I need help installing xtrROM


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  1. mema2.1

    mema2.1 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm trying to go from the Froyosense 37 to the xtrROM and I'm not sure I understand the directions I have been trying to follow and I don't want to mess up my phone or end up with a brick:(

    I have repartitioned the SD card like it says to do and "thought" I did a back up of the previous SD card because I copied to my computer.
    I've downloaded the new xtrROM zip file and from here I am stuck.

    These are the instructions which I'm sure are perfectly clear to someone who could maybe help me understand what they mean to a newb :)

    TO INSTALL:

    1. YOU MUST HAVE A ROOTED PHONE WITH THE AMON_RA RECOVERY PARTITION (my phone is rooted - not sure about the recovery partition)
    2. download the base xtrROM .zip file **did that **
    3. complete NANDROID backup (not even sure how to do that)
    4. copy the .zip file to the root of your sd card (can't find a file on what I saved to my computer that says "root")
    5. From amon_ra recovery Wipe data/factory reset, Wipe Dalvik-cache, and Wipe SD:ext partition
    6. flash the xtrROM file from sd card
    7. reboot - first boot will take a while (i.e. over 10 mins - deodexed ROMs take longer on first boot)
    8. complete short setup and let your accounts sync
    9. you can save and run GScripts to personalize settings at any time

    The only thing I've done with this phone is flash back to the stock ERIS ROM and then back to the Froyo 37 that is currently on it. I got it rooted and running that.

    Help anyone ?
     

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  2. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    mema2.1,

    I'll try to hit a few of your questions. See my replies below in blue:


    TO INSTALL:

    1. YOU MUST HAVE A ROOTED PHONE WITH THE AMON_RA RECOVERY PARTITION (my phone is rooted - not sure about the recovery partition)

    What method did you use for rooting? If you used a "common" method like jcase's 1-click app or erisuser1's "univseral" thread, then yes, you have Amon_RA's custom recovery partition installed.

    2. download the base xtrROM .zip file **did that **

    Check! :)

    3. complete NANDROID backup (not even sure how to do that)

    You should stop now and take a Nandroid backup. This will take a "snapshot" (backup) of your entire phone's setup (excluding the contents of the /sdcard, which is where the Nandroid backup will be stored). Just boot back into (Amon_RA's) custom recovery, select Backup/Restore, then Nand backup. This will create a backup in the /sdcard/nandroid/HTxxxxxxx/BDS-ccyymmdd-hhmm directory on your /sdcard.

    4. copy the .zip file to the root of your sd card (can't find a file on what I saved to my computer that says "root")

    The "root" of your /sdcard is the top-level directory. In other words, the /sdcard path. Like in Windows for your C:\ drive, the top-level (root) directory is the directory from which all others extend (you can't go any higher (or lower, depending your perspective ;)). If you drag and drop a file to "C:\" in Window Explorer, your copying to the top-level directory of your C-drive. Same deal with the removable SDcard which is mounted as /sdcard.

    Also, most file downloads that you do on your phone will probably be saved to the /sdcard/download directory. Well, going "up" one-level from /sdcard/download would be to the /sdcard directory (which is the top-level directory for this filesystem mount). Does that help? ;)

    5. From amon_ra recovery Wipe data/factory reset, Wipe Dalvik-cache, and Wipe SD:ext partition

    These are the options under the "Wipe" option on the main menu in Amon_RA's custom recovery. They are used to clear-out (wipe) various directories and/or filesystems on your phone and usually the ROM developer specifies which wipes need to be done prior to flashing their ROM.

    6. flash the xtrROM file from sd card

    After you move the xtrROM4.6.5.zip file to the top-level directory of the /sdcard (so, its full path will be /sdcard/xtrROM4.6.5.zip), and after you've done the requisite wipes per the developer, you'll select "Flash zip from sdcard" in the main menu and select the xtrROM4.6.5.zip in the list of files you can flash.

    7. reboot - first boot will take a while (i.e. over 10 mins - deodexed ROMs take longer on first boot)

    These first boots take a while because of files like the Dalvik-cache need to be re-built / re-populated (i.e., if you wiped Davlik-cache, the .dex files that go in there need to be rebuilt at first boot time).

    8. complete short setup and let your accounts sync

    You've probably already seen these setup screens before.

    9. you can save and run GScripts to personalize settings at any time

    Zach has added a lot of functionality via the Gscripts app/tool. Just read the dev's ROM thread (http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=694472) again for more detailed information.

    The only thing I've done with this phone is flash back to the stock ERIS ROM and then back to the Froyo 37 that is currently on it. I got it rooted and running that.

    Did you use eu1's (XDA's bftb0) to flash back? If so, you've already exercised quite a few rooting "muscles", if you will... Just take your time, read carefully, and you'll be fine.

    Hope this helps and cheers!
     
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    mema2.1 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    THANK YOU that makes a LOT of sense now :) Going to give it a shot
     
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    mema2.1 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Followed the directions to the letter (I hope) wiating for that first reboot now.

    Thanks again for helping me understand all that. I'm not really sure what was on the phone as I got it already rooted so I'm a little behind the phone already. I did some poking around after I posted the first questions though and was pretty sure I did have the correct recovery partition because it had all the options on it I would need to follow.

    So far so good it says it's booting xtr ROM :)

    fingers crossed
     
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    mema2.1 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    Everything seems fine:) I do miss some of the things I had on the ADW launcher but I'll keep playing with settings and see what happens from here.


    THANK YOU AGAIN! :)
     
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    mema2.1 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    OK is there an easier way to move my applications back to the phone other than reinstalling them all? Especially the ones I paid for?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  7. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    Your paid ones should show back up in the Market... Others around here suggest Titantium Backup (Pro) for backing-up and restoring their apps ('cause it takes the associated data too). I'm not an expert with this app, though.

    Cheers!
     
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    mema2.1 Active Member This Topic's Starter

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    I probably needed to do that before I flashed a new rom or should that information be on my nand back up?

    Thanks again for all the help...it's not quite so scarey now...still being very cautious though
     
  9. scary alien

    scary alien not really so scary Moderator

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    You should be able to make a current Nandroid backup, then restore your old one, grab what you need from it and save it off to your /sdcard with Titanium Backup (I don't know the specifics about using it, though), and then restore your most recent Nandroid backup, and then apply/restore your apps and such from Titanium.

    Cheers!
     
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    That's pretty much it. I STRONGLY suggest backing up and restoring only user apps and data between different ROMs; stay away from restoring system apps and data - especially going between 2.1 and 2.2 ROMs. The purchased app unlocks some very useful features that makes restoring far easier and worth the cost, IMHO.

    The developer of Titanium Backup has a page that is useful to read just for good info. Titanium Backup for Android ? Official Site
     
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