Rooting issues =\

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    Okay so I've been trying to root my 2.1 moto Droid. Seeing as my computer fails to work with rsd lite, I'm attempting to downgrade to 2.0.1, but whenever I try to apply the update it fails. Am I putting it in the wrong folder of the SD card? Is there some other issue?
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    Do you have sprecovery or stock recovery on your droid?
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    I haven't put either on my phone
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    You DO have 1

    When you boot the phone up while holding x what do you get?

    so what update.zip are you using if you don't have sprecovery?
    where did you get it from?
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    also make sure if it's an update.zip it's on the root of your sd card... ie... not in any folders
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    So in no folders? And ya, my computer wont install the drivers and wont recognize my phone in rsd lite or I wouldve already have sbf recovery on my phone
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    Had* not have
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    BTW my options are

    Reboot phone
    apply update.zip
    Clear data
    Clear cache
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    Didn't think you could do that, Thought you had to flash SPR through RSD 1st, did you install the drivers for rsd lite? Rsd is buggy but you should be able to flash SPR if you follow the instructions.

    Where did you get the update.zip?
    If it's the correct one for rooting on stock recovery

    You would put the file named update.zip on root of sdcard, yes in no folder
    reboot recovery
    then apply update.zip
    then you might have to press allow
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    Do u have a link to the correct update? And when I try to install he 32 and 64 bit drivers on my computer it says windows does not support this program
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    I think this is the only way to root 2.1 without flashing SPR 1st

    Root Motorola DROID on Android 2.1 Platform Easily | Gadgets DNA

    Looks pretty straight forward.

    Thought I remember seeing a SPR update.zip somewhere, will look around and report back.
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    What version of windows are you using?
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    Thx tho the only issue is the file for the second link does not appear so u can't download it and merge the files Like it says
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    What ver. of windows?

    You should be able to get RSD to work.

    Try again and follow these instructions EXACTLY:

    I'd say download everything again from here and start over

    SBF to root and to unroot
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    Since you can't use RSD The easiest thing to do is once you get rooted you download free version of Rom Manager from the market, open it and scroll to the bottom and "Flash clockwork mod", when it's done "Flash alt recovery" and then you will have SPR on your phone and can install Custom Roms.
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    actually after messing with my computer I git the 32 but drivers to install rsd works now so ill see wat works
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    There is a good step by step instructions with links to the appropriate files needed to root in my signature. Just an FYI, you do not have to go back to 2.0.1 to root. You can gain root access from 2.1.