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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by MikeC1408, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Well-Known Member
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    Looks like today is the day.

    Post root I will be installing Titanium Back Up, any other suggestions?

    Also are there any good sources of apps that I won't find in the Market (bit like Cydia for Jailbroken iPhones)?

    Thanks
     

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  2. SUroot

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    Are you going the custom Rom route? What so you want to gain?

    Setcpu, autokiller (is not a task killer) and autostarts.
     
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  3. MikeC1408

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    Going to root first, then think about custom roms once I've had a read and look at what's available.

    Also thinking about removing the odd stock app that's not used to free up some space internally.
     
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    Ok. When choosing a Rom, look.for a2sd+. Great way of saving internal memory. You will need to partition your sd card first.

    Will go into in more detail when you get to that point
     
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  5. Eris Ed

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    Dan, quick question regarding the partition.

    [edited for clarity]

    When is the right time to format the SD card? I'm planning to copy the SD card contents to my PC then root using Unrevoked3. I assume I boot into ClockworkMod Recovery after rooting and format the card (with the Ext3 partition) before going any further?

    I also assume that the first nandroid backup would be made after formatting, and it would be stored on SD?
     
  6. MikeC1408

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    PM for you Dan, regarding guides to follow.
     
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    I hope that one day I will understand what you wrote. :eek:
     
  8. Eris Ed

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    LOL! To be honest, I've been reading as many threads as I can about rooting and making notes along the way, and I made a list of steps that I will use when I root - every last detail. It's only in the last few days that everything finally started to fit together and make sense - this time last week a question like that would have been an impossibility!

    I edited my post to make it clearer, could be useful for other people if they can actually understand what the hell is being said! ;)
     
  9. MikeC1408

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    So here's the plan (not looking to use custom rom just yet)

    phone is unlocked and unbranded, got to luv CPW sim free phones :) so i'm thinking a Gold Card is unnecessary.

    Bootloader = 0.93.0001

    1. Download unrevoked3 (Done and stopped to double check)
    2. Run unrevoked3 (Phone will now be rooted?)
    3. Complete Nandroid backup

    Job Done :thinking:

    Then bug Dan regarding partitioning the SD Card :D and again at a later date if I decide to flash custom roms (is there something I should do now in preparation for the inevitable :) )

    Install SetCPU and underclock
    Install something that allows screenshots and post on the homescreen thread ;)

    Have I missed anything / got anything wrong????

    Sorry about all the questions :eek:
     
  10. SUroot

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    Yes to all Mike ;)

    @Tony, Install rom manager after rooted and use the "flash clockwork mode" option, then use the "partition SD card" option
     
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  11. MikeC1408

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    Cheers Dan,

    So after I've rooted, think I'll install Rom Manager etc, etc
     
  12. darthlinux

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    Does unrevoked3 allow you to root a phone that's on Froyo 2.2
     
  13. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Well-Known Member
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    Looks like it does.

    Just run through the Unrevoked3 process and it reported success.

    Now in recovery mode > backup/restore > backup and it's running a backup (assume this is a nandroid back up).

    Now to download some of those apps. Thanks Again Dan for the help/advice
     
  14. MikeC1408

    MikeC1408 Well-Known Member
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    I have SuperUser Icon in the Apps Drawer but bootloader is still showing S-ON was expecting this to go to S-OFF

    Is this right?
     
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