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Old May 30th, 2012, 07:03 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Install Android 4

Hello All,

I am a newbie for Android. Till date was with BB & Symbian and to an extent know how to install Custom OS's (from crackberry).

I recently got a HTC Desire (used). I wanted to be well versed with Android before I invest on the newer & better Phones.

The phone I have is already running Android 4.0.4. I realized that my battery runs out in almost 8hrs flat (Not many Voice Calls or SMS's). Already changed the battery but the same result.I was also told not to change the SD Card in there, since that would brick the phone.

Now, this is what I want to do.

Rollback to Original Factory software, and then upgrade back to 4.0.4.

Any help is appreciated.

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Well, android 4 ain't officially available, so restoring back to stock is pointless.
The don't swap the sd is probably because part of the ROM is on the sd card. This happens with a lot of the newer sense ROMs because the Data partition simply isn't big enough.

With the phone dying in that amount of time, for a sense ROM is pretty standard.

For ROMs with better battery look at AOSP (Android open Source Project)
These generally have better battery life, but tend to lack glam.


You could Nandroid backup, wipe, installed a new rom.
If you don't like it, you could always restore that back up.
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Actually if you can tell us what ROM it is that might be useful.

Tyseyh does have a point: since you are using a custom ROM there is no point in changing to stock and back. Just flash whatever ROM you want.

Although you are already rooted, it will be useful to read some of the faqs and guides in the All Things Root Guide sticky post, just to help understand what is involved in changing ROMs.
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Old May 30th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Well, android 4 ain't officially available, so restoring back to stock is pointless.
The don't swap the sd is probably because part of the ROM is on the sd card. This happens with a lot of the newer sense ROMs because the Data partition simply isn't big enough.

With the phone dying in that amount of time, for a sense ROM is pretty standard.

For ROMs with better battery look at AOSP (Android open Source Project)
These generally have better battery life, but tend to lack glam.


You could Nandroid backup, wipe, installed a new rom.
If you don't like it, you could always restore that back up.
Thanks Tyseyh, but as I mentioned I am a Newbie to Android...It would be of great help if you could guide me in the process...
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Actually if you can tell us what ROM it is that might be useful.

Tyseyh does have a point: since you are using a custom ROM there is no point in changing to stock and back. Just flash whatever ROM you want.

Although you are already rooted, it will be useful to read some of the faqs and guides in the All Things Root Guide sticky post, just to help understand what is involved in changing ROMs.
Hadron, Can you tell me the process to find the Rom?
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Settings > about phone
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The nandroid backup will vary with each custom recovery.

Phone off, turn on holding volume down, then scroll to recovery using the volume keys then press the power button to select.

What does it say? Clockworkmod?
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MoD Version: Beta_0.9

Baseband Version: 32.44.00.32U_5.09.05.30_2

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The nandroid backup will vary with each custom recovery.

Phone off, turn on holding volume down, then scroll to recovery using the volume keys then press the power button to select.

What does it say? Clockworkmod?
Clockworkmod Recovery v 2.5.0.1
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That sounds like the beta 0.9 release of this ROM: [BETA 0.10.1][28.05] ICS for Desire[ALL HBOOTS][4.0.4][BETTER HWA] - xda-developers. I'm sure there were a few other people round here had at least tried that.

The battery life you are quoting doesn't seem to be everyone's experience with that ROM. Have you got an app called "SetCPU" on it? If so, could you check what cpu frequencies and governor are set (it may also be possible to check these in the ROM settings, I've never used that ROM so don't know)?
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Recovery - Backup / Restore /Backup.
This will back up your entire phone
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Recovery - Backup / Restore /Backup.
This will back up your entire phone

Dear Tyseyh,

Can you please give me the steps involved in the above process? As I am a newbie to Android, I do not know the steps & procedures.
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No. Read the guides and faqs. Simple as that
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No. Read the guides and faqs. Simple as that
Doing this would help, a lot. Need a hand after you've read em, let me know.
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