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Guide(s) to EVERYTHING Root related! Updated for 2.1

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by CRPercodani, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
    Thread Starter

    Ok since www.rootyourdroid.info seems to go down often I have decided to add all the guides for rooting here to the post. UBRocked was a huuuuge help in this so thank him also.

    What you need to know first:

    Benefits of Rooting

    Okay, so you know

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  2. Kirch21

    Kirch21 Android Enthusiast

    Good post!
  3. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
    Thread Starter

    I was actually gonna sticky your post but I wanted to include all the different things users need to learn.
  4. aguillon5

    aguillon5 Well-Known Member

    Thank you for taking the time to post these guides. I am going to read till my eyes start to bleed. You did help yourself out in a way too.... you saved yourself from me annoying the $h!+ out of you with personal messages!:eek:
  5. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    Bravo, CRP! Great source of info...
  6. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

  7. keerf

    keerf Member

    Thank you for the great resources. I rooted my phone by hand last night with your help!
  8. mroien

    mroien Member

    Is there a way to unroot your phone if you ever need to send it in for service? Thanks
  9. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
    Thread Starter

    There is....although I don't have the files personally. I know sholes.info offers a way to unroot, basically you need to use a completely stock backup that will flash over everything, including recovery.
  10. DjSmooth

    DjSmooth Well-Known Member

    Thanks, most appreciated, it will save a lot of time, being able to come to one Thread to get at least the foundation.
  11. ccousinsjr

    ccousinsjr Well-Known Member

    So to install a ROM do I need to follow the "Obtaining Root" guide first with the update.zip posted on the site then repeat with the update.zip from the ROM I want, or do I just follow the guide and use the update.zip that I want to use first?
  12. CRPercodani

    CRPercodani OFWGKTA
    Thread Starter

    You have to follow all the steps in the guide first, then you can use the update.zip for the ROM.
  13. ccousinsjr

    ccousinsjr Well-Known Member

    So after I do that, I just repeat with the update.zip that I got from Pete? I tried that and the phone just shut off during reboot so I restored..

    I can't figure it out.. :(
  14. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    Make sure you follow the guides on how to install SPRecovery and backup with a nandroid backup first

    the guides really should be in this order:

    1) how to root

    2) how to download and install the SDK (for adb)

    3) how to install SPRecovery

    4) how to make a backup

    5) how to install a ROM

    6) (optional) how to install busybox

  15. VtotheZ

    VtotheZ Member

    There sure is! Check out my video tutorial for it. Super Easy, also has links to all the files you will need =D
  16. headbanger51

    headbanger51 Well-Known Member

    So if I'm just going to root my phone for now, do I need to install the SDK?
    I only plan on installing 2.1 when I hear that it's the one for the Droid and it's stable and whatnot.
    I'm treading on thin ice here as I'm a noob so I don't want to screw things up and need help finding the "Any" key and whatnot.
  17. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    You need to install the SDK if you root using the guides in this thread, yes. You need it for a tool it comes with called ADB (Android Debug Bridge) which is like a command line that can run commands on your phone over USB.
  18. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    I've always wondered why everything involves ADB. Many of the custom software at AllDroid tells you to install with ADB commands. Once you have root access, can't you do most of these things with Terminal Emulator on your phone? Or am I missing something obvious here?
  19. headbanger51

    headbanger51 Well-Known Member

    DROID = rooted; cpu = OC'd to 950Mhz; ROM = Smoked Glass 4.5 -- EXCELLENT.
    Thanks to all the regular posters on this forum!!! >:)
  20. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    I *think* you can do most of it with the emulator yes, but I think it's just easier to type with ADB and you can cut and paste commands more easily.

    Plus, I was referring to the guides linked to in this thread being written with ADB in mind.

    When it comes to rooting, you dont actually need a terminal at all if you dont want to use one, you could just use DMupdater.
  21. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Well I tried reinstalling Busybox and I couldn't copy the file to /data with Terminal Emulator. I had to use ADB.
  22. VtotheZ

    VtotheZ Member

    I honestly prefer Terminal Emulator over ADB but thats just me...
  23. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande?

    It's certainly a matter of preference and whatever works for someone is what they should use, but those following the guides should probably stick to ADB since that's the method used in these particular guides.
  24. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    As I said before, it seems like Terminal Emulator has some limitations too? I don't know if I was doing something wrong, but I could not get Busybox from my SD card to /data/local. I tried everything. Even as su, cp or mv couldn't get it over, and it didn't change anything if you chmod 777 /data.

    I think Terminal Emulator is a lot more convenient, but I guess you gotta use ADB for some things. :(
  25. VtotheZ

    VtotheZ Member

    True that!

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