One Click Root Methods Not Working

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Global Development' started by schwoates, Mar 15, 2012.

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    Right! And, for the matter, with an SBF file, which we don't have either....
     
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    I thank you all for your responses and I have decided to hold off on this because I don't want to brick my phone. I knew to not flash to an older version so I didn't even try to mess with that. I did try to manually gain root access by using the adb shell method and by moving appropriate files with nautilus in linux. This however, was also not successful. Please let me know of any news on the ability to gain root access with 629.
     
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    So I wanted to start this back up and see if anybody has figured anything out as I would really like to root my phone.

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    So, to be clear (gimme a break, it was my birthday yesterday, so yes, ** I was born yesterday **), does this method address R2D2 users on Android 2.3.4, System 4.5.622.A957.Verizon.en.US, who would like to root? (Hint: like me?)

    I hesitate to do anything SBF-wise since others have noted a new problem can occur when attempting to roll back to earlier ROMs, especially after the 2.3.4/4.5.622 OTA successfully installed over my stock SBF-flashed 2.3.3 device and has been overall working much more smoothly than VZW's prior stock software ever did (stock and rooted alike, was much more buggy before this).

    No urgent, desperate desire to root my R2D2 immediately, just waiting til somebody more skilled in the kitchen says it's ready. I miss my Titanium Backup Root & AdAway apps more than anything else root-wise, and of course I'd like to rename the bootanimation script's "Spunky Attitude OGG" ringtone so it can't fire at startup (the original reason I rooted this device shortly after purchase).

    Rather not sweat through another unbricking session like I encountered when preparing to SBF & take on the 4.5.622 OTA, if it can be rooted "painlessly" ... So any R2D2 owners braver than I, please? (Steps back)

    Garbled Subspace Transmission from R2D2

    [EDIT]: *derp!* Sorry, Silver6054, just found your recommendation here (post #11): http://www.droidforums.net/forum/showthread.php?t=203326 re SBF issues etc...

    I'll keep hunting and remain calm, patiently awaiting good news. :)K
     
    #19 MrCatPC, Apr 24, 2012
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    The link posted is specific to the D2G on 4.5.629, and won't work on the Droid 2 R2D2. However, the general method probably will, but that needs the repacked SBF files for that particular model.
     
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    And WOW, thanks for the super fast response! I hadn't completely finished eating my foot. :)K

    * You rock my socks! *

    Thanks again, Silver6054

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    Thank you so much for posting this here. This seems to be working for people so I guess it answers my question, but, I would really like to find a way that I don't have to worry about SBF'ing to an older version as I have never done anything with that and don't really want to risk messing anything up. Is there any way to do this without flashing to an older version or could you provide a step-by-step way to do everything (again as I have no experience with SBF)? Thank you for your response and your help.
     
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    how to SBF
    SBF - The DROID Wiki

    edit: there is no other way to root with .629, it's fairly safe just follow instructions
    download rootkeeper before you start
     
    #23 themib, Apr 29, 2012
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    Yes, I was going to recommend that (except for the bit where it says there are two SBF files available and lists three!). You should probably use the latest version of RSDLite you can find, which is 5.6 or greater now I think).

    Follow the instructions in the Wiki, particularly making sure you have enough battery and have current Moto drivers. After you flash the first SBF (the 4.5.608 one) your phone will be "bricked", stuck at the bootloader screen with an MEM_MAP error message. That is fine. Once you flash the second one, that problem will go away.
    As listed in the rootzwiki thread, you may find that once the phone is up following the second SBF, Wifi won't work. That's OK as well. After installing rootkeeper, applying a root exploit, and backing up root with rootkeeper, apply the .629 update, Wifi will then work. If the phone radios don't work, a factory reset will fix that.

    It's not complex, but if you are unsure, don't do it! You don't really want to have root without a method to get back if something goes wrong.
     
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