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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by biggiephat, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. biggiephat

    biggiephat Newbie
    Thread Starter

    if you are rooted try this out.

    Step 1) download busybox binary to your adb tools directory

    Step 2) cd to your adb tools directory

    Step 3) adb push busybox /data/local/busybox

    Step 4) adb shell

    Step 5) cd /data/local

    Step 6) chmod 755 busybox

    Step 7) ./busybox

    (just to test to make sure its there)

    now to have this run so droid explorer and detect your phone and so you can use busybox (ie so its in your PATH) run this.

    Step 8) mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    Step 9) /data/local/busybox cp /data/local/busybox /system/bin

    Step 10) mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

    Step 11) sync

    Step 12) reboot

    Download Links:

    Droid Explorer: Droid Explorer

    busybox: Download busybox.zip from Sendspace.com - send big files the easy way

    **Disclaimer- I put this together really quick so please only try if you know what you are doing so I can save my butt from any problems that may come of my or your own error** :-D

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  2. mazz0310

    mazz0310 Android Enthusiast

    Thank you helped very much.
  3. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    You're not root. Do a su before doing the mount thing.
  4. iamkewl

    iamkewl Member


    -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
  5. Has anybody been able to use DroidExplorer with Motorola Droid successfully? I have been able to install busyBox, but DroidExplorer does not work. I want to use the screencast app but that fails too.

    Does anybody know of any other app like screencast that cud be used with Motorola Droid?
  6. biggiephat

    biggiephat Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i can manipulate my directories but yes the screenshot is just black for me. not all the functionality is there yet for the droid.
  7. Has anybody found any luck in using DroidExplorer with motorola droid in its entirety? I'd like to use Android Screencast utility, but seems like the dev on it has been halted. I'm interested in similar utilities if they are available and am ready to pay for them as well.
  8. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    Just downloaded DroidExplorer, but it won't install. Seems like it is almost done, then backs out of the install and gives me an error. :thinking: Tried going back to the download site, but they are currently under maintenance. O joy.

    Any suggestions?
  9. Does your machine require a proxy server to access internet?

    It happened to me when i tried installing droidExplorer on a machine that uses a proxy to access internet (work computer). Installed fine on my home machine (non proxy setup).
  10. Jpac175

    Jpac175 Lurker

    so i get most of it but step 2 i don't please help lol i'm new to this stuff :thinking:

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The Motorola Droid release date was November 2009. Features and Specs include a 3.7" inch screen, 5MP camera, 256GB RAM, processor, and 1400mAh battery.

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