So I got brave last night and loaded Bugless Beast v0.5. I was proud of myself. I rooted a while ago but this is the first time I did a nandroid backup, completely wiped my phone, and loaded a custom ROM.
I have the moto droid 1 b.t.w. and I took the cowards way out and used ROM manager (Free version) to do it all for me. I have no illusions, I am not an uber-phone-hacker
So right away I noticed a speed boost (most likely from wiping the phone but it could be the ROM helping out too. I haven't over-clocked yet, so that is open for further study).
So what is my problem????
I went to the market to restore all my favorite apps (even the ones I paid for) and alas, nada. (What The Hell?)
I can find all 5 Handcent font packs but no Handcent MMS
I can find my photosafe/videosafe licenses but no photosafe/videosafe
I can't find Advanced Task Killer
I can't find My Backup Pro (that is the one I paid the most for)
I can't load a new launcher since Helix and Launcher Pro are no shows
Oh, and I can't find ROM Manager Free but the $5 version is available. <Hum>
I can only assume that somehow the Market does a behind the scenes query on some info of the the ROM you are running and only shows results that are "tagged" for it (or are tagged for "all ROMS" or are completely un-tagged).
So I guess my questions are...
1. Did I just load the wrong ROM for me?
2. Is there a way to get old bugless beastie to act like it is a different ROM for market place searches?
3. Do I need to find out some other way to shoe-horn my old favorites back on my phone?
Appreciating any advice you have, since I am trying to become a custom ROM kind of guy