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    Didn't have much luck. Terminal window didn't give any feedback. Grabbed a new phone for $20. Maybe a script to Unroot possible?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cunning Linguist View Post
    Didn't have much luck. Terminal window didn't give any feedback. Grabbed a new phone for $20. Maybe a script to Unroot possible?
    Easy to modify the script. Find each of the lines that start with "cp -a" and change that to "rm". If you modify the script with gedit, you will have to either change permissions back (gedit has a bad habit of messing with permissions) or when you execute it as root, do it like:

    . ./merc-root.sh

    But, personally, I think you have more wrong with your phone than it being rooted.

    Also, I wouldn't expect wget to return anything. In the UNIX world, if a command is successful, you don't get anything back. The general thought is that you want to know about errors, not successes.
    Last edited by s23bog; 01-28-2012 at 07:22 PM.

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    um, OK. Not too familiar with Linux, but thanks for the help. Like I said, I swapped for a new phone at the Cricket store earlier, but I think you might be right about it having other issues. Just sort of wish we could confirm one way or the other if a factory reset is safe or not.

    Too bad you couldn't assemble this into an .APK, I'd pay a buck or two for something that could root and unroot all day long.

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    i followed the first post i successfully rooted but i only had superuser installed and no busybox is this the same for everyone else? or is busybox hidden ????

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    Busybox is under /system/xbin

    Make sure you also install and run (to upgrade ) busybox installer by scanning the barcodes on the first post. The other is for superuser. Upgrade that too.

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    how do we scan bar codes?

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    Barcode scanner works. You get it from the market

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    Just wanted to say Thanks I followed the guide in OP, booted Ubuntu from a USB stick and everything went without a hitch.

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    Just a friendly tip: Make sure you have the version of Ubuntu that is mentioned in the original post (and not the newest version!), otherwise the instructions will make you go crazy wondering why you can't root your phone.

    A word from the wise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsledge View Post
    Just a friendly tip: Make sure you have the version of Ubuntu that is mentioned in the original post (and not the newest version!), otherwise the instructions will make you go crazy wondering why you can't root your phone.

    A word from the wise.
    One of these days, I am going to figure out why newer versions don't work. By default, there are a number of options that Fedora 16 uses to mount the partition. I believe, one of these options forces it to fallback to read-only because there is no lost+found directory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s23bog View Post
    One of these days, I am going to figure out why newer versions don't work. By default, there are a number of options that Fedora 16 uses to mount the partition. I believe, one of these options forces it to fallback to read-only because there is no lost+found directory.
    I was pulling out my hair trying to figure out the script wasn't working, then it hit me: You dummy, you're using the latest version of Ubuntu! Only took me five hours to figure that one out.

    Thanks for the script, it's much appreciated.

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    ok did it thanks guys and chris thanks for the chuckle" typing with one hand like my single days "lol

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    Worked like a charm. I don't know why Ubuntu 11.10 choked, but downloading and running 10.4 from a live USB worked without issue.

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    will this wipe the data from your phone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyogen View Post
    will this wipe the data from your phone?
    Rooting will not what you do after is a strong possibility like I did I did not back up my data make sure you back up your data once again rooting will not mess up your phone its what you do after that is risky

 

 
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