Discussion in 'TechPowerUp Club Forum' started by crazy pyro, Nov 15, 2009.
Unfortunately I don't - there isn't anything on XDA and I don't trust anything else.
Just rooted and flashed my Desire, now running Cyanogen 7. Not quite as intuitive as Sense, but I still like this Feels snappier, lighter, faster.
What os's are you running? I've tried a few, finally found one I like. NDT Ginger V9.0, fast and stable!
Using the Stock 2.5 Sense build 23xxx ROM and its working great for my Win 6.5 Build and as for my Android Build i am using Mdeejay eVo Sense 2.3 Revolution and havent had a problem with it.
OK guys!! i just picked up a Motorola A855 Droid (first droid i believe) for 25$!!!! The only issues is that it had gun oil spilt on it and the power button stopped working. Other than those defects, the phone works and is usable. Anybody have some ideas on the power button? From what i have read is that it either could be the rubber/plastic button or I would have to change out the small board/ribbon cable it connects to the main board.
The gun oil can be cleaned out no issue there
Hit me up when you get it going, like I said before I can help you with romming/rooting if you want.
Is it a nightly or 7.0.3 Stable release? Just curious ... I might know of a couple tweaks to get you up to speed and make it feel even more responsive.
Ok I sure will. another question is that before I activate it on my plan, can I still power up the phone and use it without any service like just use the wifi?
*EDIT* NVM I found out you can just by skipping the activation screen as such
Are there any local network streaming apps?
After something that can play anything I throw at it XD
File expert can stream mp3 and wmv files but nowt else : [
Pm me with answers please, find it hard to keep up with popular threads XD
Unsure if it's free but Orb Live allows streaming and maybe check into TVersity unsure if they added android device streaming yet.
That's not an activation screen. But bypass it, go to settings>wireless> add wifi network. Then go to accounts & sync and create a new google sign-in. This will allow to you download stuff from the market as long as you are connected via wifi.
HUGE news for Atrix users:
Atrix Bootloader Unlocked
Bootloader Unlock Tutorial
Finally, we can start to get some REAL custom ROMs!
Oooo so this will give you guys some more in-depth custom roms and maybe some custom kernels?! Mmm nice! Could end up being a very FAST and snappy
I downloaded the latest stable release, but I'm not sure if I'm happy with it yet.
There's still a ton of preloaded apps that I don't want to use, so maybe I'll go search for a lighter package. Any really lightweight but stable ROMs to recommend?
Really its all personal choice when it comes down to it. Which parts do you not use inside the rom? If you knew exactly which ones I could pick it apart and give you a flashable update.zip. Oh might I suggest this before going any further ....
Get the v6 supercharger update 2 script and script manager running the balanced 3 setting.
As far as other tweaks I will report back as I need to look at actual specs of the desire.
take a look into sysctl configuration tweaks with this app.
Try out these values
Dirty Ratio 90
Dirty background 70
VFS Pressure 1
Checkmark OOM allocating
Choose apply at boot just to make sure the settings stick. Then finally apply. That SHOULD help battery life some. But yah, before giving up a rom do some small tweaks as you know just like any other OS it can take a few tweaks to get it running good.
SWEEEEEET!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It's about damn time. I will wait for some worthwhile ROMs to materialize before I make the leap.
Battery life is not an issue, since I plug my phone in twice a day back and forth to work, which is a >1hour drive. With clean, I mean utilizing as little space as possible so there's more phone space I can use myself. I'm a very pro-modular guy
Gotcha. I'm not too too familiar as far as howmany different roms go for the desire. So your looking for something with minimum bloat. Like I said though you can always let me know what you use and can go from there.
Hey there, I just got done flashing an omnia II. Its a Win Mo phone much like the one you mention. The Omnia II has a 800 MHz proc. I found the info here, http://www.modaco.com/category/411/b7610-omnia-pro-b7610-modaco-com/
Hopefully that helps.
Well yesterday I recieved my 25$ Original droid in the mail! It works great! the oil spots are barely noticeable until you go to a white screen. I will be ordering a power button, and disassemble kit soon so i can change the button and clean it at the same time. This phone is very nice! I also figured out that I suck badly at angry birds LOL
This is the picture you can see the oil in.
After a bit of experience with Cyanogenmod v7 and deeming it too bloated, I installed Oxygen. Been running it for a couple of days now and I have to say I'm happy so far
Currently I'm using 63MB internal memory, with 85MB still available! Plus, the preinstalled apps are limited to a very bare minimum.
Add the possibility to over/underclock and you've got my favourite ROM so far! Oh, and long-back press app killing rocks.
How do you root a droid?
I'll get with you on this in a moment brandon. It's going to be interesting without having a working power button.
All i have to do is hold the UP key on the D-Pad it says so we can try it. I have been following the guidelines HERE But i cannot download any the three files it has cause my work internet says the websites are DANGEROUS lol.
Jr can you zip all the files I will need and PM me with them?
That's not a problem. Don't follow that guide, that's just showing you how to SBF flash a custom recovery. I'll make up a guide specially for that droid in it's CURRENT state.
SWEET! it will be easy for you since we both have the same phone!
It's going to be a simple work-around since you can't really use the power button in recovery to "go back once" in a menu.
You will have to root with SuperOneClick
Download ROM Manager from the Market app. Install Clockwork Recovery.
Follow those instructions but instead choose to flash the update.zip in Rom manager WITHOUT CHECKMARKING any OF THE BOXES instead of attempting to reboot+power on the phone and holding down x. Also you can flash and use the update.zip with either one Clockworkmod or SPRecovery. After you do this, MAKE A BACKUP!!!!
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