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Root troubles after OTA update

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 4' started by Sohcahtoa, Mar 31, 2013.

  1. Sohcahtoa
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    I'll start by saying that I DID use Voodoo OTA RootKeeper, and my phone is 100% stock except for the fact that I rooted it with the exploit published a couple days after the Droid 4 was released.

    After installing the OTA update to JB, my root seems to have broken. Even after using Voodoo to restore root, it doesn't appear to act rooted. Voodoo SAYS my device is rooted and that it had been granted root permissions, but any new app that tries to get root was denied, without me ever being prompted. The SuperUser app was still installed, and I could see a list of apps that I'd been granted/denied root access to, but a new app wouldn't be listed anywhere. I figured maybe my SuperUser app got messed, so I uninstalled and reinstalled it, which was probably a bad idea. Now, NO app can request root, despite the fact that I still have the "su" binary.

    I tried running the Droid Razr Blade Utility in the Complete Jelly Bean thread, but here's the output:

    Code:
    [*]
    
    [*] Razr Blade: Motorola Droid Razr 4.1 Root Exploit (Windows version)
    
    [*] by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
    
    [*]
    
    [*] Thanks to p3droid for assistance in testing.
    
    [*]
    
    [*] Note: this will not work on Razr HD, Razr M, etc.
    
    [*]
    
    [*] Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that you
    
    [*] have the latest Motorola drivers installed, and that your phone
    
    [*] is connected via USB.
    
    [*]
    
    [*] Please carefully follow any instructions provided in the exploit.
    
    [*]
    
    [*] Press enter to root your phone...
    
    [*]
    
    [*] Waiting for device...
    
    [*] Device found.
    
    [*] Phase one...
    
    [*] Rebooting device...
    
    [*] Waiting for phone to reboot.
    
    [*] Phase two...
    
    [*] Complete the following steps on your device:
    
    [*] 1. Open the Smart Actions application.
    
    [*] 2. Select "Get Started".
    
    [*] 3. Select "Battery Saver".
    
    [*] 4. Select "Save".
    
    [*] 5. Press the Home button.
    
    [*]
    
    [*] Press enter here once you have completed the above steps.
    Press any key to continue . . .
    43 KB/s (3477 bytes in 0.078s)
    
    [*] Rebooting device...
    
    [*] Waiting for phone to reboot.
    
    [*] Phase three (this will take a minute)...
    failed on '/data/logger' - Permission denied
    mkdir failed for /data/logger, File exists
    Unable to chmod /data/logger: Operation not permitted
    link failed File exists
    
    [*] Rebooting device...
    
    [*] Waiting for phone to reboot.
    
    [*] Phase four...
    39 KB/s (543080 bytes in 13.474s)
    52 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 34.590s)
    68 KB/s (476557 bytes in 6.774s)
    109 KB/s (63838 bytes in 0.571s)
    
    [*] Cleaning up...
    failed on '/data/logger.bak' - No such file or directory
    
    [*] Rebooting...
    
    [*] Exploit complete!
    * server not running *
    Hit ENTER to return.
    After its done, apps are still unable to request root permissions.

    Any help? Am I going to have to wipe my phone and start from scratch?
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    That's what I ended up doing...
    I went through the same process, ended up with a broken root. TB and Voodoo saw root, but nothing else. I read a thread somewhere that you now need the superuser binary, not the superSU (or was it the other way around???) and the existence of the old one messes it up for the new one - or something to that effect.
    Sorry, can't really remember, and didn't look further into it since the fastboot files for JB are out - you find them here: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-4-general-discussion/239333-complete-jellybean-thread.html - and I decided to just flash a clean version of JB instead of messing with the system I had.
    I then re-rooted with Razor blade and it did work for me on the second try.

    I now have a squeaky clean JB rom on the unsafe side and happily running Avatar ROM (based on CM 10.1) on the safe side :victory:
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    I got it working! I had to set the USB storage method to Media Device (MTP), delete ALL my presets in Smart Actions, then reboot, then run the script to give root.
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    I tried the same, but it didn't work for me. I still get the exact same message that was posted in the OP.
    Has anyone else been successful with this method?

    BTW, the problem may only exist for Verizon users.
    http://androidforums.com/droid-4-al...del-droid-4-otb-running-4-1-2-jb-no-root.html
    Last edited: Apr 6, 2013
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