Problems with root/unroot/install of new update

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    Ok, so I got a new Droid 2 and read all the faqs about rooting the phone and whatnot. I followed the guide on the unlockr for the superoneclick root method. All I wanted to do was delete some of the apps that were pre-installed (blockbuster, facebook, etc.)

    I then used the button to unroot my phone. Now, I'm getting updates about the new OS 2.3.20. I download it, the phone resets, and halfway through installing the update fails and my phone boots.

    Someone told me it could be because I rooted my phone. But I could have sworn it unrooted properly. Is there any way to tell if it is rooted/unrooted? Or why else might the update be failing?

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    Deleting some of the "bloat" could cause this issue. What exactly did you remove?

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    The deletion of bloat is what caused it to fail. I believe the bloat apps are available in a thread that is stickied at the top of this section.

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    I'm pretty sure all I deleted were the blockbuster, facebook, and twitter apps that were on there. If I actually uninstalled other things and can't figure out what they are, would a factory reset work?
     
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    No a factory reset wont get back the apks you deleted. Like I said the apps are all available here.

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    Alright, I got them. I guess if it doesn't work I'll just go through them one by one. Guess i learned to keep track of what I deleted.

    Thanks for the help though
     
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    Isn't there a list somewhere of what CAN be removed? If not, there should be!



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    Yes. An even better thing to do than delete apps, for future use, is to use titanium backup to freeze apps. Then when its update time you can just thaw them out.

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    I think there is a list somewhere but updates will fail even if you remove only one of them regardless of which it is.


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    For some reason the installation of CityID continually fails. Do I need to do something special to my phone?
     
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    Very true!



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    Does anyone know how to reinstall cityid?
     
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    Sorry but I have no insight in to that issue. I don't delete my apps so I'm not sure what's causing the issue.

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    now i totally screwed things up...

    So, I thought I could just replace a lot of the files and see if it overwrote any of them to try to get them all back. I guess I accidentally chose some of the blur files, because the phone did a reset. Now things like the alarm clock and the calendar are missing from my apps list. I don't have a backup..

    And when I try to update it says "System update" is not available without a motorola service account.

    Is there any way to get this all back to stock?
     
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    Well at this point you may have to do an sbf back to stock. Its a drastic measure though so you might want to wait for someone else to chime in.

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