I added the latest version of busybox to the install script. This isn't aimed directly at you but in case someone wants to update to the latest version it's included here.
Originally Posted by orangechoochoo
The busybox app creates separate symlinks to busybox creating a host of new commands so the commands are available without having to run it separately. However, the version it installs is not the latest stable version. I'll add a menu to the script when I get a chance to update to the latest stable version.
To update to the latest stable Busybox binary do this:
On your computer:
Download the latest busybox binary from HERE or HERE and save it where it's easy to find.
Run CMD (win) or Terminal (*nix) and do this:
Run a shell on your phone:
adb push busybox /data/local/tmp/
You now have the latest version of busybox on your phone. The symlinks that the BUSYBOX App creates will still work just fine. You can also uninstall the app when you are done and busybox will stay installed.
mount -o remount,rw /system
rm /system/xbin/busybox # it might not be here so if this fails, do the next line
rm /system/bin/busybox # somtimes its located here
mv /data/local/tmp/busybox /system/xbin/busybox
chmod 0755 /system/xbin/busybox
chown 0.0 /system/xbin/busybox
busybox ### This should give you a list of commands and the version your are running
mount -o remount,ro /system
I'm lost man...when verizon updates everyones phone to go to ics, will I lose my root and my cm9 rom?
Root, probably but you can re-root it using this script from this thread or one of the other ICS root scripts if this doesn't work.
Originally Posted by 93fuelslut
CM9? Yes too. You won't be able to run the Gingerbread version of CM9 on ICS but if you'll be patient there will be a CM9 version for ICS out soon. I imagine the authors are working madly to update it as we speak. CM9 won't run because of the differences between the ICS and GB systems. ICS is a major update to the Operating System, not just a minor bug fix or app install. It basically reinstalls the entire OS. It installs a new kernel, a new C Library version which effects most of the system utilities and probably a whole bunch of updated, recompiled Operating System parts. They apparently also removed BLUR as a desktop. It also includes a new WebTop version and a bunch of different bloatware/adware.
And, it's not verizon that's doing the update, it's Motorola aka MotoVerizon.
Man that rooting process seems like a pain..mainly cause i don't have a pc to do that with.. but thanks for ur reply
Originally Posted by siggma
2 questions- do u have the option to upgrade to ics?
And when u upgrade to ics does it do a factory reset or what?
No, you won't have the option. No, it's an update not a replacement so all your apps/configurations/settings are still present.
However...if you have safestrap installed (I'm assuming you do and installed CM9/ICS on your safe side) the OTA update will fail.
So basicly if I'm running cm9 as I'm typing this, my phone won't update until I "disable safe system" and restore my non safe nandroid?
It still won't upgrade successfully. Safestrap changes enough of the device that the checks the OTA's do to properly upgrade your software, make it fail. Hopefully not too far in the process to semi-brick your phone.
OTA's (like the leaks) require the phone to be stock. No alternate recoveries installed, no removal of stock /system apps, etc....
Root seems to be okay...though it will overwrite that and you have to re-root after an OTA update.
O wow...I'll probly just skip it since re rooting seems to be a head ache...to bad we can't go back to using z4 root where all u do is dl a app and say root and bam.....
This upgrade comes out in what, fall?
Actually it's not that difficult to update to the leak and rooting is a 2 minute, menu driven process. Don't bother with the old leaks, get the latest 213 leak. To install it grab the GB 219 STOCK blur and install it making sure it installs correctly. Then, before doing anything at all, install the latest (213) leak over the top of it. Then use the automated utility (top of this thread) to root, install Safestrap, Superser, OTA Rootkeeper etc.. Nothing special to rooting just plug it in and run the script. It reboots twice and you're rooted. Tested to work with all version of the leak.
Originally Posted by 93fuelslut
Also there is now a CM9 ROM version for ICS you can install after rooting & safestrap. It's still considered beta but it does install and run. Just look at the first few threads under Droid 4 ROMS. I installed it yesterday and it works fine.