[How To] Root (or re-root) after 5.5.893

Discussion in 'Droid Bionic Hacks' started by jntdroid, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. Droids

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    Those three lines are not part of rooting, they are added after you root so that you may retain your root after a future OTA update. If you are indeed rooted, you can simply edit that file yourself and add the three lines to the end of the file. That's how I did it. If you also use Titanium Backup it may complain that the superuser app permissions are wrong and will offer to change them for you. It will change the permission from 4755 to 6755. If you reboot the changes are reversed because of these three lines. I changed all three of mine from 4755 (or 755) to 6755. Both permission types are fine, and no harm done changing them to:
    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 6755 /system/xbin/su
    chmod 6755 /system/app/Superuser.apk

    There is lots of discussion on any need for the apk to be anything more than 755, and if xbin/su even exists on your phone, it's just a symlink to the actual file in /bin.

    I just went with 6755 on all three because it doesn't really matter and doesn't hurt either, and keeps TB from complaining.

     
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    What is the name of the file used to edit the mount_ext3.sh file?:biggrin:
     
  3. cervri

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    What is the name of the program used to edit the mount_ext3.sh file?
     
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    I use Root Explorer to navigate to system/bin and then change permissions from Read Only (RO at the top of the root explorer window) to Read/Write, then long press on mount_ext3.sh and you should see an option to open the file in a text editor. Add the three lines to the very bottom of the file, and it's ok to add a blank line before you add the three if you want. After you make the changes, close the file and you'll be prompted to save, in which case it will make a backup of the original for you. Change the root explorer permission back to RO, exit and reboot.
     
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    Thank you. Got er done....:p:p
     
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    Maybe tomorrow I will update to 901. I have had enough of this for today.....Thank you all.:icon_ banana:
     
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    made this video of me rooting my friends 5.5.893 version bionic today. might help somebody out.

     
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    thank you

    Thanks. Worked great
     
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    Just used this on my .893 Stock Bionic. Worked like a *charm*!!! No problems, truly 1 click.. BANG! I love having ROOTED ACCESS AGAIN!:icon_ lala: (Had it on my OG Droid) THANK YA'LL and Thanks for posting this for us! dancedroid
     
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