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?
     
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    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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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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    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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    what file are you downloading.
     
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    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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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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    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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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?
     
  13. thatisandwas

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    You CANT root official 2.1. You have to use the SBF to downgrade to 2.0.1 and then you root and THEN you can upgrade to 2.1. Its failing the signature verification because its not 2.0.1. Check out the link the other person posted about 2.1 root....
     
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    Do a search of the forum for "RSD Lite". Find the sbf file used by Verizon and use RSD Lite ot reflash back to 2.0.1. Then use any of the 5 or so methods to install the SPRecovery which replaces the stock recovery (the concole you get into by power up while holding the X key). Once you have SPRecovery you can download any of the rom flashes and rename them to update.zip and use SPRecovery to install them.

    Slow down and read the instructions two, three of four times before going through the steps. And when you go through the steps...read the step before performing...read it slowly. You'd be surprised what your brain will insert that is not there. I've doen it too. I can almost guarantee toi you, if it is not working it is because you did not follow the steps in the instructions. Unless you have that one famous droid that exists that behaves differently then everyone elses. LOL

    Nate
     
  15. MConoly

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    I just need to know how to downgrade back to 2.0.1 without having to lose all my files and having to reactivate it.