Droid with 2.1 firmware rooted and not taking rom update

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    I just got a Motorola Droid with 2.1 firmware the other day. I installed sprecovery and rooted the phone.

    I am trying to install a rom that will let me use the wifi tether. The stock 2.1 firmware does not have NetFilter in it and so it won’t run.

    I tried installing trummy cyan rom, but when I try to do the install it says it cannot locate the update.zip file. I can see the update.zip in the /sdcard root with a file manager I downloaded and it is not .zip.zip.

    Any ideas?

    RC
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    did u first hit allow update.zip in recovery?
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    Yes,

    Tried it several times with woth the blue and cyan renamed files. it gets passed the verify and then aborts.
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    You say you have the OTA 2.1. If this is true then you are not successfully rooted and this would prevent you from being able to install CyanogenMod or any other ROM. 2.1 has not been rooted yet. You need to come from 2.0.1 and install a ROM based off the OTA.
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    ok then you could always download rom manager thru the market and try installing it thru there with the update.zip...there is a free version and a paid the free version you could download cm 5.0.6.2 and it has wifi tether added n the rom....or the paid version has jrummy"s rom and a bunch of others plus other goodies
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    I would be interested in the unltimate droid 10 if I can locate it. I loaded and unloaded the update.zip to the root a good 10 times yesterday trying to get it to be reconized
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    you might try rom manager/clockwork recovery if your using the update.zip method that recovery tool works better with that method and you will need to do a data wipe moving to a CM based rom

    did you use the spf rooting method?

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    There is rom manager and "Free Rom Manager and Finder" which would you use.
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    Before offering more advice I think we need to know if he really has the OTA 2.1 update like he says becuase if so none if this will work unless he goes back to 2.0.1
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    rom manager the other ones for video game roms

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    Thanks TekHawk,

    I also just noticed that you live up near where I go Gold Mining.

    small world

    RC
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    there is a sbf file out to root stock 2.1

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    WRONG!

    Too many experts on these forums.

    OP,

    You installed SPRecovery using RSD Lite, right? You also installed Busy Box and Superuser.apk, right?

    If so you can use WiFi Tether. Just search for Barnacle on The Market. It's free and it works with a 2.1 OTA rooted phone. You do not need a custom ROM. Stick with the OTA ROM.

    I would also suggest running an overclock kernel. I use Adamz low voltage at 800 mhz. And my WiFi tether works flawlessly! I can't get it to work with a wep code but the developer of Barnacle swears I am typing the wep key incorrectly.

    Nate
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    It is the stock 2.1 that came from Verizon 2 days ago. I would be ok with goind back to 2.0.1 if I can get a rom that will give me the multitap and such..

    RC
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    I have the paid version of rommanager but you can use the free version to see if you like it....you just dont get to use all the options that the paid version provides...
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    Yes, Yes & Yes.

    I try that and get back to ya Nate Thanks.
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    nate you are corrent but to clearify you have to flash the kernal to wifi tether it is adamz kernal that is enabling that on your stock rom

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    I downloaded Barnacle and installed it. it aborts with a permission denied. I will try the new kernal.

    RC
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    Nate,

    You have a link to the adamz kernal? can I install it with the rom manager?

    Thanks,

    RC
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    admaz is not in rom manager but there are the p3 kernals i just do not know if they work well outside of cyanogen based roms so i would not advise doing so without someone confirming those work

    adamz kernal is linked on the download page for bugless beaqst 0.9 if you want to google that i would find it for you if i was at a pc

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