[Root] Non-destructive Root Method (Brought to us by XDA Forums)


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  1. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    I am not liable for damages cause by a failure to follow instructions. Proceed at your own risk

    To do this you must be in Download mode. To get there, power down then do the following: hold vol down, then insert USB plug while attached to a PC (needs Windows)

    In order for this root method to work you MUST read each step carefully and follow them to a T. Failure to do so may brick your device.

    Once CWM (CWR) is installed, proceed to the next step.

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  2. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    Here's the root method used via CWM.
  3. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    These odin files are used in case you've deleted an important app and didn't back your system up, or just to restore pure stock:

  4. precglide

    precglide Member

    I'm having a little trouble rooting with this method. The Clockwork recovery link in the first post doesn't work and when I look in other posts at the Clockwork recovery file in the Odin method instructions, it is an img file and not a tar file. How can I flash Clockwork recovery (before rooting) from Odin using an image file?
  5. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    Let me talk with KemoNine, that is his mirror. You can also read over the super thread and find other links.
  6. precglide

    precglide Member


    Am I supposed to be looking for a Clockwork Recovery tar file? If so, I have scoured all the Rugby Smart posts in all of the forums that I could find and everything is img. But maybe I missed it somewhere.

    Could I flash the stock, non-bloated with CWM rom without being rooted and if so, would it wipe all of my data? I wasn't sure if going from stock to stock would be considered a rom change and erase everything.

    Thanks for your help and all of the work you have put into this.
  7. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    From stock to stock should be alright. I can also tar up a TWRP build later .

    EDOT: I talked with KemoNine, he's looking into it.
  8. precglide

    precglide Member



    Has anyone had the chance to look into this yet? Thanks
  9. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    According to him they're fixed. Go for it :)
  10. precglide

    precglide Member

  11. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    I'm not sure how I came up with that link... It's been forever since I wrote this.
  12. precglide

    precglide Member

    Since there doesn't seem to be a Clockwork recovery tar file anywhere, what should I do in your opinion? Just do the destructive root method and be done with it or should I try to flash the stock firmware without bloatware, with Clockwork recovery using Odin? If I use Odin, are the instructions the same to flash a firmware as they are to flash a recovery but I just choose a different tar file and are my chances of bricking it any higher using Odin?

    Thanks again for all of your help with this. I love my Rugby Smart, I just hate the constant lag and locking up when it tries to do too many things.
  13. Motorhead1991

    Motorhead1991 Well-Known Member

    I will get around to making a recovery tar, but it won't be tonight (I just drove 5 or 6 hours)
  14. precglide

    precglide Member

    I think I'm just going to try the destructive method. I probably have too much stuff on it anyway and whatever I do need, I can get back. Although I may try to flash the stock rom without bloatware first. I'm just a little scared to brick it. Thanks

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