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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sprtsfanmm, Nov 15, 2010.

  1. sprtsfanmm

    sprtsfanmm Well-Known Member
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    Just to start let me say I have an X and have it rooted running ZapX. I am trying to help a friend install a custom ROM on her droid however it seems I have encountered a problem.

    The ROM had been downloading, but when I boot into recovery using CWR, there is no option to create a backup or install from SD. Is there something I am missing?
     

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  2. The_Chief

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    Should be a "nandroid" option. Look in there to do backups. About the third thing down in Clockwork is "install zip from SD Card". That's where you would choose the zip to install (after wiping, which is AFTER the backup!). :)
     
  3. sprtsfanmm

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    So, to get the nandroid backup, just use the backup current rom button in clockwork? Then just select install from sd, then it will ask to wipe data right?
     
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    No it won't. It would in ROM Manager, but not Clockwork. It would just lay the ROM on top of the existing ones without wiping data and you could get a lot of conflicts. Make a backup, then wipe data/factory reset, THEN install ROM from SD card.
     
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  5. sprtsfanmm

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    I will try again later tonight, when I can get my hands on her phone
     
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    Ideally, you would also wipe boot and system from within ClockworkMod's partition menu. I don't know why ROM Manager doesn't have this option as a checkbox to mark off yet.
     

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