A couple months ago I made the transition from iPhone to Droid (switched from T-mobile to Verizon). The hardest part has been adjusting to my amateur status (I had my iPhone unlocked and jailbroken, etc.). That having been said, please bear with me and feel free to drop any useful hints and tips along the way.
I have been using a Droid X since moving to Verizon. However, with an upcoming trip abroad, I purchased a Droid 2 Global through Craigslist. I suspect the phone is ROM'd (I hope I'm using the correct terminology). I see that I am using android version 2.2, system version Fission_2.4.3. Obviously, the phone is not activated. When I remove the SD card and turn on the phone, I get a ClockworkMod Recovery menu.
My questions are:
- How can I wipe this phone clean and put my Google contacts on it?
- When I go abroad, will popping in a new SIM card simply work? Even if the phone is not activated here? Or, do I need to bypass certain controls?
- Is Gingerbread available?
Ideally, I'd like to get this Droid 2 Global as close to my X as possible --> Gingerbread w/ LauncherPro, whilst working on a foreign network and not being activated/registered with Verizon.
Thank you all in advance.