I ran to the tee and now when booting up it gets to the red eye, stays there for awhile and then turns off. HELP!!!
ok i was able to restore I tried this again and got stuck at the red eye again but this time it gets to the red eye and just reboots over and over, every step through this process worked for me ok except this step below. Could this be the problem?
21. Type 'mv /system/recovery-from-boot.p /system/recovery-from-boot.old'. This should prevent the custom recovery from being over-written on reboot. If this step doesn't work for you, skip it. I've haven't witnessed the problem that it is supposed to prevent. bernal125 skipped it without issue. For others, this step has worked without issue.
EDIT - Finally got it working
Last edited by cgunn82; 01-16-2010 at 06:44 PM.
Just wanted to say that it is SO awesome to watch you all work through your individual challenges with the process. I will answer more questions when I can. And to those who completed it without issue... CHEERS!
@cgunn82 - NICE- dang Nice.
@rican408 - try again and skip steps 43-49 just to see if you still have lag. If not , then restore your DATA folder (43-49) then check for lag. If you now lag, it may be some app you have installed?
@silenceforus - You are really developing the process. It would be awesome to pull it off with only the stock DROID. Keep us posted.
@you peeps that have 'edit'ed your posts because you solved your issues.. SWEEEEEEEET!!!!!!
Now go make a Pandora station based on 'Mr. Scruff' and chill with me... . =)
Oh, and the flash_image link has been fixed with the one provided by ejhart. Thanks!!
Last edited by cplus; 01-16-2010 at 11:39 PM.
I have been playing around with Sholes.info 1.0.1 and now 1.1 and am enjoying it. At first I was using the 2.1 launcher because it looks so nice, but I noticed that the phone seemed to bog down over time and take too long to go to home screen after pressing home. I also got some force close popups, typically when I pressed home and typically not from the app I was using at the time. The notification bar was jumpy at best unless I had recently opened it several times. The lag and force closes got worse if I tried viewing the homescreen in landscape mode, and as some others have stated the touch mapping is off in landscape so some icons are inaccessible.
After playing with my wife's vanilla droid and seeing the speed difference, I was on the verge of restoring my standard rooted 2.0.1 and waiting for Sholes to mature, but I decided to give it another go with the standard 2.0.1 launcher. I am glad I did! It now runs as smoothly as it ever did, with all the benefits of Sholes rom!
One of my favorite features is the 2.1 clock application. The docked night mode on 2.0.1 left much to be desired, the blue background lit the whole room and gray text didn't have much contrast against blue. The new clock is a much darker mix of black and dark red which eventually fades to all black leaving only the gray clock. This is easier to read and bleeds less light into my room, I love it!
So many nice features! Thanks for the great guide!
So I got the 1.0.1 installed just fine but when I tried to install the 1.1 nothing happened... I moved the 1.0.1 ROM into a different folder so it's not in the SDcard root and I dropped the new 1.1 rom file in the root directory. I can go to install from SD card and find it there but when I click install it runs through the backup process and everything but at the end it just says "done" and nothing. It doesn't ask me if I want to wipe or keep my data. It doesn't ask me what applications I want to include (the list with the x's). I'm pretty sure I'm still running 1.0.1 because the manual brightness still does not work. I'm a totally newbee but that's the point of this thread "Noob Challenge", right? So any help would be amazing. THanks!
I was wrong. Simple fix, either I didn't do it right, or the original link for the recovery that you need to flash was wrong. I downloaded the proper .2b or whatnot from sholes.info from the droid, REflashed it, went back through the steps and it went through no problem.
This absolutely can be done without any use of a computer, as long as you've got astro by your side.
+ to sholes.info AND to the OP for this excellent beginners guide to rooting and roms. I started this 24 hours ago with no idea wtf I was doing and now I know alot about rooting, alot about roms, and more importantly ,alot more about the capabilities of my droid. And wifi tethering is rocking out on my droid too. I wonder when this phone will cease to amaze me.
Last edited by silenceforus; 01-17-2010 at 08:14 PM.
Silenceforus: Thanks for your post. I was also using the old file, once I got the .2b the 154 error went away and all is well. It is important to get the EXACT files that are listed and not one that looks "close enough". This thread (or at least the first few posts) needs to be made sticky. This is by far the most novice friendly way to hack the droid and is written so well that a beginner will have no trouble doing the whole thing in about an hour. Thanks to all who posted and for everyone's hard work.http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ima..._%20banana.gif