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[How To] Root 4.5.621 with magic md5 (does not require Milestone SBF)

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    [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

    just download, allow unknown sources, install, open, select top root method (Gimli), reboot phone, done, no pc needed




    bhigham/beh modified the root method
    based on New D2 root method for stock 2.3.4 (621/622) found (Droid2, R2D2)

    How this works
    [TABLE]
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    [TD="class: alt2, bgcolor: #E9E9E9"]Originally Posted by phifc
    There's an exploit in loadpreinstall.sh. It compares md5 sum files of preinstalled apps and if they're different, copies the md5 to the local cache. The preinstall just has an empty file in app/ so it will parse the md5 for it. Instead of an md5 sum, it contains a local.prop that allows adb root shell. So the system thinks it's copying the md5sum to the cache when it bounces off the symlink and overwrites the /data/local.prop, giving adb root on next reboot[/TD]
    [/TR]
    [/TABLE]





    mirrors posted Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

    MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility: verify the hash checksum to ensure the file integrity is correct with the matching file (verify the file was downloaded correct)
    orMD5 Checker
    md5 checker.PNG

    using MD5 & SHA-1 Checksum Utility
    1 open utility
    2 File: browse for file you are comparing checksum
    3 Hash: paste checksum
    4 verify
    md5 checker1.PNG



    what is ezSBF?
    original [TOOL] ezSBF (not for 2.3.4)




    basically read onscreen directions

    select DX
    don't use numbers on right side of your keyboard, just use the ones above qwerty

    turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable

    check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)
    select charge only usb mode in top status bar

    press continue
    adb will push
    Code:
    data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5

    program will prompt you to
    manually reboot phone to bootloader (Hold volume up+down buttons and power button, or hold Vol.Down and Camera and wait for the screen to flash)
    program will will be flash repacked sbf (less than 50mb)
    Program will reboot phone twice, very important (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)
    adb pushes su,superuser, and busybox
    program will reboot to recovery,
    manually wipe cache (should auto reboot to recovery, at android andy press both volume buttons, if it doesn't press home button and hold it in then press your power button, hold it in also till you see a triangle on the screen w/ android andy then press both volume buttons)
    then select reboot
    rooted

    error info
    when running the program you may see these errors

    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 no such file or directory
    no root.img.gz no such file or directory
    rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 read only file system

    that is fine, it will still work


    after flashing files in bootloader, phone reboots to bootloader, instead of normal android operating system..... now what?try disconnecting usb, pull battery,wait a few secs, replace battery, reboot, wait for reboot to complete, reconnect usb

    Using Oracle VM VirtualBox, and Magic MD5 root iso

    If you planning on making nandroid backups or flashing roms
    read [HOW TO] Install/Use Droid 2 Bootstrap

    My Lists

    Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs



    Changelog
    13 sept 2012: added bootloader and recovery info
    02 Oct 2012 added mac info
    13 Dec 2012 major rewrite
    26 April 2013 added Framaroot
    27 April 2013 added framaroot video
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    Thanks a ton for this. Worked perfectly on my DX.
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    I'm hoping you guys can help. i bought a used DX off ebay that already has .621 on it ive downloaded and burned the cd and have tried to root my dx several times but the first thing it says is rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic md5/magic.md5. No such file or directory. and then proceeds thru the rest of the rooting process saying the installation of SU and everything else has failed. Any thoughts???

    Android Version
    2.3.4

    Baseband Version
    BP_C_01.09.15p

    Kernel Version
    2.6.32.9-g1282440
    mcbk83@il93lnxdroid08#1

    Build Number
    4.5.1_57_DX8-51
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    Did you set USB Debugging and set the USB mode to "charge only"? If you did those things, then I'd have no idea, since my DX is running exactly the same version of everything you posted. I ran from a USB stick rather than a CD, but I can't imagine that having anything to do with it.
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    i tried this but the part where you reboot your phone i hold the buttons and get stuck on a black screen that says boot loader 30.04 and nothing is happening on pc
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    I started with this:
    Android Version
    2.3.4

    Baseband Version
    BP_C_01.09.15p

    Kernel Version
    2.6.32.9-g1282440
    mcbk83@il93lnxdroid08#1

    Build Number
    4.5.1_57_DX8-51

    I did the above and it rebooted and all, and I still have the same as above. Did I miss something? I did the debug thing also. This is my first time at this. Any help at all would be appreciated.
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    rooting doesn't change system version or kernel
    it gives you root permissions, so you can change system files and settings
    make sure superuser was installed, check to see if you can update binaries, click update anyways if no update
    should get a superuser pop up that says allow or deny, tab allow
    if you don't get that popup you may not be rooted
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    my system show "superuser" installed but when i click on it,it just says no apps
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    that's the log, you haven't used it yet so there's nothing in the log
    try opening app then tap settings button
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    I did that and get a menu with a lot of greyed out and some black items that can be clicked. I apologize for all the questions,never done this before. Does this mean I am rooted? If so,what now? do I install something different?
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    in preferences, scroll down to general/ su binary v3.03.2 tap to check for updates
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    i just followed this thread's instructions and i am running the same version as alan081954. overall my phone seems to be up to par as before. i have my email and so forth. when i tried installing some new apps from google play [wifi tether apps], my screen shows the app with a bar infinetely waiting for a wifi signal which results in me not downloading the app. i do have the superuser app from the reboot. where's the settings button and preference buttons located that were mentioned in this thread following the directions to open up superuser. any suggestions where to go from here?
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    tap the menu button
    this shouldn't effect wifi
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    ok, 1st off, thank you for your quick response. i went to superuser on my apps screen and i can scroll left or right. my options on the top of the screen are APPS & LOG. no settings option. i then went to SETTINGS>APPLICATIONS>MANAGE APPLICATIONS>ALL>SUPERUSER & did not see any SETTINGS option. is there any chance that superuser is blocking me from downloading apps?
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    no superuser, will not block downloads
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    no, open superuser in app drawer
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    im assuming the "apps drawer" would mean opening apps from my home screen. if not , where is the apps drawer please. where exactly is the "settings" option for superuser?
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    since this "root" , i obviously can't download apps. what other causes or settings would cause my droid to show the progress bar with the phrase ; "waiting for wifi" ; infinetely running with no progress in the download.
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    yes the app drawer is where all your apps are
    you don't need to do anything with superuser, those directions are to verify root program worked
    also can check with any app that requires root, like titanium, root basic...

    try selecting forget wifi connection
    reboot
    wipe cache
    reboot
    retry wifi
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