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  1. Timmytimmytimmy

    Thread Starter

    Hey everyone. Im new to android phones and im considering rooting my x. Sorry if this is totally a dumb question, but I was just wondering what happened when froyo comes out? Will i be getting the upgrade? Will the phone stay rooted if the update does download? Will i have to restore the phone in order to get the update? Thanks in advance for any help you all can give!

  2. NickDroid86

    NickDroid86 Android Enthusiast

    If you root, then get froyo you will lose root. If you remove programs off your phone you may not get the option to update unless you restore the files you deleted. Download the sbf file and rsd lite. That way if you do anything they will restore you to factory.
  3. quickaudi

    quickaudi Android Expert

    Bet this question has never been asked before....

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  4. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    It has been asked a hundred times, and will be asked hundreds more, keep the responses polite or don't respond. Lets keep this a good place for people new to android to come and ask questions without people making them feel stupid for asking.

    and to answer your question OP. Rooting will not keep you from getting the update unless, like previously stated you delete system apps. You will lose root, but the dev community has taken the locked bootloader of the X as call to arms if you will. They will get root back up and running once froyo gets here.
  5. Steven58


    I'm thinking of not upgrading my phone to Froyo until some kind of easy root comes out for it. I'm liking this root too much to give it up.
  6. verdegallardo

    verdegallardo Well-Known Member

    Me too. If for nothing else the wifi tether is too good to give up.
  7. Piiman

    Piiman Android Expert

    You're going to have much more in a few days. Birdman and crew have pretty much totally crack this thing. :D The only thing left is the kernel but I quote "We have high hopes of getting that also" Birdman is packing up the froyo from the developer phone for us to have something to use withn their recovery tool when it is released in a few days. So we should have froyo and root soon.
  8. blubill

    blubill Well-Known Member

  9. ZXMustang

    ZXMustang Android Enthusiast

    The way this worked with the first Droid was, if you were rooted then you were UNABLE to get OTA updates like froyo and such. You would never even get notification. Now if you were rooted and loaded a custom ROM that had like a prerelease froyo, the dev SHOULD be smart enough to include root access in that new custom rom so you wouldnt need to re-root. Thats how it worked with droid 1, but it really depends on the dev who makes the custom rom. But as far as rooting, then getting froyo from vzw over the air, I highly doubt that you will be able to upgrade now. And now that we are so close to getting it from VZW, and the fact that at this point there is NO need to root because you cant load a custom rom or kernel yet, then why root in the first place? Wait for froyo to drop, then wait until the devs can catch up to allow root and then we can really have fun with this phone. Thats my opinion in a nut shell.
  10. Piiman

    Piiman Android Expert

    If true (not doubting your story just that maybe it doesn't/won't apply to DX) then you should be able to use the sbf to unroot. Do you know if droid 1 users were able to get OTA updates if they unrooted?
  11. ZXMustang

    ZXMustang Android Enthusiast

    Yes absolutely they were able. I was one of them. I have a droid, droid inc for my wife and now a new droid x. Im pretty sure that android 2.1 wheather you are using blur on it like the X or just the standard vanilla 2.1 on the droid, that you will not be able to get the update if you are rooted. I guess we will see.
  12. D13

    D13 Android Expert

    I don't understand how being rooted would prevent you from getting an update notification. It was my understanding that it was the custom recovery images( SPrecovery and clockwork) that prevented the update from downloading.
  13. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    thats where a lot of people get confused. Gaining root access is not the same as installing customer recoveries and ROMS. Root, the way it stands now on the X, should not prevent you from getting any future updates.
  14. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Yeah, since I'm betting you already know this ;), for the sake of those that don't, you actually have to do things to your phone to make the updates not come in (i.e., renaming the otacerts.zip file, deleting/renaming the SystemUpdater.apk).

    The custom recovery just replaces the stock recovery partition with new code that allows you to do extra "goodies" like flash new ROMs, making Nandroid backups, etc. So, the custom recovery really doesn't interact or have anything to do with normal system operation. It only comes in to play when you actually boot into recovery.

    I'm actually waiting to root until there's a viable way to make Nandroid backups. C'mon birdman and co! :D
  15. D13

    D13 Android Expert

    Peter Alfonso

    This is from Pete's site
    It doesn't totally apply to us because we aren't running custom ROMs...yet
    But the part about OTA certs and build keys do
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  16. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Dude, that is very interesting and good to know...I had never heard that the otacerts.zip thing might be a battery drain issue...I'm pretty sure that a lot of the early Eris custom ROMs were built with the otacerts.zip file simply removed. Perhaps that explains some of the poor battery life on those ROMs. I had also not heard / know until recently about the SystemUpdate(r).apk (was it you that pointed this out in the OTA update thread? if so, thanks again for that).
  17. D13

    D13 Android Expert

    No it wasn't but I did see that.
  18. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    welcome to the world of X scary alien. Nice to see someone else from the Eris forums.
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  19. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Thanks! Picked it up on the morning of launch day, but keeping a low profile since I haven't rooted the "X" yet... I wanna see how the Froyo update affects root... Seems like its gonna be a race between Birdman/Koush and Motorola regarding recovery. My bet is that they won't close any (more) holes, but I'll feel better after 2.2 comes out and folks are still rooted (and when I can make a Nandroid backup :D).
  20. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    yeah you came on like gangbusters in the eris forums. You have alot of good info bro speak up!
  21. Piiman

    Piiman Android Expert

    But you'll have to have root before you can use Nandroid. Birdman said you'll need root and busybox installed in /bin for their new recovery to install and run. They may package it all up to act like one things but basically it gets root, installs busybox and after reboot will give you an option to install recovery. At least that's what I got from their video.
  22. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary

    Must. Resist. Urge. To. Root. :eek: :D :)

    Yeah, I've just been trying to be "safe" and not mess w/my new "toy" (as my wife calls it). My rooted Eris is now my backup "toy" and will allow me to wi-fi tether should the need arise. I came pretty close to rooting my "X" when the exploit was first published and I didn't 'cause the phone is already pretty awesome out-of-the-box. I just want to make sure that the first thing I do after rooting is make a Nandroid backup (safety net, ya know? ;)).
  23. JrzDroid

    JrzDroid Android Expert

    i haven't posted this in awhile
    it was all the rage in 2.1 threads
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  24. deftdrummer

    deftdrummer Android Enthusiast

    Three words: Free Wifi Tethering.
  25. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Android Expert

    easyroot my friend. One click root/unroot.

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The Motorola Droid X release date was July 2010. Features and Specs include a 4.3" inch screen, 8MP camera, 512GB RAM, TI OMAP3630 processor, and 1540mAh battery.

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