Another noob here!

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  1. mrvash

    mrvash New Member

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    Hi everyone!


    My buddy has given me his old Motorola Droid (A855), I believe it's their first model in the Droid line. I've had plenty of smart phones before (iPhones, Black Berry, MetroPCS Huwei Ascend.) but this will be my first Android based phone. I haven't signed onto Verizon yet, but before I do I would like to update the phone to the latest OS available for the phone, and a lot of people are taking about 'Root' and ROM's and I have no idea what they're talking about. Can any one point me in the right direction to download the latest OS for the phone and help me Root and install ROM's on my phone? Thanks in advance and I'm glad to part of the Droid community! :)
     
  2. SFGate

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    Welcome to the site. Make certain you research the rooting process thoroughly before starting. DancingNexus
     
  3. smalltowngirl13

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    Hello and welcome to the forum!!

    If you turn the phone and connect to a wifi point, you should be able to force the update by going into settings (hard menu key on the homescreen), scroll down to about phone (select) and then select updates or check for updates...

    Once you are on the latest software (which I do not remember what was the last update for the D1 - something in Froyo tho I think) and then you can research root (which is gaining access to all of the phone's files - similar to admin rights on a PC vs guest priv's)...Rooting will not change how the phone runs in terms of speed or software. It is the further modification or tweaks that will do that - however, be cautious and as SFGate indicates definitely research as if you make a boo-boo, you may have an inoperable device (or brick) :)...Good luck!!
     
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    Welcome to Droid Forums!! Make yourself at home :biggrin:
     
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