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[HOW TO] Root the Atrix 4G(1) on a MAC - 2.3.4/2.3.6 OS Versions

This is a discussion on [HOW TO] Root the Atrix 4G(1) on a MAC - 2.3.4/2.3.6 OS Versions within the Motorola Atrix Hacks forums, part of the Motorola Atrix Development category; This post is just an Addendum to my Root guide HERE . Please heed all warnings included on the original Guide, including the fact that ...

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    [HOW TO] Root the Atrix 4G(1) on a MAC - 2.3.4/2.3.6 OS Versions

    This post is just an Addendum to my Root guide HERE. Please heed all warnings included on the original Guide, including the fact that using this could negatively affect your ability to update in the future.


    Rooting the Atrix 4G(1) on a MAC using the "preinstall" Method - Android OS Versions 2.3.4/2.3.6(so far)



    Files to Download:

    -OR-

    Instructions


    1. All of the files should be decompressed to a new folder on your desktop; let's assume it will be named "root"

    2. Make sure you have all of the files in the new folder (root): moto-fastboot-osx64, moto-fastboot-osx32 and root.img (-OR- fastboot-mac and root.img)

    3. Power off your Atrix, then power it up again while HOLDING Volume Down until you see "fastboot"; press Volume Up to start fastboot

    4. Open the terminal on your computer and type these lines of code: (use the 32 file name if on a 32bit machine)

    cd Desktop

    cd root

    ./moto-fastboot-osx64 flash preinstall root.img

    ./moto-fastboot-osx64 reboot

    -OR-

    ./fastboot-mac flash preinstall root.img

    ./fastboot-mac reboot







    5. Wait until your phone has completely booted up; then wait an additional 30 seconds for good measure

    6. Go to the Market and download a Terminal Emulator (I like the one by Jack Palevich)

    7. Open the Terminal and type the following lines of code:

    cd /preinstall

    ./dosu

    cd /bin

    ./mount -o remount,rw /system

    cp /preinstall/su /system/bin

    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su

    ./pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk







    8. You should get a success after the last command. If so, you can exit out and reboot your device for good measure. (If the Superuser.apk fails to install, you can simply download and install Superuser from the Google Play Store)

    9. Congrats! You're rooted!


    Note: Please understand I have have VERY LITTLE knowledge of using a Mac. I will try to to help the best I can, but troubleshooting will be very difficult for me. It also goes without saying that I have never tried this on a Mac, but the root.img is the same one I use for a PC and the moto-fastboot for Mac was posted by a trusted developer (-eval) on XDA. The guide was put together originally by someone else HERE. Please stop by there and thank them for the guide if it works for you.

    Good luck rooting!
    Last edited by das8nt; 10-31-2012 at 11:40 PM.
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    Thanks das8nt very useful for mac users
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blackn09 View Post
    Thanks das8nt very useful for mac users
    I hope it works! I've only had one person try it, they didn't have success with the fastboot command, but they haven't been back to try to troubleshoot.

    Hopefully someone can try it soon and let me know.

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    Will this wipe all of the data off my phone?

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    No rooting your phone will not affect the data. Now if you choose to unlock your bootloader then that will wipe your device. I'd still backup anything that isn't synced to a server or the cloud.

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    I just tried this but I am stuck on step

    Code:
    cd /preinstall
    
    ./dosu
    
    cd /bin
    
    mount -0 remount,rw /system
    
    cp /preinstall/su /system/bin
    
    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    
    /pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
    *note I added the . in front otherwise it will not execute the command. When it runs it says:
    Code:
    bash: groups: command not found
    bash: dircolors: command not found
    Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post
    I just tried this but I am stuck on step

    Code:
    cd /preinstall
    
    ./dosu
    
    cd /bin
    
    mount -0 remount,rw /system
    
    cp /preinstall/su /system/bin
    
    chmod 6755 /system/bin/su
    
    /pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
    *note I added the . in front otherwise it will not execute the command. When it runs it says:
    Code:
    bash: groups: command not found
    bash: dircolors: command not found
    Any ideas?
    Read your orignal guide and noticed your instruction to ignore those warnings. I went ahead with the tutorial but am now stuck at
    Code:
    /pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
    It can't find the command pm

    *Edit*
    I found pm by find . -name pm
    So I ran
    Code:
    ./system/bin/pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
    The output was:
    Code:
    ./system/bin/pm: line 6: exec app_process: not found
    Any ideas?
    Last edited by andrew; 03-31-2012 at 11:48 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post
    Read your orignal guide and noticed your instruction to ignore those warnings. I went ahead with the tutorial but am now stuck at
    Code:
    /pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
    It can't find the command pm

    *Edit*
    I found pm by find . -name pm
    So I ran
    Code:
    ./system/bin/pm install /preinstall/Superuser.apk
    The output was:
    Code:
    ./system/bin/pm: line 6: exec app_process: not found
    Any ideas?
    If you made it that far so that only the Superuser install is lacking, then try just installing Superuser from the Play Store. As far as the pm command, I'll have to see if I can look into it more this afternoon.

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    I found the pm command's location: ./system/bin/pm
    Installed Superuser app from play store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew View Post
    I found the pm command's location: ./system/bin/pm
    Installed Superuser app from play store.
    Do you have root access now with Superuser installed?

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