need help unrooting

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  1. bryanjames70

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    requires root wich i currently dont have if you would have read the rest of the post you would have known... lol good try though
     
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    Did you check out the link above? If you have sprecovery, you should be able to get root that way.

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    Try using the adb shell to boot to recovery "adb reboot recovery" this should get you to your recovery image where you can restore a backup or flash a ROM that has root. Then use my solution. You still owe me a beer.
     
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    Did you get it? I didn't read the thread, but cristim has the the whole thing laid out step by step, check my sig.
     
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    From what I read, you say enough people owe you a beer, that you are owed a case....:rofl3::rockon:
     
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    I believe his problem is getting into the boot loader, not recovery, because of the broken power button. If he can get root access through one of those links above, which should be doable if sprecovery can be accessed, then he can try rom manager again, or that quick boot app.

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    Johnly should read lol. I don't think your sig will fix his issue because he has some specific problems blocking him right now. Also I posted the beer comment in one other thread...which if you read that one it is a double post essentially of the same problem written by the same person here. At best he owes me two beers lol.
     
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    It is all good man, I am just giving a little bit of a hard time. I figured he was having an issue (20+ posts says so, hehe) With all the beer owed to you, I figured you would be passed out by now;)
     
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    ok

    since i am running 2.1 you cannot just flash a rooted rom i am stock 2.1 and i believe to root you have to go back to 2.0 using sbf. that is what i read anyway ( if it is untrue and somone has a rooted update.zip i will try to get root back.

    essentially the problem is i do not have root but still have the superuser app
    i am running a unrooted 2.1 update.zip

    i tried to use ADB to boot into bootloader but no dice.
    i can get into recovery with a battery pull but i only have 4 options it is recovery 2E
    reboot phone
    apply update.zip
    factory reset
    wipe cache

    and the app that boots into bootloader or recovery requires root

    i think somehow bootloader got screwed up so i could push a copy of that with ADB if i could find it
     
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    do this:

    - download THIS file
    - rename it to just update.zip
    - put it on the root of your sd card
    - reboot into recovery 2E
    - choose factory reset
    - choose apply update.zip
    * if at any point you see "allow update.zip installation", choose that before you choose "apply update.zip"... if not, and all you see is the four options you mentioned above, then don't worry about this and just choose "apply update.zip"

    If that all works and goes through correctly, when you reboot you should have to reactivate, and you should have root access at that point.

    If it doesn't work, I'm curious about something and if you could go into your Settings>About Phone> and tell me what it says under "Model Number", "Android Version", and "Build Number", that could be helpful.
     
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    signature authentication failed
    is the error i get when i follow your steps

    model # DROID
    build # ESE81
    Firmware version # 2.1 update 1
    kernel version 2.6.29-omap1-g7fa8788 android-build@apa26 #1
    baseband version # c_01.3E.03p
     
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    it sounds like you might not have sprecovery installed, or maybe an old version - can you describe what your recovery program looks like? not just the listed options, but the actual aesthetics? if you have the stock recovery on there, there is an update.zip that can be used to essentially "push" root access to your 2.1 stock, but i'll have to dig to find it
     
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