How do I keep my root

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    Phone came up this morning with the newest update for the bionic I haven't installed it yet but what do I need to do in order to keep my phone rooted and get the update? Do I even need the update can I turn off the notification about it?

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    If you are forever rooted, you should be fine but you can also try the VooDoo root keeper app from the market...
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    I have not done the forever root. I just ran the voodoo ota rootkeeper says I am root protected so does that mean I am gtg on the update?

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    If you are currently rooted on .886 or .893, you should be able to make the edits...

    RootExplorer Method

    go to /system/bin/
    open in text editor - mount_ext3.sh
    add the following lines to the very bottom

    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
    chmod 755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
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    What will this do? Will this allow me to keep my root by just adding those lines?

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    Saw in another post about the voodoo app not keeping the root. Will adding those lines from the above post work? Then go ahead and update?

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    Is anyone confirmed on 902 with root? I see people saying it will work with 4ever root but nobody yet has said they are on rooted 902.

    Just looking for a confirmation :)
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    95% sure I did the "forever root" after the last update. Just updated to 902 and have no root. Tips above didn't help (as I have no root, file edits were not saved).
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    So I should just keep ignoring the update msg

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    I'd love to know how to do a 4ever root

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    The above lines are for the "forever root"...

    I can confirm that my Bionic is on rooted .902 with forever root (I had also used the VooDoo method and it showed that it survived the update as well)...I will attach screenshots...
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    Screenshots...

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    If I do it and it doesn't work is there a way to go back?

    Eta: my voodoo root shows the same as in the screen shots so does that mean I'm gtg


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    Thanks for the confirmation! Did you use 4ever root on .893?

    @evile84 try running an application that requires root, or I know that there is a free app on the market that checks root status as well.
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    Well, I used the voodoo app and I did NOT keep root when I updated. Damn. :mad:
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    I haven't heard a single success case with the voodoo app :(
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    My phone is rooted now I just want it to stay that way when I update and before I update I want to make sure I am doing it right so I won't lose my free wifi tethering before I go on vacation

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    Well, I lost root but I did keep my free WIFI. I used the method described here:

    How to get FREE Wifi Tether Mobile Hotspot on your Droid Bionic! | Droid Bionic Root
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    If you root using ROTA893, it will survive the update to 901 or 902, has root and forever root built in.

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