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  1. sushifor5

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    ...Just in case anyone on the forum could use this info, I thought I'd share my experience flashing Harmonia 1.8 on a newer screen OV. I'm sure I'm one of the only dinosaurs around not using Backside and still on froyo, LOL!! ;)

    So, first of all, big thanks to benslgdroid and AndyOpie and other posters for their help (especially ben's hand-holding) getting me all updated and newly flashed without tears!!

    When I first left stock ROM and flashed Harmonia 1.7, I had a major crises resulting (we learned as we tinkered) from my newer 2.2.2 Hitachi screen...I ended up with the dreaded black screen problem, which I thought meant a bricked phone. Thankfully, it wasn't and all ended well. The fix for me at that time was switching to a different (CWM-based) recovery and flashing a kernel that is compatible with Harmonia.

    This go around, I wanted to flash the newest version of Harmonia 1.8 (it has google play rather than old market...nice). I was wary, but followed my trusty guides here and it went very smoothly. I downloaded 1.8 and I also downloaded Leslie's easy wipe zip, Prep for New ROM (links at bottom). I still had the pica kernel on my sd card. We weren't sure if I would need the kernel for Harmonia 1.8, but figured it wouldn't hurt to flash it just in case.

    I did my recovery backup, then ran the wipe zip, which did all the work of wiping the phone for me. Then I ran the Harmonia zip, then I went back and ran the kernel. I rebooted and voila! No problem, up and running.

    I use Link2sd, so I followed ben's tutorial for restoring with TiBu and linking with Link2sd and everything worked really nicely.

    So, that's my story...perhaps it will help another newbie here...I will forever be a newbie, so all newbies have a special place in my heart. :D

    Harmonia ROM:
    [ROM] Harmonia 1.6.1c (Aphrodite+Picasticks) 21Sept11 - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    Easy Wipe zip:
    Easy wipe zips - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com

    Kernel to fix black screen problems:
    [FIX]Black screen with custom recovery and custom roms - Android Forums at AndroidCentral.com
     

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    Very Nice sushifor5, glad to see everything went ok.
    All the links you posted are also in the All Things Root Guide. Maybe you ought to peek in there and see what new stuff I and brotherswing have added. You never know what you might see.
     
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    Actually, quite a few people are still using Harmonia 1, and even more are using 2. Harmonia 1 is still the fallback rom when people need to re-activate or troubleshoot.

    Just because I don't post the roms here and aren't as trendy doesn't mean they aren't popular, but I'm glad you like it. Despite not being the latest and greatest or the most perks, it is a good, solid rom.

    Harmonia doesn't get a lot of attention because of the fact that it doesn't have all the neat stuff or get updated as often. I equate it to a Honda or Toyota... Harmonia was built to be a Toyota Camry of roms. People may not get excited about a Camry, but you always know it will start and get you to work and back on time and safely.
     
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    I love Harmonia...i didn't mean to sound as if I were disparaging it at all; I'm sorry if it came across that way! I think harmonia is solid and classic and stable, just what I needed. I was only poking fun at myself because I'm not where so many others here are in terms of techie prowess.

    LeslieAnn's work is excellent! Thanks again for all the great programs!
     
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    You're welcome, and I know you weren't.

    You are using it for exactly what it was intended. :)
     
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    I also like you Harmonia ROMs as well, I use that and bobzhomes. Minimalistic and functional tends to work best, imo.
     
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