update.zip on card but phone not rooted

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    I have folled the steps twice but phone still not rooted. I have the 10kb file showing up on my sd card and have followed reboot steps but I do not see ninja icon super advisor or whatever that is ans am unable to get paste mount mtdblock4 on the root helper. Anyone in the way upstate ny area around watertown? Thanks for the help.
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    Tried again and message says
    E:Can't open/cache/recovery
    E:failed to open/sdcard/update.zip(No such file or directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted
    What happened, where did I make a mistake?
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    Tried again and message says
    E:Can't open/cache/recovery
    E:failed to open/sdcard/update.zip(No such file or directory)
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted
    What happened, where did I make a mistake?
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    its just saying that that file doesnt exist on the root of the SDcard - did you happen to put it into any folders? that would be the cause of the problem
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    This looks like either its not on the root of your sdcard or you renamed it wrong, most likely with an extra .zip. go into astro file manager and make sure it just says update in you file list.
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    The update zip file shoud,be bigger than 10 kb. Try downloading again and copy to the root of the SD card (not the "root" folder, but the bottom directory of the card).

    What are you using to root? (DM Updater? Clockwork? ADB Shell? Other?) What are you using to install the update dot zip file? (SPRecovery (ver?), ADB Shell?) What update dot zip file are you using (ie...what Rom are you trying to flash)?

    Nate
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    I have been getting @ 10 kb files deleting old ones and copying and pasting update.zip from desktop to bottom of sd card folder where nothing is. I have been trying links on different droid forums and google searches not sure what D' updater and those are. This is my 1st time please be kind. Thanks guys.
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    Just looked in astro and plain update.zip box with what looks like 3 folders sticking out.
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    I downloaded that and went to install got message said was not supported not from android market. Should I change settings to allow it? Sorry again guys I watched droidmods yotube and he said this is a 5 minute thing I think I am going on 3 hours and it sems like every link I find with root update is moved or invalid or u have to pay.
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    The update.zip I used is 10.1 MB. If you want to try it, send me a pm with your email addy and I will send it to you.

    Also, if your getting a message that its not supported by the market. Go to Settings/Applications/and check Unknown Sources
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    If in your file list its saying update.zip. its got too many file extensions. Long press it and edit then rename it to just update.zip astro doesn't show file extensions so if its showing a .zip just rename it.

    If you go dmupdater route yes you need to go to settings:applications and check uknown sources to install it.
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    please advice

    i am having this same problem, i have downloaded the update file many times and tried to root the droid many times. checked in astro it says update.zip in the top of the screen. have tried naming the file update, update.zip. still no luck followed your advice on the dm updater....installed that it gave me a screen that says i have the update.zip then some instructions on how to root. i did them still the same problem.
    im about ready to give up on this already been at it for a few hours .
    thanks in adavnce for any help
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