Will Rooting 2.2 T-Mobile Desire help me


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  1. Lyrrad

    Lyrrad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hi

    I've at long last got the 2.2 update from T-Mobile. I must admit I'm not overwhelmed. Perhaps the prolonged wait is the reason.

    I have managed to follow guide to be able to transfer apps to SD card, but I personally find that too many of them have issues once on the SD card and I need to revert them back.

    I also seem to have a problem with the sensitivity of the auto rotate on 2.2. All too often the screen shows landscape when it ought not to.

    I've got 35mb of space left on internal, and it is enough really. The biggest plus for me is being able to get co-pilot onto SD without any issues.


    This is my first android phone and it blows away any WM phone I had in the past. With those WM phone I did used to root them. However I always found that the ROM's created would fall down somewhere, never really to be fixed. It just felt like I was constantly having to update my ROM in the hope all would be ok. I don't have that issue with Android.

    So is it possible for me to root my phone, and use the suppplied T-Mobile 2.2 ROM? (It would be nice to be able to strip out German bloatware). Or can anyone suggest an alternative?


    Will that enable me to have apps on SD card that at present are problematical and need to be moved back to phone.

    As I said from the beginning of this post, I have found the 2.2 update a bit disappointing
     

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    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    Rooting your phone & partitioning your sd card is the way to go, you will release the full potential of your phone.
    You will also solve your internal memory problems too.
    Personally i would use a custom rom as they are very stable.
    When you partition your sd card the settings are 512mb ext 0mb swap.
     
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  3. Lyrrad

    Lyrrad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I have rooted my phone using unrevoked 3.21. Yes I'm most probably going to choose a custom rom. I have a few questions that I would really like to clear up.



    • Is there a way I can save the setup of my phone as it stands and then flash a new rom. I understand I can save apps & data etc, but I was wondering if I could put new rom on and still have same look without the hassle of setting it up again. Will the saving of my current scene to do this for me?
    • Also as I have some apps already on SD card (I did this prior to rooting the phone), will this present any issues for me when I use a new ROM
    • As an ADW user I can't use sense widgets, and pretty much don't think I need a ROM with sense. Is there anything I should know from a negative point of view prior to flashing a rom without sense.

    Thanks in advance
     
  4. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    Titanium back up will save the settings & apps on you phone.
    Before you flash a new rom also do a nandroid back up from the root menu.
    The non sense roms are faster than the ones with sense, danfrance swears by the defrost rom.
     
  5. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    The non-sense roms don't have htc sense on them, but also you have to be aware that they also don't have the HTC apps on there that you may use even through ADW, such as browser, messages, email. You have to use the Android default apps, but personally I prefer them.

    Defrost's recent kernels have had an element of instability recently but these have been addressed.

    I've been running a Hybrid Adaptive Voltage System (HAVS) kernel at 1113Mhz with no issues. Previously I would get random reboots even clocked at 998Mhz.

    Also, I can again run a Static Voltage Scaling (SVS) kernel at 1190Mhz, where previously I had to run it at 1113Mhz

    Of course you can stick with the 998Mhz SVS Kernel that comes with it. The kernel's are undervolted so the 998Mhz actually uses less power than HTC's 998Mhz.


    I love Defrost but it's not for everyone. I just love the speed and return of stability.

    Plus the camera app on it is literally amazing.
     
  6. Lyrrad

    Lyrrad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Okay I took my time but have rooted phone and running Defrost. I wish I would have left well alone. I can't get Parrot 9200 to work at all. That's so important to me.


    Does anyone know of a ROM that works with Parrot?
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    I've seen your post on the XDA forums, and someone answered stating they have got their parrot working.

     
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    To be honest if your happy with the way your phone works on the t-mobile rom, but want a bit of extra space and the 2.2 to work correctly, you could install the official 2.2 rom.

    The official rom, is the release given to the likes of t-mobile, who then wreck it by putting loads of rubish on.

    I have a custom rom on my phone, and when looking for one, I looked at what features they had on, and then any reported bugs and see if they would affect my use. I also think with custom roms, you have to be prepared to change them on a regular basis, as the bugs are ironed out and new features added. Its the third Custom Rom I have installed.
     
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    Lyrrad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Are you following me:eek:

    Yes I was going to post here anyway. As you can see I was recommended to the ROM in the first place from here. I have had a noob problems. The Defrost ROM is excellent for me. A bit of a change from stock, but I like it. It has forced me to find alternative apps but in general all have been better. Coming from winmo the big problem with changing from stock roms is that are pretty much ok other than the crazy space limitations.

    As an ADW user I had already got used to no sense widgets.

    The problem with popular ROMS is that they can be 1000 pages long on XDA forum. So it's difficult to properly research prior to flashing.

    The solution for parrot issue is quite simply DO NOT RESTORE BLUETOOTH PAIRINGS WHEN USING TITANIUM BACKUP.


    Next question.

    If I go to Defrost setup and want to enable addblocking (/etc/hosts) and try 5.1 HAVS 1113Mhz@1275mV. What is the procedure?
     
  10. Lyrrad

    Lyrrad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    And that's why I was so reluctant to start this. I used to do this with winmo and to be honest I NEVER had a fully working ROM. I don't really use too much in the way of sense so defrost did/does make sense (can I say that).

    I've got tonnes of apps, and 90mb free, whereas I had 14mb free prior to this even with abilty to put apps on sd card prior to rooting.

    As long as Deforst works for me now, I'll have no need to change. It's early days though, and I'm sure that a bug will be relevant to me. I just don't use things like music/camera etc on my phone so some issues will be non issues for me.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    No, I post in that thread daily.
     
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    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    Just download them both, then click install. It will reboot into recovery and flash, so will do individually.

    To get 1113Mhz out of the kernel you will need to use Set CPU.
     
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    Lyrrad Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I hope it's ok to keep posting in this thread form my specific requirements for the DeFrost ROM.

    All is okay, I have my Desire looking almost identical to what it was prior to rooting, but running much faster.

    Just a few questions. Does wipe data/factory reset using ClockworkMod recovery still keep the sd card partitioned?

    Also I really don't like the left hand swipe to answer call or right hand swipe to reject call the Defrost ROM coms with. Is it something I just have to live with or is it possible to change?

    I also am struggling with the following:

    MENU/SETTINGS/CALL SETTINGS/ALWAYS BACK TO CALL LOG.

    I want this option OFF, but it doesn't happen for me.



    I'm gonna post this in xda too.
     

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