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[ROOT] Photon Torpedo, dockless root access

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edgan

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Apr 13, 2011
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Here is the method I discovered for root access that doesn't require a dock.


Please donate with the "Donate to me" button on the top left of this post, if you are willing. I don't promise anything new in the future. It would just be a thank you for this hack.

Old thread, if you have problems with this


Instructions:
Use your favorite method to get photon-torpedo.tar into /data/tmp
Install Superuser from the Market
Install Android Terminal Emulator from the Market
Run Android Terminal Emulator
Run cd /data/tmp
Run /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar
Run /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
Run /data/tmp/install-su.sh

Download:
Photon Torpedo


Thank you dgood!
Thank you Yay!
 
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nezb

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Feb 2, 2010
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Hey, you finally published it! Glad I was able to help out with testing.
 

criptix

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Jul 16, 2009
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not working what im getting

$ ./photon-torpedo.sh
./photon-torpedo.sh
ERROR: ld.so: object 'libpcprofile.so' cannot be loaded as audit interface: unde
fined symbol: la_version; ignored.

Fatal server error:
Server is already active for display 0
If this server is no longer running, remove /tmp/.X0-lock
and start again.


Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
at http://wiki.x.org
for help.

ddxSigGiveUp: Closing log
 

FrameCityJackal

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Nov 4, 2010
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I hate to be that guy but I wont get anywhere without asking questions...

which data folder do I put the zip in? the emulator says it can't run
 

urcboss07

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Aug 4, 2007
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Here is the method I discovered for root access that doesn't require a dock.


Please donate with the "Donate to me" button on the top left of this post, if you are willing. I don't promise anything new in the future. It would just be a thank you for this hack.

Old thread, if you have problems with this


Instructions:
Use your favorite method to get photon-torpedo.tar into /data/tmp
Install Superuser from the Market
Install Android Terminal Emulator from the Market
Run Android Terminal Emulator
Run cd /data/tmp
Run /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar
Run /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
Run /data/tmp/install-su.sh

Download:
Photon Torpedo

I wonder whether I need to extract the torpedo.tar file into data/tmp. When I am at /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar, it gives me error: CANNOT OPEN: no such files. What did I do wrong here?
 
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criptix

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Jul 16, 2009
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I did it through adb
Im assuming you already ran the tar command

Open cmd type adb shell
Cd /data/tmp

Type ./photon-torpedo.sh


It should say [email protected]:/data/tmp#

Then type ./install-su.sh

Done

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    Here is the method I discovered for root access that doesn't require a dock.


    Please donate with the "Donate to me" button on the top left of this post, if you are willing. I don't promise anything new in the future. It would just be a thank you for this hack.

    Old thread, if you have problems with this


    Instructions:
    Use your favorite method to get photon-torpedo.tar into /data/tmp
    Install Superuser from the Market
    Install Android Terminal Emulator from the Market
    Run Android Terminal Emulator
    Run cd /data/tmp
    Run /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar
    Run /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
    Run /data/tmp/install-su.sh

    Download:
    Photon Torpedo


    Thank you dgood!
    Thank you Yay!
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    They did a great write up (link below). Maybe this can be a little simpler for some people at walking them through it.

    http://briefmobile.com/how-to-root-motorola-photon-4g


    "Root Motorola Photon 4G


    Prerequisites

    •Drivers
    ◦32-bit
    ◦64-bit
    •ADB package
    •Root file
    Installation

    1.Navigate to the Android Market and install the “Superuser” application from ChainsDD
    ◦Alternatively, install a Superuser .apk file from here.
    2.Extract the ADB package to your C:\ Drive under a new folder titled “root”
    3.Place the root file in the same folder
    4.Open the command prompt (Start >> run “cmd” >> enter)
    5.Type the following commands
    ◦cd C:/root
    ◦adb push photon-torpedo.tar /data/tmp
    ◦adb shell
    ◦cd /data/tmp
    ◦/bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar
    ◦/data/tmp/photon-torpedo.sh
    ◦/data/tmp/install-su.sh
    6.Congratulations! You are rooted!
    /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/root.tar

    Source: Edgan, XDA

    "
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    For the super noobs like myself (what worked for me)

    So I will kinda write out how I did this and how I was helped:

    You MUST have ADB installed if you do not then you need to figure that out, there are tons of tutorials on this if you just google it.


    Instructions:

    Install Superuser from the Market
    Install Android Terminal Emulator from the Market


    These two things can be done right off the bat. You will come back to this later.

    Use your favorite method to get photon-torpedo.tar into /data/tmp

    As far as this goes, I just put the zip file you downloaded that probably ended up in your downloads folder right onto drive C - So it should be C:\photon-torpedo...Now do this:

    Open a command prompt

    TYPE adb push photon-torpedo.tar /data/tmp

    Adb shell

    cd /data/tmp

    /bin/tar xf /data/tmp/photon-torpedo.tar

    Make sure you include the period . on the next two!!

    ./photon-torpedo.sh
    ./install-su.sh


    you don't have to type the /data/tmp part because you are/should be, already in that location.

    Now at this point you should be rooted. Open Terminal Emulator you got from the market earlier and

    TYPE su
    and then hit enter

    if super user pops up and asks for permission you have succeeded.




    Many thanks to Edgan for the actual process and criptix for the step by step explanation. Sorry so long and if I forgot something please let me know, I hope this helps someone.
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    ROOTING for DUMMIES

    Here is an expanded version of my earlier post that attempts to be a Dummies Guide. A few things:

    1. Turn on USB Debugging in Menu/Settings/Applications/Development/USB Debugging - check the box.
    2. From the market download and install the Superuser App to your phone. You may be asked to update binaries but you can't till you're rooted. It's OK as is.
    3. Download and install the drivers to your PC from the link in step 9 below.
    4. Download both the ADB package and the torpedo root file to your PC from the link in step 9 below.
    5. Create a folder on your C: drive called Root.
    6. Unzip the ADB package to the Root folder and move the torpedo root file there as well.
    7. Plug your phone into your PC with the USB cable. Set USB Settings to Charge Only. (I didn't change this myself but others report better success this way.)
    8. From your PC click Start:Run: type CMD and click OK.
    9. Enter the prompts shown at http://briefmobile.com/how-to-root-motorola-photon-4g

    IGNORE error messages - just enter the lines shown.
    The screen shot below is what a successful root session looks like and takes less than 2 minutes. Note the spacing when typing. It should look exactly like the screenshot.

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    If your screen looks like this you are done and rooted!
    Install Root Checker from the Market and run it to verify you are rooted.
    Have a beer, you deserve one!

    I'm a noob having just purchased a MoPho last week as my first real Android phone (the 1.6 phone I used briefly a few years ago doesn't count). This is my first time rooting although I used to be quite the modder in ye olde Razr days. As a bit of background, I've been using Moto cell phones since the first brick came out in the mid 80's.

    The root process described here worked flawlessly and exactly as advertised. A few VERY basic tips:

    Put the tar file and the adb files in a new folder named c:\root
    Install the drivers and plug your phone into your PC via your USB cable.
    From your PC - Start:Run:cmd:<enter>

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    Find the folder the photon file is in hold shift key and right mouse click the folder select open in command window.

    At cmd type
    adb push photon-torpedo.tar /data/tmp

    Then

    Adb shell

    Then

    cd /data/tmp

    for the rest follow the op except drop the /data/tmp and replace with ./





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