1. Download our Official Android App: Forums for Android!

Root Updates "How-to"

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by dkl1, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. dkl1

    dkl1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    133
    Posts:
    816
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012

    Jan 2, 2012
    816
    323
    133
    Male
    General contractor
    Centerville, OH
    Hey guys, I've not been on here for a while but have been poking around lookin for new information that I simply can't live 'thout! :D

    I rooted my EVO 4G back in January and for the life of me, I'm not sure I could do it again without doin some serious studying up on it. I flashed CM7 and simply have liked it from the git go and just haven't felt the longing to change it up! If I hang around this board very long, I'll want to do another flash tho! BUT...

    One thing I've never done since rooting, is do any sort of update to the ROM (that's also assuming there have been 'updates' for it). I believe someone told me that he gets notifications from CM on Twitter but not sure. Can anybody point me in the right direction for getting updates? I guess CM9 is out, or close to it? Thanks
     

    Advertisement

  2. Rxpert83

    Rxpert83 Dr. Feelgood
    Rank:
     #13
    Points:
    1,953
    Posts:
    17,910
    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2011

    Aug 30, 2011
    17,910
    13,143
    1,953
    Male
    Graduate Student
    MN
    All you have to do to update a ROM is flash the updated one. Typically this involves a full wipe and flashing the ROM fresh.

    I believe the newest version of CM is CM7.2, but have seen people having issues with it. Make sure to read up on it and know what to expect
     
    dkl1 and ocnbrze like this.
  3. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Rank:
     #7
    Points:
    3,108
    Posts:
    27,398
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010

    May 13, 2010
    27,398
    17,276
    3,108
    Male
    being a flashaholic sponsor, helping others gettin
    los angeles
    cm9 is not out yet for the evo 4g. but here is cm7.2
    CyanogenMod-7.2.0-RC1 is upon us | CyanogenMod

    direct download:
    update-cm-7.2.0-RC1-supersonic-signed.zip

    i would use this guide:http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html to get directions on how to flash this rom, if you do not remember or know how to flash roms. it has a ton of other info that might help as well.
     
    dkl1 and Rxpert83 like this.
  4. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    953
    Posts:
    6,360
    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2011

    Jun 20, 2011
    6,360
    6,294
    953
    The Infernal Swamp
    I think CM7 has 7.2 out I haven't kept up with that ROM in like forever. Most of the time you can just check out the dev's sites and see if they have updates just NEVER ACCEPT AN OTA sorry about the holloring however to many have accepted them and really messed things up. Flashing is fairly straight forward just follow the Flash For Us All Guide Link in my Sig and you should be ok Basically just make a nandroid and flash a way.

    This isn't rocket science so shouldn't be to hard to keep up with the goings on and all :D
     
    dustwun77, dkl1 and ocnbrze like this.
  5. dkl1

    dkl1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    133
    Posts:
    816
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012

    Jan 2, 2012
    816
    323
    133
    Male
    General contractor
    Centerville, OH
    Oh, I know I can do it again if need be...especially following the Root for Dummies thread. I'm sure it's what I used originally.

    I am aware that I am to NEVER accept an OTA update! But thanks for the reminder..

    Sounds like I should maybe let well enough alone since I'm having zero problems and one of you said there are some possible issues with 7.2 :thinking:

    Thanks for your input!
     
  6. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Rank:
     #7
    Points:
    3,108
    Posts:
    27,398
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010

    May 13, 2010
    27,398
    17,276
    3,108
    Male
    being a flashaholic sponsor, helping others gettin
    los angeles
    `well here are the known issues from the cm team:Issues - cyanogenmod - CyanogenMod Android ROM - Google Project Hosting

    i do not see any issues for the evo 4g on there. but this rom is a RC version. RC stands for release candidate and is just one step closer to being a final release. so most of the issues are have been fixed but there might be some minor bugs that still need to be worked out.

    best thing to do really is make a nandroid backup of your cm7.1 now and then wipe and flash cm7.2 and let us know what you think of it. if you come across any issues that you do not like or can't be fixed, you can always restore back to cm7.1.

    now go and get your flash on:D
     
    dkl1 likes this.
  7. dkl1

    dkl1 Android Expert
    Thread Starter
    Rank:
    None
    Points:
    133
    Posts:
    816
    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2012

    Jan 2, 2012
    816
    323
    133
    Male
    General contractor
    Centerville, OH
    :)
    Thanks ocnbrze! Mucho appreciated...I just might do that but may wait til the weekend when I've a bit more time to deal with it :)
     
    ocnbrze and Rxpert83 like this.
  8. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!
    Rank:
     #7
    Points:
    3,108
    Posts:
    27,398
    Joined:
    May 13, 2010

    May 13, 2010
    27,398
    17,276
    3,108
    Male
    being a flashaholic sponsor, helping others gettin
    los angeles
    no worries, we will be here if you have any issues or questions.
     
    dkl1 likes this.
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...