Brand New Droid to 2.2 Froyo Help

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    Ok guys, Im getting my (first) Droid June 21, and heres the game plan:

    3:30 PM - Arrive at verizon store and ditch my LG Dare for a Motorola Droid
    4:15 PM - Arrive at GF's house
    11:30 PM - Arrive at home
    12:30 AM - Have successfully finished rooting my phone with Froyo
    1:00 AM - Overclock my phone, hopefully to 1.2ghz
    1:30 AM - Begin installing custom ROMs, Themes, and Apps

    So.... who wants to help me setup my game plan for that? This guide looks good, but I want to make sure that it is exactly what I need:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/49671-stock-2-1-2-2-froyo-step-step-installation.html


    Some things I need help with:
    1. This guide is fine right? Is there a better one?
    2. If I follow this guide, will my droid be rooted? (I want the root)
    3. What is the main difference between roms and themes? If I do the Froyo install, can I use any rom, or only 2.2 roms?
    4. What is the best rom, in your opinion, and why?

    Im gonna film the whole process, because I figure that may be helpful for people. Let me know if you have any info!
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    I just had to get a new phone yesterday (bricked my old droid beyond repair) I had it rooted and 2.2'd in about 20 mins
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    With these guides, will it be rooted?
    And from here, how do i install overclock kernels?
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    The first guide will have you flash back to 2.0.1. Then you it takes you through rooting your phone and installing Froyo. The second way allows SPRecovery to be installed on your Droid. When you install Froyo, latest version, your phone will then be rooted.

    I think it's easier then going back to 2.0.1. But it's up to you.
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    Any real difference between the two options
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    i used RSDlite to push sprecovery root file to the stock 2.1, then installed 2.2 via nandroid. took no time at all
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    Whats the difference between 125 hz and 250 hz overclock. Why is one better or worse
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    The second way is easier.
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    Thanks hook, ill try this guide out. Thanks! 10 days woot woot!

    Any suggestions on ROMS or customizations. Ive heard bugless is good?
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    125 and 250 aren't overclocks...
    Do you mean 1GHz and 1.25GHz?
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    What I meant was voltage
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    I think you mean the lowest clock speed. I would go with the 125 because they have better battery life.

    Here is a list of a few 2.2 ROMs:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/bugless/50333-rom-bugless-beast-v0-1-frf57-froyo-rc.html
    Black Droid Mod -> Download Manager -> Official Ultimate Droid Roms -> Ultimate Droid Froyo Beta - FRF57 (Fixed 3G Issues, additions, 3 different themes, new base - Update.zip Format)
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/chevyno1/50611-froyo-simply-stunning-4-0-here-6-10-2010-a.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/jrummy/49503-wip-froyo-kangerade-v1-0-testers-needed.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/team-chaos/50766-team-chaos-froyo-rom.html
    Eliminator 2.0/Jake's Kernel and Virgin FRF57 rooted/with stock kernel - Jake and Boostdscoob - AllDroid Public Board - Eliminator 2.0/Jake's Kernel and Virgin FRF57 rooted/with stock kernel - Jake and Boostdscoob - AllDroid Public Board - Forum
    Iron Man V 1.0.1 - (All Froyo ROMS) - JsinLegacy - AllDroid Public Board - Iron Man V 1.0.1 - (All Froyo ROMS) - JsinLegacy - AllDroid Public Board - Forum
    [ROM] Frozen Lovely Yogurt 0.6 - Birdman - AllDroid Public Board - [ROM] Frozen Lovely Yogurt 0.6 - Birdman - AllDroid Public Board - Forum
    Onix V1.2.0 Release *UPDATED*

    Here are some 2.2 Kernels:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/chevyno1/50643-get-yer-froyo-kernels-here-6-10-2010-a.html
    Froyo Overclocked Kernels includes *wifi* fix
    jdlfg kernels 7x300x900sv v.32.1.3./7x300x1000sv.32.1.3 - CyanogenMod Forum

    Here are some good 2.2 themes:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/team-chaos/50225-red-rum-froyo.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/team-chaos/49876-black-ice-froyo.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/team-chaos/49506-team-chaos-clean-black-froyo.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/46441-droptheme-mm.html (A awesome theme!!)
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/dr...-2-froyo-update-zip-metamorph-back-stock.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/49656-blue-energy-theme-froyo-android-2-2-a.html
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-themes/45260-luna-theme-icculusx.html

    You can find a lot of these roms and themes in ROM Manager of the Market. I would buy it for sure. Then you can download everything from there and it makes it a lot easier.

    [​IMG]<<<< Scan for ROM Manager[​IMG]<<<< Scan to purchase the premium version of ROM Manager so you can download almost everything above.

    You can download Flash 10.1 Beta 2 here: Adobe Flash Player 10.1 10.1.72.4.apk

    I would recommend getting a new launcher instead of the stock one. I would either get Launcher Pro or ADW Launcher. You can get both off the market. I prefer Launcher pro because its faster to me.
    [​IMG]<<<< Scan this for Laucher Pro.[​IMG]<<<< Scan this for ADW Launcher
    Here's my current setup. I am running Onix 1.2 with the drop theme with 1.2ghz P3Droid. Has Launcher pro 0.5.1.
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
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    Nice list winner, thanks!
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    No problem!!
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    Yeah; what I did was downgrade from 2.1 to 2.0.1, then rooted. I installed ROM Manager, downloaded Bugless Beast v0.1 Froyo to my phone, then used ROM Manager to install the package. Then, I downloaded DropTheme (remember to remove vending.apk from sys/app in the zip file) to my phone as update.zip, booted into recovery, isntalled that. Finally, I downloaded Chevy ULV 1.0 kernel (so far, ULV has worked perfectly at 1ghz on my droid without any issues after 4 days), installed that as an update.zip in recovery mode. All the links are in my signature to these things.

    Check out my gallery for DropTheme images. It's a beast of a theme :D

    Hit me up if you have any questions. I have bricked and un-bricked my phone, so, I can help with that too :blush: