seen some questions here is a video of droidmod

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    How To By Videos and Text !!!



    so if you on the fence whether yea or nay here u go to decide.



    Also on this thread are more tips and tutorials for new users for basic phone operations from how to install folders, add contacts, install swype, and more.

    When i first started this thread I wanted to make it easier for those to get the info needed to root and learn about their device. This thread has grown and is causing you to waste time going through all these pages. To make it easier I am making like a table of content.

    Table of contents.
    Just click on the topic you are interested in.

    Motorola Droid - How to UNROOT your device - The EASY way!

    Motorola Droid - How to install custom ROM's - The EASY way!

    Unrooting and Rooting A Motorola DROID Parts 1, 2 & 3

    In order flash a DroidMod with DMupdater for the first time


    How to install Swype Keyboard on Motorola Droid

    make you own themes

    Restore from nandroid back up

    25 Tips and Tricks for your Motorola DROID

    motorola droid in-call multi-tasking - suck it iphone?

    Android 2.0.1 w/ Fully Working Live Wallpapers

    Unrooting and Rooting a Motorola DROID

    some downloads from droidlife

    Rooting Motorola Milestone

    Nexus One 2.1/HTC Sense UI Launcher on Motorola DROID

    HTC Keyboard

    Android Themes Basics 1 : Changing Images
    Android Themes Basics 2 : Changing Statusbar

    Android Themes Basics 2: Changing Statusbar (1/2)
    Android Themes Basics 2: Changing Statusbar (2/2)


    World Clock Widget from Droidlife

    Howto: Install a Custom Recovery and Busybox on the Motorola Droid

    How to Install a Custom ROM on a Motorola DROID

    new htc keyboard

    Using Metamorph to Install a Custom Theme - Motorola DROID

    Returning Your Motorola DROID to Stock from CyanogenMod

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    The credit goes to the guys who made the videos I just putting all the videos of the most asked questions on the same thread so newbies will not have to thread hop. These videos are straight forward. This is not to take away from what people on this forum has done, but provides that visual image so that the user has an idea what is happening.
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    video to unroot(remove root access and files)



    if you do not like here is how to unroot
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    install other roms. This is old and none of these videos are made by me as you can tell. These are mainly from droid review:




    OR
    I just found a video to install droid mod made by droid-life.com
    part1
    part 2



    how to install droid mod if you prefer that. I got this from droidmod.org and the person who made it is luniz7 from droidmod.org





    Neither I or DroidMod are Responsible if you brick your Droid!


    In order flash a DroidMod with DMupdater for the first time

    1. Go to Droidmod.org and Download DMupdater using your phones browser and install.
    1A. Downloaded pack, touch to install (dmupdater-10.apk)
    [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    2. Once installed Click the DMupdater icon in your app drawer
    [​IMG]

    3. A message box will pop up and ask if you want to root your phone
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    4. In order to load custom ROM's we need our phone rooted, so select "Root my phone"

    5. The phone will now download the needed files in order to Root you phone (takes about 2 min or more)
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    6. When done downloading the root file another message box will pop up telling you how to reboot into SPRecovery (hold the x key and the power button while powering on)
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    7. Turn your phone off
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    8. Turn phone on and hold the power button and x key at the same time and you will come to this screen, dont worry!
    [​IMG]

    9. Now we need to push the volume up key and the camera key at the same time

    10. Now we are in the SPRecovery menu
    [​IMG]

    11. Scroll down to "apply sdcard:update.zip" using your d-pad keys
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    12. Select "apply sdcard:update.zip" with the d-pad button

    13. It will upack what is needed and tell you that the install is complete
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    14. When done Select "reboot system now" (top where the pic is highlighted)
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    15. Once rebooted, open DMupdater and a SU Request screen should pop up
    15A. Make sure you check the remember box on the bottom left and allow
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    16. Now it will automatically download a flash image and new recovery image
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    17. Once downloaded we will be asked to update our recovery image, Select "I understand the risk"
    [​IMG]

