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    Question why wont my phone root??

    ok so i have the spr flashed on my phone (SirPsychoS 0.99.3b). that went well.

    now im triying to root my phone. i put the unzipped file on my sd card. when i go to install i get this message:

    E:cant open /sdcard/update.zip
    (No such file or directory)
    Installation aborted.

    i have tried 5 times. when i plug my phone in my sd card has the file on it. idk tho...

    help please!
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    Did you "allow" update.zip before you tried to install?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bthomp21 View Post
    Did you "allow" update.zip before you tried to install?
    yes i did. i read on another thread try just renaming "update." I will try that and see.

    thanks for the reply

    EDIT: that worked what i said. how do i know if it was rooted successful?
    Last edited by sruel3216; 05-26-2010 at 10:52 AM. Reason: adding
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    check your apps and look for superuser permissions i believe
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    pull up your app drawer and look for a ninja icon that says "Superuser Permission"

    Quote Originally Posted by sruel3216 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bthomp21 View Post
    Did you "allow" update.zip before you tried to install?
    yes i did. i read on another thread try just renaming "update." I will try that and see.

    thanks for the reply

    EDIT: that worked what i said. how do i know if it was rooted successful?
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    Quote Originally Posted by bthomp21 View Post
    check your apps and look for superuser permissions i believe
    hmm i just turned my phone on. firmware says 2.1 update.

    other then that i dont see a new app...
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    Does the build number say 2.1 by Pete? You should also see the ninja in the app drawer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrior21 View Post
    Does the build number say 2.1 by Pete? You should also see the ninja in the app drawer.
    ok it works now. i just reinstalled it. what is the command promt. i cant remember off the top my head

    when i open the icon its just a blank black screen. is this right?
    Last edited by sruel3216; 05-26-2010 at 11:37 AM. Reason: when i open the icon its just a blank black screen. is this right?
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    That's correct. Once you start to open programs that require root it will ask your permission. When you click ok they will start to show up in there. Are you going to install a custom ROM or just a kernel to overclock and wifi tether?
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    Quote Originally Posted by warrior21 View Post
    That's correct. Once you start to open programs that require root it will ask your permission. When you click ok they will start to show up in there. Are you going to install a custom ROM or just a kernel to overclock and wifi tether?
    well im still trying to understand all this rom and overclocking stuff (just came from a blackberry, MUCH different then loading Operating systems). i just wanted to root to have the option available...but i think overclocking (just speeds up droid??) is what i want. so yea a kernel if thats the way to do it. in the app store there is an app called setcpu. is that any good?
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