Droid 2: Your Patience has Paid Off!

Custom Gingerbread ROMs are abounding over at DroidForums.com! Yes, none are final but they are (in my humble opinion) finally ready enough for the real world. That means a featured post here on ADB! Both of the main ROM creators for the Droid 2/X have finally released some very decent, stable, and custom Gingerbread ROMs for your Motorola phone. Already got the OTA? No problem, these are just here to enhance your experience. Especially the Apex 2.0. His ROM had to be one of my favorites when I had my Droid 2. That favoritism continues with version 2.0 based on the latest Gingerbread available. His latest (RC2) build is really, truly 100% AOSP Gingerbread. No Blur whatsoever. This makes the pure Google experience of the Droid 1 totally possible and in my opinion is the ROM we’ve been waiting for. So long as there is at least one pure AOSP ROM for every phone, it will be a beautiful world. Bootloaders be damned, you can get a pure Google experience on your Droid 2 right now via the Apex forum hereContinue reading

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Problems Sir, Major Problems :S

Is it unprofessional to include an emoticon in your title? Perhaps, but I’m willing to throw caution to the wind as I’m pretty much having a mini freakout every time I try something new. I’m not sure on the final count, but it’s got to be about 10 times within the last 24 hours that I’ve flashed the 2.3.40 SBF from Motorola to reset by Droid 2… this is not going well. I’m back to 2.2 stock rooted for now. I’m going to keep trying various techniques and whatnot to see if I can get the deodexed version working. So far I’ve gotten the prerooted version to work just fine, actually remarkably fast for a stock ROM at 1.3ghz. Heck, 1.1ghz ULV is super speedy. I’m pretty stoked to see the custom ROMs based on this Gingerbread leak especially Apex. Long live the Droid 2!!!

P.S. I’ll also be posting more about getting the R2D2 stuff back at another time. For better or for worse, a lot of the stuff I’ve tried installing haven’t worked. Boot animation help anyone?

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