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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by C5O, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. C5O

    C5O Lurker
    Thread Starter

    I know this has been posted before but I don't know what to do. Root or wait for Android 2.2 on the Motorola Droid. All help is appreciated thanks.

  2. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    Root. You will be waiting months for 2.2. You will be able to get it much sooner if you root
  3. C5O

    C5O Lurker
    Thread Starter

    Yeah but whens much sooner there is no Roms for it yet. Thats what everyones been saying and yet theres nothing.
  4. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    Then why don't you wait until Froyo-based ROMs start to show up and then root?
  5. Prime

    Prime Well-Known Member

    I bet by the end of the month we will have a OTA on our phones
  6. Papadroid

    Papadroid Android Expert

    I'll take root and 2.2. :D
    Just curious, why would you not want root? It's faster, with better battery life and complete control.

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  7. shadowdude777

    shadowdude777 Android Expert

    I'd bet money against that.

    Well, they disable su access so that people don't go ruining their phones by modifying/deleting important files, but honestly, that's very difficult to do... you'd practically have to be trying to screw something up. :eek:
  8. nstallion

    nstallion Android Expert

    I'd rather have a 2.2 based custom ROM than the vanilla flavor of Android that the OTA will provide. Plus an overclocked Droid with JIT compiling will fly!
  9. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    The source code for 2.2 hasnt been released yet. Once it is roms will start popping up left and right.
  10. BlueIce5249

    BlueIce5249 Android Expert

    No roms to root yet. Personally, I'd just wait until 2.2 comes out, that's what I'm doing. If Verizon blocks the mobile hotspot, I'll root. If they don't, I'll stay stock.

    Actually, I may stay stock because the button at the top to put my phone or screen to sleep is kinda screwy. I'm just deciding whether or not to wait until Droid2 comes out so if they replace it, they replace it with the new one. I know with previous phones (mainly LG) they just replaced my old phone with whatever model replaced it.
  11. krouget

    krouget Android Enthusiast

    If your main concern is how fast you're going to get 2.2, then without a doubt, its going to come sooner for rooted devices.

    I actually don't see what the dilemma is in making the decision. I rooted my device, and when 2.2 ROMs are released, it will simply be the best of both worlds.
  12. deftdrummer

    deftdrummer Android Enthusiast

    I beg to differ, I had terrible battery life with rooted 2.1. Back to stock now and no issues.
  13. SinfulDragon

    SinfulDragon Android Enthusiast

    Install Launcher Pro, you'll think you have a new phone just from the speed difference that it can provide.
  14. riffdex

    riffdex Android Enthusiast

    Must be the (root only) programs you were using sucked up a lot of battery. Generally speaking, a rooted rom has the potential to have much better battery life than stock. If you use the root to your advantage, you can set your phone to save battery by setting cpuspeed profiles/other tweaks. ROMing would probably be a lot more effective in increasing battery life though. Pete's latest BB has many tweaks which have significantly increased my battery.

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  15. kkwan77

    kkwan77 Well-Known Member

    LOL... 'nuff said
  16. barry99705

    barry99705 Android Expert

    You'll get the first gen Droid. There will be refurbs for years to replace broken/buggy devices.
  17. OMJ

    OMJ Bazinga

    Now there is a froyo rom.
  18. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I think you should wait for 2.2. Oh! ... Hey! ... that's what I'm running already!
    :D :D :D
  19. Shivv

    Shivv Lurker

    Just give rooting a try and see how you like it. I've only ever used Bugless Beast (and I love it) but there are a ton of custom ROMs out there to try. As others have said, you'll probably get a 2.2 custom ROM before the actual OTA. And it's easy to go back to stock if you ever have the desire.
  20. dmodert66

    dmodert66 Android Expert

    A 2.2 rom is already out (including Flash 10.1 installed separately). See the root forum...
  21. G.Armour

    G.Armour You know you want to.

    Yeah just wait for the official update unless you want all the froyo goodies now. :)

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