1. sardine314's Avatar
    Hey everyone,

    Please excuse my ignorance, but I'm still very new to all this rooting business. Nonetheless, I've successfully rooted my Motorola Droid (actually, technically it's the Milestone since it's the European version), and I read somewhere on this forum that rooted phones cannot receive pushed OS updates. I'm still running Android Version 2.0.1 (didn't think it was worth upgrading to 2.1), however, I DO receive the notification on my phone telling me to update the OS.

    Basically, I'm wondering whether updating the OS on a rooted phone will cause it to become bricked or some such thing. I have not installed any custom ROMs (I can't, I've got a Milestone) and like everyone else, I'm anxiously waiting for Froyo. I don't want to do anything to my phone to destroy it for the time being. Also, if I update, will I lose my rooting capabilities (which have only just now become worthwhile since we Milestone folk can finally overclock our CPU's)? Your help is much appreciated.
    06-02-2010 12:13 AM
  2. terpitude71's Avatar
    It won't brick your phone, but you will lose root access. There is however a method you can do where you can upgrade to 2.1 and keep root though. I'm not well versed in it, but some of the expert rooters on here will chime in, I'm sure
    06-02-2010 12:27 AM
  3. sardine314's Avatar
    Thanks-- really appreciate the answer
    06-02-2010 01:29 AM
  4. NXLTrauma25#IM's Avatar
    Rooting for 2.1

    The method I used which may differ from the Milestone.

    I used the actual program SPF or whatever it is called to flash a new recovery image to the Droid.

    With the new recovery image in place I simply booted into recovery and flashed a rooted 2.1 rom...Bugless Beast v1.1 to be exact.

    Easy and took maybe 15 minutes tops not including flashing a new kernel later and such.
    06-02-2010 03:09 AM
  5. ebruot's Avatar
    I would do some research b4 you try this, I'm guessing the milestone has a different SBF file.
    06-02-2010 05:55 AM
  6. toroman's Avatar
    if im rooted at 2.0.1 does it make any differance to upgrade to 2.1 and root? or is it the same?
    06-03-2010 08:00 PM
  7. Pipester's Avatar
    Toro do you have a Milestone or a Droid? If a Droid, you can root from 2.1 you just have to flash SBRecovery with RSD Lite and then flash a custom rom (MUCH easier than it sounds)
    06-04-2010 08:55 AM
  8. toroman's Avatar
    Pipester, I have a Droid, and i am already rooted at 2.0.1 What i am asking i guess is does it make any difference between rooting one over the other? (more stable etc.)
    06-04-2010 06:17 PM
  9. ebruot's Avatar
    Pipester, I have a Droid, and i am already rooted at 2.0.1 What i am asking i guess is does it make any difference between rooting one over the other? (more stable etc.)
    It shouldn't matter if you root from 2.0.1 or 2.1. Since your already rooted i see no reason to unroot to 2.1 and re-root. Just be sure to wipe data and cache if you flash a 2.1 based rom. (Also if you go back to a 2.01 rom from a 2.1) I usually flash everytime anyways unless i'm just upgrading the same rom to a newer version.
    06-04-2010 09:34 PM
  10. borgey401's Avatar
    yes the post above me is completely right. if your roooted and want 2.1 just flash a 2.1 based ROM that's all. It's got the 2.1 source in it. there is nothing you will gain by unrooting upgrading to 2.1 then rooting again.
    06-04-2010 09:52 PM
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