MDW and TBH present 2.4.0 (R2D2) for the Droid 2

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    R2D2 Leak: 2.4.0 for the D2 is in the house!

    Just when you thought it was safe to be on the internet, new temptation appears... :)

    MDW and TBH present 2.4.0 (R2D2) for the Droid 2

    Be the first on your block to run the R2D2 D2 release.

    Requires root, requires that you make a freakin' nandroid backup of your current setup before installing it (or you're a doofus), requires you follow install instructions accurately, and requires that you report your findings/results. ;)
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    You installed it yet redflea.
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    Charging up my phone to give it a try. :) Want to be at minimum 80%.

    One guy had a boot loop, so it may not work w/out some tweaking...I saw some files in the zip that have 720p in them, so who knows what kinds of tweaks are in it that may not be compatible w/the non-R2D2 D2.

    I may not be able to do it tonight...getting late and I have a 6AM call tomorrow and need my phone to be working for it.

    Question is, do I feel lucky punk? Well, do I?!

    ;)
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    People, including Motaboy, are reporting booting up OK w/2.4.0 on the MDW 2.4.0 thread.
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    Yeah it looks like the other guy may have been having problems because he didn't read the directions closely
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    Booted up fine, added accounts works fine, return to home screen after adding accounts is fine.

    Apps and settings are all automatically restoring perfectly (love not having to re-learn WiFi networks!).

    Looks very good...this has to get the Black Glass theme soon! :)
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    Swype won't swype - only works if I type - anyone else?

    Tried removing the swype version installed w/this release and then installing the swype.apk from the D2 system dump, that version won't swype either...someone better figure this out, or I'm never gonna be able to use this release. :(
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    r2d2 rom?

    Does anyone know if this is going to be made into a actual rom? I hate all the bloatware... in needs me a rom without it. :D
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    threads merged.
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    Thanks, Mr. Hook. :)

    Tried removing the swype version installed w/this release and then installing the swype.apk from the D2 system dump, that version won't swype either...someone better figure this out, or I'm never gonna be able to use this release. :(
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    I'd like to compare swype versions between 2.3.15 and 2.4.0.

    If you have 2.4.0 installed what version do you see in Applications>Manage>All Apps for Swype?

    in the 2.3.15 leak the version number is: 1.64.40.9380
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    If anyone is interested...I removed all the Stars Wars stuff from the ROM and replaced with it original D2 stuff. I am/was a huge stars wars fan but even this is a bit cheesey at time :) I can post it later if anyone wants it.

    I did have a problem when I first installed r2d2 but it was fault by not mounting system. I am still use to the Original Droid and SPRecovery :)

    Anyone notice their WiFi behaving better? In 2.3.1.5 my wifi did not reconnecto to my home wireless router many times coming back from sleep but now it seems to be solid once again...
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    1.64.40.9380 is the version that came with R2D2. Just checked in the APK and that's what it states.

    Strange you are having problems with it...

    Did you try

    adb shell
    su
    mount -o rw,remount -t ext3 /dev/block/mmcblk1p21 /system
    rm /system/app/Swype.apk
    pm uninstall com.swype.android.inputmethod

    and then reinstall it?
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    did you post any download links for the rom i d like to try it out im on the star wars r2-d2 rom now i love stars wars too but in a couple of days r2d2 chirping and whining and beeping it gonna get on my nerves so id love to try it out if i can download it ....dancedroid
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    Thanks for the info...ok, so the same version as in 2.3.15.

    Hmmm...I did the rm of the Swype.apk, but I did not do this:

    - pm uninstall com.swype.android.inputmethod

    Maybe I'll nandroid back to 2.4.0 and complete that step and then do the reinstall and see what happens...thanks for the tip!

    I think I noticed a little better wifi hooking up as well, but didn't really have time to test it to confirm anything. Would be good if they have continued to improve that.

    My problem is that I am so addicted to the Black Glass theme that I hate to run w/out it, so even if that fixes Swype I might find myself forced to go back to 2.5.13 for the BG beauty. :)
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    I'll finish it up and post it later on tonight.
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    what's the keys for paste w/the physical keyboard...can not for the life of me figure it out...
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