Reverting to 2.0.1 after ota 2.1 update

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    Hi!

    For anyone who may have, like me, made the rash decision to unroot their phone for the ota update, only to immediately regret it, and wants to go back, I followed the method here to flash the phone with the sbf and it went through without a hitch:

    Droid 2.0.1 sbf file released!

    After reverting back I was able to again root the phone and get the custom roms installed without any issues at all.
     
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    does this work with the NON rooted phones?
     
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    The 2.1 ota update removes root access which is unfortunately why this was necessary for me. So yes, for me at least, I updated to 2.1 ota which got rid of my root access and nandroid as well, so I had to go back to 2.0.1 to get back to how things were.
     
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    Pete's posted a rooted version of ESE81, and t3hsteve has posted an uppgrade.zip file that only updates the baseband radio file from. .01P to .03P without touching root, data, apps, etc.
     
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    I love you man... I'm gonna go and root for the first time. i dont like how 2.1 was real sluggish with the live wallpapers
     
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    If you want to root?

    Let me see if I got this straight. I was thinking of trying to root my droid, but I was going to wait for the 2.1 ota update to see what it was like. If I get the update then I can't root my phone without going through this process? If I root before I get the update ajnd put on the 2.1 update file rom to force the update will that remove root access also? Or its it just a matter of time before the have the necasry software to root the ota 2.1?
    :icon_eek:
     
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    i get the rsb lite open but it doesn't detect my droid
     
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    I've not used RSD because I was already rooted and did not install the new update from VZW and I use a Mac which, for now, we've not been able to find a way to run RSD on.

    I read the thread in the OP Droid 2.0.1 sbf file released! Not use if this is the problem but look at number 41.

    I'm going to search for some additional info.

    Mike
     
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    no thats not my problem i got my phone to get in to that particular screen but after i get it there my computer isnt picking up my phone
    thanks though
     
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    i got it to work by re-downloading the file
     
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    Glad you were successful. Let us know how you make out

    Mike
     
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    I hate being a newbee. So let me get this straight I can root my stock phone that already has 2.1 on it. all of the instructions I have read refer to only rooting 2.0 phones. So, before you bash me, yes I know there as search function on this site, but as of now I'm at the stage where I know even know the questions to ask because all of you are speaking some different language. Thanks in advance and waiting for the shots to be fired.

    Grego
     
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    Well we were all a newbee at some point so---
    As of this writing, the is not a process to allows you to root a phone that has VZW's 2.1. Hopefully, that will change. Therefore, if you want to root you need to replace the 2.1 firmware with the 2.0.1 firmware. Once you have 2.0.1 you can root your phone and install a 2.1 rom.

    Hope you find this helpful.

    Mike
     
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