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nrdstrm
06-26-10, 09:00 PM
I really only keep up with the Droid roms, and some HTC roms. Please post roms in this thread and I will add them to the OP as necessary.

**WARNING**
NVNEWS, and anyone affiliated with NVNEWS in any way, takes no responsibility for any damage to your phone as a result of rooting (for Android), jailbreaking (for iPhone), or hacking of any sort on your mobile device. While on Android, this possibility is very very small, it does exist. Hacking (or rooting) your phone may void your warranty. Please take proper precautions and do research before hacking any mobile device.

If help is needed for Android devices, please post in this forum, or PM me directly...

Moto Droid

Dev : Peter Alfonso (New 6/28/09)
OS : Android 2.2 (built from leaked testing rom FRF57)
Rom : [ROM] Bugless Beast V0.3 FRF83 (FROYO) RC 6/09/10
Link : http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/110493-rom-stable-bugless-beast-v0-3-android-2-2-a.html

Dev : Cyanogen (Mod by Koush)
OS : Android 2.1 (Built from 2.1 source)
Rom : CyanogenMod For Droid V5.0.8 (06/19/2010)
Link : http://forum.cyanogenmod.com/topic/1202-cyanogenmod-for-droid-v508-06192010/?

Dev : billygalbreath
OS : Android 2.2 (Built from 2.2 Source)
Rom : Official Pl3x Rom v2.0.1
Link : http://www.droidforums.net/forum/pl3x/54585-official-pl3x-rom-v2-0-1-release-built-aosp-froyo-source.html

Dev : JRummy
OS : Android 2.2 (Built from 2.2 Source)
Rom : Froyo FRF83 - Compiled from source
Link : http://www.droidforums.net/forum/jrummy/54478-updated-5-26-froyo-frf83-compiled-source.html

Dev : Sapphire (New 6/28/09)
OS : Android 2.2 (Built from 2.2 Source)
Rom : SAPPHIRE 0.6.2 DROID (FRF57)
Link : http://sapphire.cvpcs.org/wiki/releases/sapphire-0.6.2

Dev : Onix Concepts
OS : Android 2.2 (Built from 2.2 Source)
Rom : Onix 2.0 Beta0
Link : http://onix-android.com/2010/06/onix-2-0-beta0/

HTC EVO

Dev : Peter Alfonso
OS : Android 2.2 (Built from leaked testing rom ERE27)
Rom : [ROM] Bugless Beast V0.1 ERE27
Link : http://www.peteralfonso.com/

Dev : Damage Control
OS : Android ?? (If known, please update, but I believe it is 2.1 source with built in Flash 10.1 support)
Rom : DamageControl v3.1.2
Link : http://db.androidspin.com/androidspin_developer_display.asp?developerid=112# 267

I will add more later...If you have a phone that is not listed, please let me know and I will research recent roms and list them here...

lee63
06-26-10, 09:28 PM
I've never done this, is it really necessary and what are the benefits ?

nrdstrm
06-26-10, 09:41 PM
Depends on what you want...

Reasons to Root :

Overclocking (My Droid is at 1 Ghz, stock is 550 Mghz). Please note, certain phones overclock better than others due to processor limitations. I can get as high as 1.25 on my phone, but it gets a bit hot.

Wireless Tether : Can do with a rooted phone

Run OSes before they release for your phone (I am currently on Android 2.2, which has not yet been released for my phone. @ Lee, I believe you have an Evo, if so, there are 2.2 roms for your phone as well)

Completely mod your phone should you have the time (for example, I pulled the "launcher" apk from my phone, replaced the launcher icon with the "LA Lakers" logo...)

Here are some other reasons, and on top of these, there are a ton more reasons. Really, IMO, if you like tweaking your PC, you will like tweaking your phone (but that is just IMO)...

http://calebnance.com/contact-us/blogs/taypotts-blog/918-girths-blog/182-taypotts.html

I have added a warning to the OP, but really IMO it isn't necessary...It is VERY difficult to completely brick your phone by rooting..Almost impossible...

