Awesome Write Up Motocache. Thanks for making this process so easy for someone new to rooting. So glad I came across this....
Try downloading a stock rom plus root. Look in MetiCkone under droid hacking>custom roms.
He has an odexed and deodexed stock rom there. This will tell you if your phone is having trouble with the other update.zip file.
If it does work you will have to redo the sbf because without that update.zip, I don't think sprecovery will stick.
Sent from my MetiCk/DavrosModded A855.
What OS are you on? Did you install the latest drivers? Does your PC normally recognize the phone? Were you trying to flash from the bootloader?
Any other information you can give us would be greatly appreciated.
I didn't install the drivers. But I installed them and was able to get rooted. I then installed LFY v1.96 and it froze my system. With a little effort I was able to install LFY v1.95 but the same thing happens - when I reboot my system my system hangs.
Not sure if this is the right place to ask but what did I do wrong? It was not this difficult to root before.
Not the right place to go, but get into recovery and do a factory reset, then reinstall the ROM. If you're still having issues try a different ROM. Either way, you'd be best suited to report any problems in the ROM's thread rather than here. Good luck!
Ty you so much for this write up. I had been rooted a long time ago to use wifi tether. After the update which I carelessly accepted without thinking, I lost root and ability to tether. Wasnt a huge deal because I really didnt tether that much anyway. But I got a new job and now can really use/need the tether capability with my iPad much more frequently. I tried z4root, no good. Found this write up and within 30min was back rooted and tethered.
Last edited by voodoodaddy; 01-17-2011 at 03:20 PM.
wow thought all was lost after i unrooted and installed 2.2.1 on my droid just to get rid of the annoying update notification everyday and lost all hope of re rooting until i used your method worked perfect on droid 1 now have chevy lv 1.1 back and bugless beast with fabulous theme