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  1. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    I think people are not keeping up with the builds and are basing their idea of the rom off older builds. That is why i bookmark the wiki.
  2. PlayfulGod

    PlayfulGod Well-Known Member Developer

    Thats why I never directly link to the downloads. I link em to the wiki home page n make em read to find the links.

    Everyone needs to take into consideration that happy campers usually dont make a peep. And with the number of downloads CM6/7 get per build, the number of ppl complaining of stuff not working, mysterious bugs, only happening to them issues, oh this rom sucks, I know wtf I am doing its gotta be the roms fault, amount to about 1 - 10%of the number of downloads.
  3. Jahmekyah

    Jahmekyah New Member

    Greetings android family...im new to this so plz bare with me...ive just rooted my Ascend (metro) and am in the process of getting CWM...even though Token has graciously laid it out step by step (much appreciated) i cant seem to 1. get my phone in debug mode...jus goes completely black instead of to huawei screen and...2. even when i assume thats the 'debug mode' and continue to open the adb-windows, fastboot-windows and install recovery files-windows files (dos box appearing briefly as described) I still cant boot to CWM....no black screen with green txt...PLZ HELP!!!...i really wanna try ICARUS...MUCH RESPECT!
  4. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    What button combination are you using?(Volume down, End button, Power) Boot Loader. (Volume up, Call button, Power) Recovery.
  5. Codawg

    Codawg Well-Known Member

    When I had it installed, the bugs I found were as follows.
    - the camera caused lag after use (was a known issue)
    - google navi was very slow and same lag issue after use.
    - performing the "erase SD card" function would sometimes erase everything and give me the blank SD card warning forcing me to format it again using my computer.
    - alarm clock would force close and not work at all sometimes.

    After all this and different attempts to uninstall and reinstall, fix permissions, etc, I moved back to Icarus.
    I did not have the latest version, but it was the latest at the time.
    This is the version I tried --> CM7-Ascend-04162011-signed

    Should I give the newest version a go? I was thinking I would wait another month...
  6. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    0416? you was way behind, the latest is 05142011, give it a go, and about formatting the sdcard, its recommended to use cwm recovery to format sdcard, also everything works in cm7 also, its even overclock to 710,729,748 depending on if your phone can support it.
  7. Codawg

    Codawg Well-Known Member


    Dont forget to EXTRACT(unzip) the cwm.zip files! I left them zipped the first time I tried it and thought it worked only to see the stock recovery after it all and had to start all over.
  8. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member


    you can download rom manager and it will install cwm for you and also you can download the roms straight to your phone.
  9. Codawg

    Codawg Well-Known Member

    Thanks Nuttmeg. I read up on all the versions and fixes that have happened and I've decided to do it again. I'm about to flash it now so I'll post back soon.
  10. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    word...keep us updated, btw dont forget to flash metro off v1.3 if you have metro, and make sure you wipe everything not including the sdcard.;)
  11. Codawg

    Codawg Well-Known Member

    Ok flash went smooth as usual and been playing and tweaking. It is alot better now!! I am super impressed. What is the MetrOFF for? I have not flashed it yet...

    Update: I read about it and I just created the apn as listed on this guide. Is there a difference?
  12. papaherb64

    papaherb64 Member

    What does w/adw and w/zeam mean?
  13. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    They are different launchers (home replacements).
  14. papaherb64

    papaherb64 Member

    I'm not clear on which to choose (w/adw or w/zeam ) ...I'm on Metro and thinking of flashing to CM6, since there seems to be issues w/ CM7 I flashed to
  15. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    It really does not matter, if you flash either one, if you don't like it get the other one off the market. All of the launchers are on the market, pip was trying to give people options so they would not have to have a stock launcher that they did not use. It is totally personal preference.
  16. papaherb64

    papaherb64 Member

    gotcha thanks

    another query: the main issues w/ CM7 are no usb mount on mac and funky camera

    how are these on CM6?
  17. MoneyHoarder87

    MoneyHoarder87 Well-Known Member

    Can't help there. I don't have a mac, so no clue. Also, i have not noticed anything wrong with the CM7 camera. Everything works on the last build of CM6, only thing i can't verify is the mac situation.
  18. papaherb64

    papaherb64 Member

    ok big thanks money
  19. nuttmeg

    nuttmeg Well-Known Member

    if you flash the metro off v1.3 you dont have to do anything with the apn, unless your not able to send/receive.
  20. travioso

    travioso Well-Known Member

    They are different launchers pre installed
  21. Codawg

    Codawg Well-Known Member

    Ok tried to send test pic today no go. Going to flash the fix tonight. So by wipe everything you just mean cache and dalvik cache, right?
  22. HYPN0

    HYPN0 New Member

    HELPPPP Plz...I rooted my phone, and installed rom manager and the cyanogen mod6 rom. Booted into recovery mode,
    did the backup. I did the compelete wipe on data factory cache partition and wipe dalvik
    . format boot system and data was done. I never put the cm6 rom on my sd card
    so I decided to disconnect the phone to put it on. I put it on and tried to boot back to the menu
    but all my phone does is hang at that white logo screen...HELPPPP
  23. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    flash to stock and try again using this guide. cut rommanager out unless you want to pay for access to the roms.
  24. Tokenpoke

    Tokenpoke Well-Known Member

    flash to stock and try again using this guide. cut rommanager out unless you want to pay for access to the roms.
  25. Gmash

    Gmash Well-Known Member

    From what I've read, you can use the free version to get the ROMs from Monday through Friday, you need the paid version to get them on the weekends. I could be wrong, though.

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