Trouble Rooting my Droid 2.2.2 - can I roll back to the 2.2.1 OS to root??

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  1. magiclady420

    magiclady420 New Member

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    I read on this forum that its more difficult to root the 2.2.2 droid, and when I try to run z4Root it fails everytime, and then my phone runs very slowly and freezes a lot. I found a post on how to get this 2.2.2 rooted, but wouldn't it be easier to drop my OS back down to 2.2.1? I have several friends with that version and z4root works great for them. Does anyone know how to rollback your OS to an earlier version?
     
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    Rolling back to 2.2.1 won't help you, Z4root won't work on it. Regardless of what version it does work on, the method to roll back to anything is to flash an .sbf. Which is also one of the ways to root the phone. So no, it wouldn't be easier, it would actually kinda be making more work for yourself. As you will be adding additional steps.

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-labs/74028-root-droid-1-regardless-os-version.html

    ^ That process may seem difficult and long, but it really isn't. It is just documented extremely well as it explains everything in detail as it goes along.
     
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    +1 for that method ^^^^^

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    +2 For it. SBFing is the best way to achieve root on a Droid 1. I wouldn't mess with one click solutions.
     
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    CJM Developer Relations Staff Member Rescue Squad Premium Member

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    +3. If you have any questions, just ask or post your questions in that thread. There's some helpful people in that thread :)

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    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

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    Plus one million.

    ^Winner!
     
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    Stan MI New Member

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    This may be a dumb question but here goes. The first thing on the list is the need for a PC. Can I use this method with a Mac ?
     
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    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

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    No.

    Not unless you bootcamp windows on, and even then it can have some issues.

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    I have to say that I had absolutely no problems with SuperOneClick! And I believe now when you install the latest version on your computer it installs the drivers as well!

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    Superoneclick is pretty awesome. Z4root chugged my phone down to almost freezing, where as Superoneclick did not.
     
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    guidot Developer Relations Staff Member Premium Member

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    I don't think superoneclick works on a Mac.

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    with superoneclick use version 1.7 as it has the rageagainstthecage exploit and version 1.9 doesnt. it was removed because certain pc's pick it up as a virus.

    you can also use motocache's root any os. it uses a sbf file, rsd and a "update" file.

    yet another way is to root through adb and manually push the exploit, superuser and busybox. your choice

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