Froyo Sooner then we think?


Last Updated:

  1. ihaveadroid

    ihaveadroid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 13, 2010
    Messages:
    46
    Likes Received:
    1

    Advertisement
  2. SSinisterSS

    SSinisterSS Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    319
    Likes Received:
    3
    update.zip if you get it and post it here!
     
  3. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    4,534
    Likes Received:
    306
    This would be kool. But is there hardly anyone here that has a Droid, and has not already rooted and gotten froyo?

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  4. othgar

    othgar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    6
    I'm one of the non-rooted people. Every time I decide to root I read the instructions and decide not to do it.
     
    sooper_droid12 likes this.
  5. smittythepig

    smittythepig Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2009
    Messages:
    290
    Likes Received:
    1
    ditto
     
  6. Jake43

    Jake43 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    14
    I will be awaiting the release as well. I will root only if they charge for the WIFI Hotspot app. It would be nice to have in certain places. But if they don't give that to me for free, then I will finally root after owning my Droid since November.
     
  7. CegAbq

    CegAbq Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    12
    I'm another
     
  8. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    28
    they will charge for the wifi hotspot app since it's not even in the droid froyo release.

    you guys shouldnt have waited so long to root, was super easy back in the 2.0 days. 1 update.zip and you had root. but now in 2.1 it's really not that hard either. you can basically install the recovery console with one update, no RSDlite required. man up lol
     
  9. Jake43

    Jake43 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    14
    It isn't that I'm afraid of rooting. I am pretty tech savvy. It's just that I have had no need to root. With the way I use my Droid I don't need to root.
     
  10. Legacystar

    Legacystar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 10, 2009
    Messages:
    571
    Likes Received:
    28
    the speed of the roms out there will amaze you. they are tweaked so good, you dont even have to use task killers. plus you get to customize the look of everything.
     
  11. othgar

    othgar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    6
    The only thing I really don't understand is the difference between "rom" and "kernel"?
     
  12. Jake43

    Jake43 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2009
    Messages:
    91
    Likes Received:
    14
    But thats the point. The speed is fine for me. And I like the classic, simple, clean look. Which is what I have now. No need to root for me.
     
  13. ZBoater

    ZBoater Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2010
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    1
    A good reason to root is to get Froyo now (even without themes and customizations) rather than wait months for Verizon. Flash support and the Market auto updates alone are worth the price of admission, which incidentally is $0. :D
     
  14. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    4,534
    Likes Received:
    306
    Um I'm curious. How can u root from 2.1 without using rsd lite?
    But I hope that it is coming. My wife also has a moto Droid and wont let me root it. So it'll be good for her.
    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  15. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2009
    Messages:
    1,553
    Likes Received:
    221
    Hmm...How to explain...

    If you are familiar with PCs, I would say the Kernel is like a PC's Bios, while the Rom is like the operating system.

    The kernel will allow you to do things like overclocking in the OS that would not otherwise be possible...
     
  16. squaresailor

    squaresailor Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have the simple clean look also, but it's with the latest Bugless Beast Froyo rom. Fast, smooth and with Flash for video and games. I've had the phone since day of release (my first smart phone) and have been rooted since the first Droidmod release a while back. Used the phone as a wifi hotspot last weekend to stream a Netflix movie to a netbook. Need I say more?

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  17. CriticalMass

    CriticalMass Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2010
    Messages:
    197
    Likes Received:
    14

    The Kernal handles all the low level functions. it's the Backbone to the ROM (think Operating System).

    Like Linux, Windows, OS X. They all have kernals that the GUI's are built upon.

    If you think of it as a Car. The Kernal might be the onboard CPU or Engine, the Body is the O.S. or Rom.
     
  18. squaresailor

    squaresailor Active Member

    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2010
    Messages:
    27
    Likes Received:
    0
    Just to say a little more...I don't use or download themes. On the surface my Droid looks completely stock. One of my screens is filled with root apps but all else is stock looking. But under the hood is a far superior operating system from that which is deemed official. I can run scripts that customize features or go with the dev's choices. Either way, my phone runs smoother, gets better battery life and is more reliable than it ever was in stock form. I encourage everyone to root and enjoy! There's no reason not too.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  19. watersrules

    watersrules Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2010
    Messages:
    206
    Likes Received:
    25
    my droid is rooted w/ BB 0.3, my wife's droid is not rooted... after messing with her phone for 10 seconds, the difference is crystal clear.. mine is quicker and more responsive.. forget all the customization etc etc (which is awesome too).. the fact is my rooted droid owns her non-rooted droid... maybe i'll be a good husband and help her out w/ that soon =)
     
  20. othgar

    othgar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    6
    I promise this will be my last comment about root in this thread. Ok, I'm going to root! One question, if I want it to look as close to normal but I want to overclock what is the best rom to use? Preferably one with OC built in so I don't have to run any kernals.
     
  21. CegAbq

    CegAbq Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 15, 2009
    Messages:
    109
    Likes Received:
    12
    Watching this very closely.
     
  22. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to. VIP Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2010
    Messages:
    4,534
    Likes Received:
    306
    Try Pete's new bugless beast 0.3 it looks almost stock with a kernal that is oc'd to 800mhz. Hope that helps. Ok back to the subject..
    Has anyone received this or any screen shots been posted? Where did this rumor begin and is this gonna be 2.1 all over again? I heard from my sisters boyfriends uncles vest friend that they got But kind of deal?

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
    othgar likes this.
  23. othgar

    othgar Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2010
    Messages:
    106
    Likes Received:
    6
    Rooted! Was easy, I just followed the videos from unlockr.com.
     
  24. ovenman

    ovenman Active Member

    Joined:
    May 3, 2010
    Messages:
    39
    Likes Received:
    4
    Othgar

    I am rooted.

    I am completely on stock 2.1 with an overclocked kernel to 1gHz.

    Everything else is stock.
     
  25. mp33er

    mp33er Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2010
    Messages:
    22
    Likes Received:
    0
    Where're the videos?
     

Share This Page

Loading...