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[Verizon] Multiple flashing roms question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by sideout, Dec 28, 2012.

  1. sideout

    sideout Member
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    I have flashed about 3-4 roms (newbie I know) but have 2 questions.

    1. Is there a set order I should wipe/clean the cache/memory?

    2. I am using TWRP and I like it, but anytime I flash the apps reinstall CWM (ROM Manager I think) so should I just delete the CWM?
     



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  2. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    Firstly, keep in mind that some ROMs actually require NOT wiping. They need whats called a "Dirty Flash". Just make sure to read all instructions

    When i flash a rom that does need a wipe, these are the steps i take .. though i dont know if this is the proper way, i just havent had any issues:

    1. reboot into recovery
    2. wipe data
    3. clear cache
    4. clear devl cache
    5. wipe data
    6. clear cache
    7. clear devl cache
    (momma always told me to wipe til i know its clean hehe)
    8. install zip from sdcard
    9. reboot system
    10. install TiBU & Rom Manager
    11. restore all apps
    12. backup ROM as "Rom-Name-All-Set-Up"
    13. spend 2 days setting up icons/homescreens & logging into apps
    14. begin hunt for a new ROM to try

    :)
     
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  3. Mikestony

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    Thanks! Now I have a noob-ish type question :p Do I download the rom.zip to the internal memory sdcard, or the external sd card? I am guessing internal.
    I use CWM Recovery and have not flashed a rom yet, so I don't if I can access the external sd card from within CWM recovery to flash it.
     
  4. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    I dont think it matters? I always use external so i can guarantee i dont lose anything in a wipe.

    Im a lunatic with organizing files, on my SDCard i made a folder called MYFILES. Structure looks something like this:

    MYFILES
    - RootStuff
    -- ROMS
    --- S3
    --- dInc
    -- RADIOS
    --- S3
    --- dInc
    -- KERNALS
    --- S3
    --- dInc
    -- MODS
    --- S3
    --- dInc
    - XxX
    - MiscFiles
    - Media

    I do it this way so i know all the stuff that i manually put on the sdcard, or anything i would ever need to go in and look for, is located somewhere in MYFILES. I dont need to go crazy looking through the other BS folders
     
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  5. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    I've never flashed a ROM from internal storage, so im pretty sure you can access external from within any program
     
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  6. Mikestony

    Mikestony ~30% Carbon Black ±
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    Now just to be sure, nothing on the internal card gets wiped without my knowledge unless I intentionally wipe it recovery. Yes?
     
  7. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    I would guess you are right, but i dont know for sure. I always just kept everything on SDCard just in case. Id also like the answer though
     
  8. sideout

    sideout Member
    Thread Starter

    Well since you started it....lol

    How do you install/flash kernal, radios etc?

    What are the dInc folders you list below mean?


     
  9. sideout

    sideout Member
    Thread Starter

    Here are his instructions for flashing for the ROM I want: (BTW..I am not coming from one of his old builds, just a different ROM.

    Install Instructions:

    YOU MUST BE UNLOCKED

    Step 1-
    Make sure u are unlocked
    Step 2-
    Wipe all(factory reset and davlick wipe) if coming from an old build
    Step 3-
    Install the Rom
    Step 4-
    Reboot and Enjoy!​
     
  10. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    dInc is my other phone (Droid Incredible). I keep separate folders for each phone because ROMS/Mods need to be specific for each device ... and i swap this SDCard to the other phone when i need to make changes

    You would install a Kernal, Radio, or any Mod typically the same exact way. Id stick it in one of my folders on external, boot into recovery, and choose zip to install

    obviously with a radio/kernal/mod you wouldnt wipe
     
  11. rsarno

    rsarno Thank Me, Im Irish!

    Im assuming you are unlocked already ...

    just follow my steps above to install the ROM. Yes id recommend wiping/clearing. I usually always do it, unless they specifically state NOT to do it.

    EDIT ... make sure you backup all apps using titanium backup, backup rom using rom manager, or recovery, and can even backup all SMS using a free app called "SMS Backup".

    on new rom you install "SMS Backup" from market, and it finds the backup on SDCard and restores them all :)
     
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  12. sideout

    sideout Member
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