how to root from 2.0.1 (noob)


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    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am a complete noob at rooting. lets just get that out of the way.
    I used the guide from the unlockr.com to get to 2.0.1 and used another guide on this website but it just didnt work. So all I am asking is a guide that WORKS to get to rooted 2.1 :)
     

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  2. UBRocked

    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    The guides here work...been tried and tested thousands of times...

    If you follow the instructions properly, you can't go wrong. If you get stuck at a certain point then post the specifics of what procedure is not working for you.
     
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    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    where are these guides???

    and i can always download the rom and all that stuff but when the update is installing there is always an error and the installation is aborted.
     
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    UBRocked VZW Nexus Please!!! VIP Member

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    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/82742-all-new-guide-all-things-root-related.html

    There was an easy way to root from 2.1 but since you have 2.0.1 you can do it the "old fashioned" way that a lot of us early rooters did back in the day. Start at the first post in the thread and make sure you download all the necessary drivers and get your cpu set up properly. Just follow each section and you will be rooted shortly.

    Edit: Looks like Tom beat me to it.
     
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    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks for the help but this guide is super confusing
     
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    The_Chief Accept no imitations! Moderator

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    Don't be surprised if your heart is beating fast when you're rooting. Mine was too... but it's worth it! Just go step by step and show your Droid NO FEAR!
     
  8. androidlover14

    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    but whats the point of the whole command prompt thing. There are all these commands that i could do but how do i get the prompt to recognize my droid
     
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    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I am completely done. I want out. I am not trying root anymore. All there has been was trial and failure. How do I get back to stock android 2.1 update 1?
     
  10. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    well if you failed...then you shouldn't be rooted, therefore still be at stock 2.1...

    Now, in your information thing on the side it says mDroid and dINC...so here is the link to UNroot your mDroid: How To: Unroot the Motorola Droid | TheUnlockr
    and I'm sorry, but I don't know ANYTHING about the dINC...
     
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    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i got to the part where i got to 2.0.1. i tried to flash stock 2.1 to my droid and it failed so yeah
     
  12. nathan312

    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    Well then wait for the OTA to pop up on your phone and it will automatically do it for you...and if you're too impatient, you can search the forums here for the "how to push the 2.1 update" thread...dunno where it is or I would link it lol.
     
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    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    the ota already did pop up and that download failed.
     
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    nathan312 Well-Known Member

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    hmm...well I'm not sure then. Are you on wifi?
     
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    trav473 Well-Known Member

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    try going to settings>about phone>check for updates...... your 2.1 update should show up in there.
     
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    grainysand Well-Known Member

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    How does one fail to root?
     
  17. androidlover14

    androidlover14 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    dude idk. im pretty tech savvy but i think there is just something with the phone. just got it the other day and it was a refurb. phone so yeah. you never know. but i did everything right and it still didnt work. Some of these guides are super easy to understand. Its just the phone I guess.
     

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