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Quick rooting question

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Rick-s, Feb 14, 2010.

  1. Rick-s
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    I went thru the sticky "All in 1: Manual update and Root the Droid" and when I got to the point of listing
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    ls -l *su
    (you should see the following)
    -rwsr-sr-x root root 76200 2008-08-01 05:00 osu
    -rwsr-sr-x root root 76200 2009-05-30 11:28 su
    (now continue typing these following lines to finish)
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    My result was like the above except my permissions were
    -rwsr-xr-x for osu and -rwsr-sr-x for su.

    Did something go wrong or is this normal?? Everything else seems to be correct. Another thing I noticed was that instructions at some places say to enter this line:

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    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

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    as
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

    which is correct and could that be the cause of my problem??

    I really wish I were more familiar with linux, then I possibly wouldn't be asking these questions.

    BTW, I installed the terminal program referenced in the instructions and if I type su at the prompt, I get "su: access granted, courtesy of www.magicandroidapps.com" I also have a new Superuser Permissions icon in my menu (though it doesn't seem to do anything). Does this mean I am now successfully rooted??

    TIA for any help and info,

    Rick
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    Yes sir....you are rooted successfully it seems.....the ninja app icon is supposed to do anything...

    And the mtdblock3 you mentioned is not correct, that was a misunderstanding in the beginning of the Droid that mounts for it was 3 and 5.....but that is incorrect they found out later, it is actually 4 and 6
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    Now you're doing it right. lol
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    Does it hurt anything that I used 3 instead of 4? And why do you think my permissions differ?
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    yes you are rooted. and welcome to the forums. :welcome:
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    Thanks for the welcome and VERY QUICK responses. :) I guess I will be off to figure out what I want to do next!! Are there and caveats I need to watch out for??
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    Haha!! Didn't even notice that........thanx nerdbox
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    <3 damn you character limit! lol