How to Root 2.1 OTA using Sbf & ADB

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  1. metiCkOne

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    No, it won't wipe your data, you can apply those backups and will have all your info still.
     
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    I had a lot of trouble getting the sdk set up at first too. You should set it up if you plan on modding your phone a lot. I'll help you with that if you want. It's not as complicated as people make it seem. However, it is tricky.
     
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    If you're not planning on doing tons of modding and customizing and just want to start slow then adb and the sdk are not needed at all. I keep seeing instructions saying it is needed to root. It's not. For me it appears to just add extra steps that confuse new folks.

    RSD lite is needed no matter what. Install RSD Lite and then flash SPRecovery with RSD Lite. 2 steps and you have the recovery app installed that lets you install most roms, including one that is the stock ese81 rom that Pete built. You download 4 files and you're done.

    RSD Lite install file
    Driver install file for win32 or win64 systems
    SBF file for SPRecovery
    Rom of your choice.

    Read the install instructions for the various roms to see what comes with each one and what each one looks like.
     
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    These instructions are not saying ADB is needed to root. The post clearly says "How to root 2.1 OTA using Sbf & ADB. No where in the OP does it say it is the only method.
     
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    Agreed. I wasn't saying the OP was wrong nor that the thread title says ADB is required. A new person looking to root 2.1 who sees the thread might assume it is though. I guess I was questioning the need for using ADB to root, but the first post does exactly what the title says...shows how to root using ADB.

    I may be mistaken, because I do not use the SDK nor ADB but the only thing it is essential for is the pushing of files that are in memory and in use by the operating system that you don't want to just overwrite when they might be in use.

    On the other hand, RSD Lite is a requirement to root a stock 2.1 phone. It will be common to all root guides until some other tool comes along.

    I don't want to hijack your thread either and get off topic...bowing out:)
     
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    Appreciated, I will edit the OP so some people do not misunderstand. Thank you for pointing that out.
     
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    excellent that's what I was hoping to hear, thanks a bunch :)

    About halfway through I was like "I bet I don't need to do all this just to get su access" so I went to bed. I consider myself a reasonably tech -savvy person but that was giving me trouble.. and it didn't help that I'm new to rooting so until recently I thought it was easy to brick your phone doing it. I'm happy to get some responses as fast as I did here as well (without any noob-heckling either :) so thanks again
     
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    UGHHHH can someone help me out, im on the steps for flashing the SBF but i keep getting a "FAIL" in RSDLITE, its as if the phone itself is disconnected when its in the middle of the process I have no idea what to do and other places i looked to for help cant seem to figure it out either =(

    I want to go back to root on this damn thing >_<
     
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    Just try again. Is your battery charged all the way?
     
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    yeah, battery is full, ive tried switching which usb port im using, uninstalling the driver, reinstalling it, restarting comp, using 32bit using 64 bit (since idk which one im spose to use.... im on an old windowsXP computer though) i've erased all the update.zip on my sdcard and also erased the sbf.99b or w.e. SBRecovery program that was during 2.0.1......... and it jus keeps saying i failed. It sucks Idk what else to do >_<
     
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    Does your phone say it failed or does rsd? There are no update.zip files involved in this process so I think you might be confused.
     
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    Hit me up on gtalk, I'll help you out..
     
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