[HACKS] Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version

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  1. dgreisedich

    dgreisedich New Member

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    I want to add my Thanks Moto for a great set of instructions. Like others, I had cold feet. Now, I would never want another Droid without root access, and you made it so easy.

    I do have one question that I can not see has come up in the string. FGR22D has a bug in it's email.apk that requires you to use a four digit pin for Corporate Exchange Accounts even if the Exchange server does not enforce that option in their policy. It is quit annoying to have to put a pin in every time you swipe the screen (especially when it's not required). FGR01B did not have the problem.

    How do you get back to FGR01B while keeping root, if I followed your procedure to gain root access.

    Thanks,
    Greise
     
  2. jntdroid

    jntdroid Super Moderator
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    Since you're familiar with Motocache's instructions, and you likely already have sprecovery flashed, I think your best bet will be to download the full system OTA file for FRG01B (here - source: this thread), flash it through sprecovery as update.zip, then flash Motocache's root .zip file as update.zip. Basically, go through the same process to root as you did with FRG22D, but this time after you have FRG01B installed. Since you're going back a step with regard to OS, it might not hurt to wipe before you do it, as well.

    Once you've got it up and running, you'll likely get the notification for FRG22D. Just choose to reboot and install it, and SPRecovery will block the install. Theoretically, you shouldn't receive the notification again.
     
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    ok umm i followed the directions on how to root my droid now forsome reason i turn it on an it just goes to my homescreesns but my RED led light comes on an it says i have no battery life an no service.
     
  4. MotoCache1

    MotoCache1 Chief Droid Scientist

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    Exactly what I would have said.
     
  5. MotoCache1

    MotoCache1 Chief Droid Scientist

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    Correct.

    10char
     
  6. MotoCache1

    MotoCache1 Chief Droid Scientist

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    Sounds like you flashed the ESE81_SPRecovery.sbf to me, not mine. Any chance that's the case?
     
  7. ChevyNexus

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    No i actually think i caught my mistake i think the update.zip file was opened or somthing. when i wnt to my comp the file itself was 888kb an i thought that was a little small but i reflashed to 2.0.1 cuz it wouldnt read my SD card so i might try again a little later.
     
  8. MotoCache1

    MotoCache1 Chief Droid Scientist

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    The symptom you're describing usually happens when a 2.2 phone gets a 2.0.1 kernel. Generally getting a 2.2 kernel back on should fix it -- as I think does a factory reset. The Rescue Squad guys deal with that a lot. If there's nothing special you'd worry about losing you could just flash on the FRG22D SBF and then root from there.
     
  9. dgreisedich

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    Thanks Guys for the quick response. That bug has eat at me all week.

    Greise
     
  10. Ataranine

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    Worked like a damn charm. Good job, and thanks for posting this.
     
  11. donerico

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    This is probably obvious to everyone else, but one thing I am not quite sure in step 10 is exactly when to press the Dpad UP key. IT says "On your phone the screen will change to "SW Update Complete" (unless the message has been changed by the person who built the SBF) and your phone will reboot within a second or two. You want to be already holding the dpad key up when the phone actually reboots." Does it mean right at the time the phone says SW update complete? I screwed it up on my first attempt.
     
  12. furbearingmammal

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    Well, I could give you a smart-alec answer and say "whatever you did, do the opposite of", but that wouldn't be helpful due to the variations involved.

    When did you press up this time?
     
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