Breaking down the latest "one-click" root and the adb method as well.
OK, I didn't know where else to start this conversation, I even feel out of place here since this sub-forum is for custom .sbf files and recoveries. However since this is the 'labs' perhaps I can get some REALLY smart replies here, hehehe.
Anyways here's some background threads:
was the one that started me down this road and I thought I asked some good questions there, but answers were . . . . not. Then there's this "one-click" thread:
which within it this thread is linked:
Alright, I know that's alot of background, but I've been chewing on this for a couple of nights now and I sitll have few facts, and more questions.
Few facts: Mainly it seems as though this is all based on the application of the rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin file (the successor to the old exploid.c file); all of which (seems to have been) created by Sebastian Krahmer.
Questions. Why, after pushing su and busybox are their chmod's set to 4755? Is this required because of the use of the specific(rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin) file or can we just go ahead and set su to 6755 and busybox to 755 and go on about our business? Or is it such that the use of this file and setting both su and busybox to 4755 removes the need (or desire) to run from whatever location busybox is in:
Why do I ask these questions? Partially because they've not been answered elsewhere and mainly because where I live is in a very remote area, where Verizon uses USCC as it's partner (Extended Network). I only get 1x here, but worse and most important, whenever I need to dial *228, I get an error message; I have to drive 60 miles to get close enough to an actual VZW tower to get that call to work. If I have to I will try all this stuff myself and get my own answers, but just looking for a shortcut to burning all that gasoline, lol.
busybox --install .
Thanks in advance
p.s. What I want to do is go ahead with this via adb, add the manual install of the flash_image binary and SPRecovery (since the last line in the OP at androidforums includes the command to bypass what MotoCache1 calls the "FRP"), set the chmod permissions for su and busybox 6755 and 755 respectively (does busybox really need the 'root' bit set?) and use the above command to install busybox (unless 4755 for su and busybox bypasses this).