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    Question Any tips for an Android Newbie?

    I currently use a D2 which works awesome, but i am interested in rooting my D2, any tips or other considerations i should think of before doing so? I am somewhat new to Android software but find it all to be very interesting and intriguing, any feedback will be greatly appreciated
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    I used Z4 root. Worked for me and it is one step.

    Once you root, you need to decide what you are going to do with your phone. I personally have a bootstrapper so I can get into recovery and make a full backup of my phone. For that I use Droid 2 Bootstrapper. This full backup is called a nandroid backup. You want to have one, especially if you are going to mess with different Roms. I also use Titanium backup to backup apps and freeze apps. I have yet to install any custom Roms, though I am looking at the Get R Done Rom.



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    Good and Easy to use app to root your phone

    I am farily new to androids too.. I found Z4Root app to root/unroot my phone with just one click... so easy to use.... Hope this helps
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    I have a tip...the droid 2, is significantly different from the droid 2 GLOBAL...which is the section you are in....you can root your phone w z4root and use d2bootstrapper, but, don't flash any roms for the global unless you are prepared to sbf, the droid2 forums are their own lil sections, just like droid 2 global, but the subsections are sprinkled together, so bookmark the correct ones....and the search button up top right will cure all your curious needs...so will the god-send known as google
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    Thanks for all the tips, and recomendations, and next time I post I will be sure to use the correct section

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisl20 View Post
    I have a tip...the droid 2, is significantly different from the droid 2 GLOBAL...which is the section you are in

    Sorry but this was under Droid 2 Global Hacks.. If im wrong im wrong
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    Lol, sorry man, I didn't mean to come off as an a$$, its just a biiiig stressfull pain to sbf your phone after trying to flash stuff for another phone....reading both sections of the forum wont hurt anything though...you can never learn too much,...but, if I were you...I would check out Liberty 2.0...I rocked 1.5 on my d2....thennnn it got jacked and they sent me a d2g...my life has been horrible ever since... ...be sure to read about rooting, macking nandroid backups, how to prepare to sbf(better to learn before u actually haveto do it), rom choices (liberty is a custom 'rom'), theme choices(liberty has a great selection in its toolbox, freezing bloatware, overclocking, underclocking, why NOT to use task managers...and, yah, I think reading up on all that will keep u busy for a minute....have any more ?'s feel free to ask man...were a community, that of which helps each other, I don't want u to get the impression of otherwise
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    @worldoffross, yah, he has a droid2...not a droid2global...so...yes, im sorry but u r wrong :/
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    @chrisl20 thank you for sharing some tips and recomendations, I can't wait to mod my D2, all the ideas and info I have been receiving have been getting me excited about rooting my D2, just im not sure what ROM to use, I do like blur, but hey performance is what really matters, right?

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