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[HOWTO] Root the Atrix 2(Updated for 2.3.6 FINALLY)

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Jimmy273

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First: I'd like to make it clear I am not claiming this process as my own. This method was created by p3droid over at the MyDroidWorld Forums. I am not a dev, just someone compiling information.




Second: This root method is originally intended for the Droid Bionic and I take no responsibility if this bricks your phone.

Third: This root was discovered by JRW 28 So give him some love with that thanks button.

If you are on 2.3.6:
Install the OTA and upgrade your phone to 2.3.6
Download the 2.3.6 root zip from HERE
Make sure you have the right drivers installed then connect your phone to your PC.
Unzip the file and then double-click "Click-To-Root.bat".
Refer to the trouble shooting step bleow the 2.3.5 method if you are unable to attain root!

If you are on 2.3.5:

Root:
I used the Lazy One Click and it worked perfectly, others have had success with the full manual method.
I am a manual man, I don't use 1 clicks so I will post this the only way I know how...

Download the follow file: it contains the exploit, su, Superuser

Download exploit ---> Exploit.zip

1) Unzip contents of folder to your Desktop

2) open a command terminal and navigate to the folder (cd Desktop/Exploit)

3) type the following commands
---> adb push zerg /data/local
---> adb push su /data/local
---> adb push Superuser.apk /data/local
---> adb shell
---> cd /data/local
---> chmod 777 zerg
---> ./zerg

4) Wait for the root to be gained

5) type the following commands
---> adb shell (only type this if you are no longer in [email protected])
---> mount -o rw,remount /dev/null /system
---> cat /data/local/su > /system/bin/su
---> cat /data/local/Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
---> chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
---> chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
---> reboot



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Windows Version
For the lazy I made you a 1-click ---> 1-click-exploit.zip
Original Thread on MyDroidWorld: http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/...-your-phone-back-upgrade-path.html#post106072

Important for those using Oneclick:
1.Extract the files from 1-click_exploit.zip.
2.Enable USB debugging. Do so by going into your settings, then to applications, then to development.
3.Set your connection type to charge only. You can change your connection type through the notification bar once your are connected.
4.Make sure you go to Settings, Applications, and check Unknown sources if you haven't done so already.
5.Click runme.bat while your phone is connected. Be patient and let the program do it's thing. YOUR PHONE WILL REBOOT! Do not be alarmed as this is normal. Your phone should now be rooted.
Cheers!


If runme.bat hangs after daemeon starts:

1.First make sure you have USB Debugging, Unknown Sources, and Charge only connection enabled
2.If none of these options work, uninstall your drivers and download and install one of these:
Driver-wise:
Try this if on 32-bit:http://www.mediafire.com/?71c12qc4a1svqza
And this for 64-bit:http://www.mediafire.com/?ysphmaz131d3an9

Proof of Root:
attachment.php
This is a terminal screen showing the Atrix 2 (Codenamed Edison, look it up if you must) accessing root.
 

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malickie

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Yea I have it working and full SU Access. No wonder the computer doesnt have access to the phones internal memory it is by default set as r/o...Im gonna change it to R/W and see if that changes anything other than allowing R/W access. And after trying notta still only SD Card access like I thought, I assume there is some sorta setting we can edit though. At least that is my assumption. I used the One Click method Worked flawlessly on my device and Very Simple.
 
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Gadgetz

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Yea I have it working and full SU Access. No wonder the computer doesnt have access to the phones internal memory it is by default set as r/o...Im gonna change it to R/W and see if that changes anything other than allowing R/W access. And after trying notta still only SD Card access like I thought, I assume there is some sorta setting we can edit though. At least that is my assumption. I used the One Click method Worked flawlessly on my device and Very Simple.
How do you root the phone using the one click method? I've downloaded the zip and extracted it. Do I just connect my phone and then click on the runme.bat? When I connect my phone, any special instructions there or just connect it as if i was going to charge it, then enable usb debugging? Please clarify. Thanks.
 

loderjm

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Enable USB debugging. Then connect your phone to the computer. In the notification area, click on "USB connection" for more options. Click charge only.