    18. A second screen will come up asking if we are really sure, Select "Flash recovery image"
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    19. Now we will be left with a ROM menu

    20. Select "ROM menu"
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    21. Now select which ROM you want to install
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    22. Now youve chosen your ROM, it will download the file

    23. Now we are prompted to flash the ROM
    23A. Select "Flash ROM"
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    24. Phone will reboot to SPRecovery
    24A. Will automatically create nandroid backup
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    25. Now it should start unpacking the ROM you chose, just let it do its thing
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    26. Once its all unpacked we now see a screen asking if we want to "wipe /data?" ( Use your volume keys to scroll up and down, and your camera key to select)
    26A. If your coming from 2.1, choose "Yes, wipe /data", or "Wipe /data but keep apps"
    26B. If your NOT coming from 2.1 then choose "No, keep /data" (most likely the option you will choose)
    [​IMG]

    27. Now you need to choose your "bashrc (for adb shell)"
    27A. If your using DMupdater to root your phone and load DroidMod ROM's your probably not going to need to know what this is, so just select "Windows Non-Colored bashrc"
    [​IMG]

    28. Are you having trouble with Maps force closing? I dont have that problem so I chose "No"
    [​IMG]

    29. Select Packages to Install (These are what I chose to install)
    (*) 2.1 Keyboard (w/ Speech Dictation)
    (*) 2.1 DeskClock
    (*) Milestone Browser (MT) (has pinch zoom!)
    ( ) Minimum Brightness Hack
    ( ) Low-Brightness App
    (*) Youtube HQ
    ( ) News and Weather Widget
    (*) Wifi Tether
    ( ) OpenVPN (chances are if your reading this tut you dont know what this is so dont install it)
    ( ) Dropbear SSHd (chances are if your reading this tut you dont know what this is so dont install it)
    [​IMG]

    30. Now we scroll up and select "Finished" (remember! scroll with volume keys and select with camera key)

    31. Another package screen will come up (These are what I chose to install)
    31A. Scroll to "Finished" and select with camera key when done chosing
    ( ) AudioToggle App
    (*) HQ Video
    (*) 2.0 Lockscreen Vibrate Mod
    ( ) FLAC Support (Work in Progress) (chances are if your reading this tut you dont know what this is so dont install it)
    ( ) Milestone 2.0.0 Widgets
    ( ) G1 IM App (MSN, Yahoo, AIM all together)
    [​IMG]

    32. Select Music to Install
    32A. Options are:
    2.1
    Milestone 2.0.0 (coverflow)
    2.0.1 (Stock)
    [​IMG]

    33. Now we get to choose our gallery
    33A. Options are:
    2.1 Gallery3D (Picasa, MT) (I chose this one my self)
    2.0.1 Gallery (Stock)
    [​IMG]

    34. Select any packages you want to remove (These are what I chose to remove)
    (*) Corporate Calendar
    (*) Remove Email (this removes the email app, not gmail or the gmail app)
    (*) Remove Visual Voicemail Stub
    (*) Remove Amazon MP3 Store
    ( ) Remove Facebook
    ( ) Remove Cardock
    34A. Now scroll up and select "Finished"
    [​IMG]

    35. Now it will install all the packages you chose and remove what you chose to be removed and reboot
    [​IMG]

    36. You are now rooted and running a DroidMod ROM!
    36A. You can check this by going to settings>about phone>scroll down to "Build number"


    If you want to flash to a different DroidMod ROM follow the same steps above but choose the ROM you want. Open DMUpdater and start with step 20.

