Last Updated: Sep 11,2010
I was wondering what rom should i use on my lg ally?
Personally...I'm running with Velocity 0.1.1.
- Very happy with it so far...can't wait for the update 0.2
Im using Velocity .2 and it pwns.
Yeah pretty much what everyone else said Velocity is currently the best rom available for the Ally.
Velocity 0.1.1 for now, and 0.2 someday =)
but i heard if u put in a rom, u wont be able to upgrade to froyo 2.2 =S... so should i wait?
You make an backup of your original rom. And when the time comes for the offical 2.2 backup you just re flash the backup of your old rom and you will be able to get the offical update.
Plus when 2.2 comes out the forums will be flooded with "ZOMG I NEEDZ STOCK ROM" and there will be links everywhere to flash back.
ohh ok... but anyways...
i didnt get at all how to root that...
i need to download the TERMINAL on the market, plug in my phone on the computer, mount the SD card and do all those commands?
or do i need a LINUX on my computer to root the phone?
Try this: http://androidforums.com/ally-all-things-root/161744-universal-androot-beta.html
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it will also tell you to install or will automatically prompt you to install a program that will backup your current rom to the sd card, get that done successfully then root it with universal androot, then load the custom rom, then you can always switch back to original and unroot if needed easily
i ran the Velocity rom for a few days and honestly i switched back to stock and like it much better....Velocity has some nice features, but it was much slower than stock on my Ally
i really thought this rooting thing would be harder...
another question? what version of velocity should i download? i couldnt find a link for the V.02 =S, but as a beta version, i should get a previous version right?
another quick question? once another rom is installed... do i lose contacts, pictures or something?
Velocity .2 isnt public yet. Download 0.1.1 - You will need to preform a Data Wipe and Wipe your Dalvik Cache and Regular Cache in the recovery menu. You will loose your contacts and all settings but if you have your contacts synced to gmail then it shouldent be a problem. Pictures should be on you SD card so that will be fine.
ALLYRR wont detect my phone... im using windows 7 and ive installed the drivers already =S
I had massive issues trying to get that ALLYRR tool to work. You may just want to resort to the manual method.
For this you will do everything though cmd line in windows, and you will need the android SDK.
There is always the option to use ROM Manager from the market. A lot of people say they have problems with it but I haven't. Its the easiest way to flash a ROM and tridents velocity is in the download rom list.
So this is what i did
I rooted my phone with the Universal Androot
Putted the Velocity zip file on the SD card (not in any folder)
I Downloaded Rom Manager as GRZLA told me so
I backed up my ROM
but everytime i try to INSTALL ROM FROM SD CARD
the phone just restarts and nothing happens =S
Any clue anyone?
Becuase the ClockWorkMod recovery didnt flash correctly. Try reflashing
The Clockworks recovery flashed correctly in my friends phone and did not work. I had to install the custom recovery drellisdee made by manually flashing it. Also if he doesn't remember to Wipe Data and erase data+cache, and dalviks cache then it gets stuck in a boot loop. Good luck
ok i got it!
so the contacts list dosnt sync with facebook? oO
yeah i didnt like it that much =S!!
I don't know what you "didn't like that much", but here's my opinion on the ROM situation:
I tried Velocity, and didn't like it. I don't like having DROID sounds and logos everywhere any more than I would want Apple logos and iPhone sounds. It's not a Droid.
So, what I did was go back to stock, root it, and remove a big pile of apps I don't use or want (Socialite, Amazon, Backup Assistant, CarHome, Facebook - though I installed it again from market, Enterprise Calendar, LG Home, MySpace, Visual Voicemail) and installed Launcher Pro (though it does come with Android Launcher too).
The result -- much faster phone *without* Droid artifacts all over. I don't know if it's as fast as Velocity, but it pleases me.
(No disrespect to Trident -- he does great work, the Droid thing just isn't for me).
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