SuperOneClick Should Root Most Devices, No SDK Required?

Say hello to SuperOneClick, the latest 1-click rooting method.  I know what you’re thinking, “Here we go again with the 1-click root thing,” right?  Before you get too down, understand that this method, while appearing to use adb commands, should work without actually having the Android SDK installed.  I know from past rooting writeups, many have expressed their dislikes towards the SDK, but this should change that opinion a little.   (more…)

DROID 2 FRF91 AOSP ROM Released as Public Beta

If you are looking for the true vanilla Android experience on your Droid 2, then you need to pay attention to a new project that has been started by AngDroid and Matt4542.  The ROM based off of FRF91 now in public beta is called Fission and has already been through private and public alphas this week.  A ton of major bugs have been worked out and most D2 users are raving about this blur-less beast.   (more…)

DROID 2 Theme Friday: Stock Original DROID

Recently upgraded to Droid 2 from the original and miss that old look?  Then check out the stock D1 theme we have for you courtesy of XDA themer draya1986.  This theme isn’t incredibly intense like BigDX Serenity was this morning, but it brings you back to the old days a little.

Download:  d1_theme_Final.zip

Instructions:

1.  Download the file from above and drop it on your SD card.
2.  You have to be rooted.  (Instructions)
3.  You need to run Koush’s Bootstrap Recovery.
4.  Your phone needs to be deodexed.  (Instructions)
5.  Open the D2 Bootstrap and “boostrap” the recovery.
6.  When that finishes, “reboot recovery.”
7.  Once your phone boots to Clockwork Recovery, scroll down to “backup and restore.”
8.  Choose “backup” to make a clean backup of your phone.
9.  When that finishes choose “install zip from SD card.”
10.  Then “choose zip from SD card” and find the PinkLife.zip file, select it and hit “yes.”
11.   Your phone will apply the theme.  When it finishes, reboot and enjoy!

Full support thread can be found at XDA Forums.

R2-D2 Lock Screen Ported to DROID2 and DROIDX

The R2-D2Droid 2 lock screen has been pulled from the phone’s system dump and is flashable to both the Droid X and Droid 2 as a MetaMorph theme.  The process is pretty simple, but at this time is only available to rooted users.  I’ve included this in the instructions, but PLEASE MAKE A BACKUP.  Any time you are tweaking framework on a phone, you need to have a backup ready to rock in case something goes wrong.

Download:  lockr2d2.zip (alt link)

*Warning* – There is risk involved when flashing custom ROMs, themes or rooting your device.  You accept all responsibility should something happen to your phone during this process.  You’ve been warned.

Instructions:

1.  You have to be rooted.  (Instructions)
2.  You need to bootstrap the recovery using Koush’s Droid 2 or Droid X Bootstrap.
3.  Boot into recovery using the Bootstrap and MAKE A BACKUP.

(backup and restore>backup)

4.  Download and install MetaMorph from the market.
5.  On your SD card, create a folder called AndroidThemes.
6.  Download the lockr2d2.zip from above and unzip into your AndroidThemes folder.
7.  Open MetaMorph, allow it to perform checks and give it superuser access when prompted.
8.  Choose “Pick existing theme” and then tap the “lockr2d2.xml” file.
9.  Tap on “SubTheme:  framework-res.apk” and apply it.
10.  Your phone will load the new framework and will more than likely reboot.
11.  When it reboots, you should have your new Star Wars lock screen!

Via:  Droid Pirate

Cheers Elliott!

Droid 2 Theme Tuesday: Revolution Remix

Time for some Droid 2 love!  Themes are being ported over like crazy these days including many of the Kangerades we enjoyed on the D1 and of course today’s theme, which is from the now famous rEVOlution theme originally created by Manup.  Times are exciting in the Droid family with each device having been rooted and developer communities becoming stronger by the day.  Who’s ready to customize that D2?  

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Download: Official R2-D2 Droid 2 Boot Animation

A new R2-D2 boot animation appeared on the internet late last night and there are rumors that it’s the official one you’ll see with the special edition Droid 2 that we’ve been covering over the last few weeks.  In even better news, the boot animation is available for all to use, geek out to, and to aide your path of remaining single for the foreseeable future.

Video Action:

Download:  bootanimation.zip

*For both rooted and non-rooted users.  Separate instructions though.

*Should work on almost any phone, Droid 1 and Droid X for sure.

Instructions (rooted users):

1.  Download the bootanimation.zip file from above to your SD card.
2.  Open Root Explorer and copy the file to /data/local.
3.  Reboot your phone and enjoy your new boot animation.

Instructions (non-rooted users):

*You will need the Android SDK installed to do this.  Instructions here.

1.  Download the bootanimation.zip file from above to your PC.
2.  Move the file into your android-skd/tools folder.
3.  Make sure nothing is selected and hold SHIFT+right click inside your tools folder.
4.  Choose “open command window here.”
5.  Type in the following commands:

adb push bootanimation.zip /data/local
adb reboot

6.  Your phone will reboot with your new boot animation.

And if you are feeling super saucy this morning, here is an audio file which reportedly works during boot, yet I can’t for the life of me get to work.  Actually, almost no one can get it to work.  Let us know if you do!

Cheers Aaryn and Mike!

Via:  MyDroidWorld

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.)

Koush’s Bootstrap Recovery Method Works on DROID2

For those that purchased a Droid 2 and have rooted your device, get ready for your own set of custom ROMs to start hitting the interwebs.  Koush released a Droid 2 Bootstrap which appears to work flawlessly and allows you quick access to Clockwork Recovery to create backups, flash ROMs (once they are made) and have control over every aspect of your new phone.

Rooting instructions here.

Bootstrap info here.

Happy hacking!

Cheers @slayher!