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Old January 15th, 2013, 08:01 PM   #301 (permalink)
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I have tried, what I think, is everything to root my droid bionic. It was rooted before, but then I got an update and lost root and have been unable to re-root. I gave up several months ago, then along came ICS. I could NOT download this update no matter what I did. Even support couldn't help. They want me to go back to factory reset. Well I don't want to do that until I can save my apps/data in Titatium, but without root--no way, so I'm back again to try to root, backup, unroot, reset, download ICS and root again, but I first have to root.

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Windows 7 64bit
I have "Mot composite ADB Interface"
Android 2.3.4
System 5.9.905.XT875
Build 5.5.1_84_DBN-74
Yes, I have debugging on
Yes, I have "unknown sources" checked
Yes, I'm in charge only mode

What I have tried:
motorolaoneclickroot
droidbionicrootnew
motofail_windows

oneclickroot will start and even reboot my phone several times but after it's all finished and says my phone should be rooted, it's not. I still can't access Titanium, but I can access BusyBox and superuser. "Root Checker" states it's NOT rooted.

bionicrootnew--nothing really, it quickly goes to..."All done, run Bionic Recovery from App Draw
Press any key to continue..."
My phone never even rebooted
When I "press any key" the program stops

motofail--I get " 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file" over and over again. After about a dozen of these I get "[*] Cleaning up..."
then back to the "adb" response again for several lines then
"[*] Rebooting..." but it doesn't reboot, then onto the "adb" response again until it comes to "[*] Exploit complete![*] Press and key to exit."
Then it says, "Press any key to continue..." which I do, and it exits and still no root.

What suggestions do you have?

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I would follow the steps for how to flash 5.9.905 or 6.7.246 with rsdlite, use the 6.7.246 modified fxz file (the link is in my signature). This will get you onto ICS with all of your data (but you still need a FDR). Then I would use razorsedge to root ICS. Install titanium backup backup everything. Do a FDR. Sign in. Go to settings-security & screen lock and check Unknown sources. Open play store and accept the EULA and let the market install ALL of your apps. For those apps you need data restored use TiBu to restore data for the app only not the app it self unless it did not install from the market.
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Unfortunately, I simply do not have the time to maintain this thread any more. If anyone wants to take over, please do so. I wanted to have this whole thing re-done months ago...

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I've tried downloading the both the full size file and the minimal file and both produce the same error.[img]http://www.*********************/21.jpg[/img]

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I would follow the steps for how to flash 5.9.905 or 6.7.246 with rsdlite, use the 6.7.246 modified fxz file (the link is in my signature). This will get you onto ICS with all of your data (but you still need a FDR). Then I would use razorsedge to root ICS. Install titanium backup backup everything. Do a FDR. Sign in. Go to settings-security & screen lock and check Unknown sources. Open play store and accept the EULA and let the market install ALL of your apps. For those apps you need data restored use TiBu to restore data for the app only not the app it self unless it did not install from the market.
Was this meant for me? In the instructions it states at the top "this will wipe everything but your sd card". Of course I'm trying to save my data. The instructions to flash show "wipe everything" but your instructions seem to indicate this will get me to ICS keeping my data. Which is right, or what am I missing?
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Modified 5.9.905 (md5 sum f7c66ab368f1be30a1b77ba157b96347) This will remove root but you will have to uninstall Super user app and keep your data (just like you would for any other app)
I clicked on this link and downloaded the zip file, but the only files in the zipped folder are as follows:
7 .img files
6 .bin files
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I don't see anything to "install" from these files. What am I missing?
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Modified 6.7.246 FXZ(02CAC34F9FE419E4D5ED0C018A1B4741)This will remove root but you will have to uninstall Super user app and keep your data (just like you would for any other app)
not the 5.9.509
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Was this meant for me? In the instructions it states at the top "this will wipe everything but your sd card". Of course I'm trying to save my data. The instructions to flash show "wipe everything" but your instructions seem to indicate this will get me to ICS keeping my data. Which is right, or what am I missing?
Yes this was for you. You need to download the modified 6.7.246 fxz file and don't unzip it. This fxz will keep your data. You then use rsdlite to flash the zip. It will decompress and flash it for your. Follow the steps in the thread and you will be on ICS.
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Thank you OutOfPhase. I completed your instructions and now have ICS. It shows Android 4.0.4 System 6.7.246, and I still have all my data and customizations. I downloaded Razrs edge for root. I made sure I had the latest drivers and ran Razrs Edge, but got the same response I did with motofail under GB, " 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"

