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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by (G), Feb 6, 2011.

  1. (G)

    (G) Android Expert
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    Ok, I'm rooted and I'm about to flash my first-ever rom. Would someone let me know if I've forgotten anything?

    I'm on a Droid 1 with Froyo (83D)

    - I'm rooted
    - I've done a nandroid backup
    - I've got Clockwork Mod Recovery when I reboot holding down "X"
    - I've done a Titanium Backup/batch/backup all user apps + system data
    - I've downloaded Ultimate Droid 2.5 (ultimate_sholes-ota-eng.blackdroid.2.5.0.zip) that is allegedly compatible with my Droid 1
    - I've backed up the entire SD card to my computer
    - I'm ready to move ultimate_sholes to my SD card
    - I'm ready to "wipe cache partition"
    - I'm ready to "wipe data/factory reset"
    - I'm ready to "install zip from sd card"

    Am I ready?

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  2. coloradogregg

    coloradogregg Member

    Yep you're good to go.

    Good Luck!!!!
  3. (G)

    (G) Android Expert
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    Thanks! Just waiting now for a free evening to do this!
  4. The_Chief

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    When you wipe data/factory reset, it automatically wipes cache, too. But your list is complete. I think you'll find UD2.5 as near a perfect daily driver as you can get... although the UD3 final is expected any time now.

    We'll see what works and what doesn't :rolleyes:

    Good luck and happy flashing!
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  5. teddyearp

    teddyearp Android Expert

    I'll also say that it looks like you list is very complete. Almost too complete, backing up your sdcard to your computer is great, but not _really_ needed befoire flashing a rom, but you have done your homework well grasshopper, lol.

    Two things I'd like to add. I have made nandroid backups in anticipation with the "OK when I get time I'm going to do it" mentality as you have posted, but make one right before you do the flash; or as part of the whole "OK, I'm doing it now" process.

    Also keep in mind that sometimes restoring all of the data that Titanium has backed up will not work right from rom to rom.

    good luck
  6. (G)

    (G) Android Expert
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    Successfully flashed Ultimate Droid 2.5. Thanks a billion to everyone here who helped! Everything is restored, everything is working (I think).

    Now I just have to figure out how change the awful lock screen and background behind contacts...

    One quick question: If I ever wanted to restore to the stock ROM, I just do a nandroid restore, correct?
  7. carassius

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  8. TKazNC

    TKazNC Newbie

    As to the b/u of your SD card, good move. Having just come from a failed SD card, with a total loss of data, it is now on my checklist do do this weekly. On the upside it did force me to reevaluate the the apps I want, need, and actually use. :)

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