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  1. NCChief

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    Hi all!

    This is my first post here, but I have been a lurker for a long time, using the information that I learned here to root and mod my EVO 4G. Thanks to all that have made this information available!

    I haven't touched my phone in a long time. I am still running 2.2, but now since 2.3 can be rooted, need to know the best way to go about upgrading to 2.3. Here are my specs:

    Android Version 2.2
    Baseband Version 2.15.00.11.19
    Software # 3.70.651.1
    ClockworkMod Recovery 5.0.2.2
    Used UnREvoked to root.

    I cannot recall what ROM I am running right now (so any clue on figuring that out would be most appreciated).

    I apologize in advance if I left out any pertinent information, or if this has been covered in another thread (couldn't find it). Please do not hesitate to ask me questions that will assist you in assisting me!

    Thanks in advance!
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    Welcome to the forums!!!

    Really all you need to do is choose a new ROM and flash it. The steps are a little more in depth, but we can get you moving. Check out the rooting for dummies thread and read the section for after rooting.
     
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    Hey Man! Thanks for the reply!

    So all I need to do is flash with a new ROM? I can do that! What ROM do you recommend?

    I was thinking that it would be more involved considering I haven't updated or touched anything in quite some time. :)

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    You probably should switch your recovery over to Amon-ra 2.3. The steps are in the rooting for dummies sticky, Also you can read the revolutionary thread, there's a section for switching recoveries in there as well.
    All you need to do is check out the roms and kernels thread and check out the different GB roms and see what looks good to you. Download it, put it on your SD card. Boot into recovery and make a nandroid backup. Wipe cache partition, dalvik cache, and wipe data / factory reset. Then choose install zip from SD, highlight your ROM and hit power, let it flash the rom and then reboot.
     
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    its all personal preference lol..see what works best with your phone...roms that run great for me might not run so great for you....but, obviously Mik Roms are the most popular in this forum...sooo...

    Mikg 2.5 (i believe there are patches now that make it 2.53) is a good rom..

    Mik3d is a good rom....

    Synergy has good roms...

    those are just examples that i have used or am currently using that i really like and they run nice on my phone...
     
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    MikG, or Mik3D are awesome! Check one out.
     
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    Thanks guys!!

    Backing up my SDCard right now (it was full), then will clean it up and give it a shot!!

    Many, many thanks to all!!

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    OK guys!!

    Switched recoveries to Amon-ra 2.3. and did a Nandroid backup...I have downloaded the following file and want to make sure it is what is recommended: Supersonic3DBeta6-signed.zip. Also, some of the documentation recommended using ZZZVR_SUPERWIPE. What is your opinion on that step.....

    OH...also, will I need to change Kernels?

    Standing by! :)

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    well it is a beta still. i'm just flashed this myself today and no issue yet with it. and the vr superwipe is a good thing to use prior to flashing it. just make sure to still wipe dalvik ccahe, cache and data as well.
     
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    SUCCESS!!!!!!

    I am updated to 2.3.5!!!

    THANKS to EVERYONE that pitched in!! YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

    NCC
     
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    No problems my man!
    Don't lurk, be an active member of the community, very good environment here.

    Learn, share, pay it forward. :D
     
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