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droid x 2.2.1 install fails
Was able to update today and have tried a few times now, in downloads but fails on the install every time. The loader bar goes through the first 15% fast (almost too fast) then hangs and goes a slower speed, around the 25-30% mark it reboots and starts up like normal and says install failed.
I was rooted and had some apps, but no roms, just basics like wifi, and droid x overclock
I have restored the phone through android os, still failed, booted to the boot loader (?) (the lock, camera and home button one) Cleared cache and retried, failed once more. Then cleared cache and restored through that same menu, failed again!!
Any thoughts before I give up on it? Dont want to risk a refurb phone, would probably rather start running roms if thats the case.
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Ok found the reason and the fix. Thanks to the forums out there I was able to find the info.
for me it was droid x overclocker is what modified my build.prop file since i messed in the extras and changed things, durring the install of the new update hit search and you can see where it fails. Thats how i found out it was the /cache/blur_version.2.3.15.MB810..... failed authorization
All you need it a stock droid x 2.3.15 build prop, then paste it to the system folder using root explorer or simular file viewer. I restarted the phone, then clicked for the update search and let it do its thing, finally it installed all the way
Attached below is the stock froyo droid x build prop
Hope this helps someone else out
Last edited by 66racer; 12-11-2010 at 12:07 PM.
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The only program I have been able to find that will do it is Root Explorer ($3.95). I tried about five different file managers and none could access the read-only /system folder.
Using that, I:
1. backed up (copied) my existing build.prop file to my SD card (just make a directory to hold it).
2. Then I mounted the /system folder r/w (there's a button for that).
3. Then I extracted the build.prop file from the build.zip file.
4. Finally, I copied it over to the /system folder and overwrote the existing file.
After that, the update went off without a hitch! Oh, I did lose my root. I'm going to wait a bit before trying to get it back.
THANKS 66racer, you ROCK!
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- 12-12-2010, 12:12 AM #5
What happened is I froze a couple of apps (CityID and Blockbuster) and later on did a full wipe. Those apps are not showing up in my Titanium Backup at all now. So I figured that the method above would work.
Well, once I get paid I will try this out.
- 12-12-2010, 04:31 AM #6
I did all that copied and pasted build.prop file into the system folder. That did not fix my problem. I even un-rooted the phone.
It stalls in the "unpacking" part. It unpacks about 30% then it puts up brief exclamation point then it re-boots and gives me an error saying update failed.
- 12-12-2010, 05:43 AM #7
Ok I narrowed it down to the fact that I removed the cardock after I rooted it. I found a CarDock.apk file in this forum and installed it to my /system/apps folder and tried again and it still failed on the CarDock part.
This is also an error I am getting right below the above failed error.
Error in /Cache Blur Version 2.3.15 MB810.Verizon.en.us.zip
Last edited by paulinbna; 12-12-2010 at 06:13 AM. Reason: Added error message.
- 12-12-2010, 12:56 PM #8
- 12-13-2010, 10:58 AM #9
Thanks racer for this....while I didnt need to do this...it led me to find out what was causing my failure (evidently i cant spell/type....didnt put the workcontacts.apk back the proper way after hiding it with root explorer.) Never knew about the search button trick but that let me find out what was wrong and fix it. Quick reroot and rename....installed without an issue.
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If anyone ota is failing due to removing bloatware, please follow this post:
I uninstalled the car dock and replaced the apk and odex file in the /system/app directory. If an odex is present, no need to install, but a reboot is necessary
Last edited by galon27; 12-13-2010 at 10:08 PM. Reason: bad link
- 12-14-2010, 10:06 AM #12
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Ok, Just copied it... I had to do it through the laptop, couldn't get it to save that file.... Now got all that done and downloading the update... crossing my fingers I didnt goof anything else up when I deleted stuff. Thanks
Update... It's now going much farther into the update. so looks like I was able to get all the bloat back on ok! hope root stays so this time I can back up them then freeze
UPDATE UPDATE SUCCESS!!! THANKS !!!!!
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