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  1. tobyfry8

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    Want to try a new ROM basically, currently on my first which is CM7

    what do you suggest and how do i go about it?

    Thanks guys :)
     

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    Already been on there.

    Want someone else's opinion, what about you?

    What are you running atm and why?

    Thanks for the reply :)
     
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    My main reason for rooting and applying new ROMs was to try and improve battery life, because I was getting annoyed that my battery could die inbetween me getting up and going to bed even with just a moderate amount of GPS use in the daytime. I tried CM7 to start with, but suffered force closes quite a bit and thought I should try some other ROMs anyway. Then I tried RCMix Energized, which looked good, but didn't seem to help the battery situation. I'm now on Oxygen and although it's very basic, it still has all the features I need and there also appears to have been an improvement in battery life, but I've only had it on for a few days. So far though it's looking hopeful.

    It's dead easy to try a new ROM as long as you backup your old one before you do so, as you can just reflash the backup and get back to exactly where you were before.
     
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    How do i flash a ROM? And backup my current one?
     
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    You didn't root your phone and put CM7 on yourself then? Have a look at this guide for a bit of an explanation and walkthrough.
     
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    Yeah i did, but don't know how to back-up?
     
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    It should be one of the options when you reboot into Recovery mode. It's the sixth option down on mine, use the volume keys to move up and down and the power button to select.
     
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