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Root FAIL: Update to Froyo Failed

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gooseDROID, Nov 12, 2010.

  1. gooseDROID

    gooseDROID Member
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    NOOO!!!

    Fortunately, my phone is not bricked. I unrooted it by using the one-click app, downloaded and tried to install froyo but received an unkind error message...


    THE UPDATE FAILED TO INSTALL!!!!

    NOOOO!!!!

    I'm assuming I need to flash the phone back to factory?

    How do I go about doing this?
     

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  2. Pucuck

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    Is that all you did to your phone or is there more? Not accusing, just making sure you have all the details out so people can better help you. Are you doing the OTA update? I assume you're running 2.1 still if you're trying to update to Froyo.
     
  3. gooseDROID

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    Detailed Details...

    This is a Verizon-Motorola DroidX

    Firmware version: 2.1-update1

    I used an app that roots with 1 click. The root app added these files:

    busybox, exploid, su, superuser.apk

    Once I was rooted, I downloaded some root user apps such as rootexplorer, wireless tethering for rooted users, titanium etc.

    However, I have not yet deleted any of the bloatware so I'm basically just a 2.1-update1 rooted user with all the factory junk.

    I used the one click root app to unroot myself before I attempted the update.

    I tried to get the update by doing system updates from the phone. I tried doing the legitimate update and it didn't work. It went through the whole process of shutting down, booting, installing, rebooting again and said the update failed.

    I just tried downloading RSDLite and getting some sbf file but the phone is unrecognized by RSDLite once I am in the recovery mode. I have the appropriate driver but the phone is simply NOT SHOWING UP in RSDLite. And yes I replaced the .ini file as the instructions requested.

    Please assist.
     
  4. Pucuck

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    I'm not sure why you're not able to update. I don't think rooting will do anything to the ability to update, but I could be wrong. Usually you can update and it will take away your root access after you update. I may not be the best help, but I'm sure someone with greater knowledge will chime in.

    Did you get the updated Motorola drivers for your OS? I did this with XP when I had to do the SBF.
     
  5. gooseDROID

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    I'm pretty sure I've got the most current drivers. The phone is recognized by Windows, just not RSDLite.
     
  6. dhoffman1421

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    Make sure you have the most recent RSD Lite and SBF files. Are you still within your warranty period?
     
  7. colchiro

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    Is USB debugging turned on? Settings... Applications... App settings... Development

    Are you running Moto 4.7.1 drivers?
     
  8. gooseDROID

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    Yes and maybe. checking on driver version
     
  9. gooseDROID

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    I have USB debugging enabled and I have the most current drivers.
     
  10. gooseDROID

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    Did some lookin around. I didn't have the correct sbf and an older version of RSDLite. Still does not explain why RSDLite didn't even see the phone though.
     
  11. dhoffman1421

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    I mentioned that above. It won't work without the right files.
     
  12. Justintoxicated

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    Try rebooting the phone while holding the volume up/down buttons to get into recovery mode, then RDSLight should recognize the phone.

    I'm about to try the same thing, it's a headache on xp, but it was super easy on my win 7 system to get it setup.
     
  13. gooseDROID

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    Ok.. now I'm really confused. I downloaded the full sbf VRZ_MB810_2.3.15_1FF_01 and RSDLite v4.8

    I have the most current drivers for my Droid X. Windows will recognize it but RSDLite still refuses to acknowledge its existence.

    I need to reflash my phone so I can update to froyo.
     
  14. gooseDROID

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    I don't have a problem getting into the boot loader...

    Once again, I am rooted but that should not effect anything right? Flashing is gonna set me back to square 1 anyway right?
     
  15. dhoffman1421

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    The sbf I have is: the_gift2.zip I am not sure what the file is you are referencing. Go to the user guide posted as the number one sticky here.
     
  16. tech_head

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    Rooting does not prevent OTA upgrade. I can confirm this.
    You only lose root.

    Something else is going on. Have you turned off
    Settings -> Data Manager -> Data Delivery -> Social Applications -> Sync over Wifi only
    If this is checked you will not be able to OTA update.
     
  17. colchiro

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    He's trying to flash with the sbf, not OTA.
     
  18. markhamr

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    2.3.15 should only be flashed if you have bootloader 30.03, which you would have if you were on OTA 2.2.

    It sounds like you're on 2.1 and should have BL 30.01. You want to sbf to a clean 2.1 and hopefully it will upgrade OTA.

    You can get it if you google "rootz wiki droid x sbf"

    Towards the bottom it says:

     
  19. Justintoxicated

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    I'm doing my phone right now on a windows 7 system. I could not get my phone to be recognized my rsdlite 4.8 running xp with service pack 3. I don't know why but I gave up after a frustrating 4 hours.

    I didn't even have to put the phone into the bootloader screen, rsdlite did that automatically when running from windows 7.

    * Just booted into android 2.1 and i'm activating the phone.

    Once you do this go to setting about, and download the update :) mine is Dling now.
     
  20. colchiro

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    ... and everyone complains about Vista and Win7 not recognizing their phone and having to use Xp.
     
  21. II Kings 9:20

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    I have a Samsung Fascinate bone stock not rooted and I get the same fail as you guys are getting.
     
  22. bouchigo

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    I've tried it on 3 different computers, all running Win 7 (2 64-bit, 1 34-bit) and have had no issues at all.

    To the OP, try a different computer, or at the very least try one of the USB ports on the back of the computer, the ones on the actual Motherboard (don't know if you are already doing that or not, but it's worth a try).
     
  23. stonehenge1861

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  24. ECFfighter7232

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    holy old ass thread revival batman
     
  25. bouchigo

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    I didn't even notice until you said something, that is old....lol
     

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