88FE or
  • 64-bit - MD5: FACAE88CA21B0C37E99D027F1F63628D


Then enable "USB Debugging" on the Bionic. Then plug it in, and quickly switch to "Charge Only Mode."

Wait for Windows to install all of the drivers, then run the batch file called "R3L3AS3DRoot.bat."

You need option 2.
Thanks. I'll try it and let you know how it goes.
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I was the first time as well. Don't worry. If there's a problem, you can always restore with that same tool and try again.
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First effort failed. But after extracting the files (I thought this was already done), it worked. After restarting the phone there was the superuser icon. Now it's a whole new world for me to discover. Thanks for your help!
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First effort failed. But after extracting the files (I thought this was already done), it worked. After restarting the phone there was the superuser icon. Now it's a whole new world for me to discover. Thanks for your help!
Extracting the files? I don't follow.
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I right-clicked the folder with the files, selected extracted all, and i am guessing files were extracted. I am not sure why, but that did the trick. It should not have been necessary, as I thought that was already done.
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I right-clicked the folder with the files, selected extracted all, and i am guessing files were extracted. I am not sure why, but that did the trick. I should not have been necessary...
Yeah, every file needed to be extracted. I use 7zip, so I always take everything out.
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Yeah, every file needed to be extracted. I use 7zip, so I always take everything out.

Another quick question: what is cheesecake v2.apk? Do I need or want it?
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Another quick question: what is cheesecake v2.apk? Do I need or want it?
It's for downloading OTAs from Motorola's servers. I really wouldn't bother unless a guide tells you to use it.
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Cheesecake is for those of us really brave souls who want to find updates that are being tested before they are released to try to install to our phones. Most times they break something, or else they take us off the upgrade path, so if you're new to all this, I'd highly recommend you stay away from it - let those of us with experience find and test the updates, and when we determine they're viable alternatives, then we'll pass long the word in these and other forums.
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Cheesecake is for those of us really brave souls who want to find updates that are being tested before they are released to try to install to our phones. Most times they break something, or else they take us off the upgrade path, so if you're new to all this, I'd highly recommend you stay away from it - let those of us with experience find and test the updates, and when we determine they're viable alternatives, then we'll pass long the word in these and other forums.
Yep. If you really, really, really want to do it...

*Bootloader Unlock Research* Cheesecake Clarification - xda-developers

I'm not even daring enough.
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I had it, but When I got miffed after applying the 5.7.893 leak only to find myself unable to do anything else, I was rather peeved. now, I wait for someone to point me to a leak and then i see what others are saying - then I make sure I can revert, or else make sure I'm willing to stay on a particular update, and then I update.
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I had it, but When I got miffed after applying the 5.7.893 leak only to find myself unable to do anything else, I was rather peeved. now, I wait for someone to point me to a leak and then i see what others are saying - then I make sure I can revert, or else make sure I'm willing to stay on a particular update, and then I update.
Mine's installed, but never opened.

I am still a little scared to go to 901 myself.

One day I'll feel lucky and just do it, like I did for 893 and Eclipse. And I have to say, after that update while getting more than a day's battery life...

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Dang! I installed it. Well, i just wont install any updates when prompted.

Us junior members are just not that bright...
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Dang! I installed it. Well, i just wont install any updates when prompted.

Us junior members are just not that bright...
You can just go into the "Manage Applications" menu in settings and remove it. No biggie. It won't do anything unless you open the app and mess with things, no notifications.
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You can just go into the "Manage Applications" menu in settings and remove it. No biggie. It won't do anything unless you open the app and mess with things, no notifications.

Done. And this is maybe the 20th time i am saying this, but THANK YOU!!!!

Phone is rooted. i haven't done anything (custom ROMs yet). Waiting to see a ROM that catches my eye. I have killed a few runnning aps, but not uninstalled any.

I will go slow with this... :-)
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Done. And this is maybe the 20th time i am saying this, but THANK YOU!!!!

Phone is rooted. i haven't done anything (custom ROMs yet). Waiting to see a ROM that catches my eye. I have killed a few runnning aps, but not uninstalled any.

I will go slow with this... :-)
I'm going to recommend Eclipse 2.0. That's what I've been using. It's the smoothest I've ever seen my phone.

But there are plenty of nice ROMs.
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I couldn't live with this phone and no 901 update lol....

I live in a 3G area so it is not all that bad, but when I travel, it makes 4G bearable....
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I couldn't live with this phone and no 901 update lol....

I live in a 3G area so it is not all that bad, but when I travel, it makes 4G bearable....
I live 45 minutes away from Chicago. So I get a constant 4 bars of 4G.
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