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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by YankeeDudeL, Jun 22, 2011.

  1. YankeeDudeL

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    I've been rocking the OG Droid since Day 1 (quite proudly, might I add), which has been rooted since around January or February of last year. Long story short, I should be receiving an insurance replacement today which I expect will be a D2 (but not positive). So I've got a few questions for you guys.

    As I stated, I got a rooted OG. I also have a rooted DInc, and a soon to be rooted Droid Charge. What they all have in common is an unlocked bootloader. So while I'm a pretty experienced root user, I'm very unfamiliar with what I can expect to get out of a rooted D2. I understand I won't be able to change the kernel. Will that affect my ability to over or underclock?

    Also, what type of performance enhancements can I expect? I know benchmarks are merely just numbers, but is there a significant increase in say Quadrant or Linpack when rooted and OCed?

    What about Motoblur? Can I get rid of it entirely? Part's of it so I at least barely notice it? Can I get rid of or at least freeze bloatware?

    I have limited experience in playing with a D2. I remember when it first came out, I was comparing it to my rooted OG. The screen transitions weren't nearly as fast, which kinda sets off my OCD. After I've tweaked everything I can, will this be less noticeable? Would LauncherPro by itself improve this?

    That's about what I can throw out right now. I'm sure I'll have more as time goes by, and I start getting feedback. Like I said, I don't even know for sure that I will be getting a D2, in which case this post will be moot, though I think it's fair to be prepared for it.

    Thank you in advance.
     

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    1) No. Several ROMs and SideApps allow you to under/over clock the D2.

    2) Performance enhacement are anecdotal, it all depends on your usage.

    3) See #2. Personally I like LP a lot better than stock.

    4) Highly suggest to stay tuned as it seems CM7 looks like a very solid option for people trying to squeeze the most out of their D2 hardware. Same goes for the Liberty ROM.
     
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    My phone was rather laggy and would freeze up with Blur on my phone. Flashed to Fission once it got going and stable and never turned back. Much better phone imo after Blur is off.
     
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    Have you tried Fab's Apex 2.0 GB RoM yet? I'm running that on my D2 now...No issues....And i switched over from Liberty After coming from CM....This is the best out of the three for me so far...
     
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    Does APEX 2.0GB need the phone to be SBF'ed up to the GB-Leak first?
     
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    - SBF
    - z4root
    - bootstrap
    - flash GB leak
    - bootstrap
    - flash Apex 2.0 GB

    Apex is an awesome ROM, BTW. However, Fabolous just released an update for the DroidX, and the D2 is usually close behind.
     

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