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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by psufan5, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. psufan5

    psufan5 Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Yes my phone is rooted...

    Trying to run metamorph on the droid but I apparently need busybox first. I am having problems installing it. I tried to follow the directions:

    cd to your adb tools directory
    adb push busybox /data/local/busybox
    adb shell
    cd /data/local
    chmod 755 busybox
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mkdir /system/xbin
    /data/local/busybox cp /data/local/busybox /system/xbin
    /data/local/busybox cp /data/local/busybox /system/bin
    cd /system/xbin
    busybox --install .
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system


    I dont have an adb tools directory... and adb isnt even a command on my phone... There has to be something I am missing... Also, if I get those working, how would I get the file where it needs to be? I tried copying it from my SD card into the directory, but it never shows up...



  2. phwaap

    phwaap Member

    Are you rooted? adb is part of the android SDK. This method pushes from your PC to your device. Sounds like you're trying to run adb through a terminal on your device?

    If you're rooted already the easiest way imo is to 1) download the unzipped busybox to sdcard, mount system rw, cat busybox to /system/xbin/busybox (make sure this directory is created), cd to /system/xbin, ./busybox --install .

    That's how I did it. If you have a root file explorer you might want to change your path to include xbin before the rest of path as well.
  3. taz55

    taz55 Well-Known Member

    I need some help to. I am rooted and have adb. I am following this guide Install Busybox | Root Your Droid

    not sure what I am doing wrong, i download the file, unziped it. took the file out of the folder and stuffed it in my adb directory then followed the guide.

    I get stuck where it says ./busybox I get a permission denied and i can't go any further any ideas?
  4. Shadowtech

    Shadowtech Android Enthusiast

    I followed that guide as I had to reinstall busybox and couldn't find droidroothelper again. This was the first time I've actually used the adb shell in my rooting, but I had no problems at all following those steps listed in the guide. Perhaps you missed a step at the beginning or something? Are you sure you have USB debugging enabled in settings/applications/development?
  5. taz55

    taz55 Well-Known Member

    Im pretty sure i followed it. i did find the droidroothelper and that worked. so i must of messed up something.

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