How to Root 2.1 Droid


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  1. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    andrew53517 Well-Known Member

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    One of the posters said they can confirm this works.. It seems legit. Hmm.. let a few other people look at it here and then try it. But I think it's a good one.

    Maybe we can sticky this if it's true...That would be helpful for people! :)
     
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    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    The name of that article is misleading. It's just downgrading to 2.0.1 and flashing a rooted 2.1 on top of that. You aren't really rooting 2.1.
     
  4. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    I thought everyone knew this? I know I told everyone this since before the OTA even came out. Using the SBF has always been the suggested way by me and anyone else to get back to 2.0.1 and then flash a rooted 2.1 update.
     
  5. DatacomGuy

    DatacomGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is it a ESE81 thats being flashed back on?
     
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    CRPercodani OFWGKTA VIP Member

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    Yes.
     
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    dodger55fan Well-Known Member

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    So what would be the difference, if any, between updating with a "rooted" 2.1 and simply (i know it's not possible yet) rooting from the official 2.1 update?
     
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    DatacomGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Stupid question perhaps.. but should I downgrade and flash with this rom and root, do I lose everything existing on the droid? Apps, contacts, etc etc?
     
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    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    Contacts are stored on your google account. Apps you will have to redownload but you won't have to pay for the ones you've paid for already.

    You also lose any application data. Once you are rooted though you can get Titanium Backup which allows you to backup the applications, the data, and the market entry. The market entry means that if you restore a titanium backup, the market will know you have certain apps installed and will be on the lookout for updates, as if you had downloaded the app through the market.

    Astro file manager has an app backup thing, but it just backs up the .apk files and not the data or the market entry so it's virtually useless. You don't have to download the apk again but will lose any settings and save files for the app, and if you want the market to know you have the app installed and look for updates you still have to download the app again anyway.
     
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    nstallion Well-Known Member

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    If you are rooted 2.0.1 you DO NOT want to get the OTA update.

    Why not just update to one of the many 2.1-based custom ROMs out there? They are all superior to stock 2.1 in every way.
     
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    Thanks, i just did some more reading about this as well, and will definitely start using roms instead!
     
  13. chehitskenniexd

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    This actually works. I unrooted my phone, then manual 2.1 update. I hated it. It pales in comparison so rooted 2.1. I used this method to downgrade my phone back to 2.0.1 and then root it again, actually. it takes a little over 5 minutes to do it. the sbf file was slightly big for my internet, so that took a while to download. x]

    Edit: I didn't so the same exact thing, but the theory is the same. sorry! ><;;
     
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    On that page I saw that it said something about it wipes your phone out and you'll need to reactivate it. How hard is that?
     
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    shrink57 Well-Known Member

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    To reactivate your phone dial *228 then option 1 (so easy even I can do it :p)
     
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    ska.t73 Well-Known Member

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    Are you a caveman?!?

    :p
     
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    shrink57 Well-Known Member

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    No, but I am studying to be one :cool:
     
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    DatacomGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Stupid question #2.. After I go through this process, how might i take advantage of all the other custom roms out there? Does it have to be reflashed again each time i want to try a custom rom? Or?
     
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    You do have to "re-flash" all the different roms, so to speak, but it doesn't take long. Also when rooted you can use a program called Titanium Backup which will allow you to back up all your applications, their data and market entries. This means if you wipe and flash a different rom, you just download Titanium Backup from the market, and then have it restore all your apps from your SD card. You can do this all within about 10 minutes.
     
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    Until there is an ESE81 ROM with features you want is there any sense in rooting? I am having good luck with the official 2.1 and manually upgraded.
     
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    DatacomGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Dammit that sounds like a lot of work. lol.

    rj - I want to root so I can OC..
     
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    I was very happy with DroidMod, I don't know if I want to do a lot of work rooting and ROM trying at this point. What is a split second in speed? Maybe I will wait till DroidMod has a 2.1 root updater and new ROM. I like the stability with official 2.1!
     
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    At least once you are rooted again you will have the luxury to make easy backups, try the sm
     
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    DatacomGuy Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Is there a definitive list or guide to all the roms available?
     

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