Questions About Root

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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.


    Motorola Droid 2: Full Update Guide - CyanogenMod Wiki
     
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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.
     
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    Yes you do. And I said it has to be the correct version of Liberty. Just double check it is for your system version.

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    Okay thanks, my problem was the Bootstrap Recovery, I unfortunately cannot afford to download it right now.
     
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    No worries, we will be here to help when you can get it.
     
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    What the easiest or recommended method to use ?

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    Do you mean to install ROMs? And what device do you have, the T-bolt?