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    Default SBF & Root 2.3.4/4.5.621 with magic md5 method

    motorola system versions 4.5.62X, can now be rooted with

    [Video]
    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)


    ezSBF and Root for D2 2.3.4/4.5.621

    go to
    for current links




    several options
    , like ezSBF (easiest) for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2

    (uses rsd lite)
    (adb and sbf_flash)
    (adb and sbf_flash)

    by
    slitaz linux boot image, like ezSBF

    easier than other methods for most people, iso image, doesn't need rsd, drivers or adb
    has options for D2, D2G, DX, and DX2
    burn to cd with , or for flash drive


    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
    just follow on screen instructions

    select D2 for multi device root cd or /select root for the Droid2_621_SBF-and-Root CD
    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
    adb will push
    Code:
    data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
    reboot phone to bootloader
    flash repacked sbf (less than 50mb)
    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
    reboot normally
    rooted

    got a Mac
    try
    and






    Quote Originally Posted by phifc
    This is for original Droid2 and Droid R2D2. If you have issues booting after root, check the end of this post.

    I've been working on root for a few days after having to flash stock 621. I've tested this with my R2D2 running 621.

    7/25/2012 - Thanks to beh for putting together an EzSBF cd for this! Just burn, boot from CD and follow the directions. It can flash to the stock 621 update for those that want the stock Gingerbread image, then gives you the option to root if you like. You can also create a bootable USB stick with the iso using


    The MD5 is e50bc7914c4852ca32e9f08f7744c056

    The instructions below work, but beh's EzSBF is far superior.

    If you want to use CyanogenMod 7.2 after root with this method .

    Windows (Easy way)
    Install and if you don't already have them installed.
    Get (md5 sum FCB9D5BC5225894CA66A9729E3FFD1C5), extract folder, run RootDroid2.bat and follow the instructions.
    You'll have to flash the phone as part of the process.

    Linux (Easy way)
    You'll need adb and sbf_flash.
    1) Download the (md5 sum FCB9D5BC5225894CA66A9729E3FFD1C5), extract it wherever you like.
    2) Using adb enter "adb shell ln -s /data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5"
    3) Flash using sbf file in download, wait for full boot.
    4) Reboot again.
    5) "adb shell" should be root, you can now install the root utils from the zip



    Linux (Long way)
    What you need: , custom (md5 sum 02A7EB41DF2622974912E8D143295E9F), adb (from android sdk), and

    1) Enable USB debugging on your phone and send this adb command:

    adb shell ln -s /data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5

    2) Unpack the , then reboot your phone into flash mode by holding the up arrow on the keypad. Then send the custom SBF file with sbf_flash:
    sbf_flash -r --preinstall preinstall.img <stock sbf filename>

    (For example, I used 1FF-p2a_droid2_cdma_droid2-user-2.3.4-4.5.1_57_DR4-51-120117-release-keys-signed-Verizon-US.sbf so the command is "sbf_flash -r --preinstall preinstall.img 1FF-p2a_droid2_cdma_droid2-user-2.3.4-4.5.1_57_DR4-51-120117-release-keys-signed-Verizon-US.sbf")

    3) Wait for phone to boot after flashing, then reboot again one final time.
    4) "adb shell" should give you a root prompt (# instead of $)

    5)Send superuser utils from

    adb shell mount -o remount,rw /dev/block/system /system
    adb push su /system/bin/su
    adb shell chmod 4755 /system/bin/su

    adb push Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk
    adb shell chmod 644 /system/app/Superuser.apk
    adb shell mount -o remount,ro /dev/block/system /system

    Thanks to Dan Rosenberg (djrbliss) and those that helped him research for ideas

    Important
    If you are having issues booting, you may need to remove the exploit files and clear the cache, as reported by Morlok8k.


    check out my list of

    11 aug 2012 added muli iso
    03 Oct 2012 added options, links, instructions, mac info, renamed title to SBF & Root 2.3.4/4.5.621
    Last edited by sd_shadow; 05-03-2013 at 02:24 PM.
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    Default Re: how to root 4.5.621/622 for Droid 2 a955 & Droid R2D2 a957

    Wow thanks!
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    Default Re: how to root 4.5.621/622 for Droid 2 a955 & Droid R2D2 a957

    Whoo Hoo!!!!! Rooting 4.5.621 on my Droid 2 has finally been SOLVED!

    Thanks to all who worked on this. Now to use Rootkeeper to make sure no one tries to sneak another update on me preventing root.
    Last edited by jmreyesiii; 08-12-2012 at 01:23 PM.
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    Default I sneezed and bricked the phone

    First, I am a total noob to rooting a phone, the root process worked, and the developer of the disk saved my phone. Thank you!

    So, how brick a phone with your nose...

    The computer is a laptop, right? I had it in my lap. So I'm running the root option from a CD, and at 47% of installing package number 66, I sneezed. Hard.

    I flinched, the computer jumped, it mis-read the cd, the root process stopped, and the phone displayed "Software corrupted". Oh gawd, it's bricked. Now what? And how do I explain to spouse I destroyed the phone we just got?

