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  1. stueycaster

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    I'm a total smart phone noob. My first phone is the DC. Coming from a medium fast computer on cable internet this thing feels laggy as hell. The research that I've done points to GummyCharged 1.9.1 as being the best option for a custom rom.

    The problem is I don't have a clue on how to even begin. I'll need instructions on everything including how to revert it to stock in case I decide to take it back to Verizon.

    I know there's a wealth of info out there already but the number of options makes it confusing. The thread for this on XDA developers has over 1,800 posts. I'm a bit intimidated by all of it.
     

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    If no one else responds, let me know and I'll walk you through it in a few days. :)
     
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    If I just had links to all the different steps I could probably do it. I don't know how to root it, back it up or install drivers. I guess the instructions for using Odin are pretty good. There are probably things that I'm unaware of too.

    Also is there a rom that's really better?
     
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    I found a how-to about rooting and installing CWM and Voodoo. But when I connect the USB the Downloading screen shows on the phone but the ID:Com doesn't show in Odin. I've tried installing a newer USB driver, rebooting my computer, a newer version of Odin and a different computer. I couldn't find any good info about "kies" on the Charge.

    I've run out of ideas. Does anybody know what might be causing this?
     
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    I got it to work. I read somewhere to try download with the battery in. I shut down the phone then plugged the USB in and held the down volume button. The download screen came on and the hardware installer in Windows started up and in a few seconds it told me the device driver had been successfully installed. This was the first time that had ever happened. Before it always told me it was unsuccessful.

    Anyway it worked. Odin only took about 5 or 10 seconds to install CWM. I thought it must have been wrong because it was so fast. Then the Voodoo Lagfix only took a few seconds too. Then bootup took about 4 minutes to convert the files. Then it started up. It definitely feels faster.

    The only glitch was Power Amp couldn't find any files. I rebooted the phone and it found them.

    I'm going to try it out like this for a while. Possibly I will try a different Rom soon. For now I need to explore the benefits of being rooted.
     
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    Hi there, first off I'd like to say congrats on the Droid Charge. It's definitely a great phone. I have one as well and I've been trying to install Gummy Charged for days but I just can't figure it out. If there was any way for you to post a detailed guide on how you did it, myself and I'm sure many others would greatly appreciate it. Thanks so much!
     
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    Getting my phone rooted, installing ClockWorkMod and the Voodoo Lag Fix is all I've done so far. The USB driver not installing properly on my PC caused my problems. I explained how I fixed that in my last post. There's a real good chance you might not have that problem. This really sped my phone up. Following this tutorial is how I did it.

    xda-developers - View Single Post - [HOW-TO] Get a rooted version of EE4

    You'll need to be rooted and install ClockWorkMod first before you can deal with the GummyCharged rom. If I do decide to use the GC rom I might follow one of these tutorials. I haven't made up my mind yet.

    [ROM][EE4][ODIN]+[CWM] GummyCharge FE 1.9.1 07/21/11 - xda-developers

    [ROM][EP1Q][ODIN - CWM]GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2 8/17/11 - xda-developers

    Like I said in my last post I plan to work with my phone just being rooted for a while before I install a custom rom. The Voodoo Lag Fix seems to have sped up my phone quite a bit. Also I got Titanium Backup and backed up my data. I need to study up on how to restore stuff with it before I do a custom rom since they require a system wipe. Titanium Backup is in the market.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I've been hearing that voodoo lag fix tends to interfere with the clockwork mod and it's better to disable it. Not sure how much truth there is to that statement but i'm still afraid to mess with them both. This is also my first android phone. Atm I have voodoo lag and gingerbread installed but it isn't quite as bug free as I would like it to be. I'm missing calls and my lockscreen has stopped working. Gonna reflash and and try out one of the guides you had posted. I'll update when I'm done.
     
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    Well they say you have to disable Voodoo before you install the EP1Q rom. I've been reading through the thread and there have been problems. I'm less than half way through though. Maybe it's all worked out at the end of the thread.

    I haven't looked at the EE4 rom yet. I'm planning on a lot of research before I commit to any custom rom.
     
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    So I went ahead and installed Gummy Charged and it runs like butter. 0 lag, and haven't had any bugs so far. The rom is beautiful. Here's the steps that I took.
    1. Used Odin to Flash down to ED01 Stock.
    2. Rooted the phone using Gingersnap
    3. installed ROM manager
    4. Installed clockwork mod via odin with this link
    0817_charge_recovery.tar.md5
    5. Then downloaded this version of Gummy Charged and put it into my microSD card.
    [ROM][EP1Q][ODIN - CWM]GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2 8/17/11
    (the RC2)
    6. Booted into Clockwork, then followed the instructions for install on that last link.

    Hope that helps. Those are the exact steps I followed. Prolly will work for you as well, but I can't take any responsibility if it doesn't. Gluck!
     
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    You are obviously not the noob that I am. How do I do EDO1, Gingersnap and Rom Manager?

    Update: That's alright I can find the info I need. Thanks a lot Ray.
     
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    All I want to know is, what button is the PDA button?

    (I have a feeling Im going to feel really stupid when I find out the answer.)
     
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    The pda button is a button inside Odin (windows based program).
     
