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Old January 10th, 2012, 02:53 PM   #201 (permalink)
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Hi all!

I bought my droid bionic back in sept when in came out. I have enjoyed it for a little while but now I want to root it. I have installed the updates for motorola. I used the r3l3as3droot and this is what it says

cannot copy boomsh. permission denied.

remount failed : operation not permitted

failed to copy 'busybox'

failed to copy 'su'

I just dont know what to do as I have tried restoring it then rooting it. Can anyone give me a step by step on how to do this. What you need, where to extract what files to, etc.

I appreciate all your help!

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Hi all!

I bought my droid bionic back in sept when in came out. I have enjoyed it for a little while but now I want to root it. I have installed the updates for motorola. I used the r3l3as3droot and this is what it says

cannot copy boomsh. permission denied.

remount failed : operation not permitted

failed to copy 'busybox'

failed to copy 'su'

I just dont know what to do as I have tried restoring it then rooting it. Can anyone give me a step by step on how to do this. What you need, where to extract what files to, etc.

I appreciate all your help!
Which root tool did you use? The one in the first post, or the one I posted in a reply?

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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.
Eclipse 2.0? I'll look into it. It seems to me there are few ROMs for the bionic. There was one that had great specs and was supposed to be released in December, but has not been. But I haven't found too many. Just Eclipse, Theory and Liberty.
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Eclipse 2.0? I'll look into it. It seems to me there are few ROMs for the bionic. There was one that had great specs and was supposed to be released in December, but has not been. But I haven't found too many. Just Eclipse, Theory and Liberty.
Those are the only three, but there are also the CM7 build and ICS. Neither are that stable though.

That's what happened. It seems like the Devs went to the Nexus or the RAZR.
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Main reason is that we have a locked bootloader, so it's very hard to make a ROM, since there are 4 different versions that are relatively stable that are floating around:

5.5.886 (the original stock)
5.5.893 (The original OTA)
5.7.893
5.9.901

There is also 5.8.894, but I've seen more people complaining about that one than any other, so I didn't include it.

And if a ROM flashes something different than what you have, you have a potential problem b/c the system software doesn't like talking to different radio firmware, and such inconsistencies. Most of the devs code their ROM with one particular system software set - and therein lies the beginning of the issue, because they cannot include a kernel with the ROM, and thus too many users have incompatible kernels / radio firmware / etc. that won't work with the ROM from that developer...
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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.
I will try installing the eclipse ROM later today. I tried using the forever root, but am not sure it took. Is there anyway to verify that I'm forever rooted? I selected the appropriate option when I unzipped on my laptop (I forget what the zip file is called but it was a link you posted. One option was for forever root). But I cannot tell if I'm forever rooted. I AM rooted, however.
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I will try installing the eclipse ROM later today. I tried using the forever root, but am not sure it took. Is there anyway to verify that I'm forever rooted? I selected the appropriate option when I unzipped on my laptop (I forget what the zip file is called but it was a link you posted. One option was for forever root). But I cannot tell if I'm forever rooted. I AM rooted, however.
If you're on 893, don't worry about it. Just install the bootstrapper, then follow the instructions for Eclipse.

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If you're on 893, don't worry about it. Just install the bootstrapper, then follow the instructions for Eclipse.

• View topic - [ROM] Eclipse v2.0
But will I still be able to receive and install official updates?

Still ,my first ROM. looking forward to seeing it in action.
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there are two 893s (technically 3, but one breaks webtop so I don't count it):

5.5.893 - originally leaked, then released officialyl as the OTA update
5.7.893 - only leaked, not yet released.
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But will I still be able to receive and install official updates?

Still ,my first ROM. looking forward to seeing it in action.
Nope. ROM makers disable that to prevent unnecessary headaches.

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there are two 893s (technically 3, but one breaks webtop so I don't count it):

5.5.893 - originally leaked, then released officialyl as the OTA update
5.7.893 - only leaked, not yet released.
I know. When I say 893, I mean 5.5.893. I don't plan on referring to that 5.7.893 until it's official.

It's mostly because I'm lazy, so I just put 893. I'll just write the full version from now on.
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Understood. However, novice users may need to exact clarification in ever post so they don't get confused and / or do something to their phone that won't work....
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Understood. However, novice users may need to exact clarification in ever post so they don't get confused and / or do something to their phone that won't work....
Yeah, I understand.
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All for naught. When I start the process by selecting reboot recovery in the bootstrap application, the phone basically reboots.
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All for naught. When I start the process by selecting reboot recovery in the bootstrap application, the phone basically reboots.
You clicked to install it first right?
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You clicked to install it first right?

Are you referring to the bootstrap app?

I transferred the zip file with the rom to the SD card. It is in the root directory of the SD. But the bionic bootstrap was downloaded from the market. I hope i am understanding your question. Did i miss a step?
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Are you referring to the bootstrap app?

I transferred the zip file with the rom to the SD card. It is in the root directory of the SD. But the bionic bootstrap was downloaded from the market. I hope i am understanding your question.
You transfer the zip to the external SD card. Then you open up the Bootstrapper, and click "Bootstrap Recovery."

