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Root [Release] BusyBox 1.17.1

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  1. ashketchum

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    Here is the latest version of busybox (1.17.2) that I compiled for my Milestone.

    Download: busybox-1.17.2.zip

    Installation:

    1. Extract zip archive and copy the "busybox" file to sd card root and then unmount/eject/safely remove sd card from your pc and switch back to "Charge Only" mode. Then use ADB or Terminal Emulator to perform the following steps.

    2. Become root by using the "su" command and mount /system partition as writable.

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    2. su
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    4. mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock6 /system
    3. Copy the busybox file from sd card to /system/xbin/ and change permissions to 04755.

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    1. cp /sdcard/busybox /system/xbin/
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    3. chmod 04755 /system/xbin/busybox
    4. (optional) Install busybox applets in /system/xbin so that commands like "grep" can be used directly without the "busybox" prefix. Most apps that use busybox usually execute the commands with the "busybox" prefix, like "busybox grep", so this step is not necessary if you are installing busybox only because its needed by some app. If the app doesn't detect busybox, even after you complete step 3, then this step is necessary.

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    1. /system/xbin/busybox --install /system/xbin/
    5. Remount /system partition as read only after you are done with the above steps.

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    1. mount -o remount,ro /dev/block/mtdblock6 /system
     

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    Any chance you can upload 1.17.2?
     
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    Just compiled and uploaded busybox 1.17.2 and have added the download link to the first post. :D
     
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    Hi! You didn't happen to leave anything out when you compiled the source did you? I can't seem to issuea cp command. I get a cp: not found error...
     
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    Hehe! Sorry about that. I was able to issue cp commands before but right after re-flashing, re-rooting, and using your busybox, I lost it. Weird!

    Even when I try busybox cp, I get an Illegal instruction message.

    Any ideas? Could it be because I'm on Cupcake? I'm thinking that it shouldn't matter. Afte all, this was compiled for Android right?

    Here's the previous version I was using: http://www.mediafire.com/?36mwikwzwnii42e

    The version is 1.16.0 I think...

    Thanks for your help!
     
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    The busybox that I posted above was compiled specifically for the Milestone. Most likely it will work fine on the Droid also but will probably cause problems in other phones.

    Anyway, here is a generic version which you should try. busybox-1.17.2-android.zip
     
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    I knew it had to be that.

    Thanks! And sorry for not figuring it out right away...

     
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    Hi! I couldn't compile v1.17.3 in Windows. Any chance you can upload a generic android version again?

    Thanks!
     

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