I've always wanted to root my phone and put a mod on. Preferably ICS, but I'm trying this one first because it's Gingerbread and this is my first ROM.
I updated my phone to the .621 system from stock Verizon awhile ago (Android 2.3.4) but then found an article on rooting.
(Google: ".621 root" -> xda-developers' forum -> ".621 Root Method - For new OTA Update")
They had me flash an SBF via linux (Milestone X, which I've found to be exponentially faster than Verizon stock), then root with Zergrush v4. Afterwards I started looking into roms. I installed Rom Manager, and am currently successfully running ClockworkMod Recovery 126.96.36.199 (Droid X, I believe).
I HAD Droid 2 bootloader at one point (I read that it was expected to use it for better performance), but ROM Manager pointed me to Cyanogen 7.2 for Droid 2 so I switched back to Droid X. Then I manually downloaded and replaced the Droid2.zip with cm-7.2-shadow.zip, and had ROM Manager go to install it. I did not allow it to wipe data/cache, and told it to wipe the Dalvik cache (I said not to format because I didn't want it to fail the first time, and lose all the data I DID already have). It went through the installation procedure and gave me this print-out (In total, retyped for you all):
ClockworkMod Recovery v188.8.131.52 ROM Manager Version 184.108.40.206 July 4, 2012 Preparing to install ROM.. -- Installing: sdcard/clockworkmod/download/cms.3.clockworkmod.com/release/CyanogenMod-7.2.0-shadow/cm-72.0-shadow.zip Finding update package... Opening update package... Installing update... assert failed: run_program("/tmp/check_kernel") == 0 E: Error in sdcard/clockworkmod/download/cms.3.clockworkmod.com/release/CyanogenMod-7.2.0-shadow/cm-72.0-shadow.zip (Status 7) Installation aborted. /tmp/recovery.log was copied to /sdcard/clockworkmod/recovery.log. Please open ROM manager to report the issue.
To recap: I did an SBF flash (information below) to Milestone X, rooted, custom recovery image, and then this was manually downloaded and put on my SD card, where I tried to install and it failed.
System Version - 4.5.604.MB09.ACG-nTelos.en.US
Model Number - Milestone X
Android Version - 2.3.5
Baseband Version - BP_C_01.09.15P
Kernel Version - 220.127.116.11-geadffa3 mcbk83@il93lnxdroid08 #1
Build Number - 4.5.1_57_MX2-34
ERI version - 5
PRL version - 52826
Again, this is my first time installing a ROM. Many of the things one might know, I find myself oblivious to-- Except making sure to get a working recovery bootstrapper BEFORE ROM installation, which I've done. I also backed up my current Milestone X system.
I try to provide all the information one could require. Still, if I have left anything out, ask me and I will do my best to tell you.
Thank you very much!
Edited by DarkIron112, 04 July 2012 - 10:01 PM.