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Droid 2 Global root CD for .629 (not necessary to brick phone)

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 09:30 PM #1

I have assembled a rooting CD for Droid 2 Global phones that have taken the .629 update.
I got the info on how to do this from phifc's post at
http://rootzwiki.com...nd-droid2-r2d2/
so all credit for this method go to phifc, djrbliss, and the others who developed the method.
I have simply taken the method, and assembled the tools for the Droid 2 Global.
Credit for the idea behind the CD method should go to 1KDS, as I have mostly patterned this CD after his method.
Credit should also go to Skrilax_CZ, as without his Motorola Android Firmware (De)packer, we wouldn't be able to have a CD under 50 meg.
I have tested this CD on my phone, and found it to work properly, but I can't guarantee that it will work for others. Others have also found it to work, but I can't guarantee you will have the same results.
You are welcome to try it, and I hope it is helpful to someone, but as with all modifications, you do so at your own risk.

Instructions for using this CD.
Download and burn this image file to CD. (or create bootable USB)
It might be a good idea to do a factory reset before starting this process, but you might be ok without it. My phone had already been rooted, so I had to sbf it back to stock, in order to test the CD, so I have only tried it after a factory reset.

1 Enable USB debugging on the phone,
2 Boot computer off of this CD
3 Hook up phone to computer (phone needs to be on at this point)
4 Start the root process by selecting option 1
5 When it says on the screen that phone needs placed in bootloader, (almost right away, as it only needs to send 1 command before placing in bootloader) power off the phone, and put it in bootloader by holding the up arrow on the keyboard of the phone while powering on.
6 when in bootloader and hooked up to the phone, press enter on the computer to proceed, a preinstall image will be flashed to the phone, providing the exploit that will root the phone.
7 When it has flashed, the phone should reboot. If it hangs when booting, unplug phone, remove battery, replace battery and power back on. When powered on, hook up cable again, and the process will continue (it will immediately reboot again)
8 When the phone reboots, ADB should be root, so it will push the necessary files to the phone, and reboot the phone again. Per Morlok8k, cache should be wiped to avoid bootloop problems, so the phone will be rebooted into Recovery.
9 You will have to press both volume buttons to enter recovery, where you should wipe cache partition and reboot.
If all went well, your phone should be rooted.
If you try it, please verify if it works for you, or gives you trouble.
Hope this helps someone.

I updated the CD (mainly just made it a bit smaller) and uploaded it to Mediafire
http://www.mediafire...394ha4dzjtyqpqb
I also uploaded it to rapidshare,
https://rapidshare.c..._CD-updated.iso
the md5 for the updated CD is
84ff5a572e98c3eb366cc6fec13f99d5
I also previously forgot to mention that this method works fine off a bootable usb drive, a CD is not necessary. I use Unetbootin to create the bootable usb, and it works well for me.
Update:
I went ahead and put together an EzSbf style CD that contains both the full .629 sbf, as well as the root option.
I tested it out on my phone, and it appears to work fine. However, if you don't have over 1 GB of RAM, it will be necessary to reboot the computer between flashing 629, and rooting the phone. The reason for this is that the CD loads into RAM, and the SBF file unzips to around 600 Meg, and the preinstall to close to 300. So, they can't be both unzipped at once. I tried the idea of having the script rezip the sbf after flashing it, but it took longer than rebooting the computer. If you run this with under a GB of RAM, the computer will not be able to unzip the SBF, and will crash the script, without giving error messages, as when the command fails, it will try to advance.
I noticed there are no instructions for putting your phone in bootloader mode, in order to flash .629 SBF. So if you are going to SBF the phone, you need to get into bootloader first. To do that, boot while holding the volume down and camera buttons, or holding both volume buttons, or holding the up arrow on the keyboard. Any of the three methods should take you to bootloader.
If rooting, the phone needs to be booted up to start.
All that to say, if someone wants the CD for recovery and root, here it is.
https://rapidshare.c...-and-RootCD.iso
md5 is
579d7d5095fc2560205033456db150a2



Additional Mirror:
Rapidshare has had some trouble recently, but thanks to themib for putting up a mirror that has most of these CD images as well. They can be found at
https://docs.google....Tx-41f3h4/edit#

Edited by beh, 06 December 2012 - 05:33 AM.

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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

Chaos2092

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Posted 24 July 2012 - 06:52 AM #2

I'm not at home where there's a decent internet connection to download this nor CDs to burn this to but I might have to give this a go...
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OP beh

beh

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 07:22 AM #3

I'm not at home where there's a decent internet connection to download this nor CDs to burn this to but I might have to give this a go...

Sounds good, if you try it would you mind posting back your results or suggestions? Thanks
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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

kuking

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:11 AM #4

Hi can this be made for the D2 .621 also? can you show us how?
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Gasai Yuno

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:26 AM #5

Hi can this be made for the D2 .621 also? can you show us how?

If you ever bothered to read, this CD was made after the CD made for the Droid 2.

But yeah who needs to read?
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▣Sony LT25i “Tsubasa”, Android 4.1.2 “Jelly Bean” with Xperia™ extensions
├── Stock ── Rooted ── Locked bootloader
├── Maximum speed witnessed over LTE: 98.2 Mbps
└── Average speed over LTE: 88.7 Mbps

kuking

kuking

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 11:58 AM #6

yeah Gasai yuno I just saw this in the other thread sorry for not keeping my self up to date with it
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OP beh

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Posted 25 July 2012 - 12:17 PM #7

yeah Gasai yuno I just saw this in the other thread sorry for not keeping my self up to date with it

Actually, the method was done for the D2 first, but this CD was made for the D2G first. Since I don't have a D2, I put together a CD for the D2G a few days ago, and just put one together for the D2 last night. Since I don't have a D2, haven't been able to verify it working, but it is posted in the other thread if someone wants to try it.
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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

zzcs7879

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 02:05 AM #8

Thx for the release of this new method. I simply downloaded the ISO and make a booting flash drive. It works for my D2G without any trouble.
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OP beh

beh

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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:10 AM #9

Thx for the release of this new method. I simply downloaded the ISO and make a booting flash drive. It works for my D2G without any trouble.

Glad it worked for you, and thanks for verifying that it worked.
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Combined Droid 2, D2G, Droid X, Droid X2 root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...droidx-root-cd/
Droid 2 Global recovery and root CD: http://rootzwiki.com...to-brick-phone/

Beyond

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 03:10 AM #10

Another successful root thanks to the cd. Very easy. I didn't do a full wipe. Maintained all my old data.

Have super user....

But am having some trouble with clockwork recovery (rom manager in play store) not booting into recovery mode.... Resets to try.... But ends up just rebooting... Trying to research that part now.

But thanks for the first part!
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