I second this; works as advertised! I didn't have any problems on Windows 7 Pro x64. I set the actual RDSLite.exe to run as "administrator" (right-click on the .exe file and under "Compatibility" check "run as administrator") and had no problem flashing. Also, unlike the guide says I did let the process go to 100% (no hang at 26% as mentioned in the guide) and I used the 4.2.0 x64 drivers. But, this is great! Nice to have the SPRecovery and the wifi tether enabled again with 2.1!Notes:
- RSDLite failed to flash for me on my Win7 laptop (and yes it was run as admin). Rather than trying too hard to figure out why, I tried it on my XPSP3 desktop and it worked fine.
- The guide links to Motorola 4.2.0 drivers. I already had 4.5.0 drivers installed which worked fine
- If installing the SDK for the first time, refer to the installation instructions link to add the TOOLS path to your environment variables path, so you can run the ADB command from anywhere without having to worry about where it is
- Copy the su and superuser.apk files to a short path without any spaces in the folder names such as "c:\ESE81_su", and run the adb commands from there. Otherwise command may hang and never work. When it does work it happens instantly.
- Make sure you install "Android Terminal Emulator" not the one just called "Terminal Emulator"
Success! Essentially, you can now root stock 2.1 without downgrading. This is what I was waiting for! You won't lose or need to reinstall anything at all. Kick ass.