still on the learning curve(cliff) but ROM question


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  1. infil

    infil Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What prevents us from loading vanilla versions of the OS onto our phones? I'm guessing network specific tidbits from the carriers?
     

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    Bootloader for the phone is encrypted, so essentially beyond making basic modifications to the stock ROM, there's not much one can do until a work-around is found.
     
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    infil Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i hate corporate politics, we bought the phones lol, why the hell is it motorolas decision what i get on my phone dammt :p
     
  4. Redflea

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    The only truly "vanilla" versions (not a lot of carrier/phone manuf. specific stuff) of Android for the D2 would be built from ASOP (Android source), like the CyanogenMod ROMs that are developed for a fair number of Android phones (see them listed here in the top of the wiki - CyanogenMod Wiki).

    A dev named Slayher is working on building a CM ROM from source for the D2...so hopefully we'll have that option in the near future. He's gotten it to load but not boot and it trying to get logs off the phone to find out where he's hitting a problem.

    The other type of vanilla ROM would be a released D2 ROM version that was scrubbed by someone to remove as much of the non-Google stuff in it as possible (e.g., Blur) so it was more like a pure Google experience like the D1.

    Regardless of the type of ROM, we won't be able to load new kernels w/the ROM to enable over-clocking the CPU until the bootloader encryption is cracked, but since the Drois is already 1GHz, it's not like we have a slow phone or anything. :)
     
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    OMJ Bazinga VIP Member

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    this plus someone just needs to make a working vendor overlay for the D2 then share it and building from source is pretty easy after that.
     
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    Redflea Well-Known Member

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    Slayher actually has a D2 vendor overlay...however, given he's having boot up problems with what he's built, "working" may not be fully applicable quite yet. ;)
     
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    thats awesome didnt realize anyone was that far along with a overlay. The best part is from what I have heard it would be quite possible to get an overlay that will work for both the D2 and DX. Just like how the Dream and Magic get a single release of CM for both phones.
     
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    Yeah, at one point Koush said he thought he could create a ROM that would work on the DX and D2 since they are virtually the same HW/features.

    Slayher's on the #koush IRC (and maybe #cyanogen as well, idk) working with some of the devs there to get the ROM going. Hopefully he'll have an alpha or beta available for testing in the near future.

    I may have an issue about custom ROMs for my D2...I actually quite like the new exchange Email client on the D2. I would actually prefer to retain it rather than the Email client that is included in CM6 at this point...the new one lets me change text size when viewing emails (only available in Gmail client in CM6) and I generally like the interface when viewing/editing emails, like how it stores/access draft emails, etc.

    So I might be a little torn when CM6 comes out for the D2...hoping maybe it can be integrated into CM6 if push comes to shove.

    There is also a text zoom feature on the D2 (when editing text you can long press and get a zoom window). Not sure if/how that could be included...

    On the other hand, CM6 handles facebook sycning much better, and has a better contacts client, so that would be an improvement....
     

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