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5.9.901 - Root issues

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Vehtemas, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Hey guys,

    I did the path saver thing and managed to get my Bionic from 5.7.893 (or where ever it was), to 5.9.901.

    However the root was lost when I went from 5.5.893...

    And I cannot find an option that doesn't require me to drop back to 5.5.893.

    I was hoping to avoid any further difficulties but it looks like I might be cursed, unless someone here knows a way to root 5.9.901?

    Thanks guys.

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  2. WA_Bob

    WA_Bob Android Expert

    You'll have to bit of digging, but I think I've seen instructions on how to do this on other forums. However, the easiest and most successful way to do it that I've seen is to go to the .893 OTA update, 43V3R Root, and then install the .901 update. Someone smarter than I may be able to help you with the former, but the latter is the way I handled it to be safe.
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  3. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Eh... I was hoping to avoid that but I guess I could always redo the path saver thing...

    Was just hoping to avoid having to do this again...
  4. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Android Expert
    Thread Starter

    Fixed it, I had to turn it back on into 5.5.893 and root it there. Then installing 5.9.901 it kept the root.

    Thanks guys.
  5. SNeitzel

    SNeitzel Android Enthusiast

  6. Vehtemas

    Vehtemas Android Expert
    Thread Starter

  7. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

  8. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    Let me ask this here: I am running eclipse on 5.9.901 (rooted droid bionic, but I guess that's a given). How would I get back to motorblur (keeping 5.5.901 keeping root)? The phone is fine, I just am trying to decide between de-bloated blur and eclipse.
  9. amageus

    amageus Android Enthusiast

    Go into Recovery mode and do a factory reset. That should return it to stock.
  10. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    Nope, it booted into eclipse again.
  11. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    That actually doesn't.

    To get back to stock, you have to go through the pathsaver again.

    Bionic Path Saver 1-Click Method - Page 3

    Then once that's done, just bootstrap and make a backup of stock so you don't have to re-do everything again.
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  12. amageus

    amageus Android Enthusiast

    Lol silly me. I forgot I am on stock 5.9.901 and had to do a wipe because of some problems I was having and used that to redo everything. But yes you're right it doesn't. I haven't been on any rom since Kin3tx. Was so much easier with an unlocked bootloader on my OG Droid...damn Motorola...give us our unlocked bootloader...that's the least you can do since you're way too focused on your other phones D:. Give us something to play with since you're treating the Bionic like a stepchild >.>...
  13. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    An awkward stepchild that you replaced in a little over a month with a skinnier one.
  14. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    Okay, it seems hung on Daemon started successfully:


    [*] Motorola universal root script (Windows version)

    [*] by P3Droid


    [*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you

    [*] have the latest Motorola drivers installed, and that your phone

    [*] is connected via USB.


    [*] Press enter to continue after you have changed your USB Mode to Charge Only.

    Press any key to continue . . .


    [*] Pushing the update zip file to your sdcard...

    [*] Do not wipe data or cache...

    [*] Pushing 5.5.893...

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    1183 KB/s (57116385 bytes in 47.138s)

    [*] Pushing 5.9.901...

    1116 KB/s (59018834 bytes in 51.640s)

    [*] Rebooting phone to bootloader...

    [*] Press enter to continue if both files pushed to sdcard without an error...

    [*] If either file failed to push to device disconnect phone and exit this windo

    Press any key to continue . . .

    [*] Fastboot flashing needed partitions...

    < waiting for device >
    sending 'system' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 32.196s]
    writing 'system'... OKAY [ 15.955s]
    sending 'system' (229120 KB)... OKAY [ 28.235s]
    writing 'system'... OKAY [ 11.911s]
    sending 'preinstall' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 32.112s]
    writing 'preinstall'... OKAY [ 15.023s]
    sending 'preinstall' (49152 KB)... OKAY [ 6.025s]
    writing 'preinstall'... OKAY [ 2.661s]
    sending 'webtop' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 31.736s]
    writing 'webtop'... OKAY [ 17.128s]
    sending 'webtop' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 32.139s]
    writing 'webtop'... OKAY [ 13.719s]
    sending 'webtop' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 32.300s]
    writing 'webtop'... OKAY [ 13.680s]
    sending 'webtop' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 32.109s]
    writing 'webtop'... OKAY [ 13.696s]
    sending 'webtop' (262144 KB)... OKAY [ 32.106s]
    writing 'webtop'... OKAY [ 13.639s]
    sending 'webtop' (54016 KB)... OKAY [ 6.633s]
    writing 'webtop'... OKAY [ 3.253s]

    [*] Rebooting phone...


    [*] Rebooting the Phone

    [*] Waiting for device...

    * daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
    * daemon started successfully *
    And the phone continually tries to reboot and loops the droid bionic startup screen (the red eye) continuously.
  15. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    I guess I am screwed.
  16. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Flash the fxz for 5.5.893. It will wipe everything but you will be up and running

    The is a thread in here for it called how to flash 5.5.893 with rsdlite. I will post a link if you can't find it
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  17. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    Thanks. I'll try it as soon as the battery is charged. I can't even tell if it is charging (there is no light on and the phone is plugged in).
  18. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    It's not working. Moment i try to press and hold the volume down and power button at the same time on the phone, the droid startup begins and resumes the looping i described above. RSDlite cannot detect the phone.
  19. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Try just pressing them at the same time quick and let go.
  20. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    I had that problem once.

    Go get R3L3AS3DRoot and restore only back to 886 and try again.
  21. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    I'm on 5.9.901. R3L3AS3DRoot is not working.
  22. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    RSDlite does not work....

    Something will work at some point. I am just not sure what...
  23. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

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  24. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    Initially I got a boot failure. Last time I tried, it did not even recognize the phone.

    I am getting ready to try again.
  25. al23

    al23 Well-Known Member

    Damn, I keep getting interrupted. My wife leaves, and the damn phone rings. As soon as I am off the phone, my wife comes back in the bloody room. I am trying to do this without her knowing I bricked the phone....

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