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DROID 2 Torn Apart, We Cover Our Eyes

These teardowns make me cringe every damn time!  The thought of someone purchasing a brand new phone, likely at full price, and then chopping it to pieces should be illegal, slap-worthy or involve something else completely painful.  OK, I’ll admit that it’s still pretty cool and I’m glad someone does it so that we have posts like this!

The Droid 2 is the latest victim and has few surprises under the hood, but really just  provides some entertaining shots of its guts including the one below of the newly enhanced keyboard.

Check out the rest of the teardown over at iFixit.

Cheers Jose!

  • tiptoptommy

    Ooooooo very sexy naked droid

  • 1bad69z28

    I finally went to my local Verizon store after work yesterday to play with the Droid 2. The phone did feel lighter but I think it's because of the materal and it didn't have that metal gerth that I was so a custom to feeling. As far as performance the screen did drag a little but it was pretty fast. The Keyboard looked better but didn't have that raised button feel as much as I thought. Slightly raised but there are better funtional keyboards out there that Moto could've incorporated. Good for someone coming over from Iphone, I will keep my rooted D1. Nice specs.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

    yeah thats what i am using, im downloading the rom through rom manager then, i skip clicking the delete cache and recovery part click ok, let it install then when it downloads/restarts, it just doesnt go any where i just see like the boot animation and it just keeps looping

  • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

    What did you use to install the ROM? If I were you I would use Rom Manager and Clockwork

  • http://Deodexed.com Deodexed

    OUCH IT HURTS!!! Looks good though at the same time! lol

  • GNO

    It's a bit off topic but….

    I have to admit, I finally found something that the i*hone is finally good at……making movies

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db7pKjUrNXQ&feat

  • mike

    soooo, think we could put the d2 keyboard on the d1?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BQC7WXMOY7KL5DXQ7QPWKE3E3E Stan

    i want the new keyboard! either the physical one or the onscreen one. by the way, is anyone going to port the D2 keyboard to the D1? has it already been done? is it the same as the DX keyboard?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

    im on the d1 running stock

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

    Need help with downloading custom roms, So i used eazy root, back uped my settings, now im trying to download a custom rom, when i push lets say saphire to download, it downloaded, then went to the screen showing its loading up then once the phone reboots from this screen the only thing i saw was that after the white motorolla symbol came up for about 5secs, then the blue saphire symbol came up but nothing would happen, it would just show me the saphire symbol… so i had to boot in recorvery then restore the settings. What step am i missing? i need some help ppls. email [email protected] or post on here. thanks alot. Also i tried to used the wireless teathering app but it says my kernal isnt right..

  • EC8CH

    Everyone knows Tom Selleck was the true Star of 3 Men & a Baby…

    His mustache added more drama to that picture than Ted Danson.

  • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

    What are the chances of being able to throw one of the new Droid 2 processors into a Droid 1?

  • spyder00

    thanx now i have to go buy all of them again on blueray ;)

  • EC8CH

    All Oscar worthy performances for sure.

    The Oscar for cheesy actor in an '80's screwball comedy with a heart tugging feel good ending goes to…

  • http://twitter.com/The_Kiid Al Briggs

    one “winner” did it to the droid 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbkxErXc9vA

    people will do anything for youtube hits.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QVGCTFOMW2W74MSCLHEOC7SLLA MixMaster

    At least they didn't put it in a blender. {8-O

  • Droidzilla

    Man, that's a tough call. Short Circuit just edges out 3 Men and a Baby for first, while Cocoon and Police Academy round out the top four.

  • P!X3L

    Try taking that back to Verizon!

  • EC8CH

    Don't cry… Johnny Five is Alive!

    By far Steve Guttenberg's best work

  • EC8CH

    I guess that's one way to try and free the bootloader :-)

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry Sura

    Haha we posted the same thing at the same time…you know what would negate having to do this? Being able to load a custom rom on the d2, then it would be the best of both worlds

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry Sura

    Ifixit said that the keyboard is so similar to the droid1 keyboard that there is potential for switching out the two if them? Thant would be kind of cool in a way, i wonder if anyone has plans to try it?

  • Droidzilla

    So, when are they mailing me that keyboard for my OG Droid? I'll take the processor and RAM, too, while you're at it. But they can keep the bootloader.

  • http://twitter.com/erikbond Erik Bond

    They were also saying the the original Droid keyboard could be compatible with the Droid 2. Any truth to this Kellex?

  • http://www.Droid-Life.com/ JosueD

    Who the heck in the right mind would do this?

    [JD]

  • http://twitter.com/The_Kiid Al Briggs

    this makes me feel as sad as when they took apart johnny 5 in short circuit.

  • Jason

    Just picked up my Droid 2 today!

  • Ryan

    I think we should have an Apple holocaust where we take all the Apple products and ship them off to big industrial ovens where they all get burned and melted down to make the prison cell where our oppressors like steve jobs will be kept and forced to use PCs and Google products.

  • Chris Nimon

    So, what are the odds that if you find a broken one on ebay that a person could switch keyboards on their Droid? P.S. why does this remind me of deer hunting season?

  • http://twitter.com/richardsonadm Adam Richardson

    Droid 2 on sale for $99.99 @ Newegg for new customers http://bit.ly/9DZiPA

  • tiptoptommy

    Ooooooo very sexy naked droid

  • 1bad69z28

    I finally went to my local Verizon store after work yesterday to play with the Droid 2. The phone did feel lighter but I think it's because of the materal and it didn't have that metal gerth that I was so a custom to feeling. As far as performance the screen did drag a little but it was pretty fast. The Keyboard looked better but didn't have that raised button feel as much as I thought. Slightly raised but there are better funtional keyboards out there that Moto could've incorporated. Good for someone coming over from Iphone, I will keep my rooted D1. Nice specs.

