cant root

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  1. SkankSpanker

    SkankSpanker New Member

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    Hello all, please if someone could help me. I just purcased a verizon Droid version 2.0.1 and applied root useing the following steps...1: download updatefile, Rename file to "update.zip", mount your Droid to the pc, copy to your main folder (root) of your SDCARD on your phone.

    Step 3: Power off your phone, now once its off hold down "X" on the hardware keyboard and now hold the power button until the phone boots into a /!\ when you are there let go of "X" and power and now hold "Volume UP" and press the "Camera" button.
    My problem is this, after roooting no problems untill day 3 when I was denied root. now when ever I repeat the above steps it will say Ive updated sucessfuly but after reboot Im not allowed to enter root. I have tried everything I can please help Im frustrsted and desperate.
    Thank you
     
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    download telnet or terminal emu. and tell me what it displays when you enter su.

    does it give a # sign and ask for permission.
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I'm useing Better Terminal Emulator. when the screen comes up /$ I type in su then hit enter and it says " permission Denied " sorry it took me so long to get back but I'm at work
    Thanks
     
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    yeah no problem man, that your problem tho for some reason you dont have root access anymore. you would have to re-run the update file in recovery mode. like myself, you probably had a bad update file. use the one that i currently used located at Root Your Droid - The complete guide to rooting your Droid. click on the guides tab, then scroll down to rooting. after this is done, you might want to download terminal emulator but not the one made by helloandroid because that is the bugged version.

    then type in su from the phone physical keyboard and it should ask for your permission and will show a # sign. if all else fails you might need to back up all your data and do a hard reset which is option three from the recovery menu i believe and that will erase all date even from sd card so make sure its all saved. it is possible an important data file was either moved or deleted from its original folder. then reattempt from the steps above. if you have any probs man let me no, ill be online most of the day today as im trying to figure out how to wifi tether.
     
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    Great Ill give it a try> I dont know if this will make a difference but I wiped my SD card with a format fat 32 yesterday and I got no results. Ill do what youre saying and keep you posted. Thanks a bunch
     
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    Hey man you are a fricken God thanks Bro Ive been at this for days and tried 15 different update zips thanks a bunch! if your ever in Las Vegas let me know and Ill take you out on the town. BooYaaa You Da Man..... Do you recommend Busy Box next? If I can do anything for you my email is markbbad@gmail.com:icon_ banana:
     
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    yeah no problem man, any time. im workin on this wifi tethering right now if everything installs correctly it should also install busybox. ill let u no how it goes.
     
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    Yes please let me know how it turns out and again thanks sharing your knowledge and getting me moving forward with modding the coolest phone ever lol
     
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    How did your wi fi teathering turn out? I tell you I downloaded Droid root pro and it makes installing busy box a snap and flashing as well the free version does just as well its called Droid root Helper. let me ask you this, if I install a different ROM than my current do I need to ujninstall the current one first? sorry I'm new to this whole MOD Hacking deal but its prety cool.
     
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    No you wont have to delete first. Install sprecovery from sholes then boot into recovery and install rom from there.
     
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    ok here is the jacka$$ guise to wifitethering and busybox as wel as flash-image sprecovery, brightness fix, and overclocking! :motdroidvert:

    first off, navigate back to chevyno1 wifi tethering - one click .. . thread.

    - then you need to go to the marketplace and download an application called droidroothelper. once it is up and running, click the menu button second from the left on the droid touchscreen, and click on get the tools.

    install adrozip,linda file manager, and then get the tools from the links in the menu. once you download get the tools open adrozip click on the downloads folder, then click on droidroothelper.zip then choose extract to.
    dont just do that tho. first press that back arrow once then extract to that screen. it should be the screen you first see when you open adrozip. extract it there.

    once that is all done, reboot your phone, and open droidroothelper.

    click on:
    1. mount mtdblock3 system read/write,
    2. mount mtdblock4 system read/write
    3.unmount system mtdblock3
    4.unmount system mtd block 4
    5. sync.
    6.rename recover from boot.p
    7.install and chmod busybox install to system bin
    8. install chmod flash image

    then scroll to the bottom where it says recovery and click recovery.

    then download the new version of wifi tethering made by chevyno1. i think its version 1.3 or 1.4

    - follow the onscreen directions, nothing will go wrong. the reason your getting that error is because your recovery is too old and the program doesnt recognize your phone in recovery mode. if you follow the directions step by step you should be up and running in no time.

    cheers.

    p.s. this also installs busy box, and flash-image. as well as the brightness fix, and overclocking to 600mhz.
     
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    im tethering like a beast, especially at work where our wifi is capped. :)

    but yeah just refollow those step dont worry about an older recovery it would just overwrite it.