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Ask Doctor Root: Wallpapers, Icons and Rom Manager Recovery Fix for the X

Our resident expert when it comes to anything Droid or Android related, but what he really loves is dissecting rooting questions.  There is nothing our Dr. doesn’t know, so ask away!  Ask Dr. Root.

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Dr. Root, How can i use multiple static wallpapers?

Well. before last week I would have told you that it’s not possible. I’ll explain why. The Android operating system handles wallpapers by screen size and as you scroll or swipe from one screen to another it shows only a portion of the wallpaper. There is a technical explanation that involves a lot of math and layout jargon which I will not go into.  Your solution?  

MultiPicture Live Wallpaper. Whats that you say, lwp? Yes I know what your thinking, I don’t want to use a live wallpaper. Trust me you do. MultiPicture live wallpaper allows you to select up to 7 different images to use on your screens. It also has transition effects from one screen to another, as well as double tap to change picture and a few more goodies for you to play with.

MultiPicture LWP

Dr. Root  I need more icons on my screen but have no more room. What do I do?

Well personally, I prefer a more minimalistic screen, but since I know you all don’t  share my views, enter…MULTICON. This app acts as a widget and if used with LauncherPro Plus’ resizing and you can have up to 144 icons per screen.

Screenshot of Multicon Widget Screenshot of Multicon Widget

Multicon Widget

Dr. Root, I can’t boot into recovery from Rom Manager on my Droid X. What do I do?

This is an easy one folks. Simply uninstall Rom Manager and re-run Koush’s Bootstrap app. Reinstall Rom Manager and re-flash clockworkmod recovery. This should fix the issue.

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Any other burning questions?  Feel free to submit them to the Dr.!

mrpicolas.. aka doctorpicolas@gmail.com

  • jim

    Hello ,looking for help with my motorola droid x . I just rooted it but am unable to back up my operating system and change to a different operating system. I have ROM manager but it won’t do a back up. Can someone please help or direct me where to look for answers ?

  • shawn rollick

    i installed cm7 to my htc hero but there is no android market. how do i get it ?

  • Aaron0828

    do u need to have rom manager to add custom roms………………….a noob is asking

  • Mr Pink

    I recently purchased the droid 2 and was wondering how to root it. Also I have found tutorials on the net, but was wondering if you root it the same way you would on the first droid…thx

  • Mr Pink

    I recently purchased the droid 2 and was wondering how to root it. Also I have found tutorials on the net, but was wondering if you root it the same way you would on the first droid…thx

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Simon-Pennington/1376620289 Simon Pennington

    can someone please direct me to the easiest tutorial for rooting my stock droid x to 2.2

  • http://www.loverhugs.com Celebrities Wallpaper

    Yes Please clear this ” How about “Dr. Root” makes a 1-click rooting apologize for FRG22D. ” I am unable to understand this.

  • Jamerson90

    Thats not the case at all. As long as he has access to the servers in which the OTA's are pushed from (i.e. keeping a stock rom), he can get an OTA, but if he does that, he will lose root. And i love my root :)

    And root does keep stock rom, its switching roms to CyanogenMod or Sapphire that makes you lose OTA ability

  • Jamerson90

    No, see, the updates are based solely on the Rom's ability to access servers from the OEM to push OTA's to the device. Rom's built from Cyanogen or CVPCS dont have that ability so you dont get them. But to tell you the truth, I dont care about those anymore. I had 2.1 a month before Moto released it and the same with 2.2. Heck, I had 2.2 before the source code was released! As long as you can flash a .sbf file to resort back to stock, I wouldnt worry about updating. What device do you have?

  • Mrklean59

    From what I understand, if system apps are gone.. you might not be able to get updates anyway. I would just rename them..from *.apk to *.bak..then if you ever need them.. they're still there !!

  • http://www.loverhugs.com Celebrities Wallpaper

    Yes Please clear this ” How about “Dr. Root” makes a 1-click rooting apologize for FRG22D. ” I am unable to understand this.

  • DJyoSNOW

    Found this a while back! It's just what I was looking for! I've never been a fan of the landscape wallpaper fitting across the screens. It's a must have app ~ live wallpaper for me!

  • Marmar2gbee

    Still can't reboot into clockmod recovery. I've tried everything. Just wondering is there a app that is one-click method for DroidX running 2.2.

  • Paulforshee

    Do you think rooting the samsung facinates problems would all be gone ?

