Trying to root old droid 3 - not working

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    Just tried the link for the hell of it and it works for me, so its pasted correct.
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    OK all...just used the rsdlite method to flash back to stock 5.7.906. Also just rooted using motofail. Both seemed to work and now I'm off to try safestrap. I absolutely LOVE doing this risk free since it's a throw away device. I really appreciate it! Memorial day will be spent understanding safestrap and flashing roms.
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    THX! Doing it now!

    I installed safestrap but when I reboot it takes me to a different screen. Was I supposed to install clockwork mod prior to this step? If so, I'll go back and do it I just wasn't sure.
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    you will need to manually install the .apk
    Move apk to sd card, navigate to file with phone’s file manager app, tap on it, select install,
    you may have to change system settings to allow unknown sources
    Menu > Settings > Applications > Unknown sources
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    I did that...so I got that working. But then I followed the directions in the video and when the phone rebooted it took me right to safestrap recovery (a screen with 8 boxes on it) but in one of the videos it took the person to CWM. I just went into the safestrap recovery and created a backup...I'll keep playing with it. Thx for checking back!!
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    safestrap 3 changed to touch screen with muli slots, you may have watched an 2.0 video
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    Got it...that makes sense. I just created a rom partition and wiped everything. Now all I need is a good rom to load. I was going to try maverick but like many of the files/roms out here, the links no longer work. AMAZING that after a year so much is gone :(

    Any ideas on a couple good rom files and file locations? I'm up for anything. Like I said, risk free playing!
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    I run Steel Droid: 5.6 - Ice Cream Sandwich
    works well for me, but camera can be a little glitchy

    gingerbread roms
    Steel Droid: 5.0 Gingerbread - 1-11-2013

    Minimoto v1.7 XT862/XT860- Less is more.
    XT861 5.8.25 Stock ROM. Android 2.3.6 - UPDATED 1/23


    ICS
    cm9

    Jellybean (no camera)
    [KEXEC] JB ROMS For Droid 3
    [JB] [4.2.2] Avatar ROM for Motorola Droid 3 (solana) - Updated [May 18,2013]
    Goo.im Downloads - Browsing solana
    with aosp/aokp/cm make sure you flash correct GAAPS...

    edit;
    several roms here Droid 3 Android Development

    XT860-MavROM-4.5.zip it's not the XT862 build prop version but should run fine on wifi only
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/d11dihrqfbzhcsv/XT860-MavROM-4.5.zip
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    Yeah I really wanted Steel Droid but the links aren't working...like I said,they're defunct :(
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    SO weird! It doesn't work in mozilla but it does in IE. I wonder if that's been my missing file issue all along. Hmmm....and firefox is typically much better!

    That being said, IE gets me at least to the page but then the download button still downloads nothing. I"ll keep lookig but thx!
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    try chrome, or see if there is an update for firefox.
    also could be a cookies issue, try clearing them
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    Thanks! I'll try some things. The most important thing is that I was able to get safestrap installed, create a rom partition and flash a rom. Unreal how easy the app is. Great job on that to whomever developed it!!!The most worrysome part was doing a factory reset on the phone. Before I started anything, I wanted to do that. But when I did, it took me to the "activate your phone" screen and there was no way to bypass it. So I had to reactivate it with Verizon and then reactivate by S4 in order to deactivate the droid. Kind of funny and I was worried I wouldn't be able to do it. Might be a nice stand-along for things like universal remote, etc. You know...just leave it in the family room for use from time to time...
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    OF COURSE! There's always a way eh? That's why I'll NEVER go the apple route lol!
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    also works on many other android devices
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    After fighting all of the One Click Stuff....This one worked for me on the first shot! Thanks so much for taking the time to post a solution!

    Jonas1:hail:
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