Got sick of waiting, rooted and flashed Modaco's 2.2 ROM with Sense. WOW


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  1. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I got sick of waiting for HTC to get 2.2 out for the Desire and I have no intention of waiting for the weeks of rumours and "delays" on those rumours.

    I've rooted my Desire and installed Modaco's Android 2.2+Sense UI ROM and frankly I'm glad I did. It's stable, has all the features of 2.2 and is a LOT more responsive than the 2.1 stock ROM.

    This was super easy thanks to Unrevoked. The principles should in fact work on any new HTC device. I can highly recommend it and you can check out the details of how I did it here:

    HTC Desire and Android 2.2/Froyo: A brief guide to rooting and flashing ROMs Smart Adopter
     

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  2. SterAllures

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    Nice man, glad you like it. I've also got my Desire running on 2.2. Works fantastic altho I have several issues which can be solved with a Radio Update.

    I'm still rooting in the old way. Connecting my Desire to my mac and then push the files and everything.

    So If you say Unrevoked is really nice I'm gonna try that, thanks!
     
  3. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member

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    Unrevoked is amazing!

    Got Froyo 2 days ago and everything is running nicely :D
     
  4. Haste75

    Haste75 Well-Known Member

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    Does this ROM have the inbuilt froyo option to install apps to SD?

    Im really confused as to which ROM to choose....i basically want the closest match to the official release that's (relatively) bug free and wont destroy battery life.
     
  5. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I haven't tried apps to SD, it's on my todo list for tonight, I need to find an app that does it though. Let you know.

    Battery life seems slightly better than 2.1, Android system isn't taking up so much awake time.

    Phone is definitely snappier but again this might be to do with the modaco tweaks, I don't know yet.

    I can highly recommend the Modaco ROMs, his aim is always stability and performance so as a day to day ROM it's perfect.

    Unrevoked is so easy to use on Ubuntu it's ridiculous.
     
  6. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Just realised Barcode Scanner supports moving to SD card. Yes, I can confirm the Modaco ROM supports apps to SD and that the barcode scanner works fine off the card.

    To move apps you have to go to settings, applications, manage applications. Select the app you want and there will be a "move to SD" option
     
  7. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member

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    To root or not to root. That is the question.

    Like most people, I'm SICK of running out of space on my Desire, and have been waiting patiently for FroYo with Sense to come out.

    However.....

    My patience has pretty much run out, and after reading this thread, and the Rooting guide linked in the first post, I am VERY tempted to go ahead, and root with Modaco ROM. However I am scared shitless of wrecking my pride, and joy.

    Is it REALLY as easy as that guide makes out?
    What can go wrong?
    I would also ask if its worth it, but quite clearly it seems to be.

    Any advice for a green rooter would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks
    Andy.

    Hmm nevermind. I checked the Modaco's site, and you have to pay a subscription in order to use the kitchen, and download your Rom.

    I guess I'll have to wait a few more months for the official 2.2 to be released :eek:(
     
  8. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    Easiest way to go is to use the tool mentioned here, the guide is very easy to follow too

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-desire/124085-rooting-tool-one-click-program.html

    Used it myself a couple of hours ago & it went like clockwork.
     
  9. Mushhushshu

    Mushhushshu Well-Known Member

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    +1 - Not yet using his 2.2 ROM but been using 2.1 modaco for a while now and its always been totally rock solid. Gonna put 2.2 on once he releases the prebakes as I figure this is when he believes its mature enough for a proper release. Also the kitchen there is really cool, definately worth getting an ad free account for.
     
  10. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm very torn on how to answer this. I cut my teeth on a second hand G1 rooting wise, then I got a brand new Hero and flashed the hell out of it for better performance.

    The Desire on 2.1 doesn't have performance problems and doesn't need rooting in the same way I thought the Hero did.

    Rooting is easy, flashing is a little more tricky but *should* work if you follow a few simple rules. As long as you make a Nandroid backup of your original ROM you can always restore.

    In the past I have restored fine. I have to admit I got cocky on this flashing and didn't wipe my Desire. It resulted in a boot loop and I should have known better than cutting corners. But because of my experience I knew I could restore or just do what I did in the end: boot to recovery, reset factory settings and wipe from there, then reapply the update.zip. worked perfectly and this is why my guide insists you do a wipe.

    These phones are getting expensive and if you can't live with the potential consequence of bricking your phone, don't do it. Edit for the official ROM. Having said that, if you run a Nandroid and follow the instructions of the ROM provider and don't cut corners, its pretty straight forward and you can always do a Nandroid restore.

    Maybe consider getting a G1 cheap and practice if you're interested in rooting but don't want to risk your desire.

    Hope this helps.
     
  11. Nagrom

    Nagrom Well-Known Member

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    Okay thanks for all the advice guys. I'm still interested in doing this root. I was under the impression that 2.2 comes with the ability to save to SD built in. With no additional software installed. Is it still done through Apps2SD, even on 2.2? That's what this Rom seems to imply.

