Failed rom and kernel flashing on the G2x

So from some insane crackflashing I did recently on my first G2x unit, I found out it suffered from some similar problems that my Droid Incredible experienced. On certain roms or kernels, it would just lock up the G2x on the initial boot screen. Not only that, it also heated up the CPU immensely in a short span of time.

Here’s what I attempted to flash that worked:

  • Eaglesblood 1.0.4 Froyo and GB Rom
  • Dark&Sinister 1.1 Froyo Rom
  • Ultimate Rom Froyo Rom
  • CM7 Nightlies Rom
  • Trinity 15 ext3 and ext4 kernels for EB/DS Froyo

Missing from that list is Faux123’s AOSP and CM7 based rom and kernel. As much as I would have loved to use it, I just couldn’t. Now before someone points, laughs and cries user error, I’ve been doing this for quite a while. I know how this works and what needs to get done to make it work. I’ve done the wipes, I’ve done the nandroid restores back to ext3, I’ve done everything. The end result is always a locked up LG boot screen and a blazing hot backside.

So how did I fix it?

Simple, grabbed a new G2x unit and test it. Within 10 minutes, I had Faux’s AOSP rom and Cm7 based kernel loaded and booted. So did my G2x have the same kind of bad memory blocks causing problems? Who knows at this point, but what I do know is I’m now using one of the smoothest rom and kernel combinations for the G2x.