Defy MINI xt320: ROOT?

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crckz

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Jun 8, 2012
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Sorry guys, as I said I already asked him for help (even promised a few hundred bucks bounty), but he couldn't find a way to root it. :mad:

My last hope is Gingerbreak exploit, but I need to get my Defy mini back to try it (my boss just went to USA with it ... he forgot to give it back to me).

I think GB exploit is too old and fixed in Defy Mini firmware.

It`s interesting why Dan cant find a way to root? It is because of new bootloader BL7? or 2.3.6 android is bug-free software? It would be cool if he write some words about it.
 

lianergoist

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Jun 15, 2012
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It was camera button + vol up + power button
I did all the steps in ubuntu 12.04 but when i put the defy into bootloader and i connected it to mu pc, adb didnt detect it.

Look at step 3. here:
developer.android.com
/tools/device.html#setting-up

For XT320 the line should be

SUBSYSTEM=="usb", ATTRS{idVendor}=="22b8", MODE="0666"

Hope it helps...
 

tigrato

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May 31, 2012
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why no one is helping us with this phone ? :(

i believed to be in the right place...
is it possible that no one of these guru has a bit of time to find a solution? :eek:

there is not a custom ROm to bypass the root problem...
all the tools don't work... no exploits ...
this phone is well crafted... it's a good phone... so please help us... don't let motorola to win
 

teja989

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May 23, 2012
34
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mumbai
can some1 pls provide 3 things to me so that i can help to root

1. its system folder(that can be get by backing up your current rom through cwm recovery)
2.boot.img
3.meta-inf folder

if some1 can provide this i can push superuser app to system and make a flashable zip.....OR some1 can try this by yourself----- that if some1 can push superuser app to system/app so that when we flash it through recovery we can get a rooted defy mini............
 

dmddmd

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Jun 29, 2012
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i got you my system folder..
if u tell me where meta-inf and boot.img are located, ill get them too :)

rapidshare com
/files/3843555579/system-folder.zip
 

teja989

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May 23, 2012
34
5
mumbai
i got you my system folder..
if u tell me where meta-inf and boot.img are located, ill get them too :)

rapidshare com
/files/3843555579/system-folder.zip

Hey dmddmd
the thing is even i dont know where are meta-inf and boot.img coz i dont own this device...
And this are needed if any1 wants to make a custom rom or modify its stock rom....we should hopefully wait till some1 provides me this two things.....
 

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    Okey, so, rooting :) You have to download this : ( it contains fastboot adb recovery.img and update.zip [ I think it is the right one, becourse
    i was applying a few of them at one time to save my time xd ] )
    0. Copy update.zip to /sdcard/
    1. You need to boot into fastboot (NOT RECOVERY, F A S T B O O T ). You can use:
    a)
    Code:
    adb reboot-bootloader
    or
    b)turn off the phone, then hold POWER+VOL UP+VOL DOWN for 5-10 sec.
    2. Now you need to use fastboot. use:
    Code:
    fastboot boot recovery.img
    3.Now CWM TOUCH will boot. There is small problem, it doesn't look as it should, some options are somewhere else etc.
    But it works! In normal CWM Recovery i was unable to choose any option, but there everything "works" :) And you should use
    keys on your phone ( POWER to execute, vol. keys to move ), not screen to choose things ( it crashed once when i was using screen )
    4. Install zip from sd..(second option)-->choose zip from sdc..)--> ...choose...--> Yes - Install --> Reboot --> back

    For commands in [.code] marker you need to use cmd. I hope it will work for you guys :) You are doing everything on your own so if something dont work its not my fault.
    If you want to repost it somewhere, please, just write who invented it :) You should also thanks coder011 becourse he extracted the recovery.img from defy mini which was very helpful
    Enjoy :)
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    HAH! I made it! I have rooted xt320. If anybody want to know how, i will write tomorrow guide :victory:
    2012_12_29_00_54_17.jpg
    6
    It works perfectly!!!

    Okey, so, rooting :) You have to download this : ( it contains fastboot adb recovery.img and update.zip [ I think it is the right one, becourse
    i was applying a few of them at one time to save my time xd ] )
    0. Copy update.zip to /sdcard/
    1. You need to boot into fastboot (NOT RECOVERY, F A S T B O O T ). You can use:
    a)
    Code:
    adb reboot-bootloader
    or
    b)turn off the phone, then hold POWER+VOL UP+VOL DOWN for 5-10 sec.
    2. Now you need to use fastboot. use:
    Code:
    fastboot boot recovery.img
    3.Now CWM TOUCH will boot. There is small problem, it doesn't look as it should, some options are somewhere else etc.
    But it works! In normal CWM Recovery i was unable to choose any option, but there everything "works" :) And you should use
    keys on your phone ( POWER to execute, vol. keys to move ), not screen to choose things ( it crashed once when i was using screen )
    4. Install zip from sd..(second option)-->choose zip from sdc..)--> ...choose...--> Yes - Install --> Reboot --> back

    For commands in [.code] marker you need to use cmd. I hope it will work for you guys :) You are doing everything on your own so if something dont work its not my fault.
    If you want to repost it somewhere, please, just write who invented it :) You should also thanks coder011 becourse he extracted the recovery.img from defy mini which was very helpful
    Enjoy :)

    It really works!! Thanks a lot, man! I've been following this thread for some months, and now I registered in this forum just to thank leos0 and to say that it really works.

