1. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    So I just downgraded from 2.1 to 2.0.1, then got to rooted 2.1, and it was pretty good for the first day.

    But now, every five or so minutes, my phone will randomly shut off, and then get stuck on the Droid eye while booting up. This causes me to have to perform a nandroid backup, losing my sms messages which are pretty important to me. Even after I do the nandroid backup its only about 2 hours before the rebooting problem starts, which is very annoying. Idk if its because I installed the overclock widget app (not setcpu as I couldn't find my credit card, but I found it so would this be a better option?) because everything was working pretty good before that.

    Also, if its not the rebooting problem, everything will just force close, causing tons of force close messages to appear.

    These problems have prevented me from being able to put a custom ROM on my phone, which is pretty annoying.

    I saw that there is a way to root the stock 2.1 now (but there is no guide) however, would this be a better option or no?

    So what do you think is wrong with my phone, and how can I correct it?
    04-13-2010 08:31 PM
  2. thebizz's Avatar
    are you on the stock ese81 rooted or a custom ese81 and it may help to do a full adb wipe format SYSTEM: , format DATA: , format CACHE: i dont know try that and if all else fails you can always do an update zip of another rooted rom
    04-13-2010 09:28 PM
  3. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    are you on the stock ese81 rooted or a custom ese81 and it may help to do a full adb wipe format SYSTEM: , format DATA: , format CACHE: i dont know try that and if all else fails you can always do an update zip of another rooted rom
    I'm pretty sure I'm on the stock ESE81 rooted because I followed this guide rooted 2.1 ota - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum.

    And wouldn't doing that delete all my settings, sms, email, and apps?

    Also, I was thinking about going to another rooted ROM, is it just as easy as putting the zip file on my sdcard and updating it? And since I updated my kernel with the Chevy 7 slot medium voltage, would that make it any more difficult to update to a rooted ROM?
    04-13-2010 09:35 PM
  4. thebizz's Avatar
    nope not at all i would say do a full adb wipe then flash another rom the full adb wipe will format everything and hopefully give you a clean base to work from. and i meant to say after doing the wipe reload your nandroid becouse it would wipe your phone
    04-13-2010 09:37 PM
  5. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    nope not at all i would say do a full adb wipe then flash another rom the full adb wipe will format everything and hopefully give you a clean base to work from. and i meant to say after doing the wipe reload your nandroid becouse it would wipe your phone
    K so full abd wipe, reboot, nandroid restore, reboot? Or full abd wipe, nandroid restore reboot?
    Do I have to load a different ROM doing this?

    Or if I'm gonna load another ROM, what order should I do those things plus flashing the other ROM?
    04-13-2010 09:45 PM
  6. thebizz's Avatar
    reboot into recovery full adb wipe then nandroid restore or load whatever rom you want
    04-13-2010 09:48 PM
  7. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    reboot into recovery full adb wipe then nandroid restore or load whatever rom you want
    Could I nandroid restore and THEN load whatever ROM I want, to keep all my settings and apps and whatnot? And no rebooting between these things, you sure? Just checkin
    04-13-2010 09:59 PM
  8. thebizz's Avatar
    yes you can do that theirs no need for the reboot
    04-13-2010 10:01 PM
  9. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    yes you can do that theirs no need for the reboot
    Ok thank you. Which ROM would you say is the most stable? I've never had a custom ROM on my Droid before, got it a week ago lol
    04-13-2010 10:02 PM
  10. thebizz's Avatar
    koush's port of cynogen mod is the best out their give that one a try
    04-13-2010 10:04 PM
  11. thebizz's Avatar
    the best way i can say to load it is get rom manager from the market download the rom with google apps you will have to flash his recovery the app will do it for you. open astro or similar file manager, and find the rom should be in clockworkmod, download, and one of those folders. copy the rom and google aps to the root of your sdcard. once done with that reboot into recovery do a nandroid backup, then the full adb wipe. once thats done do the restore, then install his rom and google apps.
    04-13-2010 10:11 PM
  12. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    When you said restore the nandroid backup, the one that I am using right now or the one that I will make in the instructions you just gave to me?

    Edit: Nvm bout the Google Apps question, I figured it out lol.

    What is the ClockworkMod Recovery though? Does that mean I won't be able to use nandroid because its not SPRecovery?
    04-13-2010 10:25 PM
  13. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    Ok, now I have a major problem. As I was downloading the Cyanogen ROM, my phone shut off, and now its stuck on the boot sequence, doing it over and over. I thought it was no problem, I would just nandroid restore, but I have the ClockworkMod Recovery now, not SPRecovery, so it isn't detecting my nandroid backup. How can I fix this??

    Edit: Now it won't even turn on. Great.
    04-14-2010 12:42 AM
  14. thebizz's Avatar
    Sorry was out of the loop all that's needed is for you to charge the phone some boot into recovery and wipe data cache the reboot. That should hold you over. You can still mount the usb as mass storage and download the Rom from your comp then place it on your sdcard. Unmount the usb and install it good luck hopefully you get it up and running
    04-14-2010 06:32 AM
  15. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    Ok I did what you said and I put the ROM on the sdcard, it is rebooting as we speak.

    Edit: It worked! Awesome. So now can I download the google maps from here http://www.droidforums.net/forum/kou...5-0-5-7-a.html then download the overclocking kernel from... actually I can't find it lol can anyone help? It was like any kernel any rom.

    And thanks so much.
    04-14-2010 08:01 AM
  16. Dapke36's Avatar
    There are a couple overclocking kernels that can be found in ROM Manager. Just enable developer mode, and go into the CyanogenMod section. P3's kernels are stable for me so far.
    04-14-2010 09:13 AM
  17. thebizz's Avatar
    I'm glad you got it working hopefully you have less issues with this one
    04-14-2010 09:42 AM
  18. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    There are a couple overclocking kernels that can be found in ROM Manager. Just enable developer mode, and go into the CyanogenMod section. P3's kernels are stable for me so far.
    I can download the 1200 and 1100 kernel just fine, and it looks like it installs fine too, but when I reboot and go into SetCPU to OC it, the max I can go is 600.
    04-14-2010 07:31 PM
  19. Dapke36's Avatar
    I can download the 1200 and 1100 kernel just fine, and it looks like it installs fine too, but when I reboot and go into SetCPU to OC it, the max I can go is 600.
    Make sure you select "autodetect" and not "motorola droid" for device type. If that doesn't fix things, it may be a different issue.
    04-14-2010 07:41 PM
  20. Dalt0n94's Avatar
    Make sure you select "autodetect" and not "motorola droid" for device type. If that doesn't fix things, it may be a different issue.
    Ahhh, this is what I was forgetting to do! Thanks.
    04-14-2010 07:48 PM
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