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let me start off by saying that i just bought my droid yesterday and was a previous owner of a blackberry storm2 and im not new to the whole "tweaking" thing.

but today i did the whole ROM thing with smupdater, and the other stuff to make it faster and after doing so my phone wont charge...at all. ive tried several laptops/desktops/car charger and the part that puzzles me is that my laptop will make the sound that it has recognized the phone but wont display that it has. the charging light on the side of the phone comes on when its plugged in but it wont show on the phone that its charging. so i was thinking it had something to do with me flashing or whatever its called. how can i go back to it was factory and keep all my contacts and apps and things.

thank you for the responses.

p.s. is there some sort of desktop manager i need to download like i did for the blackberry?
 

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Did you save a recovery image? images, you can use one of the recovery images that are frequently being passed around. Also you can use smupdater6 to go back. The easiest way is to search unroot in the forums and follow the steps.
 

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let me start off by saying that i just bought my droid yesterday and was a previous owner of a blackberry storm2 and im not new to the whole "tweaking" thing.

but today i did the whole ROM thing with smupdater, and the other stuff to make it faster and after doing so my phone wont charge...at all. ive tried several laptops/desktops/car charger and the part that puzzles me is that my laptop will make the sound that it has recognized the phone but wont display that it has. the charging light on the side of the phone comes on when its plugged in but it wont show on the phone that its charging. so i was thinking it had something to do with me flashing or whatever its called. how can i go back to it was factory and keep all my contacts and apps and things.

thank you for the responses.

p.s. is there some sort of desktop manager i need to download like i did for the blackberry?

Reboot the phone a few times and if that doesn't work, reload the rom.
 
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let me start off by saying that i just bought my droid yesterday and was a previous owner of a blackberry storm2 and im not new to the whole "tweaking" thing.

but today i did the whole ROM thing with smupdater, and the other stuff to make it faster and after doing so my phone wont charge...at all. ive tried several laptops/desktops/car charger and the part that puzzles me is that my laptop will make the sound that it has recognized the phone but wont display that it has. the charging light on the side of the phone comes on when its plugged in but it wont show on the phone that its charging. so i was thinking it had something to do with me flashing or whatever its called. how can i go back to it was factory and keep all my contacts and apps and things.

thank you for the responses.

p.s. is there some sort of desktop manager i need to download like i did for the blackberry?

Download this Zip http://rootyourdroid.info/files/unroot_update.zip
Rename it update.zip
Place it on the root of your SD
Boot into recovery
Install, update.zip (deprecated)
Should install in less than 2 minutes
This will make the phone like new without you loosing anything.
 

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Download this Zip http://rootyourdroid.info/files/unroot_update.zip
Rename it update.zip
Place it on the root of your SD
Boot into recovery
Install, update.zip (deprecated)
Should install in less than 2 minutes
This will make the phone like new without you loosing anything.

So thats all that is needed to be done to get it back to pre-root?

Is it that easy to root it?
I'm not a vet with this so layman terms if possible.
I'm a old timer so I have learned off others and hopefully theres a simple way to root.
With the BB Storm all you had to do it run a .exe and bam it was done.

Can I be that lucky with this?

Thanks
 

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yeah, rooting is just as easy, just load the root update.zip onto your sd card, boot into recovery and apply update.zip. Installing busybox, adding recovery image and custom roms are where it gets a little complicated but there's a few paid apps that simplify that also.
 

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yeah, rooting is just as easy, just load the root update.zip onto your sd card, boot into recovery and apply update.zip. Installing busybox, adding recovery image and custom roms are where it gets a little complicated but there's a few paid apps that simplify that also.

Ok so I get the update.zip from?
Is it the one 2 posts above?

Boot into recovery?
not sure is that alt, menu, del, on the keypad?

Busybox?
Where do I get it and install it before executing the update.zip?
Install it on the card or device?

ROM's, what do I need to know, or look out for good and bad?

Is there anything that doesn't work as it does now?

And finally what happens when the 2.1 update is offered OTA?

Sorry for all the questions but I will learn this, just don't want to brick my device...
You call failure to root correctly bricking the device, thats what they called it over on the Blackberry OS?
Is there a way to recover if the root doesn't go right, and is recovery hard?

Thanks
 

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Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid

There's a couple other tutorials there for installing busy box, sprecovery, etc. There's also an app called Droid Root Pro (paid) and Droid Root Helper (free) that will install busy box and the recovery image with the push of a button but I've never used it. I took the long way when I installed mine.

Most of the roms block the 2.1 update so I believe you'd likely have to go back to a pure 2.0.1 rom and then update when it's released. When released, the 2.1 update will kill your root privileges and you'll need to wait for it to be rooted.
 

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dang. I wish I had read this post when it was posted a few days ago. If anyone else has a similar problem, searches, and stumbles upon this thread, I found a MUCH simpler solution.

I had the EXACT same problem. The solution was USB debugging mode. from home screen - menu /settings / applications / development / the box for USB debugging - put the check mark in the box.

done.... don't worry about installing drivers, don't reflash Roms, don't reboot or unroot, this is a 5 second fix.
 
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I think all the reflashing and unrooting should be tried AFTER trying a simple direct approach. If anyone else is experiencing this problem, try the simple USB debugging solution... if that doesn't work, THEN do one of the other complicated solutions.
 

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