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Discussion in 'Droid 2 Roms' started by tha rockstar, Feb 25, 2011.

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    Im a noob. Im rooted wit z4root and have PDAnet. This question is probably stupid but what does flashing mean and how do I do it. I read bout flashing Roms. Id like 2 kno how 2 do it

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    Flashing a ROM is basically like installing a different operating system on your phone. All ROMs are different in some way and offer different things. Liberty offers a customizable experience while Apex just tries to clean out unnecasary blur. Flashing a ROM simply means installing a ROM. To flash a ROM you need koush's droid 2 bootstrap installed. Then just follow the instructions from the ROM's creator as some may have different steps needed to install.

    Oh and the bootstrapper can be found in the market.
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    Before flashing a new rom, make sure you make a backup of your setup now! And make a copy of that on your pc somehere.

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    I just bought a broke and repair phone. Seller says bad ESN maybe a flashing problem and cracked screen but still runs great and battery life still great. Seller is selling cause small cracked screen and keyboard slides in out a little rough other than that great phone seller says. How can this be fixed esp if it just needs flashing could i do this? I dont have this phone just yet. Experts please
     
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    If it has a bad esn you will have to flash to a different carrier, you wont be able to activate on vzw's network.

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    Ok well yea thats cool well i have ATT, and Virgin out here im in WV. Im looking to do something on this phone for prepaid. Also is it possible to get WIFI on this thing with the ESN the way it is?
     
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    What could i use as a cleaner or whatever to fix a rough slider on the keyboard of this phone. Seller mentions a little rough in and out on the slide.
     
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    With a bad esn should i still be able to use this for wifi at least?
     
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    Could i root this fully as much as i can without service?
     
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