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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by BatarangMoses, May 20, 2010.

  1. BatarangMoses

    BatarangMoses Newbie
    Thread Starter

    So I downloaded the official 2.1 update....but have decided I would rather root it. Can I downgrade from 2.1 to 1.5 so I can root it?
    Thanks for any answers.

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  2. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    There is no root status for the new 2.1 RUU.
    However, there are steps to repair your boot process that will allow to run an old RUU. It is long and drawn out and kinda technical. If you want to tackle that with no guarantee go ahead. Otherwise you're stuck until they root the official 2.1 ruu.
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  3. BatarangMoses

    BatarangMoses Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ah, ok. Those dudes are pretty quick, do you think it will be that long before they figure out out to root 2.1?
  4. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    My expectation is within 2 weeks of today. However if any of you followed the Eris root status it took them over 3 months from their 1.5 version. So you never know...
  5. Wingzfan61

    Wingzfan61 Android Enthusiast

    This process only works on the test RUU, the leak that came out last week. It wont work on yesterdays official version.
  6. BatarangMoses

    BatarangMoses Newbie
    Thread Starter

    Ok, thats not bad. I could live with a few weeks.
  7. jippolito02

    jippolito02 Lurker

    where can I find out how to do this??
  8. Kelmar

    Kelmar Done by choice

    This is also assuming that they decide to put effort into it. Seeing as they have already rooted 1.5, they may not have much incentive to root 2.1.
  9. djsindt

    djsindt Lurker

    I have the leaked version installed and am technically inclined. Where can I find out how to do this?
  10. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    xda-developers.com has a post on how to do it in the Hero section.
  11. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

  12. dkokkos

    dkokkos Newbie

    yes from a quick look i didn't see it either... can we have a link please
  13. AmericanHero

    AmericanHero Well-Known Member

    The RUU test was already rooted. It was through ADB, this is nothing new. This was not an answer to the OP's original question.
  14. Wingzfan61

    Wingzfan61 Android Enthusiast

    Exactly, the answer to the OP is simply no.
  15. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    I was answering for this guy.

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