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Old June 29th, 2012, 06:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I've followed SEVERAL different directions regarding "how to root motorola bionic".

I understand how and where to download drivers/zips from, I understand how to launch Terminal and the commands needed to run the .sh files.

Every root kit I've used today (four) has failed. I get something along the following lines every time;

* Running exploit [part 2 of 3]...
failed on '/data/local.prop' - Permission denied
cannot create /data/local.prop: permission denied

Now, I've heard of something called "zergrush" which is supposed to have a new exploit method to get around new preventative measures by Verizon, but haven't found anything relating to a download source.

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Old June 29th, 2012, 06:40 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Okay, this is taken directly from http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/413871-motorola-droid-bionic-all-things-root-guide-updated-2-14-12-a.html#motofail
credit goes to tehsusenoh for putting it all together. For me this is the easiest method. I assume your using a windows pc. If the directions are followed exactly, it should be full proof for .905, but your Bionic will reboot two or three times, just let it run. if it dosn't work maybe others might have some ideas?
To root your Bionic: (links provided in blue)
  1. Install the Motorola Drivers:
  2. Download motofail
  3. Put your Bionic into USB Debugging and USB Charge Only modes
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Just search for "Motofail", download it and connect phone to PC, then run it. You'l be rooted in a matter of minutes.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 06:42 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I apologize for not specifying, but I am indeed on a Macbook. I've found tons of help for Windows based rooting..... which is frustrating. Might just swallow the bullet and go do this at BestBuy on a display PC.

Please let me know if you find anything for a Mac though.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 06:43 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Just search for "Motofail", download it and connect phone to PC, then run it. You'l be rooted in a matter of minutes.
I ran Motofail earlier today, let me locate the Mac version again and I'll let you know how it failed.
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Old June 29th, 2012, 06:52 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Hey hey hey..... phan-tastic!

Not sure what I did differently, but it worked this time with this version of Motofail

http://vulnfactory.org/public/motofail_linux_osx.zip
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Hey hey hey..... phan-tastic!

Not sure what I did differently, but it worked this time with this version of Motofail

http://vulnfactory.org/public/motofail_linux_osx.zip
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Old June 30th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Glad you got it.
screwed up a couple things already, but I'll just restore and root again. trying to strip this phone bare basically.

big difference in speed already though, and I'm not sure what to credit the difference in coverage to but its great.

I used to have a problem basically with 4G being white all the time, but not getting any data coverage. i'm in one of the densest 4G areas in the nation aside from San Fransico, but couldn't even get 3G data coverage to stay consistent. Since the root, I've just toyed around and it seems to be great in the last 18-20 hours.
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Old July 2nd, 2012, 11:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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And this thread continues to the next thread lol

http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/575761-reinstalling-yahoo-shit.html#post4606288
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What am I doing wrong??

I tried motofail several times and each time I get like 40 lines of
"adb does not recognize this as an internal or external command"

Im trying to root my Bionic, and I used an older version of Pete's one-click program to try rooting my bionic, and that doesnt work. It worked on one I had that was 5.8.863 or something.


So now Ive been trying to use motofail and IT doesnt work either. Ive followed the direction flawlessly. I just dont know what to do.


Then I also tried the R313AS1D program, and that didnt work either

Does anyone know what program will work to root 5.9.905 ??
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Are your running motofail from your windows computer and following these instructions from http://androidforums.com/bionic-all-things-root/413871-motorola-droid-bionic-all-things-root-guide-updated-2-14-12-a.html#motofail exactly?
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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Thank you!!! It worked!!!

I think the problem I was having was with WinRar!! It said I had exceeded the trial perdio and so I just uninstalled it and used it again to extract the files and BAM, it worked. thank you
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I have rooted a phone before so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. I have followed the directions but my computer so teen simply says "waiting for device". My phone shows that the USB connection is good. What am I doing wrong?
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Is USB Debugging enabled? Are you using a USB3 port (if so, move it to a USB2 port).
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USB debugging is enabled....I'll try different port and let you know.
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Never mind. I did everything according to directions as best as I can tell. No luck. I think I will just wait for the official OTA!! Thanks anyway!
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Just had a Bionic hardware fail. Verizon sent me a new one. I followed dautley's directions to the letter (in the 2nd post of this thread), and was done in about 2-3 mins. Nice.
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Just had a Bionic hardware fail. Verizon sent me a new one. I followed dautley's directions to the letter (in the 2nd post of this thread), and was done in about 2-3 mins. Nice.
Welcome to the forums, messenger13!

Sorry I had to, I haven't seen you post in awhile.
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I don't know what I did differently....but I'm rooted ! Thanks for your help!!
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Is a superuser icon supposed to appear? Having issues getting root, anyone have any ideas, have tried the steps above exactly, says the exploit was successful but still not rooted
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there should be a super user app in your app drawer. use this app to see if you are rooted. root checker
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hello im new i have the bionic its running 5.9.905 is there a one click program to root? please help
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Go up to post #11 and follow dautley's instructions.
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use this -[ROOT] MOtoFail Root D4, Razr, or BIONIC. and follow the directions.
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