I am posting a working, fairly bare-bones rooted ROM for MotoACTV. Works for me, your mileage may vary.
- base software 1.7.10
- 1% battery update (thanks ClearD)
- Google Apps version gapps-gb-20110828-signed
- Android Market installed and working except search
- Market Search installed (thanks Ianas)
- Ad Free
- ClockWorkMod Recovery CWM v188.8.131.52
- DPRoldan's resigned Apps
- Screen DPI set to 100 (makes SU buttons visible and Market work better)
To access the apps press the "volume down" button and it will bring up a tray with the App icons. Google Apps will be there. It takes a bit after first booting to show all the apps. The Android Market App may not appear until you connect it to wireless and possibly set up a google account, though all I think it really needs is Internet access. I'm not sure why. Once you open the tray with the volume down button, press the "home" icon to get back to the MotoACTV launcher.
If you don't like losing the volume down button you can use this tool to map it back. I personally don't listen to music while running, so it doesn't bother me.
VERY IMPORTANT: Before connecting the device to your MotoACTV account (choose "later" when given the option), configure your wireless access, enable wifi, and set up your google account (if you don't see the Market App in the tray after pressing volume down use google talk). Then in settings choose Acounts and Sync and disable calendar sync (I disable email sync here too). This will prevent FC messages from Google Apps from popping up whenever you connect to wireless.
You can burn it using CWM recovery, or the command line way:
fastboot -w fastboot flash boot boot.img fastboot flash system system.img fastboot reboot
MD5 (rooted_MA_1-7-10_N8-1.zip) = f3deab88d66204e9d3351370aa0fb919
Since I found myself repeatedly burning CEnnis91's stock 166 image then upgrading over and over to get to 1.7.10, I decided to capture and post a stock 1.7.10 image:
MD5 (stock_MA_1_7_10_N8.zip) = 1dd5c985b52ab40a3f7771148b87a4db
One last thing for a while. Since I actually use my MotoACTV for my runs, the one root function I really couldn't live without is the 1% battery increments.
So here is a stock 1.7.10 ROM, rooted, but only modified for 1% battery increments:
MD5 (rooted_MA_1-7-10_N8-2.zip) = c4e069e0e1c9c595fd5165b9a107263a
Note: I just finished a 14 mile 2:40 min run using this image, no battery management stuff (screen stayed on the whole time, default brightness, 1 sec GPS data) and still had 61% battery at the end. LOVE the battery improvements with the 1.7 series.