Help Upgrading to Gingerbread from New-bee (keeping unlocks, of course)
(I also posted this at: rootzwiki today but because I'm a new bee, I can't provide the link per understandable forum guidelines). In any event, Ihope it's ok to spread the love.
I'm quite new at this, so in advance, pardon my ignorance that shows up in the questions below.
That being said, before I ask my questions, I'm really grateful to the folks who are working in this. Makes me want to learn a lot more (as you'll see with some of my questions)!
Also, with my Droid2 Global (DG2) I have Froyo, Version 2.2. (Kernal 2.6.32-9-g), I'm now able to use a T Mobile Sim card derivative (Simple Mobile).
Thanks, Thanks, Thanks!!!
Now for nuts and bolts and a few cloudy questions -- noting that I've been digging through several forums to try to get more clear, I'm just a little stuck nonetheless).
The directions from AXL at rootzwiki make logical sense to me, I'm stuck on the specifics. Just search rootzwiki for this with AXL's name and [D2G] Gingerbread Hack For Us Band Unlockers.
AXL writes that:
(1) Flash D2G-608-Kernel.zip (This should only need to be done once to get to GB)
2) Restore nandroid backup or flash a GB rom. Nandroid should be labeled as 2011-10-184.108.40.206
Downloads: (note, you'll have to go to the AXL comment page to get the two files)
3) Wipe data/cache and Dalvik
In terms of (1) -- I think that means that once I've used a program such as Droid2 Bootstrap Recovery (which gives me the option of reboot recovery) and then after the restart at the dos / linux / unix ) like screens the option to install zip from zip -- there I think what I'm supposed to do is load D2G-608-Kernel.zip. / and or label it or something within the zip. 2011-10-220.127.116.11
In terms of (2), in the two files that were included, is the second file (the nandroid backup?, file gingerbread rooted.zip.). I'll assume it is for now. I don't know how to use that file. For example, when I brought my phone back to life with RSD, I had an SBF file that loaded rather nicely and let me then apply the radio updates (again thanks for those too!!!).
-So, would I use the gingerbread file in the same reboot recovery menu?
-Would I use RSD lite (I'm using 4.9 by the way)?
-Or is there something else to it? Specifics for me would be very much appreciated! (For example do I convert the second zip file into something else and then use a particular procedure to get it up and running?)
In terms of (3) Wipe Data and Dalvik.
-Do I wipe the data from same reboot recovery menu or rather the the system one ("Holding "X" + "Power" that takes you into the normal recovery."
-What does wiping Dalvik mean? (do I need Kleenex; ok is bad humour ok to introduce at this point)? I mean, looking it up, I see that refers to Dalvik is the process virtual machine (VM) in Google's Android operating system). But how (and I'm curious why) would I do that. Of course the obvious answer to the second question, why, well, "it works" would be one answer. For me to understand better, is it like preparing a hard drive and doing different levels of formatting?
In any event, I'll await replies before I make the gingerbread plunge with your assistance!!!
Also, after I complete this little adventure, I'd like to also do CDMA work on the phone so that I can use it on Cricket. Thoughts about conflicts between the two worlds (GSM and CDMA on this phone)?