So You've Rooted. Now What? (Or, a N00b's Guide to Post Root.)

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  1. furbearingmammal

    furbearingmammal DF Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Spazboy;

    Unless you're doing an update to a ROM you already have (and moving from a stock ROM to a deodexed version of same ROM doesn't count), you have to wipe both -- up to 3 times. When I say update, I mean moving from Simply Stunning 4.8 to 4.9 or Ultimate Droid 2.3 - 2.4, or flashing CyanogenMod 6.1 stable to a nightly. So yes, you'll have to wipe. Possibly 3x factory reset.

    Jon; either use the method in my signature (and yes, I'm aware you're already rooted, but we work with the tools we have), or flash Clockwork/SPRecovery from ROM Manager, do a battery pull, and then reboot into recovery and install the update.zip from Moto's rooting method. :)
     
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    so if i use your method, shoudl i just start from the beginning as if i were unrooted?
     
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    MotoCache1's method? There is no other way to proceed. You're flashing a recovery-only SBF and then fixing it in memory. :)

    The ROM Manager method? You're flashing recovery and then fixing it in memory. :)
     
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    ok think i got it.

    is there a thread for the rom manager method
     
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    Nope. Follow these directions:

    1)Download MotoCache1_Complete_Root_v1.1-update.zip from this location. http://bit.ly/MC1_CR_11
    2)Open Astro and navigate to the download folder on your SD card. (Not downloads -- if you see an s on the end you’re looking at the wrong folder.)
    3)Locate MotoCache1_Complete_Root_v1.1-update.zip and long-press it. Select edit. Select move. Back out one step to the root of your SD card -- NOT A FOLDER NAMED ROOT -- and press the menu softkey. Select edit. Select paste.
    4)Locate MotoCache1_Complete_Root_v1.1-update.zip and long-press it. Select edit. Select rename. Rename update.zip. Press OK.
    5)Open ROM Manager. Scroll to the bottom. Flash alternate recovery.
    6)As soon as it's done, pull the battery.
    7)Reinsert the battery, slide out the keyboard, press and hold X. Do not let go of that X till you’ve booted into recovery.
    8)Power the phone up. Do not let go of that X till you’ve booted into recovery.
    8.5)If the phone shows a triangle with a large ! in it then it’s stock recovery and you should attempt the steps 5-8 again. At this point you just need to flash recovery a few more times in ROM Manager before you can move on to step 11. ROM Manager doesn't always flash recovery correctly.
    9)Using the d-pad, scroll down to the install options. Remember the screen is now in portrait mode, so right is down. Select it with the center of the d-pad.
    10)Scroll to and then select “allow update.zip installation”.
    11)Move down to and select “install update.zip (deprecated).
    12)Press the Del key or the power button to back out.
    13)Boot normally to verify that all is well.
     
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    thank you very much for your time and patience and help. i really appreciate it. thank you so much
     
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    By the way, do the above from your phone.
     
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    yeah i figured since step 3 involves using astro file manager :biggrin:
     
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    finally caught a break between studying and finals to do the motocache1 method, however i'm still getting the OTA notification. what did i do wrong? i followed the listed steps and they process worked as listed.
     
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    Okay, I don't think I was totally clear. SPRecovery will block the install (it still has to try to install), but it won't block the notifications. You have to have a custom ROM to stop the notifications at all. :)
     
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    bah, you probably mentioned it i was just too ignorant to understand it :frown:
    what rom is closest to the stock interface? would it be metiCkone's that you mentioned in post 200?
     
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    I'm going to offer you two choices -- a rooted stock ROM or a custom ROM that has a stock-like feel to it but lets you do all sorts of things to/with it. Which sounds more appealing? The custom ROM is just as stable but a lot smoother and faster than the stock ROM, so if that's your concern it needn't be. :)
     
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    how hard is it to switch between roms? i'll give both a try, but suppose i don't like one i'd like to be able to revert back to stock with ease
     
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    Once you've made the backup, bit the bullet, and done the wipes you need to it's not difficult at all. Just need to download it, rename the file(s), and flash them on.
     
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