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Custom Theme Friday: Smoked Glass Bugless Beast V1.0

Today’s custom theme Friday is rockin’ out with an old school classic over top of the new Bugless Beast V1.0.  It’s time for some smoked glass people.  Who knows when the last time was that I checked out a smoked glass theme, but today just felt like the right time to go back to my old nemesis.  Why nemesis?  Because early Motorola Droid ROMs all seemed to come standard with a “smoked glass” look and it drove me nuts.  Throwback time!

Theme:  Smoked Glass for Bugless Beast V1.0

Instructions for installation…

1.  Open ROM Manager.
2.  Download ROM>Bugless Beast>Bugless Beast V1.0.
3.  Choose a kernel.
4.  Choose the “Smoked Glass” theme.
5.  No need to “wipe data and cache” if coming from another Bugless Beast V1.0 theme.
6.  Perform a backup in case you don’t like the transparent or stock look.
7.  Enjoy!

For complete support with this ROM and to download this theme for free check out the dedicated Bugless Beast V1.0 running thread here.

Questions?  Comments?

  • Neil

    Just switched from a iphone to a droid, loving this site, alot of great info. Im al rooted and running at 1.2ghz and its looking great, i have just one question…

    How do you get the small icons on the bottom? I seem to have the same rom and theme yet i have a big ugly box where you have the 5 small icons on the bottom.

    Thanks.

  • ryanwalter

    so i currently have BB v 1.0 clocked at 1 ghz (i guess thats the kernal…?), and i was wondering how/when i can upgrade to 1.1 or 1.2 (not sure which is out now, if either) and whether i should or shouldnt, but rom manager says 1.0 is the most recent version of BB

  • Tim

    This may be a noob comment, but how do I get the launcher stuff at the bottom? All I can do is pull up my drawer or tray or whatever it is.

  • andrew401

    this theme looks decent. i think im going to stick with bugless with the dark edge theme on it tho, that theme is SOOO SERIOUS

  • mathewdev

    this is a great rom! Smooth fast and it explains why it's called Bugless Beast!!

  • cmartinson85

    Just installed v1.0 on my 2.1 rooted droid. Still a noob but im getting these things slowly…Only question I have is why I cant get my led light on the front of my droid to work at all. I just want it to blink when I have a text. I set it up in the options, but it still doesnt work….any ideas?

  • chad

    why can't i get my phone to overclocked passed 600.. i am a noobie! sorry….any help would be greatly appreciated!

    • Dito_Muertez

      If you're using the bugless beast, you would pick whatever overclocked kernal when you download. If you're using cyan 5.0.6.2, or something similar, you need to download a different kernal. Really, reagardless of what rom you're using, it's probably the kernal that you need to change. unless you've got profile settings on setcpu that may be restricting it

  • Dito_Muertez

    k, so i just wanted to let you guys know, I installed BB (pete's clear theme) about a week ago, and first off, they were right, it's damn fast. But, I started having overheating issues, (started with 1.2 ghz) setcpu clocked it at 150+deg, so, i decided that's just too damn hot and reflashed it with the 1ghz kernal. Still was getting to about 130, which i'm not really comfortable with so i decided to go down a notch to 800 mhz. when i rebooted from that one (which reminds me – everytime i flashed the rom got caught in boot loops until i was able to unlock and hit home before another soft boot) my sdcard was having issues. I couldn't access it or even see it, the notification bar said 'preparing sdcard – checking for errors' and never got passed that. The odd thing was that I was able to see SD in recovery, tried a few different backups, and they all did the same thing. So anyway, I decided to mount to my computer while in recovery to make a backup of all important files on sd, everything really, found a couple corrupt files in the transfer and got rid of them. wiped data, wiped cache, wiped sdcard, started from scratch. I put the jrummy red install back on there, and applied the zip file. Phone came back up, after rebooting, had to sign in to google again, and at first glance looks like everything is back to the way it was, i'm transferring files now to get them back on my sd. Moral of the story,

    I had an issue, but i think it was fixable.

