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Root Guide to Rooting 2.2 for Windows and Linux

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by OMJ, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. trav473

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    I understand that, I'm gonna give it a shot on my wifes droid tonight, and post the results. hope it works, she'll kill me if I loose her info. lol.
     

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  2. OMJ

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    lol...if it messes up pm me before you wipe anything I may be able to help you save it.

    Thanks for making your wifes Droid the Guinea Pig if it works let me know and I will change the thread.
     
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    Is there a way to go back to non-rooted if I decide I want to or have to?
     
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    Thank you very much! I think I am going to take the plunge right now!
     
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    hi
    just got my droid recently so I just found this site and am trying to catch up! thanks for this guide. I think I did it correctly, but this is what I have in my 'about' section:

    I went from stock 2.1 to stock 2.2 earlier today and then the steps above to go to:
    build FRG22
    KERNAL 2.6.32.9-G103D848
    baseband C_01.43.01P
    Android version 2.2

    I installed the FRG22 file in step 18.
    So does this mean I have a rooted droid with the newest leaked version? Is this 'Pete's version discussed in another thread?

    What else should I install while I'm at it? I would be interested in mild OC and some other the other major perks of rooting, probably the most common or popular things.

    The guide was very well written and worked perfectly. Thanks again!
     
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    Sorry I am a bit ignorant when it comes to this, but could I uninstall (wipe) and re-install the 2.2 w/root? If so, how do I do this and would I lose my d/l'd apps?
     
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    Yes you are rooted with the most current leak. That build was by P3Droid not Pete though. Check out the Guide to All things root related sticky for more info on flashing kernels (needed for overclocking) and other perks of rooting
     
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    While I do not have to wipe with your guide above, it is recommended to wipe before rooting?

    Also, is there a way to back up all my information that is currently on the phone if I do decide to wipe?
     
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    Apologies to P3Droid. I was going off my (really bad I guess... ) memory! :eek:
     
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    No reason to wipe in the above process. When switching between roms its it a good idea to wipe though. If you do this process then use titanium backup from the market to backup your stuff you should be good
     
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    Well here goes nothing .... if no replies have been made since this post I will edit with the results and/or progress.

    Thanks again OMJ (especially for being patient with noobs like me).
     
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    First of all, thanks for this guide!! I've waited so long to root, and this seems like one the most straightforward ways to go about doing it. Every other guide requires downgrading to 2.0.1.

    I have a question (updated today to 2.2 using the zip from google.com).

    For step 18) can we use any stock froyo with the superuser/root files? For example, I've found whiterabbit's from this forum (whiterabbit.org/android) and would like to try this since I know exactly what is included. Is this essentially what you provided or is there something special included in the roms you linked to allow for such easy instructions?
     
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    whiterabbits stuff works only if you are on 2.1 as far as I know. His ads root stuff during the update process and is not a complete rom.

    Personally I would stick with the roms that are linked cause they are ones that have been tested and are known to work without having to wipe data.
     
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    Just a side note ...... I used winmd5sum to check the checksum because it allows you to check the sum of a file and then put in a value and compare.

    I am to the step where I have to hold down the UP on d-pad while rebooting. Hopefully I have the correct UP (I am holding the phone like I am using the slide out keyboard).
     
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    you should be pressing the up that is toward the screen if that helps
     
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    Thanks for the response. I'll try it out tomorrow, left my USB cable at home today.
     
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    I got past the step 16. I am downloading both roms right now (I will only install one), and am unsure as to which to use. Are they both the same thing or are there differences?

    Also, do you have the MD5 checksum of the files (just in case)?
     
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    I dont have them infront of me right now. Its not nearly as important on rom as it is sbf files. The rom will just fail the install and you just download it again. I will be home in a few hours but Im on a coworkers computer right now so I dont want to download stuff like that on it.
     
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    Thats ok .... I forgot that it will fail signature verification if it is bad anyway. Now to wait for the ROM to finish downloading >_>.
     
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    Yes, it is for people with rooted 2.1 (or unrooted 2.0.1 - people who already downgraded with the sbf). It isn't a complete rom in the sense that the OTA isn't a complete rom. If you have 2.1, it will do the OTA upgrade to 2.2 with the exception that it adds root.

    You won't lose anything if you use my guide and don't flash the 2.0.1 sbf, but if you are on 2.2 right now - this is the thread you want to read. My guide is for people on 2.1 with root. If that is you, go ahead with my guide. If you have 2.1 and aren't rooted, read the rooting guide before trying anything from my guide. If you have 2.2 without root, my guide is definitely not for you, and this one is.
     
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    Thats what I thought but thanks for clearing it up

    Yea when I was talking about losing data I was back on this method of rooting
     
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    I didn't realize this, but the phone powers on when the battery is put in. I missed holding X, so I pulled the battery and will put it in after holding X again.

    EDIT (to avoid double posting): SUCCESS! The phone rebooted and is now running! THANK YOU OMJ!
     
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    just curious which rom you chose to go with? i know it doesn't matter as i believe they are identical im just interested to hear. i will be going this route tonight when i get home. thanks so much OMJ.
     
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