WOW! Not sure what to think...new Root/UD 2.5 user

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    Yesterday I rooted my Motorola Droid and installed Ultimate Droid 2.5. I am overwhelmed will all the options and I'm not really sure where to go from here. So far I've installed Barnacle WiFi Tether (Awesome), SetCPU (Awesome, but the more I think about it the more confused I get). I *think battery life is better than before I did all this, but I haven't completely put everything back yet...so where do I go from here? Been trying the ChevyNo1 kernel's, but using Rom Manager I cannot seem to get one to work (boot looping), then I have to restore to my backup. Is the ChevyNo1 really that impressive? Been trying the LV1Ghz for starters...would that theoretically increase battery life? And suggestions are appreciated...I'm over my head! In a good way, of course;) I also get a little confused about some of the "UD settings" such as the App themed settings and stuff. Also, can I remove Torch.apk? I tried to rm it, but even with root I couldn't...

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    UD is the best ROM available, in my opinion. Nice choice in starting here. Lots of options. You won't be disappointed.

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    All phones are different so you just need to find the kernel that works best with yours. For myself, I've never had any luck, unfortunately, with Chevy, but have been able to run any others up to 1.1. Anything over that and my phone won't come up. So have fun!
     
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    Tried to manually flash the ChevyNo1 kernel, ULV 1.25Ghz, so far so good! no fc's or anything, going to just have to put it through normal use and see what's up. Otherwise, I am very glad this ROM (UD 2.5) was suggested to me, because it is very well put together!
     
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    It is almost considered unorthodox to NOT root your Droid phone...just doesn't make sense for someone to want to have something that is locked in every single direction. I'm glad that you have decided to embark on the rooting adventure...some advice from me, stay tuned to this forum and specifically...this sub-forum for Black droid.
     
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    Try installing it online then putting it on ur phone then click in rom manager "install from sd card" then pick your kernal.. heres some kernaks u can get. P3droid and slayher(new and old). I use p3droid with 2.5, with 2.4 i had slayher and from 2-2.3 i used chevy. Liking p3droid now, quick and good battery


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    Thank you. running the 1100 and so far so good
     
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    No Problem. Been running the 1200 for a few days now and haven't had any problems with it either.
     
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    Might I suggest wireless tether for root users. It can be found in the market and in my opinion is way easier and more reliable than the other tethering options. Just my .02 tho

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    Another noob, just rooted here, and just diving in with UD as my first ROM flash. Question for you guys- I'm assuming from the comments in this thread that the overclocking kernels work pretty much independently from the ROMs... so I can choose to try kernels from ChevyNo1, Slayher, etc, after I flash in UD 2.5 and I won't have to be worrying about conflicts between the new ROM and the new kernel, right? (assuming the given kernel works for my phone of course...)
     
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    Yeah! I feel the same way about P3Droid.
     
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    P3Droid, I may give it a try. But do I have reason to? The ULV 1.25Ghz ChevyNo1 seems to be doing very well. Would the P3Droid possibly give me longer battery life (One of the important factors of the quest I am on)? Also, what is CompuCache? Does P3Droid support it?

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    I'm NOT sure if P3Droid is more power-saving than ChevyNo1 cause I've not tried the latter. P3Droid adopts compcache though.
     
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    Just another hint. If you get bootloops using a kernel you don't have to restore a backup...just pull battery and hold x to boot to recovery ..download one to ur pc...mount usb in recovery and move to sdcard...then install the new kernel

    I also attest to p3 droid kernels

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