Droid 4 Utility for Windows/Mac/Linux

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  1. TechTinker
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    It's not seeming to work for me. I ran as admin, (im using windows 7) it has debugging enabled, and its charge only. Though when I run and try to root my phone it keeps saying "the system cannot find the path specified"

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    Had the same exact problem. Ended up rooting by running the exploit .bat directly: Security Research by Dan Rosenberg

    Just incase it helps the dev fix this issue, when I ran the exploit, the first lines in the console read:
    [*] Waiting for device...
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    [*] Device found.

    ...after which the rest of the root exploit went through successfully.
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    ...I followed the instructions step by step, I have windows7. My first go around didn't go well, actually ran into same problems tht the above posters went thru. I thought I was SOL, when I tried the second time around I just double clicked instead of right clicking and ran it without doin it as Admin....poof! Sucesss!!

    Rum the program without having to run it as Admin..

    Sent from my DROID4 using Droid Forums
    Last edited: Jun 10, 2012
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    Posting my thanks from my rooted Droid 4. :D
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    Its not working for me :sad-b:



    I followed the directions that standard101 has typed out.

    Ran Droid4Windows.bat as administrator and chose option 1. Hit enter at the "Before continuing, ensure USB....".

    I get the following....

    Waiting for device...
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Device found.
    Deploying payload...
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Owning phone...
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Waiting for phone to reboot.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Root successful! Persisting...
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Cleaning up...
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Rebooting...
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    The system cannot find the path specified.
    Exploit complete!
    The system cannot find the path specified.

    Please make a selection or hit ENTER to return:

    ...and it doesn't actually do anything.

    Please help!!
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    Please disregard my previous post.

    I followed the suggestion of Droid_Boi86 and just ran the .bat file and now I have a Superuser Icon

    dancedroid
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    Glad u got it working.. :)))

    Sent from my rooted DROID4
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    Rooted, SS'd, created recovery of stock+root, no problems. Booted into Safe Strap a couple times no problem, but now, if I hit menu, it boot loops. If I hit search, it starts normally.

    Two things I possibly messed up on:

    1: I downloaded Rom Manager and premium out of pure habit, but I realized my mistake and uninstalled them without running anything

    2: I installed Busy Box Installer, and when I clicked install, it gave me an error saying that it was not compatible with my device. I have also uninstalled Busy Box Installer.

    Anybody know why booting into recovery loops me, but booting regular works fine? I haven't seen this issue in this or any other threads.

    Thanks!
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    FYI for any Linux users trying this:

    It works, but not with sudo. :(

    If you want to go the sudo route, just use 'sudo su', then run the script :D

    BTW:

    Huge thanks to all those who have made this possible! You guys rock!
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    Not sure if I'm doing something wrong but none of the download links work at this time...
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    Try the ICS Only tool in my signature. The original creators of the tool haven't been updating it. So I wrote some revisions and posted for everyone.
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    Alright new question: what does the "fastboot" option in the Droid 4 Utility in the OP do? Would that allow me to fastboot my device?
    Last edited: Aug 19, 2012
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    Does anyone have a working link to download this utility? All the ones I can find are dead
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    Can you forgive a newbie question.....I want to run this utility as I have been getting constant errors with the ICS update because I uninstalled some bloatware. But what will this do to my Droid 4? Will I be able to get future updates? Will I still have my installed apps?
    Thanks
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    Its my understanding that the ota ICS update verifies several things during installation that can error out the process like you've been experiencing. I've read those things include modifying system components like your notification icons, still having the device rooted, or uninstalling bloatware like you mentioned doing. This is a good example of why unwanted apps should be frozen instead of uninstalled. Get the apps back that you uninstalled, and assuming your un-rooted and haven't done anything else you should be good to go.
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    Zalan,
    Thank you for all the information.
    My Droid 4 currently is rooted, I reinstalled all the apps that I uninstalled, and I am still getting an error during the ICS update with the /system/app/VCAST.apk (i have made sure the file permissions are correct).
    So at this point I am considering using the GB utility. I would just like to know what it will do to my phone.
    Thanks
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    You can just use rsd lite and the ICS fastboot. If you installed a system app you can't just reinstall. Try copying the apk directly to the system folder. You may get some force close warnings (which might require a data wipe). Then you can try installing the ics update.
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    jsnweitzel,
    I had restored my uninstalled apps from titanium backup. I didnt seem to have the VCAST.apk file so I did just copy in the file as you suggested (I made sure the file permissions were correct) I unrooted, and then tried the ICS update again and I still get an error on /system/app/VCAST.apk.
    I am still considering the utility but there are no links for the mac version that work.
    What is RSD lite? And how do I do the ICS fasboot from GB?
    Thanks
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    Thank you everyone here for their help! I am now on ICS and rooted!
    Thank you!
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