March 2nd, 2012, 04:50 PM
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Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Katy, TX
Device(s): Samsung Droid Charge
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Some Flashing Q's
My coworker saw my rooted/rom'd Droid Charge and would like me to root his Fascinate so he can bask in the warm glow of root-i-ness.
I've been reading up here, on XDA and Rootzwiki on the rooting process and on ROMs and such. Looks like the process is pretty similar to the Droid Charge. Have a couple Q's:
1) I've read, re-read, and re-re-read this guide here: [GUIDE] Installing a Rom/CWM recovery/Root or going back to Stock - xda-developers
and am having trouble understanding the difference between a EH03, EH09, etc GB ROM and a MTD GB ROM. What is MTD?
2) I see that ICS is the new "thang" (as it is over on the Charge too but looks like the Fascinate is far closer to having a workable build) but is it really reliable yet? Being that my coworker is very green to this rooting thing (I'm no pro either), I'd like to get him something tried and true (least amount of bugs/issues), but fast with the benefits of a custom ROM. If it's not the latest/greatest, that's ok. We can always reflash down the line when he gets a bit more comfortable with ROMing his phone. He's on stock GB now.
3) Since he's stock, his file system is definitely rfs. Do the ROMs now days auto-format the file system to ext4 like they did on the Charge? Ext4 is preferable (unless it's a bad idea...but it runs so much better on the Charge than rfs).
I'm also going to have to look up how to do a NANdroid backup. Never done one.
Thanks in advance, guys!
Last edited by Shane2943; March 2nd, 2012 at 06:55 PM.