Install SPRecovery on unrooted 2.1 OTA

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  1. Meathead40

    Meathead40 New Member

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    So will work for people that have stock 2.1? And all you have to do is flash that .sbf using rsd lite and you will have 2.1 with sprecovery?

    Edit:Figured it out... this is really awesome I'll have to give this a try in a bit
     
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    This is very interesting... Can anyone (more knowledgeable than I) confirm that this will only flash the recovery partition? If that is the case then this would be a much safer way to go for those looking for a way out of 2.1 OTA.

    Planning on trying this out tomorrow.
     
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    Yes this only changes the recovery image from the stock recovery to SPrecovery but does not give you root access, but since you have SPrecovery you can install a custom rom that will give you root access

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    I would love to try this, I have windows xp and didn't have any problems flashing before so this will be interesting info for sure.
     
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    Nice... rsdlite made it possible before but this is would def make it a little easier, especially for those new to the droid.

    Would love to here peoples experience with this method
     
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    ^ Yes. It would definitely make it easier. If I can ever get my damn phone form my girlfriend.....I can try this out. Looks like I will be flashing back to 2.0.1 soon. Wanna get 2.1 the normal way and try it t.
     
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    If I understand the process correctly you won't flash back to 2.0.1. You are going back to 2.1 stock with sprecovery allowing you to have a rooted 2.1 ota or install custom roms from sprecovery.
     
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    if he has rds he will be going back to 2.0.1... at least i was able to last week.
     
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    ^Yea I meant I wanna go back to 2.0.1 and try this like a person who never had root access would.
     
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    yeah, i flashed back from 2.1 OTA to get UD9.8 and now I am running UD10
     
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    Works like a charm! I just followed the easy instructions and video at Droid Life: A Motorola Droid Blog and it was a snap. I went from 2.1 OTA no root to 2.1 OTA no root with SPRecovery. Very slick.
     
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    I just installed SPRecovery on official 2.1, so i know at least that works. Nice. Im trying the adb way now to push superuser to my phone.
     
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    I just did this. Does this mean I can now install UDv10 using the update.zip method?
     
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    Question - isn't that just going to re-flash the recovery image as soon as you reboot again? I remember early on, there was a file we had to rename so that it wouldn't automatically wipe out the custom recovery image.

    Or does that SBF make some other subtle changes (like changing that file).

    If that's the case - why not an SBF that keeps 2.1, installs SPRecovery, and roots?
     
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