Root works on 2.1

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    hey guys i was just wondering is the droid gonna work on the 2.1 firmware when it comes out and do i have to do anything before updating?
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    Unroot if you are rooted and want the OTA update.

    No one knows for sure if the 2.1 VZW release will be rootable. Although we do have the same version being used in ROMs
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    Need to have a DF Q/A tread about the 2.1 ota and rooting.
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    how do i unroot?
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    ok i am still kinda new to the web and i dont rly pay atention
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    id link it for you but I'm on my Droid... my PC isn't here. Search on the forums. You'll find instructions. Its simple.

    Or you can use DroidMod to revert to stock.
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    If you want to flash to a different DroidMod ROM follow the same steps above but choose the ROM you want. Open DMUpdater and start with step 20.

    If you want to flash the same ROM you already have installed because you want to add some packages or remove some packages

    1. Open DMUpdater
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    2. Select ROM menu
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    3. Select the ROM you just installed
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    4. Screen will pop up saying it found the rom on the sdcard

    5. Select "Flash tar"
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    6. We are ready to flash the ROM
    6A. Select "Flash ROM"
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    7. Phone will reboot into SPRecovery and will do a nandroid back up
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    8. Phone will unpack the ROM, let it do its thing
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    9. Now just go through the steps for installing and removing the packages like above but dont wipe /data

    If you would like to go back to stock 2.0.1 (no root)

    1. Open DMupdater and select ROM menu
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    2. Select 2.0.1 (no root), DMupdater will automatically start downloading the stock 2.0.1 zip file to your phone. This will take about 20 minutes or more, so go make a sandwich or something....haha
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    3. Once downloaded a screen will pop up saying the phone is ready to flash the ROM, Flash ROM
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    4. Phone will reboot and will load to SPRecovery screen
    4A. Then it will automatically unpack the needed files and reboot again
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    5. Now we should be booting up

    6. Now were booted up and should be on 2.0.1 (no root)
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    the above tutorial was made by:

    how to install droid mod if you prefer that. I got this from droidmod.org and the person who made it is luniz7 from droidmod.org
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    thanks pilot.
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    hey martin nice avatar i kno that team its heart-ford whalers right?
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    and thanks pilot
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    Doesn't your phone revert back to stock if you just accept the O.T.A. update? I think it does.
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    irdk so thats y i just reverted so i didn't have to deal with it later
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    Hartford Whalers indeed. Bring Back The Whale!
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    Let me tell you what also happens. Upon losing root, any root required apps that were installed to /system are now read only, and cannot be used. So, its better to unroot and return to stock prior.
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    The better question is why would you want to accept the update? with the latest ESE53 builds, we have the update and MORE!

    No way am I going back!!
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    Because it may have the required software change to allow the phone to use flash. I am not going to be the first in line, but if it is made clear that 2.1 is rootable I will unroot and install 2.1 asap.