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    Which ROM is right for me? What I want is...

    (1) Overclocked Droid to at least 1.0 Ghz.
    (2) Wireless tethering
    (3) Retain all my contacts from my stock 2.0.1 firmware

    I don't care about fancy-schmancy stuff like live wallpapers, custom themes, or other nonsense. All I want is the phone to be as smooth as possible. Hell, I think that the stock firmware is extremely smooth. Never once had it lock up on me or become jittery. I'm debating whether or not I should "upgrade" at all, but I do really want the capability of wireless tethering.

    BTW, how do you guys retain your contacts when going from a stock firmware to a new ROM? I believe most ROM's have you perform a wipe, which will erase the contacts.
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    im pretty sure you can o/c and get wireless tethering from any rom. as for your contacts, they should be backed up to google so they would sync wight down to your phone
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    I would say go with DroidMod... because it will let you pick and choose all the things it is going to install for you.
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    Just root install and install the apps you want. they do not need roms.. download wifitether APK and installl chevy/adams kernal and set cpu from market and walla.. you have a rooted phone with what you want and stock setup on home screens

    contacts through google tittanium backup covers the rest (if you have to perform wipe)
    Last edited by justin82; 03-19-2010 at 11:51 AM.
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    oh dont forget to flash recovery on there

    Just follow these steps in this thread just skip the bugless beast part

    Complete How-To on How to Mod Your Phone (2.1 ROM, O/C, MM, Boot Animation, etc)
    Last edited by justin82; 03-19-2010 at 11:58 AM.
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    I'm running CyanogenMod, I'm about to check out Petes New Bugless Beast just to try his Custom Script. If you have no idea about which ROMS are out then I would suggest either DroidMod or Ultimate Droid ...Personal Opinion really..Good luck
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    If you are really happy with the stock speed as it seems you are then you dont even have to root. Just get pdanet from the market for tethering.
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    Root, flash recovery, flash adamz low voltage kernal and stay stock basicly :P if you really want to try a rom though I would go with Bugless Beast ESE53 0.9
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmt316 View Post
    im pretty sure you can o/c and get wireless tethering from any rom. as for your contacts, they should be backed up to google so they would sync wight down to your phone
    yes any rom u can oc and use wireless tethering chevys or petes r great and very smooth, and u can use chevys oc kernal on either
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    Quote Originally Posted by s54 View Post
    (1) Overclocked Droid to at least 1.0 Ghz.
    (2) Wireless tethering
    (3) Retain all my contacts from my stock 2.0.1 firmware

    I don't care about fancy-schmancy stuff like live wallpapers, custom themes, or other nonsense. All I want is the phone to be as smooth as possible. Hell, I think that the stock firmware is extremely smooth. Never once had it lock up on me or become jittery. I'm debating whether or not I should "upgrade" at all, but I do really want the capability of wireless tethering.

    BTW, how do you guys retain your contacts when going from a stock firmware to a new ROM? I believe most ROM's have you perform a wipe, which will erase the contacts.
    Only if they are a nandroid file do they require that to happen. Simply create a backup, restore the nandroid file of the rom, then restore JUST THE DATA from your backup you created before the rom.

    Some roms have a update.zip file which is easier to do but you can't go from a 2.0.1 rom to a 2.1 rom using the update.zip ... you have to do nandroid.

    Bugless Beast v0.8 with Chevy's 5 slot 1.2ghz kernel is my favorite setup ... not really sure what kernels have 1ghz but there are 10 slot kernels that have it in there.
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