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    Quote Originally Posted by CnRS View Post
    Droid 2 update 4.5.621 breaks root, and blocks all known exploits, which means at the moment you cannot re-root after installing the update. However there is a way to retain root and still get the update.

    If you update to 4.5.621 and want to retain root you must install RootKeeper first.

    RootKeeper is an app available on Google Play. Simply install, open, and run a backup. Then after installing update 4.5.621 use RootKeeper to restore root permissions.

    I can confirm it does work, and for right now at least is the only way to be rooted on Droid 2 system version 4.5.621.
    I just want to also confirm that this does work. My process was:

    1. Change file extension of all the apk's I turned off by renaming them when i rooted back to have .apk file extensions (ie, blockbuster.off changed back to blockbuster.apk)
    2. Download and install OTA Rootkeeper
    3. Backup root with OTA Rootkeeper
    4. Take OTA update, let phone reboot
    5. After rebooting with the OTA applied, restored root with OTA Rootkeeper
    6. Change all apk's i don't want back to a .off file extension
    7. rebooted the phone just to make sure everything stayed, and it's good
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    #32
    grrrr.

    i just did update and sbf, bricked.

    zdftjgdyukjstyjnsrftyn
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    #33
    there has been some progress, with the D2G, unbricking and rooting
    here [How-to]unbricking downgraded 629 & root normal function OTA 629 - RootzWiki
    this just for D2g, but should help, someone create this method for D2
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    thank you themib
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    #35
    could someone, rooted, save the update.zip

    download the update via about phone> software update , NOT INSTALL IT, then pull the update.zip from the /cache partition

    you needed to be rooted, to move from cache, then upload to somewhere it should only be 14mb

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    Quote Originally Posted by CnRS View Post
    Droid 2 update 4.5.621 breaks root, and blocks all known exploits, which means at the moment you cannot re-root after installing the update. However there is a way to retain root and still get the update.

    If you update to 4.5.621 and want to retain root you must install RootKeeper first.

    RootKeeper is an app available on Google Play. Simply install, open, and run a backup. Then after installing update 4.5.621 use RootKeeper to restore root permissions.

    I can confirm it does work, and for right now at least is the only way to be rooted on Droid 2 system version 4.5.621.
    I can report that this worked for me as well, and has allowed me to hoard jealously onto my grizzled and rooted D2 for a while longer yet.

    Thanks for posting.

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    #37
    Good thing I came back here to take a look, I was just about to SBF my phone. So what do I do? Do you think someone will provide a method to re-root this new update?
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    #38
    I'm not 100% sure this updates the bootloader, its got an updated radio, cdt.bin, and some .gpb file

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    I got the notice for the update this morning, but I haven't applied it yet. I have one question about the RootKeeper method if anyone could answer it for me, that would be great. If you do the RootKeeper method with the OTA update, does the WiFi Tether app still work? I remember with the Gingerbread update you had to do a little hacking to get it to work right. I'm currently running WiFi Tether version 3.1-beta6. WiFi Tethering is my #1 reason to root, so I want to make sure that won't be broken if I do this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by themib View Post
    could someone, rooted, save the update.zip

    download the update via about phone> software update , NOT INSTALL IT, then pull the update.zip from the /cache partition

    you needed to be rooted, to move from cache, then upload to somewhere it should only be 14mb

    So I've got it downloaded (I'm pretty sure), but my /cache folder is empty (using OI File Manager to browse it). Could it have been placed somewhere else?
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