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

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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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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