  • Phil

    I took the leap rooted my Droid and installed Bugless Beast V1.0 with the Smoked Glass theme and overclocked to 900 MHz and I must say that it is fast and smooth and the way the Droid should work. One thing though, my videos don't play anymore. The audio starts, but the picture doesn't then I get a message that the file can't be played. I've tried different players, but get the same result. Does anyone else have this problem or know of a fix?

  • friedricho

    Just switched from Cynaogen to Bugless Beast. Huuuge difference on speed with the exact same speeds. Even with the standard 600 MHZ kernel this thing was flying.

  • droidroks

    I dled handcent for the first time after I installed BB1.0. My notification led works for emails but not for mms and sms. I checked it under settings on both on home and handcent settings. Is there a patch and if so how do I install it?

  • jiggaman508

    i love this theme… i've been running it for about a week now and this rom is super fast….

  • droidroks

    what themes can i put on BB 1.0? is there a blue one? i don't see extras or themes in rom manager for BB1.0. running BB 1.0 on my phone's like having a new phone all over again. the best thing to happen to my droid since i purchased it back in feb.

  • Taylor

    I need help. I am coming from the stock 2.1 rooted look from Kellex's post the other day. I've downloaded bugless beast and cyanogenmod. Each time I try to flash either ROM from rom manager it turns my phone off and then it just sits at the m logo. I've let it sit for as long as probably fifteen minutes. Then I do a battery pull and turn my phone back on and it just goes back to the stock 2.1 rooted look from the video. I've never had a custom rom and I just rooted yesterday. Can someone please help me out because I really have no clue what to do or try. Thanks!

  • OBEEZIE

    i cant change my led color

  • isey78

    the only themes i know of for bugless are marty4 blue theme and pete's modified smoked glass (those are for .9). now with 1.0 there is the nextheme and another modified smoked glass by pete.

    anyone able to confirm if metamorph plays well with bugless .9 or 1.0 ?

    • actngrezy

      most people are saying it does not work well with metamorph because of the way pete has optimized everything within the system and framework..there have been a few guys who have install different themes been fine for a day or two and then reported back saying their phone is terribly slow now with the new themes.
      People with led problems. makesure your phone is in sleep mode and screen is black thats only time led will show. and make sure in the settings for mms the white light is not selected. white led will not work.
      There is alsop and app in the market that may help that you can turn your leds on and off with.I believe its like led hack or something to that nature. sorry not quite sure. also if coming from smoked glass rom not a bugless smoked glass theme meaning a complete different rom some other roms some not all may have some incompatibilitys that dont allow the led to work so you can load bugless beast v9 or the stock ese81 with root and superuser by pete then just load the bugless beast v1 from one of those roms. that has fixed som epeople having the led problem and also some people havign other problems it has fixed.
      If you continue to have problems or issues the guys at droidforums.net or alldroid.org can help you under the buglessbeast v1 thread. Theres some 100 pages or people having questions and fixes to common problems people may run into
      just figured I'd try to help a bit
      Also you will find his custom scripts and other features of the rom you did not know about in first post of those bugless beast threads. if your rooted and running a rom like bugless its well wroth you reading them!

  • isey78

    anyone able to confirm if metamorph works for bugless beast .9 and/or 1.0?

    the only themes for bugless i know of are marty4's blue, pete's modified smoked glass, and manup's nextheme.

    I think each of them are version specific also. marty4's blue theme is for .9, manup's nextheme is for 1.0 and pete has a modified smoked glass theme for both versions.

