Verizon OTA Notification Question...

Discussion in 'Liberty ROM D2' started by CashClay, May 31, 2011.

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    First and foremost... redirect my post if my question would fall into an existing thread. I looked but couldn't find the answer to my question.

    I'm running Liberty 2.0.1 Froyo and have my Droid2 running so nicely, that the only reason I would willingly want to SBF back to stock is to move up to Offical VZW GB, then re-root, boot strap and move onto Liberty GB. My question then becomes, how can I know when my OTA is available to me, without running Stock? Can I check without SBFing? Someone wiser than I will know for sure, as I suspect I'm screwed until the Droid 2 OTA's are hitting the masses, at which point I might be willing to revert back, just to see... but am I off base on that thinking? Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
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    ^^That was posted in march. If I'm not mistaken D2 will be getting GB by Q3. The question for me is will TBH pre-root and deodex it causdeas far as I know there is no other way yet to gain root with the OTA GB. Patiently waiting and very jealous of DX'ers and their GB.

    Liberated Droid 2 Epic Blue
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    Why would VZW restrict the Gingerbread OTA to only certain phones? It makes no sense to me at all.

    Microsoft doesn't restrict updates to only certain models and year of different models. So why would VZW do that?

    These people need to change their damn attitudes towards us users. We buy into their products. We buy into their unnecessary accessories for our phones. We pay a couple hundred to a few hundred dollars to buy a phone from them. We spend thousands upon thousands of dollars each year for their plans and services. We give and give and we only receive barely a little to nothing back for being such a money-throwing, loyal customer.

    I still have $404.84 unaccounted for that VZW blatantly tells me they never received, yet it's posted on my statements that they took the money. Plus $195.04. That's a few cents shy of $600 unaccounted for the past 3 months yet they nag me to pay up.

    I sure am getting sick of this B.S. and getting shafted left to right. The least someone could do is offer a little goody to us D2 users so we can join the big, growing crowd of new GB users.
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    I know, it does suck. Thank god though we have the gb rooted leak (monster update file) . At least we can get on liberty gb (0.7 is out for d2 now. Dl as we speak)

    Droid 2 liberated gingerbread v0.5
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    FillTheVoid: "D2 will be getting GB by Q3."

    This is based on unverified information that was pulled a little after it was posted.
    Hope it's correct though.
    :)

    TheSwaggeR: Why would VZW restrict the Gingerbread OTA to only certain phones?

    A T-Mobile insider said this: Samsung has NOT allowed us to push the update OTA for 2.2 because they feel it will decrease the value of the upcoming Vibrant4G +.

    Also unconfirmed. We may never know what goes on behind the scene in these deals between carrier/ Manufacturer.
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    I have kind of taken a step back and thought about my temptation to jump into GB early, and I reallized that it wouldn't improve how happy I am with my device "all that much" and could possible even make using my Droid a bit tedious. I mean, I see everyone testing these nightlies and reporting back bugs as they go and while I do understand the value of such a role... I don't know if I have the time to deal with my phone not being fully functional like that. I mean, not to sound ungreatful to the dev teams that provide truly inspired, fantastic work, but I need my phone to be as stable as possible. Now, I have been involved in many beta testing scenarios when I had my Eris and have given plenty of feedback in the past and contributed as much as possible, but I just feel like this time around... time may actually be on my side. If I just wait till the official ota, reroot and catch up to the dev community after the fact... most of those bugs will have already been addressed by those with the time to give quality feedback, thereby creating ROMs much more stable and worth using. Does that make sense?

    Sent from my Liberated CashDroid2
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    To be honest the bugs on liberty gb are minimal. My phone functions great. Its faster, smoother and looks great. The bugs i experience are minimal and i report them for the sake of the devs, to fine tune the rom. It really is quite stable and i didn't think gb would bring that much difference but it does. I would totally go for it. I'm so glad I did

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    CashClay: Agree totally. Like you, I've spent countless hours testing and
    tweaking every possible variable. I now need to balance that
    with work and family.
    And it seems like these iterations of Android are evolutionary,
    not revolutionary. So it doesn't hurt to step off the bleeding edge.
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    The bugs issue are definitely minimal. It is stable enough, off of the official GB OTA from the DX, to function as it should. Everything you asked for, balancing between work, friends, and family is nothing to worry about. The Customizer allows you to change up a lot of stuff between Blur and AOSP. So, if one thing isn't working right just yet then switch to Blur or AOSP, whichever you chose first. You'll be pleased at the end result, trust me.
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    Thoughts...

