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    Droid4 ICS 206 Leak root hack, FINALLY.

    See this thread on XDA for the original generic ICS root method [ROOT][HOW-TO]Working Root Method for ICS 4.0.4 - xda-developers

    An automated script has been written that installs and verifies the version.

    1. Download the zip or gz file below.
    2. Unpack to any convenient directory or folder.
    3. Open directory and double click on "menu.bat" (Windows) or "./root.sh" *Nix
    4. Double check you phone has USB Debugging enabled.
    5. Double check your USB mode is set to CAMERA (may not be necessary)
    6. Plug in your phone and press enter when it asks you to...
    7. If running Linux make sure Android SDK or Android platform-tools is installed


    Download the latest version of the zip hack from my site Index of /.
    Newest versions:
    http://droid.trbailey.net/d4icsroot.tgz
    http://droid.trbailey.net/d4icsroot.zip

    Added a menu for windows batch file, option to update busybox, unroot, install Superuser, install Titanium backup, install rootkeeper, install OTA Rootkeeper etc.

    Now installs the latest version of Busybox:
    BusyBox v1.8.1 (2007-11-14 10:11:37 EST) multi-call binary
    Copyright (C) 1998-2006 Erik Andersen, Rob Landley, and others.
    Licensed under GPLv2. See source distribution for full notice.

    Before you run this hack make sure your phone is in USB Debugging mode (Menu-Settings-My Phone-Developer options). It might also need to be in "Camera" sdcard mode (pull down notifications and make sure it says "as camera" NOT "Mass Storage"). The original method from XDA copied files to sdcard first but this hack doesn't so it probably doesn't matter how the sdcard is mounted. If it gets messed up and drops a lot of errors it's safe to run it a few times. It deletes all temporary files each time so you may need to run it a couple times if you ran it without debugging mode enabled. Just check for root after each run.

    You can install Busybox package (creates symlinks in /system/xbin) HERE

    What are all those symlinks in my system/xbin directory pointing to busybox after I install the busybox app?

    Busybox runs as a normal utility when run from command prompt. In command mode you must supply a tool or applet name as a command-line parameter. When it is symlinked, however, it gets it's tool/applet name from the symlink name so a symlink of "ls->busybox" runs "busybox ls" and a symlink of "zcat->buxybox" runs "busybox zcat". That makes it a much more useful tool because it's easier to use and it doesn't duplicate existing system tools.

    Install Superuser from store HERE
    Titanium Backup is available HERE.
    Last edited by siggma; 06-19-2012 at 11:28 AM. Reason: Fixing double posts/updating
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    The root method referred to in the link works on ICS leak 208.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangechoochoo View Post
    The root method referred to in the link works on ICS leak 208.
    Did you retain root or use the XDA script?

    I need feedback so I know this zip works for others. I'm freaked, this is my first script/hack posted so I want to be sure it works OK. I'm terribly forgetful about things like already having SDK installed.
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    You can't retain root going from leak to leak,. I used the Unstick method to go from 206 to 208 and used the script provided in XDA to root.

    I didn't use your script so I can't comment on its effectiveness.
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    I'd like to add that you may have to download superuser from the market, I had to. This was also mentioned in the original thread.

    EDIT: Others had to download SU too, so it should be added to the instructions.
    Last edited by orangechoochoo; 06-13-2012 at 10:10 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangechoochoo View Post
    I'd like to add that you may have to download superuser from the market, I had to. This was also mentioned in the original thread.
    Thanks, I added a link to Google Play for Superuser. I think it's better to install busybox from Google Play rather than the single binary that's been "floating" around. The toolbox version has individual binaries compiled for android and it seems to work better. It's also easier to install. Did you try this or did you follow the original thread instructions? I really want to make sure it works for other people. I mounted /system rw and deleted su then re-ran the install and it worked for me but there are always "issues to deal with".
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    I didn't try your script, I used the script from XDA. Maybe someone who is not rooted can give it a shot?
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    Works!!! THANKS .208
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    Quote Originally Posted by orangechoochoo View Post
    EDIT: Others had to download SU too, so it should be added to the instructions.
    You mean Busybox? Su is the target of the hack!? I didn't include busybox because the store version is better but I did add a link. The single binary version is hobbled without the utilities.

    The su that's installed is the latest version from "Superuser".
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    Quote Originally Posted by siggma View Post
    You mean Busybox? Su is the target of the hack!? I didn't include busybox because the store version is better but I did add a link. The single binary version is hobbled without the utilities.

    The su that's installed is the latest version from "Superuser".
    I read on XDA that you have to have busybox to install ICS Safestrap, so might as well install it too.
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