Then double click on runme.bat

Follow instructions. Be patient while phone reboots. It will say (in the command prompt window) you have successfully rooted when it's all done.

It's schweet.
 

Gadgetz

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Jun 5, 2011
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Enable USB debugging. Then connect your phone to the computer. In the notification area, click on "USB connection" for more options. Click charge only.

Then double click on runme.bat

Follow instructions. Be patient while phone reboots. It will say (in the command prompt window) you have successfully rooted when it's all done.

It's schweet.
Thanks for clarifying, worked like a charm! Let the developing begin!!!!
 

XAviierG

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Contact a admin and let him know you got some development so you'll get a thread

Sent from my MB860 using xda premium
 

Jimmy273

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Jan 22, 2011
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If you read at the end of my original post I document what I've tried. If your really adventurous you may want to try the bionic bootstrapper but it may brick your phone... I haven't tried that yet, though the similarities between the atrix2 and the bionic lead me to believe it may work.

Sent from my MB865 using XDA App
 

JRW 28

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Aug 19, 2011
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Right now we don't have a CWM of our own to flash. There is a possibility of flashing the Bionics bootstrap recovery but we don't know what the circumstances are gonna be. Someone could result in a bricked A2, what we need is some development help right now :)
 

rinnycoop121

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Feb 26, 2010
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Right now we don't have a CWM of our own to flash. There is a possibility of flashing the Bionics bootstrap recovery but we don't know what the circumstances are gonna be. Someone could result in a bricked A2, what we need is some development help right now :)

i have tried Bionic and Atrix 4G but no good.

wil lnot boot into recovery

---------- Post added at 07:25 PM ---------- Previous post was at 07:23 PM ----------

ok just noticed something, upon running market been getting random restarts.
 

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    First: I'd like to make it clear I am not claiming this process as my own. This method was created by p3droid over at the MyDroidWorld Forums. I am not a dev, just someone compiling information.




    Second: This root method is originally intended for the Droid Bionic and I take no responsibility if this bricks your phone.

    Third: This root was discovered by JRW 28 So give him some love with that thanks button.

    If you are on 2.3.6:
    Install the OTA and upgrade your phone to 2.3.6
    Download the 2.3.6 root zip from HERE
    Make sure you have the right drivers installed then connect your phone to your PC.
    Unzip the file and then double-click "Click-To-Root.bat".
    Refer to the trouble shooting step bleow the 2.3.5 method if you are unable to attain root!

    If you are on 2.3.5:

    Root:
    I used the Lazy One Click and it worked perfectly, others have had success with the full manual method.
    I am a manual man, I don't use 1 clicks so I will post this the only way I know how...

    Download the follow file: it contains the exploit, su, Superuser

    Download exploit ---> Exploit.zip

    1) Unzip contents of folder to your Desktop

    2) open a command terminal and navigate to the folder (cd Desktop/Exploit)

    3) type the following commands
    ---> adb push zerg /data/local
    ---> adb push su /data/local
    ---> adb push Superuser.apk /data/local
    ---> adb shell
    ---> cd /data/local
    ---> chmod 777 zerg
    ---> ./zerg

    4) Wait for the root to be gained

    5) type the following commands
    ---> adb shell (only type this if you are no longer in [email protected])
    ---> mount -o rw,remount /dev/null /system
    ---> cat /data/local/su > /system/bin/su
    ---> cat /data/local/Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
    ---> chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    ---> chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
    ---> reboot



    ********************************

    Windows Version
    For the lazy I made you a 1-click ---> 1-click-exploit.zip
    Original Thread on MyDroidWorld: http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/...-your-phone-back-upgrade-path.html#post106072

    Important for those using Oneclick:
    1.Extract the files from 1-click_exploit.zip.
    2.Enable USB debugging. Do so by going into your settings, then to applications, then to development.
    3.Set your connection type to charge only. You can change your connection type through the notification bar once your are connected.
    4.Make sure you go to Settings, Applications, and check Unknown sources if you haven't done so already.
    5.Click runme.bat while your phone is connected. Be patient and let the program do it's thing. YOUR PHONE WILL REBOOT! Do not be alarmed as this is normal. Your phone should now be rooted.
    Cheers!


