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jediskywalker

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i know it just came out and all but my room mate got one and we were hoping someone will look for root i have an evo so i dont think i can help him much plus i dont know code so just wondering
thanks
 

TPR300C

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I bought the Motorola Bravo which is similar to the Flipside and an app on the market called Z4ROOT was able to root the phone. It works on many phones not just the Bravo. Give that try and see if it works.
 

jonsjava

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i know it just came out and all but my room mate got one and we were hoping someone will look for root i have an evo so i dont think i can help him much plus i dont know code so just wondering
thanks
Rooting a Motorola Flipside

Download drivers for the phone:
http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip

With the phone unplugged from the USB, install the drivers

grab the ADB SDK files
http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r08-windows.zip

Extract SDK files somewhere you will remember, and can easily type (for ease of use only)

Download z4root:
(you may need to sign up to download)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=446145&d=1290341328

Copy z4root.1.3.0.apk to your SDK folder

ON YOUR PHONE:
go to Apps Menu->Settings->Applications->Development and check "USB debugging"

Plug in your phone, and have it set to "Charge only"

go to the command prompt, and type

cd C:\"PATH TO SDK" <ENTER>

Now, type

adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

Once that is complete, you can now go find Z4 in your programs list. I chose "permanently root". Your phone will
reboot, and then you are rooted.

Unknown sources is still disabled at this point, but you can now install apps that require super user

Tonight, I will try to enable "Unknown Sources" on my flipside.


UPDATE: To get "Unknown Sources" enabled, go to this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=867637
 
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TommyB80

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Got my Flipside rooted and non market apps allowed

I followed the instructions given at modmymobile dot com forum. Look up "fully unlock 3rd party apps backflip" It allowed me to root my phone and install non market apps. I tried and tried to follow the instructions given here, but i guess they weren't idiot proof. It is for the backflip, but it worked perfectly for my Flipside. I couldn't post the link here.
 
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ishiiisbooyah

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Hey I kinda need some help. I've gotten through all the way to entering "adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk" into the command prompt but all I get is a message saying "adb" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Anyone have any ideas on how this could be happening?
 

jonsjava

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Hey I kinda need some help. I've gotten through all the way to entering "adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk" into the command prompt but all I get is a message saying "adb" is not recognized as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file. Anyone have any ideas on how this could be happening?

Lets say you installed your SDK in the default folder, you would need to type
Code:
cd c:\"Program Files"
cd Android
cd appinventor-extras
Now, I put mine in c:\SDK, so all I type is
Code:
cd c:\SDK
you either must add the SDK to your PATH, or find the directory that you installed it to, and then try running adb from there. If adb.exe isn't in the folder, you aren't in the right folder.
 

reptiletim

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RZ4root does not appear on the marketplace and when I click the link above it starts to download, then says the content is not supported on my phone.

Model num MB508 Motorola Flipside running Android 2.1 update 1.
 

tacitapproval

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Jul 1, 2010
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You need to push it to the phone from a computer using adb to install z4root, now that it has been removed from the market.

Sent from my Liberty using Tapatalk
 

abmoraz

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adb.exe not in the zip file

Rooting a Motorola Flipside

grab the ADB SDK files
android-sdk_r08-windows.zip

Extract SDK files somewhere you will remember, and can easily type (for ease of use only)


(...snipped...)


go to the command prompt, and type

cd C:\"PATH TO SDK" <ENTER>

Now, type

adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

adb.exe is not present in the SDK that you linked. Are you sure that is the SDK we need to root the Flipside?
 

garduno.cris

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Dec 31, 2010
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how do i install adb.exe from platform-tools

lol, i may ask stupid questions but this one wasnt me, i shouldnt leave my laptop lying around haha
 
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ErebusRaze

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Oct 5, 2008
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Brooklyn, New York
Rooting a Motorola Flipside

Download drivers for the phone:
http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip

With the phone unplugged from the USB, install the drivers

grab the ADB SDK files
http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r08-windows.zip

Extract SDK files somewhere you will remember, and can easily type (for ease of use only)

Download z4root:
(you may need to sign up to download)

http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=446145&d=1290341328

Copy z4root.1.3.0.apk to your SDK folder

ON YOUR PHONE:
go to Apps Menu->Settings->Applications->Development and check "USB debugging"

Plug in your phone, and have it set to "Charge only"

go to the command prompt, and type

cd C:\"PATH TO SDK" <ENTER>

Now, type

adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

Once that is complete, you can now go find Z4 in your programs list. I chose "permanently root". Your phone will
reboot, and then you are rooted.

