Originally Posted by Ra21V12eN
I finally bit the bullet and rooted my phone with the CM7 18.3 Vanilla ROM. It solved my e-mail problems but... now I'm seeing that a V20 is out.
#1 - Is installing the V20 the same as installing the V18.3 from the "easy" rooting / flashing process?
You are already rooted, so you just need the flashing process. Nandroid backup what you have now, wipe data, wipe dalvik, flash the new ROM. That's it. (Though read my answer to number 2 below.)
#2 - I just FINALLY got all my apps re-installed, how do I not go through this same process if I update to V20? Is there a way to get all my apps back the way that they were before without having to do them one by one?
There is a great application called Titanium Backup. Buy the full version.
https://market.android.com/details?id=com.keramidas.TitaniumBackupPro&feature =search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5rZXJhbWlk YXMuVGl0YW5pdW1CYWNrdXBQcm8iXQ
$6.58 but WORTH EVERY PENNY.
Go into batch mode (menu->batch) and "Backup all user apps".
After you install V20, the phone may automatically reinstall all of your market apps. If you are going to do so, wait that out - it'll be happening when you see the sync icon in the status var (the one that looks like a circle made up of two arrows pointing at each other.) Reinstall Titanium Backup if it is not automatically installed. Go into batch mode, "Restore all apps with data", make sure that the ones that you want are selected, and let it go. When it's done, all of your apps and data will be back.
#3 - With the CM7 v20 Vanilla ROM, I'm seeing reference to wiping and also doing C 2 C? Someone 'splain that in layman's terms?
"Wiping" is going into the wip menu in Recover and choosing "Wipe data/factory reset" and "Wipe Dalvik cache". Sometimes when you upgrade a ROM you do not need to do the data wipes, but sometimes you do. I think it's always a good idea to do so.
"c2c" is a flashable zip called xtrCache2cache. Briefly, it moves some of the data stored by your apps into a different storage area of the phone, giving you a lot more room for user apps.
You can find a download for that here: [SCRIPT][1/22/2011] A Simple Cache2Cache for CM 6.x and 7.x ROMs - xda-developers
So, when you flash V20, the steps would be:
Lastly, has anyone found a way to turn off the shutter noise when taking photos? Somewhat annoying when you're trying to sneak a picture of your kids and they hear the shutter sound... Am I just missing it somewhere?
Yes. This will be easier with an app called Root Explorer. https://market.android.com/details?id=com.speedsoftware.rootexplorer&feature= search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5zcGVlZHNvZ nR3YXJlLnJvb3RleHBsb3JlciJd
I think that you can also use something (free) called ES File Explorer https://market.android.com/details?id=com.estrongs.android.pop&feature=search _result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5lc3Ryb25ncy5hbmR yb2lkLnBvcCJd
but I have never used that one.
What you need to do is to use one of those apps to go into the location /system/media/audio/ui. In Root Explorer, there is a button at the top "Mount R/W" - tap that. You'll see at the top a file called "camera_click.ogg". Long press on the name, from the menu tap "Rename", and change the ".ogg" to ".old". Tap the "Mount R/O" button at the top.
You may need to restart the phone - I can't remember - but that will stop the shutter sound.