    If runme.bat hangs after daemeon starts:

    1.First make sure you have USB Debugging, Unknown Sources, and Charge only connection enabled
    2.If none of these options work, uninstall your drivers and download and install one of these:
    Driver-wise:
    Try this if on 32-bit:http://www.mediafire.com/?71c12qc4a1svqza
    And this for 64-bit:http://www.mediafire.com/?ysphmaz131d3an9

    Proof of Root:
    attachment.php
    This is a terminal screen showing the Atrix 2 (Codenamed Edison, look it up if you must) accessing root.
    6
    well here is root for 2.3.6 thx goes to Dan Rosenberg... i just tested it and my atrix 2 2.3.6 is rooted...

    he is asking for donations for the red cross, please donate if you can...
    wepay.com/donations/droid-4-root-bounty

    this is only for windows, but i guess you can get the instructions from the .bat file and do the same in any console

    by the way it is supposed to be a universal motorola root method...
    5
    where do i say he is taking donations... people should learn to read... and jim, sorry to bring cogeary down from the pedestal where u had him... but yeah he did not help Dan do anything... the batch file and everything was provided by Dan... and his original files did the job quite good, so dunno where u got your info... so lets get this stuff straight... no i didnt say he was taking donations, and yes i did say taking donations based on others work when you did nothing... is a big no no

    vulnfactory.org/blog/2012/02/11/rooting-the-droid-4-a-failed-bounty-experiment/ so that you educate yourself jim

    Edit: anyhow this is my last post about this, cause i might "scare off" some developers

    your attitude and outlook plain sucks.why don't you make that your last post in the a2 forum entirely.
    4
    Thanks for taking the plunge for all of us. :) Let us know how it goes!

    It works great! Successfully rooted an unrooted 2.3.6.

    Here are my personal root/unroot scripts that will be used in the Megatool (when it eventually is released): View attachment 2.3.6Root.zip

    Thank you chan32167 for testing this for Dan Rosenberg and posting it here!
    3
    Hi Jim, thanks for your directions, I really appreciate it..unfortunately I still can't root after trying your method..I've attached screenshots again of what I am seeing...any other suggestions?? Thanks in advance..


    Ok, you are going to have to try it the hard way..... I used this last night on my replacement phone and it worked like a charm, but it is not the easiest for a windows user....

    First remove anything you copied into /data/local with

    Code:

    adb shell
    cd /data/local
    rm ./tmp/*
    rm ./*
    exit
    exit

    End code:

    Now for the root stuff in detail.

    Download the follow file: it contains the exploit, su, Superuser

    Download exploit ---> http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=767802&stc=1&d=1320119485

    1) Unzip contents of folder to your Desktop

    2) open a command terminal and navigate to the folder (cd Desktop/Exploit)

    3) Run the following commands:

    Code:
    adb push zerg /data/local
    adb push su /data/local
    adb push Superuser.apk /data/local
    adb shell
    cd /data/local
    chmod 755 zerg
    ./zerg

    End code

    4) Wait for the root to be gained, you will be disconnected.

    5) Run the following commands:

    Code:

    adb shell

    (only type the rest of this if you are no longer in [email protected], and your prompt is a "#")

    mount -o rw,remount /dev/null /system
    cat /data/local/su > /system/bin/su
    cat /data/local/Superuser.apk > /system/app/Superuser.apk
    chmod 4755 /system/bin/su
    chmod 4755 /system/app/Superuser.apk
    reboot

    End code