The Complete Jellybean Thread

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  1. GigaJake

    GigaJake Member

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    Read the OP for information on how to sbf back to stock.


    Edit:
    Clicking restore root on mine doesn't do anything, looks like i lost root...
     
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    SBF file-backup file
    http://sbf.droid-developers.org/cdma_maserati/VRZ_XT894_6.7.2-180_DR4-16_M2-37_1FF.xml.zip
    RSD-flashes file
    http://omniimpact.com/android/roms/myfishbear/tools/RSDLite5.6.rar
    Driver-allows comunication
    http://omniimpact.com/android/roms/myfishbear/tools/MotoHelper_2.1.40_Driver_5.5.0.exe

    directions
    1. boot to stock system
    2. uninstall safestrap recovery and also uninstall the app -Very important if you dont you may brick your phone-
    3. charge phone -Very important if you dont you may brick your phone-
    4. install moto drivers and plug phone into comp
    4a. do a factory reset -optional-
    5. boot phone into fastboot
    6. flash the sbf with rsd
     
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    ota rootkeeper worked on my d4 and my bros razr maxx
     
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    I was sure to back up the root before updating. Even now it says that there is a protected backup and the device supports protected backups. Tapping restore root just doesn't do anything. I guess my only option would be to investigate if the Razr Blade utility would work on the D4, but without fastboot files I'm iffy...
     
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    Try tapping Restore Root and then just setting the phone aside. Mine took about a minute before it seemed to be doing anything.

    After that I checked root and all was good.
     
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    Well the Superuser app is installed on my phone, and it appears to be a system app. I can't uninstall it. I thought maybe if I uninstalled it and tried again... but now I'm really confused... why would it be a system app?
     
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    Superuser is always installed as a /system app so that it can survive Factory Resets. SuperUser.apk is not ROOT, it's just a control app for su (Super User), the real root access.

    OTA Rootkeeper backups up su, not SuperUser.apk, and then restores su so that you have root. You can have root with out the SuperUser.apk but then anything that ever asked for root would have it.... SuperUser.apk lets you allow/deny apps as they try to access SU.
     
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    Oh, I just assumed when you rooted the SuperUser.apk became a system app. I also didn't think it would survive a OTA update because that touches the system.

    Anyways, still no root. Bummer.
     
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    I'm itching to try this now... or maybe wait for official OTA.

    Edit: On the instructions, install the update then do a factory reset, will that keep root still?
     
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    You'll automatically lose root via the OTA whether or not you do a factory reset or not. Be sure to backup root and restore it later.

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Jelly Bean prevents Fox-Fi from working. Any suggestions for a non rooted Phone?
     
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    root it and use wifi tether
     
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    any possible way to root after jelly bean update just curious. I never rooted before but i like my hotspot and foxfi is just not going to do it anymore
     
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    The Razr Blade will root the Razr/Maxx on JB. But I'm not willing to risk anything without sbf files for jellybean

    Sent from my DROID4 using Tapatalk 2
     
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    Thanks myfishbear for getting this out there.

    BTW, I can confirm for the other three people that use WebTop it's still available, working, and unchanged. The System info reads version 3.0.0. I haven't tried to see in depth if the performance has improved or not. So far it seems unchanged which I expected.
     
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