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Can this Root Droid 3?

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By Deodexed, Senior Member on 30th July 2011, 11:35 PM
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I do not have a Droid 3 yet, But I am considering it. What came to mind was the fact that root is not established yet, as far as I know. This makes me want to take a run at it, they were the best days when I use to work on the hack for Droid X.

But before I start playing around with a new device, I was wondering if anyone has tried this? And also I am wondering what other apps and methods have been attempted?

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30th July 2011, 11:53 PM |#2  
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Gingerbreak tried and failed
Z4Root tried and failed
Superoneclick tried and failed
Doroot tried and failed

that is just what I tried and I am no "pro rooter" like some others.
31st July 2011, 12:26 AM |#3  
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To my knowledge, no 2.3.4 device has been fully rooted yet (for the exception of the nexus).
I could be wrong, though. Completely, totally wrong.
But nothing out there can get us root. That im sure of.



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31st July 2011, 09:25 AM |#4  
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Gingersnap restated my phone. And that am I root app. Says when I select advanced details it says I am root but all the su files say permission denied.

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Gingersnap restated my phone. And that am I root app. Says when I select advanced details it says I am root but all the su files say permission denied.

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So...it kinda worked? Maybe that is something to work off of. Sounds like you got farther than anyone else. I would start a thread or something titled "Gingersnap reports successful root on Droid 3" so others can see and maybe expand upon it.
31st July 2011, 04:46 PM |#6  
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So...it kinda worked? Maybe that is something to work off of. Sounds like you got farther than anyone else. I would start a thread or something titled "Gingersnap reports successful root on Droid 3" so others can see and maybe expand upon it.

....Yeah, no. If it "kinda worked", he would have temproot.


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31st July 2011, 06:44 PM |#7  
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Well right now we dont have a sbf but they just released a rooted gb for the droid x2 so shouldnt be long for us
31st July 2011, 10:18 PM |#8  
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Well right now we dont have a sbf but they just released a rooted gb for the droid x2 so shouldnt be long for us

This release has no relationship to the Droid 3 getting root sooner or later unfortunately. This is updating Froyo to Gingerbread (and 2.3.3 at that) and since Froyo was easily rootable, they used a rooted device to pull the update that was OTA and then rooted the update. Rooted devices with custom recoveries (which the froyo based DX2 had) can install unsigned .zip files....so you can install the rooted "update.zip" and have Gingerbread with root.

None of this applies to the Droid 3 because we started at Gingerbread (and 2.3.4 too which is even more difficult to root) and no custom recoveries (because root will have to happen first).
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Sounds like fun and challenging!
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The Atrix has been rooted from an unrooted/locked state on 2.3.4.

http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/index.php/Motorola_Atrix
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The Atrix has been rooted from an unrooted/locked state on 2.3.4.

http://wiki.rootzwiki.com/index.php/Motorola_Atrix

Interesting.. is this fasboot flashing the unlocked bootloader?

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