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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by PalsAndroid, Jan 5, 2012.

  1. PalsAndroid

    PalsAndroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hello again,

    I have recently rooted my Bionic and have a couple questions. First, I saw a method on another forum that gave a few lines you type into Root Explorer to keep root through system updates on Motorola devices. Here it is:

    go to /system/bin/
    open in text editor - mount_ext3.sh
    add the following lines to the very bottom

    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
    chmod 755 /system/app/Superuser.apk

    I used R3L3AS3DRoot and 43V3R to root the phone and when I went into Root Explorer, all three lines were there but the last line read:
    chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk

    So I deleted the 4 so it matched the above method.

    Everything has been working fine and I have root in .893, but I am wondering if I should have done that or left the line as it was. Any suggestions as to if I should keep it as is, or go back and put the 4 back in?

    Also, I put the app OTA Root Keeper on my phone. Is this a good way to help keep root on the Bionic? Call me paranoid, but I want to get everything right before ICS (or any other update) is pushed to the phone.


  2. OutOfPhase

    OutOfPhase Premium Member

    Either way works. In that line the 4 is not important
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  3. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    If you don't want to do it manually, check out the stickied root guide to a tool that does it for you.
  4. PalsAndroid

    PalsAndroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Hey thanks dfib, I appreciate it.

    tehsusenoh, I'm not sure I follow what you are suggesting. I am already rooted...it's just that I messed with the code a bit after the forever root and wanted to make sure it would not have any negative effects down the road. Everything seems alright though.

    So does anyone on here use the OTA Root Keeper app too?

  5. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    Whoops, so you've already done the mod. Nevermind then.
  6. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    OTA root keeper app? Linky?
  7. PalsAndroid

    PalsAndroid Newbie
    Thread Starter

    lol, it's a free app in the market.

    FYI, I have come a long way the past few days and have even tried out Eclipse 2.0. I reverted back though using my bootstrap backup, as I rely on Verizon Visual Voicemail heavily and I noticed a few kinks...looks cool though. This is a great forum to learn a lot in a short time.
  8. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Oh, this one? OTA RootKeeper

    I like this about it too:
  9. tehsusenoh

    tehsusenoh Android Expert

    Does this work in our cases though?

    I thought system is always completely overwritten with a new image.

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The Motorola Droid Bionic release date was September 2011. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, TI OMAP 4430 processor, and 1735mAh battery.

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