Root Can Not Root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by micp1480, May 10, 2010.

  1. micp1480

    micp1480 Well-Known Member
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    I have read many articles as there are case laws on rooting my Droid. I am running 2.1 operating system. I have been trying for 3 days, and I am giving up. Here is what I did.

    1) Downloaded the file that will root my Droid.

    2) I am running windows 7 on my computer, but I did rename the file to update.zip

    3) Plugged in my Droid to my computer and mounted it.

    4) Moved the program from my computer onto my card.

    5) Unmounted my Droid and shut it off.

    6) Started my droid holding down the X key.

    7) In the safe mode I click on unzip, and then I get it was unsuccessful.

    Anyone know what I am doing wrong?


    MICP1480
     

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  2. Haywire

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    This should really be moved to the root forum, people there will help out but it will help us help you if we know what file you tried to install..
     
  3. kratos

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  4. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member
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    You can't root 2.1. There are two solutions.

    1. Revert to 2.01 and then root with Droidmod and then install a rooted 2.1 rom.
    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/47349-now-you-can-live-without-fear-bricking.html

    2. Install SPR recovery.
    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/63010-how-install-sprecovery-unrooted-2-1-ota.html

    a. Download a rooted 2.1 rom and rename it to update.zip.
    b. Move that file to the /sdcard folder.
    c. Boot into spr recovery by holding down "x" and power.
    d. Select "install."
    e. Select "allow update.zip installation." then select install /sdcard/update.zip
     
  5. holeshot

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    This may help. Its from Droidmod I did it all last night. I am on 2.1.update 1 with ESE81 I will be overclocking tonight
     
  6. xmr405o

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  7. gwlaw99

    gwlaw99 Well-Known Member
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    Here is the Droidmod link with instructions.
     
  8. holeshot

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    Thanks. When I posted forgot to link it. So I went to edit my post and my connection failed.
     

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