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[Verizon] ROM/Theme/Kernel Flashing Baby Step Tutorial?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by gapi, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. gapi

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    I just rooted and have been messing with apps but need a tutorial and FAQ on Flashing ROM's/Themes/Kernels.

    I need the baby step thing.

    I have read on some ROM developer instructions to wipe first?
    Will this take out my ROM Manager backups and Titanium backups?

    I liked the unlock and root tutorial here but cannot seem to find what I need like that to move forward.
     

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    Check out SA's post here http://androidforums.com/verizon-ga...gs-root-samsung-galaxy-nexus.html#rom-install

    That is the basics on how to flash a rom. Wiping in recovery will not wipe your SD card so have no fears there. I would suggest moving nandroid backup files to the cloud or your CPU since they can take up a lot of room.

    Generally for roms you will wipe /data, cache, dalvik, and /system (some people don't say /system wipe is needed but I always wipe it)

    For a theme/kernel you will wipe cache and dalvik but not /data or /system.

    You may also want to wipe battery stats in recovery for rom and kernel flashes.

    I hope that clears it up for you, if it doesn't I can try to be more clear.
     
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    Also verify your downloads by checking the MD5 of any rom/kernel/theme you download BEFORE you flash them on your phone.
     
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    Thanks!
     
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    for files that you download straight to your phone...i guess you could use this guy's app

    Android File Verifier

    some guy named Scary Alien made it

    ;)
     
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    Thanks, I have Astro and it will do it. I also have rootexplorer but not sure itf it has it.
    I have ued Astro's feature. I believe a long press and the check sum option is listed.
     
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    my understanding is that the kernel is NOT saved in a Nandroid backup... is this correct?
     
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    The kernel IS saved in the nandroid backup =)
     
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