Metro 2.2 Froyo, Rooted, deodex, bloatware removed

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  1. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Here ya go folks, Metro PCS's Official 2.2 Froyo update rooted, deodexed, and bloatware removed.

    Added features:

    Darktremor Apps2SD - version 2.75.2 + fix (Needs Class 6 or better SDCard and SDCard needs partition with SD-EXT, swap optional but suggested for the Ascend)
    Davlic moved to sdcard
    Nano added
    Bash added
    APK's zip-aligned (Better RAM utilization)

    Install in CWM like any other ROM.


    PlayfulMod - Playfuldroidz Wiki

    Note:If you were stock before or downloaded and installed the update from metro you may have to go into cust/metropcs/us dir manually delete app, media, wallpaper, and logo to rid all of the bloatware. If you were on another ROM you should be good.

  2. Modman

    Modman Well-Known Member

    Had a feeling that update was coming. Now I'm inspired to root it and kill the bloatware. Maybe tom nite when I get home.
  3. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    Good work bro...i'll sticky this!!!
  4. THH209

    THH209 Active Member

    Do u still have to wipe everything
  5. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    make a backup and try it ;)
  6. THH209

    THH209 Active Member

    How do I make a back up
  7. KOLIO

    KOLIO Guides Guide

    I'm on CM7 w/CRICKET & plan on staying w/it(AWESOME ROM!),SOOO.....just to perhaps satisfy others curiousity,will this work on a CRICKET phone?
  8. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    not at the moment...:confused:
  9. Sinner67

    Sinner67 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I have to say that I am very pleasently suprised on how smoth 2.2.2 is. It is much quicker than I thought it would be and very smooth.
  10. Piranha650

    Piranha650 Active Member

    I really love this. Great job on this PlayfulGod. After partitioning my sd card and moving all apps and dalvik to sd using a2sd, its tons faster. This is actually working better for me than cm7, and thats a great rom.
  11. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Thanks, I owe alot to isaac tho for pointing me in the right direction tho :)

    apps2sd installed and dalvik is moved to sd by default. ;)

    Oh and I have another one ready to upload with a diff boot sound and bootanimation. Just not sure if I am happy with it yet lol.
  12. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    Just use PGs version and thats already done.
  13. Carlos1986

    Carlos1986 Well-Known Member

    I deleted metro studio and the Im crap? should I have kept this?
  14. mpkonig

    mpkonig Member

    what do i do if i already upgraded to the official 2.2? am i stuck just doing everything the long way?
  15. mpkonig

    mpkonig Member

    Playfulgod--- i see you got your ascend oc'd over did you do that....can you possibly link the program/kernel u used for that? been trying to find a kernel to oc over 600mhz with no luck really...thanks
  16. Sinner67

    Sinner67 Well-Known Member

    He has it OC'd using CM7.
    Look at for instructions on installing CM7 and for information on OC'ing.
  17. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Should be fine, I'll prolly remove them myself too lol.

    Not completely, you will have too root it with gingerbreak, install rom manager/CWM, and prolly install a root explorer to del cust/metropcs. I am trying to find out why cust itself wont delete. This all will get you almost to were this rom is, the other tweaks I did in a kitchen on ubuntu.

    I will prolly make 1 or 2 more improvements to this rom b4 calling it done n move on to working on CM7.
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  18. SkylakeGoon

    SkylakeGoon Member

    In your opinion which ROM is better in regards to performance Metro 2.2 Froyo or CM7?

    Thanks in Advance
  19. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    CM6/7 hands down, but this rom once cleaned up & tweaked seems alot smoother and faster than the stock 2.1.
  20. Modman

    Modman Well-Known Member

    So the path is /cust/metropcs ? I need to use Ginger Break 1.1?

    Can i do an ls then I'll see /boing /myextras /metromail? Then I'll rm directory name -force any I want to get rid of.
  21. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    I used gingerbreak 1.2. And yea thats the path to the majority of the bloat. The few others are in system/app.

    Think I may found a way to del /cust on install, bout to test it.
  22. istos

    istos Active Member

    Hey PG, what CWM should i use. I've been using 2.XXX and I am having issues with data. I get no data. I was on Icarus, wiped everything before installing this.
    Any ideas?

  23. kingskidd268

    kingskidd268 Member

    I got into apn and nothing there. I add and nothing.
  24. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    I used that rom manager installs.

    Why are you messing with the APN's for anyhow?
  25. kingskidd268

    kingskidd268 Member

    I got no data thats why.


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