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Want to run Gingerbread.

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by analgas187, Mar 3, 2011.

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    As simple as that headline is I want to run Gingerbread on my OG. I see a lot of things saying they crash and such. Was wondering if someone could guide me through and give me step for step on how to do this? I am a noob, and don't really want to brick my phone.

    unrooted........ soon
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    I may be wrong but if you want to install GB you need to root your phone then install one of the custom GB roms. Since your initial post said "unrooted.....soon" I'm not clear if your phone is rooted or not.
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    You are correct sir!



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    I am not rooted yet, I don't know how to root. So if I could get help on rooting and then finding a bugless gingerbread.

    unrooted........ soon
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    I really do not want to brick MT phone. I love it. I just want to expand it's use. I also want to know if I can root an LG Vortex.

    unrooted........ soon
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    I don't think Z4root even works on the Vortex anymore since it updated to FRG83D. I know that doesn't work on the D1 any longer. Motocache1's guide is the best and easiest way for that :)

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    The Vortex can be rooted. How is another matter.

    I'm assuming you want a stock Gingerbread experience. Closest thing I know that would qualify is Peter Alphonso's Gingerbread ROM.

    The link provided above on rooting your Droid is correct. Apparently you will need external links for the update.zip and probably for RSD Lite. Let us know and we'll help you out if this is the case. Also, if you are running a Mac or Linux the install will be quite different.
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    I have windows and I am sure I want to root this bad boy and have some fun. If I can get a full break down including places I need to go to get certain software would be great too. And if someone is willing to give me a number so I can call them if I have any trouble would be awesome too. And I want to know if I can get the blur based Motorola apps like the Droid 2 and X have. My email is analgas@yahoo.com any help would be great, root me!

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    http://ted.servepics.com/nap/droid/MotoCache1_Complete_Root_v1.1-update.zip That's the update.zip

    http://ted.servepics.com/nap/droid/RSDLite4.6.msi That's RSD Lite 4.6.

    http://ted.servepics.com/nap/droid/MC1_A855_1282081087_Recovery-Only_SPRecovery_0.99.3b.zip This is the SPRecovery-only SBF.

    You already have the link for the methodology.

    No, Blur-based apps require Blur, as far as I know. However, there are plenty of apps out there that duplicate and often surpass the capabilities of the Blur-based apps.
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    If youvcould let me some of those apps would be stellar.

    unrooted........ soon
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    What blur apps are you wanting?
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    I have no idea what i am doing.... I am going to still give this a try unless someone talks me out of it lol
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    How do i use the rsd to unzip the files? I am not very smart anyone have yahoo messenger who can help me thru this i read and read still all very much jibberish to me lol. i dont wanna **** this up. And if i do would someone send me an og droid i will trade you my brick.
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    You don't use RSD Lite to unzip anything, only to flash recovery onto the device.

    You need other programs to unzip the files needed to work with them.

    Tell us where you're having the problem and we'll try to help get you past it. However, if you feel this is over your head then nobody will hold it against you if you don't want to proceed. :)
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    how do i unzip the files, the sbfs are unzippable! lol
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    If you are unsure it may be best for you to reread the process. Make notes and if you still have questions post them. We are very willing to help but you should be as prepared as possible and very comfortabel with the process/decision.

    I'm not trying to deter you. I do not recall loosing a phone yet, but, if something goes wrong it will be easier and less stressful for everyone of you are familiar with the terms and process.
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    You need to have a decompression program on your computer. May I suggest 7zip?

    It's free and full of awesome and win.

    7-Zip