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  1. bamachick

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    Hey everyone,

    So, I FINALLY figured out how to root my Prevail, and I'm super-excited about it. The first thing I downloaded was Titanium Backup, and backed up everything before getting rid of some of that pesky bloatware (Poynt, Google Books, etc.). I then downloaded Barnacle, which works like a charm and Go Launcher, and am now happily running the ICS theme. This is my question: Where do I go from here? Everyone talks about getting CWM, but when I look it up in the Market, the first thing that pops up is ROM Manager, which I know is a big no-no. Then, I saw ROM Toolbox, which looks like integrates a bunch of the programs that I need. So, do I use that AND CWM? If so, what exact version of CWM should I use to avoid brickification? And, I really want to use A2SD or something like that, but which one do I use? I know I have lots of questions, but I am very VERY new at this, and really want to learn, but reading the forum is giving me a lot of conflicting information. Any help offered would be much appreciated.

    Thanks! :D
     

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    Do NOT use rom manager unless you want to buy a new phone. Look through the forums lable cwm.
     
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    haha brickification. okay, cwm is not available on the market, you need to use a program called "Odin" to flash it onto your phone - fyi this is what you want to use to flash other mods rather than the dangerous ROM manager. You want version "5".somethin (cyan colored text as opposed to yellow).
     
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    Brickification! I lol'd literally.
     
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    Look up cwm on forums and try my rom Excel Prevail or CTMOD2.4 OR CM7 OR 187 HONEYCOMB
     
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    Please stop in almost every other thread advertising "your" ROM and pushing people to running it. You sound like a desperate used car salesman trying to push somebody into buying a back lot special that's dumping oil all over the parking lot.

    People will download whatever they choose, and should not be subjected to somebody pushing something on them.
     
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    Ah! You beat me to it cowboy!!
     
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    Sorry, I just had to do it... LOL!!!!!
     
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    LOL @ SpCowboy
     
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    Okay, can I find that in the Market?
     
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    Lol
     
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    Oh no, this poor guy's reading all these posts of us laughing at him, uh sh**.
     
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    He's a ghetto thief. Nobody likes a thief. The devs, blood and hroark gritted their teeth accepting the apology. They are bigger men.
     
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    The only reason that he apologized in the first place was that I prodded him to. He is at least making an effort, but he threw something out there that was incomplete, and is basically having everybody else finish his work... I'm not a dev by no means, but before my p.c. took a dive I was actually working on a Cyanogen based ROM based off of Hroarks.
     
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    I've been thinking about try to build a CM9 based. But I fear that it will have too many issues that I will not know how to fix.
     
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    So, after I finished installing CWM (off of the link above), then I'll be ready to install ROMs? And, A2SD or Link to SD?
     
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    Yep, but as long as your rooted a2sd and link2sd are available to use now.
     
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    if we could just get it to load, which i think hroark has, we can start there.
     
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    Oh, and how important is busybox?
     
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    I tried it out several times and it booted up, but there were still alot of issues that had to be worked out. I was stupid for not making a backup, but I do know as soon as I get my p.c. back, I'll be back to work...
     
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    BusyBox simply allows your phone to perform additional scripts. Basically you let it run in the background and let it do it's thing.
     
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    can you elaborate more on this, did you build CM9, did it boot, what worked and what did not, thanks
     
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    I downloaded the ROM Toolbox (NOT Manager), and it seems to be working really well... backs up apps, moves to and from SD, etc. Kind of an all-in-one.
     

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