Motorola Droid :: Rooting From A Linux Box

May 7, 2010

Wahoo first post! I've had an account for a while but have been lurking and soaking up information. I'm going to root my phone (hopefully today) but I am running Linux on all my PCs, and do not actually have a windows install. I wanted to ask if anyone knew if the ADB commands can just be run straight from a terminal window from my Linux box, since it seems ADB is just a terminal emulator on windows to be able to talk to the phone. It seems like I'm missing something though, I would think ADB would do more than that but let me know if I'm in the wrong. I'd like to root my phone from my Linux box but if i need to find a windows machine I could probably do it from work. I was trying to find some sort of tutorial for ADB on Linux but could not find anything, even installed the SDK for Linux and have access to ADB but am not sure how to get ADB to see my phone after going through the tutorials. I would not be surprised if I missed something as I can be a little dense at times.

Motorola Droid :: Rooting from a Linux box

HTC Incredible :: Rooting Tip For Linux And Linux Live Booting

Jun 19, 2010

i successfully got into adb in recovery mode fairly easily on my ubuntu 10.4 laptop using the following method- this should also work for a linux live boot from a usb flash drive

in one terminal tail and follow log messages
~$ tail -f /var/log/messages

In another terminal run the loop


1. plugin usb and keep it plugged in
2. remove battery, eject sd card.
3. put battery in
4. press vol- and power
5. after around 6 seconds, your terminal with the log will show something like "new high speed USB..."
6. press vol- to select recovery
7. press the power button
8. IMPORTANT- as soon as you see a new log entry (something like "USB disconnect"), pop in the sd card

check your loop terminal for adb. if it doesn't work, repeat at step 2

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HTC EVO 4G :: Rooting / Complications Using Linux?

Jun 27, 2010

Rooted my Evo4g. Using toasts full method(both parts). still using the sprint rooted rom. Have a question though. Used Windows7 64bit to root my phone, but I am thinking about going to Linux Mint instead of Win7. Will there be any complications doing this? Can I still just transfer the zip files to the phone to flash roms to it and use ADB still if needed? Same with the Sprint RUU if i want to go back to stock?

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HTC Hero :: Rooting Any Android Phone From A Linux OS?

Feb 22, 2010

I'm a Linux user, so the idea of rooting the phone is one of the many reasons I picked up this phone. However, I've been reading the forums and searching around, and have yet to find anything about rooting *from* Linux. Ubuntu and Fedora find the Hero beautifully; I've had better response mounting this than some portable hds I own. But has anyone successfully tried rooting any Android phone from a Linux OS? I'd really rather not install Windows just to do this. I imagine Wine might help, but there's got to be a better way to access Linux-to-Linux than using Windows.

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General :: Rooting Lenovo S650 From Linux (not Windows)

May 7, 2014

I have Lenovo s650 which I want to root. I did some research and found some different ways of doing this. However, since I'm on Ubuntu I wasn't able to apply any of them. Is there a way to root my phone from Linux, not from Windows?

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Motorola Droid X :: After Rooting Moving Rooting Files From Sdcard

Jul 29, 2010

I rooted me Droid X. I want to know if I can move the files:

To somewhere else other then at /sdcard? If so, where can I put them so everything till works?

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Motorola Droid 2 :: Windows Or Linux

Oct 12, 2010

Is the Droid 2 Linux based? Everyone keeps trying to tell me its windows based.

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Motorola Droid X :: Root With Linux As Operating System

Oct 15, 2010

I'm trying to root my damn Droid X (pardon my frustration; It's been a long, uncooperative day). First I tried the method found here: Multiple phones - Root them, unroot them - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum

I tried using Step 2 Option A, since I don't have Windows on any computer I own or have access to. I get to the following part before it doesn't work properly:


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Motorola Droid :: Moto Android 2.2 & Linux Laptop

Aug 29, 2010

Something about comunucating with my laptop via my droid wirelessly like controlling one device with the other? is this true? i figure my phone is linux as well as my laptop so remote desktop sharing might be possible.....

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Motorola Droid :: Ext2 / 3 And Linux Swap Partitions

Sep 11, 2010

I've been looking for information about using ext and linux swap partitions today and thought I would ask here from more experienced users. If I understand things right most ppl use the ext partition for apps2sd but with froyo this is build in. So is there any further benefit to creating an ext2/3 partition? I've also read a few items on the linux swap partitions and its usefulness on older phones like the g1 but with the droid is this even needed? Arguments can be made for and against the linux swap but im looking for opinions or experience using it with the droid.

