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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Audio Injected Soul, May 28, 2011.

  1. Audio Injected Soul

    Thread Starter

    RUU, goldcard, bootloader, ADB, flash, reflash, fastboot, recovery, clockwork, unrEVOked...

    I'm sorry to make this thread, I know there's a lot on this topic already, but I'm confused to say the least.

    All I want is to have "the pure Google experience", so some froyo or gingerbread rom or whatever is available for it would be nice.

    Anyway, I Googled around and there's so many different guides saying different stuff so I just got all dizzy reading them.

    Anyone want to tell me what to do step by step, normally I would just try and fail, but I don't want to brick my phone.

    Some info about my phone:
    Android 2.2, GSM, HBOOT 0.93.0001

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  2. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

  3. Audio Injected Soul

    Thread Starter

    It is now rooted, damn that was easy with unrevoked. I like!

    So now I can load a rom...? I basically just want it to be like a nexus, no sense and crap like that, and that apps2sd+ sounds nice.
    There's roms all over the place with tons of acronyms I have no idea what mean.
    Can you help me find a stock froyo/gingerbread rom please?
    An easy step by step tutorial of how to do that would be nice too.

    Thanks in advance!
  4. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    You could try CM7

    Not stock AOSP Android, but its close, and has loads of features :)
  5. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

  6. Audio Injected Soul

    Thread Starter

    I don't really need any extra features. Just a stock room or as close as stock as possible.
    I'm actually pretty happy with how the phone was unrooted, I just want to get rid of that sense crap that I don't use anyway, and an easy way to take screenshots.... and that apps2sd+ sounds nice as the internal memory on the desire is just ridiculous.

    I did some reading and redux seems like the cleanest one of the four, is that right?
    And I also need an easy step by step walkthrough.

    What is a goldcard, and do I need one?
    I see that a requirement is clockworkmod some places, what is this? Did I get that with the unrevoked. I feel like the biggest noob right now, haha.
  7. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    ClockworkMod is a custom built Recovery
    It replaces the stock (limited) Recovery

    A recovery is a mini OS which lets you flash ROMs and factory reset

    A custom built recovery such as ClockworkMod (CWM) or AmonRA allows you to flash unofficial ROMs, format partitions, wipe battery stats, and backup all your partitions (Nandroid)

    As far as I know UnrEVOked put ClockworkMod Recovery on your device :)
  8. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    Please fallow my post #3 in this topic and read the rooting FAQ to understand what you are doing.
  9. Audio Injected Soul

    Thread Starter

    I skipped that as I had already rooted when you posted that, hehe.
    I read it now, but the goldcard tool is .exe and I'm on linux... and wine didn't want to run it it seems.

  10. Audio Injected Soul

    Thread Starter

    I think I'll just give up, too much work -_-
    Guess I'll get a nexus next time.
  11. Usta

    Usta Android Expert

    If you have read the guide, then you should know that Goldcard is only needed if your phone is carrier branded. Otherwise, simple skip that step.
  12. Audio Injected Soul

    Thread Starter

  13. Audio Injected Soul

    Thread Starter

    Another question. The update and oxygen zip-files. Can I delete them now? Or does they need to be on the root of the sd whenever I turn the phone on?
  14. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    No, you have flashed the ROM so you do not need the zip file unless you want to reflash (e.g. to undo some other modification you do afterwards).
  15. ElasticNinja

    ElasticNinja Android Expert

    you can delete them, but they may be interesting to look through ;)

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