Unknown sources is still disabled at this point, but you can now install apps that require super user

Tonight, I will try to enable "Unknown Sources" on my flipside.


UPDATE: To get "Unknown Sources" enabled, go to this thread:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=867637

Notice:

For anyone having trouble rooting the Motorola Flipside with these instructions, after much trial and error I managed to get my girlfriend's rooted. I'll provide the method I took.

Note: The easiest way to do this is to have downloaded and extracted "android-sdk_r08-windows" directly to your (C: ) drive. Not under programs or another system folder.

Once you have it extracted to (C: ), copy and paste z4root.1.3.0.apk into the "android-sdk_r08-windows" folder. ADB.exe will most likely not be in here. What you have to do now is click on SDK Manager within the SDK folder. A Black Command window will pop-up, ignore it. A secondary window will pop-up prompting you to install the packages I went ahead and installed all of them (better if you don't know which to install).

Now that they've all been installed, a command line will state that ADB has to be restarted. Let it restart and it should say completed.

Now -- here's where everything was messing up. When you click open the SDK-R08 folder, you should have the z4root.apk file right there amongst a list of folders. Go to the "platform-tools" folder and in there you should see the ADB.exe file. Ignore that for now. While in platform-tools press Ctrl+A so that everything is highlighted. Right click and select Cut, back out to the main directory of the SDK R08 folder and select Paste so that the ADB.exe, .dll, and all the other files from within platform-tools is out and listed alongside the z4root.apk.

Next - Follow all of the instructions up to "Plug in your phone, and have it set to "Charge only" Like JonsJava said, open up command prompt (type in CMD in the "search programs and files bar"). If you extracted the "android-sdk-r08-windows" file directly to the (C: ) drive, all you have to type in is...

(Note: Before I go into that, it'll be easiest to rename the file "SDK" instead of the whole "android-sdk, etc, name... I'll complete the instructions assuming you renamed it to SDK. Continued below... all you have to type in is...

cd C:\SDK

(The next line below will look like this)

c:\SDK>

Here, type in... adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

Total should look like... c:\SDK>adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

Hit enter and it should go through a few instructions. From there look in the applist on your phone for z4root, click on it and select permanently root. Your phone will restart. From there you're rooted (test by downloading an app which requires root) and don't have to worry about the low memory issues every again. Glad I got the Captivate, lol. So much easier to root, rom, and overclock.

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Millentree10

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I don't seem to be able to get this...

I'm using x64 windows 7, I have a Flipside MB508 on 2.1, and I can't get this to work.

I followed all the instructions, updated all the platform-tools stuff, and now my problem lies with the driver, I believe.

I installed those Motorola drivers that were linked, with my phone unplugged, successfully..

copied the apk to C:\SDK...

found adb.exe in the platform-tools folder..

...and this happened..

C:\SDK\tools>cd C:\SDK

C:\SDK>cd platform-tools

C:\SDK\platform-tools>adb install C:\SDK\z4root.1.3.0.apk
* daemon not running. starting it now on port 5037 *
* daemon started successfully *
error: device not found

C:\SDK\platform-tools>adb install C:\SDK\z4root.1.3.0.apk
error: device not found

C:\SDK\platform-tools>_

"error: device not found" every time i try this :(

USB debugging is on, phone is plugged in set to charge only..

Windows even sees it, the taskbar eject icon says 'Eject MB508"

please please help me get adb to see my phone.. I really want to be able to root this thing!! :D


EDIT: I noticed the Motorola drivers are 32bit.. I'm going to try 32 bit windows 7 instead of 64 bit and see if I get more successful results

EDIT 2: Bazinga!! Installed Win7 32 bit on my other HDD, booted up, followed the steps again, worked flawlessly! Thanks a lot for the easy instructions, got z4root installed, and my phone worked with permanent root :D :D
 
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telegraph0000

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Hit enter and it should go through a few instructions. From there look in the applist on your phone for z4root, click on it and select permanently root. Your phone will restart. From there you're rooted (test by downloading an app which requires root) and don't have to worry about the low memory issues every again. Glad I got the Captivate, lol. So much easier to root, rom, and overclock.


