HELP!!! Newbie Trying to install 2.1 on Droid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by pwilks24, Jan 1, 2010.

  1. pwilks24

    pwilks24 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Im having the most trouble trying to install this update. After I rename the file to update.zip and I go through the process of bringing up the android recovery system, I click on apply sdcard: update.zip it keeps giving me an error message saying the file is not found. PLEASE HELP!?!? Thanks

    :icon_ nono2:
     
  2. mammlouk

    mammlouk Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    316
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    Are you on windows? You probably renamed it to update.zip.zip because windows defaults to hiding known extensions.
     
  3. pwilks24

    pwilks24 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for the reply and yea I'm using windows. When I right clicked the file to rename it, I put Update.zip
     
  4. GrandMasterB

    GrandMasterB Member

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2009
    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    18
    Ratings:
    +3
    SO rename it to update and try again...
     
  5. pwilks24

    pwilks24 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm going to do that now and see what happens. Thanks for the help and I'll let you know of the results
     
  6. pwilks24

    pwilks24 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    Ok... So... I feel like a complete dumb ass! Lol. That was the fix. Thanks for the help!
     
  7. Aaron636r

    Aaron636r Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    402
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Location:
    So California
    Ratings:
    +0
    Its a learning process. Can never read enough in this forum. Your not a dumb a$$
     
  8. pwilks24

    pwilks24 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm stuck on another section now. I uploaded Droid root helper and the droid root helper apk onto my sdcard. While using Astro I cant find droid root helper apk. I'm stuck like chuck right now lol.
     
  9. pcandroid

    pcandroid Member

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2009
    Messages:
    249
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    16
    Ratings:
    +0
    check in tools
     
  10. Berry2Droid

    Berry2Droid Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Ratings:
    +0
    Heres what you do:
    1. Goto Start>Control Panel>Performance and Maintainence>Left top corner click file types>Click View tab at top>Uncheck box for "Hide extensions for known file types"
    After you do this, the file you saved to your computer should read droidroothelp.apk.zip
    2.Edit the file name and take out .zip, it will auto convert to a file type unopenable by windows. Take that file and put it on your sd card..then search again.
     
  11. pwilks24

    pwilks24 New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    19
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    1
    Ratings:
    +0
    When I check under tools it just gives me the folders of bootanimation, defaulttheme, and skull theme. Nothing dealing with droidhelptool apk
     
  12. Berry2Droid

    Berry2Droid Member

    Joined:
    Dec 31, 2009
    Messages:
    35
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Ratings:
    +0
    The zip file you dled IS the apk file, read my 2 step post i made before this one u made.