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BTW, I never got the 22/22 complete in RSDlite. My phone did power off. I did get the green android. It showed updating files. I also manually powered my phone on and off as instructed by RSDlite, which still shows "in process..." in the result screen even now when my phone is up and running with ICS
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As I was playing around with my phone I noticed it's connected as a "mass storage device". There isn't an option to have "charge Only". I wondered if this might be part of the problem. I "ejected" the drives from my computer, but it still shows on the phone as "mass storage". I ran Razrs Edge again to see if this would work, but no, it came back with the same problem.
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Make sure usb debugging is enabled (when you plug your phone into your pc it should say usb debugging enabled) and when you plug in your phone set it to Media Device (MTP). Then try razors edge.

If usb debugging is not enabled-settings-developer options and check usb debugging.
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Thank you OutOfPhase. I completed your instructions and now have ICS. It shows Android 4.0.4 System 6.7.246, and I still have all my data and customizations. I downloaded Razrs edge for root. I made sure I had the latest drivers and ran Razrs Edge, but got the same response I did with motofail under GB, " 'adb' is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file"
How are you trying to run this? Are you unzipping the razrs_edge_windows.zip file, or are you just trying to run this from inside the zip file?

To me, the best way to do this:

- extract the razrs_edge_windows.zip file to its own folder. I suggest making it c:\razrs_edge

- start a windows command line window (start, type cmd and hit enter)

- enter the following command to get to the proper folder: cd \razrs_edge (that's letter c letter d space backslash etc.)

- start the process by typing run

It's possible that you can also unzip into a folder and double-click the "run.bat" file, but if that doesn't work, try what I detailed above.

My guess is that you are not unzipping the file first...
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IT WORKED!!!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you both of you--doogald & OutOfPhase (btw how do you do an official "thank you")

I put my phone in media device (i already had debugging activated).

I did just as you stated, doogald, and it worked perfectly. I now have root. I am using Titanium to back up everything as I type this.

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Glad you got it! When you are done with the backup I would do a FDR.
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Do I have to unroot for this? I've never done an FDR.
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No. Go to settings privacy and then factory data reset. Make sure you save your internal sdcard to your pc just incase. This will erase everything. Follow the directions in my earlier post on how to set up your phone after a fdr

"Do a FDR. Sign in. Go to settings-security & screen lock and check Unknown sources. Open play store and accept the EULA and let the market install ALL of your apps. For those apps you need data restored use TiBu to restore data for the app only not the app it self unless it did not install from the market."
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No. Go to settings privacy and then factory data reset. Make sure you save your internal sdcard to your pc just incase. This will erase everything. Follow the directions in my earlier post on how to set up your phone after a fdr

"Do a FDR. Sign in. Go to settings-security & screen lock and check Unknown sources. Open play store and accept the EULA and let the market install ALL of your apps. For those apps you need data restored use TiBu to restore data for the app only not the app it self unless it did not install from the market."
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Using a modified FXZ to save data only to later perform a FDR seems to be adding extra steps to a situation that would not need them - using the full FXZ (or a modified one that does *NOT* erase internal storage but *DOES* erase /data) seems to be a better way to go. That would have the benefit of performing the FDR while flashing the full FXZ - saving apps to carry over can still cause instabilities particularly if there are apps that are not ICS compliant being carried over from gingerbread.

Do you have the modified FXZ that erases /data but doe not erase the internal storage?