Sazar
06-26-10, 09:43 PM
Just wanted to say that if we have any manufacturer ROMS that they don't want others posting, we should likely remove those.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/17/htc-slaps-phone-firmware-site-with-cease-and-desist-letter/

Just as a rule of thumb so we don't get in trouble :)

nrdstrm
06-26-10, 10:21 PM
Just wanted to say that if we have any manufacturer ROMS that they don't want others posting, we should likely remove those.

http://www.engadget.com/2010/06/17/htc-slaps-phone-firmware-site-with-cease-and-desist-letter/

Just as a rule of thumb so we don't get in trouble :)

I agree. If anyone knows specifically of any devs/roms that I have listed that have been sent a Cease and Desist order, I will take them down (or other mods can do so at their discretion, but please let me know that this is the reason).

Thus far, ONLY HTC has sent C&D orders, but not to the 2 devs that I have listed. If anyone hears otherwise, please let us know and we will remove.

Other manufacturers have not stepped into this game, so for now it's just HTC. In theory, any device that has Moto Blur or HTC Sense could receive a C&D, since the layer they put on top of Android is copyrighted.

That said, open source devices such as the Motorola Droid and HTC Nexus One can not be ordered a C&D, since they are running stock Android, which is open source...

Just thought I would clear that up a bit...

|MaguS|
06-26-10, 10:38 PM
EDIT: See the above note.

Other then that, too much risk for me to ever care to root my device.

lee63
06-26-10, 10:52 PM
I'll look into it...but I really have no clue how to do it. Tethering would be cool and a little OC can never hurt :o

nrdstrm
06-26-10, 10:53 PM
EDIT: See the above note.

Other then that, too much risk for me to ever care to root my device.

Just curious Magus, but don't you use an iPhone? This thread is really not relevant to you I wouldn't think. If you have indeed switched to an Android device, would you care to explain the risk that you speak of in regards to rooting? I'm not trying to start an argument, but I only know Verizon's policies in regards to rooting, so I may add an additional warning if there are issues with other carriers and or risks that I am not aware of...

**EDIT**

@ Lee63, I have a buddy with an EVO that rooted without my help at all. He said it was very easy. He hasn't done anything to his phone other than remove bloatware stock apps that can not be removed without rooting. I can get the info on how he did it if you are interested, or just check out www.androidforums.com and check in the "All Things Root" subforum for the EVO forum...

betterdan
06-26-10, 11:04 PM
My wife has an Android Garminfone through TMobile. I believe she can already do tethering although we have no reason to do so. If we root the phone it would lose the Garmin GPS capabilities right? It would be cool to overclock the phone but in no way would we want to lose the apps that came on the phone and especially the Garmin GPS.

Edit: nevermind about the tethering I thought I read it did it but I guess not. Still no reason for us to ever use that though.

nrdstrm
06-26-10, 11:12 PM
dan,

I don't think that phone sells enough to have been rooted at this point, though I could be wrong. If it does get rooted, I would imagine you would not loose the Garmin apps (or at the least, there will be specific roms that will work with it, AND allow overclocking). At some point, I am sure this will be possible. That said, Google Maps turn by turn directions (with voice) has never failed me on my Droid, so the appeal of the Garmin app doesn't do anything for me personally.

This being your wife's phone, I would probably just leave it stock. Rooting/OCing is really only for people who want to tinker and customize their phone...

betterdan
06-26-10, 11:16 PM
The phone only came out a couple weeks ago. I have tried both Google maps and Garmin as has my wife. We both agree the Garmin is superior so we wouldn't want to lose it. That was the main reason she wanted the phone.
Yea it's probably best to leave it alone. If I screwed it up she would kill me.

