speed up my droid?

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  1. microgiant13

    microgiant13 New Member

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    i have the moto droid running 2.2 kernel 2.6.32-g103d848 android-build@apa26#1
    i am not rooted and i did the 2.2 update myself and i have swype besides that i know nothing about how to mod my droid. i did a search on here and didnt see what i was looking for so here it goes. i see some people gettin way over 15 mflops on their phones i can only manage 9.206 is there another kernel i have to download to make it faster and how do i update it once i download it.
    thankyou in advance and please ignore my ignorance
     
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    furbearingmammal Super Moderator

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    If you want higher speed than you're getting stock you'll have to overclock and overclocking requires root.
     
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    so lets root my 2.2 send me the link and steps on how to do it and where to go lol (im aware of it voiding my warrenty i really dont care i have a droid x sitting in my room)
     
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    Okay, bear with me while I locate the process for rooting a Droid running 2.2 -- it may have changed since 2.1.
     
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    ok i can be paient
     
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    This would be a lot easier if you'd looked yesterday. :)

    Unfortunately, Easy Root was pulled from the market at some point today.

    Okay, here goes -- I'm seeing people saying the RSDLite method of rooting works the same on 2.2 as it did on 2.1, but I can't confirm it. Needless to day that ups the ante quite a bit in the risk department, but if you're willing to take one for the team and risk it, I'm willing to help. :)
     
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    ***I was not aware this was a paid app. I do NOT wish to obtain a link. If anyone knows of a legitimate alternative way to buy EasyRoot please let me know ***

    Does anyone know if there is a link to the EasyRoot that can be side loaded? The only reason I ask is because I just had my Droid replaced while on vacation and DON'T have access to a PC to get it rooted again. I am sure I can manage stock for a few more days if I have to. But why wait if I don't have to ;-)

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
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    i am listening worse come worse i just wipe it and start all over right? i am not too worried so lets play
     
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    It's the possibility of doing something wrong and having your phone refuse to boot that worries me. :) I just don't want to do something wrong and declare you the owner of a $600 plastic paperweight. :D
     
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    i will look into it more i guess, could i just save my non rooted 2.2 version and if it fails put that back on?
     
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    I'm getting further reports that the RSDLite SBF flash works, which is what I suspected, but there's risk with this method.

    Alright, here we go...

    Step 1: go here and read the first post at least twice until it makes sense. :)

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hacking-faqs/39254-sbf-root-unroot.html

    Step 2: watch this video and follow it carefully.

    Video: Flashing SPRecovery SBF to Stock 2.1 | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    Step 3: make a Nandroid Backup.

    Boot into recovery by powering the phone down, holding down the x key, and powering the phone up. Continue holding the x key till you boot into recovery. At this point navigate SPRecovery to the backup/restore menu and make a simple nandroid backup. Once you've done this you can flash anything you want that comes in an update.zip format, be it a ROM, kernel, or theme.

    Step 4: pick a ROM, any ROM.

    I'd suggest either a rooted "stock" FRG01A or FRG22 ROM, or biting the bullet and going for another built-from-source ROM like CyanogenMod -- CyanogenMod is very stock-like in its look and feel, so it's a good choice if you're testing the waters. You could also download ClockworkMOD from the market and use it to do all your flashing. It's much simpler, but it also handles things differently. However, it will walk you through the installs itself.

    To install under SPRecovery, follow this vid.

    Video: Installing a Custom ROM Using SPRecovery | Droid Life: A Droid Community Blog

    If it boots and you like it, make a nandroid backup.

    Step 5: pick a kernel, any kernel, but not all kernels will work for you.

    Every kernel has different features; ChevyNo1 has awesome ULV (Ultra-Low Voltage) kernels that many people swear by. If they're going to work for you, they'll probably work very well. He also cooks up LV and SV kernels if the ULV won't work. P3Droid has kernels that work for almost everyone, and have the added advantage (to some) of possibly clocking as low as 125Mhz for battery savings. Speaking of which, ULV will use less juice than an LV, which will use less juice than SV/MV kernels. Install in SPRecovery is the same as any other update.zip.

    Step 6: flash the kernel (but not in Texas, that'll get you arrested for indecent exposure)

    Follow the video listed for flashing in the ROM. It's the same process. If you get stuck in a bootloop, pull the battery, reboot into recovery, and restore your nandroid. Aren't you glad you made it now?

    Step 7: install SetCPU from the market

    Kinda self explanatory. Follow the on-screen instructions once you have it loaded and run from there. Be careful, go slowly, and don't be afraid to try other kernels if the one you have doesn't work so well. Just remember to nandroid backup/restore as needed.

    If you need more help, let me know. I'm supposed to be working on a post-root guide for noobs, but I'm falling behind with everything that's been going on in my personal life recently. I should have it up shortly.
     
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    LMFAO... hey, you are the best. What's your name, furbearingmammal? Thank you so much for being so helpful and patient..

    I'm getting ready to root... gonna wait it out a few more days and see what happens before using your method here though. I have a question for you. I've been eyeballing JRummy's Pink Life Kangerade theme. I love it. Do you think that's a good ROM to use even though I am coming from FRG01B? Not sure if that matters (as you know I'm a n00b) just wondering what your thoughts were if any on the ROM. :)
     
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