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  1. alfick3

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    Ok, I've tried searching and reading about nandroid backup/recovery and such, but it's made me more confused.

    What is nandroid? How and where do I get it? I have an Optimus M with Android 2.2 rooted with z4Root. I haven't done any modifications such as flashing a new rom, or anything else. Just rooted and installed an app so I could wifi hot spot. I have since removed the app. My phone is still rooted though, just haven't really done anything with it.

    I'm interested in custom roms, but I don't know where to look for 'em. Everything I read says to make sure you've got a nandroid back up. I found something that says it comes with something called clockwork, but I'm not sure what that is. I see a lot of threads about roms for 2.2.1, but my phone is 2.2. I wouldn't mind a rom for 2.3 or what ever the newer version is.

    Anyway, thanks for any info you can give me to help clear up my confusion.
     

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    a nandroid back up is like a system restore point for windows but for your android system.
    once your rooted with custom recovery you boot into recovery and make a nandroid back up.
     
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    That's another confusing point. What is custom recovery? How do I boot into recovery?
     
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    I read that thread and I couldn't find how to actually get into recovery, let alone a custom recovery (or are they the same?).
     
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    is your phone rooted?
     
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    Yes. In the 1st post I stated that I've rooted with z4root.
     
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    first place the recovery image on your sd card then
    download Android Terminal Emulator from market
    open and type su then accept superuser request you should get this #

    [​IMG]

    Then type the following command hit enter and your done

    flash_image recovery /sdcard/recovery-RA-optm-2.2.1-GNM.img

    Now reboot phone,
     
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    did you get the recovery on your phone?
     
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