Originally Posted by clynch
Okay for starters I am a rookie to this forum.
I have had the Droid 3 for almost year now, rooted (with one click method), and just recieved my first OTA Verizon update 5.7.906.XT862. I tried the manual un-root method and it appeared to work. Then I installed the Verizon OTA update. After installation I noticed Super User app is still on my phone but I have no super user access and cannot uninstall the super user app. I have not tried to re-root yet for fear of causing more problems with my Droid 3.
I need to know how to re-root my phone given these circumstances. Is it possible to just re-root and again and the super user app will work with super user access? Or do I need to somehow force uninstall the super user app before I try to re-root?
You cannot re-root with the 906 update using Pete Souza's one-click method. Fortunately, you can using Dan Rosenberg's Motofail method, which you can read about and find here: Security Research by Dan Rosenberg
You can re-root with the SuperUser app in place. Motofail I believe will replace it.
I would love to put Android 4 Ice Cream on my Droid 3 ultimately. Is there a stable version of Android 4 Ice Cream for the Droid 3?
Stable? There are a few. Full-featured? Not yet. There is always some missing feature: no camera; no video camera; etc.
I think that the best places to look for Droid 3 ROMs are at xda-developers.com: Droid 3 Android Development - xda-developers
or at droidforums.net: Droid 3 Roms
You will see in both places that a user named Hashcode is working on a method to allow an update to the Linux kernel on the phone (which is not normally updatable on the Droid 3 due to the locked bootloader) which should lead to more stable ICS and JellyBean custom ROMs, but it is still a work in progress.
If you are looking for a really nice, stable, full-featured ROM for the Droid 3, I would look at one of the following:
- Maverick 4.5
- Steel Droid 4.8 (i.e., the Gingerbread release)
- Liberty 2.0 (which has not been updated for a while and does not include the 906 update, but is still very stable)
- TeamHaters 906 update (I think called "Haters Gonna Hate")
- DarkDroid (again, it has not been updated for the 906 update)
I'd also suggest using the Safestrap bootstrap and custom recovery. This will preserve your stock Droid 3 build in what Safestrap calls a "non-safe" area, which is protected from being flashed by recovery, and allows you to switch to a "Safe" mode, where you then flash a custom ROM, using a Recovery that looks almost exactly like ClockworkMod Recovery. You can read more about Safestrap here
, as well as find the download for the D3.