Which Droid to buy for Root?

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  1. BTBK2010

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    Hello everyone,

    I have been a viewer for a long time here and I have owned the original Droid. I've rooted it and done quite a lot with it back in the early days of the Droid. (It is great to see how much less complicated it is to root and install a new ROM what with the untethered installs and whatnot.)

    I no longer have the original Droid and no upgrade until late-October. I found 3 different used Droid models I am interested in, but I simply can't decide which one I want. What makes this difficult is that I know there is a huge development community for each of these devices and each with their own awesome customizations.

    The 3 Choices are the Droid Incredible, Droid 2, and Droid X. I have seen the first two rooted and running brilliant custom ROMs.

    Which of those 3 have the best ROMs available? I am wondering purely from a custom ROMs perspective, I would be fine with either form factor and overall their specs are mostly the same.

    Let me know, I will be buying one in a week or two dancedroid


    edit: I was also considering the Droid 2 Global. From a ROM perspective, can a Droid 2 Global run a Droid 2 ROM and vice-versa?
     
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    I'm biased, but I think the X has a great developer community. And with GB now available, it doesn't seem like development will be stopping anytime soon.
     
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    Well, from a ROM standpoint, the d2 and the x are for the most part the same. ROMS usually become available for the x first, but usually they are ported to the droid 2. As for the incredible, im not really sure since I have never really used one. However, if the bootloader is unlocked, odds are in terms of ROMS that it is as good or better than the other two choices

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    Comparing the DX and D2, would you prefer a larger screen/no keyboard or smaller screen/with keyboard? You had the OG Droid before, so how important was the physical kb to you?
     
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    Thanks for the replies. As for the keyboard, it is kind of a non-issue. I liked the original Droids keyboard but I don't necessarily need it.

    These phones are my choices because I know that they will have quite a few future developments available. I am curious though whether the Droid Incredibly actually has an advantage over the other 2 because of the unlocked bootloader?