[How To] Root 4.5.621 with magic md5 (does not require Milestone SBF)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd_shadow View Post
    if pressing the power button doesn't reboot, pull battery, and reboot

    was sbf_flash able to flash file?

    Sent from my DROID X2 using Droid X Forums
    Got it thanks!!

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    So for the ppl on Milestone X n already have roms installed, really don't need this, correct? My phone has been lagging on Liquid 321, so I wiped n flashed to CM, looking for new stuff that's all. Tia

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    If you already rooted using the milestone method then no you wont need this. This is just an alternative way to root without having to go through all that. Did you flash the .621 kernel back to your phone after sbfing it to .604?

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    Unsure, it was a while I did it. Been on my work phone more. Wanted to try new roms n what not but whatever is compatible. Here is what I'm on
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    Quote Originally Posted by sd_shadow View Post
    bhigham/beh modified the root method
    based on New D2 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







    Droid2_D2G_DX_DX2-RootCD-2012.iso
    has options for D2, D2G, DX, and DX2

    burn image to cd with imgburn, (Instructions, Window 7 - Vista and XP)
    or flash drive use UNetBootin for Windows (Instructions from pendrivelinux.com)


    basically read onscreen directions

    Reboot PC
    Hit F12 (sometimes F8 or esc) during boot to go to boot menu
    Select drive image is on
    wait for yellow "boot baby... boot" screen
    You will see yellow dots for 3-5 minutes then the script will start

    select DX
    don't use numbers on right side of you keyboard, just use the ones above qwerty

    turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable

    check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)
    select charge only usb mode

    press continue I get to this point & it does not do anything. Am I suppose to be in bootloader on just phone on ?
    adb will push
    Code:
    data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
    reboot phone to bootloader (Hold volume up+down buttons and power button, or hold Vol.Down and Camera and wait for the screen to flash)
    repacked sbf will be flashed (less than 50mb)
    phone will, reboot twice, very important (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)
    adb pushes su,superuser, and busybox
    reboot to recovery, wipe cache (should auto reboot to recovery, at android andy press both volume buttons, if it doesn't press home button and hold it in then press your power button, hold it in also till you see a triangle on the screen w/ android andy then press both volume buttons)
    then select reboot
    rooted
    again most of these steps are just click continue

    updated 07 Sept 2012
    25 Sept 2012 added bootloader and recovery details
    So what Am I doing wrong ?

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    check usb debugging (settings/apps/development)
    select charge only usb mode

    press continue I get to this point & it does not do anything. Am I suppose to be in bootloader on just phone on ?
    phone needes to be on so you can select usb debugging and charge only mode, does the program say anything
    try toggling usb debugging on/off

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    Quote Originally Posted by sd_shadow View Post
    phone needes to be on so you can select usb debugging and charge only mode, does the program say anything
    try toggling usb debugging on/off
    I got it thanks to sd_shadow .
    I also uninstalled & reinstalled usb drivers.
    Also used the usb port close to the A/C power port on my laptop.

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    droid x root

    i was wondering if this is the most up to date method to rooting droid x on .621 build?
    and is it still reffering to using a linux based o.s. like Ubuntu?
    new to alll this so any help is greatly appreciated!

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    This is the only direct root method for .621. There is another but it requires you to SBF to .604 milestone.

    And no you don't need to be on a Linux machine (if that's what you're asking?)

    Sent from my X2 using DXF

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    you download an iso file that contains an linux os that runs from a cd or usb drive


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