Bummer: Full 2.3.5/1.3.418 root is broken

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    Had to send my X2 in for repair because it was completely messed up. Motorola switched out the main circuit boards, and also flashed it with the newest 2.3.5/1.3.418 software (NOT the dev .412, which is rootable), and now none of the root exploits work; obviously there was no way to use Voodoo since they used an SBF. I tried motofail, zergRush, and other exploits but none have achieved root.

    Android version:
    2.3.5

    Baseband version:
    N_03.13.31P

    Kernel version:
    2.6.32.9-00008-gc406305

    So, now comes the waiting game. I know Motorola will implement this into other phones. I'm sure the ICS upgrade for the RAZR will kill root somehow too.
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    and I'm sure, SBFing back, will brick

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    Yeah, I have a feeling Moto updated the bootloader to not be compatible with previous SBFs. I'm not willing to test that out though.

    I tried the Milestone X2 2.3.6 root method, and while it does flash the root.img to preinstall, the system will just not allow su to be run at all. All I get is "Permission Denied" in the adb shell. Thanks for posting that though, as I didn't know about it.

    So I have su in preinstall, just no way to run it. I wonder if I can do a factory data reset where it automatically mounts and reinstalls the preinstall back onto the phone, if it'd allow it to be run? Grr. Stupid Motorola.

    I even hacked the Google ADB driver .inf with the X2 hardware IDs to see if it'd give me more access with the Generic Google Drivers. Nope.
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2012
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    Here's the information from RSD:

    Technology: CDMA 1X-EVDO
    Software Version: 4.5.1A-DTN-200-18
    Flex Version: XSAMB87001VRZNA01D.0R
    Bootloader Version: 0007
    DRM Version: N/A

    I have all of the SBFs up to the initial release. The bootloader version is the same as my old circuit board and 2.3.4. The Milestone X2 had 0010 or something like that.

    I'm curious to see if it'll flash back to DTN-150-30 (2.3.4).

    ... so far so good.

    SUCCESS!! Yes!

    I've also edited the build.prop so that it won't pull the OTA update.
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2012
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    so you used 2.3.4/ 1.3.338 SBF


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    Was this after the 2.3.5 update?

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    My phone wasn't updated. I sent it in to Motorola for repair because my internal memory was getting I/O errors, the phone started slowing down WAY too much when installing apps (related to I/O), and the home/back buttons got swapped even after SBFing to stock, which was really weird. So, they gave me a brand new circuit board and I believe they flashed it with 2.3.5/1.3.418 as it came to me without being activated with Verizon, so it was NOT an OTA update.

    I was just frustrated without root permissions, so I flashed it back to 2.3.4 and updated my build.prop to show the exact 2.3.5 build info so it wouldn't pull the OTA update or notify me of an update. The radio is definitely an older version, but I can live with that. The radio update was likely just the Wireless Alerting System (WAS) stuff.

    # Build Properties
    #
    ro.build.id=4.5.1A-DTN-200-18
    ro.build.display.id=4.5.1A-DTN-200-18
    ro.build.version.incremental=0
    ro.build.version.sdk=10
    ro.build.version.codename=REL
    ro.build.version.release=2.3.5
    ro.build.date=Tue Aug 23 21:45:08 CDT 2011*
    ro.build.date.utc=1314153908*
    ro.build.type=user
    ro.build.user=hudsoncm
    ro.build.host=il93lnxdroid52
    ro.build.tags=release-keys
    ro.product.manufacturer=Motorola
    ro.product.model=DROID X2
    ro.product.brand=Motorola
    ro.product.name=daytona
    ro.product.device=daytona
    ro.product.board=daytona
    ro.product.cpu.abi=armeabi-v7a
    ro.product.cpu.abi2=armeabi
    ro.product.locale.language=en
    ro.product.locale.region=US
    ro.wifi.channels=
    ro.board.platform=tegra
    # Do not try to parse ro.build.description or .fingerprint
    ro.build.description=daytona-user 2.3.5 4.5.1A-DTN-200-18 0 release-keys
    ro.build.fingerprint=verizon/daytona/daytona:2.3.5/4.5.1A-DTN-200-18/0:user/release-keys
    ro.build.version.full=Blur_Version.1.3.418.MB870.Verizon.en.US
    # end build properties