  • Lammersmp

    Has anyone lost incoming texts? I no longer seem to receive incoming texts on Shadow. I have rebooted and reinstalled ROM to no avail. Thanks!

  • Pale5151

    fairly new to android platform. downloaded multipicture but for the life of me cannot figure out how to set picture on my droid x

  • Pale5151

    i am fairly new to the android platform.I downloaded the multipicture app to my droid x but it does not seem to be able to load multi live wallpapers to the different screens. Do you need to be rooted to use this app the way I would like too.

    • Mrpicolas

      Its not for multiple live wallpapers its for multiple static wallpapers

  • Rain_king46

    Have anybody looked into what mulltipicture does to the battery? The other live wallpapers just are not worth it

  • Pl_tice

    how do i get maps to update?

    • Chris Nimon

      Did you try updating from the market? open market, hit your menu soft key, then click downloads to show all your apps. if it says update next to it, click it.

  • teresa

    in order to use these apps does the phone have to be rooted

    • Mrpicolas

      No

  • mike jones

    How about “Dr. Root” makes a 1-click rooting apologize for FRG22D. >:l

    • mike jones

      App*

    • Mrpicolas

      Why would I apologize for an app I didnt create also we provide disclaimers about messing with your phone. Also the only one click root app I suggested was for the dx using 2.1 and that was universal androot I still believe adb or rsd lite is the best way to root your phone you can thank moto for broken recovery with frg22d besides we provided you with a fix for that as wel

    • http://www.ItsTechKnowledgy.com Colin S.

      I'll be honest, I rooted my Droid the long way, and 1-clicked my friends for him…The long way was way more fun and satisfying and it might be in my head but I feel like it was more thorough…Frankly its not hard either.

    • PigHeaded

      How about a 1-click punch in the mouth!

  • Ghostboy1031

    But can you use a live wallpaper on one screen then a single picture on another screen? not seeing how to do that.

  • Frstsaxman

    can you root your phone then delete all the crap ware like the blockbuster apps and such and then unroot your phone and it will be updated and and treated like a normal phone that has never been rooted?

    or will Verizon or Motorola always know that you tampered with the phone and your basically screwed with the future auto updates and other non-rooted phone features?

    • Jamerson90

      DISCLAIMER- I AM NOT TELLING YOU WHAT APPS TO DELETE. ANYTHING WITH BLUR IN ITS NAME DO NOT GET RID OF AT ALL

      You need to have an app called “Root Explorer” When you download it, open it, press menu, bookmarks, Root Folder, then scroll all the way to the bottom and press system, then app, then delete said apps.

      But I dont see why you would want to unroot. Sounds kinda dumb to me

      • Frstsaxman

        the reason I would unroot my phone is because, it was my understanding that you have a hard time getting new OS update/upgrades. The manufacturers don't like rooted phones and as such try to disadvantage those people who do root their phones by not allowing them to auto update among other things.

        • Mrklean59

          From what I understand, if system apps are gone.. you might not be able to get updates anyway. I would just rename them..from *.apk to *.bak..then if you ever need them.. they're still there !!

          • Jamerson90

            Thats not the case at all. As long as he has access to the servers in which the OTA's are pushed from (i.e. keeping a stock rom), he can get an OTA, but if he does that, he will lose root. And i love my root :)

            And root does keep stock rom, its switching roms to CyanogenMod or Sapphire that makes you lose OTA ability

        • Jamerson90

          No, see, the updates are based solely on the Rom's ability to access servers from the OEM to push OTA's to the device. Rom's built from Cyanogen or CVPCS dont have that ability so you dont get them. But to tell you the truth, I dont care about those anymore. I had 2.1 a month before Moto released it and the same with 2.2. Heck, I had 2.2 before the source code was released! As long as you can flash a .sbf file to resort back to stock, I wouldnt worry about updating. What device do you have?

  • http://mattersofgrey.com Matters of Grey

    Ha! I did the math for the wallpaper on the droid-x — you could probably get creative with the information!
    http://mattersofgrey.com/motorola-droid-x-wallpaper-dimensions-and-guide/

  • Tex

    Well now that is over, thanks Dr. Root. Always helpful info.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LPJJQEWMBH6G6XELXBC3B3JUDE James Ditmer

    Terrific. Thanks.

  • Andy

    I like this!

  • Doolidg

    Hello…..I'm last

  • Tex

    First??

    • Andy

      think I got it… :)

      • t3lancer2007

        Nope, Tex got it.