It has been a few weeks since we last wrote an article about rooting an Android device! So today let’s talk about the Motorola Devour, one of the latest Android device from Motorola, which has been rooted recently using a method similar to the one used with the Motorola Droid X.
As usual rooting your device can be risky and it may void your warranty. You’re following this process at your own risk, we will not be responsible for any damage caused to your device.
The instructions compiled @ http://forum.androidcentral.com/motorola-devour-roms-hacks/24702-we-can-have-devour-root-now-instructions-inside-xd.html are very similar than the ones for the Motorola Droid X:
1.Download the archive called devour_root.zip @ We can have Devour root now. Instructions inside. XD and extract it to a folder on your computer (eg. c:\devour_root)
2.Set up ADB
3.On the phone: Home, Menu Button, Settings, Applications, Development: Make sure the "USB debugging" option is enabled/checked.
4.Status bar, USB connection: Make sure "PC Mode" is selected.
5.Open a command prompt (Windows: Start, Run, "cmd", OK; Linux: Terminal)
6.Run "adb devices". If you don't see your device listed under "List of devices attached", return to step 2 and follow the link to setup ADB (use that topic for support) and return here when "adb devices" lists your X.
7.Run "CD c:\devour_root" (or where ever you expanded the archive)
8.Run "adb push Superuser.apk /sdcard/Superuser.apk"
9.Run "adb push su /sdcard/su"
10.Run "adb push busybox /sdcard/busybox"
11.Run "adb push exploid /sqlite_stmt_journals/exploid"
12.Run "adb shell"
13.Run "cd sqlite_stmt_journals"
14.Run "chmod 755 exploid"
15.On your phone, navigate to a screen where you can switch wifi/bluetooth on/off easily (settings, or a home screen with a widget)
16.IMMEDIATELY after executing the next step, toggle wifi or bluetooth off and back on
17.Run "./exploid" and follow directions on screen. Once this completes you'll be back at a shell prompt.
18.Run "rootshell". You'll be prompted for a password.
19.Type in password "secretlol" and press Enter then you are root! (You'll know because your prompt will now be a "#" instead of "$")
20.Run "mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock3 /system"
21.Run "busybox cp /sdcard/Superuser.apk /system/app/Superuser.apk"
22.Run "busybox cp /sdcard/su /system/bin/su"
23.Run "busybox cp /sdcard/busybox /system/bin/busybox"
24.Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/su"
25.Run "chmod 4755 /system/bin/busybox"
26.Run "rm /system/bin/rootshell"
27.Run "exit" to drop from root to a non-root user shell (on phone still)
28.Run "exit" to drop back to your machine command prompt (instead of phone)
You now have a rooted Motorola Devour!
All the credits for the rooting of the Motorola Devour go to bitswitch for publishing it, Birdman for the Motorola Droid X root, ChainsDD and of course Android Central for publishing it first!
If you are interested in rooting the Motorola Droid X, check out our article @ How To Root your Motorola Droid X the Easy Way.
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