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First DROID 2 Custom ROM Released

Already rooted that brand new Droid 2 of yours?  Well it’s time to get your first taste of a custom ROM then, EPIC ROM to be more specific.  Developer Matt4542, the mastermind behind the Droid 1’s EPIC ROM, has been working hard to get his version for the D2 out first.  It appears as if he’s accomplished just that.

EPIC for the D2 is still the stock Blur theme, but has been fully deodexed, includes a bundle of scripts, and no more bloatware.  Yay, yay and yay.

Obviously you need to be rooted first, then use Koush’s Droid 2 bootstrap to get Clockwork Recovery flashed.  MAKE A FULL NANDROID BACKUP.

All of Matt’s work can be found in our forums, so head over there for instructions and support!

Here is Matt’s dedicated EPIC Droid 2 ROM thread.  (UPDATE and BUG FIX THREAD HERE.)

  • Matt4542

    No need for custom kernels. Everything you need it there. Doesn't need to be overclocked either, pretty fast without the Blur shit.

  • Matt4542

    It is similar but roms need to be made differently.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=662761387 Nader Elkurd

    I don't get how custom roms are being made so quickly. Wasn't that bootloader supposed to give a lot of trouble? Is the rooting and recovery on the D2 the same as the original droid?

    • Matt4542

      It is similar but roms need to be made differently.

  • Rlowe

    thanks for all your hard work on this rom Matt. If any one is looking for a rom for the d2 with most if the blur removed, check this out…… http://www.mydroidworld.com/forums/droid-2-mods/4510-tranquility-droid-2-a.html

  • andrew401

    Well this is a start I guess, now all I need is a vanilla ROM so I can finally activate this P.O.S….. Dinc is so much better but hopefully without Blur it will help this phone out a lot.

  • scottholstein

    How far away are custom kernels? I am holding onto my D1 until I know for certain that the X or D2 can have the same type of freedom I have to load ROMS and kernels. Anyone know how far away the D2 and X are from custom kernels that permit overclocking?

    • Matt4542

      No need for custom kernels. Everything you need it there. Doesn't need to be overclocked either, pretty fast without the Blur shit.

  • lakerzz

    Its nice to see Kellex working on this “long weekend”. Not that I enjoy the fact that you are working…just enjoying the result of it. :P Keep up the awesomeness Kellex.

  • Williamdurham81

    Once the rooting gets easier I will try this, just haven't taken the plunge yet!

    • Williamdurham81

      But this is awesome, keep up the great work

  • possomcrast1

    so isnt this dx compatible

    • Matt4542

      No it is not DX compatible. I can attempt to port it in a later release if you would like.

      • possomcrast1

        that would be nice if you could!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • Matt4542

          Ill try to get it ported for you :) I just need a DX system dump.

  • http://twitter.com/INSANENEIVIESIS Aaron

    i wouldnt call this a rom im sorry. anyone can add some scripts for mounting and remove some apps.

    • Matt4542

      It is a rom in essence. It isn't built from AOSP or have any extra features, but it still adds different things to the phone. It is just the first release. Give me time to work on it, damn.

      • lakerzz

        And takes things away as well…NO BLOATWARE!!!!! WOO HOO!!!!!! Just that alone in these early stages of rooted goodness of the D2 is awesome…good work.

      • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeffrey Bernard

        It is not technically a ROM because it does not contain a kernel at least one that can be flashed to the phone. Unless someone has cracked the bootloader for the new motorola phones.

        • Matt4542

          A rom doesn't mean it has a custom kernel. If the bootloader is never cracked you are saying theere will never be a custom rom.

        • andrew401

          that has to be the biggest newb answer i have ever heard………sigh

          • http://twitter.com/jbernard703 Jeffrey Bernard

            Lol.

    • tanknspank

      Cvpcs already has a build working for the X and is even thinking of setting one up on the 2. He already has the X built and a setup for the 2 out there. Who will be first? :)

      • http://twitter.com/INSANENEIVIESIS Aaron

        talked to cvpcs about the x yesterday he said it was a concept. that was just the boot animation. he said work will start when he gets his X in. so im guessing he will be before me since i dont own a x or 2

        • Matt4542

          Hey Aaron I have a 2 if you wanna start working on it and I can help you out, just an offer if you want to take it.

          • tanknspank

            Yeah. Last I heard is they had enough for the X and were looking into it. That vid was the first booted from source rom for the X though. More than a boot animation :)

            Cvpcs did the same thing for the Inc. He got a bootable version, then asked for donations for a phone so he could develop on it a lot easier. It is very heard to develop for a phone you don't have.

        • andrew401

          yeah you're right but people like to spread rumors around :)

  • anon

    I thought p3droid already put out tranquility for the DX and the D2!

    • Matt4542

      I released this a day before Tranquillity for the D2 actually.

  • evltwn

    I tried his Epic ROM on my OG Droid, and my Superuser Permissions started force closing on me. I wasn't able to use any of my apps that were for rooted phones. I had to boot into recovery and restore one of my backups.

    • EggoEspada

      Did you wipe?
      Thats what happened to me when I wanted to try Sapphire 1.0.

    • Matt4542

      That was Epic 3.0 on the D1. I forgot to update to the new Superuser.apk in that release. It was fixed in a later release.

      • evltwn

        I downloaded it yesterday from RM, when did you release the fix?

        • Matt4542

          That is for the DROID 1. I didn't update ROM Manager, it is over on DROID Forums.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000723233001 Michael Welborn

    This just shows the diligence of the awesome rooting community. Now all we have to do is crack that bootloader!

    POWER TO THE ROOTERS!

  • Raymundosti

    First

  • http://twitter.com/Ludacrosse05 Ludacrosse05

    My Droid X is just chilling at a FedEx facility otherwise I'd be giving this a go.

    • Legacy23

      Don't think this would work for your Droid X or mine for that matter…lol

  • Ryanlashway

    First