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20th April 2012, 09:31 PM |#41  
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I was new to TB Pro prior to applying this update. I had many apps frozen but did NOT unfreeze them before applying the update. The update went 100% smooth and no issues.

Are we sure that unfreezing is necessary? Maybe only if the update is OTA initialized and not updating manually using recover?

Anyone, feel free to chime in and give your thoughts.
 
 
20th April 2012, 09:33 PM |#42  
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I followed the instructions in the Development Thread by Omniuni and it worked like a charm. I was rooted with Safestrap installed. Backed up Root with Voodoo, unfroze my apps. Installed update from SD and voila. Restored my root with voodoo.
21st April 2012, 04:21 AM |#43  
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Edit. Wrong place.

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21st April 2012, 07:40 PM |#44  
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i still cant get this to work, can u not instal this while safestrap is enabled and a rom loaded? it fails during verification, nothing removed or frozen...
21st April 2012, 08:06 PM |#45  
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i still cant get this to work, can u not instal this while safestrap is enabled and a rom loaded? it fails during verification, nothing removed or frozen...

I don't believe this can be applied to your safe-system. I'm fairly certain it has to be applied to your primary system. I asked earlier if the update could be carried over, my primary is on .219 but my safe-system is on .215 and I don't have a solution.

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23rd April 2012, 05:33 PM |#46  
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Lost root after OTA update
Hey guys,

I downloaded the OTA (yes OTA not manual) update last week for the soak test. I accepted the OTA update while rooted (and I had safestrap).

My problem is that now my device is not rooted (although i still have superuser.apk). Also, mattlgroff's droid 4 utility will not grant me root either even though it says root successful. Here is what the utility displays.

Motorola universal root script
by Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)

Tested on Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid RAZR, and Droid 4

Before continuing, ensure USB debugging is enabled, that your
device is in charge only mode, and your phone is connected via USB.

Press any key to continue . . .
Waiting for device...
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
Device found.
Deploying payload...
2101 KB/s (359392 bytes in 0.166s)
Owning phone...
Waiting for phone to reboot.
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
Root successful! Persisting...
remount succeeded
1242 KB/s (22364 bytes in 0.017s)
link failed File exists
4273 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 0.426s)
4686 KB/s (843503 bytes in 0.175s)
Cleaning up...
Rebooting...
* daemon not running. starting it now *
* daemon started successfully *
Exploit complete!
23rd April 2012, 05:41 PM |#47  
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Wipe data and cache and reroot.

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23rd April 2012, 06:19 PM |#48  
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Safestrap does not work either... so just do a factory reset?

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Wipe data and cache and reroot.

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This did not work. I did a factory reset and re-ran the exploit with no luck. I still have superuser.apk in my system/app folder which is read only with a modified date of 2-10-2012 (when i originally rooted my phone). So, I did a factory reset and still no root? Any other ideas?
23rd April 2012, 07:00 PM |#49  
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Adb push the su binary

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23rd April 2012, 08:35 PM |#50  
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Adb push the su binary

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When I try this:

adb push su /system/bin

I get failed to copy 'su' to '/system/bin/su' : Read-only file system

So, the exploit is not working. So, does this mean Motorola updated something to prevent our root method from working in this latest release, or is this a result of me updating while rooted? I want to say the former, since the exploit is unable to get write access (my superuser.apk modified date is 2-10-2012)
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23rd April 2012, 11:39 PM |#51  
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Adb remount system needs to be put in first before you push

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