Rooted a G1 about a year ago, just got an original DROID

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    As stated, Ive rooted an G1 before, but just recently got this original DROID on a deal from wirefly. Im running 2.2 with FRG22D. I would like to know where the best Tut is to root, and what everyones suggested ROM is for performance and wow factor. Looking to get teh most out of this as I can, want to really get into this droid thing. Have above average understanding of the field, and problem solving skills are top tier IMO. Sorry, as I do know there are around 3 or 4 of these a day, but Ive searched around, and dont really know my way around here.


    Any help is appreciated, and I look forward to being on here more....
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    Thank you corina, it is much appreciated. Are there any preferences on what rom would be best performance wise? Other than the one in that tut?

    Side note: I JUST moved from maine to georgia. Just escaped the weather drop. /life story
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    to Root FRG22D you can use MotoCashe1 Root Droid 1 with any OS. This is a great guid to root now...
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    matter of preference

    LithMod and UD8 with Chevys kernals have worked the best for me. I have tried just about all of them its really just a matter of personal preference.
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    For ROMs, I recommend getting the ROM Manager app in the Market, if you get the paid one as well, you can download many of the popular ROMS and kernels out there.

    I liked Sapphire 1.1.1 when I had my Droid, very stable and there are a lot of themes available for it, if you are into that. :cool:
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    does that guide that motocashe posted work with the 2.2 update?
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    Motocache's guide works with any O/S on the Original Motorola Droid
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    Yep

    Yeah itll work and its very easy to follow, I recommend using it and its quick too.
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    sorry to be a bother, but as Im trying to figure this thing out, I want to make sure I have everything correct before I start voiding ****, ya know?


    Am I going to lose any functionality gained from the 2.2 update? like all the live wallpapers and stuff like that?
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    Absolutely not if anything you gain way more functionality.
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    Did it. Thanks guys. I now realize my last question was a bit.....amateurish.

    Its just root access. Now, what ROM to install....
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    Lots and lots of choices for ROMs and kernels.

    Not all Droid react the same way to roms and kernels so you'll have to do some tinkering, but it's fun either way :)
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    Well, I was going to try and install Bugless beast's ROM V0.4 for 2.2, but whenever I tried to figure out how to install a custom rom, they always told me to root it with droidmod. Which, would be pointless since I rooted it with motocache's guide.

    Anyone want to get me in the know? Can my original DROiD handle it, and how do I get it going? I know that you have to power off, hold X then power up to get into the SPRecovery.
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    I DON'T recommend Rom Manager!!! Realize, you did the right thing just going with Sprecovery.

    The first thing you need to do BEFORE installing ANY rom is to make sure you make a backup. Here's step by step instructions:

    Boot your phone into recovery.
    Scroll down to backup/restore – hit the gold key
    I prefer doing an Advanced Nandroid backup. Scroll down to Advanced Nandroid backup – hit the gold key.
    You’ll be on “Set backup name” hit the gold key and type in a name (I usually name it the name and version of the rom you’re installing i.e. UD8.0) then hit the return key.
    Scroll down to Perform backup and hit the gold key.
    After it says done hit your power button to get back to the main menu. Voila! You now have a backup just in case you jack up your droid :D


    if you get stuck at any point feel free to use the rescue squad (Found here: Droid Rooted Help - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum) for immediate professional assistance.

    Happy flashing!! :D
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    Thanks corina, I already successfully installed bugless beasts ROM v0.4, but I did a backup with ROM manager before I did so. After I did the backup, I located the created backup file on my computer after I plugged my phone in via usb, and saved said file. Now, if anything were to happen, can and how do I use that file to restore my phone? Thanks in advance everyone.
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    Like I said Realize, rom manager has issues. I've seen lots and lots of "please help me threads" where ppl THOUGHT they had made a backup but when they actually needed to use it....it wasn't there and they ended up in OMG HELP ME hell. Some people never have problems with it but more than enough do to keep me the hell away from it. I used it once LONG ago and I'm one of the ones it hated. All I can say is be careful when you dl a new rom through rom manager. Sometimes the rom doesn't fully load and it will put you in a bootloop which is when you'll NEED a backup. I think the rescue squad is coming up with a new thread that addresses each known issue and the fix for same soon.
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    Noted and appreciated :] Literally a minute after I posted that, I booted my backup from the one I created. So, essentially Im back to just a rooted droid 1.

    Now, in the past 24 hours, Ive learned a LOT, and I have to say this community is great, and Im excited to be a part of it.

    So, final question(I believe :p),errrr two. Are themes to be renamed update.zip as well? And, I recovered back to my original backup I created before installing Bugless Beasts v0.4 ROM, are there going to be any registry errors or the like?
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    Anything that is installed via SPR needs to be renamed update.zip