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Old January 16th, 2013, 04:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by ben1122a View Post
The only problem foreseeable problem is activating your phone again. When it comes down to rooting, it should NEVER conflict with you having a connection or not. The only problem you will have is once you update to 2.3. As you may or may not know, you will be unable to activate/reactivate your phone from a custom rom. However, you could get a jump start on using it anyway. Here's how I would do it.

1. Root your phone. Install Titanium backup and backup EVERYTHING. Keep the apk on your sd card.
2. Root your phone and install CWM.
4. Make a nandroid backup.
3. Flash your chosen rom.
4. Install titanium backup and restore all your apps.
5. When the time comes to reactivate your phone, Make a nandroid backup of your ROM build in cwm.
6. do a factory wipe and partion /data and /system
7. Restore your first backup of your STOCK.
8. Activate phone
9. Return to CWM. factory reset, wipe data and system.
10. Restore rom.
11. Enjoy your not-complete-shite phone.

If you need any help with CWM, flashing roms, which roms to choose, troubleshooting, or any of that, try the All things Root sticky
hope this helps.
Flashing apps backed up with Ti on Froyo to Gingerbread is a sure way to run into troubles.

Easiest way for him is to root, install CWM, make a nandroid of his stock ROM and then flash CM7. If/When he decides to get service back, he can make a nandroid backup of the CM7, then wipe it and recover the Stock ROM, activate the phone and then flash the CM7 nandroid back.
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