All in 1: Manual update and Root the Droid

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  1. altjx

    altjx Member

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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
     
    #29 littlegti84, Feb 10, 2010
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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?
     
  7. manilaboy1vic

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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!
     
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  9. altjx

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    Yes, I know bad things can happen. My question is is there a way to unbrick it, pretty much
     
  10. altjx

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    Also, the update.zip file linked in the first post is invalid or deleted
     
  11. Dragon3463

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    Just curious, if you root your droid. Does the 2.1 update overwrite this? Just curious..
     
  12. ian5577

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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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