  • http://Deodexed.com Deodexed

    OUCH IT HURTS!!! Looks good though at the same time! lol

  • GNO

    It's a bit off topic but….

    I have to admit, I finally found something that the i*hone is finally good at……making movies

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Db7pKjUrNXQ&feat

    • Chris Nimon

      the video of the bullet hitting it would be awesome for an Android commercial. “Tired of being a mindless slave?”(bullet hitting *phone video) “The time to rise up and be free is now” ( *phone burning video) Then we see an army of Android phones coming over the hill to set the slaves free. :)

      • Ryan

        the i*hone burning gave me the idea of an Apple holocaust.

        • GNO

          How do we start one ?!?

  • mike

    soooo, think we could put the d2 keyboard on the d1?

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/BQC7WXMOY7KL5DXQ7QPWKE3E3E Stan

    i want the new keyboard! either the physical one or the onscreen one. by the way, is anyone going to port the D2 keyboard to the D1? has it already been done? is it the same as the DX keyboard?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

    Need help with downloading custom roms, So i used eazy root, back uped my settings, now im trying to download a custom rom, when i push lets say saphire to download, it downloaded, then went to the screen showing its loading up then once the phone reboots from this screen the only thing i saw was that after the white motorolla symbol came up for about 5secs, then the blue saphire symbol came up but nothing would happen, it would just show me the saphire symbol… so i had to boot in recorvery then restore the settings. What step am i missing? i need some help ppls. email [email protected] or post on here. thanks alot. Also i tried to used the wireless teathering app but it says my kernal isnt right..

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

      im on the d1 running stock

    • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

      What did you use to install the ROM? If I were you I would use Rom Manager and Clockwork

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=25419359 James De Angelis

        yeah thats what i am using, im downloading the rom through rom manager then, i skip clicking the delete cache and recovery part click ok, let it install then when it downloads/restarts, it just doesnt go any where i just see like the boot animation and it just keeps looping

        • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

          If you are coming from a non froyo rom, you are supposed to delete your cache. I don't know if that would cause the rom to not load tho.

          If you still are having trouble getting that ROM to work, I would recommend trying Jrummy's Lithium Mod Rom.

        • Jedi_Gunslinger

          Does it stay “stuck” on the sapphire logo or does it actually revert back into a loop??

  • http://twitter.com/tomabrad Tom

    What are the chances of being able to throw one of the new Droid 2 processors into a Droid 1?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QVGCTFOMW2W74MSCLHEOC7SLLA MixMaster

    At least they didn't put it in a blender. {8-O

    • http://twitter.com/The_Kiid Al Briggs

      one “winner” did it to the droid 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbkxErXc9vA

      people will do anything for youtube hits.

      • Stephen D

        It was painful to watch, but look at how much the Droid can take. And it broke the blender. Pretty impressive.

      • Chris Nimon

        HA HA it broke his blender. I had been wondering what would happen ever since i saw the videos of other phones getting blended.

  • P!X3L

    Try taking that back to Verizon!

    • The350zWolf

      Remember the scene in the Empire Strikes Back when Lando asks Han and Leia, “Are you having problem with your droid?” while Chewbacca was putting C3P0 together? Haha, lets see ifix it put this droid together!

  • EC8CH

    I guess that's one way to try and free the bootloader :-)

  • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry Sura

    Ifixit said that the keyboard is so similar to the droid1 keyboard that there is potential for switching out the two if them? Thant would be kind of cool in a way, i wonder if anyone has plans to try it?

  • Droidzilla

    So, when are they mailing me that keyboard for my OG Droid? I'll take the processor and RAM, too, while you're at it. But they can keep the bootloader.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Z54VGB6WBQGXMGZZ73SD567DDM mark mata

      We should be able to use different parts. They are practically making these phones mini PC.

  • http://twitter.com/erikbond Erik Bond

    They were also saying the the original Droid keyboard could be compatible with the Droid 2. Any truth to this Kellex?

    • http://twitter.com/BlackTaxi2d Henry Sura

      Haha we posted the same thing at the same time…you know what would negate having to do this? Being able to load a custom rom on the d2, then it would be the best of both worlds

  • JosueD

    Who the heck in the right mind would do this?

    [JD]

  • http://twitter.com/The_Kiid Al Briggs

    this makes me feel as sad as when they took apart johnny 5 in short circuit.

    • EC8CH

      Don't cry… Johnny Five is Alive!

      • Droidzilla

        Man, that's a tough call. Short Circuit just edges out 3 Men and a Baby for first, while Cocoon and Police Academy round out the top four.

        • EC8CH

          All Oscar worthy performances for sure.

        • spyder00

          thanx now i have to go buy all of them again on blueray ;)

        • EC8CH

          Everyone knows Tom Selleck was the true Star of 3 Men & a Baby…

          His mustache added more drama to that picture than Ted Danson.

      • Chris Nimon

        Nice, but im gonna have to go with The Day After.

  • Jason

    Just picked up my Droid 2 today!

  • Jedi_Gunslinger

    Haha, my gf should have this job, she's on her second droid 2 and haven't even checked out yet…LOL!!

    • http://dr.zombine.com Dr. Zombine

      Her SECOND Droid 2? D:

      • Jedi_Gunslinger

        They had some sort of issue trying to set up and activate the first one, she says does this make me “The Droid Killer”? <sic> (at least she's not an i*hone convert) Lol…

  • Mark

    This is great!

  • Lost

    last