POSTS TAGGED: Motorola Droid 2

CyanogenMod 10 Alpha 1 for the Motorola Droid X2

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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 ha. . . READ ON »

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Droid X, Droid 2 Global, and Others All Rooted with the Same Exploit

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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 . . . READ ON »

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CM9 Hits Droid 2 Global

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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)

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CyanogenMod begins Droid 2 Support

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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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DOOverclock – Easier Way to OC Your Droid 2

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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.. . . READ ON »

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List of Themes for your Shiny New Droid 2

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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 . . . READ ON »

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FM Radio for Motorola Droid 2 Now Available

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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 item

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Updated Gmail for Froyo 2.2 Users

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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 . . . READ ON »

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Easy Rooting Method for Droid 2

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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 . . . READ ON »

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