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    So I'm trying to root my (almost) brand new Droid 2 Global.

    Quote Originally Posted by Eousphoros View Post
    - open up your favorite terminal emulator program
    - cd /tmp
    - cp /sdcard/rage*.bin /tmp/
    - chmod 777 rage*.bin
    - ./rage*.bin
    - ignore it's output, we are thinking outside of the box here, just wait for it to finish and return a $
    - now go to settings -> applications -> manage applications -> running -> terminal and force close that girlie
    - relaunch the terminal app and you should be greeted with the friendly # symbol.
    Except I never get greeted with the friendly # symbol, I get the same old $ prompt.

    Yes, I'm following these steps exactly on the phone, because I'm having issues with adb showing the device as offline and never coming back online when I tried to use the adb process. I wait for the $ prompt after running rage before I kill the terminal process and restart.

    So WTF am I doing wrong?
    I'm running Android version 2.2, System Version 2.4.29.A956, if that makes any difference.

    Help?
    Last edited by nn5dx; 11-15-2010 at 08:53 PM.
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    Ihink you just have to keep trying reloading try again I was doing everything wright also just took time
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    Quote Originally Posted by nn5dx View Post
    Yes, I'm following these steps exactly on the phone, because I'm having issues with adb showing the device as offline and never coming back online when I tried to use the adb process. I wait for the $ prompt after running rage before I kill the terminal process and restart.
    Ok, the problem is I wasn't waiting long enough. Not only are you supposed to wait for the $ prompt, but you should also wait for the "Forked #### Childs" line to show up as well. Only after THAT message, should you then kill the terminal process and restart it. That's when I finally saw the wonderful root # prompt.

    For reference, the link to follow is this:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...-tutorial.html
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    My device (an 8" tablet running Android 2.2) doesn't have a /tmp directory into which I can copy files. I couldn't find any other directory which was writeable and allowed me to change permissions. Is there any way around that?
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    couldnt you just load to your desk top?
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    I don't think the desktop is even a real directory on Android, is it? Isn't it just a virtual location for shortcuts and widgets, rather than an actual location in the filesystem?
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    I am trying to unroot using the directions here, thought I would try while the D2G unroot directions are posted. I get to this part "- rm /system/app/Superuser.apk" and I get the following error " rm /system/app/Superuser.apk, No such file or directory"

    Now I did update the original Superuser.apk after I rooted, so is this the issue or something else?


    Suggestions are very welcome.

    * EDIT: Undoing the damage, if you decide to unroot.

    - open your trusty terminal app
    - you should see a $ symbol, now do the following
    - su
    - now you should see a # symbol
    - mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    - rm /system/bin/su
    * rm /system/bin/busybox
    - mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - reboot your phone. Toda, no more root
    Last edited by Raptor007; 11-22-2010 at 06:56 PM. Reason: Help
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    Thanks! My Wife's DX is now rooted!

    I had to force stop the terminal window 2x to get the # symbol to show up...

    I've got to goto bed, but I'll start playing with it tomorrow.

    You guys rock!
    Thanks for figuring all this out for us!
    Me: Motorola Droid RazrMaxx - Rooted
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    Quote Originally Posted by terminus View Post
    My device (an 8" tablet running Android 2.2) doesn't have a /tmp directory into which I can copy files. I couldn't find any other directory which was writeable and allowed me to change permissions. Is there any way around that?
    I was still able to do it by using the adb utility from the SDK to connect to the device from my Mac, because adb can run as root. I simply did:

    Code:
    ./adb shell mount
    Then checked for the device that corresponds to the "system" partition. It turns out to be mmcblk0p2 for my device (though your mileage will vary). Then I did:

    Code:
    ./adb mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system
    ./adb push su /system/bin/
    ./adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    Then I loaded Superuser.apk onto my SD card and installed it, and rebooted the device. Simple as that! Worked a treat.
    Last edited by terminus; 11-23-2010 at 07:19 PM. Reason: Typo
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    Thanks to the OP for posting the guide and thanks to Ruvu01 for posting the files. It was super easy. Great thread. I finally got around to it and now am rooted!
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