Just rooted - kinda freaked out

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  1. clintiepoo

    clintiepoo Well-Known Member
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    Sorry for being a noob...

    I just rooted my droid using the tutorial here:

    Obtaining Root - Root Your Droid

    I haven't done anything yet with it. I have some questions:

    How do I back it up, right now, so I can restore it if I really mess it up?

    What ROM do you recommend? I have the 2.1 music and gallery pseudo-installed in 2.0.1 right now. I would like a 2.1 that works.
     

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  2. VtotheZ

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    Where did you get the gallary 2.1 and music 2.1 apk's at??? I would also like to know what ROM's to use and where to find them... Thanks.
     
  3. bdal1

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    Go to this thread:
    http://androidforums.com/how-tips/3...tive-multitouch-browser-ported-milestone.html
    Skip the "obtaining root" part (since youve already done it)

    Download the rootingools.zip file and follow the directions below it. After that backing up is as easy as booting to recovery and clicking a few buttons.

    Fyi- dont forget to move your backups to your computer or somewhere else for safe keeping.
     
  4. bdal1

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  5. clintiepoo

    clintiepoo Well-Known Member
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    Ok, I did that. Having issues though. DroidRootHelper isn't letting me mount my system. WHen I click it, it asks for SU access. I click allow, it hangs, then force closes.
     
  6. bdal1

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    I think I had the same problem at first. Try a reboot.

    also. Do you have the superuser ninja icon. If not, you are not rooted.
     
  7. clintiepoo

    clintiepoo Well-Known Member
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    OK, I got all that. I haven't put the browser on yet, but it's at least doing a backup now. I kept reading about "Nandroid backup" and had no idea. It makes more sense now! Thanks.
     
  8. clintiepoo

    clintiepoo Well-Known Member
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    You're probably going to laugh at me, but I unrooted the phone. It made me nervous to have it hacked, and I don't think I want to put the time into doing all of this.

    On the plus side, I didn't break it!
     
  9. bdal1

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    no problem dude
    I couldn't get the browser to work using that walk through.
    try the 2.0 bugless rom. It has the multi touch browser and much more
     
  10. bdal1

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    no i totally get it
    only do what you are comfortable with.
     
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  12. SinfulDragon

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    any other place to get the droid root tools? ****in rapidshare is out of download slots and has been for an hour, here I sit with a rooted phone and nothing to do with it =(
     
  13. VtotheZ

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    Will this have the animated wallpapers??
     
  14. CRPercodani

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    Just goto the market and search for droidroothelper it does everything for you and then you can load up custom rom's.
     
  15. pbrstanwood

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    I'm new, down load it where???
     
  16. bdal1

    bdal1 Well-Known Member
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    Download, what?
     
  17. deeznuts2

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    Behind you...
    Android Market on your phone
     
  18. pbrstanwood

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    where deo i get the Nandroid backup????
     
  19. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
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    You need to install SP Recovery to get nandroid, then you can make a backup. Download droidroothelper from the market and it will get you going.
     
  20. pbrstanwood

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    having trouble reinstall backup help
     
  21. SinfulDragon

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    do I need to keep update.zip folder after rooting?

    Also the DroidRootHelper.apk, can I move that into the tools folder or does it need to stay on the root of the SD Card after install?
     
  22. stlcity

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