[how-to] root humancyborg's 2.1 [and any other rom without root]

Discussion in 'Android Custom & Themes' started by iSecks, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. freddroidhead

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    I just had to reinstall 2.1 from the backup file in nandroid. Somehow the system got messed up from trying to use the wifi tether which is not working right with 2.1.
     
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    I'm getting the same thing, chmod: command not found, I have 2.1 on there now and I want to goto sholes 2.0.1 1.2
     
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    Do you guys have busybox installed? I think chmod needs busybox to work.
     
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    Ok guys, chmod does not require busybox to work UNLESS you are in recovery working through ADB. In this case, with the system partition mounted the command line is #busybox chmod 755 /system/bin/su

    I have been using this method since the end of last year to mod my Droid in various ways and never had any issues. I rooted from the command line using adb before the easier methods became available. I had a superuser.apk and an su script that I pushed to my device without benefit of SPR being flashed first. If you are using RSD lite you would be better off to just flash a rooted rom .SBF and an SPR .SBF
     
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    ok so do this work for droid 1 with 2.2?
     
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    I don't know, but I'm willing to find out right now. I'll DL the Verizon Froyo update and let it install and then I'll try and root it with adb w/o SPR being flashed first. Then I'll post my result for you.
     
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    Alright, the results are in. In order to make it work on 2.2 you must have a recovery that allows mounting /system from the recovery menu. I flashed SPR and because the .sbf flashes a 2.1 kernel also I had to use SPR to flash a 2.2 kernel so the phone would boot. That done I was able to use adb to push su and superuser.apk onto the phone. It does work on 2.2. If your recovery is stock you need to replace it with Clockworkmod or SPR
     
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    You make it sound so easy but im a newbie at all of this rite now im gona start studing all the terminologies and ill let you know when im ready to trick my phone thanks for your help man a++ for u
     
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    If your looking for information on how to root your droid 1, look at the 3 links in my signature will be a good start. Good Luck!
     
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