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Root the Droid 2.2.2 (Tutorial)

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by droseum20, Aug 1, 2011.

  1. droseum20
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    This is THE most reliable way to root your Droid running any version including 2.2.2. I made this video back in November using 2.2.1 but it still works and should always work! When you successfully root your phone you should check out my channel (droseum20) and follow my new tutorial on flashing a custom ROM! But for now here's the video with text instructions below:





    1) Download/open my Rooting the Droid.zip (MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service)

    2) Install the two .msi files from the "Files" folder that goes with your computer. For a 64-Bit computer, please select 64-Bit Files. For a 32-Bit computer, please select 32-Bit Files.

    3) Drag the file I named update.zip onto your desktop. (Make sure it is not update.zip.zip)

    4) Drag the file I named MC1_A855......... onto your desktop

    5) Plug in your phone to your computer. Make sure you have USB Debugging selected, then enable USB Mass Storage.

    6) Go into My Computer under Windows Explorer and look for Removable Disk. Click on it and drag the file on your desktop that is named update.zip into the Removable Disk. DO NOT PUT IT IN ANY FOLDERS!

    7) Open RSD Lite and click the three dots next to the blank space. Go to desktop and you'll see the MC1_A855.........sbf. Double click on it and you should see words under "File Properties"

    8) Shut off your droid while its still plugged into the laptop.

    9) When its completely off, slide open the keyboard and hold down up on the D-Pad and power at the same time for about 5 seconds. Then you can release. It should now have a bunch of words on your droids screen and it should show your device in port 1 of RSD Lite.

    10) Click on start from RSD Lite. When your droids screen turns completely black and it says your phone is rebooting in RSD, you have to hold down up on the D-Pad. This is called "catching the boot"

    11) If you did this correctly, you should see PASS under the first port of RSD, and your phone should say Bootloader and then a bunch of other words in white

    12) You are now done with the computer.

    13) On your droid, hold down the power button until the bootloader stuff goes away and your screen is black

    14) Then slide open your keyboard and hold down X+Power at the same time until you see the big M on your droid go away and you see the droid guy on your screen along with other words in red

    15) Use the D-Pad and the button in the middle of the D-Pad/volume and camera keys to click on install

    16) Then click allow installation of update.zip

    17) Scroll down one and click install update.zip

    18) It will take a little bit (maybe 5-10 seconds) to download. You will know that it finished when it says, "Done. MotoCache1 says enjoy your root!"

    19) Click on the delete/power button so you will see the main menu of SPRecovery. Then hit reboot phone now.

    20) When your phones boots up, if you look at your apps, you will see Superuser Permissions. If you don't see the app, start the entire process over again.

    21) If you like a Custom ROM, you can install the app ROM Manager.

    22) It is recommended to back up your phone using Recovery Mode before you install a ROM.

    23) Finally, sit back and enjoy your root!
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
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    Hey man, Thanks for the tutorial.

    Unfortunately, I'm getting all the way to the point where I go to run the update file, and it gives me the following error:

    E: Can't mount /dev/block/mmcblk0p1 (or /dev/block/mmcblk0)
    (No such file or directory)
    E: Can't mount SDCARD:update.zip
    Installation aborted.


    Is it possible that I turned the phone off too quick after putting the files on the SD card so that it never finished re-mounting it? I've tried 3 times so far, starting from step 1, and going through it.

    Anyone have any ideas on where I'm going wrong?
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    It sounds like a problem with your SD Card. I would try keeping the phone on after you unmount the SD Card, but if that doesn't work I will personally 1 on 1 help you through the process.
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    I'm actually running around frantically right now looking for my old 2gb SD card to try it with that, so I don't have to wipe my 16 gig one.. I'll get back to you shortly hopefully! Thanks a bunch!
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    No problem tell me how it goes.
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    It went well!!dancedroid
    Thanks for the great tutorial/assistance!
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    Good to hear; anytime!
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    I can't see to get past step # 11. My phone will not reboot so I can "catch the boot" any suggestions on where I might have messed up
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    try it again it should work fine
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    Custom ROMS

    Do you have to use the Rom Manager app to load custom ROMS?
    I've done it on another phone from recovery but that didn't seem to be an option.
    I even tried renaming the ROM to update.zip and installing that but it didn't work. I don't know if that was because of the ROM or the method.
    Thanks.
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    You can do it from inside recovery. If you are using SPRecovery you need to rename update.zip and place on the root of your sdcard. If you are using clockworkmod recovery or RZRecovery you don't need to rename.
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