    Like I said, I'm still tempted. So sick of running out of space all the time. I'll probably wait till money is a little better, and get an ad free account so I can use this kitchen.

    Thanks again for all the advice guys.

    Andy
     
  12. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I built a ROM from the kitchen so I removed a couple of apps from the base OS, but my internal memory is at 60MB free after reinstalling all the apps I had originally. Before, on 2.1, I had 14MB free. So internal space is a lot better.

    The Modaco ROM does have Google's official apps to SD implementation. This does work, however it requires the developer to insert some code (correct me if I'm wrong). At the moment, not every app will do it as a result.
     
  13. twist123

    twist123 Well-Known Member

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    dunetails

    Just a quick question, I have already rooted made a nandroid updated my current root etc. But just wondering if I do a wipe in boot recovery mode do I lose all the stuff on my SD card in my phone like my zip roms and Koush's fake flash (update.zip)?

    Running official Hong Kong 2.2 sense by Adam G (superb).

    Thanks
     
  14. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    The wipe you do on the recovery console is for the phone only, the contents of your SD card will be safe and won't get wiped.
     
  15. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Well-Known Member

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    +2 I got an ad free account and got myself a 2.2 rom from the kitchen. Really pleased with it.
     
  16. Saint_Viper

    Saint_Viper Active Member

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    Only 60mb? after rooting and putting the latest Modaco rom on, i have 125mb left.
     
  17. Anthony1

    Anthony1 Well-Known Member

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    He said 'after reinstalling all the apps I had originally' He might have about 100 apps on there.
     
  18. Saint_Viper

    Saint_Viper Active Member

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    Very true, i missed that bit.
     
  19. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yeah, I didn't do a check of what the free memory was before I reinstalled all my apps, I just wanted my baby working again quickly :) I have 70 something apps installed at the moment.
     
  20. Saint_Viper

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    Dunetails, are you using the Froyo apps2sd or the a2sd/a2sd+?

    If the a2sd, did you create your ext partition etc before installing the Froyo? I only ask as i would still think you would have more memory left even though you have a lot of apps installed.

    Just checked and i have 20 apps installed, but still have 124mb available.
     
  21. dunetails

    dunetails Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have only the official froyo apps to SD running. Personally, I have run the non official a2SD before and didn't like it (I suspect It caused an SD card issues thatcorrupted some data, totally unprovable I know).

    Until more developers enable official apps2SD properly I will wait, I have everything I want installed and at least 4 times more memory than before

    I dont have an EXT partition at the moment so I cant offer much help here,sorry.
     
  22. Saint_Viper

    Saint_Viper Active Member

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    No probs Dunetails, that may explain the differences in our RAM, as all my stuff is installed using A2SD+
     
  23. Killyouridols

    Killyouridols Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I finally bit the bullet and rooted a few weeks ago. Wasn't easy (Mainly because Vista was being a tit, Linux is beyond me and some of the instructions were shady) but I don't regret it one bit.

    I only really wanted root for SetCPU and A2SD, No other reasons. I learnt enough on my G1 to be fairly confident that I wouldn't brick my Desire and Lo and Behold, Making a pretty paperweight out of a desire is pretty hard.

    On Balance, the noticable Performance is Minimal in the real world, Although Quadrant and Linpack scores say Other wise, But its a great feeling knowing I will always be up to speed with the Android world from here on in regarding New Features and ROMS due to root privalages. I have also gained extra battery Life due to HAVS/UVOC Kernals and other stuff I never knew existed before.

    I say Have a good read up, Weigh up the Pros and Cons, and make a informed decision on whether you are comfortable enough to do it.

    KYI
     
  24. Willie Heckerslyke

    Willie Heckerslyke Well-Known Member

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    I bit the bullet a few weeks back after reading loads on it. On one forum I'd read somewhere, there was a question from someone who was contemplating rooting but was scared of screwing the phone up. The responses prompted me to go for it as it was stated that though it's not totally impossible, it is extremely difficult to actually brick an android phone these days.....

    Anyway...I went for it and it really was plain sailing. I'm now running Leedroid's excellent ROM.....

    [Froyo Sense] LeeDrOiD Mod V1.4c (22/07 l FR91_2.06 l Fast l Stable l WWE) - xda-developers

    Really stable, and he regulary updates and fixes any reported bugs... The good thing with this one is you don't need to do a full wipe and loose all your settings and apps etc...just a wipe of the cache is enough, so you'll always have the best version on your phone!
     
  25. jheart

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    Hey. i have rooted my desire earlier with lekkys newbie guide and im running 2.1 with A2SD but now i wanna have this modacos 2.2. so can i just install this new rom with rom manager? just backup everything and do it?

    my desire is scandinavian unbranded/unlocked:)



    THANKS
     

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