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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by droid51378, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. droid51378

    droid51378 Android Enthusiast
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    I understand that flashing a custom ROM can allow you to add and remove pre-installed garbage off your phone, but what are the other advantages? Does this update your firmware to 2.0? It is basically running a cleaner version of 1.5?

    Thanks in advance.
     



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  2. ftothe3

    ftothe3 Newbie

    still 1.5
     
  3. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    Actually you can un-install the preloaded garbage without flashing a custom rom, but you do have to root the phone.

    Custom roms after rooting can also achieve this and it is just as you say a cleaner version of 1.5. Especially the Fresh Rom with optimized packages etc.
     
  4. droid51378

    droid51378 Android Enthusiast
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    Is it easy to install roms? Worth it? Can you go back to stock?
     
  5. nick325i

    nick325i Android Enthusiast

    Once you've rooted, you install a custom recovery image that will allow backup. You should backup immediately after the root and recovery image is loaded. Should you ever need to go back to your stock rom there is a utility floating around from HTC/Sprint that will allow you to go back to stock, otherwise if you load a rom and don't like it you can always restore your first backup.

    The actual flashing a rom process is silly easy. Once you've rooted you boot into the recovery image and choose to to and update from a specified zip file. The rom image will be in a zip file on your SDcard because you put it there. You point it to that and it does the process for you and reboots.

    If something goes wrong you can end up with a non-working device so do this at your own risk as always.
     

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