Beaups Moonshine S-OFF for the Droid DNA
(Note: This guide will assume that you are complete noob with android and linux, BUT that you are not too dense to google basic things and infer basic differences between PC setups)
YOU WILL NEED:
1 Laptop or Desktop with internet access
1 32bit Linux (Ubuntu or Mint preferred, Mint to be used in this guide) liveUSB or liveCD (liveCD preferred, and what will be covered in this guide)
1 Stock Droid DNA with the 2.06 firmware update (2.04 is reported to work, but more success seems to be had with the updated firmware) WITH AT LEAST 80% BATTERY LIFE
1 Factory HTC/Droid micro-usb (Or any cable you know will work with ADB)
Prepping your computer:
1: Burn a liveCD of your linux distro of choice. Mint is my choice due to having great out of the box compatibility with hardware.
2: Insert liveCD into your PC, turn it on (or reboot), and enter boot menu (typically esc, f8, or f12 pressed during start up) and select “Boot from CD Drive”.
3: Allow liveCD to boot, it may take some time depending on the speed of your hardware. This is good time to prepare your phone for shining.
Prepping your phone:
1: Update to the 2.06 firmware update, if you have not already. If you cannot OTA, you can find guides to flash said firmware update elsewhere on XDA
a: If you are unsure what firmware you are on, go to “Settings”, “About”, and “Software Information” and it will have your firmware listed.
2: Disable any sort of screen lock. Image lock, facelock, pin lock, doesn't matter, it MUST BE DISABLED FOR THIS TO WORK
3: Disable “Fastboot”. “Settings”, “Battery”, UNCHECK “Fastboot”
4: Enable USB Debugging. “Settings”, “Developer Options”, “USB Debugging”
5: Boot into fastboot (turn off phone, reboot holding down POWER button and VOLUME DOWN button simultaneously). Select “Factory reset”. Allow phone to reset and reboot. Go back into settings, repeat sets 2 and 3 if necessary.
Downloading, unpacking, and excecuting moonshine.
1: On your live linux session, that is connected to the internet, go to www.moonshine.io
2: READ EVERYTHING
3: READ EVERYTHING AGAIN
4: Download the .tgz file relevant to your device (for most of us this will be the Verizon DNA file “moonshine_dlx_2.06.605.1.tgz”
5: Go to the folder your .tgz was just downloaded to. This should be your “downloads directory”
6: Right click anywhere in your download directory and select “Open in Terminal”
7: Extract the moonshine .tgz by typing out the following command into terminal “tar -zxf moonshine_<device>_<version>.tgz” For the Verizon DNA this will be “tar -zxf moonshine_dlx_2.06.605.1.tgz”
Your download directory should look like this when done
(Unfortunately, after this, the iPhone I was using to take pictures died, so there are no more pictures after this, but everything is very straightforward)
At this time plug your phone (which has been factory reset, rebooted, and all things listed in the “phone prep section” have been double checked) into your PC via your HTC/Android USB cable.
8: Execute the “Distiller” by typing the following command into terminal “sudo ./distiller”
9: Agree to the onscreen prompts, sit back, relax, DO NOT F**K WITH YOUR PHONE, and let the shine do its magic. This should take five to fifteen minutes and your phone will reboot several times.
10: Enjoy S-OFF and root.
ALL CREDIT GOES TO BEAUPS AND THE MOONSHINE DEV TEAM, this is simply a shoddy step by step guide by a n00b for n00bs to (hopefully) get more comfortable with the idea. This may be reproduced, altered, or edited in anyway as long as credit is given to me (DWC2134) for the original text and pictures and to the DEVS who brought us this awesome utility. In fact, PLEASE edit, improve, and revise this as you see fit for use by new android and linux users. Any changes suggested in this thread will be taken into account and incorporated into the OP.
1: If you are experiencing the "temproot failed" problem, first try a hard reboot, then a factory reset + hard reboot if the reboot alone does not solve the problem.
2: There is some chatter of questionable validity that VZW is trying to push an update to stop SOFF. If you are having trouble, turn off your radios and/or put your phone in airplane mode while attempting moonshine. While most, myself included, doubt the validity of this claim it is better safe then sorry.
Beaups original moonshine thread
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