Then you click "Reboot recovery" once the success message appears.
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You transfer the zip to the external SD card. Then you open up the Bootstrapper, and click "Bootstrap Recovery."

Then you click "Reboot recovery" once the success message appears.

Ahhh, my printed instructions skipped a step. thanks.
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Ahhh, my printed instructions skipped a step. thanks.
Yep. That's an important one.
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Yep. That's an important one.



Seems to be working now. It's backing up my system....
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Yep. That's an important one.

...And it worked without a hitch! Thanks so much for all your help.
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Which root tool did you use? The one in the first post, or the one I posted in a reply?

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The one you posted in a reply. Frustrating.. Sorry I have been busy since my first post.
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The one you posted in a reply. Frustrating.. Sorry I have been busy since my first post.
Try out:

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YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I rooted my Bionic a month or so using Pete's root tool.. But somehow I lost root capability, and I was really disappointed. Then I stumbled upon this thread and it was a phone-saver. It worked like a charm!
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YOU ARE THE BEST!!! I rooted my Bionic a month or so using Pete's root tool.. But somehow I lost root capability, and I was really disappointed. Then I stumbled upon this thread and it was a phone-saver. It worked like a charm!
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Thank you - worked 1st time
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I just rooted my Bionic after 902 update. I use motofail form the first post in this forum. It worked flawlessly. A great big thanks to Dan Rosenberg @djrbliss!!!!!!!!!
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I just rooted my Bionic after 902 update. I use motofail form the first post in this forum. It worked flawlessly. A great big thanks to Dan Rosenberg @djrbliss!!!!!!!!!


As did I. First root ever.... I just could not take it anymore.... Viva The Root.
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I just rooted my Bionic after 902 update. I use motofail form the first post in this forum. It worked flawlessly. A great big thanks to Dan Rosenberg @djrbliss!!!!!!!!!

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I have been trying to get my phone rooted. I downloaded the Motorola Drivers from the link provided. Once installed I downloaded Motofail. I ran the .bat file, and it got to this point and just hung up. It has been at this point for over an hour. Is this normal? Is there something else I need to do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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[*][*] Motofail: Universal Motorola Android Root Exploit (Windows version)[*] by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)[*][*] Tested on Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR, and Droid 4[*][*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you[*] have the latest Motorola drivers installed, and that your phone[*] is connected via USB.[*][*] Press enter to root your phone...
Press any key to continue . . .[*][*] Waiting for device...
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *[*] Device found.[*] Deploying payload...
1406 KB/s (501292 bytes in 0.348s)[*] Owning phone...[*] Motofail: Universal Motorola Android Root Exploit[*] Copyright (c) 2012 Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)[*] Exploit complete.[*] Rebooting device...[*] Waiting for phone to reboot.
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I have been trying to get my phone rooted. I downloaded the Motorola Drivers from the link provided. Once installed I downloaded Motofail. I ran the .bat file, and it got to this point and just hung up. It has been at this point for over an hour. Is this normal? Is there something else I need to do?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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[*][*] Motofail: Universal Motorola Android Root Exploit (Windows version)[*] by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)[*][*] Tested on Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR, and Droid 4[*][*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you[*] have the latest Motorola drivers installed, and that your phone[*] is connected via USB.[*][*] Press enter to root your phone...
Press any key to continue . . .[*][*] Waiting for device...
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *[*] Device found.[*] Deploying payload...
1406 KB/s (501292 bytes in 0.348s)[*] Owning phone...[*] Motofail: Universal Motorola Android Root Exploit[*] Copyright (c) 2012 Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)[*] Exploit complete.[*] Rebooting device...[*] Waiting for phone to reboot.

Ok I figured it out! I just had to put it in Charge only mode, like the instructions said.
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Do you have to root the phone to remove the useless apps?
I found a paid app in the market called: root explorer(file manager). It says I can just use this app to remove bloat ware. Sounds to easy. Plus if the phone is rooted, will it still be able to receive updates?
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Do you have to root the phone to remove the useless apps?
I found a paid app in the market called: root explorer(file manager). It says I can just use this app to remove bloat ware. Sounds to easy. Plus if the phone is rooted, will it still be able to receive updates?
You have to root the phone. Root Explorer needs root (hence the name).

You can receive updates when it's rooted, but you can't have frozen apps at the time of the update. ROMs also can't update.
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Do you have to root the phone to remove the useless apps?
I found a paid app in the market called: root explorer(file manager). It says I can just use this app to remove bloat ware. Sounds to easy. Plus if the phone is rooted, will it still be able to receive updates?
Just an FYI don't delete the apps only freeze them. If you want to get an update and you deleted apps it will fail to install.
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What are the benefits of rooting the Bionic? I got my Bionic when it came out and haven't rooted yet. When I had the Droid Eris, I rooted that puppy and was constantly putting new ROMs on it. With the Bionic, I notice the root procedure seems to be a little more labor intensive and there aren't near as many ROMs. I wonder if it's worth rooting since ICS is coming sometime this yr to the Bionic. I've not read any compelling reasons to root yet. Advice?
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What are the benefits of rooting the Bionic? I got my Bionic when it came out and haven't rooted yet. When I had the Droid Eris, I rooted that puppy and was constantly putting new ROMs on it. With the Bionic, I notice the root procedure seems to be a little more labor intensive and there aren't near as many ROMs. I wonder if it's worth rooting since ICS is coming sometime this yr to the Bionic. I've not read any compelling reasons to root yet. Advice?
I root for the ROMs.

