Root Motorola Droid 2.1 to 2.0.1

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  1. donovanb09

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    I wanna downgrade my rooted 2.1 droid to 2.0.1 unrooted (factory). My phone has become really slow and buggy and plus i want the offical update that comes out tomorrow (thursday 3/17/10). i need a complete noobs guide and working download links. if you could show me where i could see this. that would be great or if you know how, please tell me. I really wanna get this going soon so ill be ready for tomorrow. thank you so much!
     

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  2. Trident

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    Check out this thread. It is a complete factory restore to stock 2.01. It'll be like turning your phone on for the first time again.
     
  3. CRPercodani

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    The easiest way is to use the 2.0.1 SBF and RSD Lite. Go into the All Things Root subforum and follow the steps in the sticky thread about not worrying about bricking.
     
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    You beat me to it Trident.....
     
  5. Trident

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    I linked your thread in my previous post. Just follow that.
     
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    Sorry... all props go to CRPercodani for posting that wonderful guide though! :D
     
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    Haha it's all good, actually ikithme deserves the props for writing it. I just c+p'd.
     
  8. ssantan2

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    isnt the easiest way to do it using DMUpdater and selecting unrooted 2.0.1??
     
  9. Trident

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    Flashing it with RSD Lite is very easy. Just go to that link I posted before and follow the directions step by step.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  10. ssantan2

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    still gotta say using droidmod updater is easier, if you have SPRecovery installed its clicking one button
     
  11. Trident

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    Have you already done it?
     
  12. ssantan2

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    done the RSDLite way... no. I am sure it is easy but I have no reason to jump back to 2.0.1 unrooted now. I have used the droidmod way and it works really well and is pretty much dummy proof
     
  13. Trident

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    Just about.. I prefer to do everything myself, though.
     
  14. ssantan2

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    to each his own
     
  15. Trident

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    This is true.
     
  16. nydrumboy

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    If you're complaining about a slow and buggy rooted Droid, you're using the wrong ROM. I installed BB 0.8 and Chevy's 10-slot 1.2GHz ROMs and this thing is flying. Try that combo before you give it up. It's like trading in a Concorde for a Cessna.
     
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    Hi all. I'm new to android, but sounds like you can do a lot more with a rooted Motorola Droid. Faster and all. I don't know much about it though and am afraid of messing something up. Can you point me in the right direction? I Just did that last upgrade to 2.1. Hope that didn't mess up my chance to root. Also if there's someone in the san Diego area that is proficient in this, please contact me.

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    Somehow posted twice. My apologies.
     
  19. UBRocked

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    Just mail it to me with a money order for $50, and I'll have it rooted, and install cyanogen on it. Plus, at no additional charge, I'll install CRPercodani's 48MB hack that will really speed things up!

    J/K...and do yourself a favor...don't look for the 48MB hack...:D

    Sorry, I'm in a mood...this is what you can do.

    Follow this link. Now, I am the third person in this thread to link to this guide...so you are going to the right place. :) This will allow you to flash an .sbf file that basically takes your phone back in time to an unrooted and stock 2.0.1 state. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY and heed the warnings...if you do not you could damage your phone beyond repair...I personally recommend using a laptop because if you unplug your phone during flashing, your phone will be screwed. If you use a laptop and lose power (could happen)...your laptop battery will save you. I'm not trying to scare you off...but these are the things that keep you out of trouble.

    That is the key...you need to go back to 2.0.1 so you can then root your phone (2.1 has not been rooted yet).

    From there...check this guide out here. This guide will get your newly flashed 2.0.1 ROM rooted. Take the time to read and learn as much as you can cause being informed (with ADB, SPRecovery, Clockwork Recovery, etc)...WILL save you a lot of time later.

    At this point, you can now apply custom ROMs. Check out Cyanogen and Bugless Beast as they are probably the two best, most stable, and most popular ROMs available. The donate version of ROM manager will allow you to install both, so you might want to look into that.

    Questions along the way...search, ask, whatever...just be comfortable with everything you are doing to your phone and understand that even if your really muck things up (not likely) you will be able to "start over" by going back to step one and flashing that .sbf file again.
     
  20. Trident

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    I'll do it for $25 (not kidding)... haha
     
  21. UBRocked

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    Okay, $20 and I'll throw in a full copy of flash 10.1...Top that Trident! :p
     
  22. Trident

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    You still have 10.1?
    My buddy at Adobe sent me a complete copy of 10.2.. it comes free with my service and will only cost yah $15 all together
    I'll even throw in some Adobe Air games that are still in testing.
    Waddup now? ;p
     
  23. UBRocked

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    Okay, I can't compete what that...but you have 10.2? I already have root so I just need flash... I'll send you my phone and $5 if you'll hook me up! Cool? Just PM me with instructions to send phone and money. :D
     
  24. nstallion

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    WARNING: Thread being hijacked by nonsense!
     

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