Hey! I'm trying to help someone out rooting from Christim's SBF rooting thread HERE. But he's having a troubled time, he couldn't get it to work and was watching the video and everything that was provided from option Option 2.
One thing he said was that he plugged phone in, powered off, held up on DPAD but the phone reboots before it goes anywhere.
I personally don't even remember ever having to hold up on DPAD, I remember holding "X" to get in SPRecovery.. or is up on DPAD for something totally different??
He did Option 1 and put em all in a folder on the desktop, extracted whatever he extracted. Anyways, I'll just give you the exact message he sent me:
"I am frustrated. Tonight ( 3+ hours anyways) I tried box option 1 and box option 2 per your link and I even watched the Utube link 5 or 6 times. Installing RSD Lite and the drvers was a no brainer. Stuck them in a folder I created on my desktop.
So I tried to do the use sbl to flash SBRecovery on my phone. I held the DPAD buttun up and power button and got the screen that I needed per the video clip but when I went to actually load the SBF file. I got a "Failed Flashing Process (0x7100) phone connection error". I also noticed that when I loaded up the SBF file onto RSD Lite, there was no stream of data on the upper right hand screen as there is in the Utube clip so something is screwed up.
And now, I can't seem to get back to the screen when I hold the DPAD up and power button....It just boots up as if I am not connected via USB no matter how quickly I remove my fingers from the pad and power button!
Also I keep getting new email notification messages even though there are no new emails!
Also when I connect via USB, I get a message notification (upper left hand of droid) that USB debugging is connected....Even if I disable that, it makes no difference.
I doubt if this makes any difference but my old cell phone contract does not expire until the end of May so I am having calls forwarded to the Droid for now....
I have a Sony VAIO and I am running Windows 7 Home Premium edition.
Any ideas? Thanks"
What should I tell him now? Thanks!