Hi everyone. Been reading hundreds of threads, multiple forums and guides for the past week or so, and I have not found the information I need. This site has definitely been one of the most informative I've found, so I figured I'd post my questions here. Thanks in advance for any help
I have a Motorola Droid 1 with 2.2 installed - OTA, not rooted, nothing.
I have one goal in mind: Get my phone ready to try custom ROMs. A little background about me. I'm very technical and I'm sure I could trial & error my way through all this, but since it's my only phone, I would prefer to utilize the knowledge of the experts and hopefully cut down on my mistakes
Based on multiple sources, I have already done the following:
Installed to PC: RSD Lite 4.7 (Source)
Installed to PC: Motorola 4.6.5 Driver (64-bit version)
Here's where I'm stuck. What do I do next? The best thread I've found so far is the SBF to root and to unroot thread, so I guess I'll base my questions on that.
Now, that thread says "some people have reported problems flashing sprecovery on top of 2.2 roms. If this causes you a problem then a fix would be to flash the stock 2.01 file first, and then flash the sbf file for sprecovery." So, I would prefer to flash the stock 2.01 file first, and then flash the sbf file for sprecovery. Ok, that's no big problem - in the thread's "box option 05" section, there's the "2.01 stock sbf file" which I can flash on using RSD Lite. So far so good - I am comfortable up to this point so I read back starting at "box option 02". It says "If you on stock 2.1 ..." - no, I would now be on stock 2.01, not 2.1, so what did I miss here?
So that's where I'm at. Instead of downloading the stock 2.01, it sounds like I should go with a stock 2.1, right? And then continue the guide?
I do have some more terminology questions I guess. Please tell me if I have this right.
Start out with a stock image, say ESE81.
Then add the corresponding SPRecovery to it, so it becomes ESE81 + SPRecovery.
Now, using SPRecovery, I can add a rooted ESE81 to the phone, and still have SPRecovery there, right?
If I wanted to go from rooted ESE81 to rooted FroYo, it's as easy as downloading the rooted FroYo and using SPRecovery to install it, but in the process, SPRecovery is eliminated, correct? Then I just have to install the corresponding FroYo SPRecovery?
My final question for tonight is about SBF and ROM terminology. I thought I had it down but I still have some questions. I thought ROMs were the full system/operating system files (stock ROMs, custom ROMs, etc.) but over on Peter Alfonso's downloads page I see stock ROMs, and SBF files. The SBF files say "Flash Using RSD Lite 4.7" but these are double the size of the stock ROMs! The stock ROM ESE81 (odexed) is about 61MB, and the SBF ESE81 is about 135MB. So yeah, even the files themselves confuse me at this point.
Maybe I need a few hours away from researching all this I'll check back in tomorrow, and hope some of ya'll have answered some of these questions lol. Thanks in advance! (and I do apologize for this super long post. +2 cookies for whoever reads the whole thing)