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Root I'd like to get 2.2 but...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Shachren, Jul 5, 2010.

  1. Shachren

    Shachren Well-Known Member
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    I have a few questions that need to be answered first.

    A. Do i need to downgrade to 2.0.1 to root?

    B. Can i upgrade to 2.2 once the phone has been rooted?

    C. Will i need any kernels or anything to overclock the phone or will SetCPU do that for me?

    D. Can i un-root at any time back to 2.1? (In case the official 2.2 comes out soon)

    Any help would be apreciated!
     

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  2. Branndon

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    A no
    B yes
    C kernels are needed, setcpu lets you specify the speed you want from the kernel
    D yes

    All the answers you seek are in this forum, search it and you'll find more in depth answers :)
     
  3. Shachren

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    Ok, are there any guides on rooting up from 2.1? I've taken a look but i didn't find anything that didn't come from 2.0.1.
     
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  6. Shachren

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    Shoot, there's no way to root using a mac?
     
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  8. Rodeojones

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    You are correct. Has to be done with a PC or a Mac running virtual machine (or a similar program).

    @ the OP...your best bet would be to just borrow a friend's PC. Maybe set up something so that you buy him a few beers and he lets you use his computer for a bit. Rooting is actually a pretty painless process. You might also find these two videos helpful, as they show you how to root from 2.1. It's the same as the link I posted earlier, just in video form so you get to follow along while someone experienced is doing the same thing. When you get to the part where he installs a custom 2.1 ROM, just substitute a 2.2 ROM for that part and you'll be good to go. Here are the videos:

    Part 1: Video: Flashing SPRecovery SBF to Stock 2.1 - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Part 2: Video: Installing a Custom ROM Using SPRecovery - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Welcome to rooting!
     

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