I will finally get an upgrade to my Tracfone this Christmas I don't know if I'll get a nice Android phone or a Windows 7 one.

|MaguS|
06-27-10, 09:19 AM
Just curious Magus, but don't you use an iPhone? This thread is really not relevant to you I wouldn't think. If you have indeed switched to an Android device, would you care to explain the risk that you speak of in regards to rooting? I'm not trying to start an argument, but I only know Verizon's policies in regards to rooting, so I may add an additional warning if there are issues with other carriers and or risks that I am not aware of...

**EDIT**

@ Lee63, I have a buddy with an EVO that rooted without my help at all. He said it was very easy. He hasn't done anything to his phone other than remove bloatware stock apps that can not be removed without rooting. I can get the info on how he did it if you are interested, or just check out www.androidforums.com and check in the "All Things Root" subforum for the EVO forum...

I also use an HTC Aria. You risk bricking your device and voiding the warranty.

nrdstrm
06-27-10, 03:18 PM
I also use an HTC Aria. You risk bricking your device and voiding the warranty.

The chances of bricking an Android device are infinitely small. If you don't believe, go to www.androidforums.com and do a search for "brick". Many threads will come up where people THINK they have bricked their phone, but I don't recall ever seeing one where people from the forum were not able to help the person get their phone back.

As to the warranty, this is technically true, however in my first hand experience, this is not the case. For example, my brother's screen died on his Droid. We took it in to VZW, I flat out told them it was rooted, and they didn't care. They just replaced the Droid. That said, I will add this to my warning in the first post...Thanks!

wysiwyg
06-28-10, 07:05 AM
if i rooted my HTC Desire, would i lose senseUI

nekrosoft13
06-28-10, 09:42 AM
I've never done this, is it really necessary and what are the benefits ?

I don't have a droid (yet), but my windows mobile HTC is unlocked and bootloader patched.

I update firmware on it every month or every other month.

for my windows mobile roms I got to XDA forums, they also have tons or android roms, modded roms can sometimes look really different from standard rom, with custom themes etc..

And as long as you get it from reliable source they are safe as well. I almost always get them from same author.

nekrosoft13
06-28-10, 09:43 AM
I also use an HTC Aria. You risk bricking your device and voiding the warranty.

stop acting like a clueless ATT rep, chances of pernamently bricking your device are slim to none.

even if rom update fails fro some reason, you enter bootloader safe mode and simply try again.

nrdstrm
06-28-10, 02:07 PM
if i rooted my HTC Desire, would i lose senseUI

You will not loose senseui if you root. If you get into loading different roms, then you have to check to see if the rom includes Sense, or uses a stock rom. There are both available AFAIK...

I'll do some digging and post some Desire roms in the op...

Roadhog
07-02-10, 06:46 PM
Bunch of inredible roms here.
http://incredibleroms.com/

nrdstrm
07-02-10, 10:56 PM
Thanks, I will add as soon as I get a chance!

wollyka
07-24-10, 10:51 AM
i rooted my HTC Desire the day i got it.. i like to be able to access system files and the recovery features are impressive..

|MaguS|
07-24-10, 11:34 AM
I rooted my Aria to get Live Wallpapers on it. Im using the Liberated Rom from XDA.

CaptnStubing
07-30-10, 12:41 AM
Haven't tried this yet but it looks nice. An all-in-one rooting and flash program. I'm scared to do it first. Someone else do it and let me know how it worked. :D

http://unrevoked.com/

betterdan
08-04-10, 08:47 PM
Root and unroot one click instructions for Samsung Vibrant
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=739300

Maverick123w
10-12-10, 01:59 PM
I just intalled the Rubix focused 0.5 blurless ROM for the Droid X through Rom Manager and man it FLIES. I thought my phone was fast before, but now it's crazy.

The ROM comes deodexed so I went ahead and installed the Galaxy S theme for the droid X. Very sick.

six_storm
11-14-10, 07:51 PM
I just rooted my Droid 1 and about to try Cyanogen 6.0.