  • actngrezy

    Thegoldendroid——-try dialing *228 and select option2 that may help with some off your issues as far as not reciveing som etexts and emails. also make sure you are on th enewest baseband. c-01.3E.03p under about phone it will tell you. also go into you manage application an dselect the email or gmail whatever it is clear cache this may help
    —–to get a new launcher on to bbv1 download helix or helix 2 from market
    ——if you dont go into the market you apps will reappear if they all do not reappear within 15-20 mins then do into market press menu softkey and then downloads and see if they are all there and download whats hasn't been done yet.
    ——-you don't need to wipe date and cahce switching themes but if you are coming from another rom and installing this rom I highly recommend wiping data and cahce 2 times!
    this rom seems to run hot for some people if it does switch your kernel. Pete says only used his customized bekits kernels formatted for his rom same does for themes because you will lose some features of rom by using othere kernel/themes
    For me the 800mhz bekits kernel runs cooler then the stock 600 when im overclocked at 700mhz.
    there are also some guys using P3 kernels and reporting back great comments saying their phoen is runnign cooler though pete has not optimized these yet.
    all downloads can be found at droidforums.net under customs roms and pete the bb v1
    READ HIS OP AND HIS FACTS! it lists numerous custom scripts you can ruun and alot of fixes for common issues I see posted here.
    Ived been rooted and running roms for awhile now and figured I'd try and help with some answers and have ran bugless beast roms as my main roms for some time now.

  • Unreadhyperion

    Well now to sound like a total noob… which I guess I am and am not…. been rooting since 2.0.1… but in the lock screen of Kellex's video he has a widget and some custome txt… what, where, and how? I've tried everything from Lockbot Pro, Flyscreen, and an ugly looking thing for a custom lock screen with widget… just can't seem to get it to work..

    • I'm not quite sure what you are referring to, I checked the video from the BBv1 Install, and I don't see any widgets or custom text. The clock font is different, but that has to do with the NexTheme theme Kellex installed with the ROM. I could be looking at entirely the wrong video tho, haha.

      • Unreadhyperion

        Hahahaha sorry, wasn't paying attention… this video:
        http://www.droid-life.com/2010/05/03/video-inst

        First 7 seconds or so… you see it.. bugging me cause I can't replicate it.. sorry.

        • eak128

          looks like Astrid app to me.

  • droidroks

    i've been following this site for quite awhile now and i came to terms with myself to root my phone. i couldn't thank you more! i followed your instructions step by step…i currently have superuser permission. i dled android terminal emulator and typed su and got the $ sign. so im pretty sure i am rooted. i clicked on flash clockworkmod recovery and got the confirm model motorla droid (cdma) i click on that and it gives me an error occured while flashing your recovery. what do i do? did i miss something?

    oh i went to all clockworkmod recoveries and installed 1.8.1.3 hoping i would be able to install bb 1.0 at that point. did not work. what do i do?

    • brando56894

      As stated above the automatic download and install feature is down for some reason, you should be able to install it manually though. As for the terminal the root bash prompt is a pound sign/hash mark (#), the $ is the normal user prompt. Are you sure you allowed the SU app access to the terminal? when you type su in the terminal and hit enter it should ask you if you want to allow root access to the terminal.

      • droidroks

        thx brando! problem solved at 11:34am 5/8. i got out of the barber shop and retried installing flash CWMR and it worked. it must have been my 30th attempt, but got it done. installing custom rom now. yay 🙂

        • brando56894

          Youre welcome, glad everything is finally working for you and you had the patience not to give up on it 🙂

  • droidroks

    i've been following this site for quite awhile now and i came to terms with myself to root my phone. i couldn't thank you more! i followed your instructions step by step…i currently have superuser permission. i dled android terminal emulator and typed su and got the $ sign. so im pretty sure i am rooted. i clicked on flash clockworkmod recovery and got the confirm model motorla droid (cdma) i click on that and it gives me an error occured while flashing your recovery. what do i do? did i miss something?

    oh i went to all clockworkmod recoveries and installed 1.8.1.3 hoping i would be able to install bb 1.0 at that point. did not work. what do i do?

  • Do you absolutely HAVE to wire data if you're not already with Bugless Beast? I do have the latest ROM Manager with the latest ClockworkMod.

