Problem Rooting Motorola Droid

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  1. MConoly

    MConoly New Member

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    I have followed all the steps
    1.Download super user
    2.Rename update.zip
    3.Copy to root of sdcard (either by inserting micro sd card or through usb)
    4.Unmount sdcard
    5.Turn off
    6.Put into reboot mode (Power + X, when exclmation mark in triangle pops up, hold volume up and camera button)
    7.using Dpad, select and click update.zip
    -this is where my problem lies-at bottom of screen it says E:Can't open /chache/recovery/command, when I click "apply sdcard:update.zip" it says
    E:Can't open /cache/recovery/command

    -- Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package...
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (no such fil
    e or directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.
     
  2. cupfulloflol

    cupfulloflol Senior Member

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    Are you on the official 2.1 update by chance?
     
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    He is, but he can't be bothered to read the FAQ.
     
  4. MConoly

    MConoly New Member

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    Yes im on 2.1, and what do you mean he can't be bothered to read the FAQ?
     
  5. pc747

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    2.1 the official ota update can not be rooted. But you can install a rooted version of the 2.1 ota so you still have the official 2.1 plus root.
     
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    what file are you downloading.
     
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    what version of windows are you running.
     
  9. MConoly

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    I clicked the see here link you posted and downloaded 2.1 update.zip file and followed the directions.
     
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    were you at 2.01 before trying. That file was to take an unrooted (factory) 2.01 droid to rooted 2.1 ota. Just want to make sure we are on the same page here.
     
  11. MConoly

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    No I have 2.1, isn't that the reason i'm doing what you said?
    I guess i'm going to have to uninstall 2.1, how do I do that?
     
  12. MConoly

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    No, I was on 2.1 already... ok... how do i uninstall 2.1?