    Ya know, honestly... I'm more tempted to give the Gingerbread install a try in order to get an SBF under my belt and get used to the RSD Lite process, just in case. If I am planning on playing around with my phones from here on out, and I have a feeling I will be, I might as well have gained the knowledge needed to recover from any mistakes/issues I may encounter. I honestly wish there was a step by step account for this so that I could learn how to flash these ROMs and SBF without being all paranoid about it.
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    Once you do your 1st sbf, it will give you a new found confidence to truly own your phone and make it how you want. GB is worth it. Trust me

    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.7
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    I used youtube for my sbf. There is a lot on there. Step by step. After that it becomes easier and easier to do it.

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    Resources...?

    So, I tried hooking up RSD Lite last night, but I think it was only version 4.7, I'm going to install the newest? 4.9 tonight and see if it will recognize my device. Been having to get past those simple issues first, then maybe I will try the SBF... my question for you guys is this:

    What is the best, all around tutorial/walkthrough/resource for taking this plunge? I have gotten as far as looking at that page on Droid Life with the "Monster.zip" file, but even those instructions seem confusing to me. Like where it states:

    *Note* - If you didn’t jump the gun and flash the non-rooted version and are still running something like say, Liberty ROM, all you have to do is flash the .zip file below just as you would any other ROM.

    *Note Again* – If you have not already upgraded to Gingerbread, simply download the .zip file, flash it like you normally would a ROM, and ignore this entire process.

    I mean, flashing this "Monster.zip" file would be easy enough, if that were all it took... which those sentences alude to, IMO. But I have no resources for confirming or denying that 100%. Anyone have any other links to better source of info or further advice?
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    The directions are correct. I'm on a d2 and was on liberty 2.0.1. Just go into cw do a wipe, mount system and mount data (i do this just to be safe, but i dont think it's necessary), then install the monster leak. Simple and awesome
    If on liberty 2.0.1, you don't have to sbf to get on the leak. Just do the wipe and install. Unless you want to sbf.
    I'll post the tbh triple threat link
    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.7
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    You don't need a "best all around tutorial" for this. It's easier than you think it is.

    RSD Lite 4.7 and up will work just fine. Doesn't matter if it's updated to the latest version as long as it is 4.7 and up.

    Follow these steps...

    (credit to pc747)

    Prerequisite: Must have the rsdlite program set up


    Step 1: Boot into the bootloader, you do this by powering on and holding the physical up button on your keyboard. You should see a black screen with text that says battery: OK

    Step 2: Plug is your usb cord into the computer you loaded the rsdlite file on

    Step 3: Click on your rsdlite program. You need to run as an administrator, to do that hold shift key and right click on the rsdlite program (do that as you are about to open the program). Thanks Firesong3k for reminding me about that.

    Step 4: Next to the file name text box in the rsdlite program are three little dots. Click on those dots and find the file Click on that file and then click start. Make sure you have a strong battery before flashing this is the one time you need to ensure your battery is ok to get through the process, because the program erases everything and re-flashes your phone.

    Step 5: Wait for it to get to 100% and reboot your phone to the motorola "M" symbol first then unplug your device. While at the M take off the battery cover out and remove your battery. Wait for about 3 seconds and then reinstall your battery. Power on and hold the physical X key until you get to the triangle and !.

    Step 6: on your physical keyboard push the search button to get into the recovery mode. From there you are going to wipe data/factory reset. AFter that is complete click reboot.
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    Here we go...

    The "good part" of this post is that I took the plunge, flashed the "Monster.zip", got Rooted Stock GB running on my phone last night. Spent a while playing around with it and thought to myself, "Ya know... I really am missing my Liberty ROM... I'm going to install Liberty Toolbox Donate and flash to Liberty GB. Did that by installing the Nightlies 0.7 via the Toolbox ROM manager. Instantly, I was loving it and thought I was in the clear. dancedroid Nope... it had issues. I would get a text message and go to look at the message, see the main messeging app screen for a split second, then it would go back to homescreen. Couldn't change wallpaper to anything other than the YellowStriped LGB default. So, I decided to try a clean install of the GB Leak back up that I had made right after flashing the Monster... :icon_eek: Wrong move. I am now unable to boot past the Liberty Fist Logo. I CAN get into Clock Rcovery and Stock Recovery, but cannot figure out how to resolve this. The humorous part is that after being tempted to get used to the SBF process, I made the choice to attempt to upgrade without having to SBF, and I think I've forced myself into having to...LOL. Unless anyone has any other ideas???
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    Can't you wipe and install liberty 0.7 again in cw? The 0.7 zip is in the liberty/nightlies folder on the sd so if you can get to cw, just flash lgb manually. I don't let the toolbox flash roms for me. I dont trust it. I've seen too many people get messed up there. Any ROM you dl from the toolbox are stored on the sd (liberty/nightlies)

    Droid 2 Liberty GB v0.7
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    You can reinstall v.07 again with a data and cache wipe this time. Then go into Customizer, from the Liberty settings (menu softkey, settings, Liberty Settings). Then pick out the options.

    Should work.