1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root beginner who needs to get gingerbread on triumph

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by richie021501, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. richie021501

    richie021501 Member
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    49
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2009

    Dec 28, 2009
    49
    1
    16
    Ok so here's the thing. I got my girlfriend a motorola triumph for christmas and its a great phone and she loves it. However, the bugs are just to much (screen flickering, gps, camera, usual problems almost everyone with this phone is having). She's on her 2nd one and its having the same problems as the first. So I feel as though my only solution is to root the phone for her and install a rom that will solve these issues.

    The problem is that I am not the most tech savy person and no absolutely nothing about this process. I have never done it on any of my android phones because I've been satisfied with them unrooted. But for her, this seems like all I can do to fix the issues for good.

    I have no idea what rooting, roms, kernels etc. are. I don't even know where to begin. I have some questions for you guys.

    1. First of all, is there a gingerbread rom out there for this phone?

    2. If so, does it solve all the problems that this phone typically has, such as screen flickering, gps issues, and the weird camera tint issues?

    3. Does this gingerbread rom have any bugs? If so, what are they?

    4. What are the steps for loading this rom onto my girlfriends phone? I'm looking for step by step instructions with download links and everything

    5. I also wanna be able to revert back to froyo in case something goes wrong and we have to send the phone back. Is this possible? If so, how?

    I know a lot of this info could probably be found on this forum but there's just so much info on here, I don't even know where to begin or where to find it!

    Can someone please help me out? Just give me any tips you can and answer as many of these questions as possible

    Thank you!
     

    Advertisement

  2. CSwick1012

    CSwick1012 Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    18
    Posts:
    33
    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2011

    Dec 28, 2011
    33
    11
    18
    Computer technician
    I'm relatively new here myself and I've already loaded a new rom onto my triumph. I used this guide:

    http://androidforums.com/triumph-all-things-root/445483-guide-installing-cwm-custom-rom-motorola-triumph.html

    I installed TickerGuy's CM7 and so far haven't found a single thing I don't like about it. It's got better battery life than the stock rom, and more features..and it's Gingerbread.

    Hope this helps!
     
  3. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,325
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011

    Jan 16, 2011
    1,325
    898
    213
    Male
    St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands
    Here this thread http://androidforums.com/triumph-all-things-root/385385-guide-motorola-triumph-all-things-root.html
    0. Don't just flash stuff just to fix your gf's phone, actually try to learn something in the process. Those kind of people only have problems later on.
    1. There are two, CM7 and MIUI stickied at the top; though the development for both has stopped. Whyzor has continued the development of CM7 in his thread ' [ROM] CM7-TG-Reloaded ' though he improved and added stuff, it has a couple new bugs reported by users. Whyzor, isn't using stock CM7 kernel anymore, he's using a seperate one built in.
    2. Users don't complain anymore about those stock problems anymore, so the best answer is yes.
    3. HDMI don't work(being able to connect to a TV to see what your doing on the phone on the TV).
    4. Easiest(with almost everything in it is steps. link I can give you is beside the one at top is: http://androidforums.com/triumph-al...methods-related-triumph-info.html#post3327245
    Remember to go to the actual threads inside that thread
    5. Make a backup in CWM recovery.
    Extra Info:
    Kernels are the base of ROMs, flashing separate kernels will give extra features, performance, and battery life to the ROM. Remember that Stock, MIUI, and CM7 use different kernels, so use the right one for the ROM your using.
    http://androidforums.com/triumph-all-things-root/429453-root-methods-related-triumph-info.html#post3327245 - Just because you have shortcut, you should still go to the actual threads of what your using and find any extra info you will need, and also give thanks to the developer. Also, gingerbread ROMs, having a theme engine apps in them, so you can download a theme, via market, google, or the theme app search engine(only MIUI has search engine). The themes can make the the ROM look better

    The steps are easy:
    Root
    Get info on CWM
    Get CWM
    Get info on the ROMs around here
    Pick one like
    Look at the kernels around here(though Whyzor has built in the only up to date seperate kernel for CM7. So you only need to find a kernel if you use MIUI since MIUI is still using stock kernel, my separate kernel has a lot of features and improvements so don't just pick CM7 because it is a little bit easier.)
    Pick a kernel
    Get info on the extra MODs around here
    Get any extra mods you want for your girl(Thunder Prop, remove CD-ROM pop-up, etc)
    Get what you want.

