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    Droid 4 Utility for Windows/Mac/Linux

    Hey all! This is the new home of the Droid 4 Utility!

    There are (still) no fastboot files as of writing this (2/28/2012) so use Safestrap at your own risk
    Once they come out I will be making a full version that includes fastboot restore. For now, the utility is only a few MB compared to a GB+.


    From this point forward I will be taking charge of updating the Droid 4 Utility for Windows/Mac/Linux

    This way mattlgroff has a little less work on his hands and can focus more on IMPORTANT things like bootloaders, ICS, etc...

    MAC/LINUX: Be sure to read the instructions below (or README file) if you are not familiar with using terminal as root or executing bash scripts!

    -Changes
    ~~as of 2/18/ 11:30PM PST
    Fixed bug where Superuser.apk was pushed to /data instead of /system/app/
    Fixed unroot script to properly remove Superuser.apk
    ~~as of 2/19 4:30 PM PST
    Fixed chmod in root method from 4775 to 6775
    ~~as of 2/28 6:15PM PST
    Added Safestrap recovery!!!
    ~~as of 3/2
    fixed script to chmod +x ./files -R so that you can actually run the files on mac and linux (that would be important huh?)




    DOWNLOADS


    WINDOWS
    Size: 7.75 MB
    MD5: f82bf8d8a085ff95b696712b8caa0f1b
    Link: http://tinyw.in/KKB8

    MAC
    Size: 7.19 MB
    MD5: dc8468d051d59963914a0b8a054b83b8
    Link: http://tinyw.in/vx2A

    LINUX
    Size: 7.26 MB
    MD5: 0c082efbff48e614b9d8ebffc7eca3eb
    Link: http://tinyw.in/tpt0


    Here's how:

    Windows:

    Simply Unzip the files, and run Droid4Windows.bat as administrator (right click>run as administrator)

    Mac/Linux:

    Simply extract the zip then


    Open terminal and run:


    Code:
    su

    Then enter the root password NOTE: This is not YOUR password, this is the ROOT password. If you dont know it, you can always use


    Code:
    sudo passwd

    to reset the root password


    Next run:


    Code:
    cd /the path to where you extracted the files/

    for example, heres what I have to type:


    Code:
    cd /home/skylar/Desktop/Droid4UtilityLinux/

    next run the appropriate bash script:


    Code:
    bash Droid4linux
    OR
    Code:
    bash Droid4mac
    DONE!



    Have fun and I hope you enjoy!


    SCREENSHOTS

    Attachment 47547Attachment 47546Attachment 47549Attachment 47548Droid 4 Utility for Windows/Mac/Linux-6ipnb.png

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    Last edited by skylarmb; 03-25-2012 at 03:47 PM.
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    Confirming this works and works well, took me about 5 minutes plus another few minutes to create a backup. Here is a step by step on what must be done for anyone who has never done this before. I did mine on WinXP, pretty much the same on Win7 with the same driver as linked below. Thanks OP!

    Prework
    1. Plug in phone to computer.
    2. Turn on USB Debugging. Menu -> Settings -> Application -> Development -> USB Debugging
    3. Confirm latest Moto driver is installed. Go to Device Manager on Windows while the D4 is plugged into it and confirm you see ADB Interface listed with Mot Composite ADB Interface listed in the group. If you see that, skip #4 & #5. There are other ways to go about this, but this is the simplest and surefire way to confirm the driver is there and compatible.
    4. Go get Moto driver and install it: USB and PC Charging Drivers - Motorola Mobility, Inc. USA It is an exe file that must be run and your computer has to restart when completed.
    5. Go back into your Device Manager after reboot with the phone plugged in and confirm ADB Interface is there and no error exists.

    Root!
    6. Download file in the OP and unzip.
    7. Run Droid4Windows.bat (as administrator for Win7 users)
    8. Choose option 1, root. Let the program do its thing. The phone will reboot twice before it is done.
    9. After the second reboot check for Superuser in the apps drawer on the phone. You are now rooted if Superuser is there.

    Installing Safestrap
    10. On the computer screen press enter to go back to the menu and select option 4 to install safestrap v1.09.
    11. Let the phone do its thing again. When done the screen will say "Open the app and follow instructions to finish installation." At this point you are done with the computer, unplug your phone.
    12. Find the Safestrap app in the app drawer on the phone and run it. Press the option to install. When completed I got an error, but the app was installed correctly. I'm not sure what the error was about. I clicked on the app again after the error and the app said it was installed.
    13. Restart the phone. The splash screen will say something about pressing Menu to enter Safestrap. Do it. (You can read the Safestrap post for the complete instructions)
    14. Navigate through the options using the volume control and power button as the selection button. Find the option and backup your phone.
    15. Reboot phone after backup.

    Done.

    Thanks to the OP and everyone else involved for providing such an easy way to root. Looking forward to more!
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    Quote Originally Posted by standard101 View Post
    Confirming this works and works well, took me about 5 minutes plus another few minutes to create a backup. Here is a step by step on what must be done for anyone who has never done this before. I did mine on WinXP, pretty much the same on Win7 with the same driver as linked below. Thanks OP!

    Thanks to the OP and everyone else involved for providing such an easy way to root. Looking forward to more!

    Thank you for taking the time to type out all the instructions for new users!

    Mac an linux users should be able to follow most of these steps except you dont the drivers mentioned in step 4

    Much appreciated standard101 !!!
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    Thank you both, it worked like a charm. Rooted and safestrapped.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vmu View Post
    Thank you both, it worked like a charm. Rooted and safestrapped.
    You are welcome! Glad to help
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    This works beautifully! Just got my new one rooted/SS'd np. Now about the OTHER options in the rooting app... well, ONE in particular: What's SYSTEM PULL do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by baditup View Post
    This works beautifully! Just got my new one rooted/SS'd np. Now about the OTHER options in the rooting app... well, ONE in particular: What's SYSTEM PULL do?
    System Pull does exactly what it sounds like. In the case that you or someone else has a factory/engineering model phone with an unlocked bootloader, it just makes it easy to make a complete copy of all system files so the devs can see whats going on
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    Seriously awesome guys! Just got my new D4 to replace my D2, and having done most things imaginable to my poor old D2, this was the first place I came Mad props for the directions and dev's.
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