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Discussion in 'Motorola Droid' started by Forcedbyhatred, Dec 20, 2010.

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    hi there, i have read alot about rooting and am curious about it with the droid 1. what are the pros and cons of doing it. what can i benefit from doing it to my phone, ( how badass can i make my phone)

    thanks for the input
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    Pros: Name it!
    -Unlimited customization
    -Overclocking/underclocking
    -Custom ROMs
    -Custom themes (full ROM and apps)
    -Access to literally everything on your phone.
    Just to name a few.

    Cons:
    -Multiple "bricks" due to lack of research (especially with "one-click" root apps)

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    so wher would be the best place to find some of the roms and such to look at to see if i wanna do this or not lol ( i have some time on my hands )
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    With the Original Droid there really are no Con's - the device is virtually unbrickable and I see you have been a Member since December of 2009 so my guess is that your factory warranty is up and you no longer have to worry about voiding it -
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    You can make your phone twice as fast as it is now (if not faster!) by overclocking. You can achieve better battery life by underclocking when screen is off, etc.

    You can change the look of the interface of your phone completely via themes, etc.

    Each Rom has different options and tweaks that stock doesn't have.

    If you do root and overclock please read thread "overclocking 101" and always have a nandroid backup of your rooted phone in a good state, at all times.
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    I have to take issue with what my friend Droid Does says about multiple bricks. I think since I've been with the Forum I know of 2, maybe 3 people who truly bricked their Droid and those are Devs, so you can kind of understand how that can happen.

    Brick means the phone is dead. Won't turn on, just a paperweight.

    The true risk that's involved is that it does void your warranty. But your chances of getting caught are 100 to 1 against it if not higher.

    As far as ROM's go, we have a whole section of Dev's with different ROM'S. I'm rooted but do not run a custom ROM. So no recommendations from me.
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    that sounds really cool and i was looking at some of the roms from the link, i am gonna have to try it out. i can find the link on the forums somewhere for the rooting directions correct?

    thanks everyone
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    Sorry! "Bricks" was supposed to be in quotes. As in, more "I bricked my phone!! Please HELP!!" threads as of late (at least to me, it seems). 99% of the time, its just a bootloop. Sorry for the confusion..



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    Pros:
    Unlimited customization;
    Performance tuning;

    Cons:
    You are going to spend a lot more time on the phone. You are going to struggle with different temptations and your satisfaction may vary.
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    pro

    Gingerbread can be yours today
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    Yes boot loop does not mean bricked. You can fix a boot loop.

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    I got stuck at the M last night. Just sitting there. Battery pull and stuck at the M. Then for no reason it just started booting up. Weird.

    I guess I should add that I was doing a restore to the current OS for D2 and did not do a wipe.
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    I had like a 20 minute m logo one time because I believe I lost recovery. I plugged into charger and it eventually booted on its own. Never have had it happen again.

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    well i went thru with it and now i tried to flash the new ultimate droid 2.5.0 rom and now i think i am stuck in a boot loop nothing is happening, any ideas
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    you need to boot into recovery manually by holding power button and x. If it doesnt work pull battery out and then hold power button and x, while putting battery back in. See if this gets you into recovery. If you get into recovery go to nandroid and restore a backup.

    Were you sure you were rooted with superuser and clockwork mod before you tried to flashing the rom? When you rooted did you make your first nandroid backup? How did you try to install the rom? Also UD 2.5 should be a zip file that is 87.77 M, did it download in its entirety?
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    i did the rooting from the directions give in the link posted earlier. i made a nandroid back up.
    i made the ultimate droid zip file "update.zip" and installed it from teh recovery menu the update.zip ( depreicated ) thing.
    and it was the full file of it. i am sure i screwed up some where though. gotta love a beginner lol


    thats what i had done.
    luckily i was able to get to the back up and got it back and up running but not withthe rom
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    Make sure the file size of UD is 87.77 M. You don't have 2 zip extensions on the end of the ud file correct (update.zip.zip)? Let me see what else I can figure out here...
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    i just double checked it is 87.7 and i did the right click rename and just update. so no on the double .zip

    so im not really sure
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