Even when I try to just list the files in '/data/' with ADB, I get a permission error.
Here is a capture from ADB:
shell@cdma_maserati:/ $ cd data
shell@cdma_maserati:/data $ ls
opendir failed, Permission denied
If I try:
adbd cannot run as root in production builds
I can appreciate that you have rooted other devices, as have I over the years and that bricking the phone is possible. I can also appreciate that user error seems the likely explaination, BUT I assure you that I have followed all the directions as-written each time I've attempted this.
The trouble I seem to be having is access to key folders with ADB.
I certainly am not an Android developer, but I know my way around a CLI and if I cannot get access permissions to the proper folders, I sure won't be able to execute the scripts that depend on this access.
Since I haven't seen it mentioned in any of the discussions, I have not tried to use ADB to change the permissions of the '/data/' folder. Is this even an option? If a permission change is required for access, I can change it back to default-level permissions after the exploit is done. I just need a bit of guidance here.
I do greatly appreciate your replies and look forward to learning the error of my ways..
Last edited by myfishbear; 08-11-2013 at 08:06 PM.
Maybe I should backtrack a bit and give the complete history of the phone:
I recently bought this unit on eBay. The phone is in great condition and shows no signs of tampering by the previous owner. When I received it, the phone had been factory-reset, so I bypassed the initial screen with the 4-corner-tap method. I then checked 'About Phone' for the software version. I am assuming that the software update to 4.1.2 was OTA (but I have no evidence of this fact).
The WiFi & Bluetooth both operate normally. I have purchased a SIM card for the phone, but I have not installed it as yet, since I wanted to get the device rooted and personalized before I tried to activate it on my plan.
Next I began the research for D4 rooting with JB 4.1.2 and settled on the 'DROID_4_Utility_Jellybean_XT894_WinMacLin' by mattlgroff. After verifying that the rooting portion was the same code (& credit given) as Mr. Rosenberg, I executed the batch file. After it ran to completion, I used RootChecker to verify root access & found it was not rooted.
Next I altered the batch file to remove the redirects to 'dev/null' so I could follow the progress of the steps, which is when I discovered that it was failing access to the '/data' folder.
And so here we are.. stumped!
just do a factory reset just try the tool and stop reading into it so much. i just rooted one off of ebay 2 days ago with the last one.
it has a different run.bat https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_ni...VVU/edit?pli=1
Last edited by myfishbear; 08-13-2013 at 02:55 PM.