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  1. isar4u

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    The other day I rooted my gnex via wugs toolkit. This morning I tried to install the codename android ROM via ROM Manger. It appeared to be successful, but on reboot it ran the standard ICS bootscreen for about 20 minutes before I pulled the battery. After a little bit of freaking out and reading threads, I flashed back to stock (thanks again wug) and have my phone functioning again. I intend to root it again, and am still interested in different ROMs etc... but before I try again, I'd like to have an idea about what I did wrong. Thoughts?
     

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    In the interest of full disclosure, I hadn't flashed clockwork out of ROM manager. It seems to be a good place to start with my problems.
     
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    You have to have Clockwork installed to install roms. If I had to guess this is exactly were the problem is.
     
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    Alright. This time I thought I RTFI but I'm still doing something wrong. Flashed clockwork, downloaded CNA, installed it from recovery mode, but it still won't boot. Is there a step by step anywhere?
     
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    are you wiping data before you install the ROM?
     
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    I didn't wipe the data the first time, but I have, and am successfully running liquid smooth. I have a lot more homework to do, kernels etc..., but I'm learning.

    Thanks to all for the information.
     
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    i would suggest ALWAYS wiping data...even when doing small incremental updates (say from 1.35 to 1.4) even if the DEV says it is not necessary. this is the ONLY way to guarantee you are getting a clean install.

    with the help of Titanium backup Pro, a comlete wipe/ROM flash and getting it back to where it was before the flash takes me about 30 minutes.
    backup user apps
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    wipe data/cache
    install ROM
    flash GAPPS
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    skip sign in
    open market
    download titanium and the pro key
    batch restore user apps and data
    do all your settings
    restore your home screen backup
    replace widgets

    i have been using the method above for over a year without any problems. and like i said, it literally takes me 30 minutes to get the fresh ROM install back to where i had it before.
     
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    OP is this a Verizon G Nex? If so i would like to move this thread to the All Things Root section.
     
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    Liquid Smooth is such a good ROM, you may not need to flash another. :)
     
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