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Posts Tagged: Motorola Droid 2

Droid X2

A few months ago, we saw the Droid X2 receive an almost fully functional CM9. Now the Droid X2 is getting some more love with CyanogenMod 10. The ROM is currently in alpha 1, and as you may have guessed, XDA Recognized Developer dragonzkiller is the developer. The same person who brought both CM7 and CM9 to the Droid X2 now brings you CM10, which is stable enough to be used as a daily driver. The impressive working list is:

  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth
  • 3G
  • Calling
  • GPS
  • Google Now
  • Audio System
  • Camera (with some issues)
  • Maps

After reading that list, you may be asking yourself “what doesn’t work?”. That’s what is great about this alpha 1 release, you will find very few issues. For example, some ICS/JB apps will crash, the camera has some issues, and there are a few stability issues. But for the most part, it is very usable. For more information, check out the original thread.

DROID

Sometimes it’s difficult to find a root method for aging devices. It’s not that the devices are bad, but more often than not developers have moved on to bigger and better things. For many Droid users, all of the latest updates on several devices have a solid root method. Oddly enough, it’s the same exploit and it seems to work on a plethora of devices. These include the Motorola Droid X, Droid 2 and Droid 2 Global, and the Motorola Droid X2. This includes all of their variants.

The exploit was found by phifc at RootzWiki and posted here by XDA Forum Member bhigham in the form of a LiveCD. Users are to download the ISO, burn it onto a CD, then boot from the CD. From there, users put their phones into bootloader, flash the exploit, and that should root the device.

Despite the exploit not being posted in all of the device forums, the exploit works on quite a few devices. As bhigham explains:

This CD is for the D2,R2D2, D2G, and DX on Android version 2.3.4, and the DX2 on 2.3.5.

So if you’re on one of those devices and need root, this is how it’s done. For more info, check out the Droid X thread or the Droid 2 Global thread.

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CM9 Hits Droid 2 Global

December 28, 2011   By:

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CyanogenMod 9 was initially reported to be a January release, but it’s still December and the CM9 train has been making its stops around the Android phone world.

Among the more recent releases of CM9 belongs to the Droid 2 Global and was released on Christmas day thanks to XDA Member ngocha2006. As can be expected this early into development, the ROM is an alpha release and still has quite a few bugs in it, but it’s definitely a solid effort for a first release alpha. Here’s what works:

Phone GSM\CDMA
Wi-Fi
SMS
Audio
Sensors
SDCard
EGL
GPS
Bluetooth
HW 2d And 3D
USB
Charging

And here’s what’s still in need of fixing:

Camera
Download Market
Talk
Data phone (I don’t have the test)
Possibly more……………………..

So it’s still a little bit rocky and probably cannot be used as a daily driver just yet, but you can find the full changelog, details and download links right here in the original thread. Once this bad boy gets fixed up, it’s going to be one sweet ROM to run and for you Droid 2 Global users it is only a matter of time before everything gets fixed. Until then, though, there’s always CM7!

CM7-Nexus-S

XDA member jbirdvegas, with the help of CVPCS, has released CyanogenMod 7 for the Motorola Droid 2. Thanks to the 2nd Init exploit in some Motorola Devices, we are now able to have custom ROMs for other Motorola devices like CM7 for  the Droid X and much more in the near future. There are currently only a few issues with the ROM which are being worked on, such as Audio not being 100% stable. Other than some minor issues, this ROM seems to be a great daily driver for anyone with a Motorola Droid 2.

To get the ROM go here or here, also be sure to share your experience with this ROM in the comments below! Thanks to anmtrn for the tip.

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Droid-2

If  you’re looking to overclock you Motorola Droid 2, look no further – XDA forum member darkonion has posted a comprehensive tutorial on running his overclocking script dooverclock.sh for Windows, Mac and Linux users.

The tutorial also covers the Motorola Droid X.  darkonion states that if you get a permission error through adb shell, use the Terminal Emulator app and enter SU, then run the script again.

Feedback so far is that it runs pretty stable above 1GHz, but you must re-run after each boot.

For the full instructions, and more information including feedback from other XDA members, head on over to the forum thread.

Kangerade Blue

So, you just got your new Motorola Droid 2, and you want to try some other looks? The Droid 2 forums on XDA are already full of new themes and applications that are worth trying out.
To make it easy for you, we made a list of the best Android themes found on the Droid 2 Themes forum.

Kangerade Blue

This is a port of the Kangerade Blue theme by Jrummy, ported by XDA member draya1986. It doesn’t change elements all that much, but the overall look is very good balanced using the blue colours.
Visit Thread | Requirements: Root, Deodex, Koush’s Bootstrapper

NexTheme

This theme includes a refreshing font, and offers more clean graphics and fine graphics. It is a port from the original NexTheme by XDA member manup456.
Visit Thread | Requirements: Root, Deodex, Koush’s Bootstrapper

Revolution Remix

This theme really changes a lot of graphics, and the whole UI look is redone. The colours remind me a bit of HTC’s design, but it might just be the wallpaper though. Especially, the clock is looking really good. This theme is a port too, now from Benn879. It is ported by XDA member draya1986.
Visit Thread | Requirements: Root, Deodex, Koush’s Bootstrapper

These are just few of the many themes that are available now. You can find more in the Droid 2 Theme and Applications Forum.