You wrote in here that once rooted, thebphone would no longer have low memory issues...i rooted my wife's phone, was able to sideload applications (but for some strange reason I am now unable to, as adb command prompt states 'device not found')- but she still gets low memory issues at least 2-3 times a week...
 

thehotrod11

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Link2sd? What does this do? I briefly looked at the thread, but it is not entirely clear. The flip side is running 2.1. With this app, can we free up space by moving apps to the sd card? I thought that was only possible in 2.2?
 

rignfool

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Dec 8, 2010
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Link2sd? What does this do? I briefly looked at the thread, but it is not entirely clear. The flip side is running 2.1. With this app, can we free up space by moving apps to the sd card? I thought that was only possible in 2.2?

Link2sd makes installing to sd card possible on 2.1...

Sent from my MB508 using XDA App
 

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    Rooting a Motorola Flipside

    Download drivers for the phone:
    http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/Support/Experiences/Global_Drivers/USB_Drivers_bit_4.7.1.zip

    With the phone unplugged from the USB, install the drivers

    grab the ADB SDK files
    http://dl.google.com/android/android-sdk_r08-windows.zip

    Extract SDK files somewhere you will remember, and can easily type (for ease of use only)

    Download z4root:
    (you may need to sign up to download)

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=446145&d=1290341328

    Copy z4root.1.3.0.apk to your SDK folder

    ON YOUR PHONE:
    go to Apps Menu->Settings->Applications->Development and check "USB debugging"

    Plug in your phone, and have it set to "Charge only"

    go to the command prompt, and type

    cd C:\"PATH TO SDK" <ENTER>

    Now, type

    adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

    Once that is complete, you can now go find Z4 in your programs list. I chose "permanently root". Your phone will
    reboot, and then you are rooted.

    Unknown sources is still disabled at this point, but you can now install apps that require super user

    Tonight, I will try to enable "Unknown Sources" on my flipside.


    UPDATE: To get "Unknown Sources" enabled, go to this thread:
    http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=867637

    Notice:

    For anyone having trouble rooting the Motorola Flipside with these instructions, after much trial and error I managed to get my girlfriend's rooted. I'll provide the method I took.

    Note: The easiest way to do this is to have downloaded and extracted "android-sdk_r08-windows" directly to your (C: ) drive. Not under programs or another system folder.

    Once you have it extracted to (C: ), copy and paste z4root.1.3.0.apk into the "android-sdk_r08-windows" folder. ADB.exe will most likely not be in here. What you have to do now is click on SDK Manager within the SDK folder. A Black Command window will pop-up, ignore it. A secondary window will pop-up prompting you to install the packages I went ahead and installed all of them (better if you don't know which to install).

    Now that they've all been installed, a command line will state that ADB has to be restarted. Let it restart and it should say completed.

    Now -- here's where everything was messing up. When you click open the SDK-R08 folder, you should have the z4root.apk file right there amongst a list of folders. Go to the "platform-tools" folder and in there you should see the ADB.exe file. Ignore that for now. While in platform-tools press Ctrl+A so that everything is highlighted. Right click and select Cut, back out to the main directory of the SDK R08 folder and select Paste so that the ADB.exe, .dll, and all the other files from within platform-tools is out and listed alongside the z4root.apk.

    Next - Follow all of the instructions up to "Plug in your phone, and have it set to "Charge only" Like JonsJava said, open up command prompt (type in CMD in the "search programs and files bar"). If you extracted the "android-sdk-r08-windows" file directly to the (C: ) drive, all you have to type in is...

    (Note: Before I go into that, it'll be easiest to rename the file "SDK" instead of the whole "android-sdk, etc, name... I'll complete the instructions assuming you renamed it to SDK. Continued below... all you have to type in is...

    cd C:\SDK

    (The next line below will look like this)

    c:\SDK>

    Here, type in... adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

    Total should look like... c:\SDK>adb install z4root.1.3.0.apk

    Hit enter and it should go through a few instructions. From there look in the applist on your phone for z4root, click on it and select permanently root. Your phone will restart. From there you're rooted (test by downloading an app which requires root) and don't have to worry about the low memory issues every again. Glad I got the Captivate, lol. So much easier to root, rom, and overclock.

    Last note:

    Uploaded with ImageShack.us

    This is what the main directory of the SDK folder should look like before you enter anything in the command line.