Droid 2 hacking/rom install class

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid 2 Development' started by pc747, Oct 25, 2010.

  1. spaz33g

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    Cool I would have felt like a freak otherwise. Any way pc has you covered.

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    been a long time since I was poking around stickies asking n00b questions anywhere. :)
     
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    no sbf is just for emergency. If your phone will not boot up and you can not restore your phone sbf will fix your phone to out of the box factory. THe only time you need to use an sbf is if you are returning your phone back to vzw, and even if I unroot I will flash sbf and wipe data and cache before sending my phone to vzw just in case. And the other time is if your phone gets stuck at the M or you flash a rom and your phone will not boot up (and you have a strong fully charged battery) and you can not restore your backup.
     
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    to make a nandroid backup refer to the first page, but you will need koush's bootstrap recovery for the D2. Titanium Backup is a good SAFE app to use to freeze the bloatware.
     
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    so then it's...

    install z4root.
    root phone.
    install everything in provided link.
    back up phone following prompts in aforementioned program.
    make nandroid backup using bootstrap recovery.
    delete horrible useless garbage.

    then, when it's update time,
    restore from nandroid backup.
    update.
    re-root.
    re-delete garbage.

    Assuming I download anything from the marketplace between now and update time, will I need to re-download it again after restoring from the nandroid backup?
     
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    You have to root before making the backup.

    Edit: that's another place where titanium backup shines, after restoring a nandroid backup you can use tb to restore any apps you downloaded after the date of the nandroid.

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    Actually its install z4root
    root phone
    Install bootsrap recovery
    look at video that I provided to see how to make a nandroid backup
    make a nandroid backup
    Install titanium backup
    remove bloat
    later on tonight or tomorrow make sure you install the rsdlite and the sbf file from the TBH link I provided.
    Enjoy your phone
    Enjoy your phone

    and do what you said when it come update time.
     
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    edited. Is it in the right order now?

    Side note: you guys are awesome. Thanks.
     
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    Woot.
    I'll refer to the respective threads on rsdlite and sbf to figure out how to use those.

    Thank you both so much.
     
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    i have a video on sbf and rsdlite here in this thread, the only diff between the one in the video (which is the droid x) is that to get into bootloader you power on while holding the physical x key and you use a diff sbf file than what is shown in the vid. The procedures are basically the same.
     
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    about to start, here.
    Trying to figure out what RSDlite and SBF are and why I need them.
     
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    I'm not ready to do all this deleting and unfreezing and ROM business, I'm just gonna hide the stuff with LauncherPro at this point.

    Thanks again to everyone for the help.
     
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