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24th June 2011, 01:59 AM |#3  
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Hi guys.. here is a useful little /preinstall for you (attached)

Put phone in fastboot mode, then:
fastboot flash preinstall preinstall.img
fastboot reboot
(older versions maybe need "fastboot -i 0x22b8")

after fastboot & reboot, type in adb ("adb shell") or terminal emulator, exactly:
/bin/mount -o remount,rw /system
cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/
chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
PATH=/system/bin:$PATH pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
The last step is optional (and next-to-last *should* be unnecessary), as you can install Superuser however you like. In fact, if you've installed it, simply typing "/preinstall/su" is another way to root, and you could then mount /system read-write and copy it into /system/bin.

Many thanks to Brandon & The2d for brainstorming this out in a crazy "there's no way it could be possible" rooting session. There were a lot of harder ways... who knew we'd be so lucky! And thanks to Edgan for the great "dosu" =)

You can find fastboot here:
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Last edited by eval-; 18th July 2011 at 01:41 PM.
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