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    Root original droid and remove phone

    I have a motorola droid that no longer has connectivity. The power button no longer works reliably, so my wife upgraded to the verizon iPhone. I have rooted this device before, but was unable to activate it properly without taking it to a store. It was originally an alltel device, and after rooting, it would only connect to us cellular towers. I would like to root it to use as a wifi only tablet and remove the cellular apps. I would also like to know if there is a way to put it to sleep without the power button. Where is the best place to start. It has 2.2.1 on it.
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    Im not sure how to root it because I have a Droid x, but you can change the screen timeout option in settings > display

    tapped on my LibX 1.5
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    Heres the best guide for rooting: Root Droid 1 - regardless of OS version

    And if you install the later CyanogenMod 6 Builds or CyanogenMod 7 you can have a button in the notification shade that allows you to put the device to sleep. To wake it up you can either use widgetlocker to change the wake buttons or just slide the keyboard out.
    How To: Compiling a Custom Version of Clockwork Mod Recovery
    <-- Lockscreen

    ROM: Incredibly Re-Engineered v2.3
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    Thanks for the info. I actually was able to fix the power button. The button itself was not damaged, but the metal bracket it was mounted to was sunk in a little. This prevented the plastic piece from contacting the button properly. I bent out the bracket and all is well again. I would still like to make the phone think it is only a wifi device. Is this possible? It always asks to activate. Will rooting it fix this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dwschoon View Post
    Thanks for the info. I actually was able to fix the power button. The button itself was not damaged, but the metal bracket it was mounted to was sunk in a little. This prevented the plastic piece from contacting the button properly. I bent out the bracket and all is well again. I would still like to make the phone think it is only a wifi device. Is this possible? It always asks to activate. Will rooting it fix this?
    You don't have to root it to bypass activation. Tip: How to Bypass Android Activation Screen on Motorola Droid - Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog
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    I don't know if verizon does or not but it probably wouldnt be worth it. And I know there is an app that you can use the search key to turn the screen off.
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    several roms have a settings bar under widgets, disable 2g and 3g. maybe use launcher pro to hide the phone. or even make a nandroid, use root explorer and delete the things you dont want to see if the results are desirable. if not do a restore to the first method above.
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