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Using a modified FXZ to save data only to later perform a FDR seems to be adding extra steps to a situation that would not need them - using the full FXZ (or a modified one that does *NOT* erase internal storage but *DOES* erase /data) seems to be a better way to go. That would have the benefit of performing the FDR while flashing the full FXZ - saving apps to carry over can still cause instabilities particularly if there are apps that are not ICS compliant being carried over from gingerbread.
The reason I suggested to flash the modified fxz then do a FDR was because the member was having issues rooting and did not want to go to ICS without rooting and a backup first. Yes it was the long way but this way he was able to go to ICS, root, backup, do a FDR and let the apps install from the play store then restore data to only the apps that need it. This way all the apps were a fresh download for ICS and minimized the GB "taint" and still kept their data.


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Issues rooting GB - got it now. Took me a few seconds of reading that over and over until the light bulb (finally!) went off.
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Is it possible to root 6.7.246.xt875.verizon.en.us with ICS installed? The only reason I root is to use WiFi Tether which of.course requires root. If not, I'd be happy with another free alternative that doesnt require root and doesn't time out / block ports/protocols if there is one.
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Yes you can root 6.7.246 with either razorsedge or motofail ics
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Tried everything but my phone is still not showing up as ADB on my brand new computer. Tried my old computer and it isn't working either. Any guesses?

I'm running the .232 leak from a long time ago. Not rooted but trying to get back onto track to get JB. Need to root first before doing a FDR so I can save all my data.
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D you have USB debugging enabled? Are your drivers install? What USB mode are you using? If you are using a desktop are you using the back USB ports and the USB 2 ports. The usb 3.0 ports can cause issues.
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D you have USB debugging enabled? Are your drivers install? What USB mode are you using? If you are using a desktop are you using the back USB ports and the USB 2 ports. The usb 3.0 ports can cause issues.
USB debugging is enabled, downloaded the motorola device manager (which I assume installs the drivers too), using a laptop with windows 8 on a usb 2.0 port. Also, I'm not in mass storage mode either...
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What method are you using to try and root?

Since you are on ICS already you can flash the modified 6.7.246 fxz from http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/480176-how-flash-5-9-905-gb-6-7-246-ics-rsdlite.html and it will get you on the lastest ICS without loosing your data. Then you can root using one of the ICS root one clicks.
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What method are you using to try and root?

Since you are on ICS already you can flash the modified 6.7.246 fxz from http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/480176-how-flash-5-9-905-gb-6-7-246-ics-rsdlite.html and it will get you on the lastest ICS without loosing your data. Then you can root using one of the ICS root one clicks.
I'm trying to root using razrs edge. If I flash the file you referenced you mention I'll be able to root without losing data, but will that allow me to get back on to the JB upgrade track? Also, will doing this even help fix the fact my computer won't recognize my phone as an ADB device? It will only recognize it if I connect in Fastboot...
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Yes if you use the file i mentioned you will be on the upgrade path for JB and be able to root. Rsdlite uses fastboot to flash the system images. This will be the best route for you. Jyst remember to use the modified 6.7.246 fxz and as always copy the contents of both your internal and external sd card to yoyr pc just in case before you do it.
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Yes if you use the file i mentioned you will be on the upgrade path for JB and be able to root. Rsdlite uses fastboot to flash the system images. This will be the best route for you. Jyst remember to use the modified 6.7.246 fxz and as always copy the contents of both your internal and external sd card to yoyr pc just in case before you do it.
Awesome, thanks a ton. I will try it later tonight and report back!
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Yes if you use the file i mentioned you will be on the upgrade path for JB and be able to root. Rsdlite uses fastboot to flash the system images. This will be the best route for you. Jyst remember to use the modified 6.7.246 fxz and as always copy the contents of both your internal and external sd card to yoyr pc just in case before you do it.
OK, followed the steps and everything went great, except that it wiped my internal storage. Luckily I copied it over to my hard drive like you mentioned. Should I just copy and paste it back in there? Apps/Settings/etc. are working like before. Now the million dollar question, how do I root so I can back up everything using TiBu? Computer still isn't showing my phone as ADB......
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Yes copy your internal back. Use razor root ICS to root. There a link in the op
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Tried razor and motofail to no avail. It just sits on daemon started successfully and then does nothing. Did the same on my other computer I tried it on too
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Go into your sdk-tools where you were running adb before from and type adb devices with your phone plugged in. You should get a string of numbers and letters. If not in windows go to device manager and remove your drivers for the Bionic and reboot the pc. When it reboots completely plug your phone back in and let the drivers install then select he next usb mode and let the drivers install and so on until you go through the 3 usb options. When that is done reboot your pc again and try the adb devices command.
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Go into your sdk-tools where you were running adb before from and type adb devices with your phone plugged in. You should get a string of numbers and letters. If not in windows go to device manager and remove your drivers for the Bionic and reboot the pc. When it reboots completely plug your phone back in and let the drivers install then select he next usb mode and let the drivers install and so on until you go through the 3 usb options. When that is done reboot your pc again and try the adb devices command.
Tried everything you suggested above and still no luck. Uninstalled/reinstalled all bionic drivers, rebooted computer both times. Ran adb devices line and it started daemon but didn't return any devices. I tried this in every usb mode (which never registers in device manager anyway) and also in fastbook (where device manager recognizes it as adb interface). No luck on anything yet....

