Rooting droid 2.2 froyo

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    I am running the updated 2.2 with flash on my droid i am not rooted anymore but thinking about rooting again..but dont really know anything about the new roms that are out any suggestions on roms that are better then the stock 2.2 and also where i can find them ill be rooting with rsd lite...easy root is unavailable..any suggestions would be great...thank you
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    dude...Im dumb and I just did it today. There is a ton of info on how to root your 2.2 frg22d on here. A lot of people have the link in their sigs..

    or you can google it..

    Droid 1 root not matter what your OS is.

    you will find the detailed instructions on doing so...its really pretty simple (even though it is a lot of reading)
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    how did you root yours and what rom you running and do you like it better then the stock 2.2
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    I'm on CM6 and yes, I like it a LOT more than stock. It's stock-like but it does, well, every last thing you can imagine that the hardware is capable of and a heck of a lot more.

    And then it does even more.
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    where could i find the link to that
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    CM6? CyanogenMod 6.

    Latest Version - CyanogenMod Wiki

    Download 6.0 and the proper Google app pack from the bottom of the page and install both as update.zip packages.
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    ive never done a rom this way do i just do it as a update zip and boot into recovery and install or is there more to it..im using rsdlite
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    my bad i see i just flash the rom then flash the google apps but how do i know which apps to download for droid..
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    Have you followed the instructions in the first link I gave you? If so, you're using SPRecovery. If not, RSD Lite will be no help to you.

    If you're using SPRecovery, I'd recommend you read part of the first link in my signature (the first and second posts) and see if that gives you a better idea of what you're doing. In particular, the video I linked to in the first post will show you exactly what to do.

    Remember to make your backups! :)
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    There's a chart at the bottom. Follow it and it'll guide you. You'll want the HDPI, I believe.
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    ok makes sense the only thing i didnt see in the video was adding the google apps im just not sure about that part how to do that but i already downloaded both and the rom is on the sd card name changed and ready to go just need to no how to install the google apps after
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    Same way you did the ROM. That's what's meant by "standard update.zip install". :)
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    so lets just see if i got this right sorry so dumb with all this i put the rom on my sd card change the name to update.zip then boot in to recovery then do the update after the rom is installed then i do the same to the google apps what should i name that and do i put both on the sd card first cause i cant name them the same and i cant add it after correct.
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    and thanks for all the help bro sorry for the dumb questions most people would have left me in the dark already..lol
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    Download the ROM, name it update. If you get a warning about changing the file extension rename it update.zip. Put it on the root of your SD card, reboot the phone into recovery, make a simple nandroid backup, wipe your system and data caches 2-3x each, install the update, reboot the phone. Once you've rebooted the phone make sure it'll boot to the home screen.

    Now, on your computer, download the Google apps, rename the file the same as you did the ROM, put it on the SD card and make sure it replaces the ROM file. Now reboot into recovery, make a simple nandroid backup, install the app pack, and then reboot. If it boots to the home screen you should be good to go.

    If at any time you get a boot loop, pull the battery and try to reinstall the file you just tried to install from within recovery. If you still can't get the phone to boot, do a simple nandroid restore. If you need to go back to stock, do an advanced, check all the boxes, and select the first backup you made.
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    I'm happy to help. When I did mine it was on $600 piece of equipment I couldn't afford to damage. Still can't. No insurance and no job to pay for it if I break it. :)
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    when i install update zip it say finding update package
    opening update package
    verifying
    then E cant open /sdcard/zip
    no such file or directory installation aborted
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    Did you allow the update before you attempted to install update.zip (deprected)
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    what you mean like wait awhile before no i didnt my bad how long should i wait
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