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Was feeling ambitious today, so i rooted my Moto Droid 1.

Installed Cyanogen mod.

Now i'm not sure what to do.


Cyanogenmod is neat, but i wan't a deeper level of custom feeling-ness. Like HTC sense or something.


Also, What else should i install/do. Things i want to do include:
-wifi hotspot
-more battery life
-anything else?


Thanks in advance for any help/advice you can give :wave1:
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It depends on which Cyanogenmod ROM you have installed. I have 6.1 on my Legend and the tethering feature is there by default.

As for customization, go get LauncherPro from the market and start customizing your home screen and wallpaper.

If you want to customize your lock screen, you'll have to buy Widget Locker from the market.

If you're into different themes or icons, check out XDA as there's plenty of members who share their artwork.

Here's some suggestions for apps,
- Battstatt
- Miniminalistic test
- Clockr
- Circle battery Widget
- Desktop Visualizer

The next thing is to wait for a Gingerbread ROM to be stable, haha
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Originally Posted by Rayzer View Post
It depends on which Cyanogenmod ROM you have installed. I have 6.1 on my Legend and the tethering feature is there by default.

As for customization, go get LauncherPro from the market and start customizing your home screen and wallpaper.

If you want to customize your lock screen, you'll have to buy Widget Locker from the market.

If you're into different themes or icons, check out XDA as there's plenty of members who share their artwork.

Here's some suggestions for apps,
- Battstatt
- Miniminalistic test
- Clockr
- Circle battery Widget
- Desktop Visualizer

The next thing is to wait for a Gingerbread ROM to be stable, haha
Thanks for all the suggestions!

USB tethering is there, but wifi tethering is not, I'm thinking of trying this

I have widget locker, and i used it some before root, but i didn't really like it all that much. Maybe i will set it up again.

Getting launcher pro right now. I'll see how that goes.

XDA is so confusing for me.....I tried at least 4 times to understand what is going on, still don't know what is up......

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Thanks for all the suggestions!

USB tethering is there, but wifi tethering is not, I'm thinking of trying this

I have widget locker, and i used it some before root, but i didn't really like it all that much. Maybe i will set it up again.

Getting launcher pro right now. I'll see how that goes.

XDA is so confusing for me.....I tried at least 4 times to understand what is going on, still don't know what is up......

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Hmm, I'm not too sure about the wifi tethering then. I did a quick search on XDA and it seems like its only done via mods (not sure how though).

I found LauncherPro to be much smoother than the ADW Launcher which Cyanogenmod comes with. Both of them are free and both have customization options. You can also edit the dock and possibilities are endless in that regard. I made mine look like Gingerbread (with the dock and icon) before a stable Cyanogenmod 7 is released.

XDA is basically a forum where developers and regular people share and discuss their ideas regarding ROMs, themes, apps etc. There's a specific section for almost every phone, hopefully this is the phone in this link.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=667

You're not just limited to that board as the General Android board has a lot of good themes and ROMs.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=564

I'm actually pretty new to this myself but after poking around XDA, I've learned enough to get my by...for now =P.

Here's some additional links from XDA

Commonly used widgets
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=761517

Post your home screen
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=476483

Post your wallpaper
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=544217

There's also a bunch of [Icon] and [Theme] tagged threads that are worth viewing.

Enjoy!
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What does tethering do? Not trying to hijack the thread, but i have a droid x. Say i root and use wireless tethering, do i still need to pay the extra 20 a month for a tethering package? Those packages verizon offers are lame and overpriced for the amount of data you get with them.
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Hmm, I'm not too sure about the wifi tethering then. I did a quick search on XDA and it seems like its only done via mods (not sure how though).

I found LauncherPro to be much smoother than the ADW Launcher which Cyanogenmod comes with. Both of them are free and both have customization options. You can also edit the dock and possibilities are endless in that regard. I made mine look like Gingerbread (with the dock and icon) before a stable Cyanogenmod 7 is released.

XDA is basically a forum where developers and regular people share and discuss their ideas regarding ROMs, themes, apps etc. There's a specific section for almost every phone, hopefully this is the phone in this link.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=667

You're not just limited to that board as the General Android board has a lot of good themes and ROMs.

http://forum.xda-developers.com/forumdisplay.php?f=564

I'm actually pretty new to this myself but after poking around XDA, I've learned enough to get my by...for now =P.

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Commonly used widgets
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=761517

Post your home screen
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=476483

Post your wallpaper
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=544217

There's also a bunch of [Icon] and [Theme] tagged threads that are worth viewing.

Enjoy!
Thanks.

I just installed that app that i linked in my second post, and wifi tethering works great now.

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What does tethering do? Not trying to hijack the thread, but i have a droid x. Say i root and use wireless tethering, do i still need to pay the extra 20 a month for a tethering package? Those packages verizon offers are lame and overpriced for the amount of data you get with them.
It is free if you root, and install Barnacle Wifi tether
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grrrr, i borked it.

made a post on XDA, and Droid forum.... not really sure what to do.

http://www.droidforums.net/forum/res...ml#post1255921
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