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  1. tennis0034

    tennis0034 New Member

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    Hi -- guess I'm an 'old-timer', having purchased a Droid 1 for my wife and I back in February!

    Decided I was finally too impatient to wait for the 2.2 update from Verizon, I'd look around to figure out how to download manually - from what I read, downloading the 'larger' full install (75.6MB) is slightly healthier - however, the zip file I find is titled: 9046f5a3ec09.sighed-voles-ota-45394.zip. To install, do I need to rename this 'update.zip' and follow instructions to mount to root of my SD card, unmount and install via stock recovery mode -- or is there a different set of instructions needed for this file (so many threads, so many comments (some apparently not accurate)?
     
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    Welcome! I'm rooted and use SPR quite frequently to install new roms via the update.zip method. The steps you propose are correct. What is not included is making a backup first. Unfortunately, I do not remember the stock recovery process but here is how to proceed with SPR.

    Download the file to your computer
    rename to "update.zip" make sure there is only one ".zip" extensions
    mount your phone
    rename or remove any existing update.zip file
    copy the new update.zip to the root of your SD card
    unmount
    boot into recovery Press "X" and power
    make an advance nandroid backup
    wipe data and cache
    install
    install (dec)
    reboot

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
     
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    I see our expert Mike has already helped you out so I'm just here to say hello and welcome to the forums : )


    Enjoy
     
  4. tennis0034

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    Thanks Mike -- I followed the steps when updating from a stock OS (no rooted system right now) -- so the last few steps that you list are cryptic to me:
    - make an advance nandroid backup
    - wipe data and cache
    - install
    - install (dec)

    seems like the process for a stock phone is to boot into recovery mode and install.

    Now that I'm on stock 2.2 (un-rooted), I want to get more aggressive with rooting, overclocking, turning on tethering, etc. Can you point me to a thread that provides the best recommendations for how to root from 2.2? I got a comment from FurBearingMammal that suggests that it's getting harder and harder to root as the stock revs move ahead -- I don't want to be locked out of that ability --
     
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    I'm sure you are correct about the differences. Sorry if I confused the issue. I rooted in February so I have forgotten the stock recovery.
    If you want to root here is a link http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html that will step you through the process. I suggest you read the thread several time to get familiar, make a list of questions, and post before you proceed.

    Please note the edit in blue re 2.2.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
     
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    Thanks, Mike -- need to take a look and understand this
     
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    Please note that the thread was updated yesterday. Let us know if you have questions.

    Mike