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Stuck with 2.1 with no Root

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Wrenbjor, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. Wrenbjor
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    Hey guys, I installed "ANDROID2.1_GREEK35T_REV.0.0.41" form the install 2.1 the easy way thread. it worked fine. in the article it said that I would still have root but I don't. I still have the little ninja icon that says "Superuser Permissions" but I cant run Drocap2 and if I adb shell into the phone I cant mount, su, or chmod su. I want to go back to 2.0.1 from this 2.1 rom and then get the Sholes 2.0.1, 1.2 rom.

    su is listed as

    -rwsr-xr-x root root 26628 2010-01-26 16:57 su

    I know that root has read and execute permissions but when I type su I get "Permission denied" so I tried to chmod it to 755 and 777 and I get "Unable to chmod su: Read-only file system", so then I figured I need to mount the file system as read/write.. so I ran mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system and I got "mount: Operation not permitted" so no matter what I do I cant seem to get Root back...

    Now I have my nandroid backup of my stock verizon 2.0.1 but do I need root access for the nandroid flasher to put it back? will i brick the phone if I wipe it and try to install the backup?

    I have tried the root process from this page Installation | Sholes and from Obtaining Root - Root Your Droid and steps 1-6 of the 2.1 the easy way article and none of them work. I also ran the "un-root your phone" fixes and tried re-rooting and still not working. I also have droid root helper and I tell it to mount and it says it is successful but I still cant run su in the terminal or on adb shell..... help!
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    send me a PM.
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    Solved

    I was able to use nandroid to restore my old 2.0.1 image. It did not need root to do it. so now I'm back at normal 2.0.1
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    please pm me and tell me how you did this ? i'm stuck in 2.1. no root, no nandroid. very very frustrated.
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