Questions About Root

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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?
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    Yes on bolt ?

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    Well I assume you would just need to boot into recovery and install but honestly I know nothing about the t-bolt to offer you any directions or specifics. I would recommend heading over to that section and looking around, possibly posting a question there.
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    I'm a little stuck.

    In the "Downgrade" section of the tutorial Squeak linked to, #11 states: "It should take about 20 minutes to flash the 2.3.20 firmware. Once it's finished, the Motorlola Droid 2 will reboot itself and it will go into a bootlaoder. Pull the battery and power back while holding the X button. Once you see an Android with the triangle & exclamation point, press the Search button on the keyboard."

    The problem is... I don't see a Search button. What do I do now?

    Edit: Nevermind... I think I've got it. I tried the magnifying glass button first, and it didn't work. Now I pressed & held it for a few seconds, and it seemed to do the trick!
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    Yes the magnifying glass is the search button. I'm new to all this too so I know some of the terms people use can be confusing, but everyone on these forums has been patient and a blessing with their help.
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    And you're right... the dowloaded .sbf file flashed the phone back to 2.2. I know it's going to automatically try to upgrade back to 2.3 and knock root out, so I need to to a little research on Rootkeeper apps, or some method to keep root with the stock ROM.
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    I went to the app market and searched "RootKeeepr" and there should be a free app. My D2 has not tried to update since I rooted a few days ago but it still might. Now that you sbf back to 2.2 try downloading "z4root" and run it right on your phone to root!
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    I was reading more into that 'root keeper', and it says it will protect and restore your root access if you receive an OTA update, so if I updated to GB 2.3.3 would I be able to restore my root on the newer OS?
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    I don't have any experience with them. I would think if it doesn't you could just SBF back.

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    Yeah I could always do that, but I've had to do that a lot already, still I believe I will try it for the sake of research. I will post an update afterwards.
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    When I try to update the system it tells me I need a Motorola account or something. Anyone know about this?
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    Unless that's something new I haven't heard of it. Are you logged into your Google account?

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    ::Update:: If you use a 'Root Keeper' and receive an OTA update it will download but the root keeper stops it from actually installing, so you remain rooted but not on the updated OS.
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    As for the 'Motorola Service Account' I saw a few people with the same issue. Some said to just factory reset the phone to fix but I actually had to sbf to 2.2 again to fix mine, of course this only matters if you want to recieve OTA updates.
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    I am back to the unrooted GB 2.3.3 OS because I was having a problem with my Backup Assistant not syncing and my Google account kept deleting itself from my phone. Any ideas on how to correct this problem so I can root again?
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    Thanks for the updates on Rootkeeper. The phone I was working is still on 2.2 rooted... didn't try to update back to 2.3.3, but I did install Rootkeeper. We haven't had any issues with it deleting his Google account, but I believe I skipped the Backup Assistant step when I was activating his phone since he doesn't use it.