    For all the other n00bs (like me), this is exactly what I've done (just more step-by-step instructions to the same things leos0 described):

    1. Downloaded the zip file that was attached to the post quoted above ("root_xt320.zip").

    2. Extracted the "update.zip" file into the phone's SDcard folder (I did this by connecting the phone to the pc in the "mass storage mode".

    3. Extracted all the other files from the "update.zip" file into a folder on my pc.

    4. Connected the phone to the pc. NOT in the mass storage mode. Actually, I turned the USB debugging ON (settings -> applications -> development -> USB debugging), but I don't know if this makes any difference whatsoever.

    5. Opened the command line (I'm using Windows Vista, btw): start menu -> cmd.exe.

    6. In the command line, went to the folder where the previously extracted file adb.exe was.

    7. typed adb reboot-bootloader

    Note: I'm pretty sure the steps 5, 6 and 7 can be substituted by booting the phone with the VOL+ and VOL- buttons pressed, as leos0 described (I've already done that), so it's a matter of choice.

    8. The phone booted in the fastboot mode (in the screen there was a menu for me to choose between recovery mode, reboot system and something else. I DIDN'T CHOOSE ANY OF THOSE OPTIONS, since I was already in the fastboot mode.

    9. Next, I typed fastboot boot recovery.img (in the cmd, of course. NOT in the phone).

    10. The phone entered this weird-looking menu just like leos0 described. Using the VOL+ and VOL- buttons to navigate and POWER to choose, I selected the second option ("Install zip from sd").

    11. In the next screen, I navigated down untill I reached the "update.zip" file that was previously extracted to the sdcard folder. Pressed POWER button to select it. Then I selected "Yes - install".

    12. Some installation screens appeared. After that, something else appeared, and this was not described by leos0: it was kind of a confirmation screen, but since the menu looked weird and too zoomed in, I couldn't read it properly. Anyway, it was something related to "fixing the root", or something... I had 2 options: "NO" and "YES, FIX ROOT".

    13. Fearing for my life, I chose "YES, FIX ROOT", and then it said the procedure was done. I went back in the menu, and chose to reboot the phone.

    14. It didn't actually reboot, though. It just turned off. I turned it on again (still connected to the pc, but I'm pretty sure that's not necessary), installed the Root Checker app from the PlayStore and BAM! I was roooot!

    My phone details:

    Model: XT320
    Android version: 2.3.6
    Kernel version: 2.6.38.6+ [email protected] #1
    Build number: 07.1F.0F
    Flex version: LATAM_Claro_Brazil_v19_0312_FLEXTNBST
    Software version: TNBST_4_07.1F.0FRPS

    Thanks for everybody that kept this thread going for so long, and with so little hope. And thanks for leos0 for making my phone usefull again!
    4
    @seed_viii:
    Yes i replaced.
    will work if i have this [[TNBST_4_07.1F.2FRPS LATAM_TELCEL_MEXICO]]] ???
    Don't know. You have to test.

    @slanche:
    Can somebody give me the link to the step-by-step tutorial how to flash a new sbf file to the Defy Mini?
    I've done it back in the day with another device but it's been a while.

    Specifically, what mode do I have to put the phone in to flash with rsdlite and what combination and order of buttons do I have to push (or put the battery in)?

    See below :highfive:

    @
    BlueSpyBR:
    Hey pbruck, can you send me the link to that Brazilian ROM? And if its not too much, how i can change the Rom, so i can finally root my XT320.

    Here it is:
    :good:

    ROM:
    http://www.droidevelopers.com/downloads.php?do=file&id=1283
    (you have to register before you can download, ZIP Password is "mod2xtreme.com" but be aware, that the Site is often down)

    Flashing Guide:

    And you have to download RSD Lite:
    http://www.chip.de/downloads/RSD-Lite_49139659.html

    Defy Drivers:
    http://www.motorola.com/consumers/v/index.jsp?vgnextoid=2cff07f8ef573210VgnVCM1000008806b00aRCRD

    • Install Drivers and RSD-Lite.
    • Start RSD Lite and load SBF File.
    • Then shut down the Phone and Boot up by holding Camera + Volume- and Power Button.
    • If you done right, you see an black screen with white Text, telling you the Device is in flashing mode.
    • Connect Phone to PC and let Drivers install (after that RSD Lite shows an "Connected" Message in App.
    • Click on "Start" in RSD-Lite
    • Flash begins and you see a lot of Message Lines for everey Flash Step.
    • At the End of the Process Phone reboots.
    • Now you cann deconnect and close RSD Lite, ignoring the Message that it is still in Progress.
    • BUT NOT BEFORE THE PHONE REBOOTS!!
    • Sometime there is an Error and the Flash fails at first try.
    • You have then to pull the Accu and to repeat flash Procedure.

    Warning!!!
    You can brick your Phone!!
    In some cases (see Posts in this Thread) the Phone loses IMEI and Connection to SIM and is broken!!
    If you do this, you do it at your own risk!


    Additional Hint.......

    If you can't find an ROM of your native carrier which is rootable, search for a ROM of an Carrier from your Continent which supports eventually your Language and Carrier.

    E.g. i found Brazil ROM which is rootable but have no German Input and Language. So i testet some European ROM's and found one from Spain which is rootable and have native German Support and APN in it.
    So now i don't need to test further because all works great and have German Phone UI.
    4
    My republic wireless XT root method will not work on your device, no point in trying.

    With that said, I am willing to look at the device.

    thank you darko !



    Any progress with that ?
    So is the mentioned possibility working ? Did u managed use the XT root method ?

    Anyone else ? seems interesting to me even if they updated the method to cynagon (?) version.

    bst.rgrds.me
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