    {{-_-}}

    • brando56894

      You should but I dont think its absolutely necessary, if you don't you run into the possibility of apps and system files conflicting with each other.

  • BHDave10

    hexfusion is where its at

  • Jesco

    I just installed this custom theme but it just keeps putting my droid in a booting loop and it doesn’t seem to read my sd card after its finally done booting up. I did a wipe data/cathe. I’m able to get my nandroid backup, I just want to know why I cant get this theme to work?

    • brando56894

      Try another wipe, if that doesnt work restore your backup and try to do it again. If that doesn't work a solution for me that always works (but takes a lot longer!) is to go completely back to stock by flashing the SBF via RSD Lite, rooting with DM Updater and then installing the rom of your choice. It always seems to make my droid run faster on any rom since there's most likely no conflicting files from previous roms getting in the way.

      • Jesco

        thax ill give it a try.

  • hawgpapa

    I was just surfing through some android forums and came across NexBeast V1.0. Using Bugless Beast V1.0, he added a cool sound/ring/vibrate widget, enhancement to the Facebook app, and other stuff. It is lightning fast, the first time I haven't had any type of errors on the initial bootup. It's awesome. Still can't wait unitil Apps2SD shows up in BB…
    Find NexBeast V1.0 at:

    http://bit.ly/bF07hM

  • LTD10

    Trying to get up the nerve… :S

    • brando56894

      Do it you definitely wont regret it! Its easy (but may take a little while) to get back to stock if you dont like being rooted.

  • corthney

    anybody has skype that can help me with this! i downloaded bugless beast but nothing happens to my phone. my name on skype is zkdreads

  • corthney

    i have install bugless beast and it goes back to like im installing update.zip folder. i clear cache but then phone turns on, actviate phone put in goodle email and same ol google home page. how to fix please. whats going wrong! i thought u just download the bugless beast and then it turns back on and WALA

    • brando56894

      Did you apply the stock google theme? you may actually be in bugless beast and not even know it. On a side note its “voila!” not “wala!” 😀

  • QBallTBEB

    My LED no longer lights up after I installed BB. Is there a way I can turn it back on or do I need to do something “funny”?

  • Rucifer

    I have a question maybe someone can answer. I downloaded the ROM with the 800Mhz option but when I go into my SetCPU it shows a Max of 800Mhz but only up to six is available then when I click on it it changes the available to 600 Mhz and wont let me Overclock it, Does anyone know how I can fix this?

    • Chris Nimon

      did you set your device to Droid instead of auto detect? (in setcpu)

      • Rucifer

        Yeah tried that its set correctly on the Droid option I have also tried different roms as well and it still continued to do the same thing any other ideas?

        • Chris Nimon

          If your overclocking you have to set it to auto, then when you open setpcu it will let you raise your maximum speed. I couldnt figure it out for a long time but Kellex put that in one of his videos or something.

          • Rucifer

            Thank you that worked perfectly I greatly appreciate your help

  • scorpion77

    Is anyone else having a Problem with Rom manger ?? it keeps telling me , there is a update but there is none .. also super user keeps asking for permission after i have already given it …

  • hawgpapa

    Bugless Beast V1.0 is the best ROM out there! There is not much that it lacks, except for Apps2SD. Had to move my apps back to the phone from the sd card to make it work, but it was worth it. Had to really decide on what I was using or just taking up space. That's the problem with being a app junkie. BB is sooooo fast and smooth. I have tried most all the ROMs to find what fit my tastes – this is it! Like the NexTheme the best, however…Lusting for Bugless Beast V1.1!

  • ldrbuck

    I love this theme; I have been using it for some time now with the Panda Hero launcher, and it is smoke'n fast!!!

  • Adamania

    It's okay. I found that it is hard to see the menu items with the Smoked Glass. Nexus is a much better theme imo.

  • Chris Nimon

    This is what i loaded when you first showed us the BB..V1. While i did notice the speed increase I also have more FC's and my bluetooth has only worked once since. Anyone else have this problem? When i get a few minutes i'm changing back to cyanogen. everything worked and was almost as fast.

