HELP! droid reboot loop


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Nov 25, 2009
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Hey all,

I have a Moto Droid, running Froyo 2.2. I decided to brave the water and root my phone. That went well. Then I went to start installing the cyanogenMod. However, when I got th toe install SPRecovery step found on the wiki site

Full Update Guide - Motorola Droid - CyanogenMod Wiki

My phone no longer saw that I was plugged in via USB, it says I have 0% power on my battery, and I am getting the following two messages...

"This feature does not support the current system version"


"Process sytem is not responding"

RSD Lite says for status "Please manually power up this phone".

I powered my droid down, and left it connected all night. I then found

VZW_A855_ESD56_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.01P_SW_UPDATE_03. sbf

and reverted to 2.0.1. At least it's seeing the USB connection and is powering the battery, and is no longer rebooting.

Next step is to get it to 2.2 again.
Glad you got it :happy:

Let us know if you get stuck

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Usually a boot loop means you need to wipe both cache and data. In your case since you are not rooted, or I don't believe you are you may want to initiate a Factory Data Reset our of your privacy section in your settings. Only do this is you get the boot loop again.
I have it back to 2.0.1 now. cleared the cache, and it appears to be factory reset (had to re-enter my google account). Thankfully, I used astro to backup my apps, and was able to get them reinstalled.

It isn't updating to 2.2 though. Got the update file, but am getting the following:

E: Can't open /cache/recovery/command

-- Install from sdcard...
Finding update package...
Opening update package...
Verifying update package...
Installing update...
assert failed: file_getprop("/system/build.prop", "") == "verizon/voles/sholes/sholes:2.1-update/ESE81/29593:user/release-keys" || file_getprop("/system/build.prop", "") == "verizon/voles/sholes/sholes:2.2-update/FRG01B/45394:user/release-keys"
E:Error in /sdcard/
(Status 7)
Installation aborted

Any thoughts on this?
Are you Stock 2.0.1 or Rooted 2.0.1

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Stock I believe, as I don't get a root prompt.

Used the VZW_A855_ESD56_QSC6085BP_C_01.3E.01P_SW_UPDATE_03. sbf

Oh yeah, cleared both data and cache, still got the same error.

I WAS running 2.2 stock, prior to my root attempt.
I just answered my own question.... (see this thread )

the answer is YES! If you are on stock 2.0.1 and want to get to 2.2, it looks like you need to first go to 2.1.

I thought that might be the case as the asert is looking to see if you are at on 2.1, and not below. That was the part that was failing.

I got my 2.1 image ( ) from

copied it to my SD card, renamed it to, went to recovery mode, and installed it, just like any other manual update, and then I was on 2.1.

Grabbed the stock 2.2 image, rebooted to recovery a second time, and now back to stock 2.2.

Now do I dare trying to root and install a custom ROM, which got me farked in the first place....
How were you rooting your phone in the first place?