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[kill write protection] MotoWpNoMo

1st December 2013, 05:45 PM |#1  
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Introducing MotoWpNoMo. The purpose of this application is to disable the pesky write protection on BL-locked motorola devices. After successfully running this application, you will no longer need to boot recovery or use other methods to temporarily remove write protection. This exploit is permanent in the sense it will survive factory resets, reflashing the device, etc. However, like with any exploit, you should not expect it to survive OTA's or other updates. This application will work with many motorola devices, however I'm only posting it here to keep the files and feedback consolidated (plus, I'm lazy). THIS IS NOT A BOOTLOADER UNLOCK, IT ONLY REMOVES WRITE PROTECTION. Let's get started....

Credits and terms:

beaups and fuses for MotoWpNomo application. jcase for root and gunnyman and brianr134 for testing. MotoWpNomo MAY NOT BE REHOSTED, REPACKAGED, INTEGRATED INTO A ONE-CLICK, BAT, SHELL SCRIPT, OR ANY OTHER APPLICATION. THE ONLY PLACE TO ACQUIRE THIS APPLICATION SHALL BE RIGHT HERE, IN THIS THREAD. THIS IS NOT OPEN SOURCE, DON'T ASK!

Pre-requisites:

1.) Working root (su). Jcase's methods are fully supported here
2.) Working adb and fastboot drivers. Yes, that means WORKING. Don't clutter this thread with driver issues
3.) Linux (32 bit) or windows
4.) Disable all firewalls/internet security/antivirus before running. This is the #1 issue encountered when running the application

Instructions:

Linux (preferred):

1.) download the application: motowpnomo
2.) extract the archive: tar -xf [filename]
3.) run the application: sudo ./wpbegone
4.) follow the on-screen prompts

Windows:

1.) download the application: motowpnomo
2.) extract the archive
3.) run wpbegone.exe as administrator
4.) follow the on-screen prompts


After the application is complete, you can verify with:

adb shell getprop ro.boot.write_protect

If you see "0", that pesky write protection is gone

Donations are appreciated and can be made to (paypal): motowpnomo@gmail.com

support is available in #MotoWpNoMo on the freenode and andirc networks.
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1st December 2013, 05:56 PM |#2  
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Wow... Sounds great.

So... What part of the phone is changed? How do you revert to stock?

Thanks!
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Wow... Sounds great.

So... What part of the phone is changed? How do you revert to stock?

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1.) a magical part
2.) you don't
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1st December 2013, 06:02 PM |#4  
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It works! Thanks Beaups
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Nice. Will try when I get home

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If you are running this on a Mac in a VM, each time the phone reboots and the program is waiting for adb, unplug the phone and plug it back in once the phone is started up again or else the process will fail.
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Sounds great but is there no way to get back to write-protected other then OTA? Will flashing the FXZ restore it?

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would this work on the droid line up?
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would this work on the droid line up?

possibly. try it.
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Sounds great but is there no way to get back to write-protected other then OTA? Will flashing the FXZ restore it?

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in what case would you want write-protection back? also, no, flashing FXZ will not restore it.
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