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[ROOT] Photon Torpedo, dockless root access

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By edgan, Member on 13th August 2011, 08:48 AM
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Here is the method I discovered for root access that doesn't require a dock.

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Old thread, if you have problems with this

Use your favorite method to get photon-torpedo.tar into /data/tmp
Install Superuser from the Market
Install Android Terminal Emulator from the Market
Run Android Terminal Emulator
Run cd /data/tmp
Run /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar
Run /data/tmp/
Run /data/tmp/

Photon Torpedo

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13th August 2011, 08:53 AM |#2  
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Now everyone can get in on this action. Works well on my Photon.
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13th August 2011, 08:56 AM |#3  
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13th August 2011, 08:57 AM |#4  
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Hey, you finally published it! Glad I was able to help out with testing.
13th August 2011, 08:58 AM |#5  
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Yay! Thank you

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13th August 2011, 09:01 AM |#6  
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congrats! Too bad i rooted mine at the local sprint store already with their dock. Im impatient.
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13th August 2011, 09:02 AM |#7  
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Hell yes this plus the willingness of help by the people in this forum I'm one happy phone owner

Sent from my PHOTON blaster!
13th August 2011, 09:03 AM |#8  
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something tells me this is going to be a very very big weekend for the photon...
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13th August 2011, 09:07 AM |#9  
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not working what im getting
$ ./
ERROR: object '' cannot be loaded as audit interface: unde
fined symbol: la_version; ignored.

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.

Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
13th August 2011, 09:15 AM |#10  
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I hate to be that guy but I wont get anywhere without asking questions...

which data folder do I put the zip in? the emulator says it can't run
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