2.1 stock

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by M1dnite, Apr 15, 2010.

  1. M1dnite

    M1dnite Guest

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    I have a buddy who just purchased his droid. He has 2.1 stock as of right now. He would like to root.. Can you root a 2.1 stock phone? I wasn't able to find anything after searching the magical googles.
     
  2. Se7enLC

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    Try harder? :p

    There are about a billion threads on here answering that. The summary version is:

    you can't directly root a phone running 2.1, you need to use a windows utility to flash the phone back to stock 2.0.1, then root it, then manually update it to 2.1 again with an update image that doesn't remove root.
     
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    Do custom ROMS have 2.1 features such as pinch to zoom?
     
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    Blackdroid's Rom has it.
     
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    install rom manager and flash the sprecovery then go ahead and install a custom rom... its that simple. Rom manager is free in the market and there is nothing else you need to do. No flashing back to 2.0.1 anymore.
     
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    Yup... you don't have to downgrade anymore or even use a custom ROM. Check out this post here, which has all the instructions and links you need in one place:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...ng-sprecovery-sbf-stock-2-1-a.html#post402591
     
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    Most custom ROMS *are* 2.1, so they have all the same features.
     
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    i just rooted mine for the first time and it had the 2.1 update... i used the videos from hacking help to guide me as well as reading many posts with tips... if he follows closely he'll be fine.... it took me quite a while being a first but its worth it
     
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    can anyone verify that this actually works? cuz the last time i checked you needed root to use ROM manager

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