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    Default Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Rooting the Droid Bionic running Jelly Bean 4.1.2 for dummys




    This guide is as plain english as it gets because i'll tell you step by step instructions how to do everything to get your Droid Bionic rooted in simple words. It involves running ubunto on your computer but you're not downloading or changing anything on your computer. It's going to run off of a dvd. That's one thing you'll need beside a computer with internet and a usb cable. Blank writable dvd. So here goes!


    1. On your computer you're going to ubuntu.com and you're going to download the ubuntu operating system and here's the link. Don't worry nothing gets installed on your computer. . Make sure you pick the 13.04 version for the 32 bit. That's very important. 64 bit version can't do this.

    2. Now that you have it downloaded you're going to burn it on to a dvd. This is an iso of the OS. OS is operating system and iso is an image file. Image file meaning you can't burn it on to a dvd like a movie. You have to use an image burner. Windows 7 comes with a built in one and me...i have a dell so mine came with Roxio. Which ever program you use you have to use it to burn this iso on to a dvd.

    3. Now you're going to run Ubuntu on your Windows computer on a temporary basis. Like i said nothing gets downloaded on your computer. you're going to put that dvd into your cd/dvd drive and shut the computer off. Then power it on and when you see boot options you hit whatever key it tells you to get you into boot options on your computer. Mine is f12. It should be either f8 or f12 but what you want to do is get into your bios menue. Because you're going to boot up your computer with the dvd and run ubuntu os.On the settings choose cd/dvd for the #1 boot option. Then your computer will boot and boom....you're on Ubunto OS. When you get the prompt to try or install, hit try. This whole process is going to be done on ubuntu running on the dvd. It'll take a few mins to load and you'll be on. Patience!!!

    4. Now you're running ubuntu on your computer and don't do anything! We're here to root your phone and not to explore. You can explore some other time. Now you're going to open a terminal. Terminal is like command prompt on Windows. You'll be entering command lines as a super user. Super user is owner/Administrator. Basically you're telling the computer what to do. Hit ctrl alt t all at once and a terminal will open. That's ctrl button, alt button, and t button.

    5. Now you're ready to do some serious stuff! On the terminal enter these commands and hit enter. Don't worry i'll explain each and every one. And fyi sudo is a root level command and also no matter what you do here, it won't screw up your phone or your computer. But do pay attention so you won't have to do all this all over again. Make sure you space and capitalize! First we're going to make a directory. It's for a samba file. Enter this command and hit enter

    mkdir /tmp/share

    6. Now we will install samba on your computer....temporarly! Enter this command and hit enter

    sudo apt-get install samba

    7. Now edit the configuration file for samba. Enter this and hit enter

    sudo gedit /etc/samba/smb.conf


    8. Now a text editor will pop up and you're going to add this to the end of it and hit save. Go all the way to the bottom on the text editor and type all this. After every line you hit enter and you'll be on the next line. After all these are entered save and close the text editor window.

    [share]
    path = /tmp/share
    available = yes
    valid users = guest
    read only = yes
    browsable = yes
    public = yes


    9. You just opened a samba file share where only valid users can accesss it and in this case the only valid user is guest. Now we're going to create the user which is you as guest and put a password on it so only you can access it. Enter these commands and hit enter on the terminal!

    sudo useradd guest -m -G users

    10. Make sure that last command has -G in capital!!

    11. Put a password on the user name now. Enter this and enter

    sudo passwd guest

    12. Make up your own password and hit enter. You have to confirm the password and it does not show as you type it in. So choose a simple password, and all this is temporary to get your bionic rooted. After you get your root all this is trash!

