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Old May 30th, 2012, 07:33 AM   #251 (permalink)
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did the super user app show up? what did you try and do to show you don't have root?

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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.
Do you have the Motorola drivers installed, as well as the phone in USB debugging mode and charge only?
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Long time Droid X user and just switched to the Bionic. I want to root my Bionic but I can't get the 32 bit drivers to download using the link from the original post. Any help.

I root to freeze bloat and add some apps like ad blockers.
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Motorola USB drivers v5.7.0- 32bit
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The FXZ file (WARNING: 685MB) link broken?
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Motofail hangs right at the start, "Waiting for device..." Does not go any further, have left it sitting there for 20+ minutes. Stock bionic, running .905
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Do you have the latest drivers installed
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Motofail hangs right at the start, "Waiting for device..." Does not go any further, have left it sitting there for 20+ minutes. Stock bionic, running .905
Do you have the Motorola drivers installed? Make sure that you also have the phone in USB Debugging mode.

It's also a good idea to try other USB ports on the computer as well, as sometimes the front ports are not as reliable as others, random Windows bugs, etc.
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Sorry should have been more thorough. 64bit drivers installed, usb debug and charge only. Using the port on my laptop right next to the PSU, figured it would likely be the one that is best. Will try ports on the other side.
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Still just hangs using a different port. Awesome.
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So I figured I would start from square one. I grabbed the 64bit driver again to reinstall just in case. Ran through install process and it fails because I have a newer version of the drivers than the one from the 64bit link in the motofail guide.
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So I figured I would start from square one. I grabbed the 64bit driver again to reinstall just in case. Ran through install process and it fails because I have a newer version of the drivers than the one from the 64bit link in the motofail guide.
Huh. Well newer drivers shouldn't be making the process fail. That's strange indeed.
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Did a factory reset on it, got it rooted just fine after that. Strange that it was hanging for no reason before though. Oh well. First rom did not help with my data connectivity issues, which only seem to happen regularly at my home. On to the next rom I guess. Any suggestions? I think I am going to try to find an ICS leak next.
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Did a factory reset on it, got it rooted just fine after that. Strange that it was hanging for no reason before though. Oh well. First rom did not help with my data connectivity issues, which only seem to happen regularly at my home. On to the next rom I guess. Any suggestions? I think I am going to try to find an ICS leak next.
Well, the connectivity is mostly dependent on the area that you live in and the radio version that is on the phone, neither of which a ROM can really change. You can go to a leak build (.232 is the newest) and try it out. If the problems only happen in one place (say your home), then it most likely can't be caused by your specific phone (perhaps you can inquire to others in your area with 4G devices, as there may be a problem with a Verizon tower or something silly like that).

If you do a leak build, remember that they are not official, therefore not as stable nor on the OTA path (that's why this guide doesn't cover leaks). I'm on .232 with CM9 and everything works pretty well so far.
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@Teh - ltns, man!

How about adding Razr's Edge, as it works perfectly for the Bionic?
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How about adding Razr's Edge, as it works perfectly for the Bionic?
It works in Gingerbread? I thought it was for the ICS leaks, which is why I haven't added it.
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Alright guys, just a little update on this thread.

I will be updating this completely once the official build of ICS is pushed in an official OTA. There are so many nuances with the current ICS leaks to make a cohesive guide without it changing every day.

As for the weird text appearing in the guide, our jumptos on the forum seem to be borked. Once we get a real build of ICS, this thread will be pristine.

You have my word!
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I am running system version 5.9.905. Can I still use the rooting tools from this thread?

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Yep. Report back if there are any problems.
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I am running system version 5.9.905. Can I still use the rooting tools from this thread?

TIA,

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Also my question (i see you answered tehsusenoh) but which tools specifically? The 902 method should work?

A buddy is dropping the bionic off to me today to root for him. He was disappointed in stock so I am trying to hook him up proper.

Any advice or suggestions for me?
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for .905 and anything Gingerbread Motofail should work

To root your Bionic:
  1. Install the Motorola Drivers:
  2. Download motofail
  3. Put your Bionic into USB Debugging and USB Charge Only modes
  4. Run motofail's run.bat
  5. ????
  6. Profit
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Yeah, sorry guys about the not-so-frequently updated first post. Still waiting for ICS to be officially released so I can re-do everything.
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safestrap link in op broken and not finding in play store
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safestrap link in op broken and not finding in play store
All links have broken at this point in terms of safestrap.

Here's the one for ICS.

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All links have broken at this point in terms of safestrap.

Here's the one for ICS.

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i should have mentioned am on gb and wish to stay on it
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i should have mentioned am on gb and wish to stay on it
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so is there a list of roms somewhere that i am missing?
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so is there a list of roms somewhere that i am missing?

there is but I have not had time to keep it updated.

Bionic Roms


But this thread has a complete list until I can make time again.

