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b926 - unable to root

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Can anyone else get root using Pauls method? I updated to b926 using the "dload\update.app" method from b886 (Vodafone IRL)

I cannot seem to get the device recognised under linux when I power on with vol-.

"install-superrecovery-linux.sh" just sits @ "< waiting for device >"

"adb-linux devices" & "fastboot-linux devices" give no results.

When I power on normally the device is recognised by adb

Update: I needed to run this script as root on my linux machine :)

Update 2: Still didn't work for me, it couldn't write the recovery....

sending 'recovery' (5074 KB)... OKAY

writing 'recovery'... FAILED (remote: Command not allowed)

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I did it today (on B927) as described in this post: http://www.modaco.co...00#entry1983784

works too.

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@theshire

It seems to me that you have a connection problem between ur phone and your computer.

Either u dont have the adb drivers properly setup or u don't have your phone in debug mode or something in these lines.

If the install-super...... blablabla is sitting on <waiting for devices> then it means it can't connect to your phone, which means its not properly mounted.

Check this link and see if it helps: http://www.addictivetips.com/mobile/what-is-adb-and-how-to-install-it-android/

Kind regards.

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I did it today (on B927) as described in this post: http://www.modaco.co...00#entry1983784

works too.

Thanks, i'll give that a try

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@theshire

It seems to me that you have a connection problem between ur phone and your computer.

Either u dont have the adb drivers properly setup or u don't have your phone in debug mode or something in these lines.

If the install-super...... blablabla is sitting on <waiting for devices> then it means it can't connect to your phone, which means its not properly mounted.

Check this link and see if it helps: http://www.addictive...all-it-android/

Kind regards.

"fastboot-linux" wasn't working without root privileges but now my issue is that writing the recovery image fails as it looks like it has been disabled on the device side somehow

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Locked bootloader?

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Sorry m8... can't help anymore then what i know by my little and recent experience.

Im not an expert in these matters :) Especially when i did it through windows and your doing it through linux :)

Good luck my friend.

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Locked bootloader?

Is there a method to unlock the bootloader using a linux machine?

I can only find the windows exe

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I haven't seen one unfortunately.

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The reason you canot root with pauls method is because you are on B926 ICS, you need to use the bootloaderunlock.exe to root and unlock bootloader.

Edited by jikobutsu
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The reason you canot root with pauls method is because you are on B926 ICS, you need to use the bootloaderunlock.exe to root and unlock bootloader.

Thanks.

Will need a Windows machine so then. A linux method would be nice.

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A linux method would be nice.

See above: http://www.modaco.co...00#entry1983784 works well.

The only thing you need before following the steps in the link is a working adb binary. I attached mine adb.tar.gz, hopefully this works on your machine since im on gentoo.

Then download the file: https://dl.dropbox.c...ot-g300-ics.zip

unzip it:


mkdir tmp

cd tmp

unzip PATH_TO/unzip must-have-files-for-root-g300-ics.zip

If you dont have your one adb executable, put that in the same folder:

tar xvfz adb.tar.gz

then continue, as in the above post:
./adb push mempodroid /data/local/tmp

./adb push su /data/local/tmp

./adb push Superuser.apk /data/local/tmp

./adb shell

("./" means to use the local adb, if you have one in your system, you can strip the "./") Depending on your system, you probably have to run the commands as a superuser, so if it doesnt work, try to prefix each command with a "sudo". The following commands should run "as is" and dont need "./" or "sudo" since they are issued on the fone:

cd /data/local/tmp

chmod 777 ./mempodroid

./mempodroid 0xd524 0xab8f sh

mount -o remount,rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk0p12 /system

cat /data/local/tmp/su > /system/xbin/su

chown 0.0 /system/xbin/su

chmod 06755 /system/xbin/su

cat /data/local/tmp/Superuser.apk >/system/app/Superuser.apk

chown 0644 /system/app/Superuser.apk

exit

exit

et voila, youre rooted :)

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