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    I knew it... I had seen that but I thought for some reason that one of the hard buttons on the bottom of the phone was also being referred to as the PDA button.

    Didn't have any of this to think about with my OG Droid :) I just LOVES new stuffs!
     
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    Ok, here are the steps in more detail for what you have listed above.

    1. ED01.. go to this youtube link and follow the guide Droid Charge Gingerbread Rooting Tether Netflix by KDtech.org - YouTube
    using the Odin v1.3 and the Original root file. Don't use the Gingerbread rom that he mentions in the video, it sucks.

    2. Once you have flashed to the original root (ED01). You will now be able to root using the Gingersnap utility..
    [How-to] Root Droid Charge**5/19/11**[Windows & Mac] Now with GingerSnap! - Android Forums
    use that link and follow the guide up until it starts talking about DSCharge.ZIP. You don't need that.
    Register for the right and do everything he says, you'll need the links that he provides.

    3. Now that you are rooted, you need to install Rom Manager from the Android Market. Open up ROM manager and touch the first option that says Flash Clockwork Mod or something along those lines, choose your device and let it flash.
    (this is just a precautionary step, not sure if it adds anything to the process but I did it and my phone is working fine now)

    4. Next you wanna flash using Odin again. This time we are flashing the Clockwork recover 087 mod. The file can be downloaded here
    [RECOVERY][8-17-11]Clockwork Mod Recovery - xda-developers
    and you will do the same thing that you did when you installed the ED01 original root.

    5. After that is flashed download the Gummy Charged RC2 (zip file) from here
    [ROM][EP1Q][ODIN - CWM]GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2 8/17/11 - xda-developers
    (it will be called GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2.3 CWM <-- dont' click that)

    6. Put that gummy charged file on your SD card. Boot into clockwork recovery mod using ROM manager. and then follow the directions on the link where you downloaded Gummy Charged.

    Hope this helps. and once again if something happens to your phone I can't take responsibility. Those are the exact steps that I had followed though and my phone is working great!


    Edit: I see that you have found the info you needed.. but my guide is still here just in case! have a good and happy rooting
     
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    I got my charge yesterday and flashed GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2.3 with PeanutButta Jelly Time kernel that includes the voodoo lag fix. I used Charge Kit version 2 to get CWM installed via Odin. It also includes Samsung Drivers and stock roms. In the kit there is a readme that explains how to use Odin to flash CWM and a Kernel. I did not use the voodoo fix kernel that is in the kit...I opted to use PeanutButta Jelly Time and didnt flash it until after i flashed GummyCharged FE 1.9. You will see it in my steps below.

    Here are the links to Charge Kit and PeanutButta Jelly Time kernel:
    Charge Kit: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1181171
    PBJT: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1104634
    The links to GummyCharged and EP1Q radio are below in the steps.

    The one issue I ran into is that I did not have the voodoo lag fix working correctly before installing EP1Q radio. I ended up having to flash back to the stock froyo rom and then start over because I was in a bootloop. So before you install the radio verify that voodoo is enabled either in Terminal or voodoo control app. Also make sure you whipe data when your flashing GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2.3 in CWM.

    I followed these steps but added a step to flash Peanut Butta Jelly Time: How to get on GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2.3 with lagfix/EXT4 - xda-developers

    1. Download GummyCharged FE 1.9.1 full Odin (yes the froyo version) and flash that via Odin
    2. Flash PeanutButta Jelly Time kernel via Odin
    3. Ensure lagfix is enabled via voodoo controls or term (if it is not use voodoo control to enable lagfix)
    4. Download the EP1Q radio's and flash them via Odin
    5. Download GummyCharged GBE 1.9RC2.3 and install it via CWM (make sure you wipe data)

    That is what worked for me and im loving GummyCharged GBE.
     
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    Thanks for all the help guys. I'm loving GummyCharged GBE. Since I was already on stock EE4 with lagfix enabled all I needed to do was EP1Q and the ROM. This thing is sweet. :D
     
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    I really appreciate you guys adding all of this stuff in your posts, I just got the Droid Charge phone today. Seriously, though, I know NOTHING about 'rooting' a phone and what not. All I want to do is take my Droid Charge from its 'just bought it brand new' stock state to the latest and greatest that is possible for this phone. Any links to an UPDATED, CLEAR, CONCISE tutorial that accomplishes this? Going to this site to flash this, and going to that site to install that, is not going to cut it for me.

    Thanks again!
     
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    I built a web page on my personal site that explains how to do this in a step-by-step procedure complete with links to all of the files you need to do this.

    http://www.toms-world.org/android

    Near the bottom you'll see a link called "Show Instructions to Flash GummyCharged to your Droid Charge", click it and it will expand the instructions for you to read.
     
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    ^^^Nice job!
     
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    Just wanted to thank everyone just Gummied my phone and what a huge difference sitting at 1687 I am sure I can do some more tweaking. Thanks again everyone
     
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    NEW! EP1W Modem Firmware Files (MD5: FD02E32FBBDF2614C28019F6DEA291B7)
    This is a set of leaked modem firmware files that are said to help improve 3g and 4g performance on the Droid Charge.
     
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