HOW I UPDATED to FROYO OTA without losing root or settings!


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  1. jasperwill

    jasperwill Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    DISCLAIMER:
    I rattled this all off the top of my head (other than the links) and if there is any information missing i am sorry please ask.
    i am not responsible if this does not work for your case or if you damage your phone in any way. this information is provided to attempt to help other people in the community that were having the same issues i was for the OTA.

    the way i did my OTA and got root back is this: (simplified version)
    - install unrevoked 3, and unrevoked forevor (s-off)
    -wait for OTA message
    - click install later
    - reboot into recovery
    - do nand backup
    - find and download stock 2.1 recovery zip file
    http://adrynalyne.us/?p=41 (stock recovery is here)
    - find and download (to a different location) clockworks mod zip file
    http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/doku.php/public/forever
    (near the bottom of the page)
    - place stock 2.1 recovery file on root of sd card
    - reboot into hboot
    - hboot will ask to install recovery update
    - click yes
    - reboot back to OS
    - wait for OTA message
    - click install now
    - wait for 10-30 minutes while phone does OTA update
    - place clockworksmod zip file onto root of sd card (overwriting/deleting the 2.1 stock zip file in the process)
    - reboot into Hboot
    - when asked allow hboot to update recovery again
    - reboot phone
    - uninstall any old super user program you had on your phone
    - install this new one using the information on this link
    [APP] Superuser 2.3.5 - Now on the Market [2010-08-28] - xda-developers

    you should now have wonderful froyo with root !
     

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  2. Mischka7

    Mischka7 Well-Known Member

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    Does the SD card need to be formatted to FAT32?
     
  3. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ #

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    Nice writeup. If you had time to link all the necessary files in the various steps, I bet it would get a lot of use as a tutorial.
     
  4. jasperwill

    jasperwill Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes it needs to be formatted as fat32.
    You can do that easily by selecting all the fikes on It usng your computer then copying them to a backup folder on your desktop.
    Then format the card using windows ( fat32 1024 cluster size I believe )
    Then copy everything back on. Took mine about 15 mins for a 2 gig card.

    ok i added links :)
     

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