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Root Idiot's guide for someone who's rooted but doesn't know what to do next?

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  1. OldHooky

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    I rooted successfully and easily thanks to SURoot's guide.

    I am now stuck on what to do next. I rooted for two reasons: to create extra space, and to load Gingerbread.

    Can someone point me in the direction of a guide which will explain what I need to do after rooting to get Gingerbread on my phone? It came from Vodafone so may need next an extra step or two.

    Thanks in advance
     

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    Also see my root memory FAQ and Rooting FAQ, both found in my signature. between them they will tell you everything you need to know.
     
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    You need to look at the "how do I flash a custom ROM?" section of the rooting guide. The XDA link in that section will give links to many ROMs.

    If you are intending to use a2sd+ to get more space, then read the root memory guide as well.

    The only difference that it being a voda handset makes is that a goldcard is recommended as a precaution (in case you ever need to run a non-Vodafone RUU). It makes no difference to flashing a ROM.
     
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    Thank you both. I think the problem was not seeing an specific guide and getting a little lost. Does your root memory FAQ and Rooting FAQ recommend what I should do, rather than infinite options? There are so many ROM options...

    If I make a Goldcard using the card I have in my phone, will I lose all the data on it?

    Thanks
     
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    I'm in just the same place as you Old Hooky. I've read all the guides but still have no idea what to actually do - which ROM to go for, whether to move all my apps or wipe everything. I'm not stupid but I'm really new to this and struggling to know what to do next.
     
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    a2sd+ is my personal recommendation for new to root members. Almost all roms have this as at least an option. Its just a case then of finding something you like the sound of.
     
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    +1 for a2sd based roms. You'll find most of them on XDA. Look here:

    Desire Android Development - xda-developers
     
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    another +1 for a2sd based.

    This was written by another member on here (CdTDroiD) and whilst it in the main replicates much of what is elsewhere I personally found it really easy to understand the difference between the different ROMS. Have a read of that and look at some YouTube vids. Really helped me.
     
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    About picking a ROM, there are a few options.
    You won't know for sure till you try em.

    Use another Launcher and don't care for sense? Get an ASOP ROM. Fast, good battery, generally well liked.
    Redux is the one I tried, nice and fast, good battery too.

    Want an upgraded sense?
    Try a hybrid sense 3.0 I think it is. On ROM's such as Insert Coin.

    Want your normal sense but with A2SD? Try Leedroid.

    Like the Iphone look?
    Take a look at Miui.

    Personally I use Miui with Golauncher.


    I hope that helps you.
     
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    Hi,
    I recently rooted my HTC Desire with Unrevoked 3 which has ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.#.#. My main reason for rooting was to give me more space for apps as my internal memory was constantly low.

    Today I partitioned my SD card to a 14GB FAT 32 partition and a 950MB ext 3 partition, but when I put the memory card back into my phone it will not even register that there is an SD card inserted, I can't access the SD card at all.

    The SD card will still work in my laptop through a card reader and I can both read and write from it. Does anyone know why it would do this and how I can go about fixing it?

    Sorry if this is the wrong thread, I wasn't sure where to ask and didn't want to open a completely new thread,
    Thank You,
    Sarah
     
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    Did you put the ext directly after fat? Is the fat primary?
     
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    You didnt mention if you are on a custom rom. Only the custom roms have a2sd+ support. Once you have custom roms the procedure is painless. You partition the card and reboot.

    If you have partitioned with gparted then again check in recovery if gparted is able to 'correctly see' both the partitions. I assume you have partitioned using gparted.

    Read about a2sd+ in the rooting sticky.
     
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    Yeah but the fat partition should register in the Rom regardless of support for a2sd+
     
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    SUroot: Yes the fat 32 partition is the primary and the ext 3 partition come directly after it.

    handy5876: I haven't got a custom ROM on at the moment, but I tried to do some research and I thought the ClockworkMod Recovery I had would allow the App2SD+ facility...maybe I am getting confused with something else.
    I used a program called MiniTool Partition Wizard for Windows to partition the SD Card.

    So if I install a ROM, such as Cyanogen Mod, it should work? I don't understand why it didn't just pick up the FAT 32 partition in my phone after I partitioned the card though, as a custom ROM should only provide the ability to access the ext 3 partition.

    I have just removed the ext 3 partition that I created and brought the SD card back to its original size and my phone is reading it again so I don't belive it is anything to do with the partitioning program I am using.

    Sorry about this I am very new to rooting.

    Thanks for your help.
     
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    Ah ok mini tool is the problem. Use gparted. Either burn to cd or follow my VMWare guide.

    I'm sorry but I believe It's completely to do with the partitioning programme
     
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    If I were in your place I would give it a shot with gparted as per the a2sd+ sticky. It seems to work for most people.

    Aosp roms like oxygen have a2sd+ built in. Cm7 should also be having. Check on the devs page.
     
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    CM7 doesn't come with a2sd+ built in. The first (or second?) post of the XDA thread has links to a couple of options if you want it, but it's an extra install.

    Personally I installed DarkTremor, as I'm familiar with that, but it's probably simplest to use one of the 2 recommended solutions.

    Edit: P.S. Another recommendation for GParted. Ext3 is a linux format, Android is Linux based, and GParted is a linux tool. It's simply the most reliable solution.
     
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    I add a third (or is it more?) endorsement for GParted, for any partitioning tasks.
    I have a Linux install on ext HDD & take it with me to use for any partioning work on any OS, including Windows installs/recoveries.
     
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    I used that partition magic which said it made the partitions but the phone wouldn't see em, Gparted is the way to go.
     
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