im lost. need help please.

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by kahlem, Jul 10, 2010.

  1. kahlem

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    I please need help rooting my Droid. OK, I have had my Droid since release date and have a good bit of knowledge about the device. I have scrolled through forum after forum, read thread after thread, video after video and pretty much know what to do. Know here's the kicker. My PC is trashed thanks to a busted water line. I wanted to root it back then but i chickend out because of bricking.Now I have seen and read on how to root without a pc and yes I tried but to no avail. I have all the necessary files on my SD card. Also rom manager, terminal emulator. I even tried dm updater, that was a joke. I'm on 2.1 update. Can you guys help me please.I love my Droid and will never turn to AT&T. I want to Froyo my Motor please. Thanks guys.
     
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    If you are on stock 2.1 you can't root without a computer.
     
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    What if I revert to 2.0.1? I have those files also.
     
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    If you get to 2.0.1 use astro to install dmupdater, then use dmupdater to root
     
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    Any steps you suggest on reverting?
     
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    There's no getting around it, you will need a computer for RSD Lite.
     
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    Rsdlight is on the root of my SD card with the help of astro. So I just need a da*n computer to flash it with rsd. Guess I could extract it from my SD onto a da*n computer and go from there. You think it would be worth a hour and a half drive to a da*n computer to root?
     
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    If this is going to be your phone for a while then yes.
     
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    Kahlem. I'd just wait. I pretty sure froyo is coming to the droid sometime soon.
     
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    Corinacakes, any news on sure rooting for froyo update with backup with no bricks? I want to be able to have access as admin on my phone for diff roms also. If and when the official release comes I would like istructions on how to send it to you before I click the update button so you can capture the program rom so mods can do there thing.
     
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    If you want to be able to put different ROMS on your Droid then what you will need to do is to download and install the latest Froyo app that we have available, which is the same one they are going to release only has root access. You will need a PC to to some of this, as mentioned before. When the OTA FROYO arrives it won't be rooted like the one we have now and I doubt if it will be rooted.
     
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    So in other words I probably want to root now then. If I don't root and wait for froyo update then I will probably want to revert to root since I wont have the capability of adding other roms or overclocking etc... admin super user ability. What do you suggest?