If you have been a reader of my awfully boring blog for a while, you know that a few months back, Sav and I got Motorola Droids. Well, after the latest update, I decided that I would root my device just as soon as there were reliable instructions.
Those came out today (here), and tonight I successfully rooted my Droid.
But that wasn’t enough you see. I wanted more. I needed more. I wanted my phone to look as cool as this. So I started getting all the different apps and widgets I would need. I got it all — all except the black status bar. For that, I would have to do something called deodex my system apps and such. I found instructions here. Even running on a Mac with Windows 7 in a virtual machine, I was able to run the program to do the deodexing. I got it copied onto my Droid and everything. I even rebooted.
Then came the moment of truth: copying over a theme I had found. It had a really cool status bar. However, it was not meant to be. After copying those files into the right directories, my poor phone would not start. 🙁
So now I’m trying to get this one installed instead. At least it’s black. And from what I can tell, I’ve got everything I need. We’ll see.
Unsuccessful. Maybe I’ll get some help from the forums.
The one thing that saved my bacon: Rom Manager. Literally saved me from having to lose all my data. Three times.
So now I have cool menus, cool widgets, but not a cool status bar.
Currently listening to: “4’33” “