    If you want to flash the same ROM you already have installed because you want to add some packages or remove some packages

    1. Open DMUpdater
    [​IMG]

    2. Select ROM menu
    [​IMG]

    3. Select the ROM you just installed
    [​IMG]

    4. Screen will pop up saying it found the rom on the sdcard

    5. Select "Flash tar"
    [​IMG]

    6. We are ready to flash the ROM
    6A. Select "Flash ROM"
    [​IMG]

    7. Phone will reboot into SPRecovery and will do a nandroid back up
    [​IMG]

    8. Phone will unpack the ROM, let it do its thing
    [​IMG]

    9. Now just go through the steps for installing and removing the packages like above but dont wipe /data

    If you would like to go back to stock 2.0.1 (no root)

    1. Open DMupdater and select ROM menu
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    2. Select 2.0.1 (no root), DMupdater will automatically start downloading the stock 2.0.1 zip file to your phone. This will take about 20 minutes or more, so go make a sandwich or something....haha
    [​IMG][​IMG]

    3. Once downloaded a screen will pop up saying the phone is ready to flash the ROM, Flash ROM
    [​IMG]

    4. Phone will reboot and will load to SPRecovery screen
    4A. Then it will automatically unpack the needed files and reboot again
    [​IMG]

    5. Now we should be booting up

    6. Now were booted up and should be on 2.0.1 (no root)
    [​IMG]
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    How to install swype

    just did it and it works. Make sure you go into settings, then applications, then click on allow unknown sources.

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LP8smJN4ZkM"]YouTube - How to install Swype Keyboard on Motorola Droid[/ame]

    something he did not mention that i ran into a snag

    1) go into settings
    2) click on language and keyboard
    3) uncheck android keyboard (if left check it seems to over ride swype)
    4) check swype keyboard.

    here is the link

    http://discuss.gdgt.com/motorola/droid/general/Swype-Keyboard-for-Droid-has-leaked/
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    2.01 is used to take you back to stock it basically unroots your phone. Sorry for taking so long to respond
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    With the dm all you have to do is flash the 2.01 (unroot) and wipe data like in the video. But you can do it either way.
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    fix call quality

    some one pmed me that it was not on the thread any more i may have deleted it by mistake earlier..

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    make you own themes

    YouTube - MotoDroidHelpandInfo's Channel


    http://code.google.com/p/pandahome/

    (still working with it)
    for home replacement apps so this is for unrooted droids as well

    i have not tried yet but will i am looking at the tutorial now I will grade how it works.

    played with it, its kind of cartoony, but it has some promise. I think Ima play around with it. I still am trying to figure out how to upload it so if some one figures it out bump.
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    I figured out panda home if you are interested

    here is the theme I created:



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    Restore from nandroid back up

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    You have now successfully backed up your Droid’s system. Next, you will learn how to restore a backup you’ve made.


    Step 3: Perform Restore

    Navigate to the “backup/restore” menu until you see the 4 Nandroid options. This time we will select “Simple Nandroid restore (latest)”.

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    Once again the process is completely automatic. Just like in the backup, you will see a progress bar and informative text. After a few minutes, the restore process will be complete. You will see “(done)” towards the bottom.

    Using “Simple Nandroid restore (latest)” is useful if you simply want to return to your most recent backup. However, if you want to restore to a specific backup out of a group, you will need to select “Advanced Nandroid restore”. The first menu option is “Choose backup”; select this.

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    You will now be presented with a list of your backups. If you’ve only made one, it will be the only option. Select the backup you’d like to revert to.

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    It will take you back to the previous menu where you can select and deselect certain areas of the backup to restore. You will also see the chosen backup displayed on the top. Keep the default options of BOOT, DATA, and SYSTEM checked and select “Perform Restore”.

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    After a few minutes, the backup process will be complete. You will see “(done)” towards the bottom. You have now successfully restored your Droid’s system. When you are ready, press power until you back out to the main SPRecovery menu. Select “reboot system now” to reboot and finish loading your backup. Hopefully you won’t ever need to use this, but if you do, it’s a lifesaver that could help avoid frustration.


