Root Rooting my droid

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by RBburrus, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. RBburrus

    RBburrus Member
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    i have followed the steps to a T that i have found on here in many places but i keep gettting to the part where you apply it and it says verifying update package.....
    E:failed to read footer from/sdcard/update/zip
    (is a directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    installation aborted



    why do i keep receiving this instead of it loading up like it says in the instructions.........thanks for the help in advance
     

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  2. Icedemon

    Icedemon Well-Known Member
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    update/zip or update.zip?
     
  3. RBburrus

    RBburrus Member
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    I have tried renaming it both
     
  4. Xritam

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  5. RBburrus

    RBburrus Member
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    Already triedit very simple to work but gives me the samemessage when trying to upload
     
  6. Xritam

    Xritam Well-Known Member
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    wait so your getting the error just draging update.zip to the sdcard or when you update the system.
     
  7. RBburrus

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    When I go to apply it from the sdcard it gives me an error saying it can't verify the signature and stops the update
     
  8. Xritam

    Xritam Well-Known Member
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    "I have tryed this method and its not working. I have done everything correctly. When I try and apply the update.zip file it says the signature failed and aborts the update. Any idea how to get around this? Thankyou…."

    "Try downloading this update.zip and retry the process:
    http://www.sholes.info/wp-content/uploads/2009/12/update.zip

    It could be a problem with the embedded signature."

    Sounds like whats happening to you, so give that update a try.
     
  9. mr.miagi

    mr.miagi New Member
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    When I did this I accidentally only downloaded the superuser tools instead of the droid root. Make sure you have the correct file renamed to update.zip unlike I did at first. If you did try to just download a different link.
     
  10. shademar

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    Make sure it's update.zip and not update.zip.zip, and that the file is intact (the one I used looks to be 10.1MB, fwiw.)
     
  11. RBburrus

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    what link did you use cause the ones i have seen have just 10 mb
     
  12. RBburrus

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    does it matter if im using a mac or pc i can use either but i have been using mac does this matter?
     
  13. shademar

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    In truth, I can't recall. I'm seeing 10,600 specifically. (I think it may have been alldroid, but the specific link seems to be down now.) I've had a folder full of root-related files sitting on my desktop a while waiting for me to get a little bit more familiar with android...

    Google rootyourdroid and there is a very good resource on the subject by that name.
     
  14. sdguy67

    sdguy67 Well-Known Member
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    If I root my droid, will I have to reload all my apps?
     
  15. johnlgalt

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    Just rooting, no - if you install a new image (say, the 2.1 image or a custom image with other tweaks from other places) then most likely yes.
     
  16. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian
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    Correction - I only lost a few of my apps, those that I specifically 'manually' installed - all others were still there. (this is with updating the OS with a new 3rd arty ROM).
     
  17. Dre2k2.0

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    hey guys ive followed the instructions to a T.....got through the update.zip part and rebooted fine....the problem im running into is that when i enter the command "su".....i get an error message saying "access denied"....so frustrating cause i know im right there....and cant seem to get around this.....

    please help
     

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