Root XT910 Jelly Bean (EASY way)

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laerun81

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I apologize if this has already been mentioned elsewhere, I did skim through the main posts and perform a search for the general topic. This root method is basicly just djrbliss' over @ droidrzr.com except it was massively simplified by another user named marty45714. So essentially this is technically now a method to root xt910 using windows! And its SUPER simple, especially for non Linux users like myself. Here is a direct quote of his post:

"Moderator,

I spent the weekend working on something really lightweight to get this done easily, and I've finally got it working and ready.
Using Oracle VirtualBox with a Tiny Core Linux VM, I've managed to get this down to a 46 MB download.
Everything is automatic... helps the user get connected to SMB, then helps with getting connected with USB debugging before running the exploit.
I spent most of the entire weekend tweaking with Tiny Core Linux to get this ready. Please share. Where's the best place to start a new thread to get the word out about this?


Here are the steps:

1) Install Sun VirtualBox on your Windows PC. [EDIT: Link ---> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads <--- Provided my MichelBFR, aint he swell? ;)]

2) Download the VirtualBox .ova file here:
dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/bb53ayj5c3nd5ie/Root_Bionic_JB.ova?token_hash=AAGSOYfPuDXTur_e9qlYl2JRERovPyfMwe-2xNzHXg4Lxg&dl=1 [EDIT: Link dead, see below]

3) Import the .ova file into VirtualBox. (Click "File" then "Import Appliance".)

4) Start the imported VM in VirtualBox (Click the big "Start" Button. It has a green arrow icon.)

5) Follow the instructions on the Linux console."

I also apologize for not coding links etc, I am not an advanced forum user. I just really wanted to share this with anyone who may not have come across this as of yet. If any of you need any further assistance I can try to help as I have successfully used this method and I know absolutely nothing about linux. Enjoy!

EDIT: New link uploaded for step #2 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?84f3hkx11bpl3fc <---- Thanks MichelBFR!!! [LINK UPDATED]
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****** NEW TUTORIAL ******

MichelBFR has gone the extra mile and simplified this process even further on page three, check it out! ======> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40901777&postcount=30
 
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knives809

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This is awesome!!! Good news for us! I will try this when i get back from work!!! Many thanks for sharing!
 
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kristiangmez

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Thanks! I ll try this :)
Sent from my XT910 using xda app-developers app
 
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gskelter

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Wow thanks a lot!! Im trying, hope it works

Enviado desde mi XT910 usando Tapatalk 2
 

MichelBFR

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Well, I'm trying to apply the root on my Razr Maxx, but idk I did something wrong. The process seems to be frozen after the usb connection verification.

Edit: I found the problem. The Virtual Box isn't recognizing the Razr at the USB port. Apparently, the system is conflicting with another request in the same device.

Edit2: OMG!!! Rooted the phone in 30 seconds!

rootrazrmaxx.png


After all the process:

rootrazrmaxx2.png
 
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laerun81

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Well, I'm trying to apply the root on my Razr Maxx, but idk I did something wrong. The process seems to be frozen after the usb connection verification.

Edit: I found the problem. The Virtual Box isn't recognizing the Razr at the USB port. Apparently, the system is conflicting with another request in the same device.

Edit2: OMG!!! Rooted the phone in 30 seconds!

rootrazrmaxx.png


After all the process:

rootrazrmaxx2.png

Yes I had the same issue happen to me, I forgot to mention it. Thanks for clarifying and posting screens. Glad it worked for you!
 

anurag.dj2u

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Yes I believe so as it needs to connect to the samba servers to complete the process.

Ok ... so do we need wifi as well to do this process .

Hit the thx button if i helped ya in anyways

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Ok ... so do we need wifi as well to do this process .

Hit the thx button if i helped ya in anyways

And what about drivers . I just did not understand the process , so please anybody can hep me outta .. Please
 
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MichelBFR

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Yes I had the same issue happen to me, I forgot to mention it. Thanks for clarifying and posting screens. Glad it worked for you!

No problem.

But I forgot to mention another detail about the USB detection. You need to enable the Razr in the Virtual Box config before. Press CTRL + S and do as the screen:

root5.png


Then the Virtual Box will detect your phone and continue the root process.
 
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gskelter

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Hey thx for the screens
But i really dont know about the smb process, i need put some ips in the phone or where?

Enviado desde mi XT910 usando Tapatalk 2
 

MichelBFR

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Hey thx for the screens
But i really dont know about the smb process, i need put some ips in the phone or where?

Enviado desde mi XT910 usando Tapatalk 2

I'm taking some screens of my phone trying to show you how to connect with the Virtual Box.

It's simple. You will fill the login fields with the info provided by the Virtual Box.
 

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anurag.dj2u

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I am doing it on my laptop . So can anyone tell me if my laptop and phone both are connected to the same wifi instead of LAN so would that work .

