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    [How To] Root 4.5.621 with magic md5 (does not require Milestone SBF)

    updated many times see change log



    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

    just download, allow unknown sources, install, open, select top root method (Gimli), reboot phone, done, no pc needed




    bhigham/beh modified the root method
    based on New D2 root method for stock 2.3.4 (621/622) found (Droid2, R2D2)

    How this works
    Originally Posted by phifc
    There's an exploit in loadpreinstall.sh. It compares md5 sum files of preinstalled apps and if they're different, copies the md5 to the local cache. The preinstall just has an empty file in app/ so it will parse the md5 for it. Instead of an md5 sum, it contains a local.prop that allows adb root shell. So the system thinks it's copying the md5sum to the cache when it bounces off the symlink and overwrites the /data/local.prop, giving adb root on next reboot





    originally posted by bhigham/beh
    Since all these devices (Droid 2/R2D2/D2G/DX2 and DX seem to be vulnerable to the same exploit found by phifc at

    http://rootzwiki.com...nd-droid2-r2d2/
    I have assembled rooting methods for all of them in EzSbf style CD. I have tested it on my D2G, and the same method has been tested by multiple users on the D2/R2D2, and has worked fine.
    Credit for this method go to phifc, djrbliss, and the others who developed the method.
    I have simply taken the method, and assembled the tools.
    Credit for the idea behind the CD method should go to 1KDS, as I have mostly patterned this CD after his method.
    Credit should also go to Skrilax_CZ, as without his Motorola Android Firmware (De)packer, we wouldn't be able to have a 55 meg CD that covers multiple devices.
    Special thanks also to themib for testing and troubleshooting on the DroidX2. In fact, since I don't have a DX2, he actually did a majority of the work in finding a method that would work (the method for the D2 and D2G doesn't quite work), and then we worked together to get it assembled and working.

    This CD is for the D2,R2D2, D2G, and DX on Android version 2.3.4, and the DX2 on 2.3.5.
    One note if you have troubles with it not working. It might be necessary to disconnect the phone after it flashes the preinstall and reboots. It seems that some phones may not complete the reboot process before being rebooted by ADB, so you may need to disconnect the phone when it starts booting, and let it boot fully before hooking it back up. when hooked back up, it will be rebooted, and should go on with the process like normal.

    Of course, like all other things here, I have done my best on this, but there are no guarantees, and anything you do on your phone is at your own risk.
    So, without further ado, here is a link for the CD
    http://www.mediafire...mim304k214kl41h
    and the md5 is
    7baee9c34f6ef7ad0b4fa219ae387c68
    mirrors posted Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

    MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility: verify the hash checksum to ensure the file integrity is correct with the matching file (verify the file was downloaded correct)
    orMD5 Checker
    [How To] Root 4.5.621 with magic md5 (does not require Milestone SBF)-md5-checker.png

    using MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility
    1 open utility
    2 File: browse for file you are comparing checksum
    3 Hash: paste checksum
    4 verify
    [How To] Root 4.5.621 with magic md5 (does not require Milestone SBF)-md5-checker1.png



    what is ezSBF?
    original [TOOL] ezSBF (not for 2.3.4)

    Quote Originally Posted by 1KDS View Post
    Don't let the word Linux scare you, this is just a cd you burn, nothing installs to your pc. Once you burn this CD you are ready to SBF flash anywhere you have a computer, no net connection needed to download any files.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1KDS View Post
    This is an .iso file. It is a complete Linux operating system that you will download, burn to CD (or USB) then boot your pc from CD or USB, this allows your pc to reboot into a different operating system.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1KDS View Post
    Instructions (Mac):
    Download .iso
    Use Disk Utility (built in) to burn iso file to a CD (instructions)
    Shut computer down
    Hold c key, push power and hold c until you see the Linux OS start
    Hit enter at the yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
    You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes then the script will start


    Instructions (Windows):
    Download .iso
    Burn iso image to a disk (Instructions, Windows 7 - Vista and XP) or (Load to a USB flash drive)
    Reboot PC
    Hit F12 (sometimes F8 or esc) during boot to go to boot menu (possibly google search how to boot your specific pc from CDROM)
    Select boot from CDROM (or USB if you used a flash drive)
    Hit enter at the yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
    You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes then the script will start


