rooting help

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    hey guys, I've been trying to root my droid for a while now, but I can't everytime I go to the screen after the ! screen and do the update.zip it says installation aborted, I tried downloading root links from different sites but the same thing keeps happening it won't let me install it, I know I have to rename the file to update.zip and I read somewhere else that if I use windows I have to name the file update only but still none of them work, any help?
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    How big is the file? When I had a problem doing it, it was because I only got a portion of the file. I downloaded to my phone and had to actually watch it all download to be sure, 10.18mb
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    yup the file is deff over 10mb,I've downloaded it to my desktop and then dragged it to my download screen on my SD card, looked like it downloaded comletely, Ill try to download it directly on my phone
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    did you unzip it that may be why
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    thats how I did it. Never used my pc for the whole process...
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    sorry but how do you unzip it, do you mean just name it update, which I did and also did not work
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    here is the one i used its alredy re named

    zSHARE - update.zip
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    ^^Im giving it a try, will post back in a few min to let you know
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    you dont i was say if you did thats may be y
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    ^^oh ok, so I guess thats not it, jeez why so much trouble to root, let me root NOOOOOOOO!!!
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    Could you clarify something?
    After you moved the update.zip file to the sdcard, did you, or did you not unzip the file?
    You are not suppose to unzip the archive.
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    No u dont unzip it
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    Here's the link I used, I kept just using the update and didn't add the super user file to it, so it didn't work, maybe you're having the same issue?

    AllDroid - View topic - How to Root your Droid<<<ONLY
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    nope, I didnt unzip the file I just moved it to the download folder on the SD card thats it, I tried doing it on the phone downloaded it then checked astro manager to make sure is there and renamed it to update that didnt work, then renamed it update.zip didnt work ether
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    didnt work, actually after I downloaded it, I went to astro manager and astro said it couldnt find it
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    checking right now, I really hope this is it, will get back in a few to update
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    didnt work, I dont know if this helps to come up with a solution but it say

    ---Install from sdcard...
    Finding update package..
    Opening update package...
    Verifying update package...
    E:failed to open /sdcard/update.zip (no such file or directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation obirted
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    The update.zip file has to be in the top directory of sdcard not in the downloads folder. It should be /sdcard/update.zip
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    BLAKE205----sorry but can you specify how I can get there? I opened the folder that shows all the downloads but dont know where to find the top directory of the SD card