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    Thumbs up Complete How-To Root, Busybox, Flash/Recovery, Framework-res.apk, custom boot ani...

    An excellent post has been written on how to use ADB. I recommend people follow that post before attempting my methods.
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dro...s-options.html

    Hello,
    I document everything I do and thought I would share the information I have compiled with you all. I have not written these individualy, but rather have used everyones advice in various forums to create a one stop shop tutorial. I cannot remember everyone I have gotten these from, so instead of issuing credit to everyone individually; I will just relinquish credit for myself. Enjoy!

    - Improve Call Audio Quality
    Dial ##7764726 (##PROGRAM) and act as if you were going to call that number.
    Enter 000000 for the SPC Password and then tap Verify
    Tap on "04 Vocode"
    Tap on EVRC-B than Apply
    The phone should automatically reset a few seconds afterward. If not, power cycle the phone
    Explanation - This changes how the phone compresses and decompressed the call audio which improves the quality.

    - Safe Mode
    With the phone off, slide open the keyboard open
    Press and hold the Power+Menu button (on the keyboard)
    Continue to hold until the "Droid Eye" comes up and you feel the phone vibrate
    Phone should start up and say "Safe Mode" in the bottom left-hand corner
    Explanation - This starts only the core Android processes. This is best used for diagnosing if a 3rd party application is causing your phone to malfunction or if you cannot uninstall if when in regular mode.
    TRY THIS FIRST if you are having any problems with your phone acting up, especially with the built-in Android apps (example - Messaging app is crashing. Boot in Safe Mode. If app doesn't crash when doing what you were doing in regular mode, it's most likely going to be a 3rd party app with access to messaging that is causing a problem.)
    BE AWARE that after coming out of Safe Mode, 3rd party widgets might not display properly on the home screen. Press and hold on the widget and drag it down into the trash can, then readd it to the home screen. This will fix the "problem loading widget" error.
    ________________________________________
    Hax

    Root (2.0.1 only)
    1 - Download the droid-super_user.zip file from: http://alldroid.org/download/file.php?id=659
    (md5sum cf653352967253e99d967498ffd9ce69). Do not extract.
    2 - Rename the file to "update.zip".
    3 - Plug your Droid into your computer via USB. On the Droid go to the Notifications bar and select "USB Connected" then press "Mount".
    4 - Once the device is mounted, the SD card will show as a removable device on your computer
    5 - Put the "update.zip" file you just renamed into the Root (top) directory of your SD Card.
    6 - Unmount the device from your computer, and turn the Droid off.
    7 - Hold down the "X" key on the physical keyboard and while doing so press the power button. Hold both of them down until you see a Triangle with an !.
    8 - Press the Vol+ and the Camera button together until you get a menu.
    9 - Using the D-pad on the physical keyboard, select the option to update with the update.zip file.
    10 - This should take a little bit. Once it's done select the option to reboot the phone.

    BusyBox
    download busybox binary to your adb tools directory
    http://www.alldroid.org/download/file.php?id=709
    cd to your adb tools directory
    adb push busybox /data/local/busybox
    adb shell
    su
    cd /data/local
    chmod 755 busybox
    ./busybox
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mkdir /system/xbin
    /data/local/busybox cp /data/local/busybox /system/xbin
    /data/local/busybox cp /data/local/busybox /system/bin
    cd /system/xbin
    busybox --install .
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot

    Flash/Recovery image
    ::NOTE: This is not important atm, since there aren't any roms for us to install. However, once roms start comming out this will be how we get them on the phone. Additionally, I have left my link at 0.08 for stabilty reasons.
    Flash Image- http://cyanogen-files.carneeki.net/flash_image.zip
    Recovery image-SP Recovery Image with nandroid! | Sholes
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cat /sdcard/flash_image > /system/bin/flash_image
    chmod 755 /system/bin/flash_image
    sync
    mount -o remount,r -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    /system/bin/flash_image recovery /sdcard/use the recovery ROM in your sdcard
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.old
    sync
    mount -o remount,r -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system

    Disable default Verizon crap
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cd /system/app
    mv Email.apk Email.bak
    mv VVMStub.apk VVMStub.bak
    mv com.amazon.mp3.apk com.amazon.mp3.bak
    mv CorpCal.apk CorpCal.bak
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot

    Change Framework-res.apk
    Use your desired framework-res.apk. I have not provided one.
    su
    mount -o rw,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    mv /system/framework/framework-res.apk /system/framework/framework-res.bak
    cd sdcard
    busybox cp -R framework-res.apk /system/framework/
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot

    Custom Boot Animation ROOT IS NOT REQUIRED!!!
    Download desired bootanimation.zip to your adb tools directory.
    Code:
    adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local


    droidPee (2).zip


    ::EDIT:: All scripts have been changed to reflect that the correct system partition is mtdblock4. mtdblock3 is often misqouted as the system partition and this is why.
    Quote Originally Posted by [EMAIL="humancyborg@alldroid"
    humancyborg@alldroid[/EMAIL]]
    Simply do "cat /proc/mtd" and it will print a list of mtd's available and in what order, starting with mtdblock0. mtdblock3 was the system partition for the HTC devices which is probably where you copy pasted it from in the first place.
    The reason it still works 'flawlessly' is that the command you are typing simply remounts /system ignoring the dev/block part. Please make sure you get this right, as if you tried to mount the wrong block in recovery for example (where /system isn't already mounted) you will do some serious damage. Again, note that the mtd's are different when you boot into recovery and a cat /proc/mtd will tell you the correct order (mtdblock6 is system in recovery).
    Last edited by csmith197; 12-21-2009 at 10:34 AM.
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    .: nice recap :. thanks
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    thanks for putting it all together, that is very good
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    Thumbs up

    Very nice indeed! Only thing I can think of it needs a section on keeping root to be complete.
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    Edited to reflect the fact that backing up the bootanimation.zip every time isn't very smart.

    Thank you, everyone. More to come soon.
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    Very nice! Thanks
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    download busybox binary to your adb tools directory

    Where exactly is this? Sorry. Im a nOOb
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    Hate to be a pain I am a noob at android, I used to tweaking a PPC not android.

    csmith197 posted

    Disable default Verizon crap
    su
    mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    cd /system/app
    mv Email.apk Email.bak
    mv VVMStub.apk VVMStub.bak
    mv com.amazon.mp3.apk com.amazon.mp3.bak
    mv CorpCal.apk CorpCal.bak
    mount -o ro,remount -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system
    sync
    reboot


    Where does all this take place ?
    Is this from the terminal app on the phone or from my PC ?
    This thing is looking pretty cool.
    Hope it is as tough as they say.
    I am easy on my phones, but if it is tough it should last forever, right ?
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