droid 4 losing root after update

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  1. riddlebox420

    riddlebox420 Member

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    has anyone lost root access after the newest update because I did and was wondering if anyone else did
     
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    Updating will cause you to lose root. Root can be kept by following the instructions here:

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?p=25073151

    But I also believe reading somewhere that this update could be rooted with the Droid 4 Utility program.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Carrier Pigeons
     
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    also if you lost root you can use the actual motofail program written for it. I was unable to re root my phone after the update it changed some of the folder permissions and i could have chmoded them but i got lazy so I just went and used the motofail program. but OTA voodoo root keeper will allow you to back up your root before a new ota update
     
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    My advice:

    1. Factory reset
    2. Flash fastboot files
    3. Apply update
    4. Root with Droid 4 Utility

    The Droid 4 Utility will work!!! You might have to repeat it 3 or 4 times, but it will take and verify with RootChecker.

    It's real, the fastboot files are out!

    It has begun!!!

    Thank you Shang Tsung. It has begun!!!
     
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    Or you can run motofail once...

    I seem to recall the D4 utility working great when I first got my phone, but after the update it was not cooperative. I advise using the motofail exploit directly.
     
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