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Root Droid X .596/Z4/D2 Bootstrap Issues.. Can't install any zips?

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  1. DatacomGuy

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    Having two different issues with my phone.

    SBF'd with .596. Rooted with Z4, using Droid2 bootstrap.

    For one: I can't reboot into bootstrap through the app. I have to use the old fashion way.

    For two: Any time I try to install any update zip files, I get an exception error. Doesn't matter what type of update it is.

    Specifically, I've been trying to flash a wugfresh wireless tether update so I can use it on the stock .596, but no dice.

    What could be wrong, and what could I do to remedy?
     

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    i dont think there is a .596 sbf file, and GB is unrootable with z4root, you have to use the d3 method


    with d2 bootstrap you must hit bootstrap recovery, hit ok for success, then reboot recovery

    these zip files must be compatible with .596 gb or they will not install.

    you must sbf to froyo root with z4 root, then install the prerooted .596 ota gb

    d2 bootstrapper make sure you hit bootstrap recovery first, then reboot recovery, and thats all you need to do.
     
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    There is a .596 sbf file.
     
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    Dammit, now the stickies have been moved around, I cant find the link for the thread of the directions I followed.

    But, I followed them to a T. Did a SBF linux CD, SBF'd to Froyo, installed Z4, installed D2 strap, bootstrap recovery, reboot recovery, flashed two part blur_version.2.3.340.MB810.Verizon.en.US-Part1.zip.

    The sticky was up there for months. Now it's gone, replaced with the .602 directions.

    I was an ace at rooting D1.. but when it came to the DX, my mind was blown - so I didn't come up with all this stuff on my own, I followed directions. Just can't find them now. :(

    HOWEVER - If the directions were wrong, and I need to fix it, could someone point me in the right direction? Is the non-root/Z4 issue the reason why i can't flash any zip files?

    I can run root only apps.. so i don't quite understand. Titanium runs just fine, I've removed bloatware stuff...I can run wifi tether (although nothing will connect).. etc

    Maybe i've misled, but I believe the directions were to SBF froyo, root with Z4, then proceed. Wouldn't that provide a rooted GB? Pretty sure that's what i've read all over the place..
     
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    Download: Official DROIDX Gingerbread 4.5.596 for Rooted Users - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    This is pretty much exactly what i did.

     
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    a new rsd lite... maybe it works with windows 7 now. basically bud this works the same just replace the .602 sbf with either the .596 or the .340 and thats all you gotta do in all honesty, everything else will be the same
     
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    Guys, still need help with this. Desperately.
     
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    Bump. Still need help :(
     
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    imo if your still having problems just start fresh. Follow the link that you put in Post #7

    the first link you posted involving Z4 root was originated in May. That was a long time ago and things have changed a bit since then.

    also where you may have went wrong. Here is the first line of those instructions

    1. If your not sure about your set up then SBF back to stock Froyo by following This Video. It
    has links in the description to files you need to download. Its actually very easy and should
    only take 30-45 minutes (if its your first time).

    You mentioned in your OP that you sbf'ed to .596
    .596 is NOT froyo. So that may have been one issue.
     
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    OK.. that makes sense. So.. just so i'm clear on how i should proceed:

    1. SBF back to 340, stock. Should I unroot? Or does going back to 340 unroot it to begin with?
    2. Use a simple root tool, like Pete's 1-click. Reinstall bootstrap.
    3. SBF 602.. Will it retain root?

    Sound accurate?
     
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    I work in a Tech related field. Have been in a tec
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    heads up. the current GB build is actually .605 There is a .605 SBF file but some people have had problems with it. So do this in addition with that guide

    1. after sbf'ing to .602 activate your phone and all of that goodness. Then do a system update check and let it download .605.

    2. Then proceed with the rooting method in that guide. That rooting method works on .602 and .605
     
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    follow the guide. Erase .340 from your memory.
     
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    ^^^^this
     
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    Ten four.. I will do shortly. Thank you sir.
     
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    No problem.
     

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