1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root 2.2 root

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lmbgm, Aug 29, 2010.

  1. lmbgm

    lmbgm Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    150
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010

    May 2, 2010
    150
    27
    43
    I was running 2.1 and rooted. It took me a very long time to root the first time, I had to use the SD card insert and eject technique which too forever. I had alot of trouble catching the race condition.

    I had to unroot to get 2.2 updated. Now I have a fresh 2.2 and would like to root so I can try some custom roms.

    I tried unrevoked3, but it does not work for me. After the second reboot (after bootloader), it gives the failed recovery image message. Am I having the same issue with the race condition? or is it something else? Do I need to do this manually? if so, are there instructions somewhere?

    Thanks
     

    Advertisement

  2. richb82

    richb82 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    38
    Posts:
    134
    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2010

    Jul 17, 2010
    134
    12
    38
    Telecommuncations
    I feel bad for the mods of this forum.

    Anyways, where did you read that the new OTA is even rootable yet?
     
  3. lmbgm

    lmbgm Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    150
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010

    May 2, 2010
    150
    27
    43
  4. wkd1

    wkd1 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    80
    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2009

    Dec 2, 2009
    80
    9
    16
    Paramedic
    Arizona
    Yes, that's my understanding since they were all ripped from leaks/other phones. Did you do Unrevoked Forever? And out of curiosity, why are you wanting to go back to root? Is the update not all you were hoping for?
     
  5. sabrewings

    sabrewings Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    895
    Joined:
    May 26, 2010

    May 26, 2010
    895
    104
    93
    Avionics
    Yep. The newest 2.2 isn't rootable. I was rooted on 2.1 (Unrevoked3 method) and installed Unrevoked forever (which gives you S-off so you will always have root until you do S-on). Then I updated the radio and installed the Lite version ROM of the OTA update. I'm now on Skryaider 3.0 ROM.

    But, back to it, unless you did backups so you could somehow install Clockwork mod or something, I think you're more or less stuck? Maybe you could do an update to an original 2.1-1 image with HBOOT. I'm still new to some of this myself.
     
  6. lmbgm

    lmbgm Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    150
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010

    May 2, 2010
    150
    27
    43
    Well I got the OTA notice but it was rooted so I couldnt apply it. So I unrooted it but then the OTA notice didnt show up again so I RUUed it. I want to root to use titanium backup. Also I want to get rid of the droid startup thing (not sure if i need root for that). I guess I need to go back to 2.1 and root. I wish I knew this before I unrooted, it was very difficult on my phone for some reason. I DID do some reading but I guess i missed it.
     
  7. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    223
    Posts:
    1,810
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010

    Apr 7, 2010
    1,810
    550
    223
    IT god
    B'more
    If you didn't run "unrevoked forever" to get "s-off"... I'm sorry but you lost the ability to root until a method is found to root official 2.2


    note: to check if you have s-off boot in hboot (hold volume down and hit power) it will say "S-OFF" at the end of the first line...
     
  8. lmbgm

    lmbgm Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    150
    Joined:
    May 2, 2010

    May 2, 2010
    150
    27
    43
    no, it says "S-ON"

    I guess I'll wait.

    After the 2.1 root first came out and I spent hours rooting it, I stopped following the forum for a while. I guess I should have caught up before I went up to 2.2
     
  9. Crashumbc

    Crashumbc Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    223
    Posts:
    1,810
    Joined:
    Apr 7, 2010

    Apr 7, 2010
    1,810
    550
    223
    IT god
    B'more

    :(

    I've heard rumors that not "all" root exploits were fixed in 2.2, So hopefully the wait won't be to long :)
     
  10. sabrewings

    sabrewings Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    93
    Posts:
    895
    Joined:
    May 26, 2010

    May 26, 2010
    895
    104
    93
    Avionics
    If you can get back to 2.1 through HBOOT, rooting is stupid easy now with Unrevoked3.
     

Share This Page

Loading...