Motorola Droid :: Custom ROMs And Reinstalling Apps
Feb 24, 2010
I have found that the AD Community ROM acts as if it is a brand new phone, never activated, and runs you through the set up of all your settings - and then proceeds to DL all your apps that you had installed previously.I posted a comment about it at AllDroid - View topic - [Rom] AllDroid Community Beta 0.3 release and got a reply that when someone went back to un-rooted and what not, the OEM ROM did the same thing.So, this led me to believe that there is some particular setting that allows for this to occur, where the ROM being installed is installed in a certain state so as to make the phone think it has never been activated before.This being said, I wondered if other ROMs could be tricked into thinking the same thing - and I hit upon an idea- what if, after installing a new ROM, you go into settings and do the factory reset that is there? Since I don't have anything installed except for this custom ROM and SPRecovery and such, I am not really gonna lose anything by doing this, so why no give it a whirl
I installed the NexTheme R2, and then restored all my apps with MyBackup Pro. My apps are on my phone but if I go to the android market place it's as if they are not installed. If I proceed to install the app it informs me that it is going to overwrite the current app. Is there a way to register installed apps without reinstalling each app? I am afraid that I will not receive updates due to the phone thinking the apps are not installed.
I'm new to installing custom roms so I have a question when using rom manager after I download the rom and check the two boxes the phone goes into recovery mode and I'm not sure what I have to do after that my screen just shows a phone with an exclamation mark next to it what do I have to do after that?
Please read this before you assume I'm an idiot Anyways, so my thinking is, we can root our Droid X. This gives us access to every system file. amirite? If that's the case, shouldn't it be possible to literally replace everything using some super user priviledged apk? I know linux well, and I know some android development stuff, but I don't know anything about custom roms (on android at least) and how efuse works, so I obviously could be completely off base here.The only hitch I see would be that while the phone is running, many many many of these files are likely in use. It just seems there would be some way to close everything (and I mean EVERYTHING), with the phone still running, and replace all system files with a new set.Now I'm not entirely savvy on how efuse works, and I'm even less sure on how changing the system this way would, from efuse's eyes, differ from a full custom rom flashing, and if, if it did work, you'd still be bricked on the next reboot.Thoughts? I mean it at least seems that we could find a way to replace motoBlur.
I've done some pretty extensive google searching, as well as searching here on the forums, and unfortunately I can't find the answer to this one.If I flash a custom ROM to my DX with ROM Manager and Clockwork, will my phone require me to activate again with the Verizon service? I'm in Japan for the next 2 weeks, and obviously I'm away from any Verizon networks. I have service while roaming (and a temporarily upgraded international unlimited data plan), but I don't have access to some services that I normally would while on my "home network". In fact, if I go to the Settings > About Phone menu, the "Check for upgrade" option is completely grayed out.So what's up? If I flash a ROM am i screwed until I get back to the States?
I've heard Skype is a little picky about which phones it works on, and I've noticed when doing a regular Astro backup of my apps that Skype is listed as being 'protected.' Does skype have any trouble running on custom ROMs?
I have been messing around with rooting and installing custom roms then going stock messing with settings then going to another to see how I like it. In the past, after I flashed a stock .sbf file I would be prompted for the Froyo OTA update. I just did it again last night. I was wondering, can you flash your phone too many times where you start to cause problems? And, does Verizon keep a check on how many times you've downloaded an update? Or, is it just not popping up because FRG22D is out?
when i restore apps from my Astro backup will they be updated automatically through the market?i know when i used to use the other file manager i would have to manually go to the market and redownload my apss in order for them to receive updates...
I rooted my phone (droid x), and then installed bootstrap + Rom Manager. I downloaded REVOlution, and then I got to recovery, I clicked reboot, and it always FREEZES at the M sign. Then I looked up other forum posts on this site, and so I ended up deleting cache, going to factory reset etc... and I still can't get back to my screen.
