[HACKS] Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version

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  1. Taco

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    I really want to use this guide to root my phone, but I am a little anxious that I will lose the ability to return to stock 2.2 frg01b if I go ahead with this (incase i need to take it into the VZW store).

    Is it possible to perform a nandroid backup of my stock 2.2 before installing the update.zip file?

    And if so, between which steps would I do that?

    Thanks A Bunch!!!
     
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    Hello kcallis,

    Where did you get the LY v1.41 file from? Did you get it from the attachment of this thread Click Here or did you get it from the first page of the thread? The reason I ask is the actual liquid ROM is v1.4 and the LY v1.41 is a patch to be installed after the rom v1.4 is installed. Check the size of the LY v1.41 file you are using. Is it 1.08MB? If so then that is the reason you are going back to the BB rom each time. You need to grab the actual Rom file from inside the thread. I am a noob and if you are using the right file then I apologize. Am just trying to help cause I am currently running the liquid v1.4 with v1.41 patch and I love it. And now they just came out with the liquid v1.5 so now I am going to have to try to install that hahahhahahahah. What a crazy world this rooting stuff is hahahhaah.
     
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    Very pertinent information! Thanks!
     
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    Hello Taco,

    From all that I have been reading so far I dont believe you can make a nandroid backup without having either sp recovery or clockwork recovery as your recovery program. I also read that it should not be that hard to return to 2.2 stock after you go through with this if you really wanted to. I followed this guide and am now very happy that I did. I was also curious about finding the info on how to return to 2.2 stock so I am going to look for it now. Will post it if I can find it.
     
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    Having a little trouble finding the guide/directions/files to get my phone completely back to stock 2.2 with stock recovery. Anyone have any links/files they can provide that would help someone get back to fully stock 2.2 or 2.1. Not that I want to do this now but would be nice to have just incase.
     
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    Install the larger update from the circus thread. It'll put stock recovery back on and give you bone-stock FRG01B.
     
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    Please dont hate me for asking such a dumb question but what is the circus thread?
     
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    I don't mean to answer for Moto, and I'm a raw newbie at this, but Moto's guide worked for my manually updated frg22d Droid.
     
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    I too will confirm that earlier today I had lost root due to the latest OTA (22). After following his instructions I now have root back. setCPU and wireless tether seem to be functional. I'm a happy droid owner again.

    :icon_eek: Whew... I was actually unrooted for almost an hour there! First time since November. Glad that's over :icon_ banana:

    THANK YOU motoCache1 !!!
     
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    hahahahhahahahahah sorry about that furbearing. I should have looked a little harder. I am going to try this out just to see If I am able enough to go back to stock and get back to where I am now. Hopefully I dont break my phone hahahhaha. Thanks again for the link.
     
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    No charge. :)
     
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