Droid2

Many people have been speculating about the FM Radio on the Motorola Droid 2. Some said that it doesn’t have an FM Radio inside, others thought it does contain the radio, but they just didn’t include the application for it. Well, it indeed turns out that there is an FM radio build into the Droid 2. Using some files from the Droid X, XDA member slayher managed to get the FM radio application working on his Droid 2. It does however take some advanced steps, and you need some serious knowledge in order to get this working.

Originally posted by slayher

For me, I live in a crappy radio area, so I was only able to pick up 2 stations. YMMV.
As always I will not be responsible for any damage, pregnancies, or missing items from your home.

You heard the guy: he is (nor we are) not responsible for any damages that can occur. Check out the thread for the complete guide and download!

Updated Gmail for Froyo 2.2 Users

September 25, 2010   By:

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Gmail, which has been recently updated online with new features, has also just received some new features for Android users. The new Gmail has added support for things like Priority Inbox and Pushing notifications using the Gtalk service (No more Syncing/Polling). The app is only avaliable for phones running Froyo, Google listed these phones as elegible to receive the update:

  1. Nexus One
  2. HTC EVO
  3. Motorola Droid 2
  4. Motorola Droid
  5. (Really any Android Phone Running Froyo)

It has limited support for Google Mails’ new feature “Priority Inbox”, which helps you sort your most important mail from spam, newsletters, and non-urgent emails. It also has added better switching buttons for moving betweens previous and newer messages. Along with that it has added Quoted Text support to see the previous message. Although, this is not a huge update for the app, it is nice to see that they are working on improving it.

This *should* work for any device running Froyo (Stock or Custom) I just tested this on my Motorola Droid running CM6.

You can read more about this update here from the Nexus One Themes and Apps section.

Easy Rooting Method for Droid 2

September 22, 2010   By:

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If you are one of the many people who own a Droid 2 or Droid X, then you know that your phone has an encrypted boot loader, until a developer can crack that you can still have access to SU permissions and can make modifications to your Droid 2 or X.

XDA member darkonion has developed a simple rooting method for the Droid 2. It only requires a few files to download and configure. This should be easy for someone who is comfortable with ADB or has rooted a phone in the past not using a 1 click method. Currently, the method works for Windows / Linux / Mac users and has been tested and successfully run by many XDA Members.

The thread in which it is being developed has been pretty active in the past few days. If you have anything to add or would like to try it out for yourself on your Droid 2, then checkout the thread!

Motorola Droid 2 Finally Rooted

August 26, 2010   By:

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If you recently bought Verizon’s latest addition to the Droid world, the Droid 2, then this is something you were probably waiting for. Root was finally achieved and XDA member karnovaran has posted a very nice and comprehensive guide on how to do it. The root was achieved by Sebastian Krahmer and has brought joy to many in the short time that it has been out. One quick word of advice though, recovery for the Droid 2 has not yet been perfected, so you may want to hold off a bit before you start tweaking every aspect of your Droid 2.

The guide can be found in the tutorial thread. Make sure that you keep a close eye on it for any changes.

Thanks to jcatt for the tip.

A2JEiCI7

The Motorola Droid 2 had just been released, and XDA member invisiblek managed to port the Multitouch keyboard from the Droid 2 to many Android devices, such as the Motorola Droid and the Droid Incredible. Thanks to the multitouch function, this keyboard should allow for a much better typing experience. You can install it via recovery on your HTC Droid Incredible, and it should work on the following ROMs:

  • CM6 Nightlies/Tests (Droid Incredible)
  • jdfroyo v1.9 (Droid Incredible)
  • Skyraider 2.? (Droid Incredible)
  • 8/1 froyo leak (Droid Incredible)
  • Bugless Beast 4 (Motorola Droid)
  • Ultimate Droid Extreme Froyo 6.00 (Motorola Droid?)
  • DeFrost 2.6a (Desire)

Originally posted by invisiblek

it will most likely work on any deodexed rom (odexed im not sure) — Let me know what does/doesnt work and ill try and do something or point you in the right direction.

We hope to see some enhancements to this port, so everyone can enjoy its multitouch features.
Check out the thread for more information and download.

droid2

We have been seeing our fair share of live wallpapers lately. Since this was a feature that has been missing forever in WM devices, it is no surprise that it is so well received by the Android community. The infamous Droid eyes have been changing with each version of the Droid. In its latest installment, the Droid eye from the upcoming Motorola Droid 2 has been successfully ripped from the rom and posted on the forums by XDA member LegionTHEFecalExcretion. It comes as an apk, so installation of this should be no issue whatsoever.

The dev also mentioned that there will be more LWP coming our way, so stay tuned!

Ripped From Droid 2 Enjoy. More to come.

You can find more information in the application thread.

Motorola Droid 2 Forums Added

August 10, 2010   By:

Motorola Droid 2

As many of you know, Motorola came up with a few new devices for its Android line up. Among them, we have the infamous Motorola Droid X, which has been a huge (literally) hit for Verizon, who is the sole carrier of this device. It’s drawback? It has no physical keyboard, but to solve this, Motorola announced the upcoming release of another device, which is the original Droid’s successor. The Droid 2 will be coming to the US market very soon, in fact, it will go on pre-sale tomorrow on Verizon.

In the advent of this device hitting the streets, we have already prepared for the masses to have a home where to discuss, mod, and hack their newly acquired devices. Yup, the Motorola Droid 2 has a forum on xda-developers. So, if you are thinking about getting one, make sure that you visit the device’s forum for some pre-sale discussions (and of course full blast development once the device finally arrives at your doorstep).

You can visit the Droid 2 Forums for some discussions.

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