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[Root] Droid Ultra / Maxx / Mini - Update 9/13/2013 - Version 1.1

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By jcase, Forum Moderator / Senior Recognized Developer - Taco Vendor on 13th September 2013, 03:41 AM
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[COLOR="red"]Update 9/14/2013

A better solution has been released, please update using it.
http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...php?p=45598648














Warning: Don't attempt to use this on a device that isn't Motorola.

Lets break this sub forum open with a good one.

See: http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/09...mini-and-maxx/ for the story

Bounty payouts or donations can be paypaled to jcase@cunninglogic.com, or use the donate button to the left. If its for the bounty, please reply below with confirmation number or pm me.

These files are not to be mirrored elsewhere, no included in other packages. Its simple already, no need to repackage it.


Same APK should work for Maxx, Ultra and Mini. If it does not, I just need to rebuild it and need someone to test, it will work.

adb install -r <filename>

Run MotoRoot app
Press Setup

Install Supersu app

Phone will reboot, and you will be rooted as soon as device is fully booted.

Limitations:
Uninstalling the app will disable root until reinstalled
supersu is not able to update su yet, this will be fixed in an update shortly.
su is maintained in a ext4 img at /data/xbin.img and mounted over /system/xbin at BOOT_COMPLETE.
su is not available for the first few seconds of boot, im working on this.
/system is write protected, even with unlocked bootloaders you can not write to it while booted in Android.

Unroot:
Two choices, factory reset, or press the unroot menu option in the app.

Problems:
Run into a problem? try hittung unroot then re-rooting

Credits:

We use two vulns in this app, first being 9695860 to gain system user, then a symlink attack of mine to get root from system.

xIndirect (nick) for assisting me from start to finish
Whoever originally found bug 9695860
Saurik for his description of 9695860
Ryan Welton for his 9695860 tool
Dave Kover for yet another kick butt icon
and Anthony Fox/Droid-Hive for great help with getting the device to me today
Attached Files
File Type: apk SuperSU-v1.66-xbin.apk - [Click for QR Code] (1.88 MB, 21021 views)
File Type: apk MotoRoot1.1-Droid.apk - [Click for QR Code] (1.34 MB, 78291 views)
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Ignore everything I said, I will send my donation thank you
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/system is write protected, even with unlocked bootloaders you can not write to it while booted in Android.

firist off thank you for all your hard work
i do have a question dose this mean we can not install apps on the system/app folder?

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su is not available for the first few seconds of boot, im working on this.

and dose this mean files cant be pushed with adb as a work around?
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Confirmation 17R58863KC726802C , I didn't pledge on the bounty thread.
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Yes!

Worked like a charm!

Been waiting for this since day one. You are a god sir.
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firist off thank you for all your hard work
i do have a question dose this mean we can not install apps on the system/app folder?



and dose this mean files cant be pushed with adb as a work around?

No messing with system/app yet, just system/xbin. Will be addressing the rest of it soon, I just got my phone today. Been talking with HashCode and DBHacker about getting custom roms going, it is being looked at now.


adb works fine, su just doesnt get remounted until the BOOT_COMPLETE broadcast is sent, it means poorly written apps that does retry a root command with a delay, MIGHT fail to get root at boot. They should retry. I will be addressing this, soon.

Like I said, just got the phone about 7 hours ago.
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got adfree working, but you have to do it QUICKLY. remount /system as rw, then immediately press the update button on the adfree app. the changes will remain until reboot, but I hardly ever reboot

busybox mount -o remount,rw /system;
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Thanks...didn't expect to have root so soon. Confirmation 7PD1555899342392B - pledged over on the Droid Ultra bounty page

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