DROID BIONIC ROMS - DroidRzr.com
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for .905 and anything Gingerbread Motofail should work

To root your Bionic:
  1. Install the Motorola Drivers:
  2. Download motofail
  3. Put your Bionic into USB Debugging and USB Charge Only modes
  4. Run motofail's run.bat
  5. ????
  6. Profit
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Is there a way to unroot and unistall superuser on my Bionic running 905 if I used the above motofail root method to root it?
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Is there a way to unroot and unistall superuser on my Bionic running 905 if I used the above motofail root method to root it?
I'm not sure exactly how you could do that. There is the possibility of doing and FXZ, which would wipe data. There may be another version of the FXZ that will remove root.

I don't personally have the experience for unrooting, but I'm sure another user knows of a method.
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I would need something with simple to follow instructions. I'm no expert. BTW... Thanks for the quick reply.
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I would need something with simple to follow instructions. I'm no expert. BTW... Thanks for the quick reply.
Follow the directions in this thread. If you use the modified 5.9.905 fxz it will keep your data and remove root. You will have to uninstall the superuser app just like any other app.

http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/480176-how-flash-5-9-902-5-9-905-rsdlite.html

If you have any questions post it it the thread and I try and respond as quick as I can.
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Is there a reason to choose between Motofail and Rsdlite? I've tried some searches but they did not yield a comparison thread.

I'm running 5.8.905.

I rooted once (last November maybe?). I can't remember what I used. I unrooted because it made the lapdock not work back then. I haven't tried since and I apparently deleted whatever program I used at the time.
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RSDLite is not used to root the device, it is used to replace parts of / the entire OS with a fresh OS.

I've had no issues with MotoFail when using it to root 5.9.905, which is what you should be on as well, not 5.8.905.
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RSDLite is not used to root the device, it is used to replace parts of / the entire OS with a fresh OS.
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I'm interested in rooting my Bionic (5.9.905) through the motofail method. I just wanted to know the process for unrooting if I ever need to before I go ahead and do it.

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I'm interested in rooting my Bionic (5.9.905) through the motofail method. I just wanted to know the process for unrooting if I ever need to before I go ahead and do it.

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See the post above from dfib for an answer to your question.

I asked a similar question a few weeks ago. I wanted to get rid of Superuser, a program that gets installed when you root your phone. With the current version of Android on your phone, 5.9.905, there is no real way to tell if a phone has been rooted except that the Superuser app gets installed. I wound up using Ginger Unroot from the play store to remove it from my phone. I do not believe it actually unroots your phone, just deletes the superuser app. This way no one could tell if the phone had ever been rooted.

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See the post above from dfib for an answer to your question.

I asked a similar question a few weeks ago. I wanted to get rid of Superuser, a program that gets installed when you root your phone. With the current version of Android on your phone, 5.9.905, there is no real way to tell if a phone has been rooted except that the Superuser app gets installed. I wound up using Ginger Unroot from the play store to remove it from my phone. I do not believe it actually unroots your phone, just deletes the superuser app. This way no one could tell if the phone had ever been rooted.

Hope this helps.

Ok, I see. I skimmed past it since I thought RSDLite was a method of rooting.

My main concern is what I'll have to do once ICS is officially released (if ever). Would I have to unroot to install it? I don't care about rooting once I get it though.
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Ok, I see. I skimmed past it since I thought RSDLite was a method of rooting.

My main concern is what I'll have to do once ICS is officially released (if ever). Would I have to unroot to install it? I don't care about rooting once I get it though.
You shouldn't have to unroot your phone to install ICS. Upgrading to ICS should only be a problem if you go beyond rooting and install costoms roms, etc on your phone. ICS will look for version 5.9.905, which you have already. As long as that doesn't change, you should be fine.

What you should be aware of is that ICS has a root counter on it. If your phone was "ever" rooted. ICS will have a hidden menu that will tell anyone who knows how to check that the phone is or was at onr time rooted. This has no effect on how the phone functions though.

Given what Motorola just announced for the Atrix and a few other models, the only way to get ICS may be to install one of the leaks floating around.
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You shouldn't have to unroot your phone to install ICS. Upgrading to ICS should only be a problem if you go beyond rooting and install costoms roms, etc on your phone. ICS will look for version 5.9.905, which you have already. As long as that doesn't change, you should be fine.

What you should be aware of is that ICS has a root counter on it. If your phone was "ever" rooted. ICS will have a hidden menu that will tell anyone who knows how to check that the phone is or was at onr time rooted. This has no effect on how the phone functions though.

