Much simpler guide for rooting (no pc required)

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  1. nn5dx

    nn5dx New Member

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    So I'm trying to root my (almost) brand new Droid 2 Global.

    Except I never get greeted with the friendly # symbol, I get the same old $ prompt. :angry:

    Yes, I'm following these steps exactly on the phone, because I'm having issues with adb showing the device as offline and never coming back online when I tried to use the adb process. I wait for the $ prompt after running rage before I kill the terminal process and restart.

    So WTF am I doing wrong?
    I'm running Android version 2.2, System Version 2.4.29.A956, if that makes any difference.

    Help?
     
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  2. wooddale

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    Ihink you just have to keep trying reloading try again I was doing everything wright also just took time
     
  3. nn5dx

    nn5dx New Member

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    Ok, the problem is I wasn't waiting long enough. Not only are you supposed to wait for the $ prompt, but you should also wait for the "Forked #### Childs" line to show up as well. Only after THAT message, should you then kill the terminal process and restart it. That's when I finally saw the wonderful root # prompt. dancedroid

    For reference, the link to follow is this:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...root-custom-recovery-sim-unlock-tutorial.html
     
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    My device (an 8" tablet running Android 2.2) doesn't have a /tmp directory into which I can copy files. I couldn't find any other directory which was writeable and allowed me to change permissions. Is there any way around that?
     
  5. wooddale

    wooddale Senior Member

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    couldnt you just load to your desk top?
     
  6. terminus

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    I don't think the desktop is even a real directory on Android, is it? Isn't it just a virtual location for shortcuts and widgets, rather than an actual location in the filesystem?
     
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    I am trying to unroot using the directions here, thought I would try while the D2G unroot directions are posted. I get to this part "- rm /system/app/Superuser.apk" and I get the following error " rm /system/app/Superuser.apk, No such file or directory"

    Now I did update the original Superuser.apk after I rooted, so is this the issue or something else?


    Suggestions are very welcome.

    * EDIT: Undoing the damage, if you decide to unroot.

    - open your trusty terminal app
    - you should see a $ symbol, now do the following
    - su
    - now you should see a # symbol
    - mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
    - rm /system/bin/su
    * rm /system/bin/busybox
    - mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    - reboot your phone. Toda, no more root
     
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2010
  8. FastKatt

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    Thanks! My Wife's DX is now rooted!

    I had to force stop the terminal window 2x to get the # symbol to show up...

    I've got to goto bed, but I'll start playing with it tomorrow.

    You guys rock!
    Thanks for figuring all this out for us!
     
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    I was still able to do it by using the adb utility from the SDK to connect to the device from my Mac, because adb can run as root. I simply did:

    Code:
    ./adb shell mount
    Then checked for the device that corresponds to the "system" partition. It turns out to be mmcblk0p2 for my device (though your mileage will vary). Then I did:

    Code:
    ./adb mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/mmcblk0p2 /system
    ./adb push su /system/bin/
    ./adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    Then I loaded Superuser.apk onto my SD card and installed it, and rebooted the device. Simple as that! Worked a treat.
     
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    Thanks to the OP for posting the guide and thanks to Ruvu01 for posting the files. It was super easy. Great thread. I finally got around to it and now am rooted!:icon_ banana:
     
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    I am a beginner

    if i can ask, what exactly does rooting do for you and if it voids the warranty, how safe is it and why do it? I am just curious and would like to learn.

    Thanks
     
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    Fancy Bump

    I would like to know too. So bump.

    Sent from my Ally using DroidForums App
     
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    I'm running 2.3.20 and get access denied running rage*.bin

    I had 2.2 and was rooted, updated and lost root
     
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    The update removes root access, you have to re-root.
     
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