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Newb Rooting DROID2 HELP!

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by silvass08, Mar 28, 2011.

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    I'm a newbie to the whole rooting thing, I bought a DROID 2 about 3 months ago, and last week i rooted and hacked it, everything was going fine until i tried to do a batter icon mod, i installed and rebooted and bricked my phone, i didn't have a recovery file on my sd card. I did a factory date reset and wipe and a cache wipe and that didn't help. Verizon is sending me a new one tomorrow, and after having a rooted phone once i can't imagine not having one. Remember i am new to this and have 0 expierence. I wanted advice so that i wouldn't brick my phone again....recovery programs....best root app....really any advice you can give me would be great.... Thank you. I also don't know what ROM is or what you guys mean when you say you flashed something so yeah...ha
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    oh and also i used Z4root when i rooted.
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    i am in need of the same answers
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    Let me know when you have your replacement and I'll gladly help you out :)
    You've already learned rule#1...ALWAYS make a backup.

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    If you brick your phone again you can sbf it via RSDlite to unbrick it, no need to send it back
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    Well for future reference you could have probably recovered the phone with an sbf. About the only time that It's truly bricked is if it won't turn on.

    Edit : dbst beat me

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    +1 ---> I'll do Droid_DOES two better.... ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS make a backup. Without a backup, you might be toast. Still, there were things you COULD have done if you would have done some more research before sending your phone back to Verizon. You likely could've SBF-ed back to stock and re-rooted and been fine. Too late now anyway.

    So, here are some links to get you started with the android terminology and a little bit of info about rooting in general:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...-dummies-guide-android-terminoligy-lingo.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/632-what-root-means-stop-asking.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/70875-what-you-need-know-about-rooting.html

    Read these pages THOROUGHLY. The saying goes: "With great power comes great responsibility."

    Good luck.
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    Thanks for the links vuarnet, I rooted my TB last night so I'm trying to get them all back :)



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    no prob! that's what i'm here for :) congrats on rooting the TB btw... i'm still stuck on the D1...soooo jealous! not too much longer for me tho and i'll be back on the cutting edge again! lol
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    Okay, well it'll be in tomorrow morning, so anything you can tell me would help, best rooting device....i wanna learn to how to do this right
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    yeah, im a newb, so i just sent it back...i don't know what sbf is could you explain a little more?
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    Thanks man, i know it gets old when newbs are asking generall question, but everyone starts somewhere right? i've done alot of research today and i think i'll be fine, just nervous...i wanna do everything right...thanks for the links, i'll check them out..
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    Okay, I got my new droid. Where do i start? Please try your best to explain everything in depth as im new to this. Thank you.
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    have you read the links i posted *thoroughly*? they explain a LOT in very plain terms.

    and what is your level of understanding of general programming? what about linux?

    ...on a scale of 1-10, 1 being you have zero programming / linux knowledge; 10 being why the heck are you asking questions, you're a master! ;) lol
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    yeah i got it all done i think? the only concern i have is when i go to my rom manager...under more recoveries, the Flash Alternate Recovery is grey, and under neath it it says no alternate recovery available, but i know i saved a back up to my sd card.
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    Clockworkmod is the only recovery for the D2, SPRecovery isn't compatible

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    Okay thanks, is there a way to test it or is it only used if you really need it?

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