Just Got OG Droid

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by maderschramm, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. maderschramm

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    Ok, time to move deeper in from the X. I'm looking for help on the following topics:

    Rooting (this will be easy)
    Unlocking/Installing new bootloader
    Installing new Kernel/Interesting ROMS which can utilize such

    Danke
     
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    I'd recommend Motocache's guide

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    link me plz?
     
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    Rooting? Z4Root is the easiest way.

    Bootloader? It's not locked, but in order to ROM/Kernel/Theme it you have to lock recovery in the memory -- the bootloader will replace it with stock if you don't. There's a link in my sig, but if you're doing that you don't need to bother with Z4Root unless you don't want to follow MotoCache1's guide to root. I have pre-release instructions on how to do it without RSD Lite and Z4Root, but they're currently only available by PM.

    Link 1 in my sig will help you with kernels and ROMs and whatnot, but only if you've got an alternate recovery.

    Just let me know how I can help.
     
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    I have no problem using adb commands to root my phones. Are there different versions of alternate recoveries? What are the pros/cons of each if so
     
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    That's the man right there! What's up mammal?? :)



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    SPRecovery and Clockwork are the 2 recoveries.
    SPRecovery
    Pros:

    • The original recovery for the Droid
    • hasnt failed on me yet, install it and forget it.
    • simple to use
    Cons:

    • Have to name EVERYTHING you flash to update.zip
    Clockwork
    Pros:

    • Ability to flash without renaming files.
    • For those who use it, they swear by it.
    Cons:

    • Has a pension for being buggy
    • sometimes needs to be flashed several times
    • Those who have problems with it have PROBLEMS with it.
     
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    +1 for SPRecovery!!



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    Two recoveries, as Bob Dammit said. If you follow Motocache1's guide you'll have SPRecovery and root access all in one fell swoop. One-stop shopping, highly recommended.
     
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    I echo Bob on his thoughts. Of the two, I always try to use SPRecovery, and like Bob, it hasn't failed me yet. Is it a hassle to name everything Update.Zip? Naaaahhh, piece of cake. :)

    CW Recovery though, I approach with considerable caution. To me, it's just plain *twitchy*, and if I'm going to have a problem with an installation, the problem is gonna come while using CW Recovery. You can marginally improve your chances of things going OK if you just use CW Recovery by itself, and stay far away from Rom Manager. RM is very, VERY twitchy, IMO, and I avoid using the thing unless there's no alternative.

    I believe however that SPRecovery is ONLY available for the Droid 1. I have CW Recovery on both my Dinc. and my Droid X because I *have* to, not because I want to. If SP Recovery ever becomes available for the Incredible or the DX, I'm THERE! In a heartbeat. :):)

    -Mike
     
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    Yes, do all of these things, because I also have them in my signature.