Type your comment> @riceman said:
Root is really simple once you figure the quickest way to write what you need. You have a LOT of choices, so it’s really whatever you’re comfortable with, but one was particularly easy, imo. my root payload was 6 lines long and less than 30 characters total. don’t overthink it. there are way easier ways to satisfy what you need than editing anything you find on the box, so don’t drown yourself in that if it isn’t clicking.
@riceman do you mind if I PM you? I’d like to take a look at these 6 lines long payload you had. I believe I tried that route for quite a few hours without much success. I am curious for what I was missing.
Side note: I then decided to try the edition approach and it took me about 10 minutes to get to root. (Starting from a google search for the correct format, to editing the file, to getting the flag).