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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Podivin, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Podivin

    Podivin Well-Known Member
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  2. Biotic

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    We need a DL link here -. -
     
  3. rjglenn

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    Its hinky but it works. It's really outside the box, somehow manipulating a function of the Smartactions battery saver.
     
  4. Biotic

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    Makes us think what other exploits could be made
     
  5. messenger13

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    Two attempts ... didn't work for me. :(

    We'll see if there are any updates or changes made that will help me out. Until then, I'll wait patiently as I'm LOVING JB. :smokingsomb:


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    UPDATE: Fourth time was the charm!!! Here's what I had to do to get the exploit to work.

    1 - Go to Settings > Apps > scroll over to 'All' > then scroll down to SmartActions
    2 - Press 'Force Stop' > press 'Uninstall Updates' > press 'Clear data'
    3 - Lastly, going against the directions, I put my RAZR MAXX in 'Media device (MTP)' mode ... not 'Mass Storage'.

    Rooted once again!!! :cool: :rock:
     
  6. rothfus7

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    I followed the directions and have gained root access on my MAXX.
    My main question now is, what can I/should I do now?
    So far it seems no different than before.
     
  7. Podivin

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    Rothfus, many of us take advantage of root access to flash different ROMs onto the phone. Which is like getting a new phone - which is both good and bad.
    Good: new phone, cool! :)
    Bad: new phone, now I have to set up all my apps and such again...

    I've been trying out ROMs from here
    Droid Razr ROMs (Jelly Bean Kernel) [XT912] - DroidRzr.com

    if you're new to flashing ROMs, which I presume you are based on the question you asked, there is a LOT to know before you commit to doing it. There is some good information here, and on the site linked above, and probably over on XDA - though I haven't been there in quite a while.
    Read until you understand what's involved, at least in principle. That way you'll be less at a disadvantage SHOULD something go wrong in the flash.
     
  8. jfever311

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    For some reason I cannot register to the forums linked above. Any of you guys have the zip file? I would greatly appreciate it.

    Either that or tell me how to get the security code to come up in order to complete registration.
     
  9. jfever311

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    Screenshots from my registration attempt.....\
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  10. Grey1001

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    I've been regged there for a while so I don't get the security check, it's hard to tell if you checked off both " email from admins & agree to TOS ".
    If you have, check any adblocker type settings you may have, good luck.

    I have not rooted yet.
     
  11. jfever311

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    I just tried doing it again with BetterPrivacy and Adblock Plus disabled, to no avail.

    Wondering if you can send me the url for the actual download page??
     
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  13. jfever311

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    Okay cool. Thanks. Now I think I should be able to run the zip for Windows using Wine, as I use Ubuntu 11.10. right?
     
  14. Grey1001

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    You'll need someone else to help with that, I haven't rooted since I got the RAZR.
     
  15. jfever311

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    This is not working at all for me. I keep getting that the file is not found over and over. WTF??
     
  16. jfever311

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    This is where I am stuck at, and have been so for about ten minutes........
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  17. Shadowtech

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    Just wanted to add to this thread.. I also had to set my device into Media device (MTP) instead of mass storage in order to get this root tool to work.
     

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