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New Root Method for Most Android phones

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16th June 2014, 04:46 PM   |  #1  
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I've just read about this method by Geohot
http://towelroot.com/

The kernal exploit will allow root for almost all android phones. This includes Moto G, Nexus 5, and Samsung S5.
16th June 2014, 05:10 PM   |  #2  
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Originally Posted by basestamp

I've just read about this method by Geohot
http://towelroot.com/

The kernal exploit will allow root for almost all android phones. This includes Moto G, Nexus 5, and Samsung S5.

I think you missed the part that it doesn't work with Moto X/Ultra/Maxx due to Moto's /system write-protection. In it's current state it doesn't help.
16th June 2014, 09:16 PM   |  #3  
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Yep, I couldn't get it to work on an unrooted Droid Mini. It just sits there at the screen that says you'll have root in 15-seconds, but it didn't reboot even after half an hour.

I even tried it on a rooted Droid Mini and it did the same thing. Reason for trying on a rooted phone, is on a few other Moto devices like my RAZR M, it opened up a long-ago closed vulnerability where bootloader could be unlocked with Motopocalypse. Too bad it didn't work. I don't really want to drop $45 for a BL unlock which likely wouldn't work on my phone anyway since it was manufactured 9/2013.
16th June 2014, 09:26 PM   |  #4  
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It didn't reboot on my maxx either I just rebooted manually then opened SuperSU and installed binaries and it rooted. I can't speak to write protection since I'm unlocked. But it will definitely root the phone.

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16th June 2014, 09:58 PM   |  #5  
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I tried that, but SuperSU said, "There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem." Rootchecker also said, "This device does not have proper root access."

Just to make sure, I just tried it again and got the same thing. Not sure what I did wrong. Are you on 19.5.3 or 19.6.3? I tried it on the latter.
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17th June 2014, 01:43 PM   |  #7  
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Originally Posted by GnatGoSplat

I tried that, but SuperSU said, "There is no SU binary installed, and SuperSU cannot install it. This is a problem." Rootchecker also said, "This device does not have proper root access."

Just to make sure, I just tried it again and got the same thing. Not sure what I did wrong. Are you on 19.5.3 or 19.6.3? I tried it on the latter.

He has an unlocked bootloader, meaning /system write-protect is off as well.

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