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  1. dbanjo0335

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    Hello!

    Bought a used droid 6 months ago. Every week or so I get an icon in the toolbar telling me that there is a system update available. When I click to install, it aborts. The messages that I get are as follows:

    -- 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.

    I don't know how to check to see if the file is actually there. If it is not, why do I keep seeing the icon that says it has been downloaded and is available for installation?

    Can anybody help?
     

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    Is the DROID that you bought rooted?
     
  3. dbanjo0335

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    I don't know if it is rooted or not. How do I tell?
     
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    open terminal (if you don't have a terminal emulator, get one that is free from the market) and the type
    Code (Text):
    1. su
    and hit enter.

    If you get a popup asking you to allow terminal to have root privileges, then you're rooted. Or, if nothing happens and the prompt changes from
    Code (Text):
    1. $
    to
    Code (Text):
    1. #
    you're rooted.

    If you get an error message saying su not found, or something like that, then you're probably not rooted (that can also happen if root is broken, so that's why I said probably).
     
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    It changed to #, so I assume that it is rooted.
     
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    yup - which means that the ROM on there is probably blocking the update.zip, since most ROMs are set to do this. Which means...

    You can put a custom ROM that is newer that will completley block the update notification :D

    Enjoy!
     
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    when I go back to the second menu to apply sdcard:update.zip it says "E: Can't open /sdcard/update.zip , if I return to the previous menu from Mount USB "USB Mass Storage Device , Leaving this Menu will unmount your SD Card from your PC" what should I do so I can not unmount my SD Card when I return to the menu to apply "update.zip" ?
     

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