The Complete Guide to Using Droid 2 Global (a956)

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  1. themib

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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 4.5.629
    once phone is on 2.3.4, it can not be downgraded


    Quick Links
    info DROID 2 Global Receiving New Update to 4.5.629 ? Fixes Bugs, Not Much Else ? Droid Life
    update.zip Blur_Version.4.5.608.A956.Verizon.en.US.zip only used for 2.3.3 to 2.3.4 update
    .sbf stock rom 1FF-p3_droid2we_cdma_droid2we-user-2.3.4-4.5.1_57_D2GA-59-120117-test-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/ 4.5.629, 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 - DROID2 Global by Motorola
    Boot to Bootloader and Android Recovery


    more details
    General Android
    General D2G
    Stock Rom
    GSM/ Sim Unlock/ Band Unlocking
    Rooting
    Roms
    Hardware Repair


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


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    General Droid 2 Global Info

    sd_shadow's [Collection] of Links for: Droid 2 Global (a956)
    Motorola Droid 2 -RootJunky
    FAQ Thread
    [COLLECTION] D2G SBF/ROOT/RSD/ROM Download & Guide Links
    Droid 2 Global ROOT, CUSTOM RECOVERY & SIM UNLOCK Tutorial
    Bootloop Help Tutorial
    Motorola.com/Droid 2 Global page
    DROID 2 Global by Motorola, A956developer page


    Uses for your old D2 from this thread
    1. Wi-Fi phone - WithTalkatone(free) and a Google Voice number, you can send/receive texts and make phone calls using wifi. Video fromRootJunky
    2. Security cam (or baby monitor) - WithIPwebcam (free) you can turn your X into a security cam. You can view it remotely in a web browser, or on your primary smartphone withIP cam viewer lite or tiny cam monitor (both free)


    H is HSPA, High Speed Packet Access.
    Modified Droid 2/X Bootstrapper (updated to cwm 5.0)
    HijackedBootMenu 1.1.5 621 1.1 scroll down to Droid X Add-On's
    Safe Mode - Motorola DROID 2 (A955)


     
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    Rooting

    [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
    I have verified it works with these Motorola devices running android 2.3.4
    Droid 2 (a955), Droid 2 Global (a956), R2D2 (a957), & Droid X (MB810)

    Universal UnRoot App for any device
    -Tomsgt123

    ezSBF & Root 2.3.4/ 4.5.629 Magic MD5 Method
    [HOW TO] Install/Use Droid 2/X/3 Bootstrap
    =V6 SuperCharger= & Die-Hard Battery Calibrator

    Battery life via underclock
    Conservative, Interactive, InteractiveX, and Smartass V2 CPU Governors
    SetCPU
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    GB 4.5.606 bloat
     
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    FWIW, the link for cm9 is dead. Know of any working downloads?
     
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    I do not have a copy, try contacting the Dev, or asking in original thread
     
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    You can start your own thread.
    or Just ask here.
     
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    my d2g was stuck in boot loader mode after trying to flash it then i read your instructions to get it back to stock and at the step to run update.zip my phone can not mount the sd card to run update.zip. What do I do now?
     
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    If you flashed SBF, you should not need to update.
    It's possible that the sd card needs to be formatted.
     
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    I flashed BL=2 BOOT REC CDT.sbf. Can I now flash the stock ROM?
     
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    Why did you flash that? should not need to flash that ever.
    which bootloader version is listed in bootloader mode?
     
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