I rooted my x last night, and was wondering where and how to download custom ROMs to theme my droid x. I've been looking around on websites for custom ROMs for the droid x and it's all really confusing.
I finally got 2.01 back onto my phone. It took a new version of RSD lite running as an admin to get it to work.. Now, I want to root this bad boy and install bugbless beast, where can I read up on how to install custom roms?
My wife has an original iPhone and is thinking about UPGRADING to a Droid -- however, another Android phone caught her eye. It's the Motorola Motoroi, about to come out on TMobile. http://www.gsmarena.com/motorola_xt720_motoroi-3090.php
QUESTION: Will everything that's been developed (ROMS/APPS) for the Droid also work for the Motoroi since they are both Android -- or is it not that simple?
I'm thinking that every phone is unique, so every phone will need it's own rooting program and special attention. I'm also thinking that there may not be a following like the phenomenon experienced with the Droid, with soooooooo many techy folk developing so much, so fast, and where the average guy (like me), stops in my tracks, hovering over to the geek side, wanting to learn more...
The Motoroi may be incredible on it's own, and it may not need or get the following that we have with the Droid...
But I think the wife is addicted to the idea of changing things up now and then, always looking over my shoulder at what I'm modifying next, secretly wishing that her iPhone could allow her to do the same.
Is there a way to select an individual option from the sholes updater when selecting which music program you want? For instance I installed one option but want another. Is that possible or do I have to undo / redo the root?
I know this goes against the majority here, but the ROM I'm using doesn't include the Amazon MP3 app and I'd really like to have it. Any way for me to get it? I'm using Liquid Frozen Yogurt v1.7.1, so including it in the ROM wasn't an option during the installation process.
I was disappointed that CyanogenMod doesn't list my phone as supported.
I've searched this forum for any other custom ROMs for my Motorola XT800 and didn't see any specifically listed.
I've got 2.1 installed, and want to install a ROM with 2.2, but before I root my phone, I'd like to know what my options are for custom ROMs that I can use.
This is a dual SIM phone purchased in China that I use with China Mobile GSM and China Telecom CDMA. Awesome phone btw, except for not having the Android Market app installed and China Telecom's not releasing an update to FroYo yet...
lets say i purchase an app and i want to unistall it (but not a refund) do i go to the market and use the uninstall button there or just got to the manage apps in the settings menu and uninstall there. (is there a difference?)
Does anyone know how to delete all phone data from google so that when i perform a factory reset that my settings and applications DO NOT get reinstalled? Normally the reason to do a factory reset is to start fresh.
I have a rooted DroidX and made the mistake of removing a few system apps, including Messaging.apk. Now I open the text message application and it closes right away. I tried copying package dumps (from another thread somewhere) to /system/apps/ and installing them, but I get a "Application not Installed" message. How can I get the phone to reinstall these applications?
I decided to wipe the phone couple days after 2.2 update. I was experiencing severe lag time while typing. Also zooming (double-tap) in browser wouldn't work. Anyway, I cant get appbrain to sync. I installed appbrain on phone and have signed in with same account but none of my apps show up just the pre-installed ones on the phone. When I look on web all my apps still show up in My Apps.
i was wondering if there was a way to re-install every stock application back onto the phone (bloatware and all.) I tried to upgrade to 6.11.748 but 25% through the installation I got the dreaded exclamation point and the phones says installation failed. I believe the problem is due to important missing system apps like Google Books, Guided Tours, etc. I have the full RAZR system dump files on my PC, is there a way to replace all current apps with the ones from the downloaded dump files? Is there a way to find out what system applications are missing and replace only those? I also have a Titanium Backup of my old files, although I am having issues installing system apps back onto the RAZR. Is there a way to force install the 6.11.748 update? I don't care about losing my root access, I am more concerned about the 3G/4G compatibility and camera bug fixes.. Factory resetting and trying the update does not work, unrooting and trying the update does not work, manually installing missing .apk's does not work.