May 12th, 2011, 09:49 AM
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device(s): The Droid Bionic......
OG Droid - rooted,
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Originally Posted by johnlgalt
1) wipe. don't try to carry over data between ROMs, you're playing with fire on thin ice on a snow packed mountain waiting for an avalanche with a volcano ready to blow.
2) Pay for TiBu premium - worth every penny.
3) (Personal recommendation, not everyone agrees) - pay for ROM Manager - it allows you to daisy chain installation aps so you can do things like install ROM, install GApps, install TiBu update.zip as a system app, etc. all in a single step
4) Try not to restore *any* system data between ROMs - again, see #1 for the reason...(I've written in the past that it is OK to restore System data in TiBu that is green - but now I'm hesitant to even suggest that....)
5) Backup, backup, *backup*
+1 for everything JohnlGalt said, plus one additional thing.
Make sure you also know how to flash a ROM from the recovery mode or flash a backup from recovery. If all you use is ROM Manager and then have a problem you won't know how to flash from recovery to get your backup or a new ROM loaded. ROM Manager makes it nice and has always worked well for me, but I also learned how to do it through the recovery interface.
And to repeat what was said backup, backup, backup it is your friend in times of need!
Why bother doing anything if nothing is required?