BEFORE! 2.2 official rollout. What to do? (root users)

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  1. huskur
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    I think this thread is necessary to help the rooted users.

    What happened last time was.....the rollout came out and alot of us were suffering from severe battery drain from the OTA continual download.

    What i did was not really the right thing. I unrooted and took the update and had to reroot. Pain in the A$$.

    What i should have done is just accept the update and let it download and let SPRecovery block it. Thats all that i really had to do. Wish i had known that before hand. That is why i started this thread.

    If it is the same as the last update this is all you have to do.

    1. accept it and let it download
    2. SPRecovery will then block it
    3. No more prompts to download the OTA
    4. VOILA!!!

    (if any of this information is incorrect please feel free to edit in your own post)
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    Good info.

    As an aside... not exactly OFF topic, but not directly on it either...
    Dont unroot until we know for sure that they havent messed with the bootloader.
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    Yea I'm hoping this works this time like it did for 2.1 though. Who knows if they slipstreamed something in last minute to override something and let it install. I dunno, I know I should be fine. I'll let someone else let it try to install and confirm. Clockwork should block this as well, right?
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    Just spoke with a member on a site that cannot be named here. This person is of very high regards in my opinion. He assures that it is just like the 2.1 and to follow the instructions in the OP.
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    Good info for those who have rooted post 2.1 update!
    I was not rooted when I installed 2.1.
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    Thanks for the info. I just rooted last month so I didn't know what to do when this update came.
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    Running bugless beast, I never even got an OTA notification for 2.1.. should i expect one for 2.2?
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    I have never been prompted for an official OTA, well mabye the very first one, in early December last year but I don't even think that was a real update, it went from 2.0 to 2.0 I think there was just a small bug fix

    The 2.0.1 update I installed myself from a leaked version I found on the forum and 2.1 came by way of AdamZ S/G 6.0 and 2.2 also leaked here at D/F so I guess we will see what the official FrozenYogurt brings my way....Wohl Nichts
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    I would also like to make sure that clockwork should block this as well...
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    Yes, you should expect it. Just follow the instructions in the OP
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    Someone else will have to chime in on this. I have no idea.

    My guess.....guess that is...... that it is SPRecovery that actually blocks the install of the OTA. Is Clockwork the same? dunno
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    I can always flash back to SPRecovery through ROM Manager, let it DL and block, flash back to clockwork and back everything up. I'm pretty sure this will work.
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    ill find out.
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    great idea!! Never thought of that one!!

    There is a ROM itself out that allows you to do just that you know:)
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    From Koush:

    Only test signed images work if using the autoupdate mechanism. The official OTAs use release/privately signed zips. So yes, it will fail to install.

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    Thank you for spelling it out, because I had been told so many different stories I didn't know what to believe

    I don't want to lose root because for all the good apps you have to be rooted it seems.
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    I thought SPRecovery/BB modified the otacerts.zip so they wouldnt even get OTA updates.. i never got one for 2.1
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    If you're running a custom ROM it should block the update.
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    Thats what i thought.. thank you.

    I think Huskur was just still upset from when my hokie beat his team :)

    but i guess we shall see how the OTA goes for those who do get it.. i surely will be jumping to a FRG01b ROM shortly
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    Go ahead and get mad, but I have a question

    Alright, I know you're sick of seeing this question, but I'm having a hard time finding what I need. This is due to everyone on here being an "expert" and contradicting each other all the time.

    I want to keep my 2.1 OS and root my Eris.

    From what I've gathered on here, any 2.2 rom is too much for the Eris (although some disagree...one of these contradictions between experts I was referring to). Because of this, I'd like to keep my OS.

    I've seen threads on this site, and others, about flashing 2.1 with root access (this was posted back before 2.1 was officially released). But I've also gathered that you can't upgrade to an OS that you already have (although some disagree...another contradiction).

    So I've found several guides on how to root it w/o modifying the current OS (including the stickies), but it seems that some of the "experts" on here really enjoy talking in "tech speak" that only they can understand. (I work in the IT field, and am competent with computers, just not as much with cell phones).



    To recap:
    1. I just want to root my phone without changing from the 2.1 OS.
    2. From what I've gathered, you can just download a zip file on your computer, mount your phone, drag the file over to the phone's SD card, and run the new file in bootloader mode.
    Can anyone briefly help without just referring me back to the forum, and without getting frustrated. And is the info I've gathered from here accurate?