MoDaCo is undergoing planned maintenance. Site functionality may be reduced - follow @modaco or @paulobrien on Twitter for updates.

  • Announcements

    • Reminder - MoDaCo position on illegal content

      ILLEGAL CONTENT I'd like to just reaffirm MoDaCo's position regarding piracy and illegal content in the light of some recent questions / postings. Posts will be censored by myself or my moderation team if the contain or link to: Illegal / pirated / cracked software or sites that host such software
      Nintendo emulators / ROMs or sites hosting them (in light of Nintendo's legal stance)


      CUSTOM ROMS

      You may discuss and post links to custom device ROMs on MoDaCo, provided the following rules are adhered to: ROMs must not be hosted directly in topic via the MoDaCo attachment system
      ROMs must not contain any illegal 3rd party software (this includes trial versions included without permission)
      ROMs must give full credit to the original author
      This decision has been taken in light of the huge amount of interest in this area of device customisation within the community, and member feedback! Please note that custom ROM discussion should be kept in specific device sub-areas, (e.g. Kaiser.MoDaCo.com for Kaiser based devices). ISSUES If you have any issues with this policy, please contact me directly via PM. P
    • Support MoDaCo by signing up to a MoDaCo Silver or Gold membership

      To sign up to an annual MoDaCo Silver subscription which will eliminate all ads from the site (as well as giving you access to the MoDaCo Online Kitchens for Android) for only £9.99 using PayPal, Credit or Debit Card, ensure you are logged in to the site, and then click the link below, which will take you directly to the subscription store! You can also sign up to an annual MoDaCo Gold subscription for £29.99, which adds the benefits listed below! PURCHASE A MODACO SUBSCRIPTION - FREE Titanium Backup Mobile for Android worth $5.99! - FREE 1 year PrivateInternetAccess.com worth $39.95! - FREE 1 year LastPass Premium worth $12! - FREE CalcConvert for Pocket PC from Binaryfish worth $17.95! - FREE Calendar Bar for Pocket PC from OmegaOne worth $9.99! - FREE CamerAware for Pocket PC and Smartphone from MoDaCo worth £19.99 / $30! - FREE Chronos for Pocket PC from ActiveKitten worth $14.95! - FREE CodeWallet Pro for Smartphone and Pocket PC from DeveloperOne worth up to $24.95! - FREE Concentrix for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE FlexMail for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE FTouchSL for Pocket PC from Vekoff s.r.o. worth 10 euro / $12.50! - FREE Jewel Challenge for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE John Cody's Alerts Pro for Smartphone from Omnisoft worth $14.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Dutch for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> French for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> German for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Italian for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Talking Dictionary 2008 English <-> Spanish for Pocket PC from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Dutch for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> French for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> German for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Russian for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE LingvoSoft Dictionary English <-> Turkish for Smartphone from Lingvosoft worth $49.95! - FREE Note2Self for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $19.90! - FREE Opera 8.60 for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Opera Software worth up to $48! - FREE Pocket Informant for Pocket PC and Smartphone from WebIS worth up to $59.90! - FREE Pocket Launcher for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Conduits worth $9.95! - FREE PTab for Pocket PC and Smartphone from z4soft worth up to $60! - FREE Resco Explorer for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Resco worth up to $49.90! - FREE Safemode for Pocket PC from monocube worth $12.95 - FREE SplashPhoto for Pocket PC and Smartphone from SplashData worth up to $59.90! - FREE Sprite Backup for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Sprite Software worth $29.95! - FREE Teksoft Glyphs UI for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €9.95! - FREE Teksoft HeadsetRemote for Pocket PC and Smartphone from Teksoft €4.95! - FREE Traffic Jam for Pocket PC from eSoft Interactive worth $9.95! - FREE unlock (1 per year) from imei-check.co.uk - DISCOUNT of 10% at MoDaCo FairDeal - DISCOUNT of 10% at Semsons.com - FORUM - AD FREE SITE - FORUM - custom rank / title - FORUM - double competition entries - FORUM - double post attachment space - FORUM - no search flood control - FORUM - priority event registration - FORUM - triple PM space
    • Reminder: Selling items on the forum directly is not allowed

      Please note that selling items on the forum directly is not allowed by the forum rules. There is a forum for eBay auctions whereby you can list the items on eBay and link to them there. This is the ONLY forum for this type of activity. You may also advertise links to the eBay forum in your signature. Please note that selling directly in contravention of these rules will result in a warning / suspensions / ban.

How To root your San Diego

238 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

I'f I remember busybox was in /sbin so can't you use that
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

OK done, replaced superuser & busybox in root folder with x86 superuser apk and your busybox.

Rooted and rebooted....that flashing screen worries me :lol:

second reboot, my screen is still flashing :unsure:

Not good the flashing screen is permanent now.

