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Old April 27th, 2012, 02:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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So Forum what is the general consensus on ROM manager? Is it safe and sound to use. I have been watching some youtube videos on it and it looks pretty cool and convenient. Way back in the day when I was rooting my ‘original Desire,’ I can remember reading some posts somewhere about getting dodgy results from using it. What is it like now? I would really like to hear from anybody actively using it to update their ROMs. Is anybody using it or had experience with using it to install the ‘Revolution HD’ ROMs?
I was very surprised to see that there was an option to flash a touch version of clockwork mod!!! For real! My old Desire’s volume up and down buttons don’t work anymore – which makes it pretty tricky when in recovery. Has anybody had any dramas with this ‘touch version?’

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ROM Manager is ok... I wouldn't use it to flash anything other than CWM though (I've heard that flashing ROM's using it can cause issues. I have used it to download ROM's on to the phone before, but have always then booted in to CWM and flashed myself. I now don't bother with ROM Manager and just get ROM zips straight from XDA, etc. My advice would be to do the same

Haven't tried CWM Touch, only got the last (non-touch) version on my phone, but I do intend to change that soon. I think that there is a £2 charge for CWM Touch (I assume that it is a one-off payment), but there is 4EXT Touch recovery (which is free) - think this is the one I am going to try... the views I have seen around the interwebs of touch recoveries in general has been very good
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Yeah, I flashed 4ext touch recovery last night and used it for a new rom, it's really good! The backup time is really quick and doing a full wipe and putting a new rom on is very easy
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Yeah, I flashed 4ext touch recovery last night and used it for a new rom, it's really good! The backup time is really quick and doing a full wipe and putting a new rom on is very easy
Ah - good to hear you went for it... is it as simple as downloading the app and then using it to flash the recovery? I am looking to do it this weekend (as haven't had the spare time at the moment)
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Ah - good to hear you went for it... is it as simple as downloading the app and then using it to flash the recovery? I am looking to do it this weekend (as haven't had the spare time at the moment)
Yeah pretty much, just get the 4ext recovery updater and you can choose a version to flash (I went for the last RC; there are some experimental ones that are newer but didn't want to risk anything!) and you're good to go I am very impressed with the backup speed (~1 min for the whole ROM backup!)
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fwiw i have used it successfully on cwm, but trying to do a different rom - it nearly bricked my phone and i had to reboot it by installing the adk kit and using command line etc.
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