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Root These 4 things possible without using custom roms?

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  1. Vandam500

    Vandam500 Active Member
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    I want these 4 things without having to install a custom ROM; is it possible?

    - Install Apps to SD Card
    - Use LED Flash as a flashlight
    - Customize trackball notification colors
    - Use All 512 MB of Ram

    Thanks in advanced for your help! I am loving my N1 :D
     

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  2. Viralmind

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  3. Vandam500

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    I mean I know I have to root it anyways but does just rooting it make these options available or do I have to install a custom rom?
     
  4. Viralmind

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    it depends on the program/software.
    app2sd is implemented into Cyanogen's custom ROM.

    the n1 torch is on the market...you just need your phone rooted, but no custom rom.
     
  5. Vandam500

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    I see. So to have the things I posted what do I need exactly?
     
  6. Viralmind

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    1. unlock your bootloader by flashing "fastboot" to your phone.
    - this voids your warranty and is the first process you do to be able to root your phone.

    2. flash "superboot" to your phone.
    - this actually "roots" your phone.

    3. flash "amon RA's recovery" rom
    - current version is 1.7.0

    4. do a "nandroid backup"
    - this backs up your phone to amon's recovery image in case you want to revert back to where your phone was before you installed a custom rom

    5. install custom rom
    - this gives you most of the abilites everyone is ranting and raving about.
     
  7. daffyduck

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    If you are dead-set on rooting your phone to get access to some of these things, why would you not want to install a custom ROM?!? That's what 95% people do it for (at a guess).

    The first and the last items you want, you have to flash a customer ROM (I would strongly recommended Cyanogen, which in my mind, is the most stable). Have also tried Modaco's.....
     
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    Thank you so much!. This really helped.
     
  9. Vandam500

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    Will do!:) I'll report back once I'm done.
     
  10. Viralmind

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    no problem.
    if you get stuck during the process, pm me, and i'll help you out.
     
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    Ok I just did the first step here and after it rebooted it looks like it erased all of my applications and settings. When it rebooted the whole touch the android here came up and what not. Is this normal? It appears the boot loader is unlocked though.
     
  12. Vandam500

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    While using the device a notification came up saying Applications restored. Normal? Hehe :)
     
  13. Viralmind

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    yes. all normal.
     
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  14. Vandam500

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    OK I flashed the recovery image. How do I do the next step? Nandroid backup?
     
  15. Vandam500

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    I found this. Is that ok?
     
  16. daffyduck

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    I would strongly suggest you use the "Video guide to rooting your Nexus" - it links to textual instructions and video on the Unlockr website......follow both through separate windows. This is what I used.

    Your Nandroid link is not correct, that is why I suggest doing the above.

    Be careful when doing a Radio update (although I did) as this is the only thing that could really brick your phone. Radio updates are not obligatory.......thought I am running 4.02 (at the end I think, from ERE34B).
     
  17. mi_canuck

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    you can do a nandroid backup right from within the Amon RA Recovery screen... it's called "nand backup" in the list... I tried doing the nand backup from the command line, but wasn't working for some reason... but it's also available through the Amon RA Recovery image, so that's how I did it...
     
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