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By Moxxy22, Junior Member on 31st August 2011, 11:06 PM
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Ok...first off i know this is not supposed to be in general discussion but as my new status will not let me reply to the relevant thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=1216131). I just wanted to share how I achieved root access (without a computer) by using bits of different advise from other users. I take no credit for any of this, I don't know any commands but I obviously have an idea of what they are trying to accomplish. Here goes:

First Step:
Download Superuser from market
Download Terminal Emulator from market
Download Dolphin HD browser
Navigate to the above linked thread in the Dolphin broswer and Download photon-torpedo.tar

Once all these are installed reboot your device.

Second Step:
From the terminal emulator enter commands pressing enter after each.

cd /tmp/
cp /sdcard/download/photon-torpedo.tar . (note the "space" and "period" at the end)
chmod 777 photon-torpedo.tar
/bin/tar xf photon-torpedo.tar
./photon-torpedo.sh (you will receive errors at this point, IGNORE)
./install-su.sh

Reboot your device

Third Step:

Run terminal emulator
Enter the command su

At this point it will ask for superuser rights and you are rooted.

*The reason for this thread is that I had to take bits from different responses and piece them together to get this to work. Hope this helps someone as I wanted give back to the community. Again...all credit goes to the original contributors.*

*Fixed typo*

*Theory - If you have a SD card installed when you download the file change the second command line to " cp /sdcard-ext/download/photon-torpedo.tar ." (note the "space" and "period" at the end)*

*Another hint - Determine the location of your /tmp/ folder prior to attempting root (download a file explorer from market) and modify as needed. Some have needed to use /data/tmp/ *
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31st August 2011, 11:41 PM |#2  
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Nice!!! On your second command, change cp to cd

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31st August 2011, 11:45 PM |#3  
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Nice!!! On your second command, change cp to cd

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Actually that is supposed to be cp. I believe it copies the photon-torpedo.tar to the /tmp/ folder where it needs to be located in order to run. (I could be wrong on my logic but that is what worked for me)
1st September 2011, 12:02 AM |#4  
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Actually that is supposed to be cp. I believe it copies the photon-torpedo.tar to the /tmp/ folder where it needs to be located in order to run. (I could be wrong on my logic but that is what worked for me)

Ooppsss my bad then... :)

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1st September 2011, 12:11 AM |#5  
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cp means copy paste xf means unzip. Or something like that

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1st September 2011, 12:24 AM |#6  
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Dude for this I think you deserve an upgrade...nicely done.. can you scriped it as a one shot magic photon rooting torpedo for market?

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1st September 2011, 01:37 AM |#7  
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Dude for this I think you deserve an upgrade...nicely done.. can you scriped it as a one shot magic photon rooting torpedo for market?

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Im sure it could be done lol but im not close to there yet with my skill set....
1st September 2011, 07:39 PM |#8  
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Thanks a lot! This worked great! I just picked up my photon last night and didn't have time to root via the computer before work today.

I did find one typo.

cp /sdcard/download/photon-topedo.tar .

should be

cp /sdcard/download/photon-torpedo.tar .

(you accidently left the "r" out of torpedo)

Thanks again!
1st September 2011, 08:22 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by Moxxy22

Im sure it could be done lol but im not close to there yet with my skill set....

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show...&postcount=268

Not exactly one shot but reduced steps.
1st September 2011, 08:34 PM |#10  
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Originally Posted by bigbassbrent

Thanks a lot! This worked great! I just picked up my photon last night and didn't have time to root via the computer before work today.

I did find one typo.

cp /sdcard/download/photon-topedo.tar .

should be

cp /sdcard/download/photon-torpedo.tar .

(you accidently left the "r" out of torpedo)

Thanks again!

Good catch in the typo and im glad it worked out for you!

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3rd September 2011, 02:25 AM |#11  
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Very nice! Never thought of an interanl root option. Thank you for your hard work and creativity
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