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  1. pakeha

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    allright, rooted droid, now want to update to 2.1. do i need to use nandroid first, and if so, what is the best and easiest way?
     

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    definitely do a backup first

    boot to recovery
    follow prompt to preform backup (this is provided you used droid root helper)
    reboot
    copy backup file in nandroid folder to a safe place, like your hard drive
    that's it

    basically follow the same directions to restore
    just make sure that backup file is in the nandroid folder on your sd card before you do
     
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    when i reboot phone, i go into recovery, but dont see the backup/restore. i may not be doing it right? any info on this would be great. thanks
     
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    Do you have Sir PsychoS recovery installed? If not, you can't do a nandroid backup.
     
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    I need help i have tried every link, youtube video and website that i could find i have been trying to root my droid for days now can anyone give me a link to a good file and good instructions on how to........thanks
     
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    I have been trying to root my droid for days now cant seem to find a good file or instructions can anyone help........thanks
     
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    hi was up how do you doit i cat doit
     
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    im trying to find out myself
     
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    i am tryind out me self to ///i cant do it
     
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    Never thought I'd be the one to say this but, PLEASE use the search tool... There have been countless topics on this. I searched on "root the droid" for you and the third returned result is below:
    http://androidforums.com/motorola-droid/25252-how-root-your-droid-non-linux-non-geeks.html

    edit: Fabolous beat me to it...
     
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    Goto alldroid.org and in the droid development forum you will find a full guide for rooting and everything else. If you can't find it or you don't understand it then you DEFINITELY SHOULD NOT root your phone unless you want a $600 paperweight.
     
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    tried there they told me to try here i actually have unlocked phones and such but for some reason none of the files that i have found in any forum seem to work they are all from early dec and i dont know if verizon got hip to the files or not but none seem to work
     
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    Well those are the same files I just used on my co workers droid to root it and flash a new rom so your missing something or not looking in the right spot. We even have a guide here in the how to forum with all the stuff you need. All the files are from december cause that is when we figured out how to root it, no new files have been made for rooting since then. Find su.zip and rename it to update (or update.zip if your showing file extensions) and put it on your sdcard then reboot into recovery and select apply update.zip, reboot your phone and get droidroothelper from the market and follow the directions for whatever you want to do. Now if you do this right and don't mess up then you will have root and a custom recovery that lets you flash roms and make nandroid backups.
     
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    I rooted my droid and its cool but is there any reason i should unroot it for warrenty issues and just in case i wanted to unroot it how would i go about that.
     
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    Only if you need to return it for warranty work. put if you need to here is a link to check out. Its for gettin the droid back to stock.

    AllDroid - View topic - Complete Idiot's Guide to getting back to stock [repost]
     
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    It says that link is not there anymore can you give another link please.
     

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