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First Roms For Droid2 Surface!

Posted: September 7, 2010 in Droid 2, Root
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We had two roms for the newly released Droid 2 pop up over the weekend.  Basically these will clean up your Droid 2 and either remove bloatware and add performance while leaving the Motorola overlay, or there is one to go to a (pretty much) vanilla Android experience on your phone.

Please note: For both of these you need to be running Koush’s Droid 2 Bootstrap app to get into ClockworkMod recovery properly. Also make sure to read and follow ALL the instructions for either rom before attempting to install them.  As always you do this at your own risk!

First up is EPIC ROM, from Matt 4542, the same developer behind the Droid 1’s EPIC rom.  This one will leave the Motorola overlay with the three large buttons at the bottom, but it will remove a lot of the bloatware, as well as clean up some under-the-hood aspects of the phone. It has also been fully deodexed and comes loaded with custom scripts.

If you want to give Epic a try check it out over on the droid-life forums, here.

(The gray bar up top was a glitch in the screenshot, it does not appear on the phone)

Next up is one you will know the name of, if you frequent droidXstatic, which is Tranquility.  Yup, P3droid has brought his newly released rom for the Droid X to the Droid 2.  This will give you a (pretty much) vanilla Android experience on your Droid 2.  So basically if you came from a Droid 1, this is what you’d be familiar with.  Please note on this rom, it comes with the stock 2.2 launcher as well as ADW launcher. They have noted the phone application doesn’t function properly in the 2.2 launcher so I would stick with ADW until they figure it out. (Or you can also always download launcher pro if that’s more your taste.)

If you want to get some Tranquility on your Droid 2, then head on over to the My Droid World forums, here.

Enjoy!

Source: Droid Life / My Droid World

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Anyone interested in grabbing a Droid 2 for 89.99 with a new contract, upgrade, or added line?  How about a HTC Droid Incredible for 69.99 on contract, upgrade, or a new line?  Well if that sounds too good to be true, thank your local Sears for the great deal.  Probably one of the last places I would ever look to buy a cell phone is now selling these phones, for these ridiculously low prices.  Sure beats Verizon’s $200 price tag.

If you were on the fence about getting any Droid phone from Verizon, I think this is more than a good enough excuse to pull the trigger.  The best part is you can get this all online so you don’t have to actually go to a Sears store.  (I’m not sure you could even buy them in the store if you tried?)

Grab one up while you can!

Source: Talkandroid
Via: Sears

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Well I didn’t see this one coming.  According to Androiddoes.net, starting tomorrow (9/2) you can go into Verizon, buy almost any smartphone, and activate it on a pay-as-you-go plan.  Pictured above is the list of devices that will be allowed to be used for this plan type.  Below you can find the pricing comparison between different pay as you go offerings from other networks.

This is a great way for someone with bad credit, no credit, or simply might not be old enough to get mom or dad to sign a 2 year contract for them.  If you think you can foot the bill, but just couldn’t find a way to get in before, this is your chance.  As you can see from the list, you can grab any of the popular Droid series phones, as well as BlackBerry’s and other’s.  Also note if you happen to have one of these lying around from a recent upgrade, used phones can be activated on one of these plans as well.

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Apparently Koush’s Droid X Bootstrapper was a sure fit to work on the Droid 2 as well.  (Is anyone really surprised with how similar the hardware and software is between the two?) And with that Koush has tweaked it slightly and released a straight Droid 2 Bootstrapper app.

You can get it off his site, or in the market for 2 bucks.  I would suggest the market app as there have been updates I missed out on and caused me issues with Rom Manager using this on my Droid X.   So buy the guy a beer for his hard work, and get ready for some custom rom’s to be headed your way!

Note: You MUST be rooted to use this!

Simply download the app.  Install it.  Open it.  Tap Load Bootstrapper, grant SU permissions, and it will say done!

If you want to, at that point you can tap boot into recovery to see that it works, and make a nandroid backup of your device, however the real fun will come when someone start’s to develop some custom roms for the device.

Enjoy!

Source: Koushikdutta.com

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So a few weeks back there was some mystery regarding a certain model showing up in Verizon’s system alongside the Droid 2 line of phones coming out (white version, world edition.)  This model, A957, was thought to be the mysterious Droid Pro, running a 1.3 Ghz chip and having Froyo and all kinds of goodies.   Boy were we all fooled!  The A957 is simply the Droid 2 R2-D2 Version that is launching September 30th.  So as we were all hopelessly waiting for yet another Droid launch it turns out the Droid Pro, is the Droid 2 world edition, which makes it “pro”…I guess?  Then we have the white Droid 2 that will coming out, and then on September 30th we get the limited edition R2-D2 Droid 2.  That’s a lot of Droid 2’s to pump out!

Anyone still interested in the Droid 2, a.k.a. the Droid Pro?

Source: Droid-Life, Engadget

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Droid 2 Has Been Rooted!

Posted: August 25, 2010 in Droid 2, Root
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The guy’s at XDA-Developers did it again!  It’s not a one click method…yet, so only try this if you’re very comfortable with rooting, but if you can hold off a week or so, I would bet we’ll see a bunch of one click methods pop up, or include support for the Droid 2.

This is just the beginning as it was on the Droid X, but as you all know we can now load custom roms on the Droid X when it was said to be impossible.  So I would imagine the same treatment for the Droid 2 will follow.

Vanilla Android on the Droid 2 anyone?

Source: Androidguys.com
Via: XDA-Developers.com

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Did you just recently get your fill of Froyo on the Droid 1, or through the leaked copy on the Droid X?  Or maybe you just picked up a fresh new Droid 2?  Whatever the case may be, you mind some things different or out of place when coming from Android 2.1 to 2.2, and we’re not talking about just the obvious addition of Flash.  Here’s just a few tips and insights into Froyo, how it differs from 2.1 and how you can maximize all that performance of the beast within Froyo.

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