I know some roms make use of these from time to time but is there any benefit to using either type of partition on a rooted droid running the stock os. I try roms from time to time but stock seems to suit me better since I can run the wifi teather and overclock my droid up to 1.2Ghz and then remove the stock apps I don't want.

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Motorola Droid X :: Small Linux Boot Animation For Device

Nov 16, 2010

Credit to Daali at MyDroidWorld

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting 2.1 OTA - Still Need To Go SPR

Jun 11, 2010

Ive been rooted for a while. I am going to root my friends phone. Its been a while since I first rooted and was wondering if there was a new way to get ROM Manager on 2.1 OTA. IS there an easier way to get ROM Manager on the phone besides flashing the SBF file which gives you SPR recovery , then flashing a rooted ROM, then installing ROM Magager, then finally installing the ROM that you really wanted in the first place?

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Motorola Droid :: Could Rooting Fix This

Apr 14, 2010

I bought (and rec'd on Monday) the Seidio super-honking-big extended battery. All day yesterday and today (until I could get home and swap it out), I was getting false indications of low battery that would get "fixed" upon reboot, yet 2-3 hours later it would again indicate that it's low. Here's a thread on it in the regular Droid forum:

Battery meter won't accurately read the long-life Seidio battery.I'm holding out very faint hope that a ROM junkie might now of a work around. I'm currently intending on putting a rooted 2.1 on my phone, but I'll gladly deviate to something else if it'll fix this problem.

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Motorola Droid :: Need Help Rooting 2.1

Jun 2, 2010

I did a search but did not find anything directly applicable to my situation. My apologies if I missed it.My Droid is currently running Android 2.1 update 1.I had previously rooted under Android 2.0.1, but I inadvertently installed the Verizon automatic system update, which took away root privileges. (Incidentally, is there a way to disable automatic updates? Before my slip-up, I had been canceling the dialog box for over a week.)I tried the method described in this post and it seemed to work, but I can't execute "su" from the terminal emulator console. I have the superuser permissions ninja under apps, but I also had it after the forced Verizon update. I suspect this is a vestige of the previous rooting.
I would be immensely grateful if someone could direct me to instructions on how to EITHER: A) download everything necessary to revert to 2.0.1, use the root exploit, and then upgrade to a rooted version of 2.1, OR B) root my current installation of 2.1.Also, if you could recommend a good ROM with wireless tethering, that's be icing on the cake.

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Motorola Droid X :: Rooting On Mac OSX

Jul 26, 2010

I am interested in rooting my Droid X and I want to know the best way to to it on Mac OSX. Most of the tutorials out there are for the PC, can anyone give me a step in the right direction?

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Motorola Droid X :: If You Need Help Rooting, I'm The Guy

Sep 5, 2010

I'm saddened to say that i won't be able to help anybody unless its Saturday because i just started my fifth year of college so i'm going to be really busy, i already got 1 essay on my first day.

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Motorola Droid X :: What To Do After Rooting DX

Sep 26, 2010

I'm lost, and honestly i dont even know if my phone is really rooted, i didn't notice a difference after it was done.anyway, what are the main things to do after rooting your phone? also i want to get a nice sense UI theme. help?

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Motorola Droid X :: Rooting With OS X?

Oct 18, 2010

Im sure there's a thread on how to root using osx but im just not seeing it.

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting 2.1 ROMS

Feb 18, 2010

I'm rooted, and swap roms, backup everything pretty confidently (thanks again to Joe for helping me get in the pool).

But there are some things I don't understand. I really want to go to a 2.1 ROM. I've tried a few with verying degrees of happyness, and some of the later ones I've tried just send me through enless reboot cycles. I've tried Pete's new one (figuring if anybody put out something dependable it would be him) and though it boots up FAST and runs great, after playing around for a while it sends me through reboot cycles and freezes up.

I always follow all instructions to the "T", so it makes no sense that others are having success when I am not. Is there some other process that I have to go through that are just unspoken "common sense" steps among the more advanced users that aren't outlined in install instructions? Or am I just supposed to let the phone do it's thing for a while after installing? It just makes me nervouse when it is looping through 3-5 reboots in a row.

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting - ROMs

Jul 7, 2010

Does rooting and installing ROMs void my warranty and insurrance I have with my Motorola Droid?

How exactly do I root the Droid?

How do I install ROMs?

Are there any ROMs recommended to try?

What are the feature differences of a vanilla 2.2 ROM and BuglessBeast?

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting - Roms Via Mac

Aug 20, 2010

I'm looking into putting a Rom on my OTA 2.2 Droid. After doing a bit of searching it seems like you can only do install SPRecovery and whatnot only via Linux or Windows.

