Droid Incredible Shows Sign of Root, Long Ways To Go Still

Posted on 10. Jun, 2010 by in Tech News

We had a false alert a few weeks back, and now it seems an honest to God root on the Incredible has been achieved.  Although, the root is no where near ready for the prime time.  It is not permanent and very very complicated at this point.  The good news is that they have found a way, now to try and further exploit that method.  If you are curious as to how exactly they are accomplishing this you can read all about it on the following RootWiki.

Big thanks to @phikai for sending this in.  He has been following it closely and keeping me updated along the way. Please keep in mind the instructions and methods on the RootWiki page are for those who know what they are doing, not for someone to dabble with.  We are not responsible if you brick your Incredible.  Leave it to the people who know what they are doing, just be patient.

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3 Responses to “Droid Incredible Shows Sign of Root, Long Ways To Go Still”

  1. 0mie

    10. Jun, 2010

    After running the last command don’t reboot, using command line run

    adb shell
    su
    /system/bin/cat /system/bin/sh > /system/bin/su
    /system/bin/chmod 4777 /system/bin/su

    that will give you permanent root, just pull out the battery and enjoy =D

    • Jason Cipriani

      10. Jun, 2010

      we are trying to confirm this one guys.. seems not everyone has permanent success with this code. Some have issues after the battery pull or later on.

      • 0mie

        10. Jun, 2010

        hmm, I’ve tried on multiple phones and always works upon multiple reboots and battery pulls…..