After gaining S-off on a fully stock device using Firewater + temproot, what is the easiest method for permanent rooting?
Since due to S-off full access is granted to all partitions, is it possible to install the su binary and superuser / superSu apk to the /system partition without flashing a custom recovery? For example by using "adb push" or a root file manager?
Where can I get a su binary? Should I extract it from superSu / superuser recovery ZIP package?
Could anyone walk me through the steps?
You are right, that makes sense.
But then how is this possible (if it is at all)? -> http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2339056
(Pls check out the 2nd post from member "Indirect".)
AFAIK the One has the exact same kind of /system write protection as the 901s. Doesn't it?
If you don't mind trying it, I'd be interested in the results.
As far as @Indirect's post goes, that should be risk-free – either it does work, or it doesn't do anything. I don't see how it could harm your phone. Worst case, you end up with a /system/xbin/su binary that doesn't work due to wrong privileges (or owner information), in which case you should be able to just remove it and start over.
One more question:
If I understand correctly, Firewater (when used together with the temproot) will also unlock your bootloader. Do you think the apps in /data/preloadwill be deleted in this case too? (I.e. does it do a factory wipe like the unlock process via HTCDev?)
If so, how do I restore the apps? Do I simply copy the APK's back to /data/preload with a root file manager, and that's it?
IIRC Helium backup is not really perfect for the purpose, because it is unable to restore those apps to /data/preload, and puts them to the standard app path. Is this what you remember, too?
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