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Root Helping a friend with Froyo

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gmjlopez, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. gmjlopez

    gmjlopez Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jan 22, 2010
    G-town, CT
    My friend has a Droid and was bugging me to root it. I did and now he wants to put Froyo but we can't get it to work. Just endless reboots. Here is what we are doing:

    We copy simplystunning4.0 (for froyo) into the nandroid root folder (uncompressed)
    we go into sprecovery
    select backup/restore
    do advance restore
    select simplystunning4.0
    don't make any changes
    run it and says it is done

    then restart and get the blue droid eye with the blue nexus boot but that's it. It just keeps restarting endlessly.

    I'm new to Droid hacking, I have a Samsung Moment and the Droid stuff is a lot different. Thanks for anything!


  2. Da Teej Masta

    Da Teej Masta Member

    May 28, 2010
    If you are using SPRecovery then try this method:

    1. Take the ROM you want to install and place it on the root of the sd card.
    2. Rename the file to "update"
    3. Boot to recovery
    4. Scroll to "wipe data/factory reset" and select
    5. Scroll down to "yes" and select to wipe the phone.
    6. Next scroll to "wipe cache partition" and select.
    7. Repeat steps 4-6
    8. Scroll to "install" and select
    9. Scroll to "allow update.zip installation" and select
    10. Scroll to "Install /sdcard/update.zip (deprecated)" and select.

    After it installs reboot. Hopefully the endless loop will cease, if not I suggest trying another ROM using the same process. Hope this helps. :)
  3. jyarbrough20

    jyarbrough20 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    well if I am reading your post right you are only trying to install a Froyo ROM, correct? you have to have froyo 2.2 prior to installing a ROM on it. This can be easily done via ROM manager premium under stock images. Good Luck
  4. GreedyBird

    GreedyBird Well-Known Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Graduate Student
    My thought is it is the ultra low voltage kernel that SS came with. I believe they updated it to have the low voltage kernel.

    For example, my droid will not boot with his ulv kernels, but will with lowV.. check his forum page, get the new updated version and see if that works

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