    • Chris Nimon

      Switched back to Cyanogen with PMilzie's hex fusion theme. Bluetooth works again. It is a bit slower now though.

  • djsuperior

    Hawkbot thank u very much thats what i needed to know sir.

  • joed5122

    If I wanted to go from BB v1.0 smoked glass to say the BB v1.0 nextheme will I have to download and install all of my apps again or will they still be there?

    • ldrbuck

      The apps you have down installed from the market will still be there for you they are backed up on your google account. I would suggest also backing up all your apps in Astro, then you can just re-install them from there. I also back my up using an app called Lookout, its a must!!

      • joed5122

        I didn't even realize I could back them up in Astro. Thanks for the tip!! I just backed them all up. I'll check out Lookout as well.

        • ldrbuck

          Not prob glad I could help!!

        • kellex

          Also, your apps are never erased as long as you don't “wipe data and cache.” And just switching from one themed BB to another you should not need to “wipe data.”

          • joed5122

            Ah, I see. If I wanted to switch from BB to Cyanogen should I do the “wipe data and cache” as well as the backup existing ROM option?

            Thanks everyone.

          • Ray

            You don't have to wipe data and cache but if you get any glitches go back and reinstall the rom and wipe data and cache. Also astro backup isn't that good because you have to reinstall each app 1 by 1 buy try my backup it backs up all your apps and data at once

          • joed5122

            Awesome. Downloading My Backup now. Thanks for the help you guys! I love my phone but I'm still learning all the tricks. This blog is by far the best one out there. Keep it up kellex!

          • brando56894

            The easiest (and cheapest!) way is to backup /data with either SPrecovery or Clockwork Recovery and then use the advanced restore function, everything (including all apps and widgets on your screens) will be restored just as you left it. I'm sightly disappointed that I bought titanium backup since matth3w's guide on droid forums recommended I buy it and I haven't used it since then (about two months ago), I just restore and backup everything with nandroid.

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  • QBallTBEB

    Just realized that after I rooted my phone and installed Bugless Beast, I no longer have an alarm clock. Needless to say, I woke up rather late for work today.

  • djsuperior

    Kellex can u please explain or make a video on how to install these custom themes. I have this exact same rom and i love it, this rom is so fast and so awesome. I would love to have the exact same background like the one in these pics, but i dont have the option to change the color of the nexus theme to white…..Love the site……DROID!!!

    • Hawkbot

      The background actually is not part of the rom, its nexmod 2.0 live wallpapers which is available in the market for a dollar i think. It lets you change the colors.

      • djsuperior

        Hawkbot thank u very much thats what i needed to know sir.

        • kellex

          Yeah sorry, that is the NexusMod live paper. 🙂

          • Thegoldendroid

            Kellex,
            small problem.. I rooted last weekend and didnt think I was having any problems, but today I noticed that my mailbox isnt updating in real time and alot of my text messages arent coming through… do u have any idea why this happened and what I could do to fix it…IM one Jr Rummy's green theme. overclocked at 880 mhz

          • villian1998

            Go into Rom manager and fix permissions and reboot, or try a faster kernel, or over clock faster

          • Thegoldendroid

            Thanks Villain… its greyed out in ROM manager so imma take a guess and say I have to pay for soemthing…I know about overclocking but I know nothing about picking out kernels.

          • jdixon74

            have to get the premium rom manager to really do anything with it. If its still greyed out, you will have to swap to clockwork recovery.

          • brando56894

            You may also have to enable developer mode to access some stuff (namely kernels) by going into the settings of rom manager.

          • Thegoldendroid

            Thanks Brando I just purchased premium and now Im gonna attempt to do what u suggested.. I really appreciate you guys jumping in and givin that advice.. it might seem like a small gesture but in fact it means so much! Im still not gonna pretend I know what a kernel is but im getting there

          • brando56894

            No prob buddy, glad to help! As long as you dont act like an ass I'm totally willing to help 😀 BTW an easy metaphor for a kernel is it acts like the brain of an OS it sets up communication between hardware and software, manages memory and processes and pretty much everything else. I'd suggest you look up “kernel” in wikipedia!

