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Root Can't Root Captivate,

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mantazumanity, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. mantazumanity

    mantazumanity Member
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    I'm running leaked 2.2
    I am trying to root, I have the Update.Zip and everything, and when I press "Reinstall Packages" it says access denied, and won't let me root.
     

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  2. Rhiannon224

    Rhiannon224 Well-Known Member
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    There isn't a root package like that available for Froyo. I think you are using the root method for 2.1 which dosen't work with Froyo. The only method for rooting Froyo requires SDK tools and ADB method Captivate JI6 (v2.2) Hacks (root, non-market, no start up sound) - xda-developers.

    Or you can try out a custom ROM which will root it for you [ROM]Cognition v2.2 BETA7 (FROYO) | v2.1.7 (ECLAIR) - xda-developers

    Read as much as you can before modding your phone so you don't damage it and you know and understand what it is you are doing to your phone.
     
  3. sremick

    sremick Well-Known Member
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    This is why it's critical to know what you're doing, do your research and check up on things like this before you go slapping on unofficial leaked internal development builds not meant for end-users.

    This question has been discussed (and answered) in countless threads, so I have to wonder how you could've possibly missed it if you did the expected reading beforehand.
     
  4. Infinite-t

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    As rhiannon pointed out, the update.zip method wont work on 2.2, the method he pointed out does. Doent try the OCLF method either, that wont work on the 2.2 (unless it has been changed) but from what I heard ryan has abandoned the OCLF app so I wouldn't expect an update.

    There is a thread in this subsection just about 8 threads down on this very topic and has lots of good info on the 2.2 root.
     

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