Originally Posted by Jimi
Has anybody tried installing Debian on theirs? That would be the only thing that could persuade me to root my phone prior to the release of 2.1 for the droid. I would love to be able to boot into debian, air-crack a network and then use it on my droid.
I saw something about it on xda-devs in the N1 forum, so I didn't really look that hard at it, but it would be cool to try out. I probably won't because android is my linux fix when I'm away from my desktop.
To anyone looking for a true ROM, koush has officially joined up with cyanogen at forum.cyanogenmod,com
. Launcher2 works flawlessly, landscape and all, thanks to ruqq. Now if you're wondering what I mean by true ROM, all the other ones out there just use those 2.1 releases, deodex stuff, and swap in/out what they want, and use a new kernel to OC. Cy and koush compile all the source code into their ROMs, so what you are getting is optimized, and not just piggybacked on other firmware. Plus they are using the AOSP (android open source project) which works on cleaning and fixing code for developers.
As of right now, receiving MMS is the only bug. He has left alldroid, where he was on v1.0.2 and has synced his release versions with Cyanogen's, so the new one is 5.0.4.
You need clockworkmod recovery, so you can flash it yourself, or find his app "ROM Manager" in the market. Any nandroid backups made in SPrecovery are not compatible, due to SPrecovery using a modified version of nandroid.