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Default New (direct) root of .621

I posted this on the Rootzwiki forum at
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/31737-pos...orted-working/
and figured might as well post it here as well.
Since all these devices (Droid 2/R2D2/D2G/DX2 and DX seem to be vulnerable to the same exploit found by phifc at
http://rootzwiki.com/topic/29930-new...d-droid2-r2d2/
I have assembled rooting methods for all of them in EzSbf style CD. I have tested it on my D2G, and the same method has been tested by multiple users on the D2/R2D2, and has worked fine.
Credit for this method go to phifc, djrbliss, and the others who developed the method.
I have simply taken the method, and assembled the tools.
Credit for the idea behind the CD method should go to 1KDS, as I have mostly patterned this CD after his method.
Credit should also go to Skrilax_CZ, as without his Motorola Android Firmware (De)packer, we wouldn't be able to have a 55 meg CD that covers multiple devices.
Special thanks also to themib for testing and troubleshooting on the DroidX2. In fact, since I don't have a DX2, he actually did a majority of the work in finding a method that would work (the method for the D2 and D2G doesn't quite work), and then we worked together to get it assembled and working.

Several people on the rootzwiki forum have reported this to work on the Droid X as well.
This CD is for the D2,R2D2, D2G, and DX on Android version 2.3.4, and the DX2 on 2.3.5.

Of course, like all other things here, I have done my best on this, but there are no guarantees, and anything you do on your phone is at your own risk.
So, without further ado, here is a link for the CD
http://www.mediafire.com/?mim304k214kl41h
and the md5 is
7baee9c34f6ef7ad0b4fa219ae387c68
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If any one here can confirm this works this thread should be stickied.
Nice job finding this.

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So.. how do you use this? My rezound is my primary phone but just acquired this dx in a barter of sorts today and want some aosp goodness.

My rezound is s-off so I've never had to use cd's or linux or whatever it is you need to do to root this thing. Any help would be GREATLY appreciated. All the other tutorials out there confused the §hit out of me and I've got no experience in linux.

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So.. how do you use this?

Stock .621
Its pretty self explanatory, it seems.
You would be doimg the community a great service if you tried it out and posted back. I unfortunately got rid of my dx ad have a dx2 so otherwise i would try it.
Oh.... the dreaded .621 lol
No seriously if ypu go to the wiki link maybe more info.
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This root method has been confirmed to work by several members over at Rootzwiki.

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Tried this on a used replacement Droid X. Worked like a charm.
 
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Hey all, pretty big n00b here. Long post, I apologize in advance.

Background:
So I had a droid X running on GB ApeX that my friend had helped set up for me, and I recently had to get a replacement bc the screen became pixilated. I figured I'd try to be self-sufficient and back up my old phone, then root this new one, etc., only to find out that apparently .621 is much harder to root.

I tried and failed at the linux milestone SBF method of rooting my new, replacement stock .621 Droid X to .604--for some reason I couldn't boot my macbook into linux mode after burning the disc. Probably my own fault.

Question:
I'm kind of unsure how to utilize the CD you have to download. Do I have to burn it to a disc? And if so, are there specific instructions? I'm pretty fritata when it comes to all of this, so please be gentle!

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I tried and failed at the linux milestone SBF method of rooting my new, replacement stock .621 Droid X to .604--for some reason I couldn't boot my macbook into linux mode after burning the disc. Probably my own fault.

Question:
I'm kind of unsure how to utilize the CD you have to download. Do I have to burn it to a disc? And if so, are there specific instructions? I'm pretty fritata when it comes to all of this, so please be gentle!

Thanks in advance!
You burn the iso image to a disc.

After you have burned the image to a disc put it in your computer and shut your computer down.
Now turn it back on and hold the 'c' key on your keyboard. This should boot you into the inserted disc.



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Download the image, burn it to a CD, place it in your computer, shut down said computer, turn the computer on and boot from the CD. From there it should be self explanatory.

Note: booting into the disc can be tricky. Some computers require you to press a button (F8 or F12, usually); however, this is completely dependant on the computer you have so it may require some searching to find the instructions for your specific computer.