    In this case, the developer did a beautiful job and included OS version 2.3.4, which I had just destroyed. This time I moved the laptop and phone to a table , re-booted from disk and re-installed the OS. The phone worked. Birds sang. Flowers bloomed.

    Then I selected option 2, root the phone. No problems. I got a rooted phone! Now I can freeze that (explicative) bloatware.

    Rootkeeper? You mean they can un-root the phone? Man, I thought I was finished.
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    rootkeeper is used to keep root through a OTA (over the air update)
    not a bad idea to have, but if you flash a custom rom like cm7
    it's not needed, as updates are already disabled
    and mot is unlikely to push any more updates anyhow
    [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)
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    I'm tring to use the program and it was unable to copy the root utilities. I ran the problem.bat and recieved a info.txt (below). It said send a private message to sd_shadow but he can't recieve any messages. If anyone can help from this that would be great. Thanks for anything.

    e0d7c5f1401d149047fa7d916782152c *A955.2.3.4.fixed.sbf
    e0bc7b7284b68c9539b6ec6b306310e0 *Superuser.apk
    * cat /data/local.prop
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_netmon_usb=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_netmon_ih=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_res_core=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_res_panic=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_all_adb=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_all_core=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_efem=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_bp_log=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_ap_mot_log=0
    ro.sys.atvc_allow_gki_log=0
    *ls -l /data/preinstall_md5
    lrwxrwxrwx shell shell 2012-10-03 22:04 magic.md5 -> /data/local.prop
    -rw-rw-rw- root root 36435 2012-10-03 22:10 log.txt
    -rw-r--r-- root root 33 2012-04-12 16:16 com.adobe.flashplayer.md5
    -rw-r--r-- root root 33 2012-04-12 16:16 com.ideaworks3d.nfsshift.md5
    *ls -l /preinstall/app
    -rw-r--r-- root root 4418375 2011-07-19 13:01 com.adobe.flashplayer
    -rw-r--r-- root root 1160945 2011-07-19 13:01 com.ideaworks3d.nfsshift
    *ls -l /preinstall/md5
    -rw-r--r-- root root 33 2011-07-19 13:01 com.ideaworks3d.nfsshift.md5
    -rw-r--r-- root root 33 2011-07-19 13:01 com.adobe.flashplayer.md5
    *cat /preinstall/md5/magic.md5
    /preinstall/md5/magic.md5: No such file or directory
    *ls -l /system/bin/su
    /system/bin/su: No such file or directory
    *ls -l /system/app/Superuser.apk
    /system/app/Superuser.apk: No such file or directory
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    yunchunpow
    first you have the d2 a955?
    after the file is flashed in bootloader, did phone reboot twice, it is very important
    steps should be like this
    turn phone on, connect to pc with usb cable
    install

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

    run bat
    adb will push
    Code:
    data/local.prop /data/preinstall_md5/magic.md5
    reboot phone to bootloader
    flash repacked sbf (less than 50mb)
    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
    reboot normally
    rooted

    retry or use the ,
    less errors, no drivers needed
    [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)
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    updated op
    added options, muti device root instructions, mac info

    use the slitaz linux boot image, it is the easiest, for most

    edit: rename title to SBF & Root 2.3.4/4.5.621
    Last edited by sd_shadow; 10-03-2012 at 10:43 PM.
    [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)
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    I have tried this and its not working, all others methods i have found haven't worked either.

    I just need this rooted by monday for a friend, any help well be apreciated.

    System Version: 4.5.629.A956.Verizon.en.US
    Model Number: Droid2 GLOBAL
    Android Version: 2.3.4
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    I have tried this
    which of the 5 options, did you try?
    only the mulit device iso has an option for D2G
    did use use a cd or usb drive?
    did it reboot twice, after flashing in bootloader, before continuing (reboot just replaces the local.prop, but the old local.prop is still in memory, till second reboot)

    and why post here, and not in next thread down SBF & Root 2.3.4/ 4.5.629 (D2G a956) with Magic MD5
    [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)
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    I used a usb drive and yes i did it correct, it booted several times and didn't even have super user installed on non of the methods. I'll retry now with the multi device iso nd see what happens.
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    i did it correct,
    no you didn't, you weren't even using the correct files
    [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)
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    Quote Originally Posted by sd_shadow View Post
    no you didn't, you weren't even using the correct files
    i meant the bootable usb, im new to droid2, not to rooting and flashing i have other phones i work on daily, im just asking for help since its for a friend. My bad i didnt post the help on whatever thread u wanted. doesn't everyone go threw that when ur new to a site?


    ...ok all done. I was just picking option 1 for droid 2, and not picking option 2 for global. Thx 4 the help.
    Last edited by xXPhubuXx; 10-14-2012 at 03:43 AM.
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    bump
    [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)
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    Default Re: Root for D2, Droid R2D2, DX, & DX2 with magic md5 method

    motorola system versions 4.5.62X, can now be rooted with

    [Video]
    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)
    [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)

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