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Root Success!!!!! Now what????

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by biohzrd87, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. biohzrd87

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    Ok so first I wanna thank erisuser1 for making it very simple for me to root. I have wanted to root for awhile but I was very nervous to do so. I gotta it though all thanks to eu1 n the awesome universal walkthrough.

    Now im kinda in a pickle? I dont know what is next. I really wanna make the look completely different from the stock sense look, but i did use xtrSense 4.2 as my first rom. I figured that it would be a good place for a noob to start. ive seen some pretty cool UI layouts, icons, and widgets. along with these i keep seeing stuff about an app called launcher pro, what is this?

    Also I got some new apps on my phone that I didnt before:
    -Latitude
    -Places
    -Quick Boot
    -Superuser (i think that this is for the root)
    -wired tether for root users
    -wireless tether

    I know that this is a lot of basic questions but I wanna make sure i do this right. any advice at all is welcome.
    Also i thank everyone on this forum. i dont post alot but i do lurk and find out a lot of needed info.
     

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  2. prj

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    Try Nonsensikal or KaosFroyo. They come with ADW Launcher or Launcher Pro built in giving you the choice of which one you want to use.

    ADW and Launcher pro are just different home screens that replace the HTC sense layout you are familiar with. Much better than HTC sense as it allows for more customization of the screens and dock and I also like the fact that the home screen will rotate...something that sense won't do.

    Latitude and Places were already on your phone if you had the 2.1 update. They were just buried within google maps and navigation.

    The other apps and features you mention are common for a rooted phone using a custom ROM.
     
  3. biohzrd87

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    Awesome thank you! When I switch to a different custom rom do I just wipe and then flash the new rom, or do i have to do the whole universal root process again (loading gscript and loading root pt 1 and then pt 2 and then wipe n flash)?
     
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    1. download the custom ROM and copy it to your SD card.
    2. use vol up + Power to boot into recovery mode
    3. do a nandroid backup of your current rom if you want to save all the settings.
    3. wipe cache
    4. wipe dalvik
    5. flash new rom from sdcard.

    You do not need to go through the whole root process again since your phone is already rooted from the first time you did it and stays that way.
     
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  5. biohzrd87

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    ok that makes it a lil bit easier where can i find the nonsensikal rom?
     
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  8. n0ct3m

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    I had a meaningful post here but the Scary Alien beat me to it so now my post isn't so meaningful :(
     
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  9. biohzrd87

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    Thank u guys I love this forum everyone on here is very quick to answer its great
     
  10. biohzrd87

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    Thanks anyways n0ct3m lol

    ok another question i found the fancy widget apk n i wanna try it out, but how?
     
  11. prj

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    If you downloaded it to your SDcard and not from the market you will need Astro File Manager or Estrongs file manager to install it from the card. Both can be found in the market.
     
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  12. biohzrd87

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    ok so when i open it should it install by itself or do i need another app to use it
     
  13. n0ct3m

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    Just download the apk, go into Astro or eStrong, click on the apk and hit install. You will be good to go after that. You may have to enable unknown sources to get it to install. Settings>Applications>Unknown Sources.
     

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