[How To:] Root Your Droid 3

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  1. pc747
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    Droid 3 possibly rooted

    Security Research by Dan Rosenberg

    Have any one tried this:


    Below is a method posted by woodyman along with the zip file for su.


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    Droid 3 rooted--- Details to follow

    Gang, Droid-Life is reporting that our beloved Droid 3 has been rooted. They (we) are waiting for official photo's. If its so, Mungo is dancing the Gig!!

    See link from XDA. HAY Djrblis!!

    http://vulnfactory.org/blog/2011/08/...g-the-droid-3/

    G
    o team Go.
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    I just posted a thread on this. Would love to try it out. Can you tell me what is meant by logging in using "adb shell"?

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    adb shell is a command used via android debug bridge.
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    Huh, anybody tried that yet?

    Edit: yes - it has been confirmed it works by people I trust :)

    Congrats community!
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    Thanks man. Going to give it a try.

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    This is just adb root right? we still need to push su and superuser.apk to the phone with adb? Figures I just reinstalled my laptop....now i need to set up adb again.

    EDIT: I'm guessing I want to push the su and superuser from here ( http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=682828 )
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    First I want to say I CAN NOT take credit for this nor will I post the full details because they have already been posted, so without further delay, here is a nice simple guide for all of you on how to root your precious Droid 3!

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    1. Head here and read thorough this once so you at least semi-understand what's going on!
    2. If you don't have ADB installed and setup, then do a quick search for a guide there are multiple out there and most are quite good. You can also set it up following the directions straight from Google, but they are a bit complicated if your not entirely sure about this stuff. Android SDK | Android Developers
    3. After that, then head HERE again and follow his instructions.
    4. At the end when you get the # symbol in ADB for root then you will need to do the following..
    5. Download the 2 attached files and save to your desktop
    6. First you need to write the system partition as RW so you can write things to it in order to get a permanent root.
    7. SO run the following command.
    8. Code:
      mount -o rw,remount /dev/block/system /system
    9. Next copy the 2 attached files from your desktop to the perspective directories on your Droid 3
    10. For example my commands where as follows:
    Code:
    adb push '/home/woodyman/Desktop/su' /system/xbin 
    adb push '/home/woodyman/Desktop/Superuser.apk' /system/app
    adb shell 
    chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
    

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    This way done using linux, [Ubuntu 11.04] So commands will be a bit different with windows..

    This is just a rough quick sketch up for everyone, I will refine it and add more details tonight, I Just wanted to get it up for now so everyone had the chance if they wanted.
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    Makes me want to but the phone, but its 3g. Frownz

    Jesus is the Christ
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    merged threads.
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    I posted separate so it would be the first message any way you can rearrange so that that is closer to the top, the main reason I made the thread is because he talks you through how to get TEMP ROOT so after that there is no more instruction which is why I made the thread to provide more instruction so the average person knows what to do next in order to get a permanant root

    Just aiming to keep things uncluttered was all.

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    Doesn't su require suid permissions to be set? 4755 to be exact?
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    No thanks. LTE burns battery and 3G is fast enough to make me happy. If the phone had 4G I'd probably have it off all of the time. Also, it would make the phone bulkier.
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    yes ensure you do a chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su

    I now have Titanium installed and running backups. I just have to get a list of the apps I need to boot off :)
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    Has 4g been bad on every 4g device?

    Jesus is the Christ
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    Can't wait to try this tonight! HUZZAH!

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    yes it does, thanks for reminding me I forgot that part.. adding now

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    I dont think 4g has been bad on every device just very taxing on some of the devices. My area will have 4g next month but I'm fine with 3g. I may replace my work BB with a Nexus or Bionic depending on what VZW will be carrying.
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    Just wondering... Did su and superuser files get forgotten on the instructions (it says they are attached)....or am I missing them

    EDIT: still waiting on ADB to finish installing...damn throttled work internet
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