problems installing busybox

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So I'm currently trying to install busybox so I can use Metamorph and install themes. I am using rootyourdroid guide ( Install Busybox | Root Your Droid )and am at the very beginning where I use the command prompt to start entering the information. When I enter adb everything comes up fine so I know it's working, but when I enter "adb push busybox /data/local/busybox" it says "error: device not found". Can anyone help please? Thanks!
 

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Do you have adb correctly setup?

I made a script that will install it for you, but the script runs from /data/local and must be pushed there.
 

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Alright.

Unzip this, and put BOTH files on the root of your sdcard.

Unmount your sdcard, then go to your command prompt.

Type this as you see it.

Code:
adb shell
su
dd if=/sdcard/busy.sh of=/data/local/busy.sh
cd /data/local
./busy.sh
 

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Or you can install droid root helper from the market and it will do it for you.. You just have to click mount and install busy box.
 
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Alright.

Unzip this, and put BOTH files on the root of your sdcard.

Unmount your sdcard, then go to your command prompt.

Type this as you see it.

Code:
adb shell
su
dd if=/sdcard/busy.sh of=/data/local/busy.sh
cd /data/local
./busy.sh
I typed adb shell in command prompt on my computer and pressed enter and it said it isn't recognized.
 
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Or you can install droid root helper from the market and it will do it for you.. You just have to click mount and install busy box.
Cannot find "droid root helper" in the market
 

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Then you don't have it setup. Try it using the terminal emulator from the market.

Code:
su
dd if=/sdcard/busy.sh of=/data/local/busy.sh
cd /data/local
./busy.sh
 
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Then you don't have it setup. Try it using the terminal emulator from the market.

Code:
su
dd if=/sdcard/busy.sh of=/data/local/busy.sh
cd /data/local
./busy.sh
got it! thanks man
 
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When I try this I get "Cannot open for write: Too many symbolic links encountered unable to chmod /system/bin/busybox: too many symbolic links encountered busybox: symbolic link loop **System mounted as read-only**

Any ideas? The droidroot app's won't seem to do it either, and I'm not fluent with ADB.
 

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When I try this I get "Cannot open for write: Too many symbolic links encountered unable to chmod /system/bin/busybox: too many symbolic links encountered busybox: symbolic link loop **System mounted as read-only**

Any ideas? The droidroot app's won't seem to do it either, and I'm not fluent with ADB.

mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

mount -o remount,ro -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system


first one makes the system partition ReadWritable (rw) and the second turns it back to ReadOnly (ro)
 

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My script does both. Not sure why the poster is having an issue.
 
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