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A huge thanks to djrbliss!

One click root for Windows in the second post

One click for Linux/OSX in third post


As per P3Droid, this method should work on the following devices, as tested:
Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid X, Droid X2, Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global, Cliq and Cliq 2


Old root method(the good old hard way):

djrbliss said:
Instructions for rooting: http://vulnfactory.o...ng-the-droid-3/

As promised, I have successfully rooted the Droid 3. I still have never physically touched a Droid 3 phone.

If you appreciate this work, feel free to donate HERE

Pic:
http://twitter.com/#...0855040/photo/1

Enjoy,
Dan Rosenberg (@djrbliss)
Lots of people worked very hard on this. Please point any discussion to this thread or to Djrbliss's site--> http://vulnfactory.o...ng-the-droid-3/

WARNING for Droid X: Previously rooted DX owners who took an OTA update and then lost root should proceed with caution. This seems to only work flawlessly on SBF'd DX's or fully factory stock ones(read: never been rooted). The problem is with getting Superuser installed because it is already on your phone from when you were rooted previously.

DX Owners: read this if you have trouble LINK

Extra advice:

Tethering: Currently Verizon has put a stop to the good old 'wifi tether' app. But all is not lost--> LINK to FREE tethering method using stock Mobile Hotspot app

Bloat removal:
My preferred method is simply grabbing Titanium Backup from the market and freezing anything you don't use or want. This is the safest method because it is fully reversible and app space is not at a premium on the D3.

Another method is here: LINK to psouza4's bloat removal script
 

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Thanks to Framework43 for writing the early one click and psouza4 for rewriting the whole damn thing 6 times

Instructions couldn't be more simple:

The new Do-All One Click by psouza4. This version can root, unroot, restore to factory, and re-enable ADB temp root(not to be confused with temp root of the phone).
This is a link to psouza4's website

Screenshot of Version 1.06


↑↑This is the latest and greatest version. Below are previous versions.

1. Make sure you have Motorola drivers installed - LINK to x64 drivers(64-bit) LINK to x86 drivers(32-bit)
2. Download and unzip 'MotorolaOneClickRoot_psouza4' - LINK MotorolaOneClickRoot_psouza4
3. On your phone: Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging(check box)
4. Plug phone into computer and select "Charge Only" mode
5. Navigate to 'MotorolaOneClickRoot_psouza4' folder and run 'MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe'
6. Now just follow the instructions in the command window and unlock the phone after each reboot.

For Windows XP users having trouble try this -> v7 .bat One Click.
The instructions are the same as the EXE version.

More help can be found here --> psouza4's website

You now have a rooted Droid 3 thanks to the hard work of the following:
djrbliss - finding the exploit
framework43 - writing the OG one click
psouza4 - rewriting the whole damn thing 100 times
krazykrivda - gathering developers and making shit happen

As per P3Droid, this method should work on the following devices, as tested:
Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid X, Droid X2, Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global, Cliq and Cliq 2


This kid is very excited, but he does show how easy it is(the video uses an outdated version of Windows One Click, but the directions remain the same)-->
Video:

The MotorolaOneClickRoot.exe file will looks like this when opened:


WARNING for Droid X: Previously rooted DX owners who took an OTA update and then lost root should proceed with caution. This seems to only work flawlessly on SBF'd DX's or fully factory stock ones(read: never been rooted). The problem is with getting Superuser installed because it is already on your phone from when you were rooted previously.

DX Owners: read this if you have trouble LINK

Extra advice:

Tethering: Currently Verizon has put a stop to the good old 'wifi tether' app. But all is not lost--> LINK to FREE tethering method using stock Mobile Hotspot app

Bloat removal:
My preferred method is simply grabbing Titanium Backup from the market and freezing anything you don't use or want. This is the safest method because it is fully reversible and app space is not at a premium on the D3.

Another method is here: LINK to psouza4's bloat removal script
 

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This has been tested on Linux and OSX(also confirmed on Ubuntu 11.04)

Credit to zdooder for preparing this Linux version of One Click Root for Droid 3

Instructions should be the same as the Windows version above.

1. Download and Fully Unzip 'Droid3_Easy_Root_v7d' - LINK Droid3_Easy_Root_v7d
2. On your phone: Settings > Applications > Development > USB debugging(check box)
3. Plug phone into computer and select "Charge Only" mode
4. Navigate to wherever you extracted it and run the file 'run_to_root_your_droid3.sh'
5. Now just follow the instructions in the command window and unlock the phone after each reboot.

More help for Mac's--> HERE

For Windows XP users having trouble try this -> v7 .bat One Click.
The instructions are the same as the EXE version.

More help can be found here --> psouza4's website

Your phone will now have root thanks to the following:
zdooder - writing this Linux/OSX One Click Root
djrbliss - finding the exploit
krazykrivda - gathering developers and making shit happen

As per P3Droid, this method should work on the following devices, as tested:
Droid 3, Droid Bionic, Droid X, Droid X2, Droid Pro, Droid 2 Global, Cliq and Cliq 2

WARNING for Droid X: Previously rooted DX owners who took an OTA update and then lost root should proceed with caution. This seems to only work flawlessly on SBF'd DX's or fully factory stock ones(read: never been rooted). The problem is with getting Superuser installed because it is already on your phone from when you were rooted previously.

