Rooted Droid 2

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by Dennelly, Apr 3, 2011.

  1. Dennelly

    Dennelly Member

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    I have a rooted droid 2, system version 2.2.19 I see it is a ota update for it and im not sure if I should do it or not? I have tried searching about how to backup the phone but honestly it's so many different ways im not quite sure which one would be easiest for a novice so i'm taking any suggestions.

    Including what to download first and what apps I need to make sure if if something happens I can just flash it back to stock.
     
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    If you do an OTA update you will likely lose root, but that's fine cause you can re-root after that. I'm not sure which method you used but I would recommend z4root, it's a simple one-click method. As for backups, search the market for droid 2 bootstrapper, it's about $2 but it's a must have program. You need it to flash ROMs, themes, mods, etc. Also you can backup your current setup with it. Another program you'll probably want is Titanium backup, it allows you to backup and restore apps/settings and more.
     
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    now once I back it up where does it save on the sd card? I just don't want to mess around with gingerbread then have no way of going back in case something happens.
     
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    If you flash Gingerbread the only way to go back is an SBF. It's an easy process, but good to read about and be familiar with before you start flashing anything. If you're flashing ROMs (non-GB), then you can restore backups with droid 2 bootstrapper. Titanium backup is good for restoring apps after flashing something new. Usually when you flash a new ROM you will have to clear data and cache, after which you will lose your free apps. Google will remember the paid apps.
     
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    Ok thanks I appreciate the fast responses. I really want to try gingerbread since I thought it would've been out awhile ago so im going to do a backup then work on getting it on here :)
     
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    Z4 root won't root gingerbread, make sure you download the pre rooted and deodexed gingerbread, there a couple gb's out there, also make sure your familiar with sbf because I had to to get back to froyo from my gb adventure, flashing backups just bootlooped, anyone else been able to flash back from gingerbread without sbf? Just curious.

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    No problem, GB is definitely a step up from 2.2! If I were you I would do the following:
    Backup apps with Titanium backup
    Backup in recovery (D2 bootstrapper)
    Make sure you wipe data/factory reset in recovery AND wipe cache. I also went to advanced>wipe dalvik cache, when I flashed GB.
    After wiping, flash the Gingerbread zip
    When you reboot into GB, you'll have to reactivate (*228), and you'll notice the call volume is extremely low. A reboot should fix this, but I also went to Settings>Sound>Media Audio Effects>Phone Speaker>Enable Audio Effects
    Re-download Titanium Backup and restore your apps. *Don't restore data or settings, only apps!*
     
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    Ok after this backup is done where do I get gingerbread from and what am i reading about having to do a factory reset once im done? Should I do the ota update first then backup since i didn't make a backup before rooting !
     
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    Yes, I would do the OTA update and then re-root if you do lose root. Then make your backup. The thread for the pre-rooted GB is here. Remember to wipe data and cache in recovery *before* flashing GB.