D2 "ezSBF" 2.3.4/4.5.621 with magic md5 root option


  1. themib

    themib Well-Known Member

    updated many times see change log

    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

    Just download, allow unknown sources, install, open, select top root method (Gimli), reboot phone, done

    no pc needed.



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    [Video] How to ezSBF plus Root the Droid 2 on android 2.3.4-Tomsgt123

    download from here
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1hCPt64in4qqy459FvqBy_CKVqNlYXwj8yq2P6QQOLjQ/edit#
    for current links

    created by phifc modified by bhigham

    3 options
    Multi-Device Root (54mb)
    Droid2_621_SBF-and-RootCD.iso (213mb)
    Droid2_R2D2_A957_2.3.4_SBF_and-or_RootCD.iso (250mb



    How this works
    what is ezSBF?
    original [TOOL] ezSBF (not for 2.3.4)


    select D2 for multi device root cd or /select root for the Droid2_621_SBF-and-Root CD
    don't use numbers on right side of you keyboard, just use the ones above qwerty

    turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable

    on phone check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)
    on phone select charge only usb mode

    on pc press continue
    program will use adb to push
    Code:
    data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
    
    manually reboot phone to bootloader
    program will flash repacked sbf (less than 50mb)
    program will reboot twice, very important (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)
    adb pushes su,superuser, and busybox
    program will reboot to recovery,
    manually press both volume buttons when you see !, triangle, & android andy
    manually select wipe cache
    manually select reboot
    rooted

    error info
    when running program you may see these errors
    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 no such file or directory
    no root.img.gz no such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 read only file system


    that is fine, it will still work



    if you plan on creating nandroid backups or flashing roms read
    [HOW TO] Install/Use Droid 2 Bootstrap




    Older Methods see instruction by phifc below
    windows Batch file (uses rsd lite)
    Linux batch file (adb and sbf_flash)
    Linux manual (adb and sbf_flash)

    original thread New root method for stock 2.3.4 (621/622) found (Droid2, R2D2) - Droid 2 / R2D2 / Milestone 2 / Droid 2 Global - RootzWiki
    for basic SBF and RSD lite info read The DROID Wiki

    use pc, links are baked into text just click on name of file
    moto drivers USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA
    abd in command prompt start/search cmd.exe
    same version, rooting alone doesn't change that, rooting just gives you access to change system files/settings



    My Links
    Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs



    edit
    10 oct 2012 totally reorganized post/ added info and links
    17 oct 2012 added D2 to title
    26 oct 2012 added mirror
    02 dec 2012 changed download links
    09 Dec 2012 major rewrite
    26 April 2013 added Framaroot link

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  2. Mattx22

    Mattx22 New Member

    Thannkk youuu so much! You don know how much I've searched for a solution for this. I was giving up on my Droid 2 and you saved it.
  3. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    At the "press continue" is where my experience breaks down. I see 4 options, to flash, to root, and other things. There is no continue to speak of.
    I have tried doing both the flash and root and from what I can grasp in the screen that flashes afterwards is there are a few lines that say "bad number". So what is going wrong?

    I used the boot from CD method. The phone was previously rooted, but I'm guessing the OTA broke root. This is my wife's phone so I don't mess with it unless I have to.
  4. themib

    themib Well-Known Member

    sorry my instructions are for the multi device slitaz boot img
    just select root option
  5. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    Okay, I did that at least once. Any idea why I was getting "bad number" text then it booted to the OS? I presume that was a Linux OS.
  6. themib

    themib Well-Known Member

    don't use numbers on right side of you keyboard
    just use the ones above qwerty
  7. Colchicine

    Colchicine Well-Known Member

    Is there a way to contact "beh" to ask about the root program he created? He is not a user of this forum apparently.
  8. themib

    themib Well-Known Member

  9. themib

    themib Well-Known Member

    major edit to op, tried to make links easier to find, title clearer...
  10. themib

    themib Well-Known Member

    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

    Just download, allow unknown sources, install, open, select top root method (Gimli), reboot phone, done

    no pc needed.

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