Complete How-To Root, Busybox, Flash/Recovery, Framework-res.apk, custom boot ani...

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  1. gcroberson

    gcroberson New Member

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    When I enter "chmod 755 otacerts.zip" it says that file is read only...how do I change it to r/w?

    Edit: Never mind I got it.
    If anyone else is having the same problem I used root explorer and pressed "mount as r/w". That should fix it.
     
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  2. blu1080

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    Thanks! Great write up!:)
     
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    Hmm - I have the SDK installed - I'm getting this error for Busybox upon using the --install command. (View attached JPEG). Any idea?
    -Travis
     
  4. Jebtrix

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    You need to use busybox --install .

    You need the period at the end to tell it install to current directory :) I missed the same thing.
     
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    Just some tips

    Since mounting system as readwrite is becoming tedious to do over and over thru terminal emulator on Droid here is a tip to speed things up

    Create a txt file named sysrw and paste:
    Code:
    #!/system/bin/sh
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    echo **System mounted as Read-Write**
    
    Create a txt file named sysro and paste:
    Code:
    #!/system/bin/sh
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    echo **System mounted as Read-Only**
    sync
    echo **Sync\'d**
    
    Since its linux I'd recommend conforming the text files to Unix end-of-line format (which is LF). I prefer Notepad++
    Place the files in /system/xbin. Now you can just type sysrw for readwrite access then just finish up with sysro :D
     
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  6. Se7enLC

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    To make it even easier - once you install busybox and use that mount command instead of the one in /system/bin, you can just type:

    mount -o rw,remount /system
    mount -o ro,remount /system

    No need to specify the device or filesystem type for already-mounted filesystems. Only with the busybox version of mount, though - the built-in version of mount still requires the fill commandline.
     
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    Thanks for writing this up, should prove useful.
     
  8. mrZoSo

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    So to do this, just switch the format to Unix in the preferences??
    I don't see LF as an option any where, unless I'm missing it :unsure:
     
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    If you end up not able to find the option, you can always convert it on the Droid. Busybox has dos2unix and unix2dos built in, which handily converts text files from one format to the other.
     
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    Yes. Just switch format to UNIX in prefs.
     
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    Hey mods, this thread should be stickied for the time being, lot's of good info here! :)
     
  12. csmith197

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    Edited because it has just been brought to my attention that an excellent post has been written on how to use ADB. I recommend people follow that post before attempting my methods.
    How To Use ADB: All Commands and Options
     
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    what exactly is the "default verizon crap"? what gets blocked?
     
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    The non-Gmail Email app...Amazon MP3 store app...Corporate Calendar...and Visual Voice Mail.
     
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    I put the update.zip into my directory.. and follow the steps to root but it
    i follow the steps and all
    but when i hit "apply sdcard:update.zip"

    it says this...
    E:Cant open /cache/recovery/command
    install from sdcard...
    opening update package
    verifying update package...
    E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted."
     
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