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    Oh what a slippery slope....

    I was noticing some lag on my phone when answering calls with MP3 ringtones. So, figuring FRG22D was going to be the last Android update for the Droid, I decided to root and overclock.

    So, that went well. I downloaded a ULV 1 Ghz kernel and installed SetCPU. Then I noticed there were a number of apps in the market for rooted users only.

    So, off I go installing apps. I can now take screenshots on the phone.

    Then I got this brilliant idea to replace my battery indicator with something that shows percentage. Went hunting and found some stuff that requires root that might do it, but it required deodexed files, which the stock ROM is not.

    So then I go looking at custom ROMs....

    This rooting thing is a slippery slope. You start with needing one function, and then you end with a custom ROM, and more fun than you can shake a stick at!
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    i'm the same way. i was always happy with everything stock. the first time i tried rooting, i used droidmod 1.0 and put a early 2.1 rom, but it was buggy and i wasn't too happy with it. So i unrooted and stayed stock for months. then when psx4droid came out, i rooted again to overclock to make the emulator run smoother (and it does make a big difference). So i stayed stock 2.1 rooted forever, then stock 2.2 rooted. Now i'm on my first custom rom (CM6) and i'm loving it! I waited until the stable CM6 was out. I recently added my first theme too (Black n Bold). Now i'm using root explorer and terminal emulator more often. I just got the invite to app inventor so i'm messing with that too. I'm always looking for things to change or upgrade. Its so much fun!
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    Next you will be on custom roms, trying to get everything perfect, applying or even making themes of your own, and wonder how people only run stock froyo

    Sent from my Droid
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    Rom: CyanogenMod 7 Winner00's Nightly #85
    Recovery: ClockworkMod 3.1.0.2
    Kernel: Prime's deprimed_test
    Theme: Stock
    Launcher: ADW EX 1.2.2
    Launcher Theme: Gingerbread
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    And to think that just a week ago I thought things like bootloader, SPRecovery, Clockworck, nandroids, custom ROMs, themes, and overclocked kernels was something that only genius geeks could understand...
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    Fro the battery percentage thing just download the custom ROM Ultimate Droid 8. It is a very smooth and awesome ROM. It is very customizable also. Just go into setting and click Ultimate Droid and you can customize many different things, such as showing battery percentage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tanknspank View Post
    Next you will be on custom roms, trying to get everything perfect, applying or even making themes of your own, and wonder how people only run stock froyo

    Sent from my Droid
    It's like you have been watching me from day 1 of Droid ownership
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    Quote Originally Posted by xkape View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Tanknspank View Post
    Next you will be on custom roms, trying to get everything perfect, applying or even making themes of your own, and wonder how people only run stock froyo

    Sent from my Droid
    It's like you have been watching me from day 1 of Droid ownership
    I have...
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    Rom: CyanogenMod 7 Winner00's Nightly #85
    Recovery: ClockworkMod 3.1.0.2
    Kernel: Prime's deprimed_test
    Theme: Stock
    Launcher: ADW EX 1.2.2
    Launcher Theme: Gingerbread
    Twitter: http://twitter.com/ihaztehwingz

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    Well, there's Miller Lite in the fridge in the garage. Come on in and watch some football. lol

    Do you know how, by the way, I can put this dang phone down and do something non related?
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    Ya I know I rember way back when when I got my phone and a fello hacker at the verizon stor told me about rooting so about a mounth later I. Took the plunj into rooting and let me say that was a ***** I used rsd light to downgrate and I didn't know what to do after that so I up graded back to 2.1and like a week later I flashed sp recovery with rsd lite and next thing I know I have htc sense on my phone and now I am running ud8 with the theme I made to get things just rite and I have also ben expermenting with the sense 2.2 port
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    OK, if I do put a custom ROM on it....

    If I do put a custom ROM on the Droid, how do I get all my apps back on it? I don't want to go through the market and pick everything again? I'm thinking about Ultimate Droid 8. It looked quite interesting.
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