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By mof9336, Senior Member on 7th August 2012, 10:33 AM
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I figured I would put this together as alot of folks seemed to be having trouble with the Photon Torpedo Method of rooting. Since Ive been nuked with the new update I put together a torpedo package that is mostly scripted so it should be nice and easy to install.

Standard: I am not responsible if you brick your phone!

Who Should Use This?
- Users that have devices that are not rooted
- Will work on all builds up to 4.5.1A-1_SUN-254_13

Who Should Not Use This?
- Users that are already rooted.

Whats Included?
- Newest su Binary as of 8/7/12
- Newest Superuser app
- Busybox Installation
- Root Cleaner (will clean up old root installs or unroot current ones) {NEW! with v1.1 8/9/12}

What Does This Do?
- Installs All Components Needed for Root Access

What This Doesn't Do?
- Unlock Your Bootloader
- Make You More Popular

Instructions
- Download
- Unzip
- Make sure Moto Drivers are installed
- Make sure phone is in USB Debugging mode
- Run Photon-Torpedo Direct v1.1.bat (Sorry Mac users Windows only at this time)
- Follow on screen prompts

There are 5 commands that need to be typed(2 of them are exit) and they are displayed in the script.

Tips
- When running the photon-torpedo.sh it will throw an error (dont panic) but it doesnt matter as long as it ends up at a # prompt
- When running the kill-su.sh in the Root Cleaner it will throw a mount error (again dont panic) the phone will remount when it reboots so no biggie but Im working on it

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7th August 2012, 04:25 PM |#2  
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Is there a way to unlock the bootloader yet on 2.3.5?
7th August 2012, 07:06 PM |#3  
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Is there a way to unlock the bootloader yet on 2.3.5?

No
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7th August 2012, 07:09 PM |#4  
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No

Bummer I was rooted and unlocked but having to many problems so I went back to stock and took the OTA Thanks for the quick reply
7th August 2012, 07:52 PM |#5  
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With this, can you install bootstrap and try locked ROMs?

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7th August 2012, 08:26 PM |#6  
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With this, can you install bootstrap and try locked ROMs?

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Yes once rooted you can install bootstrap and use it to flash roms and make backups. But use caution if you are on the 254_13 build im not sure if there are any compatible roms yet. but 198_7 and down are fine.
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8th August 2012, 11:26 PM |#7  
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Anyone using this have any issues?
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v1.1 update up.
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10th August 2012, 03:48 AM |#9  
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Anyone using this have any issues?

It keeps telling me I have to unroot because busybox was previously installed. I am running your 1.4 rom and I unrooted it with an app off the market.

It tells me I have to remove /tmp/.X0-lock

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download ver 1.1 ver 1.0 had an error in it.

before rooting if you have a busybox installed it needs to be removed via the root cleaner.
10th August 2012, 05:58 AM |#11  
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download ver 1.1 ver 1.0 had an error in it.

before rooting if you have a busybox installed it needs to be removed via the root cleaner.

I used 1.1, the root cleaner is what gives me the error

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