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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gadgetmonster, Sep 11, 2011.

  1. gadgetmonster

    gadgetmonster Android Enthusiast
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    I'm getting ready to install CM7 on my V............have a few questions:

    Status: I have rooted, installed busybox, rom manager, and then the installed clock work recovery from rom manager. I also backed up 'everything' through titanium backup.

    Questions:

    1)Busybox Installer, can I delete it? It takes up a lot of space and has updates constantly.
    2)Do i need to install a special kind of recovery for CM7?
     



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  2. yogi-4

    yogi-4 Android Enthusiast

    Once you flash the ROM, you won't have busybox anymore. You already installed the recovery from Rom Manager. Just do NOT install the ROM through Rom Manager!!! There are plenty of 'How To' in this forum to show you how to do that. Other than that you should be good. What ROM was you going to flash??

    PS. Don't forget to make a backup in recovery (nandroid backup)
     
  3. gadgetmonster

    gadgetmonster Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah, everyone made it very clear not to use rom manager for that. I am still not sure what theme to install yet, i understand its easy to change those though so thats good.
     
  4. yogi-4

    yogi-4 Android Enthusiast

    yeppers, I do believe you can boot into recovery through Rom Manager. Do that and make your backup first. Put the ROM you want to use on the sd card and the gapps and figure out the theme after your all done. For ROMs, I suggest the BackSide or Bobzhome. You can go here to see the differences in the ROMs and to download them. I've got to get to bed but read if your unsure and good luck!!
     
  5. gadgetmonster

    gadgetmonster Android Enthusiast
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    Is the backside rom technically an install of gingerbread? What are the real advantages to installing a new rom? I am ready to go, have all the files ready.
     
  6. yogi-4

    yogi-4 Android Enthusiast

    Yes, BackSide is Android 2.3.5 which is a gingerbread ROM. The latest and greatest. I think any ROM is better than the stock ROM. The only thing I can say is flash the new ROM (make a backup first!!). If you don't like it, you can restore you backup and no harm done.
     
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  7. gadgetmonster

    gadgetmonster Android Enthusiast
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    Yeah, already did the backup, so i'm ready to go at any time. Thanks for the assistance.
     
  8. gadgetmonster

    gadgetmonster Android Enthusiast
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    Just wanted to say thanks for the help, had no problems installing backside rom and green theme, phone runs great now............
     
  9. yogi-4

    yogi-4 Android Enthusiast

    No problem. That's what we're here for. Glad your phone is modded and running good.
     

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