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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by 69sico96, Jan 14, 2012.

  1. 69sico96

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    I am new to the world of flashing ROMs and keen to try it out on my HTC Desire. ROM manager is the meant to be the simplest way to do this.

    1) What is the risk of using this app? I have read on these forums about risk of a bricked phone. Is the app supported well on the desire and relatively safe?

    2) I hear a backup of your phone can be made using this app. Is it possible to store the backup on your computer? Can this backup be run on another desire/android handset?

    Thanks :)
     

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    Go to the root forum here. Look for a sticky thread called "do not use Rom manager".

    Then go to the "all about rooting" thread. In there, read the rooting faq
     
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    Best help i can give you is DONT use it. Everything can be done from recovery, just as easily.
     
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    And yes, once you have a custom recovery installed on your phone, you are able to create a complete backup of your entire phone, and then keep a copy of that backup on your computer.

    As always on this forum, obey the voice of SUroot :)
     
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    Thanks guys.
    I figured out recovery through the forums and do use it.

    I was under the impression though that recovery (with the linux interface) was just another way to access and do all the same stuff as ROM manager?
    Also, how does clockwork recovery come into this?

    I was under the impression that the three are almost the same and can be used interchangeably :/
     
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    Clockworkmod is a custom recovery. ROM manager installs a custom recovery to be able to take nandroid backups, and flash roms - having never used it, I don't know which... ROM manager uses that recovery. Removing ROM manager means that you remove a layer of software that you really don't need. Accessing the recovery directly is just as easy, and allows you much more control.

    The really knowledgeable guys here only recommend only two: clockworkmod 2.5.0.7. and amonra 2.0.1, depending on your erase size. Keep reading to understand what I just said ;)

    I would seriously consider following their recommendations!
     
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