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Newbie having Difficulty Upgrading to 2.3.20

Discussion in 'Droid 2 Tech Issues' started by Ino209, Nov 8, 2010.

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    I'll give a brief history before I go into my actual problem:

    I have had my Droid 2 for about two months, and about a month ago, I followed some instructions on how to root it (found here: Easier 1-2-3 Droid 2 Root for Windows / Linux / Mac - xda-developers). I did so to get rid of some of the bloatware on my phone.

    This seemed to work without a hitch. I had the Superuser Permissions Icon, etc.. Then, I moved on to renaming some of the garbage applications. I don't recall the exact list of apps I renamed, but I did not remove them heavy handedly, that is, I only removed a few that were really troublesome.

    Now, the update to 2.3.20 is released, and every 12 hours or so, my phone nags me to upgrade. When I have told it to go ahead and do so, it downloads, reboots, and on start up, tells me that the update was unsuccessful.

    I have read that I need to put the update .zip file in the root directory of my SD card, and have done this. But I can't seem to actually apply the patch. How do I go about doing this? And if you can, please be as detailed as possible. I apologize for this request, I am just afraid of screwing anything up.
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    Is it possible to do a backup of the state my phone is currently in, just in case I screw something up? If so, how do I go about doing this? As cheaply/freely would be great!
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    you will need bootstrap recovery and will need to make a nandroid backup.
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    I downloaded and installed Boostrap Recovery, made my backup and installed the 2.3.20 update from the .zip file, as found on the page you linked.

    Thanks a lot for your help!
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    after installing, reboot into recovery and wipe data and cache. You need to do that for a clean install to keep from f/cs.
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    So you more or less restore your phone to a factory state every time an upgrade comes out? Should that have happened?