Hit the thx button if i helped ya in anyways
 
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    I apologize if this has already been mentioned elsewhere, I did skim through the main posts and perform a search for the general topic. This root method is basicly just djrbliss' over @ droidrzr.com except it was massively simplified by another user named marty45714. So essentially this is technically now a method to root xt910 using windows! And its SUPER simple, especially for non Linux users like myself. Here is a direct quote of his post:

    "Moderator,

    I spent the weekend working on something really lightweight to get this done easily, and I've finally got it working and ready.
    Using Oracle VirtualBox with a Tiny Core Linux VM, I've managed to get this down to a 46 MB download.
    Everything is automatic... helps the user get connected to SMB, then helps with getting connected with USB debugging before running the exploit.
    I spent most of the entire weekend tweaking with Tiny Core Linux to get this ready. Please share. Where's the best place to start a new thread to get the word out about this?


    Here are the steps:

    1) Install Sun VirtualBox on your Windows PC. [EDIT: Link ---> https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads <--- Provided my MichelBFR, aint he swell? ;)]

    2) Download the VirtualBox .ova file here:
    dl.dropboxusercontent.com/s/bb53ayj5c3nd5ie/Root_Bionic_JB.ova?token_hash=AAGSOYfPuDXTur_e9qlYl2JRERovPyfMwe-2xNzHXg4Lxg&dl=1 [EDIT: Link dead, see below]

    3) Import the .ova file into VirtualBox. (Click "File" then "Import Appliance".)

    4) Start the imported VM in VirtualBox (Click the big "Start" Button. It has a green arrow icon.)

    5) Follow the instructions on the Linux console."

    I also apologize for not coding links etc, I am not an advanced forum user. I just really wanted to share this with anyone who may not have come across this as of yet. If any of you need any further assistance I can try to help as I have successfully used this method and I know absolutely nothing about linux. Enjoy!

    EDIT: New link uploaded for step #2 http://www.mediafire.com/download.php?84f3hkx11bpl3fc <---- Thanks MichelBFR!!! [LINK UPDATED]
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    ****** NEW TUTORIAL ******

    MichelBFR has gone the extra mile and simplified this process even further on page three, check it out! ======> http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=40901777&postcount=30
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    Tutorial

    For quick results, follow these steps: (moderators, please put this tutorial in the main post to help the others. Thanks)

    1 - Download the Virtual Box from Oracle - Choose the version that suits to your OS: https://www.virtualbox.org/wiki/Downloads
    2 - Download the .ova file to use with Virtual Box: https://mega.co.nz/#!ZtRmDITb!Cg6dEwem_N4FKzJDUOvWQjtQoLoN2Ip7UcupGCyVL18

    It's mandatory to have access to a wireless connection between your phone and your PC. You can also use other methods, but I really don't know if they are effective.

    Download and install the Virtual Box, giving all the authorizations to install some virtual adapters. After doing it, import the "Root_Bionic_JB.ova" using CTRL + I as the screens below (mine is in portuguese-BR, but you'll understand):

    root1.png


    root2.PNG


    root3.png


    Then, press CTRL + S to enable the Virtual Box to detect your phone using the USB Port:

    root5.png


    Now, you're ready to begin. Press Start:

    root4.png


    rootrazrmaxx.png


    Be sure that your phone is connected as Media Device (MTP) and the debugging mode is enabled. Then, follow the path as the screens below and insert the IP configuration which appears at the Virtual Box screen:

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    Now, see if you phone will show the following screen:

    screenshot2013043009165.png


    If positive, press enter at the Virtual Box screen and see if it will change, saying that your device is detected. Then, connect your phone to your PC using a USB cable and verify if the Virtual Box will detect it:

    rootrazrmaxx5.png


    rootrazrmaxx2.png


    If positive, you will need to press enter and follow the process at the screen, as above. Once your phone vibrates, press enter and wait till the next step. Press enter again to reboot.

    Congratulations. Now you have a Razr (Maxx) with Jelly Bean rooted.
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    Yes I had the same issue happen to me, I forgot to mention it. Thanks for clarifying and posting screens. Glad it worked for you!

    No problem.

    But I forgot to mention another detail about the USB detection. You need to enable the Razr in the Virtual Box config before. Press CTRL + S and do as the screen:

    root5.png


    Then the Virtual Box will detect your phone and continue the root process.
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    Well, I'm trying to apply the root on my Razr Maxx, but idk I did something wrong. The process seems to be frozen after the usb connection verification.

    Edit: I found the problem. The Virtual Box isn't recognizing the Razr at the USB port. Apparently, the system is conflicting with another request in the same device.

    Edit2: OMG!!! Rooted the phone in 30 seconds!

    rootrazrmaxx.png


    After all the process:

    rootrazrmaxx2.png
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    Hey thx for the screens
    But i really dont know about the smb process, i need put some ips in the phone or where?

    Enviado desde mi XT910 usando Tapatalk 2

    I'm taking some screens of my phone trying to show you how to connect with the Virtual Box.

    It's simple. You will fill the login fields with the info provided by the Virtual Box.