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[HOW-TO] ROOT 2.3.5/1.3.418 magic md5 method

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OP themib

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 09:18 PM #1

bhigham/beh and I modified the root method
based on New root method for stock 2.3.4 (621/622) found (Droid2, R2D2)

How this works

Originally Posted by phifc

There's an exploit in loadpreinstall.sh. It compares md5 sum files of preinstalled apps and if they're different, copies the md5 to the local cache. The preinstall just has an empty file in app/ so it will parse the md5 for it. Instead of an md5 sum, it contains a local.prop that allows adb root shell. So the system thinks it's copying the md5sum to the cache when it bounces off the symlink and overwrites the /data/local.prop, giving adb root on next reboot



watch video By: Tomsgt

have 5 options
a self extracting batch file
a regular batch file
slitaz boot cd, (like ezSBF)
manual adb/moto-fastboot
Voodoo method

I have tested and they work

basic instructions/steps for batch files and slitaz

you need to be on 2.3.5/1.3.418
SBF and update.zip here http://forum.xda-dev.....php?t=1703640
and Motorola Drivers need to be installed

turn phone on
enable usb debugging (system/apps/developer options)
connect to pc
change usb mode to charge only or pc mode
start program, see instructions specified with the option you chose
there are on screen instruction, but this is what will happen
a file is pushed to your phone with adb
phone will reboot to fastboot, all you will see on phone is moto boot logo dualcore screen
click enter
two files will be flashed to phone
phone will reboot
when it has completed reboot
click enter
phone will reboot
when phone has completed reboot
click enter
files will be pushed to phone with adb
phone will reboot
when phone has completed reboot
click enter
files will be pushed to phone with adb
phone will reboot to recovery
press both volume buttons when you see ! in a triangle with android andy
wipe cache using volume buttons to scroll, select with power button
when complete, select reboot with power button
Done.

when running the batch file or slitaz you may see these errors
rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 no such file or directory
no root.img.gz no such file or directory
rm failed for /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5 read only file system

that is fine, it will still work

and it should installs bsr/ system recovery

Root DX2 2.3.5 batch file in self extracting exe
DroidX2_Root_2012.exe

download
double click on DroidX2_Root_2012.exe to start
follow onscreen instructions
note: first reboot, goes to a nonlabeled fastboot mode, all you will see is moto boot logo dualcore screen just click enter to flash files

Root DX2 2.3.5 batch file
DX2_Batchroot.7z

download file
extract with 7zip
double click on rootdx2.bat to start
follow onscreen instructions
note: first reboot, goes to a nonlabeled fastboot mode, all you will see is moto boot logo dualcore screen

slitaz boot iso, like ezSBF
Droid2_D2G_DX_DX2-RootCD-2012.iso

has options for D2, D2G, DX, and DX2
burn to cd with imgburn, or flash drive use Download UNetBootin for Windows


Manual method may update this later

you need
moto-fastboot.exe not fastboot.exe
adb files found in petes root tools
Petes root tools
modified root.img

instructions
extract any .zip or .gz
move all files to same folder like C:\root to make it easy

Enable USB debugging on phone
open command prompt
enter
cd/
cd c:root
adb shell rm /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
adb shell ln -s /data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
( don't worry if you see an error)
boot phone to fastboot
run commands
moto-fastboot.exe flash preinstall root.img
moto-fastboot.exe reboot

let phone boot complete, then reboot again (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)
command
adb shell
should give you a root prompt (# instead of $)

run petes root tools, zerg rush, or superoneclick
then you are rooted



voodoo method
1 start with full stock 2.3.4/1.3.380,if you have rooted with anything other than Pete’s Root Tools
or have altered/deleted stock file you need to
SBF to full stock 2.3.4/1.3.380 (VRZ_MB870_4.5.1A-DTN-150-30_1FF_01.sbf)
read How to SBF an X2, ezSBF DX2, and Common X2 Questions and Answers
if you don't want to lose data, don't wipe data (although it is recommended), unless you bootloop
if you bootloop you have no choice, but to wipe data via stock recovery see Common X2 Questions and Answers

2 Root with Pete's Root Tools

3 install Voodoo OTA Root Keeper, backup su, then temp unroot (keeps backup)

4 install update 2.3.5/1.3.418 , via over the air or download, place in sd card root (not in a folder)
and install via stock recovery see Common X2 Questions and Answers

5 restore root with Voodoo

edit:
zergrush removes stock files, to root, causing update to fail

Magic MD5 Root 2.3.4 for D2, R2D2, D2G, DX and 2.3.5 for DX2 - Google Docs

sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs

06 aug 12 added magic md5 method
16 oct 12 new pete's link

Edited by themib, 16 October 2012 - 12:26 PM.

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OP themib

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Posted 06 August 2012 - 01:24 PM #2

updated root method
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[ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

sd_shadow's (themib) [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - sites.google


OP themib

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:22 PM #3

and thanks for pinning this to the top
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[ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

sd_shadow's (themib) [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - sites.google


razorloves

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 09:45 PM #4

and thanks for pinning this to the top


you're welcome
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crackerjack

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:49 PM #5

Thanks for posting these instructions. They were very clear and the process worked the very first time I tried them. I spent a half a day trying to figure out how to root my phone and then apply the 2.3.5 update without much success. Then I stumbled upon your site and boy what a life saver. Thanks again for posting.
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OP themib

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 06:48 PM #6

great, I've posted this on several forums
and here magic md5 root for d2, d2g, dx, & dx2
https://docs.google....mTx-41f3h4/edit


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[ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

sd_shadow's (themib) [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - sites.google


fire suppressor

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:13 PM #7

First of all thank you for the post. This was my first time ever rooting my phone and you made it a very easy process. I do have two questions for you. 1 now that my phone is rooted how do I use my wifi hotspot for free and get around verizon's subscription fee and 2 is it possible to flash my phone back to normal if I needed too?
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OP themib

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:23 PM #8

for wifi tether try Barnacle Wifi Tether
for unrooting, best to flash 2.3.4 or 2.3.5 DX2 .sbf

links in my list for instructions on flashing .sbf, under DX2 section, ezSBF is a good option
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[ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

sd_shadow's (themib) [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - sites.google


fire suppressor

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:05 PM #9

I thought one of the reasons to root your phone was the ability to use the phones wifi cabability without having to use a app. Sorry to ask what I am sure are simple questions but how do I use super user? So far I have not benn able to play with it and make it do anything
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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:44 PM #10

rooting only gives you root access, so that you can add/remove system settings and files
superuser is like your root firewall, every app that wants root access, must go through superuser
don't need to do anything, if you install a app the wants root access, you will get a superuser popup asking allow or deny

some custom roms have working built-in hotspot, maybe cm7? can't remember
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[ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root
I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

sd_shadow's (themib) [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - sites.google