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This is a discussion on Root my M9 within the Meizu M9 Rooting & Modding forums, part of the Meizu M9 category; Originally Posted by evow04 first one should have a copy of the original uboot, then we could extract the binary ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by evow04 View Post
    first one should have a copy of the original uboot, then we could extract the binary to build a custom uboot, flash it over & run android/updates without the checksum.. but easier written then done:-)

    so for now root is only for the ones with serial access to m9
    With busybox in place, we would just have to locate the Uboot file, copy it off the nand and share it here. One week after that I'm sure we'll have root - for real this time! hehe

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    can you try to access proc/config.gz in root shell?
    I'll try it tomorrow. And I'll try the uboot commands you list in another thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Coninsan View Post
    With busybox in place, we would just have to locate the Uboot file, copy it off the nand and share it here. One week after that I'm sure we'll have root - for real this time! hehe
    Actually we don't know where uboot is.
    Does anyone know where m8 (android version) put its uboot ? I guess meizu will reuse many things of m8 to m9.

    One more thing, seems nobody notice the recover.log I uploaded in another thread, so I upload it again.
    From the recovery log, I have an idea:
    Seems m9 will extract the firmware to /tmp/update.zip, and extract the key to /res/keys. Maybe we can get these files when m9 recovery runs.
    I'll try ittomorrow. It may help us to extract the firmware.
    Since I'm not familiar with android, who know what these lines mean, and could we modify this to get more information?
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    ro.secure=1
    ro.allow.mock.location=0
    ro.debuggable=0
    persist.service.adb.enable=0
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    Last edited by easwy; 02-23-2011 at 01:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by easwy View Post
    Does anyone know where m8 (android version) put its uboot ? I guess meizu will reuse many things of m8 to m9.
    thing is android on m8 is fan made & without uboot, so nothing usefull there.

    if you could run in uboot the following commands, it might pop up:-)
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    flpart - displays or modifies the partition table.
    fsinfo - print information about filesystems
    seems nobody notice the recover.log
    I did,
    but I磎 currently working, so did a wordwrap in notepad to read it very quickly. But it was still a mess so i gave up :-)

    Maybe we can get these files when m9 recovery runs
    Not sure if that would work, but if it did, it would be fantastic.
    But how would you pull it? using uboot or adb root shell ? Cause on reboot the content will be cleared I guess?

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    ro.secure=1
    doesn磘 really matter, if it shows as 0 instead of 1 you phone is rooted permanent (so even without serial access).
    Can磘 you pull it through serial root access, edit the default.prop file and push it back?

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    I've been trying to gain access to Uboot via both PuTTY and AcessPort, but no luck so far any tips?

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    did you check the wirings?
    & do you get the output itself?

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    The wires are correct, I've already triple checked. And I am getting a clear output, I just can't interrupt Uboot.

    Do you have any tips for that?

    I've been tapping enter or holding it down while my M9 was booting, but no response in either PuTTY or AccessPort.

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    how long are the wires?
    And do you measure any voltage on the tx pin when you broadcast data in putty?
    & did you power VCC like easwy mentioned?

    @xcmir; I like ;=)
    Last edited by evow04; 02-23-2011 at 08:41 PM.

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    The wires are 15cm or there about. VCC is powered by 3.3 Volts, just as easwy has done.
    And my board says that data is transmitted every time I hit a key in PuTTY or AccessPort.

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    15 cm should be ok depending of the type of wiring
    do you measure any spike using a multimeter when sending data?


    edit interesting: ftp://ftp1.digi.com/support/patches/..._SD_U-Boot.pdf
    Last edited by evow04; 02-23-2011 at 09:00 PM.

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    It could have something to do with the internal pin in the Mini USB plug not staying in the plug haha, I guess I'll need to wire up a new one.

    But it looks like xcmir has already made the Root stick

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    What does that picture mean evow?

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    can you try to access proc/config.gz in root shell?

    There's no /proc/config.gz.
    And i tried many uboot command, they don't work. See attachment.

    Quote Originally Posted by evow04 View Post
    if you could run in uboot the following commands, it might pop up:-)
    Code:
    flpart - displays or modifies the partition table.
    fsinfo - print information about filesystems
    Won't work in uboot.

    Quote Originally Posted by evow04 View Post
    Not sure if that would work, but if it did, it would be fantastic.
    But how would you pull it? using uboot or adb root shell ? Cause on reboot the content will be cleared I guess?
    There's no shell in recovery mode, so i cannot dump it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coninsan View Post
    The wires are correct, I've already triple checked. And I am getting a clear output, I just can't interrupt Uboot.
    Do you have any tips for that?
    Similar as my problem before. Please re-check the pin order. Pin 7 should be empty and pin 9 should be solider.
    Also check the cable with multimeter to make sure they are connected well.

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    I can root M9 now without serial or adb, but wont realease details to public as its easily patchable bug. If coninsan or evow04 want the details, you guys can contact me, but I see you would already have root shell via serial anyways. Also nand is locked

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    sorry guys for such noob question but this is my first android phone so what is the point of rooting the phone. I know that you will laugh but how I will learn about it if will not ask

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    Once rooted, can we (normal M9 users) expect a custom M9 FW to update our devices to get root aswell? (without giving away how the root was possible)
    Last edited by niq2001; 02-24-2011 at 07:06 AM.

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    i want root my m9, who can tell me how to do?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Coninsan View Post
    internal pin in the Mini USB plug not staying in the plug
    lol, on such small wiring things can go wrong very fast :-)
    You can , if everything is soldered well, put some glue on it to make it more solid?
    xcmir has already made the Root stick
    I can root M9 now without serial or adb
    Indeed, Congrats 2 xcmir !
    It磗 nice to see that there are coming more options on rooting m9磗.
    wont release details to public as its easily patchable bug
    You are right, as long as it are minor bugs that can be patched fast by Meizu, I wouldn磘 spread the information.
    One can better make use of it by dumping as much information as one can.

    In case any one wants root they can fall back on the 'hardware' hack.
    evow04 want the details
    thanks for the offer, but I磎 not having an m9 so i wont be able to do something with it :-) (waiting on M9II )
    expect a custom M9 FW to update our devices to get root aswell?
    yup
    what is the point of rooting the phone
    10 reasons why to root
    What does that picture mean
    You can see a few things.
    1: the "#" icon : this shows in a shell that you are root (normal user has "$").
    2: command dd means you are going to copy files, in this case the content of mtd0
    3: the raw content gets copied to the SD card in .img format
    4: if I am right xcmir is trying to copy the NOR flash content & it looks successful.

    no /proc/config.gz
    damned, if you would have time, could you try one of the oldest firmware packages to see if that one contains this file? (its the kernel config).

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    Quote Originally Posted by niq2001 View Post
    Once rooted, can we (normal M9 users) expect a custom M9 FW to update our devices to get root aswell? (without giving away how the root was possible)
    Possibly

    We already know that the M9 has the extraction algorithme for Update.bin files, if we could extract that, then we could rig a program to unpack and compress update files - effectively pushing changes into place without the need for root access.

    We would only need 1 full copy of the system, but it would be alot of work.
    Yet since the only method of rooting is via a very fixable bug, firmware unpacking might be the only option for rom modification.

 

 
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