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The Motorola Droid 2 may ship with a pesky eFuse bootloader which has been designed specifically to prevent rooting of the phone, but little things like that have never held back the truly talented and passionate (and nerdy). The FRF91 Vanilla Android ROM - the Droid 2's first AOSP (Android Open Source Project) ROM - has just made an appearance on DroidForums.

What does this mean? Well, in and of itself, not much, but it's a huge step up from the device's previous ROMs, which brought little to no customizations. At this early stage, core Android features like downloading apps from the Market still haven't been worked out, but it does open quite a few doors. If you can't wait for one of the bigger and badder ROMs to hit the star of Verizon's crazy anti-iPhone marketing campaign, there's a download link awaiting you at the source link, as well as a tutorial on flashing this bad boy, which we've pasted below for your convenience:

  1. Download and place ROM on SD Card

  2. Open Bootstrap and tap Bootstrap Recovery

  3. Reboot into Recovery

  4. Create Backup

  5. Mount System

  6. Wipe Cache

  7. Wipe Data

  8. Mount System and Data

  9. Install Zip From SD Card

  10. Choose Zip From SD Card

  11. Select your ROM

  12. Yes

  13. Wipe Cache Again - Wipe Data Again

  14. Reboot

  15. Perform a Factory Reset through Android

  16. Reboot

  17. Enjoy!

Source: DroidForums.net

Jaroslav Stekl
Jaroslav Stekl is a tech enthusiast whose favorite gadgets almost always happen to be the latest Android devices. When he's not writing for Android Police, he's probably hiking, camping, or canoeing. He is also an aspiring coffee aficionado and an avid moviegoer.

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