New Rooter with ?'s

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Nate_32, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. Nate_32

    Nate_32 New Member

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    I dropped my droid 2 in water, trying the rice trick... think screens toast though. So, back to the Droid 1. I am new to the whole rooting scene and spent most of last night reading forum posts and successfully rooted my Droid. I got the SetCPU, RomManager apps and successfully updated to the Saphire ROM, but reverted back because I was missing some of my apps that I suppose i should have put on the SD card. Here are my questions though:

    1. My phone has the 2.2.2 update on it, but in your opinion what would be the best kernel/ROM combo for me? I'd like performance and quickness while using the phone and battery life extended when not in use.

    2.Most of the posts on the forums are a year old, so what is the newest/latest/most stable combos?

    3. Is there any specific order to whether you install the kernel first or the ROM first? Does it really matter?

    4. I used the RSD lite method for rooting, is the recovery mode install method accomplish the same thing though? Do I just remove the zip files from the SD after installing them?

    Any knowledge you can share w/ a root noob would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Nate