And the rooting procedure is not taxing whatsoever. Just install the drivers, check a box on the phone, and run a file. That's it. And there are many ROMs. There is Eclipse for Gingerbread, then AXIOM, SELFKANG, AOKP, Gummy, and MIUI ROMs for ICS.

There's no shortage of ROMs for this phone since ICS was made to work.

Nightlies for SELFKANG/AOKP: https://twitter.com/#!/droidhiverombot
AXIOM: http://www.droidhive.com/forums/index.php?/files/file/39-aokp-m4-axi0m-kang-bionic/
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I really appreciate all of your hard work on this selected topic.

I have a droid bionic and I have no clue how to root my phone. I assume go to the first post in this thread and follow the instructions.

When you tell me to download these files, download them to my pc or phone?

Also, once rooted will I be able to broadcast wifi?
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I really appreciate all of your hard work on this selected topic.

I have a droid bionic and I have no clue how to root my phone. I assume go to the first post in this thread and follow the instructions.

When you tell me to download these files, download them to my pc or phone?

Also, once rooted will I be able to broadcast wifi?
To the PC.

Yes, but it's against Verizon's TOS.
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If I only use the hotspot maybe once a month, do you think Verizon will know and care? Has anyone been TOSed for it? That is my only reason for rooting the phone. I am on the unlimited plan.
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If I only use the hotspot maybe once a month, do you think Verizon will know and care? Has anyone been TOSed for it? That is my only reason for rooting the phone. I am on the unlimited plan.
I'm not sure about any of this, but as long as it's sparingly used, probably not... I don't know anyone personally.

I'm going to leave it there as I'm not going to be advertising free tethering.
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LOL Sorry but I'm still confused. You have to do 7 things to root the phone? All those links go to other forums as well? Is there an easier way?
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LOL Sorry but I'm still confused. You have to do 7 things to root the phone? All those links go to other forums as well? Is there an easier way?
All you need is Motofail to root.

Go to the first post in this thread and click "show."

Then just follow the directions. That's it.

I'm not sure where the 7 things come in :P.
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Worked like a charm! Thanks!

One noob question... I used the Motofail root method at the begining of this thread to root my version 902 Bionic. It installed Superuser. Do I need to periodically update Superuser? Does the Google Play Store do this automatically? Or... Do I just not worry about it?

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Worked like a charm! Thanks!

One nube question... I used the Motofail root method at the begining of this thread to root my version 902 Bionic. It installed Superuser. Do I need to periodically update Superuser? Does the Google Play Store do this automatically? Or... Do I just not worry about it?

Thanks for the help!
The app 'Superuser' will update through Play. Inside the app is where the actual su binary is updated. There is an option that should be enabled that will notify you of su updates, so make sure that's checked. You can manually update the su binary as well.
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The app 'Superuser' will update through Play. Inside the app is where the actual su binary is updated. There is an option that should be enabled that will notify you of su updates, so make sure that's checked. You can manually update the su binary as well.
Thanks for the quick response! Inside superuser>preferences>su binary there is a spot where you can manually check for updates. I could not find a checkbox anywhere that would allow for a notification of su updates. Am I missing something? I just have the su that was installed with the root, not the elite version. Am I missing something?
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Thanks for the quick response! Inside superuser>preferences>su binary there is a spot where you can manually check for updates. I could not find a checkbox anywhere that would allow for a notification of su updates. Am I missing something? I just have the su that was installed with the root, not the elite version. Am I missing something?
It's called "Outdated binary notification" right underneath the binary version number.
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It's called "Outdated binary notification" right underneath the binary version number.
Thanks for taking the time to post all the info and answering my dumb questions. You have been very helpful.
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that's about it, the drivers seem to work, the motofail .bat file starts up, but it just stays on "deploying payload..."

i am using windows through virtualbox though. is there any way to do this through linux?
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that's about it, the drivers seem to work, the motofail .bat file starts up, but it just stays on "deploying payload..."

i am using windows through virtualbox though. is there any way to do this through linux?
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so... the way i read those instructions, i do not need the motorola drivers for linux?

it just hangs on "daemon started"
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so... the way i read those instructions, i do not need the motorola drivers for linux?

it just hangs on "daemon started"
I don't use Linux normally, but I think you need to set up udev settings. Check the official Android page here:

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Having trouble with getting motofail to work:

I extracted to desktop, tool appeared to run successfully, but did not root the phone. I'm running android 2.3.4 and firmware version 5.9.902. It did the two reboots and didn't give me any errors, so I'm stumped as to why the root didn't take.
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