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Where did I go wrong? (ROMing)

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    So I bought a Droid off craigslist. It's running version 2.2.1 the build number is FRG83D and the kernel is 2.6.32.9-g68eeef5. I have no service on the phone, no wifi or anything but I can make wifi available at a friends. Also I am trying to flash to metropcs but i need to ROM it first.

    I followed this guide to root the phone:

    and I received super user, my question for here is, does super user mean that the phone is rooted for sure? or is there an app I needed to download to make sure?

    After rooting the phone, I proceeded to find a ROM. I found Smoked glass v.6.0.1 and I attempted to install it on my phone but it would always end with Error: Insall exited with status 14. So i realized that the ROM was not compatible with Droid version 2.2.1. SO I went and found:

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/an...ass-themed-version-11-froyo-2-2-1-frg83d.html

    then I deleted the old update.zip I used to root the phone and replaced it with the new update.zip for smoked glass v11, followed the same instructions, but then the phone would not install it either. I figured I needed to have Smoked glass v.6.0.1 before I could install the smoked glass update.

    I monitored each thread for hours and could not find anyone with similar problems. Except one who had the same Error message as I did but he said he fixed it himself. I then heard of a liquid ROM but have not attempted to install yet, would you guys recommend it?


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    Is my phone rooted? (paragraph 2)
    anyway I can install smoked glass on my version of the phone?
    would you recommend me to try a different ROM instead?
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    UPDATE: I figured out how to ROM the phone now and it's working at 100%. Now can anyone push me in the right direction for flashing it to metropcs?
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    I didn't even know you could do that. Is that as simple as flashing a new baseband that's compatible with MetroPCS and then changing your mobile number to your MetroPCS account #?

    Brandon
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