Can't run ANY ROM!

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  1. nonnasmyladie
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    So I rooted my phone awhile back but just never installed a custom ROM.

    Now I can't install a new ROM.

    I tried about 6 ROMS and 2 different kernals but none of the combinations worked.

    No matter what roms or kernals i run i end up with a phone that freezes in about 20 seconds after booting and then I can't boot into recovery and i have to manually flash recover and its a whole long ordeal.

    I even tried ROM manager to instal a rom thinking maybe I was just doing it wrong but every single rom i installed with rom manager froze.

    Has anyone had this problem?

    Anyone know how i could be able to install a custom rom without this problem?
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    Two things. One, if you're losing recovery every time it's because you probably didn't root properly and as a result the Recovery Replacement System is kicking in because it wasn't disabled.

    Two, are you doing a factory reset 3X before you install a ROM? Some phones require more than one wipe before a ROM will fully take.
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    +1 ^^^ ...here is the most reliable method to rooting the Droid 1 running the current firmware: Root Droid 1 - Regardless of OS version

    *pay special attention on the section on "catching the boot". As FBM said, if the Recovery Replacement System kicks in, you'll only have recovery for 1 boot cycle, then you'll have to start all over (no fun!). So have your ROM ready to flash when you start all this -- if you want to try GB, I would give Pete Alfono's build a go -- I've heard great things and they're pretty stable overall. [ROM STABLE] Stock Gingerbread Android 2.3.2 Build GPA12 Just rename it to update.zip and place on the root (/) of your sdcard to use with SPRecovery.

    good luck :)
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    make sure you wipe your data & cache.. most roms wont run with the stock roms data
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    I wiped everytime

    I wiped everytime i installed a new ROM still froze everytime.
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    Something else to consider is possibly a kernel issue. Not all phones can handle the higher speeds or low voltages. There have been quite a few people having issues with low voltage kernels or overclocking to or over 800mhz.
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    kernal issue

    i tries three kernals and chevy i tried low voltage and medium at 1gh and 800 each
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    Well i'm not going to simply try a new ROM unless I have reason to believe that it won't screw up my recovery and that it might work.
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    Help please phone won't turn on!

    i did a factory reset three times then installed a new rom and now my phone won't even turn on its stuck on the motorola screen!
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    There is def something messed up with your recovery, either that or with the process you're using. I've never heard of a properly rooted Droid not being able to flash anything. Your best bet would be to flash the stock, unrooted sbf file for 2.2.1 and reroot.

    Maybe a stupid question but you do have a Verizon droid1 and not an A853 milestone right? These roms and kernels will only run on Verizon droids and A854 milestones

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    ahh

    ya its a verizon droid.

    How do i flash the stock if my phone won't turn on?
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    That link is to a 600mhz kernel not a ROM. To boot into recovery from a bootloop pull the battery and then hold the x key and the power button. It should then boot straight into whichever recovery you have installed. If you have a nandroid backup of your previous ROM, flash that, if not, your probably going to have to flash the sbf and go back to unrooted stock 2.2.1 and start over.

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    help

    Ya i can't boot into recovery.

    I literally can't turn on my phone now.
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    The Droid is essentially unbrickable. You'll have to boot into recovery, mount USB storage and use RSD lite to flash the sbf file from a PC. There is a very detailed guide as to how to do this somewhere on the forums.

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    I finally got to boot into recovery

    do you think I need to unroot my phone and then reroot it and start from scratch?

    If so can you recommend a root technique, kernal, and rom that I should use?
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    thanks

    Thanks I found what you were talking about. This will work. Is there a way to undo the root that I did do and redo it properly?
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    That's exactly what I'm saying. Unroot with the sbf, reroot, once you're rooted with the stock 2.2.1 rom then install a custom recovery, I highly suggest rzrecovery. Once you've got that down you should be able to flash any rom or kernal you want.

    I personally have no idea what the current root process is since I've been rooted for over a year but I know there are simple, one-click root solutions available now-a-days. However, just because you are rooted doesn't mean you have a custom recovery necessary to flash custom roms. Follow the tutorials and you'll be fine. Your Droid is not bricked it just needs some serious tlc.

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    Does anyone know how i can unroot my droid and install the stock OS so i can start over?
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