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Motorola Droid X :: After Rooting My Phone

Oct 20, 2010

All-One-Guide to Rooting, Deodexing, and Installing a Custom ROM/Theme (And How to Unbrick Droid X)On this, I have completed rooting, and i can now see the superuser permission app What should I do now? I am so confused what should I do now 928blackglass or do something else? because On 928website, it states to download something else first then download it.

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Motorola Droid :: Mic Isn't Working After Rooting?

Jul 2, 2010

I am able to hear everyone just fine but nobody can hear me (mic isn't working). It only works if I use speaker, but then everyone can hear my conversation. I tried rebooting, flashing different roms, removing battery but nothing solved the problem. I have recently got a refurb and I'm getting another one in the mail in 2 days, and don't want to root if it's causing problems with in-call sound. Also had flashed the froyo baseband, i don't know if this did anything cause I don't know if basebands affect the microphone?

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting Phone

Oct 5, 2010

Is there ANYTHING I should know? I've been reading this page here How to: Root Android 2.2 for the Motorola DROID - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog and it looks really REALLY simple..

Once I go through ALL that process on that page above would I be able to use a custom rom on my phone and such?

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting And 2.1 Update?

Mar 6, 2010

I'm new to the phone and not particularly computer savvy. I've been doing my homework and research about rooting and I was wondering... a friend mentioned that when Verizon releases an upgrade to Android OS 2.1 (Flan), Android will likely remove the exploit that allows for rooting. If that is the case, you will not be able to root in the future. But if I rooted now I would always be able to. He also mentioned if I rooted I would lose the ability to upgrade to 2.1 over the air and would have to download the upgrade via a computer and USB. Is this true?

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting The 2.1update?

Apr 5, 2010

I was one of those people who unrooted back to stock for the 2.1 update and I now realize that I shouldn't have done this becasue the roms were so much better. So my question is. Is anyone working on rooting the 2.1 OTA update or are they just working on new roms, etc. I just have to decide if I should wait or if I should just flash back to 2.0.1 and go from there all over again.

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Motorola Droid :: Overclock After Rooting?

Aug 30, 2010

What are all the cool things I can do now that I am finally rooted for the first time? Overclock? Other cool things?

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Motorola Droid :: Steps Of Rooting Followed

Jun 10, 2010

I rooted my phone with the help from this forum. All went well. My phone started off a stock unmolested 2.1 version with update 1 and ESE81 and in about an hour, I was wirelessly tethered to my laptop and on the internet. A lot of this was copied and pasted from Fabolous' threads, so props to him. Before you do anything, make sure to copy your contacts to your SD card and anything else you are afraid to loose. The first section won't erase anything, but second section will. Some of these steps may not be needed, but these are just the steps I took, and it worked.
These are the steps:
1.) Download SPRecovery_ESE81.sbf to your C: root directory (C:)
2.) Download md5sum
3.) Place md5sum in c:windowssystem32.....

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Motorola Droid :: One Click Rooting App?

Sep 7, 2010

And does it work? I just want to root and overclock the stock Android OS.

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Motorola Droid :: Rooting FRG22D With ADB

Nov 4, 2010

I'm a noob but planning to root my Moto Droid using the method outlined by OMJ in All Things Root (Rooting the Droid without rsd lite up to and including FRG22D). To this point, I have downloaded and installed the Motorola Drivers and ADB Toolkit. I have verified that I can see the Droid in a CMD window with the "ADB Device" command. Before I preceed, I wanted to make sure that understand where I will be at the end. I know this is an easy question for lots of rooters but I just wanted to make sure I understand.

At the end of commands and on reboot, my phone will be rooted. I should have the Superuser icon. My data and settings will all be intact. I will have the stock ROM (FRG22D), stock recovery, stock kernal, etc. At this point, I should be able to install ROM Manager which will, in turn, allow me to install ClockworkMOD recovery. At this point, a Nandroid backup is recommended. I can also download SetCPU that will allow me to overclock the stock kernal to 800 Mhz. ROM Manager will allow me to download a custom kernal for overclocking to 1 Ghz (and higher but I plan to start with what others have recommended). Again, my data and setting are intact because I am still using the stock ROM. Any apps requiring root (i.e. WiFi teather) should work fine at this point. I can go back to stock unrooted at anytime by flashing the FRG22D stock sbf file with RSD Lite although any user data will be lost. Does this sound correct?. I know that many folks are going for the custom ROMs but I feel more comfortable with "baby steps" in that direction.

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