Droid X+Froyo+Root=Problems?


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  1. POC3442

    POC3442 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm new to android from Storm 1 so obviously I'm new to the concept of rooting as well. When Moto does an update of Froyo on Droid X if we update through that will have to reroot our phone? Just wondering how this normally works for those who have dealt with this on another android phone.
     

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  2. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    Yes if you want to keep root you probably shouldn't update till the devs have acheived root for 2.2 because you will lose it if you update
     
  3. NickBaragona

    NickBaragona Well-Known Member

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    I rooted right now, so I can see what its like.
     
  4. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus Well-Known Member

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    Sorry for the derail, I have another nooby question.

    How does "losing root" work?

    Say you have a rooted 2.1 Droid X and you update to 2.2. Worst case, you just lose root or could you brick your phone?

    EDIT- I know there's always that chance, but is it generally safe?
     
  5. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    How to UN-Root the Droid X Post two of this thread may be cause for concern for a possible brick. But other than that you should be fine. And you are most likley going to lose root.
     
  6. ImSpartacus

    ImSpartacus Well-Known Member

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    Hmmm, I guess I will not remove the bloatware then. Thanks!
     
  7. ckochinsky125

    ckochinsky125 Banned

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    yeah but if you read after it they were still able to update with no problem just some of the apps they uninstalled did not work which i can live with i will just delete them anyway
     
  8. genxgeek

    genxgeek Well-Known Member

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    Rather than deleting just use root explorer to rename the bloatware. That way it's easy to get everything back. Rename .apk to .bak then when froyo comes out you can fix the programs very easily. Make sure to follow the lists that are out as far as what is safe to rename
     
  9. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I just read the op and that post. Thanks for the info:D Just spreading the word because i know some people may not be as prepared as you if they encounter problems.:) Which post was it?
     
  10. sic0048

    sic0048 Well-Known Member

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    But is loosing Root with Froyo the end of the world? I mean it is likely that all the installed apps would stay during the update - regardless if they are "official apps" or not. I guess the "root only" apps would stop functioning (like the root only screen capture program, etc). But if you have wireless tethering or something like that, I think it should survive the update process.

    I don't think it will take long to get root back with Froyo. Odds are there will be even more ways to root since it is such a young OS version. There are bound to be some bugs that allow root - more while the OS is new. As time goes on, more of these bugs will be patched. But the early versions will probably be easier. Just my 2 cents.....
     
  11. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    So. When an OTA is pushed out a message pops up on the phone and if you don't hit ignore or update later it automatically updates after a few minutes if i remember correctly. How can we stop this from happening so we don't wake up one morning with froyo and no root.

    I also would like to not have to hit ignore everyday until froyo is rooted if that is possible.
     
  12. midijunky

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    Worse than that...

    what happens if we wake up one morning and while the phone was attempting a froyo install and when it hits the bloatware we uninstalled and tries to update and gets stuck?
     
  13. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    change otacerts.zip to otacerts.zip.bak
     
  14. chrlswltrs

    chrlswltrs Well-Known Member

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    Where is this located at I couldn't find it.

    Also does this affect the phone in any other way other than it just not checking for OTA's?
     
  15. D13

    D13 Well-Known Member

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    I am not sure about the location, but I think I remember that doing this will cause bad battery life.:(
     
  16. Lars

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    Yea I think it just keeps trying over and over without the certs.
     

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