You have resurrected my og droid.
I love how the smart guys are like.. "Yea I already do this on ocasion"
I think I know why there is such a night and day difference after performing the rsd restore.
I too have noticed the slow decline in performance on my phone.. I had another og droid to compare to.. which still seems to peform beautifully..
I had it pinned to hardware.. specificly the lack of ram on the droid. I was watching ram use and trying to figure ways to optimize for a while.. I also noticed i was missing about 25mb of ram from my gf droid..
After doing the rsd restore I can report that i have about 40percent more ram then before!
thats right no lie. my ram totals before were around 100mb.. i assumed the rest just was not visiable due to root programs using them but now my phone is reporting 178mb of ram.
but that may not be all. I watched rsd do its thing and it apears to reflash everything on the device ram included. I dont think the rsd restore so much is a fix as flashing rom after rom is the source of the problem.
What I mean is that the rsd restore fixes it just because it puts the stock memory blocks back where they go.. where as when ur flashing roms u must be loosing blocks here and there.
i do not know a lot about flash memory but this is a guess.
SO after doing the rsd restore I re rooted and installed bugless beast. it was ok but im really hooked on miui.. and i have to say it is running pretty smooth right now with primed kernel. camera works again so thats another bonus.
Oh and on another unrelated note. My plan is finaly about to be up. But honestly I dont think I will upgrade. It is monumentaly disapointing that my plan with verizon from 2 years ago was cheaper and came with unlimited data. Man **** verizon. and most carriers while we are at it.. Sure I could renew my plan and maybe get the new nexus but jesus no.. with the restored performance of the og I really want to go to boost or straight talk. I swear carriers think they can get away with murder. smartphone plans should be cheaper with more data not pricier with data caps.
Anyone with exp flashing verizon phones to either pre paid carier pls pm me. I might even go with boost they have put out a few descent mid range android devices lately.. still probly bounds better than the og. I really like that zte warp.. Hope there will be some what of a following on the warp... I have seen root info on other zte devices so dont know why not. wifi tether on a prepaid boost phone with unlimited 3g data @ 50 dolars is bounds better than the retard plans verizon is offering.
Since this is in a Bugless-related forum, I've got a dumb question to ask: I went through the subject process of sbf'ing my OG Droid back to the latest Froyo-based ROM that is possible to use using the link in Pete's download. As implied in Pete's comments by each link, that got updated almost immediately.
I next set about rooting the thing. When I did, I found that I couldn't use either the CM or RZ recoveries that are also linked on that page. I was able to SBF the SPRecovery, and get the rest of the rooting business, but I'd liked the RZRecovery's features.
Full disclosure: I used a linux system and the latest sbf_flash to do the SBF'ing.
Did anyone else have this problem either with RSD (Windows) or sbf_flash (Mac/Linux)?
jrredho: I'm not sure what problem you are asking about. I can tell you that the latest RZR (2.1.0) would not install via an update.zip on the D1, so I ended up using an SBF to put on RZR 2.0.3... and that's been running fine for me. If that's not the problem you're describing, I think we'd need more detail to be able to help.
Needless to say, many of us have done the RSDLite process on Windows, and have not had a problem (including myself, of course).
Thanks for your quick response.
Let me try again: I plan on returning to and sticking with the latest stock (Froyo-based) ROM at this point. Are the CW and RZ recoveries that Pete has in his download directory not compatible with Froyo-based ROMs, and is that the reason I got errors when I tried to install them, or is there a problem specific to the Linux sbf_flash utility?
Finally, since you brought it up, is the 2.0.3 RZRecovery SBF compatible with Froyo ROMs as well?
Recoveries do not (that I have experienced) have any effect on Froyo vs GB. As I recall, there are some ROMs that have issues when running under some recoveries, but they will often tell you this in their descriptions.
I have used RZR 2.0.3 (and CW before it) for a while now, with numerous ROMs without issues (other than those that are "fixed" by the steps in this thread, which I don't beleieve are related). I think you'll be fine with RZR 2.0.3 via SBF (or update).
OP, thanks for the tip! After doing this and reloading the ROM I had on previously (Liquid 3.2) , I notice a slight speed increase but an even more dramatic improvement in my battery life. I just hit 29 hours, 46 mins and still have 20% left. And this is with above average use since I've been sick at home the last couple days. Before this I would have to charge every 16-18 hours or so.