So I am doing the necessary research in order to root my phone. This is the first time I have ever tried this out and want to make sure I get it right the first time so I don't have to spend the rest of the week hoping my hair grows back and trying to unbrick my phone. I have downloaded and set up ABD shell on my computer and have been able to connect to my phone using mac's Terminal. I have also downloaded Titanium Backup onto my phone. Is it possible to push the necessary files onto my phone from my computer using bluetooth file transfer? Also I am curious how to get Root Explorer from my computer onto my phone, can anyone help me with this?
So I found this website that provides a pretty easy method for rooting a D3 using a Mac How to Root Motorola Droid 3 for Linux and Mac OSX users | SLEETHERZ. I am pretty new to this so I figured I would offer up a couple of quick tips in order to help anyone else attempting this that might need a hand.
Download the file and unzip it somewhere you can get to it easily using the Terminal program on your Mac,
Once you have changed your directory in Terminal to the folder containing the "run_to_root_your_droid3.sh" file all you have to do is type in the following command: sh run_to_root_your_droid3.sh Then wait and follow the directions.
If you try using the ~s or open commands to run the .sh file it either wont work or you will end up having it open in text edit and not working.
All of the other information you might need can be found on the page I included the link for. You can also check out . Even though that video is for a Bionic and not D3 it is all the same steps.
Now to start getting rid of this f'in bloatware
Last edited by Ossoblanco; 10-03-2011 at 05:24 PM.
Hey guys quick question. I finally re-rooted my phone after the Verizon update that im guessing got rid of my root. I used the one button root from Pete's Motorola Root Tools. Now is it required for me to also run the .ADB Root Procedure?
I am going to use the one click root method to root my D3.
Once that is done how do i remove bloat? will i be able to update with the bloat removed?
[Script] Safe bloat removal script (50+ apps) [UPDATED 9/1/2011] - xda-developers. There are some things you may not want it to remove so read through this blog carefully to figure out what you do and dont want. I have compiled a list of all the things that I have frozen using Root Explorer although I accidentally froze blurhome2.apk and odex before installing a new launcher and have spent the past 10+ hours sifting through blogs and other websites trying to solve this issue. I have not had any issues with any of the other files I froze so far. If you would like me to send you/post the list of files I've frozen I'm happy to, just keep in mind that I'm pretty new to this game.