    RootYourDroid.info [​IMG]
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    If you follow the steps you will not brick your phone. Droid mod is the easiest way to root and install a custom rom. I believe it is meant for those who want to root, want a good rom, but just do not understand all the commands, or want to type all those commands. The devs at dm is even trying to come up with a way to apply themes similar to how you root with the mod. As far as adding themes the only theme that I added was through panda home a few pages back and that is the only theme that I have done, because it is simple and I can experiment on my computer in a window and see how it looks and play with it before i put it on my phone. So the question about themes I am unable to answer.
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    some nice simple useful droid tips



    these tips are mainly for beginners.
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    make calls and use apps at the same time

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    to get live wall paper working

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    from droid life vide to root and unroot using dm

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    some downloads from droidlife

    i will link the site if the links on my page do not work.

    (if download links go down, please let me know!)​

    1. nexus one / sense ui 2.1 launcher (alt link)- very similar to the original 2.1 launcher we posted but has the look of htc's sense ui. it also feels a little more stable and has some of the bugs fixed from previous version. if you ever get stuck, make sure to hit the "home" button to free up the phone again.

    2. flan(eclair) gallery 2.1 w/ multi-touch (alt link)- same as the previous gallery but includes multi-touch or pinch-to-zoom. also has much quicker load times for photos.

    3. flan(eclair) gallery 2.1 (alt link)- an incredible upgrade from the gallery on our 2.0.1 devices. "flick" features are everywhere, sharing is nicer, and even has slideshow capabilities when working with multimedia dock.

    4. genie news and weather 2.1 (alt link)- customizable news in a reader style format plus weather. 3 widget options available with certain versions working nicely with the new 2.1 clock app.

    5. launcher 2.1 (alt link)- the app we all were hoping worked flawlessly, but unfortunately doesn't completely deliver. gives you 5 screens, a new launcher, quick buttons and card style shortcuts. too bad for landscape bugs and intermittent crashes.

    6. music app 2.1 (alt link)- needs to be installed on your 2.0.1 device. this music upgrade, although not groundbreaking, adds some minor features which makes music playing so much nicer.

    7. clock app 2.1 (alt link)- a fun app which can replace your current docking app and also act as a stand-alone for those without docks. works great with flan gallery and genie weather.

    8. swype keyboard (alt link) - a beta version of the swype keyboard which allows you to type words by "swyping" between letters rather than typing.

    8. droidmod 1.0 updater (alt link)- the easiest way on the planet to root your phone, install a custom rom that works beautifully and then return to stock. big thanks to droidmod.org for putting together a wonderful product.

    9. google earth 1.0 (alt link): a nice toy which resembles google maps but gives you a ton of "fun" features.

    10. moto phone portal (alt link): app which allows your phone to connect to your pc wirelessly and allow for file transfers.


    downloads | droid life: a motorola droid blog
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    Root the motorola milestone

    Root the motorola milestone (europe version on droid)

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    The 2.1 sense ui from the nexus apk from droidlife works good.

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    HTC keyboard

    This is from droid-life.

    droid life: a motorola droid blog

    update 2/26 3:07pm: i just took her out for a spin and i've got to say that the voice-to-text works very well. in fact, i'm impressed with how nicely it works. typing on this keyboard is also very smooth and after whipping out an entire email with it, i doubt i'll be going back to the stock droid keyboard any time soon. there are still rumors of bugs and i'd love to hear them as you run across any. enjoy!

    2 apk's are needed: htc_ime.apk for the keyboard and clicker.apk for the settings. install both.

    keyboard downloads: htc_ime.apk (alt link)
    settings downloads: clicker.apk (alt link)

    instructions for those of you new to the game...

    1. go into settings -> applications and check the "unknown sources" box.
    2. visit this post from your phone's browser.
    3. tap and download this file onto your phone: htc_ime.apk (alt link)
    4. tap and download this file onto your phone: clicker.apk (alt link)
    5. tap on each downloaded file once finished and install them.
    6. go into settings -> language & keyboard and check the "touch it" box.
    7. go into a text message, long press in the text box and choose "input method".
    8. choose "touch input".
    9. done.

    (via alldroid) Read more... ______________________________________________________________________

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    build custom roms

    I have not tried yet







    ps i did not make the video, have not tried it, so I will be unable to answer any questions
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