Confused and need help with ROM's


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  1. draconius

    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I have a rooted 2.2 that is apparently deodexed...I am completely confused, lost, etc on the process. Bootstrap, recovery, koush, FlyX, Tranquility...too much info to try and find and process.

    So...what are my steps? I have LPP and have backed that up, I have backed up Launch-X Pro. How do I save my texts, contacts, other settings? What's a Nandroid backup? Is there a way to backup Handcent settings?

    I have Rom Manager (Free) installed, Titanium backup (ran a batch backup on user apps)

    Do I need to run a batch backup on system data in TiBu? I have heard there are other things to do to ensure best back up. From there what do I do?

    Rom Manager confuses me to be honest. I see all the options, but don't know where to start...once I have a Rom downloaded (FlyX or Tranquility) where do I go from there. D13 told me to do a wipe data and cache as well..when and where do I do that?

    Thank you for all your help!!!
     

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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    Hey I just wanted to say sorry about my lack of help I have been able to provide so far
     
  3. draconius

    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Are you kidding??? You have been a massive help. I just get overloaded when I try to read to much...I am a hands on kind of guy so I get confused when there is a LOT of info in front of me to sort through.

    I've started to read on the Froyos (2.3.xx) and I think that is ruining me and flooding my brain. So much 1337 speak to confuse my low level 1337 vocab hahaha
     
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    BuTbKa Well-Known Member

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    D13, you are really useful engine :)
     
  5. draconius

    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So any ideas??? I think mostly my concern is backing up. I found this write up and guessing this is the best way to do it for the FlyX 0.1 FINAL.

    1. Once you have all of the above (Root, 2.2 bootstrap from Market) taken care of you are ready to start.
    2. Download and install ROM Manager from the Market.
    3. If you haven
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    yep instead choose flyx v0.1 final instead of rc1
     
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    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    What about backing up settings, texts, and contacts?
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    settings and contacts are backed up through google, texts could be backed up through TiBu if you restore the data from the text app...I guess
     
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    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    ^^
    Worth a shot i guess.

    Sorry for all the questions, but do I need to do the batch backup of system data in TiBu or just user app backup?
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    umm I usually only backup user apps, but since text message is a system you need to back up its data somehow...good think I use google voice
     
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    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Should I update to 2.3.13 prior to FlyX or does it not matter?
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    as long as you are on some form of 2.2 its fine
     
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    If you use TiBk do a complete save of all app and system data. Just in case, but when you restore just restore missing apps and data. (this saves your apps and their settings and restores them including your home screen layouts. Saves lot of time)

    And make sure you have the paid version of Tibkup when you do the restore or you'll hate yourself. Trust me on this, buy it if your going to restore with it. If you need to save text sms messages there are apps that will do it and VZW backup assistant may also do it. It also seems like a lot of the security type apps have sms backups in them so look around. I use Wave Secure and it does but that's a paid app. I had several but can't think of them off hand right now, Sorry. I spend more time trying to delete them than save them. LOL Try searching the market for sms backup. If you use GV they are saved automatically on a web site.

    Contacts and phone numbers are saved in your Google account (if you made one)


    Hey D13 is there an easy way to delete all the text messages and conversations in GV? The way it seems now is you can only delete 10 at a time (one page even though you select all) but then they just go to the trash and you have to go do it all over again. because even in the trash they show up just like they were never deleted What a pain. Unless I'm missing something its about the slowest stupidest unfriendly delete system Ive ever used. What you say?
     
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    D13 Well-Known Member

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    you could delete data and cache in manage applications
     
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    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Used this to save my texts:
    SMS Backup - Android app on AppBrain

    Pretty simple app and you can only back up in batches. Took me about 7 times (200 at a time) and it installs an SMS folder in your gmail address of your choosing. Don't think I can flash them back to my phone, but always nice to have them somewhere.

    This app backs them up on your phone so you can put them back on after a wipe:
    http://www.appbrain.com/app/com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore

    There was TXTract, but cost $4 and only 500-1000 downloads...not very trustworthy of those :eek:
     
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    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok...issue...

    I downloaded the FlyW rom with Swype...it rebooted and my phone is no different...I chose to wipe all data and cache.

    Opened ROM Manager and it said something about recovery failure.

    Please help!
     
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    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    Reload ROM manager and the Boot strapper. Then make sure to activate the boot strapper by pressing the top button then try again. I have this happen a lot and this usually clears it up.
     
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    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Stupid question...by reload do you mean close and reopen? I don't see a reload option in rom manager.
     
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    edit: nevermind, failure to read the previous post
     
  20. Piiman

    Piiman Well-Known Member

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    uninstall and reinstall. You may just want to try the Bootstrap recovery buttoon first in bootstrapper sometimes that fixes it but I've found just doing it all over is the best.
     
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    draconius Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hitting the bootstrap recovery button worked. In recoery now and away it is going.
     

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