    ~~~
    Always make backups in recovery, incase you bootloop(endless boot up)
     
  4. Chairshot215

    Chairshot215 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    767
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011

    Aug 20, 2011
    767
    669
    163
    Male
    Test hardware, software fo company named Field Dia
    Illadelvall Pennsy
    Would recommend not rooting the phone until you are satisfied with either of the GB ROMs in Miui or CM7. The Triumph does not need to be rooted to install a custom Rom. Try installing recovery first and making a backup of the stock Rom unrooted and she will be able to go back to the stock Rom exactly as it was before messing around with the phone. Otherwise I would say I have a few female friends who have had me flash ROMs for them and they seem to prefer Miui over CM7. Also wouldn’t need to worry about damaging the phone with CM7 if you think she could accidently turns on wifi and Bluetooth at the same time.
     
  5. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,325
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011

    Jan 16, 2011
    1,325
    898
    213
    Male
    St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands
    With gingerbreak you can unroot, and he had already planned to make a backup anyways in case he had to return his phone.
     
  6. Android1993

    Android1993 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    169
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011

    Aug 26, 2011
    169
    35
    43
    We all have preference. I personally like Stock Rom over CM7 and MIUI. Why? Because the phone works better for me with stock, my evaluation, although CM7 and MIUI are smoother. I'd say that CM7 and MIUI would overall be an interface upgrade. I use my phone for Entertainment purposes, works 100% fine with stock.
     
  7. Android1993

    Android1993 Well-Known Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    43
    Posts:
    169
    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011

    Aug 26, 2011
    169
    35
    43
     
  8. Whyzor

    Whyzor Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,108
    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2011

    Jul 7, 2011
    1,108
    966
    213
    Root is not required to install a custom ROM on this phone, and CM7 & MIUI come with root once installed. Only reason to root separately would be to stay stock & rooted.
     
  9. Chairshot215

    Chairshot215 Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    163
    Posts:
    767
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2011

    Aug 20, 2011
    767
    669
    163
    Male
    Test hardware, software fo company named Field Dia
    Illadelvall Pennsy
    Exactly, was just recommending doing a nandroid backup before rooting. Also the triumph is rooted out the box with Sudo, much safer then using gingerbreak. 0% chance of bricking the phone. just need a terminal emulator from the market and the stock Triumph Rom can be rooted and un-rooted with a quick command. Does not even need to be rebooted.
     
  10. Johnpiece

    Johnpiece Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012

    Feb 10, 2012
    4
    0
    5
    Does this mean that it can run gingerbread and hhave the ability to use the front camera as well? I havent seen any info on this when searching
     
  11. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,325
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011

    Jan 16, 2011
    1,325
    898
    213
    Male
    St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands
    Yes, front camera works. Just don't use any ROM that is a Alpha Release...
     
    Johnpiece likes this.
  12. Johnpiece

    Johnpiece Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012

    Feb 10, 2012
    4
    0
    5
    Thank you! For the quick and easy answer.
     
  13. Johnpiece

    Johnpiece Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012

    Feb 10, 2012
    4
    0
    5
    Ok then. Whats better the cm7 or miui???
     
  14. JohnnyCSx

    JohnnyCSx Member
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    16
    Posts:
    34
    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2011

    Feb 17, 2011
    34
    7
    16
    Neither is "better," it's a matter of preference. MIUI is very clean and smooth, like a cross between an iPhone and an Android device. CM7 is all Android, similar to what you'd see on most phones with Gingerbread. I have used both, and neither has any major drawbacks, they both suffer from HDMI issues but past that it's preference. For what it's worth, I'm using MIUI at the moment.
     
    Johnpiece likes this.
  15. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,325
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011

    Jan 16, 2011
    1,325
    898
    213
    Male
    St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands
    JohnnyCSx is right, MIUI is more stylish with a lot of settings and custom made apps while CM7 is more of a tweaked stock gingerbread...
     
    Johnpiece likes this.
  16. Johnpiece

    Johnpiece Lurker
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    5
    Posts:
    4
    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2012

    Feb 10, 2012
    4
    0
    5
    Ok then. What are the steps-step by step- needed to get the miui on the triumph (sorry if im asking something you already mentioned previously) -thank you guys for a timely response again.
     
  17. Austrie

    Austrie Android Expert
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    213
    Posts:
    1,325
    Joined:
    Jan 16, 2011

    Jan 16, 2011
    1,325
    898
    213
    Male
    St.Thomas, US Virgin Islands
    Go to the MIUI 1.11.25 thread, it tells you everything you need to know there...
     
    Johnpiece likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...