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Discussion in 'Droid RAZR M' started by josh1980, Sep 15, 2012.

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    Is the dev edition already rooted as well? I thought it just came with an unlocked bootloader.
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    It comes with an unlockable bootloader. Not even the Nexus ships unlocked. All you have to do for the dev edition is fastboot OEM unlock and good to go. Then put on a custom recovery and flash an su zip. Ta da! Root!

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    Yup :)
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    I really hope there is someone working on this for us poor folk that can't afford the dev phone. :)

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    I was on the phone with Motorola today. I had been requesting a boot loader unlock code and had my device is. Even the unlock tool said my phone was eligible for an unlock. But since I have the xt907 and not the xt907dev model they basically tried selling me a dev edition. So on to trying to bypass or generate a code to get in. Seems like the only way we are gonna get root is to squeeze past the boot loader.. :/
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    This may sound bad, but I'm not too concerned with the bootloader. I'm just hoping root comes to it. Having the D2 and DX, locked bootloader and all, that wasn't a deal killer. Yes it would have been nice to unlock it but I dealt with it. I'm hoping the same can be done here. Even though the only person that did root doesn't do it anymore. Its a great phone even without root. But would be better with it.

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    Majority of the problem with gaining root IS the bootloader. Finding an exploit to push the binary to xbin is far from easy on a locked down device like Moto.

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    That I understand. I just meant I don't really mind if the bootloader can't be unlocked on the regular M.

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    It can. On any. Just good luck cracking the code on it. You just have to get adb set up with the ask tools and boot into fastboot. Then fastboot oem unlock (password). If you can get your total phone id then you can unlock it. For that use the command "fastboot oem get_unlock_data". If it pops up. Good luck generating your unlock code! And more power to ya!
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    There is already a flashable root.zip for the m. Just have to unlock the boot loader for that.
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    Haha. Josh made me spit my drink. I'd like it again if I could.

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    Haha! I was thinking the same thing. I don't know if he understands that people are talking about the NON dev phone being rooted. I know the dev one is already done thanks to P3Droid. But the regular M is not rooted nor being worked on from what I can find. No one wants to do it anymore. I guess root is only for the rich who can buy each $600 phone that comes out now. :frown:
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    I understand the crowd. I have the regular m. Wasn't gonna drop $600 on a dev phone. Ha
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    Well if you unlocked your reg m, please pass the links along so we can do it too. But from what I have found, its not possible.

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    Some potentially encouraging info... this was posted this evening in a thread at XDA asking specifically about rooting the retail M.

    View attachment 57161
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    Well that's hope full. But not the best info for me. I just updated my m to jellybean to see if the leak had any vulnerabilities. And the fastboot sbf process back to ICS is very shady. But well just have to wait and see.
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    I fastbooted back with the fxz that was released over the weekend and it worked fine. Per mattlgroff, had to take the getvar command line out of the xml file, then rsdlite 5.9 ran it perfectly. Just ran it this afternoon.

    Can't guarantee it won't blow your phone up, but it worked for me. ;)
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    Awesome. Thanks. :) jellybean was smoother. But I still want to go back and try at the bootloader again.
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    Good to see Dr. Bliss hasn't quit on motorola just yet. This puts the Razr HD back in the running for my next phone.
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