How to install: 2.1 the easy way

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  1. javapop

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    Do you have to hold any keys on physical keyboard when running recovery reboot? I'm getting the triangle warning.... just after the motorola starting symbol. It seems to freeze then.

    If I hit the vol and cam button, I get the system recovery menu, with the 4 options,

    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition

    and below that:

    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command

    What am I missing here?
     
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    Thanks, that actually is very helpful! :)
     
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    The file link in step 1 was not working tonight when I tried to do this. I found instructions on how to create the file here:
    Droid Hack – How to Root Droid!
    and then went ahead and recreated the update.zip file.

    I hosted it on mediafire if anyone else needs this:
    update-super201.zip

    Rename it to update.zip before copying it to your phone.
     
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    I noticed it as well, as long as the alarm clock works and wakes me up I dont care. I like the new weather widget though.
     
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    Ditto here! anyone figured this out?
     
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    I used adb shell through command prompt to perform the flash manually. For me, it helped to actually see what I was doing instead of just running the tool.

    Link to how-to page. Nandroid

    And another helpful site for basic ADB Commands.
    A guide to using ADB Shell
     
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    go to the sholes site and search for 0.14.1 - that will bring you straight to a download page.
     
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    Does 2.1 have the alarm clock app that doesn't light up the damn hardware buttons like a spotlight?
     
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    Download problems

    I can't seem to download any of the files linked in the tutorial. Any of them. It just tells me the files don't exist.
     
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    after i downloaded these files, it says error loading roothelper.apk on my droid, says it is not a valid apk file.

    not sure if im doing something wrong of whether it is a corrupt file.

    any help would be appreciated.

    thanks!
     
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    I've uploaded these files to my mediafire. I fixed the droidroothelper.apk file so that you should be able to copy it over to the droid and install it as the instructions say. The Tools folder and the apk file are both inside my zip. Note that I'm not the author of any of these, I just fixed the files.

    Step 1's file (rename this to update.zip and use to root the phone) : update-super201.zip
    DroidRootHelper (unzip the apk and Tools to your SD cards top level directory) : Droid_root_helper_package.zip

    Enjoy.
     
    #731 RobMac, Jan 10, 2010
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2010
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    Awesome. Worked for me.
     
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