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  1. gixxersixxerman

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    i am in the middle of rooting my girlfriends droid right now and i got as far as mounting it as a usb device and transfering the update.zip folder to the sd card... now when i try to install the update on the phone it gives me this message "E: no tar archives found" what do i do? i dont think i have bricked it at least not yet lol. and if so how do i just get it back to the regular froyo updates without rooting it?

    i got it back to normal. whew. she rooted her phone using one of the apps. =]
     

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    Do you have root? Do you have Sprecovery or Clockwork recovery installed? What Zip are you trying to load?

    You have not bricked it so calm down.
     
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    in Phoenix. Duh!
    I got the same error earlier . I had rooted my Droid few weeks ago and installed 2.2 on it. I saw the message for OTA update and it failed so I checked and saw the new 2.2 version. I've downloaded and renamed it to update.zip. Now when I try to install it, the msg that pops up is Can't open /sdcard/update.zip. I've tried multiple times. Not sure what is going on. Any clues?

    I do have SPRecovery installed.
     
  6. gixxersixxerman

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    i followed the guide to the T. good glad its not bricked lol.
    ummm i did find a thing on how to restore it back to default and unroot it so im trying that now. im thinking im going to sell it and get the droid x for her. i dig mine. and she wants one too :]]
     
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    If you are trying to install the OTA update with SPrecovery to UNroot your phone it is possible that SPrecovery is your problem. I have heard that Clockwork recovery blocks it when trying to install.
     
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    When they unlock the bootloader I will start the look at the X. Until then...meh.
     
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    Can you point me to the latest file that I can download and get most recent 2.2 version? I have FRF84B at this time. Thanks.

    EDIT : I downloaded rom manager and going to stock 2.2 using that.
     
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    Yeah was going to tell you that. Can just go back to one of the stock versions to unroot your phone and then it will prompt you to upgrade to the current android version.
     
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    I got the ROM manager and have been unable to go back to stock 2.2 or 2.01 using that. It gives me an error. Is the recovery blocking it?

    How can I go back to being unrooted? I got Droid X and want to give this phone to someone who does not want it rooted.
     
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    Here is everything you need to know ...
     
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