    * The OTA updater doesn't seem to read these values. The most important are the build ids, description, and fingerprint. I reorganized my build.prop. Usually the ro.build.version.full is at the very bottom of the stock Motorola build.prop.
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    [​IMG]
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    It was:

    hudsoncm@il93lnxdroid80, IIRC
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    IIRC = If I Remember Correctly

    Kernel version:
    2.6.32.9-00008-gc406305
    hudsoncm@il93lnxdroid80

    Is how it's displayed.
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    so has anyone else sbf'd a 2.3.5 v1.3.418 droidx2? I'm looking for more confirmation before I do mine.
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    You won't find many as the update hasn't been released yet.
    However, I am now back on it and rooted.
    [​IMG]

    I kept root via Voodoo OTA.
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
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    Just got my replacement phone from Verizon pre-built with the 418 OS. Honestly I thought I wouldn't be able to root, but I managed to SBF back to 2.3.4 using the DTN-150. Oddly enough it didn't factory-reset the phone like it normally does, and I was stuck in Roaming Mode until I did that myself. After the reset, re-activated my phone without issues, my previously 2.3.5 - 418 OS now back to 2.3.4 380. Everything seems to be working fine now.

    With one exception, how did you update back to 2.3.5 418? I'm checking System Updates and keeps saying my phone is up to date. And I mean 418. xD

    [​IMG]
    Above : Finished Product
    Last edited: May 7, 2012
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    soak test started friday
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    Got froggy and SBFd to 2.3.4. with the DTN-150. All looks good at first glance. I'll update here if I find problems.

    PS, I never deleted the data/cache either, so my info is still in tact, which is a major bonus

    Edit: Everything looks good so far. Im now rooted and working on restoring apps from SD.

    I'd love more info on how to work VooDoo. After install and running the initial file, the "settings/about phone/system updates" is faded out and not available for the OTA
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    Will have to check this out when I get home later today. Just flashed 412 2.3.5 and Eclipse 2.1.

    Update :

    Just flashed the 418 2.3.5 with root from 2.3.4 using Voodoo. Great find, Jason.DROID!

    Screen cap of end result with 418 2.3.5 : vvv

    [​IMG]

    Update 2 : Unsure if anyone else had issues, but BusyBox didn't flash over when updating to 418. Could be just me. Tried to install and use Titanium Backup, didn't give the option to allow or deny usage from SU. Uninstalled, installed BusyBox off Market and reinstalled TB and works fine now.
    Last edited: May 8, 2012
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    Yeah, I had to manually copy the busybox binary to /system/bin with root and chmod 6755 to get it working again. Or if you use the Busybox installer, it does that for you. Otherwise, when you go to update the su binary in Superuser app, it will fail to update since busybox doesn't have the correct permissions set or isn't there at all.
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    So does this method definitely work? I just received a free DX2 :)icon_ banana:) from my insurance after I bricked my D2 due to the bootloader update that rendered all sbf's useless. While I'm pumped I got this new phone for nothing but my own mistake :biggrin:, Im kinda scarred from the whole process and would rather not bricking my brand new phone. Moto blur on this phone is terrible and I would love to flash one of these CM7 roms i'm seeing ASAP! Thanks!
    Last edited: May 9, 2012
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    I took the OTA download last night and then downloaded Voodoo. I used Voodoo to protect root, but after running the update zip, I maintained Super User with no problems. I'm using Barnacle to tether my my laptop with zero issues. I did not need restore anything. I will dig further into it as work permits, and see if there are any issues. This is on my DX2. I will go test drive my backup DX via WiFi and see if it recieves the update. It is not rooted because I did not pay attention to the last OTA and got caught with my pants down and don't see any reason to sideload any form of Linux just to root my dust collector right now. :icon_eek:
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