Simple Droid root instructions


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  1. qoncept

    qoncept Member

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    When I rooted my Droid last week I had a hard time finding complete and easy to follow instructions for rooting the Droid and noticed many people struggling with them. I wrote my own guide to try to clarify the process.

    Gaining root access - Droidipedia
     
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  2. aloha hailey

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    awesome,.. I've yet to see anyone supply the "undo" instructions. Thanks
     
  3. DevMcLovin

    DevMcLovin New Member

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    Thanks for the link. I may try rooting my droid now.
     
  4. ldougherty

    ldougherty Well-Known Member

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    ty very much, this will assist me when I'm ready.
     
  5. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member

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    Added to Droid How To's. Thanks for the effort with this qoncept
     
  6. Shroomzor

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    Thanks, going to try it out now. Will post results.

    EDIT: Wow, downloaded the pre-made update.zip, transfered it to my sd card, and booted into recovery mode. Took about 5 seconds to flash and it rebooted and now I'm rooted.

    This was almost too easy.

    Thanks!
     
  7. vonfeldt7

    vonfeldt7 Well-Known Member

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    Worked flawlessly, now I just have to play the waiting game... (wait for custom Roms for the Droid).
     
  8. eclipse0007

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    afer i download the file do i rename the file update.zip were wen u open it there r two other files in side
     
  9. eclipse0007

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    i dont if i write the zip name on the fold
     
  10. eclipse0007

    eclipse0007 Member

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    the file is in a winzip format is that ok then i changed it to update.zip then put it in the sd card is that rite
     
  11. eclipse0007

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    Can u help
     
  12. anderson.mcdaniel

    anderson.mcdaniel Active Member

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    Nice, thanks. Actually rooted from the phone. Downloaded update.zip, moved to root of the SD card, updated. Also, as a precaution/fallback, I renamed the official firmware update.zip and put that in the root of the SD. Just in case.
     
  13. Shroomzor

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    Man, I just can't install busybox.

    I keep getting permission errors.
     
  14. mikehall112

    mikehall112 Member

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    are you suppose to delete the old update.zip file on the SD card. I did the manual update
     
  15. qoncept

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    Winzip format will have a .zip extension, you probably have them hidden for known file types (default in Windows). It's probably right, but to double check, google "hide extension for known file types" to see how to turn that off.
     
  16. qoncept

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    If there's one still there, yeah, go ahead and delete it or just overwrite it with the new one.
     
  17. javapop

    javapop Active Member

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    I have followed directions via droidipedia.

    Keep getting the error:
    E: Cant open /cache/recovery/command

    I verified the md5 checksum via MD5, and it matches up fine. Any suggestions as to what I might be doing wrong?
     
  18. javapop

    javapop Active Member

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    I may be mistaken; I tried using terminal, and typing su, get a #

    YET, when trying to use Screen Capture, it doesn't seem to work, with a note at bottom "YOUR SCREEN NEED TO BE ROOTED"

    Is there a good app that'll let me know if I have rooted the device?
     
  19. drocksixers

    drocksixers New Member

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    Do you keep your phone number, contacts, and all other information after the root?
     
  20. dopeismarcus

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    once you root the droid can you unroot? the same goes for custom roms and etc.? i'm wondering because incase the droid messes up and i have to take it back to verizon can you flash it back to stock?
     
  21. tgeiger

    tgeiger New Member

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    where can i get the update.zip file??
     
  22. adr3nalin3

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    link doesn't work?

    "MediaWiki internal error.



    Exception caught inside exception handler"
     

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