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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Beatlesfan, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. Beatlesfan

    Beatlesfan Well-Known Member
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    I rooted last night and installed hyrda kernel. Everything worked just fine. I now want to try to load up cyanogen and give it a try. My question is, if I don't like it, can I revert back to how I have it now? Also, once I load cyanogen, will I still have all of my apps, contacts, pics, etc? Thanks for the help!
     

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  2. iowabowtech

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    Just make sure and do a nandroid backup using either Rom Manager or by going directly into Clockwork Mod. Then you can revert back to exactly where you are now if you don't care for it.
     
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  3. Beatlesfan

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    Thank you very much! After loading cyanogen will I still have my contacts, pictures, and such?
     
  4. iowabowtech

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    Contacts are typically a function of re-syncing Google once you're up and running on the new Rom. Any pics on the SD card are a no-brainer because anything on the card is unaffected.

    I suggest doing yourself a major favor and buy Titanium Backup. Then you have a 2nd line of defense that backs up everything and allows one click restore of all apps & data when flashing roms.

    The ace in the hole is the nand backup. If anything goes south, you can always return to where you just came from.
     
  5. Beatlesfan

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    I've got Titanium, thanks. I loaded cyanogen, and am now in the process of restoring my apps/data. If I don't care for it is there a way I can go back to just how I had it before? Or do I have to wipe and start fresh?
     
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    Nandroid restore brings it back to how it was before. It does all the work, no additional step required by the user.
     
  7. Jakaro

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    Do titanium backup, then use rom manager, it makes it super easy, it will back up before installing a new rom.
     
  8. Beatlesfan

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    Thanks everyone. I tried out cyanogen last night and didn't care for it. Went back to rooted sense with hydra 1.15. This set up seems to work well for me.
     

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