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dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 08:46 PM
I have the droid x running 2.3.3. I have tried everything to root my phone. I rooted it in the past but had some problems so i SBF'ed it. I tried rooting again recently and it did not work. I tried both z4 root and ginger break. Neither of which had any success, even getting through the exploit. for a few tries there z4 root made it past the exploit just to get stuck at acquiring root shell. So now i have an unrooted phone with superuser installed and absolutely no root functionality. I've SBF'ed it about twice since then trying to get it to work but with the same results. Any suggestions?

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 08:48 PM
use d3 1 click in my sig

works like a charm but u have to do it through ur pc and unlock the lockscreen on each reboot

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 08:52 PM
so wait... If i used that, every time i restarted my phone i'd have to unlock it with the computer?

Leach19m
11-20-2011, 08:52 PM
Yup, the D3 root method is the way to go. Ensure you are set to charge only instead of mass storage and usb debugging must be turned on.

Also, never has to unlock screen after every reboot personally, but I suppose it couldn't hurt the chances of success

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Leach19m
11-20-2011, 08:53 PM
so wait... If i used that, every time i restarted my phone i'd have to unlock it with the computer?

No, not what he meant., the phone reboot 3 times during the process, that's what he was referring to

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dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 08:55 PM
Alright, I'll check that out real quick

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 08:57 PM
what did he mean by unlock the phone after each reboot?

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 09:03 PM
unlock ur lockscreen on ur phone

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 09:05 PM
gotcha. Well i tried it, it seemed to work fine. I got confirmation from the program and i opened superuser, tried to update binaries and failed when tried to gain root access. I also opened terminal and typed 'su' and it said permission denied. Not sure why this isn't working. I have a Droid X1 by the way. Just figured that was obvious

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 09:09 PM
try downloading a mybackup root and see if it asks for su permissions

silver04v
11-20-2011, 09:11 PM
prolly need to sbf and start the d3 one click fresh. If you had SU on there it prolly messed it up trying to do the d3 one click. So if you didnt start fresh, then I say sbf then try it. Should work 1st try.

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 09:14 PM
just delete su or uninstall and run d3 again

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 09:15 PM
It doesn't ask. It just says I dont have root and closes.

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 09:15 PM
And how can i uninstall SU. there's no option for it and i cant use any root app manager obviously

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 09:18 PM
u can go to settings/applications/all and uninstall su

try clearing data if not

Leach19m
11-20-2011, 09:19 PM
Long click on the SuperUser icon, drag it to the garbage can and hold it until it says "drop to uninstall"

OR

Go to phone settings, applications, manage applications, all, superuser, uninstall

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 09:21 PM
There is no uninstall option. And when i do the drag to uninstall it just says uninstall not successful

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 09:25 PM
There is no uninstall option. And when i do the drag to uninstall it just says uninstall not successfulclear data and see if that wiorks

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 09:31 PM
i downgraded SU and cleared data. Same result. lol

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 09:32 PM
sbf fresh then d3

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 09:33 PM
Crap. I was hoping to avoid that. haha. ah well. Ill let ya know how it turns out

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 09:34 PM
it will work this time

cory46
11-20-2011, 09:54 PM
No need to sbf at all do this


If you are trying to root from the OTA Gingerbread update and you were previously rooted, you will probably experience problems with this root method because of the pre-existence of busybox and superuser.apk. For that reason, you may need to attempt both the script method (for Windows XP users) and program executable method (Windows Vista/7 users). If you are still having problems, please follow these instructions:
Open a Command Prompt in the folder where you extracted the one-click root package (see instructions for rooting). If you are using Windows 7, you can just use Shift+Right-Click on the folder you extracted the package and choose to "Open a command prompt here". For other operating systems or versions of Windows, you may require some DOS experience or need to Google how to change directories.

In the command prompt, type the following command:

adb shell

If you receive any kind of error, then you may not be in the folder where you extracted ADB.exe or you may need to reboot your computer, your phone, or check the connection. You should receive an ADB prompt ending with either a # or a $.

If the line ends with a $, then run the one-click exploit for Windows XP (even if you have Windows Vista or 7) and only complete step 1.

When you have adb shell ending with a #, type the following commands:

mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/system /system
rm /system/bin/su
rm /system/xbin/su

Ignore any messages that warn you about the file not being found/missing. We're removing old copies of su/superuser which are causing this one-click root method to fail.

-- Sent from my HP TouchPad using Communities

dawkinsjh
11-20-2011, 10:17 PM
okay thank goodness! sbf and root worked. Thanks for all the help!

cobracon71
11-20-2011, 10:22 PM
ur welcome lol