Steel Droid 3 v1.0 Gingerbread
"FEATURES" (TRICKS) ================================================== =======
Open up the Browser, and type in "about:debug
" (minus the quotes of course)
This will enable debug settings and the Java Console. ================================================== =======
Based on 5.6.890 (2.3.4)
Fully deodexed system
Added hosts file for ad blocking
Added Steel Droid boot animation
Added lots of build.prop edits
Added Motorola FM Radio app
Removed Google Maps
Removed News Widget
Removed Blur Email
Upgraded Busybox to 1.18.2
Upgraded Superuser to 3.0 main and 3.0 binary
Fixed stock SMS app FC error
Smoothed out menu and list scrolling
Decreased display wakeup during calls
OK, this is where everybody is going to get confused. This does NOT work the same as the OG Droid did. At least not yet. So, follow my directions exactly, and you should have no problems getting what you need to work! These instructions will take you from bone stock, to my custom ROM, with the LEAST amount of errors.
1: Download the 5.6.890 SBF file HERE
2: Download RSDLite 5.5 (Use Google)
3: Extract the contents of the SBF file to a folder on your computer
4: Install RSDLite
5: Boot the Droid 3 into bootloader by holding both Vol+ & Vol- at the same time when powering the phone on
6: Select "AP Fastboot" and press Vol+ to select it
7: Select the XML from the extracted SBF file in RSDLite
8: Connect the phone, and when it says "Connected", hit "Start"
9: Wait for the phone to finish flashing, and booting (it will reboot a couple times, leave it alone, its supposed to!)
10: Install and run Petes Motorola Root Tools. Download it HERE
11: Follow the instructions in the app to root your phone
12: Once rooted, use Koush's Droid 3 Bootstrap app to install CWM Recovery
13: BEFORE you use the bootstrap, mount "USB Mass Storage" on your phone, and copy my ROM to the INTERNAL STORAGE (drive label is "MOT")
14: Now open the bootstrap app, click the top button FIRST, then once successful, click the bottom button to go into recovery
15: Go to "install zip from sdcard", then "choose zip from internal sdcard", then select my ROM's zip file
16: After it installs, back out and reboot the phone
17: YOU HAVE DONE IT! CONGRATS ON YOU NEW STEEL DROID INSTALL!
Give the ROM time to boot. The first boot took me almost 5 minutes! If your phone doesnt boot in 15 minutes, pull the battery and try again. If it still doesnt boot, you need to go back and start over with my instructions at the beginning!
ALSO: Please be sure to check out the free tethering hack! I use it regularly, and it DOES work. Quite well I might add. Details HERE
Here are my thanks, in no particular order:
and a few more...
Sorry, its too late for me to be staying up. I have work in a few hours, and will update the post with more pertinent info as I remember it.
All credits to: @chevycam94