rooted, now what????

EOAkrish

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I went back to stock... I am a former iPhone user. I have no idea how to do the 2.1 or any custom roms. I wish it was as easy..... any pointers?
 

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The easiest thing for you to do is to download Droid root pro from the market
As long as your rooted with superuser it will flash spr recovery busybox. And more its 2 bucks and change but if your new just follow the instructions and it will have you set up for success
 

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You can root from a Mac. I did. Dude Android is basically Linux, Mac OS X is based on UNIX which is what Linux was built off of.


EDIT: It's a lot easier to root with a Mac IMO
 

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how do you do it with the mac? I can download the update.zip file.... move it to my sd card, then i get a error. Also, if i download droid root pro, will i have nandroid backup then?
 

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You have to install a recovery image first. I couldn't get my Droid to just install the update.zip. Droit Root Helper does a good job to help.

I used this tutorial to get 2.1 on my phone. However, the method they give did not give me su access. To get that I used this page: SirPsychoS Recovery Image - Droid-Devs

SirPsychoS recovery image is the best for Droid IMO


To get ADB working, download the Android SDK for Mac (you need an Intel Mac for this) and extract the contents of the archive. Put it in your user folder, for example the path to mine is /Users/jeffnucci/androidsdk

There is a way you can add ADB to your .bash_profile but it never worked for me. So I always point the Terminal to the android sdk everytime I need to use ADB.

So open a new Terminal window and type this:
export PATH=${PATH}:/Users/YOUR-LOGIN-USERNAME/Documents/android-sdk-mac/tools

Make sure also that when using ADB your DROID is mounted and USB debugging is enabled. PM me if you need more help, or Gchat (in my sig) is quicker since I am at work a lot.

Hope that helps
 

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