Questions About Root

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    Alright, just trying to figure out why it won't root, my next step is using a different computer, if that doesn't work then I believe my D2 may not be rootable.
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    When I run the rooting program it says transferring superuser.apk and after that it says 0 bytes transferred. Why isn't it allowing the data to transfer?
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    Can anyone post a link or tutorial on how to manually root the Droid 2, I can't seem to find anything about it.
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    Update: I actually just followed a tutorial to flash my D2 back to Froyo 2.2 and used z4root from there. Worked quick and perfectly!
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    Root finally!! Nice!! :cool-b:
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    Yes finally! I am exploring what can be done now that I have root. I have currently flashed CWM Recovery and made a custom boot image and boot animation. Any ideas on stuff to tweak, apps, roms?
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    Well it depends on what you want to do. You could always just freeze the stuff you need, which is one of the main reasons people root. Or you could go as big as flashing custom ROMs, which for the D2 can be a bit complicated.
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    Well at this point I believe I'm gonna stick with what I'm running now, but I like to make cosmetic changes. Just give it character ya know. I froze and deleted most of the bloat apps, what I thought was safe anyways.
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    Sounds good. And I see you made a back up so hopefully you did it before you deleted anything. It's always good to have a bone stock back up in case you delete something you later find you needed. Frozen stuff is good because then you just unfreeze it.
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    Yeah as far as actually loading roms and rebooting into recovery and stuff I'm still learning, but you and everyone here has been a huge help!
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    Squeak, can you share what tutorial you followed? I'm going to reroot a phone that lost root when it updated to Gingerbread, and I'm trying to get familiar with the current root process. I think the last time I rooted this phone was almost 2 years ago, and I don't think the method I used works anymore.

    I'm going to give Pete's Root Tools a try, but I might need a fallback method if that fails. The phone I'm working on is running 2.3.3. Thanks in advance!!!
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    My D2 that I just finally got rooted was also running GB 2.3.3, and I tried almost every root tool out there including Pete's Motorola Root Tools but none of them worked. I finally found this tutorial, I had to flash back to Froyo 2.2, then I tried Pete's Tools again with no luck, so I downloaded Z4Root and was rooted within a minute. Hope this helps.


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    Thanks, I wonder if your phone will try to update back to Gingerbread and knock your root out. You may need to download a rootkeeper app to prevent that from happening, but I'm just guessing.

    Did you follow the "Downgrading the Firmware with RSD Lite" instructions in the tutorial you linked to? It looks like they are recommending to downgrade to 2.3.2 rather than 2.2, and they give a link to the file. Did 2.3.2 not work for you, and if not, where did you find your copy of Froyo?
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    I followed the exact instructions for RSDLite and I used all the files they provide, but my system says its running 2.2 so thats weird.
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    Please help

    Ok so I tried to install Liberty Rom, my phone rebooted, it goes to the boot animation, runs for a few seconds, then resets the boot animation all over and I tried wiping it with no luck. How do I fix this?
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    Which version of Liberty did you install? For the Droid 2 you need to flash the version that is compatible with the system version you are running.
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    I downloaded the correct version but I believe I tried to flash it without the required tools. I just had to sbf to 2.2 and now all is good.
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    I'm curious, what do you mean by the required tools?
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    Well I was reading about needing the Droid 2 Bootstrapper.