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Root RUU not working...

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Flyphoenix, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Flyphoenix

    Flyphoenix Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 14, 2010
    Okay so I rooted using one click method and I choose Tazz Froyo as a custom rom I want to go back to 2.1 OTA when I download RUU I go threw the wizard I get to the third screen I get ERROR [170]: USB CONNECTION ERROR

    The ROM update Utility cannot connect to your Android phone. Please check that the USB cable is connected properly between PC and your Android phone.

    Check the following:

    1. The Android phone is connected to the USB cable.
    2. The USB is connected to the PC.

    Which they clearly are the light is on the phone. I made sure it's connected threw the phone and the computer. I don't understand can someone help please so I can go back to 2.1 root isn't for me! :/


  2. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member

    Nov 11, 2009
    Well, the RUU relies on a program (reboot oem-78) in the main OS to boot the phone into a special "RUU" mode - and your new ROM does not have that same "reboot" command available.

    Here is what you can do.

    1) Run the RUU program right up to the spot where you would normally try to start programming the phone. Don't do anything though - just leave the RUU utility sitting there (do not close it).

    2) Open up Windows Explorer, and go searching inside

    C:\Documents and Settings\<Your_User_Name>

    for a big file named "rom.zip" - probably around 100+ MB

    You might need to configure Windows Explorer so that it will display "Hidden Files and Folders" - it won't search in areas that it won't display (Tools-> Folder Options->View in Xp, Organize->Folder and search options->View in Win7)

    3) Copy that file to some other folder outside of C:\Documents and Settings, and rename it to PB00IMG.ZIP. Note that (in Windows Explorer) you may also want to temporarily toggle off the folder option "Hide extensions for known file types" so that you don't accidentally name it PB00IMG.ZIP.ZIP

    4) Now Copy this file to the root folder of the SD card of your phone. If you do this using the USB cable, please please please "unmount" the drive from Windows the correct way: (a) Use the "Safely Remove Hardware" control in your system tray to disconnect the device. You should see a balloon pop-up telling you you "safe to remove hardware" - if you see a message telling you that you still have files open on the device, you need to click on a folder in your C: drive somewhere in Windows Explorer, and then re-try the "Safely Remove Hardware" control. Then (b) turn off "Disk Drive Mode" on the Eris

    5) Make sure your phone is fully charged, and shut off your phone.

    6) Turn your phone on by holding down the Vol-Down & End/Power buttons

    If everything went well, this will start "HBOOT", and it will find the PB00IMG.ZIP file automatically, and scan it to make sure the file integrity is OK. If it gets this far, it will ask you to proceed. Press the right button to make sure that this happens.

    If you want to look at some pictures of what this process looks like, you can have a gander at this post.

    Do not interrupt the phone for several minutes. It will take up to 10 minutes for it to completely reboot and be back with a fresh copy of 2.1. It may also automatically discover the July 2010 OTA update and ask you to install that.

    Good Luck.


    PS If you made a Nandroid backup of your Factory ROM before you installed the custom ROM, you could just restore it using the Amon_RA custom recovery boot. That would be a lot easier than the above procedure, and you would end up right back with what you started with, fully configured.

    That's what Nandroid backups are for.
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  3. Flyphoenix

    Flyphoenix Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    May 14, 2010
    OMG yes I'm back to 2.1
  4. cuzndav

    cuzndav Member

    Mar 12, 2010
    I was having trouble finding the ''rom.zip" file on my pc. If you load the PlainJane2 rom you can use this without having to find the file.

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