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Issues With Installing Busybox

15th March 2014, 12:25 AM |#1  
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I've tried using the app from the android store, I even was able to install it through that by mounting /xbin using root explorer and then installing it. The problem with that is when I reboot my phone busybox is no longer installed. So I figure I can install it manually using the adb tools but therein lies the problem. I cannot execute the busybox binary from the data folder. These are my steps to trying:

adb shell
cd /data/local
mkdir busybox
adb push busybox /data/local/busybox
adb shell
cd /data/local
chmod 755 busybox
cd /data/local/busybox
sh: ./busybox: can't execute: Permission denied
And here I am stuck... btw the binary I downloaded was here: busybox dot net/downloads/binaries/latest/ (under 10 posts cant post links for some reason...) And I downloaded the armv71, which I'm assuming is the right architecture for the moto x. Maybe it's wrong but since the moto x uses a custom architecture, I have no idea what binary to use. Anyways any suggestions would be appreciated.
Last edited by kiasta; 15th March 2014 at 12:35 AM.
15th March 2014, 02:17 AM |#2  
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Well, you're trying to cd to the file rather than the directory containing the file. Not sure if that's the issue or not, but it surely isn't helping.
15th March 2014, 03:14 AM |#3  
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You have not turned write protect off. Run motowpnomo

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15th March 2014, 04:51 PM |#4  
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Problem was that I was chmodding the directory instead of the binary also I was missing arguments and the directory of installation. (had to mount system as root as well).

Well I was able to get it to install but the problem is the write protection, when I reboot my phone all the files that were in the /system/xbin directory were gone. Unfortunately that program no longer exists, all links point to a "Page Not Found" page. I would rather not download it from an unofficial source so I'm sol unless I can install it through recovery but I have no idea how to go about doing that and I don't see any instructions.

Thanks for the help guys.
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