Problem Rooting Motorola Droid 2.1

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    I just bought a new Motorola Droid with Android 2.1 installed. I am trying to gain root access to my phone, but I am encountering an error that I can't seem to find a solution to. I am following the guide at Gadgets DNA , and when I get to the step of loading the Android's System Recovery I immediately get the error "E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command" when the recovery console loads. I cannot edit the cache folder because my phone is not rooted. In the recovery console, I have tried clearing the cache and wiping my droid's contents back to factory defaults. I still get this error. When I tried to load the combined zip file as stated in the guide, I get another error message:

    "E:EOCD marker occurs after start of EOCD"
    "E:signature verification failed."

    The installation then aborts.

    It seems as if I have two separate problems. One is that the /cache/recovery/command folder cannot be accessed by the recovery console. The other is a signature verification issue during the root update installation. A cache wipe and factory reset both do not fix either of these problems.

    Any ideas would be appreciated.
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    Before you root you have to downgrade to 2.0.1 then you can root.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
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    Downgrade to 2.0.1

    How do I downgrade to 2.0.1? Do you know of a good guide to get this going for me?
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    You do NOT need to downgrade. How is this misinformation still going around?
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    I was wondering that too, since I just rooted 2.1 last night. The link you posted is the guide I used.worked like a charm!

    Havin too much fun now!

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    I didn't know that there was a way to root 2.1. I only knew of the 2.0.1 method since that was the only one around when I decided to root.
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    Thanks for the help. I was able to get my Droid rooted with the guide that JCo352 posted.
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    I posted this thread a while back, and no one seems to know what to do or even encountered this problem before. Does anybody here have a clue as to what might be going on?

    I rooted my droid a few weeks back, but never got the superuser permissions like the guide said I would. So I used the nandroid back up I created to go back to stock then did a factory reset again in stock to be sure I was back at the "out of the box" OS. Well I went to re-root my droid again, but when I went to install the update.zip I got and am still getting the error that "No such file/directory exists on /sdcard Install aborted." I have already tried to the guide root to unroot and I still get the same error. I even tried using and flashing back to 2.0.1 and re-rooting that way and it failed as well. I also went back to 2.0.1 then updated to 2.1 and tried to re-flash this way, and still I get the same error. It seems there might be a problem with the SD card taking all the information and holding. There were quite a few times after moving the right files over to my SD card that I received an error on my computer stating that most of the files were lost in the transfer :icon_evil:. When this happened I uninstalled the driver software I had for the phone for each time I did an OS flash to remedy this issue :). With all this said is there any way for me to go back to that "out of the box OS" and root without getting this error. I spoke with a guy here at work and he mentioned something about blowing the old OS back on to the phone. Whether he was talking about flashing or whatever. I NEED ME SOME HELP! I would like to overclock my cpu and maybe add a custom rom but this is really hindering my process. I would really appreciate the assistance.