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Thread: Bought Rooted Droid, Update issues, hand holding needed.

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    Bought Rooted Droid, Update issues, hand holding needed.

    To start with, I'm not really a "phone" guy. Meaning that I'm not savvy or terribly interested in any of the awesome nuts and bolts stuff you guys deal with on this forum. I just want my stupid phone to work so I can send texts, look at maps, and do other mundane stuff.

    I bought this Droid A885 used and it had been rooted by the previous owner. Everything worked great for several months until verizon decided to send out some sort of update. When I try to perform the update my phone rejects it. Something about whole-file signature verification.

    I'm getting pretty annoyed at having to press "Install Later" every time I want to use my phone. I didn't want to have to set up my entire phone again so I was hesitant to factory reset it. If that would even fix my problem. I'm not sure if I am now enjoying any overclocking or whatever set up by the previous owner, but if I'm not I don't think I'd miss having the thing rooted.

    Can someone please help me tell the update to piss off for another year? Unless it's the gingerbread update then I'm not sure I even care to have it.
    Here's what my phone says after the update fails, hopefully it will help you:


    ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.0.1
    -reboot system now
    -apply sdcard:update.zip
    -wipe data/factory reset
    -install zip from sdcard
    -nandroid
    -partitions menu
    -advanced

    ClockworkMod Recovery v2.5.0.1
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.
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    It sounds like your going to need to sbf back to stock. This can be done on a windows computer or linux (which is a lot easier IMO). There are tutorials on how to do this all over the site so just for it. Just follow directions and you'll be fine.

    Edit: and by the way, once you sbf you'll be back to how the phone comes from the store. So you won't have to deal with any other annoyances with root that you don't understand. I hope the thread below helps!
    Last edited by patmw123; 04-21-2011 at 11:54 AM.
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    Here is the thread your going to want to look at.

    SBF to root and to unroot
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    I'm not 100% sure, but I think you can just install a custom rom from this site and it will illiminate OTA's from coming to your phone. I know I don't get them.

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    That may be true but as he said, he had no interest in really being rooted at all so I feel like his best bet would be to sbf to stock for his needs. If anything, the ota will fix bugs and provide for a more stable experience. Its probably best to take the ota when you get back to stock.
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    True, but he did say that he has overclocked the phone which does make a difference in how the phone runs. Just research bot options. Also, installing a rom is a hell of a lot easier then flashing back to stock in my opinion.

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    Yes but he obviously has no idea what he's doing so there's a good chance he might have to sbf anyways. I just feel like for his needs its best to go back to stock. Otherwise I feel like "problems" like this will continue to occur and hell only get more frustrated.
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    Droid 1's run a heck of a lot better on stock now than they did when I had my droid 1 around release. After all of the ota updates it has seen, I feel like its a decent smartphone even for todays standards
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    I just see it as, I had no idea what I was doing when I rooted and started flashing roms and its so hard to mess this phone up. On the other hand, I agree with you that if he's not gonna use any of the features of a rooted phone there's no point in having a rooted phone.

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    If anything, I feel like he would enjoy rooted features such as free tether and what not (god knows how much longer that will last though) I just feel like with his inexperience (considering he didn't even root the phone and doesn't know any terminology) he would just run into more problems than its worth.
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