Noob here, Droid Root question


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  1. DreamTheater

    DreamTheater Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok so I followed the directions on:

    How To: Root the Motorola Droid (Android 2.0.1 & 2.1) | TheUnlockr

    and got 2.0.1 running on the phone again. Now I downloaded:

    http://androidforums.com/all-things...exfro-1-0-1-android-2-2-frf57-wifi-fixed.html

    2.2 Froyo. I tried to then rename the file to update.zip and then moved it to the root directory on the sd card. Then I went into recovery mode and did update.zip and this is what it keeps saying:

    -- Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:Failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (No such file or directory)
    E:Signature verification failed.
    Installation aborted.

    Please help me, I would love to a have a running 2.2 Droid.
     

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  2. caustic

    caustic Well-Known Member

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    When you renamed the file, did you name it update, or update.zip? The file is already a zip file, so if you add zip on there, it turns the file name to update.zip.zip
     
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    messenger13 Well-Known Member

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    Just to further explain ... if you have file extensions hidden on your PC, the ".zip" is already there you just can't see it. It's best to always show file extensions. I don't know why Microsoft always hides them by default. :(

    If you google "show file extensions" and add your operating system (XP, Vista, Win 7), you can find out how to show them if you don't know already.


    And one last thing...
    DREAM THEATER ROCKS!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. DreamTheater

    DreamTheater Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok well I renamed it to update. I transfered it back to the phone and it now says:

    -- Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:Signature verification failed.
    Installation aborted.

    It just got rid of one line. Well which I guess was pretty important. Any other ideas?

    @Messenger13: Yeah they are extremely badass. :D

    Edit: I forgot to tell you guys I skipped the part in the root video about installing 2.1 root. I just wanted to skip straight to 2.2.
     
  5. Fabolous

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    Did you select "allow update.zip" before applying it?
     
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    DreamTheater Member This Topic's Starter

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    Where can you select allow update?
     
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    In the recovery on the same page as where you click apply update.zip there is an option to allow update.zip. You need to click that first to make sure that SPRecovery will allow you to use the update.zip method. :D
     
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    DreamTheater Member This Topic's Starter

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    I must be doing something wrong. That option doesn't even show up on my recovery screen. Mine looks like:

    Android system recovery <2e>

    use d-pad to highlight; center to select.

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition

    If you guys have any help for me, I think I might be missing a step or something.
     
  9. PennState

    PennState Active Member

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    If you used the unlockr method you don't need to rename it update.zip. You just need it on the SD card root directory and then use the apply zip from an SD card option when you boot into recovery then just select the zip.
     
  10. DreamTheater

    DreamTheater Member This Topic's Starter

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    Alright so I flashed it back to 2.0.1, activated it, updated to 2.1, got SPRecovery on the phone, transfered update.zip(NexFro), booted to recovery and then allowed and then updated. Now when the thing powers on it gets to the red eye and then locks up and resets back to the beginning and loops. Any idea? I'd REALLY love to have 2.2 root
     
  11. Fabolous

    Fabolous Superuser VIP Member

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    Did you wipe data and cache?

    You need to do that going from 2.1 to 2.2

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    DreamTheater Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yay! Well I just redid everything back to 2.1 with SPRecovery again and this time i wiped data and cache and it installed just fine! Thanks to everybody!
     
  13. Diver88

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    glad to hear you got it sorted out! have fun and happy rooting!
     

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