          • Thegoldendroid

            OK.. understood.. so just tell me whats the best and smoothest OS to use.. cause now Im missing calls and texts arent coming through and its really buggy.These are the problems Im having now
            1. Alot of my friends are saying they called or text and Im not gettin them. (it says system down when they try)
            2.when Im on a call with prompts and try to press a number ( like press #1 for english) it wont recognize it…
            3. when I try and update (*228) the dial pad doesnt come up.
            4. Phone lags in between screens.

            Im running jrummy green overclocked at 1.1

          • brando56894

            Theyre not OSes they're roms since they still run android. I was referencing OSes for computers. I cant really tell you what to use since everyone's phone is slightly different and people have better results with different stuff. I always though JRummys CM remix was slow too, I liked the look of it compared to the original cyanogen mod but it was always really slow for me. If you havent checked out the original CM by cyanogen/kush (depending on which phone you have) I'd say try that if you still would like to use cyanogenmod (which I believe is actually built from the original android source and he's added things in himself since Ive found stuff in his roms that arent present in other roms such as the reboot feature on the power menu and internet tethering under wireless and network settings) while others are just modifications to the prebuild source that comes with the phone.

            I'd also recommend checking out Petes bugless beast v1, its blazing fast and looks great, but it doesnt include the “custom” features that cyanogen has. The best recommendation I can give you is just keep “rom hopping” until you find one you like! I always wipe data and cache when Im switching roms and if it seems really screwy but I really like the rom Ill start fresh by flashing the 2.0.1 SBF to unroot myself and get back to stock and root with DMupdater and install the rom with rom manager.

            Good luck.

          • Thegoldendroid

            I really appreciate you taking the time to go over that in detail with me.It helped alot..It looks like going to settings and clearing the download cache definantly sped things up so I didnt even change the Rom.. I really like the ROM (maybe cause its my first and Im partial to it)..But I will admit that Im a little intimidated by the talk of going back and forth to stock then rooting again with the dmupdater (ive only been rooted for a week, but I am slowly catching on). I guess you're right, I definantly need to do some ROM hopping, Another question… When 2.2 comes out, will I need to go back to stock to be able to use Flash? or will it not make a difference? or will 2.2 be rooted also so just wait for that.. so many questions and choices.. The joys and pains of choice I suppose!

            P.s. whats the rom with the little black ninja at the bottom?

          • andrew401

            all ROMs have the ninja in the app drawer

  • bigmoneyfinch

    this may be a crazy question but if you are comin from a stock droid do u have to wipe data and cache when u first use rom manager

    • azurikai

      if you're rooted yes its suggested.

  • g35

    Ok, after seeing and reading about Bugless Beast I feel like rooting agian to check it out. Only thing is I didn't like my phone getting hot, maybe because of not having the right combination of kernel and Mhz speed. Any suggestion on what kernel to use and what overclock speed seems to make the phone not run so hot?

    • aarynk

      I have the 7 slot 1ghz LV one that's suggested when downloading BB… Mine seems not to run hot at all. I've had the ROM for the last 2 days and I actually get better battery life than I did with stick 2.1!!

      • ldrbuck

        P.S.
        Also don't forget to set up you profiles in Set CPU, This will help prevent your phone from overheating.

        • aarynk

          the only one I have set up is my fail safe one… recommend setting up that one up at least

          • ldrbuck

            I also set fail safe first, but I also set up sleep mode and charging mode. I don't think my phone needs to run @ 1 mhz while it is charging.

