Droid 3 Re-Root Question. PLEASE HELP!!!


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  1. clynch

    clynch New Member This Topic's Starter

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    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?

    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?

    I will appreciate any and all advice which can be given. I understand how valuable time is and greatly appreciate anyone's input. Thanks in Advance!
     

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  2. doogald

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    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.

    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.
     
  3. jaycarl

    jaycarl New Member

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    Just want to say thank you for all that info you gave. I just got a D3 that I'm using on page plus and this information really helped put me in the right direction.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. doogald

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    I'm glad it helped!
     

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