All in 1: Manual update and Root the Droid

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  1. patwehner
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    Hi Guys,
    Noob question. Will I need to re-install apps or set up the phone after this root method?
    Thanks for the write up, very cool.
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    Is it safe to root before activating the device? Or should I wait and activate it first?
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    I did the update. not the rooting. Then I never got the update from verizon. It must have known that the phone was already running the new version. I kept waiting for the notification, and it never came. + I've been a little leary of how much better the phone is now. to me a little laggy, etc. So I'm only saying this to say. For the next version release that is supposed to come out around the 22nd. I'm waiting and letting it happen OTA. I thought I had to be the first kid on the block and I'm not so sure that is the best. I'm sure that the versions are the same. but I still have that skeptical feeling about it. I was playing the wolf, now I'm just a sheep. lol
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    OK, so basically my biggest reason to root the droid is so that I can get OS 2.1 on there. Now, when I root my droid(If I root it) when I switch to 2.1 and lets say I want to try out HTC's Sense UI, do I have to re-root the device or something?
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    Sorry if I seem a bit new here, but someone said if you root a droid and you do something terribly wrong, you can get a bricked droid and can't get out of it? Is that true?
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    Basically what you're doing is pushing an update to your phone with SU .apk slipped in. Like with any software update is something happens during the update, your battery goes out or you physically pull the battery out for example, then yes, bad things will happen.
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    OK...so I'm trying to d/l the update zip from my droids browser and its not letting me?
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    hey all, I just got my droid today and Im trying to root this thing. I have done the manual update and got the drivers and everything. Im following this guide to the letter... but when I run cmd and type "adb push su data/local/" i get "su" is not valid or something.... help please.
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    I have run through this to the letter (and spaces) and have a couple of questions.

    1) when I type in adb push su /data/local (with a space after su as the directions state) I get an error. If I leave this space out, it continues without error.

    2) When I type the line: cat /data/local/su > su as stated in the instructions, I get a message that says " /data/local/su: No such file or directory.

    Please help
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    Is there someone here who has experience with rooting that can either call me or IM me to answer some questions for me?
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    looks to me like there are two methods to root the device.. shown in the first post.. update.zip style or window style..

    im wondering if there are SD mount issues after rooting.. ??

    How to Root Droid

    either way, im doing it.. i want nexus 2.1 and i want to overclock.. its just a phone ffs.
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    cd c:\Android\tools

    adb push su /data/local

    adb shell

    su

    I keep getting "Permission Denied" on bold section, any ideas? Says 'update.zip' was successfully installed, and from my understanding, that's what gives permission. Probably be better to PM me with and answer, thanks!
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2010
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    Yes, I know bad things can happen. My question is is there a way to unbrick it, pretty much
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    Also, the update.zip file linked in the first post is invalid or deleted
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    Just curious, if you root your droid. Does the 2.1 update overwrite this? Just curious..
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    can i root with the given update if my phone is not from verizon? i bought it in HK
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    I guess I have the same thoughts. If I root my phone and screw it up, is there anyway to set it back to factory? And is it a waste of time to do it since the update comes out tomorrow? I had the unofficial OS on my BB Tour, but that was simply downloading the OS to my computer and installing it to my phone, this doesnt sound as simple. Yes, its just a phone, but I cant afford to drop another $600 to buy a new one cause its now a paperweight lol.
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    yes there are all kinds of ways best bet once rooted install nandroid and create a backup..
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    The update seems to not be taking. Followed all the steps and the only weird thing I could see was the file size after the ls -l *su line were both 76232

    Any ideas?
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    backflip from AT&T??

    Is this the same process for an AT&T motorola backflip? My friend wants me to figure out if that can be rooted/jailbroken. Thanks.
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