Possible Root Method

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    Junior Member Yoshiofthewire's Avatar
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    Question Possible Root Method

    If I am an idiot, please just smack me.

    I got tired of waiting on the Backflip, so I went and got a toy phone in the form of an HTC Aria. Well the Aria was rooted in 4 days. Looking at that root, I think it is worth trying on the Backflip.

    Since I have a rooted Aria I will be the guinypig of rooting the Backflip, but I need a SIGNED update for the Backflip.

    The HTC root works off a flaw in the way Android handles file copies. Now in order to try this, you need to have an ADB bridge in recovery mode.

    The second post of this thread is the method.
    How to root the HTC Aria - xda-developers

    If this works, ota.zip needs to be replaced with a valid Backflip update.
    I have no idea if this will really work, but it's worth a try.
    (Bonus: Install from untrusted sources)

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    Yea, I just did some searching and yes I am an idiot.
    We don't have an update.zip that is signed.
    I just wonder if the Motorola Dev testing keys that are in with the source code would work???

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    So much for that idea, the phone has a block against the update attack. If you try too many times to go into recovery mode, it blocks recovery.

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    Well I'll be the first to say definitely thanks for trying. The more people who try the better chance that this comes to something, so thank you again and I hope you don't stop trying.

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    Yes I agree, thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoshiofthewire View Post
    So much for that idea, the phone has a block against the update attack. If you try too many times to go into recovery mode, it blocks recovery.
    Define block? I had no problem doing recovery mode a few times using the instructions on motos site, but after that it didnt seem to work. When you reach the triangle screen you have to push the bottom right corner of the screen above the back button, to get to the screen allowing you to format and such.

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    1) After a few attempts it blocks you from entering recovery mode.
    2) Someone should try this with the file from this post
    http://www.backflipforums.com/forum/....html#post5905

    Unless this was done before.....

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    Unfortunately, the No-Wipe 13.35 upgrade is in SBF format (requires RSD Lite to flash it) - can't do the update.zip method with this one.

    Also, I tried the "adb in recovery" bug attempt, and it never locked me out of recovery mode, or gave any kind of notification saying such..

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