Much simpler guide for rooting (no pc required)

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by Eousphoros, Sep 12, 2010.

  1. solar

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    Thanks a bunch! When I get home I'm going to try it.

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    no problem :)
     
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    The download is reliably available from the XDA forums here

    Easier 1-2-3 Droid 2 Root for Windows / Linux / Mac - xda-developers

    The link that the XDA forums gives you is here

    http://www.kimete.com/droid/beta/DoRootWin_2.1.4.zip

    Download link for root files ↑↑↑
     
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    Droid R2D2 Rooted!

    Woohoo!! I used this method to successfully root my R2. After several tries using my PC, I decided to use this terminal method. I type slow, so it took me forever, but it worked the first time. Thanks for the info!!!
    dancedroid
     
  5. solar

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    Thanks or adding this as well. This is a different method then the one posted by the OP? THis looks like a one click method. Have you tried it?
     
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    I did not get a chance to try the "easy 1 2 3" method. My first attempt was to using this method while having it connected to a PC.

    How to root the Droid 2 - xda-developers

    I couldn't get it to work, so my next try was to use the non-PC method and it worked.
     
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    Hi.
    Just got my D2 Friday (thanks Free Phone Friday!)...and I did the OTA to 2.2.20. I have not done the 2.3.20 update yet (tho there is now a SBF for that one out there, so it's probably safe now).

    Will this no-PC rooting method still work with the latest Motorola 2.3.20?

    While I had no problem installing ROMS on my D1, I'm a little more hesitant to do so on the D2, but I do want root.

    Thanks,
    john
     
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    Root

    Im getting a droid2 monday bought it on ebay want to root it from the start Should I do a factory reset before I start? What is the best and easiest root program I bought this phone to play wanna get started any help would be appreciated Larry
     
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    Just received the OTA update and used the same shell script I wrote for this method to root my phone once again in under a minute. Thanks again!
     
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    Thanks do a simpler way. Does anyone know of it works on the new ova?
    PHP:
     
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    If your asking if it works after the system update then yes.

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    I finally got it rooted. Has anyone else seen increased signal strength after root. I barley got one bar of digital and now im getting about three bars 3g. I asked my father and he isn't seeing any signal increase. Also what is a good backup program for. My rom and does anyone know of a usb tethering program. I have barnicle but id perfer not to broadcast a network.

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    So according to this, this method works on the D2 Global as well. I tried a different method which didn't work so I'm going to try this one and see if I have any luck.
     
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    Alright so I rooted about 2 months ago using this method when my D2 was running 2.2.20 I got the OTA update to 2.3.20 but before I updated I unrooted using the unroot section here. Now I'm trying to get rooted again using this and from here down

    - mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
    - cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
    * cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox
    - chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    * chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
    - mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - exit

    Nothing works it says the files are read only even with # in the terminal, and the Superuser app cannot be uninstalled (its grayed out) from my phone. I'm thinking of wiping and starting over. Any ideas?
     
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