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[How To] Root (or re-root) after 5.5.893

This is a discussion on [How To] Root (or re-root) after 5.5.893 within the Droid Bionic Hacking Guides forums, part of the Droid Bionic Hacks category; This is nothing new, but I'm seeing all over the place people talking about losing root once they took the 5.5.893 OTA, or simply wanting ...

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    [How To] Root (or re-root) after 5.5.893

    This is nothing new, but I'm seeing all over the place people talking about losing root once they took the 5.5.893 OTA, or simply wanting to root now, and thought this could be beneficial and easier to find, since this solution is being posted in various threads now. If you used the "forever root" method, you should've kept root, but if not, this will work (Windows only).

    Here's the kicker - if you were rooted before, this might not work, at first. Evidently some remnant of root, whether it's the .apk or su or whatever messes this up. (if you never rooted, this should work fine) For me, I had to do a factory reset, which was no big deal since I had my apps/data backed up - it cleaned out whatever was causing the problem before. When I ran this after a factory reset, it worked fine. It did give me one message about a file already existing, but continued and worked fine. Others have reported that, instead of a factory reset, they simply had to manually install busybox/Superuser from the market - but neither of those solutions worked for me since I didn't have root access. So, that said... here it is:
    1. If you don't already have them, download/install the appropriate Motorola drivers (32 bit or 64 bit) - just extract / install
    2. Download this file (thx p3droid): one click exploit
    3. Extract it to your desktop (or wherever - just easier to get to for me on my desktop!)
    4. On your phone, make sure USB Debugging is enabled (settings > applications > development)
    5. Plug it into your computer and make sure it's set to "Charge Only"
    6. Open up the folder you just extracted and double click "runme.bat"
    7. Follow instructions and you should be good to go. It will reboot towards the end, just let it finish after it reboots.
    8. If this doesn't work or you get an error, you might have to factory reset or try one of the other solutions mentioned in the "kicker" above.
    Hope this helps... again, this is not my thing, just thought this could be easier for people to find.
    Last edited by jntdroid; 12-14-2011 at 10:25 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jntdroid View Post
    For me, I had to do a factory reset...
    How do you do a factory reset?
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majorbionic View Post
    How do you do a factory reset?
    Thanks.
    settings-privacy-factory data reset

    Tap'd from my Bionic

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    Quote Originally Posted by majorbionic View Post
    How do you do a factory reset?
    Thanks.
    Settings > Privacy > Factory data reset

    do NOT check "erase internal storage" or "erase sd card", just select "reset phone"
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    Ty for this.... Made my search easier

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    I rooted with the ONE-CLICK method. I haven't taken the OTA yet. I have an option to do FOREVER ROOT and then take the OTA, or take the OTA then RE-ROOT using p3droid's exploit.

    Pro's and Con's? If I forever root, can I then never UNROOT (like if I have to unroot for a future OTA/IceCreamSandwich)?

    Is p3droid's exploit reversible?

    EDIT: couldn't wait. Did the forever root and got the update. All is well.
    Last edited by CoolRaul; 12-15-2011 at 08:59 AM.

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    Thanks a lot jntdroid!

    I lost root after updating to 5.5.893. Executing 1-click exploit alone did not work. I also tried reinstalling BusyBox and updating SuperUser but that also did not work.

    After I run factory reset then 1-click exploit, I'm rooted again!

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    JNTDroid-thanks for the summary. I have wheeled about a variety of forums trying to figure this out. Went back to stock via motorooter to get ota update. Update took. Lost root. Motorooter wouldn't process root. Tried \R3l3AS3DRoot_Windows on my laptop/PC-but the file doesn't run right. I did the adb wait-for-device edits too-this worked before. No luck. Now i found your post, and the one click exploit. But when I try to unzip-says the file is empty. Evidently some folks have made it work...but not me. What to do? Any ideas? I am happy to factory reset to get rid of old file remnants, but don't want to do it until i have a method to re-do the root.

    UPDATE-got the exploit file to unzip...but run into the same problem. Phone plugged in via USB, debugging, charge only-the script will run but has a bunch of errors-like adb command not valid, etc. runs all the way through then says you're rooted, which you're defintiely not! what am I doing wrong? Help!
    Last edited by rfwight16; 12-20-2011 at 07:42 PM.

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    Thanks for this info! I'm rooted!

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    Can someone please post this file? I cannot get it through the website on the link provided.


 

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