    13. Now you have to put a password for your samba! I used 1234 as my password for both these things. Enter this and hit enter.

    sudo smbpasswd -a guest

    14. Type any or the same as #11 above and hit enter. Now the samba file is there and only you can access it. Now restart samba by entering this command and hitting enter.

    sudo restart smbd

    15.So now we're going to download and put the exploits in to your file where your phone can link up to it and root. Enter this command to download the exploits.

    cd /tmp/share
    wget
    tar xvf motoshare2.tgz
    sudo chmod 755 run.sh

    16. You'll see the exploits being downloaded and now you're almost ready for the final step. Put your phone and your computer on the same network. You have to hit ifconfig on the command line and get your ip. It's a 192.something number. Just enter this on the terminal and hit enter

    ifconfig

    17. Now on your phone goto settings and then developer options and then enable or turn it on. Then turn usb bugging on. Then goto files on your phone and hit remote storage. then add

    host ip-(192 something)
    domain name WORKGROUP
    shared folder -share
    user -guest
    password

    18. Now phone will connect and you have to connect with the usb cable and enter into the terminal this command and hit enter

    cd /tmp/share/
    sudo ./run.sh

    19. Follow instructions. Especially to hit enter after exploits are pushed and the phone vibrates!Then hit enter to clean up and exit. Now you're rooted. Download root checker app and see for yourself! The only thing is the superuser app is a user app and not in the system. You have to put it in as a system app manually and if you don't know how feel free to ask and i'll show you how or just do another tutoriol on it!
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Awesome! I now have a rooted bionic with Jelly Bean!
    Just a couple notes from my situation:
    1) Leave out the dashes
    shared folder share
    user -guest
    2) Let the Superuser that comes with update itself successfully before trying to use superuser.

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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Followed this to a "T". Everything worked, got no errors. When my phone rebooted, still had no root. Have you run into this?
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Quote Originally Posted by stevediperna View Post
    Followed this to a "T". Everything worked, got no errors. When my phone rebooted, still had no root. Have you run into this?
    Hi yes i played around with this a few times because the super user app is a user app and not a system app. Right after this process i did a factory reset and i lost root. So i did it this way again. Then it didn't work. Tried it again and got root. I must have done something wrong. But after i got root i went and pushed superuser into the system and i haven't had any problems since then. My suggestion is try again. And also when you connect to remote storage with your phone you can see whats there. You'll see all the folders and the su.apk. Did you see what was there? Maybe i can narrow it down and see what happend. I'm not an expert btw. I'm a self taught fan.
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Just want to clarify #17. When you hit remote storage and then add this is what your screen will look like

    Host IP address
    Domain name
    Shared folder name
    User name
    Password

    And this is the exact way you have to put your info in

    Host IP address
    123.456.7.89
    Domain name
    WORKGROUP
    Shared folder name
    share
    User name
    guest
    Password
    xxxxx


    Once you connect you'll see what you just downloaded in to your samba file. One of them is the su,apk.
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    I am stuck on step 3...I followed all the steps and when it loads nothing happens...I never get the option to "try or install". I have waited over 15 minutes...
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Quote Originally Posted by ryoung062385 View Post
    I am stuck on step 3...I followed all the steps and when it loads nothing happens...I never get the option to "try or install". I have waited over 15 minutes...
    Most likely I'd say that Ubuntu didn't get burnt on to the DVD correctly. What image burner did you use?

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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    I have used CyberLink Power2go and just the general option to burn to disc using Windows Explorer
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    I just burned it again using the Power2Go and picked the option "Burn Disc Image". Getting ready to try it
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Ok it is now working...
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Step 6 mine gives errors
    "Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

    any advice
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    Quote Originally Posted by ryoung062385 View Post
    Step 6 mine gives errors
    "Something wicked happened resolving 'archive.ubuntu.com:http' (-11 - System error)

    any advice
    Hmmm I'm not sure but it sounds like an internet connection problem. Once you have ubuntu up and running and have the terminal open at this step you're installing samba
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Had to run sudo ./run.sh three times before my phone finally rooted. I thought it bricked my phone on the first try because my phone went unresponsive and would not power on. Pulled the battery after 10 minutes and all was well.


    One complaint though, the -'s you put in this bit of text were confusing. It should look like this:
    Quote Originally Posted by Nuwan View Post
    host ip: 192.168.x.x
    domain name: WORKGROUP
    shared folder: share
    user: guest
    password
    Thanks for the tutorial
    Last edited by ScizorS; 05-26-2013 at 06:20 AM.
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Quote Originally Posted by ScizorS View Post
    Had to run sudo ./run.sh three times before my phone finally rooted. I thought it bricked my phone on the first try because my phone went unresponsive and would not power on. Pulled the battery after 10 minutes and all was well.


