If you followed the instructions from Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid to the "t" and don't have the superuser permissions, I suppose you could try again..Obviously something didn't take or you didn't do something quite right or else you would have the little ninja.
Perhaps you already had an update file there or something.....try deleting the update.zip file from the SD card and going again with a fresh download. Also pay attention when you are in recovery mode to any errors that you might or might not get.
Make sure the update.zip file you get is from the link I posted in this post. If you try to update immediately to the Bugless Beast you won't be able to. First you have to root the droid. Then install SPrecovery, then install the update.zip for bugless beast.
Last edited by Matth3w; 02-02-2010 at 12:19 AM.
Which update.zip are you using? If it says signature verification failed, there are two things that you have potentially done:
1) You are attempting to install a ROM without being rooted first. If you aren't using the update.zip from the RootYourDroid website, you've got the wrong one. Bugless Beast will give you that exact error if you aren't rooted and trying to install their ROM. FIRST you need to root using the update.zip from post #44. THEN you install SPrecovery. THEN you use the update.zip from the bugless beast thread.
2) You have named your file update.zip.zip by accident.
Mount your phone and simply drag and drop the update.zip directly to that drive letter, do NOT put it in a folder.
Use this guide, it's a no brainer:
1. Download all the files you will need first. (You may need to search for them):
update.zip - Grants super user (root) access to the phone.
flash_image - Utility used for flashing recovery.img.
recovery-0.99.2b.img - Thanks SirPsycoS and Sholes.info!!
virginoem-backup.zip - A clean 2.0.1 ROM with root and busybox.
sholes_info-1.0.1.rom.tgz - Sholes.info ROM. This is where the GOODS are. Be sure to check for ROM updates at www.sholes.info.
2. Copy 'update.zip' from your computer to the root of your phone's sdcard. Disconnect usb.
3. Turn off phone.
4. While the phone is off, slide open the keyboard.
5. Hold down 'x' and then begin to hold down the power button at the same time. When the screen lights up, you can let go of the buttons. You will now be booted to a screen with an exclamation point in the middle.. Sort of like this /!\
6. Press the 'volume +' and 'camera' buttons together until you see the screen change to a menu.
7. Choose the option to 'run update.zip.' Wait for finish... This update gives you super user or 'root' access to the phones internal drive and filesystem. If you stopped here, you would simply have a 'rooted' phone.
8. Reboot phone.
9. Go to Android Market and install 'Android Terminal Emulator.'
10. If you downloaded flash_image from a differnt source than above it may have a '.zip' on the end of the file name. If this is the case, you will n eed to extract the zip file so you have 'flash_image' without '.zip.
11. Copy 'flash_image' from your computer to the root of your sdcard.
12. Copy 'recovery-0.99.2b.img' from your computer to the root of your sdcard. Disconncet usb.
13. Open 'Android Terminal Emulator.' (In the launcher, you will see it is simply called 'Terminal Emulator'.) You will now see a blue screen with command prompt.
14. Slide open the keyboard and type 'su' then press 'enter'. You will be prompted to press 'Allow'. Press 'Allow'.
15. Type 'mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system'. This will make the phone's internal drive writable so that we can copy files to it from the sdcard in the next step.
16. Type 'dd if=/sdcard/flash_image of=/system/bin/flash_image'. It will tell you how many bytes in/out. This copies the flash_image utility to the phones internal drive where we need it.
17. Type 'chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image'. This changes the permissions of flash_image so that we can use it.
18. Type 'sync'.
19. This step was redundant and has been removed.
20. Type '/system/bin/flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-0.99.2b.img'. There should be a short pause as the custom recovery image is flashed and then the command prompt will appear again. At this point, the stock recovery screen you saw in steps 6-7 has now been replaced by the one you will see in steps 29-30 and on. This recovery image was written by SirPsycoS and is shared by him at sholes.info.
21. Type 'mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.old'. This should prevent the custom recovery from being over-written on reboot. If this step doesn't work for you, skip it. I've haven't witnessed the problem that it is supposed to prevent. bernal125 skipped it without issue. For others, this step has worked without issue.
22. Type 'sync'.
23. Close 'Android Terminal Emulator.'
24. Going back on your computer, extract 'virginoem-backup.zip' so that have you have folder called 'virginoem-backup' with the contents resembling 'boot.img' 'cach.tar' 'data.tar' etc...
25. Create a folder on the root of your sdcard called 'nandroid'.
26. Copy the folder 'virginoem-backup' from your computer to the 'nandroid' folder you just created on your sdcard in step 25.
27. Copy the file 'sholes_info-1.0.1.rom.tgz' from your computer to the root of your sdcard. Make sure it is spelled 'sholes_info-1.0.1.rom.tgz'. Disconnect usb.
28. Power off the phone.
29 . Hold 'x' and power button to boot into recovery as in step 5 above. You won't get the exclamation point this time. Rather you will be booted right into the recovery.
30. READ THE RED COLORED TEXT SO THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO NAVIGATE THE MENU.
31. Choose 'backup/restore'.
32. Choose 'Advanced Nandroid backup'.
33. Choose 'Set backup name'.
34. Type a descriptive name for your backup and press enter.
35. Choose 'Perform backup'. An image of your phone's current state will now be made. It will take a couple minutes. With this backup you can always revert back if you don't like the ROM. Keep in mind if you revert back to this image, you will still be rooted with sprecovery. To return to FULL stock, visit this thread: *Easiest* way to get back to stock (No root, no busybox)