can't reflash or reroot or unroot my droid

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  1. micahaha

    micahaha New Member

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    I have tried everything to get my 2.1-update1 droid back to factory settings or even reflashed but nothing has worked... here are my specs

    Model number: Droid
    Firmware Version: 2.1-update1
    Kernal Version: 2.6.29-omap1-g7fa8788 android-build@apa26#1
    Build Number: ESE81

    History behind the problem:

    So i had rooted and flashed my phone from 2.0.1 to 2.1 right before the public release of Android 2.1. when the 2.1 was released to the public and there was no need to update so i left everything as it is. Recently with the release of Froyo 2.2 i have tried to update my droid but it's simply not working. So i tried to reflash and reinstall everything from a clean 2.1 slate but i'm not even able to reinstall stock 2.1... What am i doing wrong?

    when i try and apply update.zip from multiple different mirrors i get the same error message

    E:error can't open cache/recovery/command

    when i try and apply the update.zip is get this error

    eocd marker occurs after start

    help me!

    DM updater says my phone isn't rooted but i have the superuser permissions app

    i cannot access su when using terminal emulator

    i have wiped all memory cache and all of that from the recovery mode but nothing has worked. Even deleted most of the content from my sd card using astro manager

    what else can i do!? help me!

    EDIT: sorry i might've posted in the wrong section... sorry.. i'm new
     
  2. titans

    titans Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    You can use Stock Images in rom manager to go to stock 2.1
     
  3. micahaha

    micahaha New Member

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    rom manager is broken i get

    "an error occured while attempting to run privileged commands"

    i think my superuser permissions app is broken because my phone isn't recognizing that it's rooted at all.... but my super user app is still there
     
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    titans Premium Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    Try downloading and flashing a rom, any rooted from rom manager and try again after it's flashed
     
  5. micahaha

    micahaha New Member

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    no can do.... get the same error message for every option for downloading roms and for even fixing permissions...
     
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    From what I can tell, you flashed to 2.1 and that broke root for you. Do you still have sprecovery?

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    micahaha New Member

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    no i do not... furthermore i am on a mac :( unfortunately...
     
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    Well you have a non rooted droid, just having the SU ap doesn't make you rooted. Unless you can use a pc somehow and flash the sprecovery sbf you're kinda stuck.

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    Although I remember someone saying there's a way to get a 30 day trial of windows on VMWare (not sure if correct name of software) if you can do that you can run rsdlite and flash sprecovery.

    Sent from my Droid
     
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    micahaha New Member

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    thanks.... is there anyway of getting terminal to work because if i can install sprecovery via terminal emulator then i can probably reflash back to 2.0.1... but when i type in su it doesn't work says permissions denied
     
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    I am sorry. The version of 2.1 you flashed wasn't rooted and stripped your recovery to stock. Without root you can't do anything with terminal.
     
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    bah alright... thanks a bunch for the insight and help =]
     
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    cannot root or unroot

    i am having the same problem but my power button is broke so i wanna go back to stock so i can take it back to the store.
    did you ever figure it out

    cannot root cannot unroot

    i have the superuser app but DMupdater says i am not rooted and rom manager says i do not have permission to flash anything recovery or a rom
     
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    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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    Just flash rsdlite again but the one with sprecovery
     
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