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Manually Root w/ Zerg after 893 OTA

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By Terror_1, Senior Member on 16th December 2011, 09:55 PM
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I claim no credit for this but after the 893 OTA you wont have root and you will have to go this way to get it back.

Original post I robbed this from [HERE]

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You will need adb to do this. You can get the download here depending on your operating system. ADB

Download the follow file: it contains the exploit, su, Superuser

Download exploit -->Exploit.zip

1) Unzip contents of folder to your Desktop

2) open a command terminal and navigate to the folder (cd Desktop/Exploit)

3) type the following commands
---> adb push zerg /data/local
---> adb push su /data/local
---> adb push Superuser.apk /data/local
---> adb shell
---> cd /data/local
---> chmod 777 zerg
---> ./zerg

4) Wait for the root to be gained

5) type the following commands
---> adb shell (only type this if you are no longer in shell@targa)
---> mount -o rw,remount /dev/null /system
---> cat /data/local/su > /system/bin/su
---> cat /data/local/Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
---> chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
---> chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
---> reboot

This is from P3Droid.

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17th December 2011, 12:43 AM |#2  
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Worked like a charm. Thanks!
17th December 2011, 01:01 AM |#3  
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want to do this for my brother, you just connect the phone to the computer with usb debugging mode enabled right?
17th December 2011, 02:40 AM |#4  
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Fyi if you correctly root and forever root prior to the ota you will retain root. The update does not remove root if it was forever rooted.

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18th December 2011, 05:04 AM |#5  
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I used this method on a used Bionic I bought that has 5.7.893. It worked perfectly.
20th December 2011, 05:54 AM |#6  
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Why do you guys make it so difficult? All you need to do is use R3L3AS3DRoot to restore, root, and forever root your Bionic. And, POW! You will have a rooted Bionic once again, without D/L unnecessary software and typing commands. Props to DHacker.
20th December 2011, 12:41 PM |#7  
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Originally Posted by charlie310

Why do you guys make it so difficult? All you need to do is use R3L3AS3DRoot to restore, root, and forever root your Bionic. And, POW! You will have a rooted Bionic once again, without D/L unnecessary software and typing commands. Props to DHacker.

Because R3L3AS3DRoot restores a 886 system and not an 893 system, which is the reason you would "D/L unnecessary software."

So, sure you'll be rooted with an 886 system which isn't current.
20th December 2011, 01:42 PM |#8  
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you forgot last step....then update and youll still have forever root
20th December 2011, 05:17 PM |#9  
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I restored and forever rooted my bionic, then did OTA, and still have root. I was on rooted stock previously, but restored because I wasn't able to get or pull the OTA update due to "error try again later".

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20th December 2011, 07:09 PM |#10  
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Because R3L3AS3DRoot restores a 886 system and not an 893 system, which is the reason you would "D/L unnecessary software."

So, sure you'll be rooted with an 886 system which isn't current.

Let's think about this logically:

D/L and unzip R3L3AS3DRoot and use 3 clicks to restore/forever root your phone, then D/L the update using a 3 clicks.

Or, D/L and install ADB, D/L and install Java SE, and D/L & unzip the Exploit Zip and type in 15 command lines to root your phone.

It's pretty obvious what is considered easier and requires less unnecessary software.

BTW, if you are flashing a ROM, then option 1 is always the best way to go since you don't have to D/L the OTA update since most ROMs have the update built in (and you already have the updated radio).
21st December 2011, 01:13 AM |#11  
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getting replacement bionic for radio issues tomorrow hopefully. will i have to use this most likely or will it unrootable? any info would be great thanks!

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