I have been looking for a thread like this! I just went through the nearly identical exercise with my D2G this weekend (only difference is that I used Droid 2 Bootstrap). I have also installed Laucher Pro Plus and for now will use that as my launcher.
I assume that you used FRM to install Fission. I learned the hard way that there are actually backup and restore functions for LPP (and Circle Launcher) that eliminate the chore of rebuilding your screens/widgets each time you backup/flash an add on or patch from FRM.
If you use FRM, how do you know, other than by trial and error, which bits of Fission that you want to install? Their website is not very well documented abd the descriptions on the app are brief.
I am mostly trying to get the add-on that has the D2G Media Gallery with the advanced photo editing features as on the stock D2G. I have installed a couple media add-ons, but I can't seem to find the right one. I now have the 3D Gallery (cool iris style) like the D1, which has mysteriously disappeared from the Market.
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Heres the latest:
I got the phone in the mail and screamed like a little girl out of excitement (this step is required).
I didn't know the billing password at first so I touched all four corners clockwise starting with the top left to bypass setup (and I figured I wouldn't be using stock much longer so I thought it was fine).
When I got the billing password I called *228 and followed the directions.
Installed z4root and rooted
Used kouch's bootstrap to run custom recovery and then made a nandroid backup.
Copied over Fission ROM manager
Connected to Wi-Fi
Downloaded Fission using the ROM manager
Installed Fission with wipe data and cache
Set Up google account once Fission booted
Any questions on a specific step are welcome
crap, I just watched this video DarkOnion's House of Pain Blog Archive Tutorial: Installing Fission via FRM and after the reboot it just hangs at this screen, it didn't do what the phone in the video did. uh oh.
The "wipe" option will wipe out your desktop, so you only need to wipe data on the first install or a new rebuild.
Last edited by TJConnery; 02-02-2011 at 11:18 AM. Reason: To answer my own question.
Wow, I can't believe I've only spent 1 day with this device, I feel like I could never have lived without it.
Anyway what I've done:
Installed some apps from the market (I'll list those if people want me to when I do a full write up)
Did the battery optimizations listed in an earlier post
Installed verizon 3g hotspot for fission using recovery
Tried to install TBH 3g hotspot mod using recovery and realized that it didn't work on the droid 2
Downloaded radiocomm and made the proper seem edits (also got nostalgic about my razr)
Played with radiocomm (Disclaimer: I DO NOT RECOMMEND PLAYING WITH RADIOCOMM but I know some people and have used it a lot before)
Edited seem 01C2 record 0001 from 01 to 00 supposedly increasing 3g speeds but the signal here is so bad I can't tell if it worked
edited build.prop from ro.modem_available=0 to ro.modem_available=1
phone as modem showed up as an option in usb so I tried to set it up on my w7 vm running on my desktop but it wouldnt get past dialing #777
Texted the girl I like (Important step, remember even when phone hacking one must be social)
Alright guys thats all for now, again once robotics build season is over I'll have more time to flesh this stuff out but if you have any questions post here or PM me