Thanks for your help so far, maybe we'll get this thing rooted sooner or later
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Tried razor and motofail to no avail. It just sits on daemon started successfully and then does nothing. Did the same on my other computer I tried it on too
Just to ask the question, did you unzip these downloads and run from there, or are you trying to run them from within the zip file? You need to unzip in order for them to work.
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Just to ask the question, did you unzip these downloads and run from there, or are you trying to run them from within the zip file? You need to unzip in order for them to work.
Unzipped them both to my desktop....
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I'm wondering if doing a FDR will fix the problem, but that defeats my purpose since I want to root so I can run TiBu to back up my apps+data. Arghhhhh!
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Hi everyone, awesome info!

I screwed up and let the new update hit my Bionic, and now it's not rooted.

I tried using the old root script I used when I rooted it last time, but got a "permission denied" Error-

So not sure what to do, what's my best choice? I can probably deal with losing the data, it would suck but not being rooted sucks worse.

So, lemme know what you guys think -

Thanks in advance!
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What method are you using to try and root?

Since you are on ICS already you can flash the modified 6.7.246 fxz from http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/480176-how-flash-5-9-905-gb-6-7-246-ics-rsdlite.html and it will get you on the lastest ICS without loosing your data. Then you can root using one of the ICS root one clicks.
Great news.....after installing the update to JB, ADB interface is now showing! Thanks again for all of your help!
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Any ideas ?

I screwed up and let the new update hit my Bionic, and now it's not rooted.

I tried using the old root script I used when I rooted it last time, but got a "permission denied" Error-

So not sure what to do, what's my best choice? I can probably deal with losing the data, it would suck but not being rooted sucks worse.
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There is no way to root JB on our phones - yet. There's also not a lot of hope that there ever will be.

Only way thus far has been to use VooDoo OTA Rootkeeper to restore root after taking the update.
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There is no way to root JB on our phones - yet. There's also not a lot of hope that there ever will be.

Only way thus far has been to use VooDoo OTA Rootkeeper to restore root after taking the update.
So I can use that to get root back? Or?

Also, is there a way to revert back to ICS and then root it?
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I'd be willing to pay someone to make a new bionic root program - Hit me up if anyone is interested
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Dan has done it again and left with a bang. You can ROOT a fully stock Bionic XT875 or Razr XT910 with OTA or factory installed Jelly Bean JB 4.1.2.

