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  1. GoinOnTilt

    GoinOnTilt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Why am I having a hard time finding a good source on step-by-step process of rooting my wife's droid and installing a custom ROM?

    I've tried search, nothing. YouTube videos say I need some easyroot tools from the market but I don't find them when i search.

    Her phone is severely acting up and I'm trying to root and put a better ROM on there for her, but for the life of me...am getting lost and frustrated.


    Please help.
     

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  2. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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  3. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    The easiest way, in my opinion, to root your Droid is to use this method: http://androidforums.com/droid-all-...oid-without-rsd-lite-up-including-frg22d.html. However, this is an easy method as well: http://androidforums.com/droid-all-...olution-droid-thread-d-d-latest-v2-0-4-a.html. Just make sure you read carefully on both methods.

    Thanks.

    There is a lot of good info in that guide. Read through it and you will learn everything you need to know.

    Kratos
     
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  4. GoinOnTilt

    GoinOnTilt Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I found both of you helpful. Thank you. I got her rooted and new ROM installed, just failed to save her contacts...so I'm restoring the backup to do it all over again.
     
  5. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    Check you other thread about this issue before you resort to a nandroid backup. I'm sure we can troubleshoot this and get it fixed without needing to restore a backup.

    Kratos
     
  6. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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    shouldnt her contacts be synced with google? every android phone i had restored them from the google account without me having to do it.
     
  7. Shoegum

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    This is from the post about roms,



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    1. DL ROM from wherever and put it somewhere that you can access in Recovery easily (SD Root is good)
    2. DL. rename to identify, and place kernel somewhere easy on SD as well (SD Root is good) "
    Can some1 clarify what SD root is and where it can be found.


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    "!!Navigate to "Nandroid"


    I will see this in the recovery setup when I boot the phone?

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    "Use Rom Manager to backup and name it something descriptive"

    Is this the "backup current rom" option in ROM Manager?
     
  8. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    Yes. You can use that option to backup your current state ROM. I suggest using very descriptive file names. I typically use the following format example: "UD-1.0.0-gold-theme-chevy-1.1-kernel-before-LP-update-change-10-29-2010-16.37.12.zip"

    By including as much info as I can in the description, I am able to easily differentiate which backups are which.

    Kratos
     
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  9. Shoegum

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    Ty for the reply. Sorry if I'm asking obvious stuff but I want to be sure I am prepared for what I'm getting into. If its not too much trouble could some1answer my other 2 questions also. Thanks
     
  10. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    My appologies. I totally missed the first two questions of yours.

    The root of your SD card simply refers to plugging your phone into your computer, mounting your SD card (using the pull down menu on your phone), and opening your SD card on your computer. Most computers are set up to scan the card and then ask you what you want to do (ie play music, browse files, etc) and you can just select browse (or open) files. Then, you see a long list of folders and maybe some files. That is the root of your SD card. Basically it is the highest level of your card. (Does that make sense? LOL... )

    Yes, when you boot to recovery, you will see an option for "nandroid". When you select that option, you will see "backup", "restore", and "advanced".

    Hope that answered the rest of your questions. If you have any more, let us know. We're here to help.

    Kratos
     
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  11. Shoegum

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    ok cool thanks alot. I think I will take a shot at getting this done some time today. Ill let ya know how I make out.
     
  12. Shoegum

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    Ok I've hit a early snag. Need opinions. So far I have done the inital backup of my original setups. Now I have tried to dl the ss rom by Chevy via the paid rom manager program. When I do this it freezes in the dl manager 2wice now. It freezes on "SS blue theme 1 of 4" should I just dl it to my computer first then put it on my SD card? Or keep trying to dl it via the rom manager....

    To expand the one in rom manager comes with the kernel and theme so if I can't do it that way I'm not sure how to find and install the theme and kernel.
     
  13. Shoegum

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    ok so i got the dl to work threw the ROM Manager. I rebooted in safe mode but dont see a Nandroid option. What am I doing wrong? As far as I know I have done eveything to the letter..


    Here are the options I am given in recovery mode
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    reboot system now
    apply sdcard:update.zip
    Wipe data/factory reset
    wipe cache partition
    wipe baseband data
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    No Nandroid option.

    Where am I going wrong?
     
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    breadnatty08 pain rustique VIP Member

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    Are you sure you have a custom recovery? Those look like the options on the stock recovery of the Droid. Go back into ROM Manager and flash Clockwork Recovery, and try again.
     
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    You nailed it. I did flash it before so not sure why this happed. Thanks alot. installing now!
     
  16. Shoegum

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    well got a boot loop im redoing the install now to see if that will fix it.
     
  17. Shoegum

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    got SS working! The theme I d/led did not install Im going to look up how to do that. Also not sure about the kernel. Research time Thanks all that got me to this point.
     
  18. Shoegum

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    What are acceptable temperatures?
     
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    ok more questions. Running chevys 1.0 kernel now. Installed setcpu. It is currently on 250max X 250 min with scaling=ondemand. ?How sould I set this up to get it to work properly and where its is set by default now.....is it killing my speed?
     
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    kratos Back on my throne!!! VIP Member

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    Check this out. This will give you a lot of good info about SetCPU: SetCPU for Root Users.

    Kratos
     
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  21. Shoegum

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    Perfect was looking for something like that and was failing hard. All is good right now and Chevys setup rocks. The "york" I think theme that chevy has packaged with the SS d/l is awesome. Im all blued out =). Temps are staying very low. Im thinking of going to the next kernel up from the 1.0 now.
     

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