Root [How-To] An Easier Method to Root 2.1

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  1. Fabolous

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    This method will result in the loss of data. Your apps and settings will be wiped. However, it does really only consist of 2 steps:

    1. Use RSDLite to flash back to 2.0.1
    2. Use a modified, signed update.zip to update to 2.1 w/ superuser access (rooted)

    Sorry, I've had this file for over a month now, and I've completely forgotten about it. It was made by speeddymon at Alldroid (RIP).

    Follow these instructions to flash to 2.0.1 SBF:

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/47349-now-you-can-live-without-fear-bricking.html

    Download this modified file (rename it to update.zip):

    ESE81-update-root.zip

    Then, follow these instructions to force the update to 2.1, using the modified file:

    http://androidforums.com/motorola-d...l-android-2-1-update-motrola-droid-ese81.html


    The end result is stock ESE81, with superuser (root). From that point on, you can use ROM Manager to flash either recovery, and do your thing.
     

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