Root Don't forget, you can get 2.3.15 w/o OTA

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by SaurusX, Sep 22, 2010.

  1. SaurusX

    SaurusX Well-Known Member
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    Yes, thanks to P3Droid you can get the 2.3.15 update without all of the Motorola bootloader BS. If you're still on the original leak, 2.3.9 build, and haven't done any further removing of apps or theming, then go to the link below and follow the directions to the "t". I went from the stock original leak to the latest version by that method just now with absolutely no problems. I even kept root with superuser being in xbin. Screw Moto and their games.

    http://androidforums.com/droid-x-all-things-root/179646-new-froyo-2-3-15-a.html
     

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  2. Pointguard1122

    Pointguard1122 Well-Known Member
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    I am running the same. I guess some people were wrong about P3's file being a Fraud.
     
  3. SaurusX

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    I had my doubts at first, but I'll admit when I'm wrong and I absolutely was. P3Droid is totally on the level and a real asset to the Android community.
     
  4. lexluthor

    lexluthor Well-Known Member
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    Don't you not get the new radio this way though?
     
  5. tcallahan

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    i would like to go about it this way... not really thrilled with moto's actions on that ota. Now question i have is ... can you follow these instructions from rooted 2.1 or no???
     
  6. sund0wn

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    I work in an office. It has a window, but it isn't
    In a house, near some mountains.
    i dont believe so. i believe you have to install the original 2.2 leak first. dont quote me on this, but i'm about 86% sure.

    as a matter of fact, i'm about 96% certain that would put you in a bootloop, which makes my previous percentage of certainty really curious. :p

    simple answer, no. install the original leak first, then install 2.3.15.
     
  7. tsanuri

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    You do not but until I can see some numbers as to what the radio has done I am not even worried. I almost suspect that instead of doing something with the radio they just changed the numbers at which bars are being shown. Hope I am wrong with that but it would not shock me.
     
  8. pm1066

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    If running a deodexed 2.2 leak, do I still need to go back to the original 2.2 leak? And why the need to wipe data? Previous updates could retain data using the advanced setting in Clockwork Recovery...
     
  9. SaurusX

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    You have to start out from the original stock 2.2 leak and then follow the steps linked to in the OP. You can get to original 2.2 stock by downloading the bootstrapper and ROM Manager, then apply 2.2 through ROM Manager. That's the easiest way, IMO.
     
  10. SaurusX

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    I'm not sure if you can start out being already deodexed, but I'd read through the linked thread as it may work just fine. The instructions seem to be pretty explicit, however, and people have had trouble when not starting from the stock 2.2 leak. You must wipe data in order to ensure a clean install. No shortcuts can be taken on this update for some reason.
     
  11. pm1066

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    Good to know, thanks!

    Now to figure out if the update makes any sense. I haven't seen a strong reason to upgrade yet.
     
  12. tcallahan

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    if anyone could be so kind to post a link with directions on how to take 2.1 rooted to the original 2.2 leak that would be wonderful!! Then ill be able to follow the directions to get to the newest leak and not the ota! F**** YOU MOTO!
     
  13. BuTbKa

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    download rom manager, install kousg bootstrap. In rom manager under 'download rom' u will see 2.2 stock image.
     
  14. mrempp

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    when i follow the directions it gives me an error that it cant mount sd card, so i cant select the update from the sd card. an ideas?
     
  15. SaurusX

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    What are you trying to do? Go to the original stock 2.2 (2.3.9) or from there to 2.3.15? That matters.
     
  16. mrempp

    mrempp Active Member
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    from 2.3.9 to 2.3.15
     
  17. mrempp

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    any time i try to install anything in recovery i get
    Installation aborted
    E: Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0p1)
    (Device or resource busy)
     
  18. Pointguard1122

    Pointguard1122 Well-Known Member
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    Did you Wipe Data, Wipe Cache and Mount System before installing?
     
  19. mrempp

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    yea i wiped data, wiped cache and mounted system, then when i went to select the update from the sd card i got that error.
     
  20. Pointguard1122

    Pointguard1122 Well-Known Member
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    not sure. I was having some issues after installation so I SBF'ed back to 2.1 and updated to 2.3.9 then 2.3.15. All is well now.
     
  21. mrempp

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    that will probably be my next step
     
  22. Dark Matter

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    I got my replacement X today...it came with 2.1, which I was hoping for..Im gonna stick with Tranquility 2.3.15..until things settle down..dont wanna brick my phone again..
     
  23. Pointguard1122

    Pointguard1122 Well-Known Member
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    Congrats Dark Matter. I am really hoping mine arrives with 2.1. I have to wait until they are in stock at Amazon.
     
  24. dengar

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    Thanks everyone for the work you do.

    Now to my question :) Do I have to wipe the data to go from 2.3.9 to 2.3.15? I really dont want to if I dont have to.

    Thanks.
     
  25. SFWB

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    I'm running the 2.3.15 leak with Beasley's OTA build prop file.. .Works great.
     

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