System update?

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  1. themib

    themib Senior Member

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    could someone, rooted, save the update.zip

    download the update via about phone> software update , NOT INSTALL IT, then pull the update.zip from the /cache partition

    you needed to be rooted, to move from cache, then upload to somewhere it should only be 14mb


     
  2. Canadroid

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    I can report that this worked for me as well, and has allowed me to hoard jealously onto my grizzled and rooted D2 for a while longer yet.

    Thanks for posting. dancedroid
     
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    Good thing I came back here to take a look, I was just about to SBF my phone. So what do I do? Do you think someone will provide a method to re-root this new update?
     
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    I'm not 100% sure this updates the bootloader, its got an updated radio, cdt.bin, and some .gpb file

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    I got the notice for the update this morning, but I haven't applied it yet. I have one question about the RootKeeper method if anyone could answer it for me, that would be great. If you do the RootKeeper method with the OTA update, does the WiFi Tether app still work? I remember with the Gingerbread update you had to do a little hacking to get it to work right. I'm currently running WiFi Tether version 3.1-beta6. WiFi Tethering is my #1 reason to root, so I want to make sure that won't be broken if I do this.
     
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    So I've got it downloaded (I'm pretty sure), but my /cache folder is empty (using OI File Manager to browse it). Could it have been placed somewhere else?
     
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    I have it in a post here http://www.droidforums.net/forum/showthread.php?p=2083906


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  8. themib

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    it may not the reports of the update failing and phone rebooting to bootloader mode, are diffident than the D2g
    D2 failed update has been
    D2G failed update has been
    just what I've noticed
    but the R2D2 update has blocked flashing SBF
     
  9. UrbanBounca

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    This is really a bummer. I'm rooted on the new update. I think I'm about done with Motorola and their locking.

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  10. kenryan

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    Bummer. Didn't work for me.

    I did your step 1 after your step 3, and I didn't have any apk's I didn't want so step 6 didn't apply.
    No brickage, Rootkeeper just doesn't seem to be able to restore root.

    Guess I'll wait until someone breaks it (soon I hope)...
     
  11. Jeffyo

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    I got it too just in case. Lucky I double checked on rooting before I let the update screw me. Still on 2.3.3. But it's great cause I'm rooted!

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  12. Jeffyo

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    ****! Thanks for doing the bad thing for us all. I was able to fail my update so I could keep root and avoid this whole thing. I've got rootkeeper installed but it sounds like it's hit or miss.

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