Help rooting Droid Razr 4.1.2?

Discussion in 'Droid RAZR Hacks' started by CarrierX, Dec 26, 2012.

  1. YelloEye
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    Perhaps something he did earlier setup something for root?
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    I had device offline before running as admin. I've verified that I had no su prior to doing this
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    I just tried his instructions as well, mine fails at the 2nd step with
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    /system/bin/sh: su: not found
    Won't let me push su anywhere giving me a
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    error: device offline
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    You should be able to at least push it to \sdcard\ as that's not a protected area.
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    Device offline if I try to push there.

    I'm running CMD as admin and have ADB set to always run as admin so I don't think it's on the Windows end. Also if I try to push su to /sdcard/ from the command prompt I get a copy failed: Permission denied message.

    Currently have USB debugging on and connected as mass storage.

    I can LS all day around the file system, even checked /system/bin/ to look for SU, wasn't there. But I get the device offline if I try to push anything.

    That mount command gives me an operation not permitted error.
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    one more thing, as i was having trial and error. i tried orignally to root via droidrazr utility 1.82 and it did the several reboots but still had no root. then i tried those commands. i think maybe it could've given su over adb which may have allowed me to continue further. Problem is that I tried a million things til I finally got it working. I do seem to recall way back in early droid days that you could have su over adb but not on the device itself.
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    I'll wait to see what you guys figure out over the next couple of days, I won't have my laptop until Tuesday. Don't want to weigh down my girlfriend's machine anymore.
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    enkryptik and I are going to give it another try on my PC, but right now I have multiple instances of ADB and they keep fighting for control. Can't push anything. I am trying to get rid of them and start clean.
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    Anxiously awaiting your results.
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    This process isn't going well. We followed same steps exactly to get jb which was stock ics, ics root, ota rootkeeper, protect root. jb update. Neither one of us did the temp unroot.
    Somehow mine is rooted after this and we cannot seem to reproduce this on FoxKat's atm.
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    Strange.
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    Unless there is something that I did and completely forgot about which I don't think that's the case...I am stumped and this is driving me crazy.
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    Wow! Thank you guys, so much.

    I've got a RAZR MAXX and was running .215 (from instruction here). Somehow I managed to cobble together the instructions (from here, again) on backing down to stock via the utility, and then I was able to load 4.1.2 while keeping root. Heck, I created an account to specifically thank you and everyone else for the instructions. So very sorry that yours got messed up!

    TrishB; okay with Windoze troubleshooting since 3.0, but Android, not so much.
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    i really hope you guys can figure this out. i have a similar issue. rootkeeper would not restore root after jb update. i have like a half rooted phone right now. super user is there but no root.

    that or someone comes out with an easy root method :) here's to hoping
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    Wait, instructions from this exact thread? Because it worked for me but so far, haven't seen work for anyone else lol. I see that this thread's been viewed a lot and i got likes from it but no confirmation that it worked for them. I really am confused on what the problem is. :(
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    so you tried restore root from ota rootkeeper but no root?
    maybe try to update your superuser.apk from within the actual app which it should fail....
    adb shell
    su

    does it deny you su?
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    it does fail trying to update.....

    after i type adb shell... i get shell@cdma_spyder.....i type su.... and i get shell@cdma_spyder... again

    not sure what that means....
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    Does it have a $ or # after you type su?

    Sent from my DROID RAZR using Tapatalk 2
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    It is $
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    Found su-backup, sitting in /system/usr/we-need-root. No idea what to do from here.
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