Droid 2 hacking/rom install class

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

  1. holmes6

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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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  5. pc747

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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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    So then if im doing pandora for a bit would you say to do the down clock? If so where can I find the instructions please?

    *edit* im going to be using pandora for at least 8 hours for one day without charging. Have a long flight and no way to recharge.
     
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    If that's ALL you're going to do, then yes. However, unless the plane is offering WiFi you won't be able to use it. Airplane mode kills the 3G antenna. And FCC and airline guidelines explicitly state that cell phones are to be turned off.

    Got a good music library on there? :D
     
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    Oh yeah baby! I learned the hard way. I went in and put in every single artist I like so I have a wide varitey and im not stuck with just what they have to offer. Im gonna check on the wifi thing, didn't think they would offer it. Planning on taking my laptop so that is an option too. Thanks!
     
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    I ended up going with 2.3.20 via SBF.
    booted up, gmail was force closing, activated phone, rooted with dooroot.bat, cleared cache with bootstrap , updating gmail to 2.3 from market (fixed fc problem), seems to be working ok so far

    System Version: Version.2.3.20.A955.Verizon.en.US
    Android Version: 2.2
    Baseband: BP_C_01.09.07P
    Kernel Version: 2.6.32.9-g462500f
    dbretzm1@il93lnxdroid22 #1
     
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    If you are rooted get the setcpu app. When you open it you can drop the clock speed. It is not necessary but it is something I may do from time to time if all I am doing is listening to music and nothing else.
     
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    Thank you for this thread and sharing. I have a quick question. I have android 2.2 rooted on my d2. I will update to 2.3 soon and then reroot. I know my rooted apps on 2.2 won't work on 2.3. What happens to them? Will 2.3 wipe them from my phone and will they still be installed in there and just not work? Do I have to reinstall or redownload them again once I root on 2.3? Thank you in advance.
     
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