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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kniff420, May 15, 2011.

  1. kniff420

    kniff420 Lurker
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    i've successfully rooted my phone i believe S is off and everything i just cant seem to load a custom rom. i'm not sure wut im doing wrong. do i need a rom manager? everytime i go into clockwork to change it said files arnt found or something. please help
     



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  2. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    welcome to the forum!!!!!!!
    first off lets verify that you have s-off. go to hboot (bootloader) by power off then press and hold power+vol down. at the top of the screen does it say s-off or s-on? also download terminal emulator from the market. load it up and type su if you get # then you are rooted.

    ok so i would not use rom manager to start with. rom manager is buggy and has been known to create more problems then it is worth. do everything manually in recovery. also clockwork mod especially version 3 and up use a different script (edify) then what most custom roms are using so you may have problems flashing certain things. clockwork mod 2.6 however uses both edify and amend (most roms use this) same goes for amon ra 2.3. most of us here uses amon ra 2.3(that is what i use). you can get them along with instructions in ref#1 of my sig.

    ok so here are the steps to manually flash a rom
    1.MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP. THEY WILL BE YOUR FRIEND.
    2.wipe dalvik cache, cache, and system.
    3.i do an extra step and use Calkulin's_FORMAT_ALL.zip. it basically wipes system and both caches for you. i like a really clean slate. this step is optional
    4.select install .zip from sd card and find and select your rom

    now the first boot should take anywhere from a few minutes to no more then 10 minutes. it needs time to build dalvik cache.

    hope that helps
     
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  3. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    +1 for doing everything manually in recovery. You learn a lot more and something may happen that keeps you from using the phone's UI so learning the manual way now will benefit you in the long run.

    Nandroid backups are vital, in my opinion. If something goes wrong you'll be stuck if you don't have an available backup to restore. I had a bad flash once and would have been up the creek if I hadn't had a backup to restore.
     
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  4. lesawag

    lesawag Android Enthusiast

    If you guys had not suggested, and taught me about manually flashing roms, I would been lost yesterday when my evo wouldn't boot. Listen to them, don't use Rom manager. They are great Flashing teachers. Saved my butt.;)
     
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  5. kniff420

    kniff420 Lurker
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    so far i got it done cyanogen has been going for over 10 minutes tho on my first reboot after installing it with him just on the skateboard should i turn it off or let it go its been atleast 20 minutes
     
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    give it a few more minutes. if it still is going then go ahead and pull the battery and reboot it.
     
  7. kniff420

    kniff420 Lurker
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    lol had to wipe factory data and system i didnt before it works great now
     
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    nice!!!!! yeah wiping is key to a lot of issues. that is why anytime i flash i double wipe. i manually wipe then use caulkin's. never had any issues.
     
  9. ardchoille

    ardchoille Android Expert

    Yes, as ocnbrze suggested, CM7 takes a bit longer than most other ROMs to get to the home screen. I'm thinking it takes longer to build its cache because CM7 is compiled from source - a big step coming from most other ROMs.
     
  10. kniff420

    kniff420 Lurker
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    a quick Q tho for you experienced users how do i get my android market app back lol
     
  11. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    you need to download the gapps file. here it is:Downloading GApps... just flash it no need to wipe anything.
     
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