FORUMS
Remove All Ads from XDA

New Root Method (Droid 3)

593 posts
Thanks Meter: 78
 
By Beach_Head, Senior Member on 26th August 2011, 03:50 AM
Post Reply Email Thread
Here's a new method that was exploited for the Droid 3. I tried it and it works for the Photon as well.

Instructions:

Log in to the device using “adb shell” and type the following commands:

Code:
mv /data/local/12m /data/local/12m.bak
ln -s /data /data/local/12m
Next, physically reboot the device by pressing the power button. When it wakes up, log in using “adb shell” again, and type the following:

Code:
rm /data/local/12m
mv /data/local/12m.bak /data/local/12m
mv /data/local.prop /data/local.prop.bak
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_netmon_usb=0" > /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_netmon_ih=0" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_res_core=0" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_res_panic=0" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_all_adb=1" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_all_core=0" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_efem=0" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_bp_log=0" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_ap_mot_log=0" >> /data/local.prop
echo "ro.sys.atvc_allow_gki_log=0" >> /data/local.prop
Reboot the device one final time, and on logging in with “adb shell”, you should be presented with a root prompt. Enjoy!

Now that we have shell root, we can complete the rooting by issuing the following commands:

Code:
adb remount
adb push busybox /system/xbin/busybox
adb push su /system/xbin/su
adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
adb shell chmod 4755 /system/xbin/su
adb shell chmod 755 /system/xbin/busybox
adb shell chown system.system /data
Original article here: Droid 3 Shell Root

There's a one-click method but it was giving me errors on my machine...

One-click files here: One-click Root Files

Thanks!
The Following 11 Users Say Thank You to Beach_Head For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift Beach_Head Ad-Free
 
 
26th August 2011, 04:06 AM |#2  
shabbypenguin's Avatar
Inactive Recognized Developer
Thanks Meter: 5,430
 
Donate to Me
More
dangit :P i was in teh irc testing this with a hybrid of my ocr :P was hoping to spring it on people
26th August 2011, 04:21 AM |#3  
shabbypenguin's Avatar
Inactive Recognized Developer
Thanks Meter: 5,430
 
Donate to Me
More
all set, got new ocr working, cleaning up code and will release confirmed to work
The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to shabbypenguin For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift shabbypenguin Ad-Free
26th August 2011, 04:42 AM |#4  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 78
 
More
Good to hear!

The original One-click root they posted for this was giving me all sorts of adb errors on Windows...

BTW, you wouldn't happen to have busybox 1.19.0 would you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by shabbypenguin

all set, got new ocr working, cleaning up code and will release confirmed to work

26th August 2011, 04:49 AM |#5  
shabbypenguin's Avatar
Inactive Recognized Developer
Thanks Meter: 5,430
 
Donate to Me
More
i do, but im lazy :P the version in there is more then enough to get people started and going for just root
26th August 2011, 04:57 AM |#6  
Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 16
 
More
I'm give this a shot when I get home in. the morning.

Sent from my MB855 using xda premium
26th August 2011, 05:02 AM |#7  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 78
 
More
Haha! Roger that. I 'm too lazy to compile it too...

Anyway, back on topic...

Quote:
Originally Posted by shabbypenguin

i do, but im lazy :P the version in there is more then enough to get people started and going for just root

26th August 2011, 06:11 AM |#8  
Djspinister's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Dallas
Thanks Meter: 82
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by newalker91

This seems like it will offer more functionality as a root instead of using nvidia exploits. Tempted to flash back to CM5 and re-root using this to see the difference.

What do you mean by this? Why would it matter how we aquire root? Is there benefits to rooting another way?

Sent from my MB855 using xda premium
26th August 2011, 07:57 AM |#9  
OP Senior Member
Thanks Meter: 78
 
More
I guess what he's trying to say is that via this new root method, no files have to be transferred onto the phone that could potentially cause problems in the future.

It's a matter of what you're comfortable doing to your device...

Quote:
Originally Posted by Djspinister

What do you mean by this? Why would it matter how we aquire root? Is there benefits to rooting another way?

Sent from my MB855 using xda premium

The Following User Says Thank You to Beach_Head For This Useful Post: [ View ] Gift Beach_Head Ad-Free
26th August 2011, 09:30 AM |#10  
Djspinister's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Dallas
Thanks Meter: 82
 
Donate to Me
More
Quote:
Originally Posted by Beach_Head

I guess what he's trying to say is that via this new root method, no files have to be transferred onto the phone that could potentially cause problems in the future.

It's a matter of what you're comfortable doing to your device...

I see, that makes sense, thanks!

-DJ
26th August 2011, 12:28 PM |#11  
dtr145r's Avatar
Senior Member
Flag Pennsylvania
Thanks Meter: 340
 
Donate to Me
More
this would be great if it works on the photon.
can anyone else confirm this working?
Post Reply Subscribe to Thread

Guest Quick Reply (no urls or BBcode)
Message:
Previous Thread Next Thread
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes