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Root Ryanza OCLF app question - Thanks

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Jdm_bb4vtec, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Jdm_bb4vtec

    Jdm_bb4vtec Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 7, 2010
    Hi Android forums friends. I have a simple question about the Ryanza OCLF app in the android market. Please I know I'm going to get some responses from ppl saying mean things but I'm trying to learn here and I did use the search option first and search on xda and other android related site. Well getting to the point. I've decided to root my phone and apply the lagfix(froyo taking to long for the US). But before I do it. Do i have to backup anything since Im using Ryanza app. I've searched up on this and nothing comes up telling me I have to backup anything. I know when you root it the other way (not using the Ryanza App). You have to backup things up. But with this app in android market, do i have to make any backups or I just download, click and use. No backup necessary and will this app really unroot if i dont want it no more. Thanks in advance to everyone who helps. I appreciated it alot :D


  2. XXSuntoucherxX

    XXSuntoucherxX Well-Known Member

    Feb 4, 2010
    Meat Popsicle Defroster & Multipass User
    Brookline, MA
    First off, people are ass-hats, especially in forums. I understand what it's like to search for answers and then have to turn to others for help only to be told to go elsewhere. That said, work it out yourself NooB! ;)

    Seriously though, before you do anything to your phone, it's always a good idea to back stuff up. Especially when you're changing how your phone operates. While OCLF won't alter most settings or app functionality, it will screw with how the OS inter-operates with handling apps and when it comes to system updates, it will definitely affect they way your phone receives them.

    The first time I took an update on the Vibrant running OCLF, it soft bricked the phone. I'm not a developer, but I am a life long Linux nerd and I know that if you do anything to change the kernel of Linux it will alter the way it processes data, and completely muck things up whenever you try to update a file that was changed or missing, unlike Windows that will at least in a best case scenario tell you the file is damaged and give you an opportunity to repair or reinstall it.

    What it comes down to is while OCLF won't do anything adverse to your phone now, it would be a great idea to backup anything you see relevant to have in the event you take a phone update and OCLF inhibits your phone from operating (at all) afterwards. This way you'll be able to restore it to a reasonable state, if not stock, should you have to restore it in the first place.

    Good luck.
  3. w_bovine

    w_bovine Well-Known Member

    Jul 19, 2010
    As a matter of course you should always have backups of important information. The simplest way is to merely mount your SD cards and copy whatever you need to your PC/Mac/whatever. You might consider a backup app like MyBackup or better yet Titanium Backup, for the most part the standard among those who root their phones and install custom ROM's.

    MyBackup - Android app on AppBrain

    Titanium Backup ? root - Android app on AppBrain

    RyanZA's OCLF is a good choice for beginners. It's easy to use and very reliable. Reports of it doing anything adverse are few and far between.

    RyanZA's OCLF 2.0 - Android app on AppBrain

    Rooting will not prevent you from receiving OTA updates, though installing a custom ROM will.

    There have been reports of OTA updates bricking non-rooted phones; it has nothing to do with root/non-root. You would do well to learn about Odin. It can get you out of unpleasant situations.

    Go here for more information on the Vibrant:

    [REF]***Vibrant Directory(Bible)Rev2.2--Time: the 4th dimension--***(11/19/2010)*** - xda-developers

    There are Froyo ROM's available if you wish to do some reading. For the most part they work very well at this point, and updates are fairly frequent right now. My favorite is Obsidian/Onyx by Team Whiskey.

    [ROM] Obsidian V4.2 - JK2 Official Froyo Based 2.2 - Team Whiskey - *11/18/10* - xda-developers

    Downloads - Team Whiskey

    Read first. Learn to search for answers. Ask questions and screw the flamers. It can seem overwhelming at first, but once you get the hang of things it's pretty easy and whole heck of a lot of fun! :)
  4. Jdm_bb4vtec

    Jdm_bb4vtec Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 7, 2010
    Thanks XxSunToucherxX and w_bovine for taking the time to help. I appreciated it.
  5. snapper.fishes

    snapper.fishes Well-Known Member

    Jul 13, 2010
    Do note that none of the above mentioned methods will save you if your phone gets soft bricked (oxymoron?) You will have to reflash the firmware again.

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