Root Trying new 2.1 ROM's?

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  1. premiump

    premiump Well-Known Member
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    Ok, running Villain5.2, installed all my apps, Apps2SD working (I think), really happy with it :D

    However ...
    Now that the hard work has been done, I'm looking at the threads and wondering what the different ROM's are like (specifically SenseHero 2.1). I'm kinda thinking that it would be quite easy to try by:


    • Downloading the SenseHero 2.1 ROM and copying to the root of my SD card
    • Perform a full Nandroid backup (via Amon Ra)
    • Do a full wipe (via Amon Ra)
    • Flashing SenseHero 2.1 (via Amon Ra)
    • Rebooting

    Is it really that easy?

    And when I want Villain 5.2 back, is it just a case of a full Nandroid restore? Do I need to wipe?

    Thx :D
     

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  2. jUsT2eXy

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    Hi you are correct in saying that it is as easy as 1-2-3 and your a-b-c's :p

    The steps you have identified are spot on.

    A nandroid restore will restore the ROM that it 'took a picture of' ..
    Obviously as you will wipe the EXT partition and the other things in the 'wipe' menu, use Titanium backup to backup your apps and restore them. (Apps2sd means all your apps are in the ext3 partition of your sd card) ... you do not have to wipe the ex3 partition but you know..it is best to make sure that no errors occur..

    It is always better to wipe everything before a new ROM to minimise the chances of errors.

    There are many custom roms out there. Most of them if not all are based on the same leaks / ports and the only differences are that one is supported more by the dev, has more followers, looks different (themes / skinned) and different optimisations.

    Villian is the most popular & most complete. 5.3 is out soon, hopefully tonight.
    It will bring live wallpapers and hopefully JIT (which will make it blazing, concorde like fast)

     
  3. stoney73

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    jUsT2eXy, any idea if the friendstream will be working with 5.3?

    P.s, thank you for all your tut's and advice on this forum, it made rooting a breeze.:cool:
     
  4. jUsT2eXy

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    Hi there. It will work with 5.2 .. Click HERE .. put it on SD card... Switch off phone... hold down HOME + power button.. when in recovery meny click flash from zip.. restart..
    Then..
    Open friendstream, clik menu/settings/facebook for htc sense
    a new options has to be checked.
    allow live updates (something like that).
     
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  5. stoney73

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    Thanks for the reply, alas the link doesnt work...
     
  6. jUsT2eXy

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  7. stoney73

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    weird, the links just wont work for me, :thinking:
    can't get on the villainrom site at all. which makes no sense as i was on that site yesterday.
    bugger.
    will wait a little, restart my pc/router/etc and see where that gets me.
     
  8. stoney73

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    nope, cant get on the villainrom site at all. from either the home pc, or my work lappy with is on a different network.blast!
     
  9. jUsT2eXy

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  10. stoney73

    stoney73 Well-Known Member
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    lol@the link
    i can go on any other site lol.everything. except the villain rom site, or the villain wiki site. must be my isp? have tried firefox,ie8,chrome,opera. nothing ,

    just tells me 'Oops! Google Chrome could not find www.villainrom.co.uk'

    have rebooted pc,router,etc. nothing has changed.grrrr!
     
  11. jUsT2eXy

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    Try firefox. May be Chrome is blocking it for some reason?
     
  12. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member
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    or use a proxy website
     
  13. stoney73

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    even weirder, just tethered the hero to my pc, and its downloaded the file no problems. how very strange.
     
  14. stoney73

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    ok, sorry to be a pain, where do i find the large friendstream widget on the phone? all i seem to be able to find is the small program piccy, not the large one that shows all the updates,etc
     
  15. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member
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    I have not flashed Friend stream, I am going to wait until tonight when 5.3 is out... but having installed friendstream.. you cant find the large widget? Iould be there as that is all there it to friendstream right a widget...

    When you press the + button on homescreen and select widget and find friend stream what happens?

    Edit: seems friendstream is also an app too.. I thought it was just a widget...
     
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  16. stoney73

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    When I press the + button on homescreen and i can only find friend stream under program shortcut. it isnt available under widget.
    I too will flash 5.3 tonight, hopefully my pc will recognize the villain rom website lol.
    Thanks for your help:)
     
  17. jUsT2eXy

    jUsT2eXy Well-Known Member
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    lol :p

    Hopefully it will. Oh, thats weird @friendstream issue.
     
  18. stoney73

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    have sorted out the friendstream issue i was having.

    if one goes to 'manage apps', then htc sense, and clear data, then suddenly the friend stream widget becomes available.:D
     
  19. aidan257

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    Friendstream seems like a really good idea. Saves having multiple apps open.
     
  20. parthzzzz

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    is it okk if i go from sensehero2.1 to villain 5.3 without a wipe?
     
  21. Xyro

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    I wouldn't reccomend it. You can usually only get away with minor jumps between versions of the same ROM. Give it a shot by all means, but it probably won't work.
     
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