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hello...help please...
after ''/preinstall/dasu''.....
''bash: groups: command not found
root@localhost:/#''

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That is normal. Just continue to input the rest of the commands. If you are not sure what those commands are I recommend you go here:

http://briefmobile.com/motorola-atrix-4g-root
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A little help please...I get to step 9

type “adb shell” press enter (to restart the shell)

For some reason when I type the command, I receive and error that states: "Device not Found"

Am I supposed to let the phone boot all the way up? Did I skipe a step? The previous 8 steps were smooth and did exactly as it is supposed to. Should I be slecting a certain option for the USB connection?

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Unhappy Rooting Atrix 4.5.141 w/o a PC

Is there a way to do it if you have a Mac (OSX Lion) or just on the phone itself?
 
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A little help please...I get to step 9

type “adb shell” press enter (to restart the shell)

For some reason when I type the command, I receive and error that states: "Device not Found"

Am I supposed to let the phone boot all the way up? Did I skipe a step? The previous 8 steps were smooth and did exactly as it is supposed to. Should I be slecting a certain option for the USB connection?

thank you in advance.
You need to let the phone boot back up before entering adb shell.
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The steps outlined worked for me...

A few things for my Atrix I noted, and I guess I was lucky that my blind faith in this community worked!

Here are the steps I took... hope they help put your mind at ease!
  • Pre-AT&T Update: I had a rooted atrix 4g 4.5.91 using SuperOneClick
  • I accidentally pressed "yes" to AT&T's OTA update w/o realizing I would lose my root.
  • panicked and searched all over the web for a way to root
  • found this thread and followed the advice verbatim (actually followed the original post, and used this post to verify as well as to glean insight from others' experiences)
  • While following the steps verbatim, my phone never reboot itself... so I just pulled the battery
  • after turning on the phone, simulating a "reboot" with the battery pull, I ran the adb scrpts.
  • I also ran into the first "error" and kept going like Dark9781 suggested
  • towards the end, I couldn't install the SU (cp /preinstall/su /system/bin/) because one was already installed (I saw that the OTA update didn't remove the SU App)
  • Checked if my phone was rooted anyways using Titanium Backup
  • the current SU I had reported that it was out of date, but the phone was still rooted
  • yay!
 
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You need to let the phone boot back up before entering adb shell.
That is what I thought. I have tried the steps again and it gives me the same error. Device not found. hmmm.
 
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That is what I thought. I have tried the steps again and it gives me the same error. Device not found. hmmm.
Quite odd. Do you have the Motorola drivers installed? If not you can find them here:

32-Bit http://gititbit.ch/aUSB1
64-Bit http://gititbit.ch/aUSB2
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That is what I thought. I have tried the steps again and it gives me the same error. Device not found. hmmm.
You can also use adb wireless app from the market. Be sure to adb connect to tdevice.
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On Step 13, I am getting error saying
“cp: write error: No space left on device”

Am I doing anything wrong?

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ok, I was able to get the ADB shell going...and was able to root. Unfortunately...2.3.6 locked up hard and didn't let me do anything so I did a factory reset on the Atrix and now I get to the step to type in /preinstall /dosu or /preinstall /su and I keep getting permission denied.

---------- Post added at 09:28 AM ---------- Previous post was at 09:05 AM ----------

Disregard my previous post. I am now successfully rooted. Thank you for all the assistance.

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