Serious Problems With Droid 1

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    I cannot take this thing anymore. When I first bought it I loved it, thought it was the coolest phone ever. Now all it does is freeze up or be generally useless.

    Its slow, it CONSTANTLY redraws the homescreen, unable to play live wallpapers, apps take forever to load, etc, etc, etc...
    I rooted it and attempted to over-clock it using SetCPU but honestly I dont think it did anything.

    Now Android sent out a new Update so ofc I cant update b.c my phone is rooted. Bottom line is I want my phone running at 1ghz, I do NOT want to see another damn homescreen redraw ever, and I want the latest or closest thing I can get to the most recent and best Android version. (ie closest thing to 2.3~3.0) I would like someone to help me make my love my droid again because honestly Im thinking of going to iPhone. At least I know their garbage works. (for example where is NETFLIX on my droid?

    Model Number:
    Droid
    Android Version:
    2.2.1
    Kernel version:
    2.6.32.9-g68eeef5
    android-build@apa26 #1
    Build Number:
    FRG38D
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    Install a Gingerbread rom if you want but froyo roms are more smooth all around...check the custom roms section.
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    Sorry but this doesn't help me. I'm sick of having to learn a thousand different things to have to enjoy my phone. Treat me like a noob. :(
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    Did you flash SPRecovery or Clockwork recovery? Or did you just root and overclock
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    I flashed using SPRecovery.

    I just rebooted my phone in recovery or whatever its called by holding "X"

    Android System recovery
    Patched by SirPsychoS (0.99.3b)

    Is what it says if any of that is relevant.

    Forgive my ignorance in the droid science.
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    No problem...did you want to keep a stock froyo rom on your phone or try out a custom froyo/gingerbread rom?
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    a custom gingerbread rom that allows overclocking if possible. I just dont ever want to see those damn homescreen redraws again.
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    Just to let you know, Gingerbread wasn't exactly built for the Droid, you'd probably see much less redraws on a Froyo rom...is Froyo ok or did you want to go all in?
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    Whats the risk of going all in... I should probably just stick with something stable and reliable.
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    Alright, most of the developers in the custom rom section have froyo versions of their rom. Pick one you'd like.
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    Not true about the redraws. Chevy's SS 5.2 just came out. I've been running it for 6 hours and not one redraw. I've even tried to force it to redraw but it won't.

    OP, try Chevy's ROM. Just make sure you wipe your data and cache first. It will make your phone fly and it overclocks automatically.
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    Hm interesting...is Froyo smoother all around for you though? Retired my Droid but reading around it seems like quite a few are switching back to froyo roms.
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    Froyo was smoother. When Gingerbread first came out for the OG Droid, it wasn't polished. However, most developers are now using the CM 7 build and improving it. My Droid runs as smooth and fast as it ever has. There's no need to considering upgrading the way this bad boy is running.
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    Im trying to install Chevy SS 5.2 and all Im getting is

    E:update.zip blocked Installation aborted.
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    Ok then, after mashing buttons out of frustration it started the install....? and is it normal for the phone to be on the M motorola bootup symbol for like 10+ mins
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    Did it ever boot for you? If not, boot back into recovery, wipe data
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    You are getting stuck at the M because Chevy said the ROM isn't playing well with certain recoveries. The best way to resolve your problem is to download and flash RaidZero's recovery version 2.03. Here is the thread where you can get it: http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ra...-based-update-zips-battery-charging-more.html

    Once you flash it, boot into recovery. Scroll down to wipe options, wipe all and then flash Chevy's ROM and you should be okay.
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    How do I flash it? Is that using the Moto program, USB cord, and Phone? Or is that just something done thru the recovery system.
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    You just install it like you would a ROM. Rename it update.zip, put it on the Root of your SD card, boot into recovery and select install.zip.
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    ^ what he said
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