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  1. starstress

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    BACKUP!!!!! Before you play around with anything, BACKUP!!!! Use titanium to back up your apps. before your flash a rom make a BACKUP!!!!.... That is all
     

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    And one more thing MAKE A BACK UP!!! Trust me and ask anyone back ups will save a lot of head ache. I make a back up once a week and delete the previous back up so it always stays up to date.
     
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    is it possible to use someone else's backup of the stock rom? i lost my stock backup that was saved on internal and it is causing issues with un-rooting...

    this is a good question for a Q&A section for LG Esteem, as long as i get a positive answer lol
     
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    Yes, it is possible, as long as you are both using the same recovery.
    I use RZR, which isn't compatible with CWM. It's not hard to switch from 1 to the other, but keep it in mind.
     
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    If you make a back up you can often laugh at disaster. HA! I have a backup! :p

    Not always, there's stuff that still happens that's extreme, but with a backup 95% of crap that would normally make your phone unusable is an easy 1 or 2 steps away from having your phone back as if nothing happened. Whew!

    Now you may have questions like "How do I use this backup which I made and now need?" But that's a whole lot better than saying, "Uhm, I bricked my phone, Metro won't take it back because it's rooted, and I have no backup." :eek:
     
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    dont have to use tibu to back up apps, plenty of options for that, I happen to use ROM Toolbox to do it. I'm no fan of tibu as about everyone knows lol.
     
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    Yeah. Thanks for that app . I really love it.
     
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    Ya, I bought the pro version. I just wish I could remove the original from my app drawer after "uninstalling" it.
     
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    use the likes of root explorer and delete it from the system/app dir ;)
     
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    Thats how I "uninstalled" it but the icon still shows in the app drawer even after a reboot.
     
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    so u have 2 RT icons?
     
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    Yes sir. The non pro version still shows after uninstalling it but obviously it wont open the app, it just sits there taking up space. Astro uninstalled just fine but this one is giving me hell lol.
     
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    You could hide the non pro version app if it is bothering you. or restart the launcher.
     
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    Is the paid version an actual app or just an unlocker? Sometimes the unlocker will show an icon too.
     
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    Restart your phone and it won't be there anymore
     
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    I've said twice that I've rebooted the phone and no the pro version isn't an unlocked, it's an app. It's not loaded in memory so it's fine, just an eyesore.
     
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    Did you ever update the original? If so, you will have to delete that from /data/app as well.
     
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    I never updated the original but I just switched to the Ericsson launcher and back to go and it's gone Lol.
     
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    what launcher you have install, if any just push and hold on the app, and hit the "x" to delete it.
     
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    Its fixed, i restarted the launcher multiple times and restarted the phone multiple times but it wasnt until I swapped launchers then back to Go that it disappeared....weird.
     
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    hey guys, im a huge fan of android forums.. as some of you know i am originally an xda member and have done some work with the g1 over there.


    now im no moderator and im not as advanced of a developer as most people but there is one small thing i did learn from xda and think it would be a great value to this forum...


    i feel that it is unneccessary to have roms & themes as 'stickies' to be listed on top of device forum, i think that only important threads are really worth being labeled as a 'sticky' such as: the rooting guide, the exit recovery thread(huuuge lifesaver), maybe a recovery thread with details and such about the 2 custom recoveries or whatever... but you get what im trying to say lol


    and please guys i hope nobody is offended by this, specially pg and mt!! i seriously mean no disrespect at all to you guys!! im just saying its a smarter way of laying out the devices forum... keep important/useful threads as sticky's so people can find them easy!! (such as this thread)

    this should be the absolute first thing people see lol

    I hope someone reads this lol i didn't want to start another useless thread for a dumb 'think out loud' moment
     
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    You are. Many people are lazy enough that they'll rather create a thread for their problem than searching for it (yes, its true). And by sticking the MOST important thread it'll make it easy, right? Well let me tell you, I don't know if you are aware but there Is already a thread that has ALL the useful threads linked to one, and its called Root Guide. Thanks to our awesome Mod Shine, Nutt and others that thread has all the guides, fixes, rooms, kernels, and etc. But unfortunately they are still people who create threads despite the "Guide" thread already being created.

    About the Roms being sticked, I agree with you but also like the fact of those threads to be sticked, why? Because we all know those threads are being Hot/High in terms of demand. The first thing people want to see in all things root are ROMs and Kernels now that we are experiencing a wonderful development. We first see if there is a new rom or an update. You don't want those expected threads to be brought down by minors thread because they are not sticked thus you loosing the chance to search and see whats new and whats updated. Well you'll get used you it. I really like seeing all these staff doing their job by organizing the threads and post. Hey I was in a same boat so I know how tedious it could get.

    Cheers JeyD
     
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    haha yeah i agree... i mean i dont hate the way its setup or anything... its just as i was skimming thought the pages of threads i seen a lot of repeated questions... so thats wat made me think it was a good idea to bring it up lol but i also see your point, supply and demand lol thats how this country works and will always work haha

    at least the first sticky thread should say 'USE THE SEARCH!!!!!!' lolol.. thanks for the in-depth reply :D not gonna lie i wasn't too excited about reading ALL of it (lazy) haha but i guess thats how you felt after looking at my long ass post hahah
     
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    No matter what a title is of a sticky most people don't read at all. They just make a post and want they're question answered without having to do any looking or research and want it hand fed. I mean look at the all things root guide with direct links to the main root pros and look how many views it has in a pose to to repeat or similar threads that are posted or questions posted in threads that have something to do with another topic then the thread. Not saying its an entirely bad thing because it keeps the forum going but it does make it a little more difficult for the ones that actually read post to find an answer because of the non related things. I have people message me all the time about things that aren't on the first page of the forum, but in the all things root guide because they just skimmed the first page and didn't see it. I of course direct them directly to the post, for example, the Unroot batch file thread and help them but also give them a link to all things root guide for future reference and tell them any thing like ROMs, roots, unroots, etc,etc will have direct to them in their to make it easier and faster to find. Not that I have a problem with PMs at all, so don't hesitate to send one ;) even if you think its a 'stupid' question. Only stupid question is one that's not asked.

    PS. Guides not Mods. The Mods are the scary ones in red! Ahaha :D na their good people and not ego maniacs with the feeling like they are God or something like that like a lot of Mods on other sites.
     
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    @Shine. Lol. That's right. Forgot you guys were Guides. The thing is that I have been in bunchs of forums and when being part of staff I tended to see mods, admins and helpers and writers and so on but not guides. Well ill get used to it. :)
     
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