I am reposting from another forum via member L7iharsha of xda-developers, I ran through the steps and it unconditionally works. YOU WILL NEED LINUX. This can be accomplished through using an ubuntu live image ( i386 only for the provided scripts ) (the live image can be in the form of a cd iso, virtualbox, or usb utilizing unetbootin, Virtual Box, or a regular linux box (if you are a regular linux user, you will need to either symlink or replace the included adb binaries with the proper for your arch type ) The exploit involves utilizing a samba/cifs connection so you will also need this computer/box available on the network that your Droid can connect over WIFI link with. Without Further waiting, here is the following:

Once you Booted into Ubuntu..

Type
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mkdir /tmp/share
Install Samba Package
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sudo apt-get install samba
Edit the Config for file samba as mentioned Below
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sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf
add the following Lines as mentioned below
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[share]
path = /tmp/share
available = yes
valid users = guest
read only = yes
browsable = yes
public = yes
save it then Create username through this command
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sudo useradd guest -m -G users
then Set password (type when prompted twice)
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sudo passwd guest
then Set Samba Password (same password as before)
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sudo smbpasswd -a guest
Then restart Samba Server
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sudo restart smbd
Download the Files, de-archive, and change file permissions
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cd /tmp/share
wget http://vulnfactory.org/public/motoshare2.tgz
tar xvf motoshare2.tgz
sudo chmod 755 run.sh
you'll need to know the IP address of your Linux host, which you can get by running "ifconfig" from your terminal it should be 192.168.xx.xx not 127.5.xx.xx (Unless you have set your network up differently)

Now take your Smartphone and Enable usb Debugging and the make sure that youare connected through WIFI

Open Stock "Files" r "Filemanger App"3rd party apps wont work
Open the "Files" app, and select "Remote storage". Click "Add storage", and fill in fields as follows:

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Host IP address:        [your Linux machine's IP address]
Domain name:            WORKGROUP
Shared folder name:     share
User:                   guest
Password:               [the password you created above]
your phone will be mounted in Linux share to complete process plug in your Phone to Computer Via usb and then type following command


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cd /tmp/share/
sudo ./run.sh
YOU MUST RUN THIS COMMAND VIA sudo. Also your phone will vibrate allot, let it finish vibrating before continuing.

Congrats!u are rooted your RAZR XT910 And Droid Bionic..

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you'll need to know the IP address of your Linux host, which you can get by running "ifconfig" from your terminal it should be 192.168.xx.xx not 127.5.xx.xx (Unless you have set your network up differently)
Just to add a quick, nerdy note, it could also be 10.xx.xx.yy (where xx is anything from 0 to 255, and yy is like to be anything from 1 to 254).

Less likely, it could also be 172.zz.xx.yy (where zz is anything from 16 to 31, xx is anything from 0 to 255, and yy is anything from 1 to 254).

I think most home routers use the 192.168.xx.yy address space, but the other two are possible as well.

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sudo ./run.sh
YOU MUST RUN THIS COMMAND VIA sudo. Also your phone will vibrate allot, let it finish vibrating before continuing.
And, just to clarify, these two commands are run in the Linux terminal command line, not on the phone itself.
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Rooted my Bionic using the described Ubuntu method above and can confirm that it works. I utilized a USB drive using unetbootin to create a bootable USB drive. I just wanted to add a few things to the process that I had to do to make it work.

First of all, when typing the command
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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Some packages could not be installed. This may mean that you have
requested an impossible situation or if you are using the unstable
distribution that some required packages have not yet been created
or been moved out of Incoming.
The following information may help to resolve the situation:

The following packages have unmet dependencies:
samba: Depends: samba-common (= 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3.6) but 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3.8 is to be installed
Depends: libwbclient0 (= 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3.6) but 2:3.4.7~dfsg-1ubuntu3.8 is to be installed
E: Broken packages
In order to fix this, I used the following commands:

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sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install samba
Then proceed as normal to editing the config file.

Using this fix I was able to connect my phone to my computer, run the commands, and gain root access. Hope this helps anyone who runs into this problem.

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