The Complete Guide to Using Droid 2 (a955)/ R2D2 (a957)

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    ok it's far from complete yet... as of 27 April 2013



    Current software version is Android 2.3.4, System Version 4.5.621/2
    once phone is on 2.3.4, it can not be downgraded


    Quick Links
    info DROID 2 4.5.621 Update Finally Arrives ? Includes Security Patch and Handful of Other Fixes ? Droid Life
    DROID 2 R2-D2 Update to 4.5.622 is Ready – Security Patches, Bug Fixes and Android 2.3.4 on Board
    .sbf stock rom (a955) 1FF-p2a_droid2_cdma_droid2-user-2.3.3-4.5.1_57_DR2-31-110719-release-keys-signed-Verizon-US.sbf download 1 download 2
    R2D2 (a957) 1FF-p2a_droid2_r2d2_cdma_droid2_r2d2-user-2.3.3-4.5.1_57_DR2-32-110726-release-keys-signed-Verizon-US.sbf download 1 download 2
    Root method: [ROOT] Framaroot, a one-click .apk to root just download, allow unknown sources, install, open, select top root method (Gimli), reboot phone, done, no pc needed
    Custom Recovery Method: [HOW TO] Install/Use Droid 2/X/3 Bootstrap to install ClockworkMod Recovery (CWM) used to create/ restore nandroid backups, install custom roms...
    Restore stock Rom: with How to use RSD Lite, ezSBF 2.3.4/ 4.5.621, or flash with linux or mac with sbf_flash

    must haves if rooting Spare Battery Charger for Motorola Droid 2 and/or Motorola Factory Adaptor by Team Black Hat

    must know how to
    Safe Mode - Motorola DROID 2 (A955)
    Boot to Bootloader and Android Recovery


    more details
    General Android
    General Droid 2
    General R2D2
    Stock Rom
    Rooting
    Roms
    Hardware Repair


    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links: FAQs, Guides, Rooting, SBFs, ROMs... - Google Docs


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    Thanks for the giving guidance about this.
     
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    I know most people have lost their A955 by now, but...
    For Shadow, or someone else who can point me in the right direction...
    Shadow's Google site points to a ROM he uploaded on Dev-Host named liquid_droid2-ics-v1.5.1.zip

    I'm looking for information on problems or limitations of this ROM. I'd be even more thrilled to find if a stable KitKat ROM is available for this device. (I have the LiquidICS v1.62 [unofficial port] installed and apps that require 'allow Multi-Cast reception' render the device useless. Of course, those are the apps I want :).)
     
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    1.62 is the last build, I believe
    no kitkat roms

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    Thanks Shadow.

    I'm a bit confused as to what the difference between the ROMS you have listed is. (Some link to forums where I can assess issues and differences, but others simply to a hosted file without explanation.) Would you recommend one, or should I just start flashing?
     
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    Most of the ones without a thread link, really never had a proper thread.
    Liquid ICS v1.62 is Probably the best option.
     
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    Thanks for your help.
     
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