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    Default [ROOT] How to root the Droid 4



    Windows only for now, but it's quick and painless.

    1. Put your phone in USB debugging mode.
    2. Connect your Droid 4 to the computer via USB
    3. Make sure you have the latest drivers and what-not (get them here if you don't)
    4. Download Dan Rosenberg's exploit
    5. Extract to a folder, and double-click run.bat.


    That's it. Easy as pie. And (cough) free.
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    I have tried to root my phone but it will not root. I followed all the directions and ran and administrator when i run it it says it failed to do every thing
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    I have tried it like cmonson91 but is getting the same message. Anyone has an answers?
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    All right im not a complete noob at this but i need some help: I would like to get the Mac version of this but for some reason when i download it from the website it does not include the adb.osx file which im assuming is the mac version of adb.exe and when i execute "./run.sh" it goes crazy trying to find the file. Im not sure why it is not included or if i have to some how convert the adb.exe file to .osx which im pretty sure is impossible.
    Thanks.
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    Great writeup, this is what I used on my Droid 4.
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    How about unrooting if you need to return your phone? I would love to try this, but want to be sure it is reversible. I suppose a master reset would do it, no? Cheers
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    Default Re: [ROOT] How to root the Droid 4

    I have the same question. From what I've read, you do a Nandroid backup?

    But to do a Nandroid backup, you have to first root the phone? So won't the backup be also rooted?
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    How do you unroot now that it's rooted? I've rooted so that I can move all my files back from the old droid and want to unroot now.
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    Default Re: [ROOT] How to root the Droid 4

    I think this unroots?

    goto Goo.im Downloads - Browsing mattlgroff
    and download "Droid4Utility0.3.zip"
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    I'm new to the whole smart phone droid world... What does root do? why should I root the phone and will it help me with mobile hotspot?
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    Default Re: [ROOT] How to root the Droid 4

    I have tried a bunch of different ways to root my droid 4 on my mac but still get the "No such file or directory" Are there any other ways to root it? Can I root it any other way?
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    Default Re: [ROOT] How to root the Droid 4

    Quote Originally Posted by 4jws View Post
    I have tried a bunch of different ways to root my droid 4 on my mac but still get the "No such file or directory" Are there any other ways to root it? Can I root it any other way?
    I used my friend's mac to root my Droid 4. It does work but it's a little tricky. Just download the files from Dan Rosenberg's website, and then open terminal on a mac and invoke ./run.sh from a shell. It took me all of 15min. Good luck
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    Rooting app is not moving past *daemon started successfully*. Any suggestions? (I'm in debugging, charge only mode, and connected via USB)
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    after success in rooting do you uncheck the usb debugging option?
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    After successfully extracting the Dan Rosenberg's exploit.zip , and running the run.bat and adb.exe, it went thru the processes and said complete, rebooted my phone and all, but I see nothing different, no SuperUser installed, nothing. Tried to download an app for only rooted users and no luck, said phone didn't have root access. I'm no rookie @ this either.. I hack/mod Droid X, X2, iPhone's and was the first person to turn a Sprint iPhone4S into an AT&T iPhone4S, fully functional [which on plenty of forums tell you that is impossible.. it's not! (will post how I did it some day here shortly.. Just became a member... BUT....So I know what I'm doing here, yet having no luck. Any advice?
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    Did not work, getting same message as everyone else.
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    what do we do after we click the link to get the drivers
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    [TOOL][ROOT/UnROOT][Razr] EternityProject EasyRootICS v1.5 [Win/Linux] - xda-developers


    I had the same problems this worked GREAT!!! May have to finger and play around like me.....but I got it!!!!! Good Luck!
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    can't get the link to the exploit to work?
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    I got the exact same response when trying to root my Droid 4. Not understanding the problem. I have the latest drivers installed and USB debugging enabled. So frustrating.
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    i keep trying to root my droid 4
    i did all the stuff and it said on the first it said failed to put motofail in data/local/motofail by not allowed to do so this is my first root am i doing something worng

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