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Droid 3 re-root question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lorddonk, May 9, 2012.

  1. lorddonk

    lorddonk Newbie
    Thread Starter

    I just received a notice this morning that an update was available for my Droid 3 phone. I declined it, but then checked back about 20 minutes later to find that it was installing it anyway!

    So I let it go and installed the update after reading that it was to fix the camera. Now, I am on

    System Version: 5.7.906.XT862.Verizon.en.US
    Andriod 2.3.4
    xrpk47@il93lnxandroidd25 #1
    Build 5.5.1_84_D3G-66_M2-10

    I was previously rooted, biut now some of the bloat ware is back on my phone and super user is gone as well as the D3 bootstrap/safestrap thing. However, SOME of the bloat that I had moved is gone so its like I'm like stuck in a weird in-between root and unroot.

    Not sure at this point what to do so I'm hoping for any feedback on if I should try the pzourza root methood again or what you best advise? I'm so afraid of breaking my phone completely somehow...

    THANK YOU for your time


  2. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

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  3. lorddonk

    lorddonk Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Awesome! :) Just to be sure though, I have a Droid 3, will it still work?
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  4. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

    It has been reported by many to work successfully with the Droid 3, even before the last update. (I have not tried it myself.)
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  5. lorddonk

    lorddonk Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Thank you very much! I will have to try this when I get home :) Can't wait to get the junk off my phone, it is already at 20% from being charged overnight! Tahnk you thank you thank you! :):)
  6. lorddonk

    lorddonk Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Just to confirm for anyone else, this did in fact work on my Droid 3 and I now have Super user and the Droid 3 Boot strap icon again.

    Now, I just have to figure out what to get rid of again.

    And of course, I'll have to look into gettin ice cream sandwich but that is a (probably very difficult) task for another day.
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  7. doogald

    doogald Extreme Android User

  8. onsmet

    onsmet Lurker

    really coooLLLL .... worked for my droid 3 too guys.... :D :D

    i've tried pzourza root methood and the result is still unrooted even process running well. :dontknow: :dontknow:

    now i can edit build.prop anymore to send SMS in my local CDMA network cause i live thousands miles outside US. thx so much. :rock: :rock:
  9. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast

    I am not pleased I have to re root and petes wont work. Is this other root posted here as easy? I am NOT savvy with techie stuff but petes was a piece of cake
  10. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    Yes, Pete's doesn't work on 906, but the MotoFail method does. It's not as pretty as Pete's visually, but you download and extract the parent file to, say, your desktop. Connect the phone just like you did for Pete's, open the parent folder, double click "run.bat" and a cmd looking window will appear. It says hit any key to start, do that and it should run automatically.
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  11. Shurple

    Shurple Android Enthusiast

    wow that was super easy! thanks!
  12. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Member

    The Droid 3 Motofail Method seemed to get Superuser back and the Bootstrap icon is there, but I can't boot into recovery using the Bootstrap application...:thinking:
  13. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    The app being installed doesn't mean that recovery is installed. Open the app, hit install recovery, then reboot into recovery either via the in-app button, or by booting into BP Tools.
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  14. PiperCub49

    PiperCub49 Member

    Wow. I hit "Bootstrap Recovery" and then "Reboot Recovery" and it works. Sometimes....

  15. redsox985

    redsox985 Android Enthusiast

    Yep! Bootstrap Recovery installs it and Reboot Recovery... well... you know!
  16. Joat1513

    Joat1513 Lurker

    awesome help as this fix worked for myself as well. Thank you thank you thank you.
  17. Frinkiac

    Frinkiac Newbie

    This happened to me as well and I eventually was able to re-root. When I moved all of the bloatware, I accidentally moved telephony provider.apk to my SD card and my phone started erroring like mad. I moved it back to System/App where it came from, but it doesn't seem to have done any good. I took it to a tech guy who worked on it for an hour and tried to re-flash it, and he ended up telling me I bricked it. Any suggestions? please see my thread at http://androidforums.com/droid-3-al...g-error-techie-says-i-might-have-bricked.html .

    I'm pretty desperate and I hope I didn't kill my phone! Thanks.
  18. bew5045

    bew5045 Lurker

    I thought I would never find something that worked but this worked beautifully! My phone was so screwed up from the update and I thought it was impossible to re-root. Thank you!!!

Motorola Droid 3


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