Droid 2 hacking/rom install class

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  1. pc747

    pc747 DF Administrator Staff Member Rescue Squad

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    thursdays class is posted.
     
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    Late, but friday's tip is up.
     
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    Guilty Concious.

    Hi PC. I have to tell ya when I see the posts from ya everyday, for the classes, Im thinkin', OK I know I need the classes, but he must think I REALLY, need the classes. Afterall, return to stock only took 4 days..... :tongue::tongue::tongue::D
     
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    You beat me to return to stock on the droid 2 took me a week.

    Nothing is wrong with a little knowledge, after the ordeal you been through I bet you can teach others about rsdlite.
     
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    Its monday and this thread is open to all basic rooting questions for the droid 2
     
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    Amazing Pc747! This is going to help a lot of people!
     
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    It is definitely a hard thing to go through. Especially when you have just lost your phone and you are not sure what to do or when you're gonna get it back. I think that is what added to my situation.

    I did want to ask you if RSDLIte can be used for ROMs. Ide like to see about trying the sqidley Rom again, but don't want to mess things up.... again.
     
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    Great guide!! I've booted and running Fission 1.2.1 ROM on my DROID 2 (and I'm re-reading this guide now to really make sure I understand everything!).

    Recommended addition:
    Many will want to go from being rooted under SBF 2.2.20 to rooted under 2.3.20. I've seen dozens of warnings to not try to go back (flash using a 2.2.20 sbf once you've upgraded to 2.3.20), but I haven't found any details on how to upgrade to 2.3.20 if you're already rooted under 2.2.20.

    I'm sure this will be an issue every time there's a new SBF, so it might be helpful to have some pointers on how to upgrade. For instance, I can boot into recovery, flash/wipe my device, and upgrade...but should I be using the SBF 2.3.20 full? Deodexed or Odexed? Should I restore my phone to factory state 2.2.20, do OTA to 2.3.20, and then re-root using the steps posted? A couple quick pointers would be helpful :)

    Thanks!!
     
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    using roms:

    Before flashing any rom it is key to make sure bootstrap has been installed. Now as long as you have a nandroid backup (I would make one immediately after rooting) then you will be ok, but it will not hurt to have rsdlite on standby. Being that you used it already you know it works. Now here is something to pay attention to. If you use a 2.3.20 based rom then use a 2.3.20 sbf file to restore it.

    Personally I do not use any roms for the droid 2. I may use a theme or 2 but with the ability to freeze the unwanted apps, with home replacements like ADW and LPP, there is nothing out that a rom can offer me that I have not already done myself being that I use a couple of the motoblur apps. If anything Ill in stall a Deodexed based version of the stock rom.
     
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    These are my questions too. Since I removed some of the blur apps I can't use update.zip (fails verifying), so I need to sbf, but not sure if I should do 2.2.20 + update or 2.3.20 directly with sbf.
     
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    Hi Dude,

    I rooted in 2.2.0. I know if using bootstrap I hit the top button then the bottom button. I am a TOTAL NOOB. So I think im just gonna wait a bit. I know I want to speed up my phone cool down the battery and expand memory. So not sure if a rom can do that and have no idea what a kernal is. So don't know if I am asking for the impossible or not. :icon_eek::icon_eek::icon_eek:
     
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    1) The only times I would use a full sbf is if I have to turm my device back to verizon or I cant boot up my phone because of a bad rom. You can upgrade your phone through recovery mode. MDW posted a method to install the new 2.3.20 through recovery with out you having to unroot and re root.
    2) Deodexed is mainly used for theming and building roms. This is mainly a version for devs to work off of. If you are a regular user it does not matter which you use.
     
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    Thanks for the quick reply!! Very helpful!!

    One more question: one post indicated that if you just update the SBF via recovery mode, you won't get the benefit of the updated baseband and kernel -- are these things worth flashing the full SBF to get?
     
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    If you have bootstrap installed, then boot into clockwork recovery and follow this to get the new ots. Its like doing a manual install on the droid 1.

    TBH & MyDroidWorld Present: Droid 2 (2.3.20) Triple Threat



    Now a step that is not in there but I had to do on a few phones is that I had to wipe data and cache.
     
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    As far as speeding up your phone. I had my droid 2 o/ced to test it. To be honest overclocking your droid 2 is a waste. On the droid 1 when you overclocked from 550 to 1000 that was a bid jump that was worth doing. Going from 1000 to maybe 1200 stable is not really something that is a big deal. Now I do use setcpu to down clock my phone. If I am listening to espnradio app or I just need to conserve my battery I will down clock to 800 or 600. And that is because my phone is in sleep mode with sync, gps, off so that I can listen to what ever sports I am listening to at the time. Really the droid 2 being rooted is just good for the apps, there are no stellar roms for the droid 2 that is out yet.
     
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