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  1. tiggerxplur
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    i have just rotted my phone and was wondering what a good rom to have what i would like to do is overclock but im not sure how fast i would want it i have read that 800 is safe and effective and i would kinda like to have 2.1 but not sure if it can be overclocked any suggestions??

    also would prefer to be able to uninstall a few stock apps such as amazon
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    After you root, you HAVE to flash SPRecovery to your Droid before you go flashing ROMs....or doing ANYTHING for that matter...
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    I would highly recommend the sholes rom, 2.0.3 if u want the 3D app drawer like 2.1 and 2.0.5 if you don't.. both have options durings install process to remove amazon and others.. over clock works and I'm stable even on 1ghz on my droid, although it seems like every phone is different so urs mayor may not be stable.. 800mhz is fast enough for me.. and sholes 2.0.3 has all or vey close to all of the 2.1 features..
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    i have a nand back up and everything so i believe im ready to go
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    And the sholes app will flash recovery for you.. idownload the sholes SMUpdater app and will do most of the work for you, super easy to use.. download from the market to support the devs, or you can even get the app free from their site..
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    Okay, I'll put it this way, if you WANT to know what you're doing to your *expensive* phone in case of future problems with hacking, you need to install SPRecovery yourself and learn how to do these types of things...

    If you don't care about HOW these things are done, then get the app woodyman is talking about called SholesMod Updater, and let it do everything for you
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    Well if you already went through the process of flashing SPRecovery and making nandroid backups then go for it...
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    sorry for double post how about one that is just like 2.0.1 for now that has overclocking
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    I believe to overclock, you just need a kernel, not an actual ROM. I could be full of horse crap though.

    You also need SetCPU to overclock the phone(found on the market), which has a small charge.

    You are more than welcome to look over the Android ROMs section for more information on each individual ROM.

    2.1 ROMs have reported some minor success for features, but the launcher itself keeps running into force closes and lagginess because the version of 2.1 was made for the Nexus, not the Droid. Once the OTA 2.1 update hits the air, we'll see much more stable versions of 2.1 rooted ROMs.

    My suggestion is to look at the 2.0.1 ROMs and go from there. They have some very nice features in each different ROM, just take a few minutes to look them over.
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    Download and flash the sholes 2.0.5 rom in that case it has more slots avalible, and u can select which features you want so u can select as many or little of the 2.1 features you want, you can even have stock theme or smoked glass.. and if you end up not liking that u can always flash a new rom..
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    Let this be known Sholes is a 2.0.1 ROM with 2.1 features ported into it. Just so there is no confusion.
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    Yep , just a kernal, root, and set cpu, like nerdbox said, checkout all the roms out there, its easy to flash a new rom so if u don't like one try another..
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    where can i learn about the kernals and if they are what i need
    and i have setcpu already



    and to woody thank you and ill download that and see what i can do with it
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    Glad to help, and I'm pretty sure alldroid has a lot of kernals, taz's allows overclocking above 1ghz so id check around there, as far as learning about that, I'm not sure, just that their in the boot.img of nandroid backups, u can flash taz's kernal on roms doing this, and I'm sure others.. just search around and hopefully someone else can help u with one.. I tried.. lol
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    Yup once you do the first one and get through it correctly it's not very difficult to do it with another one.

    I think most people who root go through all of the ROMs until they find the one they are in love with, lol.
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    well thank you i really appreciate the help from you and everyone else ill probably have more questions tomorrow lol but for now i think im set
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    Very true.. lol.. I know I checked every rom out before settling on sholes.. I even try new ones that show up, like the new 2.1 BB and simply stunning, but so far sholes has it all for me..
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    Sholes uses the update.zip process, no worries though revert to ur backup, and DOWNLOAD the SMUpdater app.. lol it will do all the work all ull need to do is click the fetures u want, it will even backup ur system before flashing.. :?