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bhigham
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based on New D2 root method for stock 2.3.4 (621/622) found (Droid2, R2D2)

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How this works
Originally Posted by phifc
There's an exploit in loadpreinstall.sh. It compares md5 sum files of preinstalled apps and if they're different, copies the md5 to the local cache. The preinstall just has an empty file in app/ so it will parse the md5 for it. Instead of an md5 sum, it contains a local.prop that allows adb root shell. So the system thinks it's copying the md5sum to the cache when it bounces off the symlink and overwrites the /data/local.prop, giving adb root on next reboot






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originally posted by bhigham/beh
Since all these devices (Droid 2/R2D2/D2G/DX2 and DX seem to be vulnerable to the same exploit found by phifc at

http://rootzwiki.com...nd-droid2-r2d2/
I have assembled rooting methods for all of them in EzSbf style CD. I have tested it on my D2G, and the same method has been tested by multiple users on the D2/R2D2, and has worked fine.
Credit for this method go to phifc, djrbliss, and the others who developed the method.
I have simply taken the method, and assembled the tools.
Credit for the idea behind the CD method should go to 1KDS, as I have mostly patterned this CD after his method.
Credit should also go to Skrilax_CZ, as without his Motorola Android Firmware (De)packer, we wouldn't be able to have a 55 meg CD that covers multiple devices.
Special thanks also to themib for testing and troubleshooting on the DroidX2. In fact, since I don't have a DX2, he actually did a majority of the work in finding a method that would work (the method for the D2 and D2G doesn't quite work), and then we worked together to get it assembled and working.

This CD is for the D2,R2D2, D2G, and DX on Android version 2.3.4, and the DX2 on 2.3.5.
One note if you have troubles with it not working. It might be necessary to disconnect the phone after it flashes the preinstall and reboots. It seems that some phones may not complete the reboot process before being rebooted by ADB, so you may need to disconnect the phone when it starts booting, and let it boot fully before hooking it back up. when hooked back up, it will be rebooted, and should go on with the process like normal.

Of course, like all other things here, I have done my best on this, but there are no guarantees, and anything you do on your phone is at your own risk.
So, without further ado, here is a link for the CD
http://www.mediafire...mim304k214kl41h
and the md5 is
7baee9c34f6ef7ad0b4fa219ae387c68
mirrors posted Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs



How to verify the file was downloaded correct with
MD5/SHA-1 Hash Checksums



what is ezSBF?
original [TOOL] ezSBF (not for 2.3.4)

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Don't let the word Linux scare you, this is just a cd you burn, nothing installs to your pc. Once you burn this CD you are ready to SBF flash anywhere you have a computer, no net connection needed to download any files.
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Originally Posted by 1KDS View Post
This is an .iso file. It is a complete Linux operating system that you will download, burn to CD (or USB) then boot your pc from CD or USB, this allows your pc to reboot into a different operating system.

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Originally Posted by 1KDS View Post
Instructions (Mac):
Download .iso
Use Disk Utility (built in) to burn iso file to a CD (instructions)
Shut computer down
Hold c key, push power and hold c until you see the Linux OS start
Hit enter at the yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes then the script will start


Instructions (Windows):
Download .iso
Burn iso image to a disk (Instructions, Windows 7 - Vista and XP) or (Load to a USB flash drive)
Reboot PC
Hit F12 (sometimes F8 or esc) during boot to go to boot menu (possibly google search how to boot your specific pc from CDROM)
Select boot from CDROM (or USB if you used a flash drive)
Hit enter at the yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes then the script will start


Live USB Instructions (Windows):
(Instructions from pendrivelinux.com)(thanks)
Download
UNetBootin for Windows
Download your favorite Linux ISO
Double click the Unetbootin Executable to start the program
(1) Click the Diskimage radio box
(2) browse to select your ISO
(3) Set your target USB drive
(4) click OK to start the creation





(5) After the USB drive is done select reboot.
(6) During boot enter the boot menu and change USB to boot first, save and reboot.
(7) When booting from UNetbootin select SliTaz




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You will now be in the script and ready to flash.


basically read onscreen directions

select DX
don't use numbers on right side of your keyboard, just use the ones above qwerty

turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable

check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)
select charge only usb mode in top status bar

press continue
adb will push
Code:
data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5

program will prompt you to
manually reboot phone to bootloader (Hold volume up+down buttons and power button, or hold Vol.Down and Camera and wait for the screen to flash)
program will will be flash repacked sbf (less than 50mb)
Program will reboot phone twice, very important (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)
adb pushes su,superuser, and busybox
program will reboot to recovery,
manually wipe cache (should auto reboot to recovery, at android andy press both volume buttons, if it doesn't press home button and hold it in then press your power button, hold it in also till you see a triangle on the screen w/ android andy then press both volume buttons)
then select reboot
rooted

error info
when running the program you may see these errors

rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 no such file or directory
no root.img.gz no such file or directory
rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 read only file system

that is fine, it will still work


after flashing files in bootloader, phone reboots to bootloader, instead of normal android operating system..... now what?try disconnecting usb, pull battery,wait a few secs, replace battery, reboot, wait for reboot to complete, reconnect usb

Using Oracle VM VirtualBox, and Magic MD5 root iso

If you planning on making nandroid backups or flashing roms
read [HOW TO] Install/Use Droid 2 Bootstrap

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Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

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16 Nov 2012 reworded
13 Dec 2012 major rewrite
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