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[Q] Updated Root Method? Help appreciated!

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10th July 2014, 08:50 PM   |  #1  
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I just received a "new" Photon Q thanks to a warranty swap from Motorola. When I got my 1st Photon Q last year, I used this thread to root the thing...

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1856480

That thread is ancient, though, and some of the links don't work.

I've been searching and searching... and I'm stuck. This is my 2nd day of searching, so I'm resorting to a new thread.

The phone is unlocked thanks to Motorola's unlocking tool.

I finally found & downloaded the 6.0.1.3 recovery from here:

http://clockworkmod.com/rommanager

Following the directions that are pretty uniform across the 'net, I keep getting errors. Is this file/image no longer good? Is there another way to gain root access? I'm not particularly interested in installing ROMs (not opposed to it, it's just not my main goal at this point.) I just want Root access so I can do a few minor tweaks.

Thanks to anyone who can help... this wasn't nearly this difficult the last time I did it!
10th July 2014, 09:04 PM   |  #2  
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Try TWRP, it auto-root's the device after flashing recovery.

Use this version until the official is updated.
10th July 2014, 09:10 PM   |  #3  
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Originally Posted by arrrghhh

Try TWRP, it auto-root's the device after flashing recovery.

Use this version until the official is updated.

Thanks for the fast reply!

So, I just download that & use it as the recovery image, right? As in, I use that instead of the 6.0.1.3 file from CWM that isn't working...

Sorry... not necessarily a noob, but it's been a long time since I've fooled with any of this.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by roopull

Thanks for the fast reply!

So, I just download that & use it as the recovery image, right? As in, I use that instead of the 6.0.1.3 file from CWM that isn't working...

Sorry... not necessarily a noob, but it's been a long time since I've fooled with any of this.

No worries. TWRP has directions on how to flash on their page.

http://teamw.in/project/twrp2/137

I just use the fastboot method myself. Just use that "test" image I linked earlier - or if you want official, use 2.6.3.1. I'm working to get the official updated, but it's been difficult coordinating with the TWRP team... especially since the device is now in so much limbo. I can tell you the test image works great, I'm still using it.
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10th July 2014, 09:51 PM   |  #5  
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Originally Posted by arrrghhh

No worries. TWRP has directions on how to flash on their page.

http://teamw.in/project/twrp2/137

I just use the fastboot method myself. Just use that "test" image I linked earlier - or if you want official, use 2.6.3.1. I'm working to get the official updated, but it's been difficult coordinating with the TWRP team... especially since the device is now in so much limbo. I can tell you the test image works great, I'm still using it.


Just sent you a tiny thank you via PayPal... I'm rooted. Let the tinkering begin. Ha!
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