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17th June 2014, 05:50 AM   |  #1  
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I successfully rooted my shield without unlocking bootloader using towelroot. When you install the apk and run it it says it will reboot in 15 seconds, but it will take a little longer than that for some reason so just let it sit for a while. After it reboot I had the SuperSU from chainfire's website downloaded. Use root explorer to open the zip. Go to common folder and install the apk. Worked for me.towelroot.com. http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip.

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17th June 2014, 06:04 AM   |  #2  
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cool, I hope it just does not break future updates of the shield ...
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17th June 2014, 06:24 AM   |  #3  
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cool, I hope it just does not break future updates of the shield ...

Me too. But it is very easy to unroot through the SuperSU app. I would just make sure you undo anything you change system wise before unrooting like uninstalling busybox.

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18th June 2014, 07:07 PM   |  #4  
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I successfully rooted my shield without unlocking bootloader using towelroot. When you install the apk and run it it says it will reboot in 15 seconds, but it will take a little longer than that for some reason so just let it sit for a while. After it reboot I had the SuperSU from chainfire's website downloaded. Use root explorer to open the zip. Go to common folder and install the apk. Worked for me.towelroot.com. http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip.

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Are you on the 77 update? Kitkat.
18th June 2014, 08:25 PM   |  #5  
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Thanks, do you know if this works on any other devices, i know that you root your N3 using the method, i want to use it on my moto G, running kk, i will try it, thanks again
19th June 2014, 03:56 AM   |  #6  
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Thanks, do you know if this works on any other devices, i know that you root your N3 using the method, i want to use it on my moto G, running kk, i will try it, thanks again

I believe Geohot said it should work on any phone with a kernel date before June 3. Shouldn't hurt to give it a try. It will either root or it won't. I think the Motorola community has been able to unlock some bootloaders after using this root method. Check the forums for you particular device.

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Are you on the 77 update? Kitkat.

Yes.

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Holy ****! Geohot made this?

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20th June 2014, 10:36 PM   |  #9  
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I successfully rooted my shield without unlocking bootloader using towelroot. When you install the apk and run it it says it will reboot in 15 seconds, but it will take a little longer than that for some reason so just let it sit for a while. After it reboot I had the SuperSU from chainfire's website downloaded. Use root explorer to open the zip. Go to common folder and install the apk. Worked for me.towelroot.com. http://download.chainfire.eu/447/Sup...SU-v1.99r4.zip.

this worked for my shield using latest update with a locked bootloader. brilliant! saved me alot of time!
21st June 2014, 04:45 PM   |  #10  
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strange, the app seems to hang ... is it normal ?

Does not seem to work for me, when I click on "Make it ra1n", the app seems to hang and the texte beneath the "make it ra1n" is still "click the button to root no more reboot required" ... and that's all ...

UP : I use towelroot v2, did you use v1 ?
UP2: I tried v1 without success , it's written reboot in 15 seconds but i's been 6 minutes right now ... how long did you wait before it reboots ?
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