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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by ninjakyle, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. ninjakyle

    ninjakyle Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    It takes me a few days to get apps installed, settings how I like it, login/passwords set for apps and everything.

    Even then, I constantly find things that I forgot to fix or add.

    I love trying new ROMs but it is so much work.

    Is it faster for you flash-aholics?
    Do you just always have your phone in a sterile, non-custom status?
    Or do you just have tons of time to kill?

    I feel like I am doing something wrong because I want to try other ROMs but don't have the time.
     

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  2. scotty85

    scotty85 Extreme Android User

    yes :D

    absolutely not! i dont have tons of apps that i have to have... prolly less than 20. once the rom comes up i go thru the google sync,then go to the market and see what apps are automatically downloading. when they finish,i push the rest of them from my puter if im missing any(just seems a lil faster to push them to the Phone from the puter).

    then i go thru and add the app shortcuts and widgets to my homescreens.

    then i just change a couple ringtones and alerts,and use titanium backup to restore the data from "notebook".

    i dont live in a sterile,non custom status,but i only use 3 homescreens and have a basic layout i always stick to,so it really doesnt take me that long. entire process takes an hour or so :)
     
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  3. ninjakyle

    ninjakyle Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Cool
    I like simplicity, but I also like lots of different apps.
     
  4. MathewS81

    MathewS81 Android Enthusiast

    I have about 100 apps I think and it takes me maybe 30 minutes to re-setup my phone. I use Titanium backup to restore all my apps. And since I use LauncherPro, when it restores LP all the home screens are the way I had them set up before (have to re-add the widgets though). The biggest pain is redoing all of my notification sounds.
     
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  5. wayrad

    wayrad Android Expert

    It takes me forever too. I have everything tweaked the way I like it, and a lot of things need retweaking after the restore (perhaps because I'm conservative about restoring data).
     
  6. WormDoes

    WormDoes Android Expert

    It takes me under 30 minutes to get everything set up the way I like. I use App Brain and install all my apps individually (40 or so), SMS Backup + to restore my texts (this takes a while as it restore over 5,000 texts), Astro to install all my apk's and then reset my notifications, email signatures and widgets. Once you do it a few times it gets faster and faster. I could probably do it in 15 minutes If I was really in a rush and had to
     
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  7. gggirlgeek

    gggirlgeek Newbie

    Thanks ninjakyle for posting this question. Added thanks to all who answered this because it is most certainly needed. I will use all of these tips.
     
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