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At wit's end... any ideas appreciated. (How to re-root phone despite broken pwr but?)

Discussion in 'Droid Rooted Help' started by Autarkh, Nov 8, 2011.

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    So I've managed back myself into a bit of a corner.

    Until a few hours ago, I had a Droid 1 that, apart from a malfunctioning power button, had been working perfectly since being rooted over a year ago. I installed Simply Stunning 5.6 last Friday (after a complete reset) and had been manually reloading my apps, when I noticed that ls wasn't working properly in terminal emulator (even when I was root). Same thing with chmod.

    I decided to run the fix permissions script from ChevyNo1's tools.

    Unfortunately, it kept crashing, leading me to believe that the installation had somehow become corrupted. I reinstalled the ROM, but the phone got stuck in a persistent boot loop. I tried reinstalling SS again repeatedly to no avail.

    Eventually, I was able to get it to boot by loading the stock ROM suggested in this thread:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...oop-ive-tried-everything-i-can-think-fix.html

    But this wiped out SPRecovery, and I've lost root privileges.

    I'd simply re-root the phone, but since my power button is broken, I can't get access to bootloader debugging mode to reload SPRecovery with RSDLite. While I can get into the stock recovery by hitting "x" followed by "+vol" and "camera," it refuses to run root update.zip crack because it is, of course, unsigned. I also can't use ADB because I can't mount /system as rw.

    I'm getting a new phone soon, but I need this one to hold out for another month or so.

    Any ideas for a workaround? Or am I SOL?

    Thanks!
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    You can reroot with SuperOneClick 1.6 or 1.7 I believe. Give it a google! The newer ones don't have the right exploit. From there you can install Rom Manager and flash recovery.
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    Thanks!

    That did the trick perfectly. I used SuperOneClick 2.1.1.

    You saved me a ton of time and aggravation.
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    If you plan on keeping the phone, eb@y had some ribbon cable assemblys for around $16. Just fixed my co-workers D1, it had the metal frame and all the external buttons including the keyboard on it. Granted its quite a bit of work, but it has all new buttons now.:icon_ lala:
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    Glad you got going again! Just read up on your options regarding stock+root. Recovery will only work once on a reboot until you disable FRS.

    Sent from my XT862, while on the move.
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