Bummer: Full 2.3.5/1.3.418 root is broken

Discussion in 'Droid X2 Development' started by Jason.DROID, Apr 12, 2012.

  1. BladeMaverick

    BladeMaverick New Member

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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

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    Above : Finished Product
     
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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

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    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.
     
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  6. Jason.DROID

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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!
     
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  8. Ay_Ya

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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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    don't think any cm7 roms are based on new update yet, so you need to SBF back to 2.3.4, if you want cm7
     
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    Thank you for that information but I probably should have been more clear on what I was asking. I am running the 2.3.5 418 update and I want confirmation that it is possible to sbf back to 2.3.4 without bricking my phone..these guys say it is but this is the only place online regarding this downgrade considering the update was just released. An update is how I bricked my d2 with an sbf and I just want to avoid that from happening again. Thanks!
     
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    I'd like to see a firm answer on this too from someone who's done it from the exact same situation. I have a completely stock DX2... never rooted... and I accepted & installed the 2.3.5 / 1.3.418.MB870 update. This phone has been buggy from day 1 and this last update was my last hope that Moto could fix it. As no surprise to anyone, it didn't (and in fact made it worse). I have completely given up on them. UNCLE! Give me root... give me ROMs.

    Can I safely SBF back to 2.3.4?
     
  12. IamBatman

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    Any chance of a root method for the 2.3.5 / 1.3.418.MB870 update.<br>Without going back to 2.3.4.
     
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