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By jcase, Forum Moderator / Senior Recognized Developer - Taco Vendor on 5th December 2012, 08:30 PM
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Please see this updated method http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2122568


Original thread below:

Dear Bloggers, please source the original http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/12...orola-defy-xt/ and not the XDA post alone when sourcing.

Dear readers, please checkout http://androidpolice.com, if it were not for them, I wouldn't invest as much time into android.

Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any loss or damage caused by this guide, nor the included software.

Adb is required, and must be functioning before starting. No I won't help you with it, I don't have the time sorry.

Download & unzip:
http://d-h.st/WyM

Code:
adb push cruelintents.sh /data/local/
adb push su /data/local/
adb shell chmod 755 /data/local/cruelintents.sh
adb shell /data/local/cruelintents.sh -break
adb reboot
At this point the phone will bootloop, but for short bursts adbD will be running and run as root, so we have time to clean it up and install su. This command could take a couple minutes depending on your phone.

Code:
adb wait-for-device shell /data/local/cruelintents.sh -fix
Then install supersu

Code:
adb install eu.chainfire.supersu-1.apk
Cheers, if you enjoyed it, feel free to donate with the button to the left, or to a local charity of your choice.

PSA:
Superuser has issues with this phone, my advice is to use supersu.
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6th December 2012, 06:21 PM |#2  
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Any chance of setting this up as a clockworkmod install?

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14th December 2012, 05:23 PM |#3  
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This is great work by andriodpolice. Thanks for posting, jcase.

Which ROM version has this been tested with, and has it been tested with the single band or dual band Defy?


I should have a dual-band Defy coming in the mail in the next couple weeks. I'm really looking forward to trying Republic Wireless, but cringe at the thought of not having root and being unable to edit my hosts file for ad-block.
19th December 2012, 07:21 PM |#4  
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According to the republic forums, this should work on the dual band.
19th December 2012, 11:17 PM |#5  
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Originally Posted by ryanpl

Any chance of setting this up as a clockworkmod install?

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Tough to install something with CWM when you dont have CWR installed
20th December 2012, 02:01 AM |#6  
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Yeah, no CWR yet, but it will happen eventually.

Tapatalk > Defy XT557D
20th December 2012, 03:27 AM |#7  
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Not likely, not standard cwr sur to the boot loader

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20th December 2012, 04:15 PM |#8  
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Quote:
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Not likely, not standard cwr sur to the boot loader

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Shhh. Let me dream.

---------- Post added at 12:15 PM ---------- Previous post was at 11:45 AM ----------

So it was hell finding a driver to work on windows 8, ended up using 1wayjonny's Universal Naked Driver successfully. Mucho thanks to you for the root, and 1wayjonny for the ability to do it using windows 8.
21st January 2013, 10:31 PM |#9  
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is there a way to un-root? think this hole will be plugged when they release the OTA update due at the end of the month?
22nd January 2013, 12:48 AM |#10  
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I was kinda wondering that myself. I've never had a problem with updates over a rooted phone yet, but I've lost root every time.
25th February 2013, 08:05 PM |#11  
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works with defy mini too ?
Hi, great to find you here Jcase ! Thanks a lot for your work. My question is :
do you know if your method would work with the defy Mini xt 320 too ?

smoebody in the "root xt320" thread of this forum mentioned that the xt320 Defy mini and the defy XT have the same bootloader so that could work out. Do u have any thoughts on this ?
I also asked this in the mentioned thread,
Code:
forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1658568&page=101
thank you very much for any ideas on this.

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