Just Bought the Droid - Help with Root and 2.2
Hello everyone! I just purchased the Moto Droid yesterday, after finally deciding to pay the early termination fee for AT&T and ridding myself of the plague that was the Backflip once and for all. Ok, maybe a bit too dramatic, but that phone is bad. Anyway, one of the main reasons I bought the Droid was to root it (something the backflip couldn't do). I have googled everywhere, but cannot find a unified response to this question: Does anyone have a safe, fool-proof method of Rooting the 2.1 Droid and then installing the 2.2 Froyo port? This is my first brush with the rooting experience, so I apologize for sounding like a complete newb. Well, everyone has to start somewhere, right? Thanks in advance, and I look forward to growing as a Droid user! (PS: AT&T vs Verizon is like night and day!)
Last edited by luke31; 06-27-2010 at 09:29 PM.
- 06-27-2010, 09:19 PM #2
- 06-28-2010, 11:31 AM #4
For ways to unroot, there are 2 ways I know of doing it. The first is to go to DroidMod.org and download DM updater (must be rooted first - this was originally designed for 2.0.1, and cannot root your phone for you). This will allow you the option of flashing back 2.0.1 unrooted, completely stock.
The second way is to buy ROM Manager from the market. This is my preferable option, as it allows you to download ROMs to your rooted phone, install a custom recovery (called clockwork), and backup your phone. But it also has a area where you can download and install stock 2.1 (rooted) and 2.0.1 (unrooted) incase you need to restore the firmware.
Both of these options will erase root, and destroy any evidence to Verizon that your phone was rooted (and therefore, keeps your warranty intact).
Wow thanks for the quick responses! So I successfully installed the Droid 2.2 leak using watersrules link, and I must say that the build is rather stable. Hopefully I'll be able to revert to original if need be when the "real" 2.2 gets pushed out by verizon.
- 06-28-2010, 10:36 PM #6
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- 07-03-2010, 05:55 PM #9
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Im using these instructions to install froyo:
1. Download the new nandroid Froyo build from above.
2. Unzip and drop folder in the “nandroid” folder on your SD card.
3. Open ROM Manager and flash “alternate recovery” (SPRecovery).
4. When it finishes, scroll up and choose the option to “Reboot into Recovery.”
5. When SPRecovery loads, choose “backup/restore.”
6. Choose “Advanced nandroid restore.”
7. Select “Choose backup” and find the “droidlifefroyo-BS-20100608-0521″ backup.
8. Select “Perform restore.”
9. When it finishes, hit the “power” key to go back to the main menu and choose “reboot.”
10. When it reboots, you should be Froyo’d with root!
The problem im having is i dont seem to have a "nandroid" folder, step 2, to drop the new froyo build into. ive tried dropping it on just the sd card, continuing on with the next steps, make it to step 6 and get an error message: "E:couldnt open directory /sdcard/nandriod
Can anyone help? Thank you
- 07-03-2010, 07:14 PM #10
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