    One complaint though, the -'s you put in this bit of text were confusing. It should look like this:


    Thanks for the tutorial
    Good point and glad it worked for you!

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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    I cant get my phone to connect, every time i try to it says the information i have entered is incorrect. This is exactly how i put it in.
    Host IP address
    192.168.1.36 (The IP of my laptop)
    Domain name
    WORKGROUP
    Shared folder name
    share
    User name
    guest
    Password
    1234 (The password i set)

    I am stuck at this point i have quadrouple checked the IP, used 2 different usb cords, burned another copy of ubuntu and running it, and tried changing my phone from airplane mode to regular, with and without wifi. Please i need some help here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by n0ob View Post
    I cant get my phone to connect, every time i try to it says the information i have entered is incorrect. This is exactly how i put it in.
    Host IP address
    192.168.1.36 (The IP of my laptop)
    Domain name
    WORKGROUP
    Shared folder name
    share
    User name
    guest
    Password
    1234 (The password i set)

    I am stuck at this point i have quadrouple checked the IP, used 2 different usb cords, burned another copy of ubuntu and running it, and tried changing my phone from airplane mode to regular, with and without wifi. Please i need some help here.
    Your phone has to be on Wifi for it to work. You're not using a public network are you?
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Quote Originally Posted by n0ob View Post
    I cant get my phone to connect, every time i try to it says the information i have entered is incorrect. This is exactly how i put it in.
    Host IP address
    192.168.1.36 (The IP of my laptop)
    Domain name
    WORKGROUP
    Shared folder name
    share
    User name
    guest
    Password
    1234 (The password i set)

    I am stuck at this point i have quadrouple checked the IP, used 2 different usb cords, burned another copy of ubuntu and running it, and tried changing my phone from airplane mode to regular, with and without wifi. Please i need some help here.
    Yes your phone and laptop have to be on the same network and also if it says that you entered the wrong info I'd double check what was entered when you created the file share. The info you used when you created and the info you enter when you sign on have to be exact.

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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    No i am on my own personal wifi, and i have double checked the info, i can log into the network share on my laptop(running ubuntu) with guest and 1234 as my username and pw. It is still doing the same thing.
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    I did notice that the share stuff was under network>windows network>workgroup>ubuntu>share but it is also under network>ubuntu>share. Im not sure if that would cause any connection problems or not.
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    Help with #16 how do you get your phone and computer on the same ip address I'm connected to the same wifi on both but the ip address is showing up different.
    #17 I have debugging on where do I go to files on a Motorola Droid Bionic to make it remote storage so that I could do step 17
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Quote Originally Posted by mrdt47 View Post
    Help with #16 how do you get your phone and computer on the same ip address I'm connected to the same wifi on both but the ip address is showing up different.
    #17 I have debugging on where do I go to files on a Motorola Droid Bionic to make it remote storage so that I could do step 17
    Enter ifconfig in the terminal and it'll give you the IP. Then on the phone go to files then remote storage. It'll ask for all the info at that point. Input the info and connect.

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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Any tips if I don't have 'remote storage' on my phone? Developer Options - USB Debugging is checked. Under Files I have Device storage, SD card, Favorites, and Recent. Am I missing a check box somewhere? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleChaos#AC View Post
    Any tips if I don't have 'remote storage' on my phone? Developer Options - USB Debugging is checked. Under Files I have Device storage, SD card, Favorites, and Recent. Am I missing a check box somewhere? Thanks.
    Remote storage comes with your system file explorer. When you go into files it should look like this. If you don't have remote storages I would suggest getting an app like AndSMB or samba server from the play store. Both are free.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrdt47 View Post
    Help with #16 how do you get your phone and computer on the same ip address I'm connected to the same wifi on both but the ip address is showing up different.
    #17 I have debugging on where do I go to files on a Motorola Droid Bionic to make it remote storage so that I could do step 17
    What version are you using (ICS or JB)? Once you type ifconfig look at the device that is wireless...than set your phone as shown...if you do not see the remote storage under files you need to update to JB first.


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    Default Re: Root Droid Bionic on Jelly Bean for dummies. In plain as plain english gets

    Nuwan great instructions...maybe a little guidance to setup wifi in Ubuntu. Rooted a few phones without any problem.

    Thank you,

    Scott


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