FORUMS

[FTF] Sony Xperia Z Lollipop Release

Sony rolled out a Lollipop update for Xperia Z just yesterday. If you still haven’t gotten … more

Original Moto G Receives Lollipop, OTA Captured

The original Moto G was released almost two years ago. Motorola still continues to … more

Device Review: No.1 X1 Rugged Smartphone

We are almost at the end of Q2 for 2015, and we have seen most of the flagship phones for the … more

When a Friend or Family Member Asks for a Phone Recommendation, What Do You Tell Them?

The majority of us here at XDA would consider … more
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread Email Thread

[Q] Rooting without downgrade if you have Jelly Bean

8th February 2013, 09:02 AM |#21  
esok44's Avatar
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 61
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by jabeth407

Hey man, I'm not totally useless. I know the bootloader is unlocked. I did manage to get that far. Give me a break, I'm used to my tandy 1000, cassette tape deck, b&w tv. Nice simple basic languages. Ha, ha, ha.

Starting to mess with Android Phones is really hard, i know

I had to read looooots of tuts and ****, to know a littlebit what is going on inside my phone xD

Well, have you acquired root now, did everything work out fine?
I hope so

Greetz and have a nice day, Esok
 
 
18th February 2013, 11:15 AM |#22  
Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by esok44

Starting to mess with Android Phones is really hard, i know

I had to read looooots of tuts and ****, to know a littlebit what is going on inside my phone xD

Well, have you acquired root now, did everything work out fine?
I hope so

Greetz and have a nice day, Esok

Yes, i did after a dozen or so attempts in a row using both matt's tool (drjbliss's process) and root android's process. Alternating the running of the batches until it took.

I can get back up to the last ICS build though. I believe I need to remove the safestrap utility in order to upgrade. I've uninstalled it but it is embedded in the system rom.

Any ideas?
JABę
19th February 2013, 12:36 AM |#23  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 59
 
More
We need a sticky thread, with someone willing to maintain it as development progresses, that explains the differences between various questions as they apply to the XT925 and the XT926. Its really annoying to continually run into misinformation, or posts like "I did it a bunch of times on my XT926, hit thanks if this was helpful" when the op is about the XT925.

I would do it but I'm new to Motorola and haven't used many of the tools. My previous phone experience with rooting has been either flashing a modified kernel from the running phone and reboot, adb sideload supersu.zip, install supersu.zip from stock recovery, etc. I never had to mess with fastboot and CWM was just a matter of rooting and installing it or installing a kernel that supported it as a replacement for stock recovery, and even loading it from the sdcard when needed from the stock recovery on a temporary basis.

In any case, it would be nice to have a thread to link to every time someone fails to read XT925 or XT926, or simply is unaware of the differences with what tools are available for them.

Ideally, there would be different sub-forums for the two different models given their own unique limitations at the current time.

Perhaps if a moderator agreed to sticky such a thread, then someone would volunteer to write it and maintain it?



To repeat, for the original poster, what others have said, Matts utility is exclusive to the XT926. The international version, the XT925, is clearly stated as not just unsupported, but specifically "will not work" on the XT925 at the time of this post. The only indication of development for the 925, by that developer, on the tool is that he doesn't consider the XT925 a "real Droid". There isn't anything definitive about it ever working for the 925 by the author, though his allusion doesn't mean he won't get bored and give it a go, or that someone else won't look at the work and figure it out.
Last edited by PantsDownJedi; 19th February 2013 at 12:46 AM.
20th February 2013, 06:14 PM |#24  
Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Re: [Q] Rooting without downgrade if you have Jelly Bean
I agree, the misinformation with smart phones in general is amazing. I haven't gotten any of my questions answered so its hard to find the truth.

I'm picking my way thru the operating system. I've got the developer kit, I'll start answering those questions.
21st February 2013, 04:19 AM |#25  
GoClifGo05's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Maryland
Thanks Meter: 367
 
More
Re: [Q] Rooting without downgrade if you have Jelly Bean
I understand it can be confusing but the problem is there are three different versions of the XT926. The consumer HD, Maxx HD and the developer HD... the reason you are seeing "this will work on the XT926 also" is because it will on the xt926 developer edition....

The XT925 + XT926 developer edition can be rooted directly on JB through TWRP or CWM.

Its not misinformation its just 4 different phones (XT925 and the 3 XT926's) all share one area as you said.... you just have to read carefully and ask if anything is unclear.

Sent from my DROID RAZR HD using Xparent Cyan Tapatalk 2
Last edited by GoClifGo05; 21st February 2013 at 04:32 AM.
22nd February 2013, 02:56 PM |#26  
Member
Thanks Meter: 2
 
More
Re: [Q] Rooting without downgrade if you have Jelly Bean
Oh, that clears up a few things. I'll flash the recovery soon then. I had a helluva time getting root. That's before i learned the OS differences. I would like to see the exact process taken by this phone that allowed root. I past posted about it, using matt's tool. Amazing results! Happy days now, i do want to complete your process for custom recovery & install some better ROMs.

Simplicem Veritas, JABę
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Tags
jelly bean, root
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes