The guy who made motofail has root for ICS but isn't releasing it until the ICS OTA comes. It wasn't specified whether he is waiting for the Razr OTA or the D4 OTA, but if he releases it after the Razr ICS OTA comes out then there may be a chance Moto plugs the exploit for the D4 ICS OTA when that comes out months later and then we're screwed until another exploit is found.
Maybe I'm glad I have a leaked ICS with root.
For those who are trying to patch the new 208 build kernel (boot.img), check out whirleye's post in: Bspatch. Trying to get ICS stuck CDMA Razrs back on the path. - xda-developers . I'll eventually get around to doing it, but the thought of having to backup and restore all my data again is daunting right now and I'm not sure what all is changed in 208 vs 206.
I'm trying to think out loud about retaining root for those who upgrade from 206 to 208 because doing the upgrade removes root and there currently is no way to root ICS. Right now I have rooted 206 using rootkeeper when I went from 219 to 206. The files that rootkeepr modded in 206 to retain root, can that be copied and flashed separately after upgrading to 208 so we can keep root? Rootkeeper doesn't use an exploit to root, it saves the SU and reactivates it. People have been having trouble because when rootkeeper tries to reactivate SU some of the paths have been changed when using the unstick method to go from 200 to 206, and presumably from 206 to 208. So if there is some way to save and restore/flash whatever was changed during the unstick process then rootkeepr may still work.
Basically the process would copy the files that contain the paths that allows rootkeeper to work on 206. Then use the unstick method to upgrade from 206 to 208. Then flash those files back and then rootkeepr will have the correct files & paths so it can retain root in 208.
Alternatively, someone who has rooted 208 can save whatever we need to retain root and then we can flash that after moving from 206 to 208.
NEVERMIND. After rereading some things, rootkeeper won't survive the unstick process so my first suggestion about restoring the files & paths won't work.
But maybe my second suggestion might work?:
1. Fastboot 219 which will create a nonbootable hybrid GB/ICS system.
2. Fastboot 208 boot image.
3. Boot into recovery
4. Flash complete 208.
5. Fastboot rooted 208 files.
Last edited by orangechoochoo; 06-09-2012 at 10:07 AM.
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Thanks for the hard work! I'm more concerned about retaining root though. Maybe when ICS for the Razr comes out next week and the root method is released, I'll upgrade to 208 and then root it.