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I used to have a Motorola Droid, and I loved it because it was barebones Android, none of that flashy aftermarket crap they put on it to make it appeal more to consumers. No, I like my android plain, how it comes straight from Google.

So I was slightly disappointed to find out that with the Motorola Droid2, Motorola installed their own flavor of Android with a bunch of extra shit that I don't want.

So my question to you is, is it possible for me to wipe out and re-install a base Android 2.2 on my device? Will there be any problems? If this is possible, a link to a tutorial or better yet, step-by-step instructions would be greatly appreciated.


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I ended up figuring it out, but it took a lot of research and time. Here's what I did, probably not exactly like this since it took me a few tries to get right:

Root your phone.

Download the Koush Bootstrapper/loader and install it onto your phone, via their site or the Android Market.

Go to Team DeFuse's website to download the Fission 2.2 ZIP file. Put this on your SD card somewhere.

Boot into Koush, apply the bootloader patch, and then reboot into the bootloader.

Clear cache/data, mount /data and /system, clear cache/data again, install update, select ZIP file on SD card, once that's done, clear cache/data again, and then reboot.

You should then boot into a fresh install of "vanilla" Froyo Android. No apps. No settings. And best of all, no Motoblur!

... I think I got all that right. If I missed something, let me know.

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Looks like it is possible. Haven't done it myself, but this looks promising.

It indicates that you need to be rooted and already have Koush’s Droid X Bootstrap Recovery installed, but from there it looks like a matter of simply applying the ROM .zip file from Recovery.

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I don't want to root my phone, I just want vanilla Android. An official Google-released ROM would be preferrable. – qJake Nov 3 '10 at 1:49
I see you were able to get it up and running using a similar method. Well done, and enjoy! – c0mp13371331337 Nov 3 '10 at 16:59

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