All in 1: Manual update and Root the Droid

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by P3Droid, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. manilaboy1vic

    manilaboy1vic Member

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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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  3. altjx

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

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

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

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    can i root with the given update if my phone is not from verizon? i bought it in HK
     
  7. Leasa

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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.
     
  8. justin82

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    yes there are all kinds of ways best bet once rooted install nandroid and create a backup..
     
  9. evanist00

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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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    occollegeboi New Member

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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.
     
  11. BlackHoleSlam

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    is it really as hard as it seems because i want to truly understand the point of gaining access to the phone like what benfits
     
  12. vanyarlwin

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    on cmd, it says" cannot stat "su" no such file or directory. pls help
     
  13. rwking

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    I've got a Bionic now, but was planning on just playing around with my original DROID. The first two download links in the OP no longer work. They need updating.
     
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    does any one know if z4 will work on the droid 1?
     
  15. smoove330

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    hhhmm

    ok..im new to this...and was told to use liberty, what is this a general root? im sooo lost please help..:angry::frown:
     
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