Having a few issues. HELP!!

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    ok so i got my phone today. droid 3 xt862 on 5.7.906. i tired to get root via petes motorola root tool v1.06 and i can not get root. gives and error at setp 3. so i tried to SBF to 5.6.890 and its giving me an error at step 6. im going everything correctly and have retried 3 or 4 times. i looked up to see what the error was about and i read something more or less that my phone has been updated to far to SBF.
    My question. is their another way to gain root and can i use ss3 on 5.6.906. the roms i wanna use are based off 5.6.906 just to clarify. or could some tell me how i can SBF?????? any help will be thanks! :hail:
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    Use Motofail to root. Google it or search this forum to find link.
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    Also, Overlayer has a one-click SBF for .906. Again, you can google or search this forum for a link.
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    thank you much and yeah im using overlayer right now. worked perfect. sorry next time ill be shore to do a little more research
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    After you sbf are you installing .906 before trying to root?
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    Well my phones not activated so I can't use system update. Ill be getting in on tomorrow so ill do a system update, try motofail, and report back.
    And yes im no 890 right now. Have not gone to 906
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    there is a download link in the sbf thread for the .906 ota if you wish to manually install it..just remember to follow the steps for a successful install.. :)
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    Thanks ill look into it be4 work. I just don't feel like downloading it. Only get 100kb/s download speeds and the waiting game isemt my friend... thanks for the advice thought!
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    Can you find that link for me? Looked through the threads and can't find it. I googled looking for 5.7.906 file. But all I can find is a zip file that I can't flash cus im not rooted yet.... PLEASE HELP ME!!!! Stock Is cool but to much bloat and it makes the phone lag and the battery isent the best. That might be cus I can't put the thing down but like I said, I've looker around be4 asking for help.
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    umm the zip is what you want
    place it in your external sdcard
    boot you phone into stock recovery by pressing the power button and the x button at the same time hen the triangle appears hit both. Volume buttons at the same time
    scroll down to install update by using your volume buttons then press the power button to select it
    select the update.zip you downloaded scroll with the volume buttons and select it by pressing the power button
    after it installs choose reboot
    once you have successfully updated to 906 you can use motofail to root your device
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    Thank you so very much! Will be doing thing like.... NOW!
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    Ok I did this and I worked back to 906. I fell stupid cus I really did look just got confused when it said recovery. Did not know phones came with a stock recovery. Also I tried to root via motofail and im still getting errors and all that. I think its because im not using a moto cable. I have an LG one and a Samsung one but no moto. Report back once I have a moto cable my results.
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    ok so i got a moto cable and tried to root and am still getting an error.

    "[*]
    [*] Motofail: Universal Motorola Android Root Exploit (Windows version)

    [*] Press enter to root your phone...
    Press any key to continue . . .
    [*]
    [*] Waiting for device...
    * daemon not running. starting it now *
    * daemon started successfully *
    [*] Device found.
    [*] Deploying payload...
    cannot stat 'motofail': No such file or directory
    Unable to chmod /data/local/motofail: No such file or directory
    [*] Owning phone...
    /data/local/motofail: not found
    [*] Rebooting device...
    [*] Waiting for phone to reboot.
    [*] Attemping persistence...
    remount failed: Operation not permitted
    failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    link failed Read-only file system
    failed to copy 'busybox' to '/system/xbin/busybox': Read-only file system
    Unable to chmod /system/xbin/busybox: No such file or directory
    /system/xbin/busybox: not found
    failed to copy 'Superuser.apk' to '/system/app/Superuser.apk': Read-only file sy
    stem
    [*] Cleaning up...
    /data/local/motofail: not found
    rm failed for /data/local/motofail, No such file or directory
    [*] Rebooting...
    [*] Exploit complete!
    [*] Press any key to exit.
    Press any key to continue . . ."

    i have not idea how this root method works so any help would be great. i really really want to gain root!!!
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    you enabled usb debugging on phone, and install latest moto drivers on pc?
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    Yes sir. I've done done everything
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    try downloading motofail again
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    do you have anti virus?
    if so try turning it off then redownloading motofail and then tey rerooting with your antivirus off
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    Yes I have sophos so I just uninstall it. Will post result shortly