Trying to root old droid 3 - not working

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  1. themib

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    your virus protection can remove files before you extract, you may need to turn it off before redownloading.
     
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    Going to try again tonight because I definitely didn't have motofail come through as a separate file even though I saw it in winzip. When I tried to extract it out of winzip as an individual file (after I ran the full extract) it just extracted a folder. I may hit one of you guys up via PM to see if you can email me the files but I'll try to do this on my own first. Again, as always, thanks for the continued help!
     
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    Believe it or not, I think it worked. I think it may have been the anti-virus software all along causing issues. THANKS TO ALL!

    My next step is going to be installing safestrap which I have never done. I originally installed bootstrap on the one phone. Can I still install safestrap or is there a process I need to follow to remove bootstrap? THANKS!!!
     
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    how did you lose root?
     
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    He didn't lose it. Didn't have it.

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    but he asked if he needed to remove bootstrap, before installing safestrap
     
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    Different phone. His old D3 had bootstrap installed, never made the jump to safestrap.
     
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    if bootstrap was never installed, then there is nothing to remove.
     
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    If you have cwr you need to undo the bootstrap with the app then install safe strap app and follow a similar process to install twrp recovery so you can have the multi ROM boots up to 5 with stock, but there's not much dev anymore on d3. But if you have put anything on this phone yet then just install the safe strap app.
     
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    Actually I did have one of the two phones rooted. Cannot determine how it was lost.So of course once I got root, knowing the phone was not a phone any-longer but a stand alone device (no VZ service any more) I started going nuts in Titanium backup deleting apps. Little risk because I'm not worried even if I trash the phone but I did make what seems to be a dumb mistake.I deleted something related to the Phone thinking "hey, no phone number any more so who cares". Now when I boot up I get an error message saying "The application com.motorola.hiddenmenu (process com.android.phone) has stopped unexpectedly. Please try again. I think I deleted this com.android.phone app or whatever it is. Whoops. Hope it doesn't screw me up. I'm hoping once I flash a rom on here it will go away.
     
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