Just rooted FRG22D with no problems on the first try. Windows Vista. Sweet.
This how-to was wonderful at the get-go. Now it's simply stupendous... a brilliant technical tour-de-force and a standard against which all other procedures will be measured. NOTHING else comes close. Not only how, but also what and why are answered. The tons of questions I had to know the answers to before I'd even consider rooting are now answered. Without a doubt, the greatest work since DaVinci.
Thank you, MotoCache1 and everyone else that contributed.
I couldn't agree more with DoctorDeDroid. Your detailed steps were fantastic. Until I ready your post, I could not get the process of using RSD Lite correctly to get the sbf file to flash on my phone. I couldn't even get it to see/recognize my phone. I made the mistake of posting the FRG22D OTA update on my phone and lost root. Now I have root back and the FRG22D running. I think my next step will be to put the new ROM Cyanogenmod on my phone and get away from the stock ROM. You're the best. Thanks.
When I go to the "mount options" screen, I see the following:
Mounted partitions: /cache
Enable USB Mass Storage
So everything seems to be as it should be. As long as I don't reboot, I've still got SPRecovery, so I''ll try a few things:
1. From main menu "wipe cache partition":
-- Wiping cache...
Cache wipe complete.
Then I try the install again. Problem persists.
2. Back in mount options, when I "Mount /system", it appears to work normally reporting Mounted /system. Mount and Umount for /system, /data, and /cache all appear to work normally without error messages. "Enable(&Disable) USB Mass Storage" works without error
3. However, when I attempt "Mount /sdcard":
E:Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0)
(No such file or directory)
So it tells me that it can't mount those directories, but still tells me it has mounted the sdcard, and gives me status at the top that the sdcard is mounted, currently:
Mounted partitions: /cache /sdcard
Umount /sdcard works without error message
Mount /sdcard always gives me the same behaviour regardless of what other partitions are mounted or whether USB Mass Storage is enabled or not. (Not that those should affect anything, but I just want to let you know everything I'm trying).
I've Googled around a bit and come across other forums where people have had the same error messages, and so far I haven't found a definite solution. There are several reports that if you just reboot or restart SPRecovery a bunch of times (it's not clear to me which), eventually it works. But those folks seem to be rooted already, so I think their SPRecovery doesn't get wiped in a reboot I guess. It's also not clear if reformatting the sdcard has any effect. Some seem to get it to work, but most report no change after reformatting or trying different sd cards.
I'm trying to think of any other info that might have got me to this state. When I first got the phone, I rooted using RSDLite from a Windows 7 machine and I didn't have this problem. I lost my root when I installed the OTA FRG22D Verizon update. I really just wanted to get rid of the nag screen constantly telling me to update. I thought Clockworkmod recovery would block the install, but it didn't.
When the phone is booted normally, I move Google Earth to the sdcard and can run perfectly fine with it there, so the sdcard seems to be working with the phone.
Anything else you might suggest I try? Again, all your help is greatly apprecitated.
Haha. As I suspected I flashed the sbf file correctly and caught the reboot, but my grubby mitts hit the camera button while trying to close the keyboard so it rebooted into FRS!
I may try again later, but for now I'm spent.
Just a little tweak to the OP -- I added a screen shot of what "stock recovery" looks like. You pretty much never see screen shots of the stock recovery screen because there's no decent way to get one (since ADB isn't running and of course you can't run something like Drocap). For folks that are new, I think having the picture will be helpful. Lots of folks think their phone is broken if they get that screen.
Hello everyone, new to rooting here. First off I want to say I read all the instructions posted here in this thread and it was incredibly easy to follow and understand so thank you very very much for all the hardwork that went into it. I do have one problem that keeps reoccurring however and I cannot seem to find out why. I renamed the file "MotoCache1_Complete_Root_v1.1-update.zip" to just "update.zip" followed all steps fine, but when it comes time to install the update.zip file I keep getting an this:
-- Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
E:update.zip install blocked
Can someone please help me out with a fix for this? Much appreciated.
Oh and my battery is at 100% right now