grrrr..... this thing is killing me

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  1. blazerman

    blazerman New Member

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    ok, well as you can tell im new here. last night i decided to root my new droid 2.1.

    i used this guide,
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ha...-phone-2-1-rom-o-c-mm-boot-animation-etc.html

    and got to step 14 and everything was good. then i must have messed up after that. so i used this link to help get unrooted and back to a fresh start

    Downgrade to 2.0.1, unroot or unbrick your phone

    well i restarted the root again. using the first link i showed. now i can get to step 14 but when i put in SU it say permission denied.


    so once again im stuck. if anyone can help that would be great. really want to root this thing.

    thanks
     
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    OK, couple of things.. first thing is Step 14 is part of the recovery install so if your typing 'su' and getting an error then your not rooted.

    Do you have the ninja guy in your applications?
     
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    yep, thats what happened last time. had the su icon but it kept acting like it wasnt rooted. thats why i unrooted it. then started over. kinda confused
     
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    ok. so i unrooted again and started from scratch.

    now i have made it to step 19 on the second link i posted. when i hit enter i get

    "error opening /sdcard/recovery-0.99.3img:no such file or directory
     
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    I'm not an expert by any means, but I think you left the period"." off before "img" in the command....typos were most of my problem when rooting.
     
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    sorry. meant to say the first link i posted
     
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    ok. now i have made it to step 36. but when i try to open the bugles file it cant open becaue there is no program to open it. even though i have wrar. im getting ill at this thing. gonna take a break. if anyone knows what to try next let me know.
     
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    finally. it is done. now just to learn what all else i can do.
     
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    well, its been a day so far. having some problems. i have it overclocked with one of the chevy kernals. noticed some lag today while using the phone. also noticed after using the phone to talk to someone that the battery was very hot. checked the temps and i had a reading of around 150-160. after letting it sit and plugged to the charger it was at 170'ish. so i lowered the overclock and it went back down. but it is just going thru the battery now.

    charged it till it was 100% and after about 10-15 minutes of use it was at 80%. also notinced that when i try to turn the phine off it restarts.

    so any ideas of what i might have messed up?

    i used the link in my first post to root. used the smoked glass that was posted in it. really dont want to go back to stock.
     
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    well I think when I get home I'm going to redo the phone to stock.

    any opinions on a reliable/easy to install rom? been reading the forum a bunch today and there are so many options.