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[Root]Root your XT925/XT926 running Jelly Bean

29th January 2013, 05:00 AM   |  #11  
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Re: [Root]Root your XT925/XT926 running Jelly Bean
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Let me clarify

The root package will work on ANY phone running jelly bean.

The trick is getting CWM/TWRP/Any insecure recovery installed first.

If you can flash .zip's you can install this root method.

I've updated the post since the xt926 is different, and I was tired and lazy before.

I understood you clearly. Just helping to explain that the only root method for the XT926 non dev is the link I posted. Your method will absolutely work for any bootloader unlocked phone. :thumbup:

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I understood you clearly. Just helping to explain that the only root method for the XT926 non dev is the link I posted. Your method will absolutely work for any bootloader unlocked phone. :thumbup:

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that says its only for ics 4.0.4 non dev, not for jellybean..
29th January 2013, 05:28 AM   |  #13  
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Re: [Root]Root your XT925/XT926 running Jelly Bean
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that says its only for ics 4.0.4 non dev, not for jellybean..

Right. There is no root for jellybean on the non dev. The utility returns you to ICS then you root and protect root through the OTA.

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31st January 2013, 02:41 AM   |  #14  
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[INSERT TYPICAL DISCLAIMER] I will not, can not, and shall not be held responsible for acts of durr. These instructions are fairly easy to follow and involve a little bit of android adb knowledge and a few fastboot commands. If you can not grasp them in about 30s reading, please, pay someone to perform this task for you and do NOT risk bricking your phone. Your warranty is now void, and all damage can, and may, be permanent. Thank you.

So, after fiddling around with trying to get the downgrade to ICS working, then rooting, then saving it up to JB, I said screw it and tried the method used on samsungs and it works. Lovely.

EASY TOO!

All you need, is...

1) Unlocked bootloader. If you don't have this, and aren't willing to have this, leave now.

2a) epinter's CWM recovery -- http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1973904
2b) CWM / TWRP for the XT926 developer edition

3) Chainfire's SuperSU (Donate to this guy, he does a **** ton for the android community! ) -- http://download.chainfire.eu/298/SuperSU/

The process is SIMPLE.

Follow epinter's fastboot directions for installing cwm on your XT925 or the instructions for CWM/TWRP for the xt926 (Haven't tested, only have a 925) and from there, install the SuperSU package from your SD Card. Reboot, test, done.

As of time of writing, the current and 100% functional version of SuperSU is v0.99, I can not guarantee earlier version will work, however I assume that later ones will.

So, just to clarify what these steps actually do (I like to understand the reasons why things have to be done to make them work);

1) Bootloader unlocked: This allows you to install the Clockwork Mod
2a & b) Install Clockwork Mod: This installs an appropriate Clockwork Mod image file that epinter has created for this model phone. We then use the AP Fastboot option when rebooting (by holding down that horrific combo of volume and power buttons) to fire this up.
3) Because we're now using a slightly modified...ermm...image?...whatever, it lets us run the SuperSU package directly from our SD card, allowing it to get its' initial root access and we then use the SuperSU app to grant superuser rights as we fire up each app as per a normal root.

Sound right, or have I totally misunderstood things? I'd love to go ahead and do this (I'm in Australia with a XT925, so although I've not yet unlocked it, I can), but I use my phone for work, so I can't really screw it up. I did have root on ICS and loved it, but unfortunately, I didn't know you had to protect root before accepting the JB OTA update, so I lost it then (but still have things like Superuser installed).
1st February 2013, 07:16 AM   |  #15  
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 0mega1

Let me clarify

The root package will work on ANY phone running jelly bean.

The trick is getting CWM/TWRP/Any insecure recovery installed first.

If you can flash .zip's you can install this root method.

I've updated the post since the xt926 is different, and I was tired and lazy before.

Ok I got that. XT926 here. But all the directions I'm reading say that you need root to install CWM, because you need to rename a system file. So if I'm trying to get root through these steps, which requires root to install CWM...??? What am I missing...

I tried installing TWRP, but I get the same screen as CWM when trying to get into recovery (open android with ! symbol)
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Re: [Root]Root your XT925/XT926 running Jelly Bean
With twrp you don't need to rename anything. I have it installed. Fastboot flash it, press volume down + power for 10 seconds to simulate a battery pull, then quickly before it reboot press the Volume up + volume down + power combo to pull up the menu, then enter recovery. The trick is to not let it reboot after flashing twrp the first time. Once in twrp make a backup and it will overwrite the stock recovery. (This is all for the dev edition XT926.)

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2nd February 2013, 07:45 PM   |  #17  
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With twrp you don't need to rename anything. I have it installed. Fastboot flash it, press volume down + power for 10 seconds to simulate a battery pull, then quickly before it reboot press the Volume up + volume down + power combo to pull up the menu, then enter recovery. The trick is to not let it reboot after flashing twrp the first time. Once in twrp make a backup and it will overwrite the stock recovery. (This is all for the dev edition XT926.)

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Alright, thanks! I got it now with TWRP. Looks like I kept missing that crucial "prevent bootup" step.

I am curious though, how this would work for someone (with the dev edition) who wants to keep CWM since it does not auto-rename the stock recovery? If I'm not mistaken the process would go like this:
1) fastboot flash CWM
2) reboot into CWM before phone boots up
3) use CWM to flash SU package, obtaining root
4) boot up phone, which causes CWM to be overwritten
5) now with working root, rename stock recovery using file explorer app
6) repeat step 1, and boot up phone keeping CWM since the stock is renamed
23rd February 2013, 02:50 PM   |  #18  
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Re: [Root]Root your XT925/XT926 running Jelly Bean
Wow that was simple.....many thanks man

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25th February 2013, 04:25 AM   |  #19  
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yes it works.
utility 10 ist amazing. I just used it on a US verizon XT926 JB and everything works fantastic!
I can use the german simcard, and wifi etc.
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Works like a charm!

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