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Topic # 94883 20-Dec-2011 21:18
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Hi,

I have downloaded Superoneclick to try and root my phone. I just cannot get it to work. I installed some drivers from the Motorola website, but SOC still thinks I don't have them installed. It even offered to install some for me, but no success. Any ideas?

Also, once I have it rooted, what clock speeds/voltages would you recommend? I have a Motorola Defy, Android 2.2.2.

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  Reply # 560105 20-Dec-2011 22:13
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Try an older version of SOC. The two latest versions didn't work on my Defy (2.2.2) either, but version 1.9.5 worked a treat.

Cheers
rev 



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Master Geek


  Reply # 560286 21-Dec-2011 14:43
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Thanks, the deed has been done. Now to overclock...

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  Reply # 560366 21-Dec-2011 18:00
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Or you could look at cyanogen mod or some other ROM!

Youve already rooted it so you should really continue ;-)



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  Reply # 560376 21-Dec-2011 18:17
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I have been thinking about that, not sure what the pros/cons are. Pretty happy with how it is running, just a little slow at times (turned USB debugging on to fix the lag bug). Once it's overclocked it should be good. Is cynogen just a different interface, or does it run completely different?

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  Reply # 560733 22-Dec-2011 15:04
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Similar interface, later version android with various fixes / extras. Bit quicker it seems.
But then Im a compulsive upgrader..... Version 4.0 (ICS) already being worked on



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Master Geek


  Reply # 560814 22-Dec-2011 21:22
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Hmmm, not quite convinced yet :-p

I will have a go at overclocking first with SetVsel, and see how it goes. What clock/voltages would you recommend? I don't want to brick or fry my phone, and I want it to stay stable. Don't mind if it ends up using slighly more battery, but be nice if it could use less!

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  Reply # 560846 22-Dec-2011 23:52
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If you have the defy, Cyanogenmod is farrrrrrrr better than the stock software. Theres a reason why its the second most popular device to use CM7 on, its because the stock software is absolute trash in comparison (motorola blur, urghhhh)
http://stats.cyanogenmod.com/ (Defy is called umts_jordan)

The only device that has more is the Desire (bravo) and thats because of how insanely popular the desire is.

You won't regret it, put it on a mates defy and now he loves it.

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  Reply # 560864 23-Dec-2011 07:50
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http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=898036




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Master Geek


  Reply # 561041 23-Dec-2011 19:43
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Ok did a bit of reading. Looking very tempting.

Will I lose my data etc? I don't have time at the moment to reload everything, not until February!! How reliable is the built in overclocking? Can it control battery life etc... Also will my exisiting apps and settings remain in place?

Lastly, is this the correct file to download? http://download.cyanogenmod.com/?type=stable&device=umts_jordan



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  Reply # 561590 26-Dec-2011 18:08
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Ok, so I overclocked today. Current settings:
300mhz/24vsel1
650mhz/40vsel2
1200mhz/64vsel3

It seens to run stable, what you think of the settings? It is sitting around 37C CPU temp - is this good?

rev

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  Reply # 561647 26-Dec-2011 21:18
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http://androidunderground.blogspot.com/2011/05/setvsel-overclock-and-undervolt-your.html

I had a go with these specs, but to be honest I probably don't use the phone to anywhere near it's capabilities so didn't really notice any difference and have gone back to the default settings.

Good article though and no doubt beneficial if you need max' performance from your phone.

Cheers
rev 

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  Reply # 562167 28-Dec-2011 15:47
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If you upgrade to cyanogem mod without backup you will loose
- txt message history
- contacts that arn't stored on sim or with google
- settings within apps
- homescreen setup

but
- apps isntalled via google market will reinstall automatically
- photos / videos on the phone will remain there
- contacts in google / sim will remain there

if you want to backup txt messages / settings within apps / phone contacts you can do this using titanium backup prior to flashing the new cyangogen mod rom.

It's worth upgrading to cyanogen because you get
- faster phone
- fixes the alarm clock bug
- more customisable
- more features eg. power control notification bar etc..




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  Reply # 562628 29-Dec-2011 19:47
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Ok, so I modded today to cyanogen 7.

Even though I backed up, still lost messages and contacts, but oh well....

Did have an issue of the phone process constantly crashing after I restored from backup, so I wiped again and reinstalled. Seems to be going good so far.

Going to have a bit of a fiddle around and see what I can do in the new OS.
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Just had the MMS service crash, and also had the media service crash.  What's happening?  I like C7, but if it keeps doing this I will ditch it.

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  Reply # 562709 29-Dec-2011 22:54
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Could be your overclock?




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  Reply # 562813 30-Dec-2011 10:27
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You have removed SETVSEL? You can now overclock from the bootmenu, you dont need the app.

Also, ensure you wipe the data cache / dalvik. You arent doing a factory reset, so you wont loose the messages.

As for contacts - its worthwhile having a google account with all the data synced between the 2 so that they are never lost.

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