          • brando56894

            Exactly, I have the profiles set up too but pete disables the use of SetCPU on bootup, so you just have to restart it each time (or have the widget on the desktop). To turn off pete's mod go to /system/xbin/pete and open it with a text editor and comment out the first five “echo” lines. I recommend using root explorer for all this (and everything else for file management! its a paid app though). I have my profiles set to 1.2GHz while charging, 800-1.2GHz during usage, 250-550MHz while sleeping and when the battery is less than 30%, I have my CPU failsafe (new feature!) set at >140F it clocks it down to a max of 800MHz and a min of 550MHz.

            Everyone seems to worry about their phone getting “hot” when in fact their phone is just slightly warm, anything below 120F while its in normal use is fine. 120-140F while playing a game and overclocking to 1GHz + is expected, just as long as it doesn't stay this hot when its idle is fine. Ive had my processor up to 180F while stress testing a 1.3GHz kernel and my droid is fine, although I definitely wouldn't recommend staying at that temp for long! Ive seen people state that 150F is the max temp for the OMAP yet TI says the max temp for it is around 220F. Either way if you're above 140F for extended periods of time either something is wrong or you need to stop doing so much at one time!

      • g35

        Thanks for the advice. It feels good to be back. BB V1.0 with Nextheme 7 slot 1GHz LV runs smooth and your right it does not run hot at all.

  • Hey kellex, I know this is a little off topic, but could we possibly get a section up updating us on new android phones soon to hit the market? I know uve discussed the droid 2, but what about the shadow or nexus 2? Even the new evo is really nice!

    • brando56894

      I don't think he would do that considering this is a Droid blog and not a general Android blog, but then again I'm not him. Just my opinion.

  • duckphan

    I'm not sure why, but my widgets are still white. any suggestions????

    • Jer

      Stop being so racist.

      • duckphan

        funny Jer… nevermind, i decided to go with nextheme instead.

        • kellex

          Haha that gave me a good chuckle.

    • Ray

      Sometimes when switch themes you have to remove each widget and the place them back on the screen that always works for me.

  • Juan

    Hey kellex you have discussed how to install roms and new themes. But is there away you can discuss on how manage backups (install them from rom manger) or from the recovery image. Thanks

    • If u look at the rom manager main window it has an option for managing back ups.. hit it and it let's u rename them, delete them, ect.

      • aarynk

        Thanks I was actually wondering the same thing!!

        • kellex

          Monkeybut with the correct answer. Just go to “manage backups” in ROM Manager. I clean mine out like once a month.

          • brando56894

            I usually clear mine out when Ive been on a rom for a little while and find its completely stable. For example, last night I removed all of my old backups from like the past two weeks since I no longer use CyanogenMod/Remix and my old BB pre-official v1backups I deleted them. Also I removed my other BBv1 backup from a few days ago since I had an error in the market app/database that would keep the download icons in the notification area and it was really annoying to have 5 icons in there constantly no matter what. I wiped data and went to a clean BBv1, it's beautiful but installing 150 apps manually wasn't fun…

  • hoffsdroid

    i have no idea how to do this…..somebody needs to hold my hand through this…..those instructioins may as well be chinese

  • david522

    I wanna root and put this on
    Can i root from 2.1? OTA
    HELPP MEE!!!
    hahaha

    • ldrbuck

      Refer to yesterdays posts, Kellex has,so graciously, provided a step by step tutorial. ROOT ON!!!

    • kellex

      Click on the banner in the sidebar that says “How to: Root your Motorola Droid.”

    • Rodeojones000

      Follow the steps Kellex posted yesterday. Both included a video that makes rooting as simple as possible. I used both videos last Sunday and I was rooted within 30 minutes. Personally, I'm running the newest NexBeast which is based upon Bugless Beast V1.0 but has a few extras I like (such as an already included themed Helix Launcher 2). And it's just as fast as Bugless Beast. I use a 1Ghz kernel and it flies. Rooting was the best thing I've done with my phone and my only regret is that I waited as long as I did to finally do it.

  • lookin good

  • This is by far my favorite theme. I am running BB at 1ghz and this theme. My droid has never ran better.