Factory reset again I think :lol: Edited by jikobutsu
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

can you get adb
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Flashing screen?? :blink:
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

it's because there is a busybox already on the phone lol it's in /sbin
1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

[quote name='flibblesan' timestamp='1349649768' post='2033337']
Flashing screen??
[/quote]
Yeah it is what happened when we first rooted, after a reboot it stops, but putting x86 superuser & your busybox in rooting folder, replacing originals, makes the flashing persist.

It ok now, factory reset, good as new. Edited by jikobutsu
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Ah right I see. Not liking the sound of this flashing screen though
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Can we use Odin to flash roms now we have root Edited by Mtman1
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Yeah something not right, but as I said, after a reboot it is gone, what the cause is who knows?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='Mtman1' timestamp='1349650079' post='2033343']
Cant we use Odin to flash roms now we have root?
[/quote]

Don't even attempt to do this unless you want a brick
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Ok I am a noob, I forgot to replace the su binary for x86 :lol: lets try that again.

Nope same problem, only a factory reset fixes it, but root is still retained. Edited by jikobutsu
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

If it messes up again then I believe this to be the busybox binary. As said already by rickywyatt, there is busybox in /sbin already set up on the system. The original exploit had the ARM version so this wasn't installed (it would be pushed but cannot run and install itself) which retains the original busybox.

When you use the x86 busybox I found, it gets pushed to the phone and installed - taking over from the /sbin busybox. It seems that the system doesn't like this for whatever reason and panics. I assume it's running some sort of integrity check?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Oh Paul said it needs a busybox building with the only additional modules and links (to add the stuff the original busybox is missing)
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

So what is the original busybox missing?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='jikobutsu' timestamp='1349650687' post='2033350']
Ok I am a noob, I forgot to replace the su binary for x86 [img]data:image/png;base64,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[/img] lets try that again.

Nope same problem, only a factory reset fixes it, but root is still retained.
[/quote]

Remove the new busybox and replace with the original ARM binary if you still have it? That should stop the issue and install the right superuser. With luck you'll retain root.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

But surely if there was some check going on, when I overwrite busybox with xplore app with your busybox, I would have same problem right ? only it takes it fine and there is root still.

Sorry getting confused now lol. So I should put back the original busybox pushed to my device by the rooting exploit ?

edit: Ok I have replaced the busybox and I still have root. Edited by jikobutsu
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

There is /sbin busybox - the phones default busybox. Required by the system

Pushing busybox puts it in /system/xbin/ and attempts to run busybox -install to set up the symlinks. This will then overwrite the original /sbin busybox symlinks with symlinks for the new busybox. The phone doesn't like this and refuses to boot.

Pushing the original arm busybox doesn't matter because it doesn't execute on the phone so it doesn't take over - thus retaining the original /sbin busybox and it's symlinks.

Assuming the busybox x86 I found isn't bad then the problem can be resolved by not installing any other busybox, or pushing an ADDITIONAL busybox to /system/xbin to add any missing symlinks

If the busybox x86 I found IS bad (as in it won't run properly on the phone) then we need another busybox.

Sorry if this is unclear.. I'm making sense of it all and it's not an easy thing to write.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

Yeah I understand, just been a bit to much excitement tonight :lol:

So what if I was to delete busybox in xbin ? or am I going down wrong road here. Edited by jikobutsu
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='jikobutsu' timestamp='1349651308' post='2033362']
But surely if there was some check going on, when I overwrite busybox with xplore app with your busybox, I would have same problem right ? only it takes it fine and there is root still.

Sorry getting confused now lol. So I should put back the original busybox pushed to my device by the rooting exploit ?

edit: Ok I have replaced the busybox and I still have root.
[/quote]

Yep that's right. Adding the original busybox back, which was ARM, means it won't be installed.

Can you open Superuser and use the option to check it's set up correctly (I forget what the option is called)

[quote name='jikobutsu' timestamp='1349651874' post='2033366']
Yeah I understand, just been a bit to much excitement tonight

So what if I was to delete busybox in xbin ? or am I going down wrong road here.
[/quote]

That shouldn't cause a problem leaving it there.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted (edited) · Report post

I cannot see any option for that in superuser ?

There is some info on su binary if that is what you mean. Edited by jikobutsu
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

could you not copy the busybox from /sbin and put it in /system/xbin ?
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

'tap to check for updates' and it'll do a quick update test and check if the bin is installed correctly. Also try requesting root on an app that requires root.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

[quote name='jikobutsu' timestamp='1349652359' post='2033374']I cannot see any option for that in superuser ?

There is some info on su binary if that is what you mean.[/quote] tap to check for updates and ask it to download the binary and reinstall su
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Lol sorry been a while since I had root, yep.binary was out of date now updated.
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

aha. The built-in busybox may be OK then. Superuser just needed to be the right version lol
0

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now

MoDaCo is part of the MoDaCo.network, © Paul O'Brien 2002-2015. MoDaCo uses IntelliTxt technology.