1. make sure you are running RSD as administrator
2. try putting a space or two at the end of the .sbf then delete the spaces, some have reported this gets the start box to ungray.
3. don't do it that way, just start at 2.1 (no root) then use RSD to flash the sprecovery .sbf in the "root/unroot" thread. Then you can just use spr to flash any custom ROM with the superuser.apk and you will be rooted.
Sometimes the 2.0.1 .sbf doesn't work for me either but the sbrecovery.sbf always has.
Thank you for the suggestions I will try them. I run RSD as an admin all the time and that never really helped much.
Originally Posted by mike919
i have never once had an issue with the 2.0.1 SBF file... are you XP, Vista or 7??