Motorola Droid :: AdFree Unable To Get Root

Feb 21, 2010

I am running BB 7.8 and I am unable to get AdFree to work properly. I recently just used the Nandroid backup that Pete had posted, but I still can't get it to work. Quote:


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Nov 3, 2010

I did a SBF to try out the new fission and now my X won't root. Any ideas of why this might be happenening.

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Sep 24, 2010

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Motorola Droid : Unable To Do Some Future Root Process Because Of A Glitch Now

Jun 19, 2010

I was running stock 2.1 on my Droid and I recently rooted it using the instructions here: How-To Root your stock 2.1 Droid. It went off without a hitch. Then, I went to Froyo 2.2, as found here: Download: Newer Motorola Droid Froyo Leak FRF57 | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog.

After switching to Froyo, it appeared that I was having some issues with my root. I still had the superuser ninja, and I could still use Terminal Emulator. When I opened upTitanium Backup though, it asked me to allow permission which I did, and then it told me that I was not rooted (Setup behaved similarly). So I went and applied the update patch available on the Droid-Life page where I got Froyo and it appeared to work. To my knowledge I AM rooted. I have a custom boot animation and Titanium and Setcpu are working fine. Titanium says my root access is ok and that I am using busybox 1.15.3 from app. All is well, EXCEPT that when I try to use the cp command via terminal emulator I cannot. I recently tried to add a custom boot animation using the following:

mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /Dev/block/mtdblock3 /system
cp /sdcard/ /system/media/
mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system

After the first line of code I got:usage: mount [-r] [-w] [-o options] [-type] device directory

After the second line however I got the error cp not found. HOWEVER, I was able to apply the boot animation using root explorer. Also, i tested the command busybox and got busybox not found. I can still utilize cd /system app though.

Basically I need to know if I am only partially rooted. I am having a ball with this phone and I would hate to be unable to do some future root process because of a glitch now.

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HTC Incredible :: Getting Adfree To Work

Aug 24, 2010

I was following the directions for getting Adfree to work here, but I am having some problems. After I download and install hosts from the program, there is no "hosts" folder in my SD card.

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HTC Incredible :: Get Adfree Android Working

Jun 24, 2010

i take no credit for this, just found it over on XDA. Here's how to get this working

1. Search for Adfree Android on the market
2. Install and run
3. allow it to download and install new hosts file, it will copy it to your sdcard and try to replace /system/etc/hosts but fail (it should reboot the phone shortly)
3a. Phone may reboot, this is fine, don't worry. if it doesn't reboot, check your SD card for a file simply named "hosts". if it's there, then continue on.
4. Power off the phone and hold Volume Down and power.
5. Use volume down to select recovery
6. In clockwork recovery volume down to "partitions menu" and hit the track pad to select
7. Select "mount /system", "mount /sdcard" and "mount /data"
8. Plug in your usb cord and open a command line on your pc
9. enter adb shell and type: cp /sdcard/hosts /data/data/hosts (This copies the AdFree hosts file from the SD Card to the /data partition, where it can be edited by AdFree)
10. mv /system/etc/hosts /system/etc/hosts.bak (This renames the current hosts file, rather than deleting it, should you ever want to remove AdFree and return to the original hosts file)
11. ln -s /data/data/hosts /system/etc/hosts (This creates a symbolic link, which allows AdFree to edit the hosts file stored in /data while allowing the OS to use the file as if it were stored in /system. You won't need to reboot into recovery each time you want to update the hosts file!)
12. Reboot and enjoy.

EDIT: updated with new method. just did this myself and it works great. it updates on it's own now.

ANOTHER EDIT: I just had a guy PM me asking "what if the phone doesn't reboot on step 3?"

it may or may not reboot. bottom line is that we want the "hosts" file to get downloaded from Adfree onto our SD card. so if the phone doesn't do an instant reboot when getting the hosts, just check your SD card for a file named "hosts". if it is there, then you are good to continue on and follow the rest of the steps. let me know if you need any further help. i did it the old way about a week or so ago, and then did it the new way last night so that i could have Adfree automatically update the hosts file on its own. the new method does work flawlessly.

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Aug 11, 2010

Here is the scenario:
Motorola Droid - Original

1. Rooted 2.1, then
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I just rooted my stock froyo with it! If this has already been discussed.

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May 10, 2010

I'm trying to gain root and having some problems...

I had my droid rooted for some time, running droid mod 1.0. All was well until recently the battery life turned to shit (followed all guides to resolve recent OTA update issues, but still shitty.) Because of this, I decided I would go back to stock, since I couldn't justify the rom's features if the battery would kick out after 16 hours. So I returned to stock no problem and received the OTA to upgrade to 2.1.

After getting the upgrade to 2.1, I wanted to at least have root access to run a few programs. I followed this guide:

to get SPRecovery back on my phone. Everything went well, it all checked out. After that I used SPRecovery to install the root This worked fine, the root access app is in my tray and everything seems to be fine... HOWEVER when opening programs that require root access (setcpu and adfree are the ones I've tried) they say I don't have root access. I have tried reinstalling the file to no luck. USB debugging is ON. Is there a special to gain root on 2.1 (I saw no posts about that)? Is there some setting I missed this time around that I didn't the first time I rooted?

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So I had Pete's virgin 2.2 release on my phone, ran fine, full root access.

Sapphire 7.0 was released, so what the heck, I formatted system/cache, and installed.

But...lost root somehow. No SU app, no access.

Applied in Recovery to regain access. Didn't work...

Applied it a few more times, rebooted...nada.

Wiped system/cache and installed CM6 Alpha root. Applied, still no su app, no root.

Nandroided back to my backup of Pete's virgin 2.2 release. Root.

Wiped system/cache, installed CM6 Alpha 3, no root.


Never seen this before...always wipe system/cache before a new ROM, never lost root before.

Really appreciate any suggestions...I have access to CW recovery.

Don't understand how flashing a rooted ROM could leave me w/out root access, or why installing an su zip doesn't add SU back in.

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I did a backup with ROMmanager prior to these updates, but can't do anything with it now. Just need to root again so life can continue.

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Is this the best way/most current way to root the 2.3.9?
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