General will changing rom reset my phone

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Sweed, Nov 29, 2009.

  1. Sweed

    Sweed Well-Known Member
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    I'm running on a rooted g1, so I can use apps that require root access.
    but recently I've been thinking of using the hero rom.

    however I have no data plan and would have to go through a few hoops to borrow a sim card to log into my gmail.

    basically: if I changed my phones rom, will I lose the apps that I have and will I be locked out with that stupid gmail log in screen that you get the first time you use the phone?

    I honestly wouldn't mind at all If I could log in via wifi, but the darned thing forced you to use a data plan to log in.
     

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  2. Nomad83

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    I'm pretty sure unless its a update for the rom you currently have it will indeed erase your phone.

    I have only used cyanogen's so i cant swear by it though.
     
  3. Sweed

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    thanks, well does cyanogen allow me to active my phone via wifi?
    This is the only issue keeping me on the plain android software. I undertand that the official roms aren't going to allow me to use wifi, bur surely cyanogen does, right?
     
  4. noonehereyet

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    Yes flashing to a rooted rom from a legit rom will require a wipe or will wipe your phone... and yes Cyanogen roms will allow you to activate via wifi....
     
  5. Sweed

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    well thanks for that info,
    I may update to cyanogen in the future in that case.

    @nomad83: I tried that method before, I couldn't figure out the adb part.
    as far as I can tell, google got rid of the older adb download (the one you need for that method)
     
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