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By Grape Drank, Member on 11th November 2010, 03:37 PM
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Ok, to save some people some time here for rooting and opening it up to non-market apps on your bravo, and probably any motorola AT&T device.

1. Z4Root is the easiest way to root since you just get it from the market. One buttons press then done.

2. to modify the settings.db in /data/data/com.android.providers.settings/databases/ use the SuperOneClick which you can get here
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=803682

3. I used root explorer, which you can get from the market and just edited the /system/etc/motorola/com.android.providers.settings/secure.mkitso
and /system/etc/motorola/com.motorola.android.providers.settings/settings.mkitso files in place. Copying them, editing them, and chmodding them didn't seem to work for me for whatever reason. The way I did it, you don't have to do anything other than edit the file in text editor and factory reset your phone.
 
 
11th November 2010, 07:29 PM |#2  
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Rooted mine the other day using the Droid 2 root method at modmymobile.
I can't post links yet, so here's the instructions:

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Setup:
- Make sure you have ADB installed properly and the latest Motorola drivers.
- Download attached archive
- Extract to a directory, I used C:\Droid2Root
- Make sure you have USB degugging enabled
- Change connection to PC Mode

Process:
- Open Command Prompt (Start - Run - cmd - Enter)
- adb devices (to verify the connection)
- cd C:/Droid2Root
- adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk
- adb push su /sdcard/su
- adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox
- adb push rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin /data/local/tmp/rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
- adb shell
- cd data/local/tmp
- chmod 0755 rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin
- ./rageagainstthecage-arm5.bin

- Let the process run until the prompt returns you to C:/Droid2Root (be patient, it takes a while, but does happen. If not, reboot phone and try again.)

- adb devices (to verify the connection)
- adb shell (you should now have a # prompt)
- mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
- cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
- cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su
- cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox
- chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
- chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox
- mount -o ro,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
- exit

Once you have achieved root, to update the Superuser.apk to the latest version, run these commands:

- adb shell
- su
- mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
- rm /system/app/Superuser.apk
- pm uninstall com.noshufou.android.su

Then search on the market for Superuser and download the one by ChainsDD. Confirmed working on latest Droid2 2.2 OTA & the new leaked 2.3.15 OTA.

On the Bravo its not "PC Mode", I think its "Portal and Tools" Other then that, everything worked flawlessly.
13th November 2010, 09:02 AM |#3  
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Thanks, a bunch. I actually used the Z4Root app from the market and it worked flawlessly. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to allow non market apps and maybe get an overclock going on this. any suggestions?
15th November 2010, 05:36 AM |#4  
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Originally Posted by Grape Drank

Thanks, a bunch. I actually used the Z4Root app from the market and it worked flawlessly. Now I'm just trying to figure out how to allow non market apps and maybe get an overclock going on this. any suggestions?

I just bought this phone for my younger brother and I'm impressed. I have a Droid Incredible and its just as smooth. I also verified that the Z4root app from the marketplace roots the phone.
16th November 2010, 06:07 AM |#5  
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Did anyone get it unlocked yet
17th November 2010, 07:30 PM |#6  
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Yeah, it's a great phone. I'm trying to get the settings.db thing to work so we can install non-market apps, but it doesn't seem to be working. I got the db modded and put back in place, but I still don't see the option in the application manager screen.

IMO this is the #2 android phone on AT&T next to the captivate. that SAMOLED is great and the GPU on the captivate is top notch.

Anyway, if anyone can assist on the non-market app thing that would be great.

So far, I have rooted with Z4Root, removed the AT&T crapware, installed the MarketAccess to get around the stupid AT&T market filters. Last thing is to get the non-market apps going. After that it's a matter of waiting for this device to gain popularity and some custom ROMs.
18th November 2010, 03:45 PM |#7  
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I managed to get my Bravo to install non-market apps using:

1. SuperOneClickv1.5.5-ShortFuse
2. Click Here

I am not sure if just step 2 alone would be OK though.
Remember, you have to factory reset after you have finished with step 2.

Good Luck!
18th November 2010, 04:58 PM |#8  
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I edited my original post with the steps and tools I used to get the phone rooted and non-market unlocked.
1st December 2010, 06:09 PM |#9  
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Wait so can some explain how to unlock it?

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3rd December 2010, 09:04 AM |#10  
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Wait so can some explain how to unlock it?

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If you mean "unlock" as in able to use the phone on a different carrier no one has posted how to do it yet. The OP meant allowing non-market apps.
3rd December 2010, 08:05 PM |#11  
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Got cha, thanks.

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