  • whowland

    Not diggin the smoked glass… Sticking with the nextheme BB V1.0… It's about the nicest one I have found, I don't care for the Cyanogen, FC's like a mother for me..

    • Taylor

      Noob question. Just went through the whole rooting process and downloaded rom manager and purchased rom manager premium. When I go into rom manager it says that i need to install clock work mod recovery. If so how do I do this? Also when i hit flash clockworkmod recovery it says error when flashing recovery. What am I missing?

      • You need to be rooted. Kellex has many guides on achieving this, here on the site. Just pick the guide that matches the OS version you have. Once you have root, you'll be able to use RomManager to its fullest.

        • Taylor

          Actually I am rooted I'm running the stock rooted look that Kellex had posted the other day. I had a couple snags but everything eventually did go smoothly. I just can't seem to flash clockworkmod recovery or install it to be able to install custom roms.

          • brando56894

            All you have to do it touch the “install clockwork recovery” and it will flash it while still in android and it will say if its successful or not. You can install it manually if you dont fell like waiting for the automatic way to come back up. Search for the image at either alldroid or droidforums, I forget exactly how to do it since I haven't done it in awhile, I always do it via rom manager.

          • Taylor

            Alright thanks a lot! I really appreciate it! I got everything up and running. Does it usually take awhile for everything to load up when you flash a rom?

          • brando56894

            No prob glad you got it working! I usually find the first boot up or two after a new rom is flashed it usually takes longer than all subsequent boots. Im assuming thats probably because it has to create a bunch of new files and stuff, think about the first time you install a huge new application on your computer: it usually takes a lot longer the first time since it has to create a bunch of files.

      • Rejuvination

        Actually… flashing ClockworkMod is globally down atm…

        • Taylor

          Oh thanks a lot rejuvination. I was really bumming if I got this far and couldn't get from what I can see the easiest part to work. I do have one question though. When i get that message when you go into ROM manager that says you need to install clockwork mod recovery to be able to flsah and restore roms, by installing, do I just flash clockwork mod recovery and then I'm good to go? Sorry for these dumb questions.

  • duckphan

    Lovin the bugless! Happy birthday to me! Thanks Kellex. Go 'Zers!

  • sonicboomin

    is there anyway to change the pull up launcher design on the stock home launcher for buglessbeast?

  • sonicboomin

    Kellex or anyone else, do u have a download link for the nextheme for cyanogenmod5062? seems like its gone from rom manager

  • brando56894

    I have this installed and absolutely love it. As far as making a backup of the stock recovery I dont think thats possible but if you flash your phone droid with the 2.0.1 sbf via RSD Lite it will restore the stock recovery along with everything else stock.

  • So can you just apply the theme right over top of the old one or are you going back to fresh start.

    • nkhex19

      If your running Bugless Beast v1.0 already then yes you can just flash another bugless beast theme on top of the old one no need to go to a fresh start.

      • Do you need to do the “wipe data and cache” if coming from just cyanogenmod? Ive been trying to download this for the last couple days and get frozen on the login M screen..

        • nkhex19

          I have heard if you are coming from cyanogen 5.0.6 and higher you do not need to, but I did just to ensure a clean install. Are you using Rom Manager to flash to Bugless Beast? The only reason I think you might be getting stuck at the M logo is it didn't like the kernel you selected with bugless beast. Make sure you have a back up and I would wipe data and cache just to be safe.

  • josh1980

    Hey Kellex,

    Can I make a backup of the stock recovery before I flash SPRecovery? If so how do I do it?

  • aarynk

    I'm going to stick with the nextheme for a little bit… I like how all the font is changed as well on that one. Only thing I wish the nextheme has was a black google search widget mine is still white

    • Mine is black??? I installed BB V1.0 (wiped first) then installed the NexTheme over top of that and the google search changed from white to black. Try reinstalling the nextheme.

      • aarynk

        It's weird I did a complete wipe data/cache and still white but when I search for something it turns black?!?!?