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Root Voodoo/Rom steps - just need reassurance

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  1. culpin

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    Well, my Fascinate should arrive shortly and I only purchased it because of the strong development community there appears to be. I am coming from a D1 and was addicted to tinkering with it, but I have also noticed that I will have to re-learn a lot in order to successfully ROM/OC my Fascinate. Here is what I vision the process to look like so far:

    1. Root
    2. Back-Up / Wipe
    3. Flash SC 2.8 w/VooDoo (Seems like the best choice atm, I'm open to suggestions though...looking for a daily driver that's also very customizable with themes etc)
    4. Enable VooDoo (lag-fix)
    5. Done; start the tinkering/theming.


    Is this correct? Do I need to flash a stock EB01 ROM prior to installing SC? I found steps to enable VooDoo without it being built into the rom, but since it is built in I do not need to follow those steps, correct? I've done fairly extensive research & feel fairly confident I know what I'm doing now, but I just want to be clear before I start! Thanks for any help/suggestions!

    -culpin
     

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    1. Root

    Yes
    2. Back-Up / Wipe

    Backup with Titanium Backup. You can't do a nandroid from 2.1 to 2.2.

    3. Flash SC 2.8 w/VooDoo (Seems like the best choice atm, I'm open to suggestions though...looking for a daily driver that's also very customizable with themes etc)

    Best one so far in my opinion, any SC rom.

    4. Enable VooDoo (lag-fix)

    Once you flash the Voodoo kernel with the rom, it will be enabled for you.

    5. Done; start the tinkering/theming.
    Yes sir!
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    Nandroid is for you to go back to how your phone was before you installed a kernal or ROM. You can always restore an Nandroid backup--that is the point. I suggest making a nandroid to be safe as you know what you backup will work. Titanium backup backs up apps and app data. Nandroid creates an image of everything on your phone (not SD) so you can return to exactly where it was in case something goes wrong.
     
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    Are you forgetting the radio step? You will need to make sure you have a compatible radio before (or immediately after?) you flash SuperClean. Unless things have changed, you will have to ODIN in a newer radio (modem.bin).
     
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    I didn't do this, what exactly does it do? I will do some research now!
     
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    Also, I see you're running VooDoo...it seems like people have mixed feelings about Voodoo....is this something I can flash over the non-voodoo SC 2.8 rom? I read a walk-through on XDA forums which appears to instruct you to do so, but why wouldn't I just flash the SC 2.8 ROM with VooDoo already? If I'm going to mess up my phone, I feel like this will be the part that messes me up...but it seems like VooDoo is the way to go...
     
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    there are reasons not to use voodoo...mainly if your happy with the performance of your phone...or you arent rooted :rolleyes:

    but really the majority of users will attest to its benefits
     
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    Well I ended up flashing VooDoo....so far, it seems faster....still wish my battery life would improve...been off charge for 6H 10M and it's at 31% :\...minimal use too...any suggestions or is that fairly typical?
     
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    Go into recovery when your battery is at full (more or less).

    advanced > wipe battery stats > drain your battery until the phone runs out > recharge > good to go

    Wipe after every new rom flashed so your battery can calibrate itself.
     
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    Thanks! I think I might've done this through Term. Emulator (bstats)....I'm in the process of draining my battery, will recharge tonight and report back tomorrow!
     

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