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  1. stealthmonkey

    stealthmonkey New Member This Topic's Starter

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    so i have a motorolla droid running 2.2 and i installed easy root. it rooted my phone, and i rebooted, but no root privelages for me, its like it didn't work. whats wrong?
     

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  2. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

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    is your 2.2 build FRG01B or FRG22D?

    It is in settings> About Phone

    If it is FRG22D Easyroot won't work.
     
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    stealthmonkey New Member This Topic's Starter

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    oh thats why. how can i root it?
     
  4. muab

    muab Well-Known Member

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    It is not that horribly difficult, just a bit more of a pain than it was using the nifty one-click method.

    instead of 5 minutes to root now you really should be looking at 45 minutes to root (and maybe 3 hours if you back everything up, flash a new ROM and update your apps etc...)


    go to this thread and I suggest reading everything (including the posts of people who screw things up) and then follow the instructions on how to root with Windows (assuming you have a Windows computer handy)

    http://androidforums.com/droid-all-things-root/141116-guide-rooting-2-2-windows-linux.html


    but here is the gist of it:

    Wiping data is required right now until I can make or find an odexed FRG22D rom

    Please read the entire guide and before starting the process.
    Windows Instructions:
    1.) Download 2.1 SP Recovery sbf to your C: root directory (C:\)
    2.) Download md5sum
    3.) Place md5sum in c:\windows\system32
    4.) Download in install RSDLite 4.6 for this file you may need an un-zip tool like WIN RAR
    5.) Download and install the correct motorola drivers for your windows machine (32 for XP, 32 or 64 for Vista depending on Vista version)
    Current Motorola Drivers
    6.) Run command prompt (Start->Run then type "cmd" and hit enter)
    7.) Change directories to your C:\ root directory (cd c:\)
    8.) Type in "md5sum SPRecovery_ESE81.sbf"
    9) Make sure the sum of the image is EXACTLY 9b6a336cd8f067d4487935468c758d89
    10.) Connect phone via USB and reboot, while rebooting hold UP on the dpad
    11.) Run RSD Lite 4.6
    Windows 7 64 Bit Users See Hidden Instructions




    12.) Select the SPRecovery 2.1 SBF file
    13.) Click Start and wait for RSD Lite to flash the SPRecovery image onto phone and then wait on phone to reboot.
    16.) Your phone will boot now boot up and tell you that your battery is dead. Just pull the battery out.
    17.) Put the battery back in and hold X while powering on your droid.
    18.) Download a rom check the roms forum for romsFRG01B FRG22D
    19.) Back on the phone go to mount options. (Note you can use the volume rocker to navigate and the camera button to select.)
    20. Then press Enable USB Mass storage
    21.) Place the file in the root of your sdcard.(Not in any folder just on the sd card.)
    22.) Rename the rom to update.zip. Be sure that you are only naming it update.zip. Windows often does not show file extensions and you will end up with files named update.zip.zip.
    23.) Then Disable USB Mass Storage
    24.) Wipe data/factory reset
    25.) Wipe Cache Partition
    26.) Click on install
    27.) Press allow update.zip Installation
    28.) Press Install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)
    29.) When the install is complete use the power button to go back to the main menu
    30.) Reboot
     

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