DX Owners: read this if you have trouble LINK

Extra advice:

Tethering: Currently Verizon has put a stop to the good old 'wifi tether' app. But all is not lost--> LINK to FREE tethering method using stock Mobile Hotspot app

Bloat removal:
My preferred method is simply grabbing Titanium Backup from the market and freezing anything you don't use or want. This is the safest method because it is fully reversible and app space is not at a premium on the D3.

Another method is here: LINK to psouza4's bloat removal script
 

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I just saw a tweet from P3Droid that this will work with all moto devices running gingerbread. Dies this mean I can and back to stock, take the update and use this to regain root?
 

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Jaeger said:
I just saw a tweet from P3Droid that this will work with all moto devices running gingerbread. Dies this mean I can and back to stock, take the update and use this to regain root?
Nope. He meant all of them except yours ;)

Yes, you could do that if you wanted.
 

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Jaeger said:
I just saw a tweet from P3Droid that this will work with all moto devices running gingerbread. Dies this mean I can and back to stock, take the update and use this to regain root?
At least for the immediate future this will work. I suggest not being the first one to take the OTA.
 

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If anyone could provide 32 bit windows drivers that would be great. Also Mac/linux drivers(duh, linux don't need no stinking drivers). I want this to be a one stop shop.
 

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I just tried it and at the end i got could not find superuser apk and then it said your phone is rooted can i install superuser through the rootexplorer app?
 

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neilrl79 said:
I just tried it and at the end i got could not find superuser apk and then it said your phone is rooted can i install superuser through the rootexplorer app?
Did you run the .bat from the folder it was originally unzipped to? Windows?

I don't remember the exact language in the command prompt, but are you sure you don't have Superuser in your app drawer?
 

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okay im confused on how to do this on mac osx what are the drivers that are needed to do this beause when i open the file for mac/linux it doesnt do anything.
 

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yus4eel said:
okay im confused on how to do this on mac osx what are the drivers that are needed to do this beause when i open the file for mac/linux it doesnt do anything.
No one has tested on OSX yet. Hopefully someone can chime in on drivers needed.
 

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Hold tight, the windows version is being tweaked as we speak.
 

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**EDIT** : Just saw post above me after posting this, I apologize.

It doesn't seem to be working for me.

Win 7 x64 Home Edition

Followed all steps:
Installed the Moto drivers.
Downloaded zip and extracted to a folder on my desktop.
All files there, ran "Click to root your DROID 3.bat"
Command prompt opened and followed on-screen "Press to continue"s.

Output:

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* DROID 3 Easy Root script v6
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* Please make sure you meet these pre-requisites:
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* (a) install the correct driver
* (b) turn on USB debugging (on your phone under Settings -> Application
* (c) plug in your phone and set your USB mode to 'charging only'
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* Note: your phone will reboot twice during this procedure. This is normal.
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* READY TO ROOT YOUR DROID 3 WHEN YOU ARE!
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Press any key to continue . . .
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* Waiting for your phone to be connected...
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* Running exploit [part 1 of 3]...
error: protocol fault (no status)
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* Rebooting the phone... please wait.
error: protocol fault (no status)
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* Running exploit [part 2 of 3]...
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* Rebooting the phone... please wait.
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* Running exploit [part 3 of 3]...
remount succeeded
2332 KB/s (1867568 bytes in 0.782s)
1424 KB/s (26264 bytes in 0.018s)
1999 KB/s (196521 bytes in 0.096s)
No such user 'system:system'
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* ALL DONE! YOUR PHONE SHOULD BE ROOTED!
*
******************************************************************************

You may now close this window...

ERROR: The process "adb.exe" not found.
Press any key to continue . . .
 

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Do you not need to deal with adb or have the sdk or any that stuff installed to do this? i.e. are the steps in post #2 really all you have to do?

Also, are the drivers in post #2 for 64-bit or will they work on 32-bit?
 

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Discussion Starter · #19 ·
klaugh said:
**EDIT** : Just saw post above me after posting this, I apologize.

It doesn't seem to be working for me.

Win 7 x64 Home Edition

Followed all steps:
Installed the Moto drivers.
Downloaded zip and extracted to a folder on my desktop.
All files there, ran "Click to root your DROID 3.bat"
Command prompt opened and followed on-screen "Press to continue"s.

Output:
Version 6 should be good to go. Make sure you checked the box for 'usb debugging' and also make sure you were in 'charge only mode' when you plug your phone into the computer.
 

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markhamr said:
Do you not need to deal with adb or have the sdk or any that stuff installed to do this? i.e. are the steps in post #2 really all you have to do?

Also, are the drivers in post #2 for 64-bit or will they work on 32-bit?
I don't know about 32-bit drivers, was hoping someone who made this work in 32-bit would provide drivers that worked for them.

No you DO NOT need to install anything on your computer other than Moto Drivers. The zip includes ADB. No SDK or anything needed.
 
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