A few questions about rooting

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    I've been on the fence about rooting my phone, and I think I'm ready to do it. But a few questions before I do.
    First, after you put the .zip file on your SD card and then apply it where does it go? If it stays on the card how do I put another .zip file on it?
    Secondly, as far as making a nandroid backup I can rename them...right? If so are there any do's and don'ts to naming them?
    I think with just a few anwsers I'll be ready to take the leap to the darkside.dancedroid TIA
     
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    Welcome, and I think you're making a good decision about rooting. If done correctly and loaded up with one of the many awesome ROMs out there I'm sure you won't regret it.

    As far as the update.zip file, once you install it in SPRecovery, you can delete it from your SD card. You'll need to remove or rename it before flashing a different ROM or a theme for your current ROM. Some recoveries, like Clockworkmod, allow you to select the zip file from the SD card, even if it isn't named update.zip. Personally, I take the downloaded ROM/Theme file, put it on the SD card (after deleting any update.zip that was there), then rename the new ROM file to update.zip once it's on the SD card. That way you don't have a bunch of update.zip files on your computer, just waiting to cause confusion.

    For renaming the backups, you can rename them after they're made, however there are a few do's and don'ts... The Bowers made a handy guide with nandroid error codes with explanations to them that will give you some more info about renaming as well: Nandroid Error Codes

    Good luck, let us know how it goes!
     
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    which android 2.2 do u have? FRG22d or FRG01B
     
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    It's FRG22D
     
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    I have a question...if you have frg22d on your phone...droid 1...cant you go into sp recovery...reset the phone to factory settings...get 2.0.1....flash frg01b through sp recovery...then root from there...
     
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    That is a very backwards way of doing it. If your phone is functioning normally use the link in my signature.

    -Droid Does
     
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    +1 this is the correct way to root FRG22D

    Link 3 in my sig
     
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    ...but would it work if i did it this way...this other way seems like you have to write in all those commands...and if you messed up a symbol...your phone would be messed up...this other way all you have to do is get into sp recovery and flash over frg01b...then root
     
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    You are talking about the adb commands. That has nothing to do with the link in my signature.

    You are basically going back to august 2009 to get to august 2010. Makes 0 sense.

    -Droid Does
     
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    Like guidot said, there are no commands to run or type, very easy.
     
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    i saw the post...but do the commands run by them selves...or do you have to manually input them...i ask because in the near future i may have to put in for another droid phone...my data port is lose...so i may need a new phone...im am on sapphire 1.1 root now...
     
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    If you want to root the new 2.2 you can use terminal emulator and follow the same steps used for the d2.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-2-hacks/80080-much-simpler-guide-rooting-no-pc-required.html

    From there you can use rom manager to flash cw recover or droid mod for sprecovery.

    The faster and quickest way is the way describes by tallica and guidot
     
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    ...cool thanks for all your help...
     
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    Ok I'm having an issue with RSD Lite. When I'm at the bootloader and have RSD running it doesn't show the model. The info that it gives me is:

    Model
    SE Flash OMAP3430 MI
    Port Type
    USB
    IMEI/ESN/MEID
    N/A
    Status
    Connected
     
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    Fool-Proof Droid rooting tutorial!!! 100% safe rooting is just a few clicks away.

    Here is a simple step-by-step video for how to root your Droid easily with FRG22D or any other version!! It works and has been tested all the way up to froyo 2.2, the best operating system for the Droid yet!!

    Steps:
    1. Install Motorola Drivers
    http://www.motorola.com/staticfiles/S...

    2. Download Soup or Root 1.8rA
    http://androidforums.com/droid-all-th...

    3. Turn on USB Debugging on your Droid
    Home : Menu : Settings : Applications : Development : USB Debugging

    4. Run Soup or Root and enjoy!! :D

    If you have any questions, feel free to post here or on the forum!! Have a great day and enjoy rooting!!!

    *I am NOT liable for anything you do to your Droid. If you find some crazy way to break it, it's not my fault.*

    This is the way i did it and it works great and its super easy!