Just got through rooting my Moto Droid1 per your instructions no problems at all. I'm running Windows 7 on my machine!!!
I have been trying for two days to get my Droid rooted. I have tried Gingerbreak, SuperOneClick root, some other method (Evan's root or something like that), and I finally stumbled upon this thread. I know it's been dead for awhile so hopefully someone will respond. The method goes perfectly up until the very end when I need to phone to open the update.zip file. I receive the following error.
-- Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
E: Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0)
(No such file or directory)
E: Can't mount SDCARD.update.zip
I am sure that the SD card is mounted (or unmounted, I can't remember which it's supposed to be at the moment) and I even tried it the other way just to be sure. USB debugging is on. (And I also tried it off just to be sure)
I have tried battery pulling, SD card pulling, multiple restarts. I have even Factory reset my phone and reformatted my SD card and started over from the beginning and still receive the same error. I cannot figure out what I have done wrong.
If this same problem was posted previously, I apologize, but after four hours of frustration, I did not feel like rummaging through almost 200 pages of replies. If anyone out there has a slightest clue, please, help a fellow droidian out.
EDIT: I was kind of happy to realize this thread actually hasn't been dead for awhile. Still hoping someone can help.
It is an issue with the SDcard.
Reseating it, or using another card, or coping all the data off of that card and formatting it then copying the update file back on and trying it then.
I had tried reseating. Not sure if I have reformated after trying this method. I will try that tomorrow and let you know how it goes. Should I be reformatting a special way or just through the phone is fine?
You can try through the phone.
I've not done it myself tbh. Just remember to save your data first!
And just in case, I wouldn't copy it back until you have completed the process.
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I remember reading somewhere that Fat32 is how it needs to be formatted - in Windows obviously. I don't know if that's true, but I've always held to that, IF I'm not letting the phone format it itself - which I prefer, since I assume the phone would format it how it should work...
Rezounded from my .... Rezound.
Tried reseating and formatting, but I still receive the same error. I don't have any other cards available nor the money to buy one, so that's not really an option for me.
Perhaps this bit of information would help, as I was tired and left it out before.
When I first bought the phone from a pawn shop three days ago, I successfully rooted it with Gingerbreak. Then a notification popped up saying motorola had an update. Without thinking, I installed it. I don't remember the name of update or anything about it, but that cancelled out my root and I haven't been able to get it back. I assumed this method would work since it said regardless of OS version, but I supposed that does mean Manufacture version as well. Could I have permanently disabled my Droid from being rooted?