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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Mr. Bright5ide, Jul 7, 2013.

  1. Mr. Bright5ide

    Thread Starter

    I've attempted going a good amount of digging but either don't find the steps for my specific phone, or the terms are still over my head.

    Here it is... last night I rooted my BoostMobile Samsung Galaxy S2 SPH-D710 and upgraded it to Android version 4.2.2 with CyanogenMod version 10.1 following instructions on Broke Bachelors website and YouTube step-by-step verbatim. I seem to have done everything alright (so far:rock:) and am digging my phone. (No prior experience with anything root related)

    So today GooManager notifies me of a new update of a "WILD-FOR-THE-NIGHT..." zip. I have downloaded this zip and go into the GooManager menu to Flash ROMs but immediately get a pop-up message saying:

    "In order to use this feature you must have an OPENRECOVERYSCRIPT - COMPATIBLE RECOVERY" and gives me 2 options: "Try to find one for me" & "I already have one installed". I pressed the "Find one for Me" option but guess I didn't have one..

    So that's where I am, just seeking advice for the best course of action, trying to avoid "bricking" my phone as that wouldn't be very nice now.. :afraid: Thanks in advance and lmk if any additional details are needed.
     


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  2. Mr. Bright5ide

    Thread Starter

    (realize perhaps I should have posted this in the "All Things Root" subforum?)
     
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  3. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    Moved to the all things root section..............;)
     
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  4. Gendo420

    Gendo420 Android Enthusiast

    Select that you already have one, you have CWM as your recovery, if you would rather TWRP, that option is open to you as well.
     
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  5. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    Yep...........;)
     
  6. Mr. Bright5ide

    Thread Starter

    Ahaa, so Cyanogen is a recovery! Thanks, still trying to learn the lingo :thumb:
     
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  7. Doc

    Doc Android Expert


    That's what we all are here for, if you have a question just ask.......;)
     
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  8. greg schmeg

    greg schmeg Guest

    CWM is recovery. Cyanogen is the rom . I wouldn't use goo. If there's a new version it'll be on their website. Just flash it normally.
     
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  9. Mr. Bright5ide

    Thread Starter

    lol, clearly I'm getting it muddled. Thanks for clarifying.
     
  10. Mr. Bright5ide

    Thread Starter

    Since I'm already on 10.1 is it necessary to back up everything, wipe it, and then restore? Or can I simply install zip and reboot?
     
  11. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    You can do what they call a dirty flash which is just installing the new update on top of the old rom, but you need to check and see on the site you got the rom from, most do, but I would do a backup anyways just in case something goes wrong.......:)
     
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  12. Gendo420

    Gendo420 Android Enthusiast

    You CAN do a dirty flash if you want, I don't do a factory reset, I just wipe the caches just to be sure everything kinda gets a refresh.
    As far as goo manager, I only use it to download the ROM and manually flash it in recovery. It'll be in the goomanager folder on the phone, not your SD card by default.
     
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  13. greg schmeg

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    I'm a firm believer in fresh wipes of everything. I backup my apps and then I start from scratch with the new version. Then TB to restore my stuff. Then settings, then I make a new backup. I'll admit though that I've never tried a dirty flash and it might work perfectly. I just like to wipe everything and start from scratch.
     
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  14. Mr. Bright5ide

    Thread Starter

    Did it this way and appears to have worked. The only thing I notice is that some of my apex launcher icons appear pixelated. I suppose I could try uninstall apex launcher and/or the icon packs and reinstall but I think I'll just do a clean ROM flash just to make sure there aren't any other hidden kinks..
     
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  15. greg schmeg

    greg schmeg Guest

    Might I recommend Blu Kuban 4.1.2? Waaaaayyy cooler than stock rom.
     
  16. Mr. Bright5ide

    Thread Starter

    Taking baby steps in my android customization ventures at the moment but I'll definitely check it out
     
  17. greg schmeg

    greg schmeg Guest

    Its just as easy to install as gc01, not using the one click that is. Take your time though.
     
  18. Doc

    Doc Android Expert

    Always a good idea, take your time, there not goin anywere.....:)
     
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