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[Root] RockMyMoto (Yes, even the first OTA)

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This will void your warranty, like all root exploits. Use this at your own risk. Do not take OTAs on rooted devices unless you know what you are doing, as it may cause a bootloop or a soft brick.

RockMyMoto is designed for MotoXs that have recieved the Camera update, patching PwnMyMoto. If you are unsure of your firmware, try PwnMyMoto first.

First step is to install Cydia Impactor, by Saurik. This is required. You will also need adb installed and working, and be comfortable with the command line. Your phone must be on the same network as your PC.

Figure out the ip address of your phone:

adb shell getprop dhcp.wlan0.ipaddress
unzip RockMyMoto-{version}.zip and push the exploit and su to /sdcard/:

adb push su /sdcard/
adb push RockMyMoto.jar /sdcard/

Run Impactor and select "# start telnetd as system on port 2222", then hit start.

Once the process is complete, run telnet:

telnet {your phone's ipaddress} 2222
Run the exploit through telnet

dalvikvm -cp /sdcard/RockMyMoto.jar RockMyMoto
The exploit will tell you to use adb to reboot:

adb reboot
Run the exploit through telnet for the second time, it will reboot on it's own:

dalvikvm -cp /sdcard/RockMyMoto.jar RockMyMoto
Run the exploit through telnet for the third time, it will not reboot:

dalvikvm -cp /sdcard/RockMyMoto.jar RockMyMoto
Wait 0-60 seconds, for su to install, then install SuperSu from the market.


Known issues:

If you have AP isolation mode enabled in your AP (aka WiFi router) you won't be able to connect to your phone via telnet, disable isolation.


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So, with 4.4 around the corner, anyone want to start discussing how to reverse this to try and re-attempt it in 4.4-land? :winkP:

Guessing we just flash recovery in fastboot again and take the update.
jcase already tweeted that he acquired root on the att 4.4 leak.

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