Given what Motorola just announced for the Atrix and a few other models, the only way to get ICS may be to install one of the leaks floating around.
Thanks for your help. The decision to root now is because of how VZW has treated this phone with getting 4.0 to it. I went to a Verizon store today with my dad to deal with some issues on our account and see what they'd offer. It was without a doubt the worst customer service experience I ever had, the manager we dealt with was a clueless, dismissive, incompetent tool. He had no interest in helping us, just apologized and tried to wait us out so we'd get tired of waiting and leave.
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Now that ICS 246 is OTA, could we get ICS rooting instructions in to the first post of this thread?
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Now that ICS 246 is OTA, could we get a Razr's Edge link in to the first post of this thread?
I will work on the updated thread during the second week of November. I have a play next week that will eat up my time but yes.
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I am brand spanking new to rooting. the only thing Ive rooted (or Modded) before are PSPs. I wanted to start rooting my tablets and phones so that I could do video screen captures for tutorials that I want to make for my parents, and also to be able to do wifi tethering. I rooted my Tablet, but When review the instructions to root my phone, I get really confused. There just seems to be so many issues posted by users because they either didnt have the exact version of android needed, or an exact version of some set of drivers.

My Phones System Version: 6.7.246.xt875
Model Number: Droid Bionic
Android Version: 4.04 (which is ICS right?)
Ive read through pretty much every post but Im still pretty confused. The last time the main post was updated was in feb, and the closest update post seems to be the following:

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for .905 and anything Gingerbread Motofail should work

To root your Bionic:
  1. Install the Motorola Drivers:
  2. Download motofail
  3. Put your Bionic into USB Debugging and USB Charge Only modes
  4. Run motofail's run.bat
  5. ????
  6. Profit
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Just be aware that ICS should be pushed out by the end of the month and you will probable need to Root again after the update. Also if you root after taking the ICS update, Motorola phones will forever show the phone has been rooted on the recovery screen. See http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/608412-new-motorola-root-checker-also-present-all-bionic-ics-builds.html
I know that you have/had a play goin on, so if it still takes a while Ill be patient. I just wanted an idea of when updates might be available, or a finger pointing in the right direction... and hopefully not the middle one :\ though I could appreciate the frustration. But non-the-less please help me.

Also, where can I get a closer look at the legal issues if I root for tethering purposes? I have Verizon.

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I ran into a video on youtube that suggests a "one-click" root method. Is this legitimate or safe?
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I am brand spanking new to rooting. the only thing Ive rooted (or Modded) before are PSPs. I wanted to start rooting my tablets and phones so that I could do video screen captures for tutorials that I want to make for my parents, and also to be able to do wifi tethering. I rooted my Tablet, but When review the instructions to root my phone, I get really confused. There just seems to be so many issues posted by users because they either didnt have the exact version of android needed, or an exact version of some set of drivers.

My Phones System Version: 6.7.246.xt875
Model Number: Droid Bionic
Android Version: 4.04 (which is ICS right?)
Ive read through pretty much every post but Im still pretty confused. The last time the main post was updated was in feb, and the closest update post seems to be the following:



I know that you have/had a play goin on, so if it still takes a while Ill be patient. I just wanted an idea of when updates might be available, or a finger pointing in the right direction... and hopefully not the middle one :\ though I could appreciate the frustration. But non-the-less please help me.

Also, where can I get a closer look at the legal issues if I root for tethering purposes? I have Verizon.

~edit~
I ran into a video on youtube that suggests a "one-click" root method. Is this legitimate or safe?
Rooting the Bionic is fairly easy if you follow the steps outlined but bin your case it is not needed. To take screen shots it is built into ICS just hold volume down and the power button till you hear the shutter. As for tethering you can use an app called foxfi no root needed just search for it the play store. When it comes to tethering being legal it depends on your plan, if you are on a tiered data plan (2g, 4g ...) then tethering is included and you can use the hotspot on the phone. If you still have an unlimited data plan then it is not included an it is $30 a month but can be prorated ( if you use it for 1 day it will cost about a dollar) or you can use a tethering app for free but if Verizon finds out they can come after you legally and cancel your contract.
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Psst - video screen captures

As in attach it to a device via mini HDMI and capture to a video recording device (which theoretically, should not require root, unless this is a software 'device' instead of a hardware video capture device)
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First off, thank you for the quick replies.
I don't have an HDMI recording device, and buying one for the PC can be a bit pricey. From what I understand, or at least read about in positive feedback from those who have rooted, it'd be better just to root. On top of my primary goals of video screen capture and wifi tethering I know that Roms only supported when Rooted have a lot of customization options that seem really appealing, like custom slider shortcuts as a tip of the iceberg. and CyanogenMod looks cool too.
I went ahead an rooted using the Razrs Edge flash method instructed in this video How to Root ICS Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 on Droid Bionic official ota 6.7.246 . But theres another tutorial by the same poster Bionic Cyanogen Mod 9 CM9 for the ICS LEAK [Full Review] Install and Download... that goes into features and apps that become available when rooting with the ICS "leak". This makes me very confused. I can only assume that the second video I just linked is referring to some sort of pre-OTA leak of ICS for gingerbread users and the first video I linked shows a method of rooting for those who have OTA ICS.
I hope I havent broken any rules about posting links, but I felt it necessary so that you guys understood what Ive done to my phone and can tell me if I need to unroot and redo it using the instructions on this thread.
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