    Live USB Instructions (Windows):
    (Instructions from pendrivelinux.com)(thanks)
    Download
    UNetBootin for Windows
    Download your favorite Linux ISO
    Double click the Unetbootin Executable to start the program
    (1) Click the Diskimage radio box
    (2) browse to select your ISO
    (3) Set your target USB drive
    (4) click OK to start the creation





    (5) After the USB drive is done select reboot.
    (6) During boot enter the boot menu and change USB to boot first, save and reboot.
    (7) When booting from UNetbootin select SliTaz




    ________________________________________________


    You will now be in the script and ready to flash.


    basically read onscreen directions

    select DX
    don't use numbers on right side of your keyboard, just use the ones above qwerty

    turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable

    check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)
    select charge only usb mode in top status bar

    press continue
    adb will push
    Code:
    data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5

    program will prompt you to
    manually reboot phone to bootloader (Hold volume up+down buttons and power button, or hold Vol.Down and Camera and wait for the screen to flash)
    program will will be flash repacked sbf (less than 50mb)
    Program will reboot phone twice, very important (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)
    adb pushes su,superuser, and busybox
    program will reboot to recovery,
    manually wipe cache (should auto reboot to recovery, at android andy press both volume buttons, if it doesn't press home button and hold it in then press your power button, hold it in also till you see a triangle on the screen w/ android andy then press both volume buttons)
    then select reboot
    rooted

    error info
    when running the program you may see these errors

    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 no such file or directory
    no root.img.gz no such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 read only file system

    that is fine, it will still work


    after flashing files in bootloader, phone reboots to bootloader, instead of normal android operating system..... now what?try disconnecting usb, pull battery,wait a few secs, replace battery, reboot, wait for reboot to complete, reconnect usb

    Using Oracle VM VirtualBox, and Magic MD5 root iso

    If you planning on making nandroid backups or flashing roms
    read [HOW TO] Install/Use Droid 2 Bootstrap

    My Lists

    Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs



    Changelog
    13 sept 2012: added bootloader and recovery info
    02 Oct 2012 added mac info
    13 Dec 2012 major rewrite
    26 April 2013 added Framaroot
    27 April 2013 added framaroot video
    Last edited by themib; 04-27-2013 at 09:37 AM. Reason: edited many time see changelog
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    Thanks a ton for this. Worked perfectly on my DX.
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    I'm hoping you guys can help. i bought a used DX off ebay that already has .621 on it ive downloaded and burned the cd and have tried to root my dx several times but the first thing it says is rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic md5/magic.md5. No such file or directory. and then proceeds thru the rest of the rooting process saying the installation of SU and everything else has failed. Any thoughts???

    Android Version
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    Baseband Version
    BP_C_01.09.15p

    Kernel Version
    2.6.32.9-g1282440
    mcbk83@il93lnxdroid08#1

    Build Number
    4.5.1_57_DX8-51
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    Did you set USB Debugging and set the USB mode to "charge only"? If you did those things, then I'd have no idea, since my DX is running exactly the same version of everything you posted. I ran from a USB stick rather than a CD, but I can't imagine that having anything to do with it.
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    i tried this but the part where you reboot your phone i hold the buttons and get stuck on a black screen that says boot loader 30.04 and nothing is happening on pc
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    I started with this:
    Android Version
    2.3.4

    Baseband Version
    BP_C_01.09.15p

    Kernel Version
    2.6.32.9-g1282440
    mcbk83@il93lnxdroid08#1

    Build Number
    4.5.1_57_DX8-51

    I did the above and it rebooted and all, and I still have the same as above. Did I miss something? I did the debug thing also. This is my first time at this. Any help at all would be appreciated.
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    rooting doesn't change system version or kernel
    it gives you root permissions, so you can change system files and settings
    make sure superuser was installed, check to see if you can update binaries, click update anyways if no update
    should get a superuser pop up that says allow or deny, tab allow
    if you don't get that popup you may not be rooted
    Last edited by themib; 11-25-2012 at 11:15 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themib View Post
    rooting doesn't change system version or kernel
    it gives you root permissions, so you can change system files and settings
    make sure superuser was installed, check to see if you can update binaries, click update anyways if no update
    should get a superuser pop up that says allow or deny, tab allow
    if you don't get that popup you may not be rooted
    my system show "superuser" installed but when i click on it,it just says no apps
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    that's the log, you haven't used it yet so there's nothing in the log
    try opening app then tap settings button
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    I did that and get a menu with a lot of greyed out and some black items that can be clicked. I apologize for all the questions,never done this before. Does this mean I am rooted? If so,what now? do I install something different?
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