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  1. cookie_monster

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    since the thread isnt for talk which it shouldnt be! i would like to ask all the vets and newbies out there what you guys would like to see in there to help out make it eaiser for people maybe to have a one stop shop style


    I would like to have this up here for so long and get everyones opion and get what i need off it and then really it could be delete to keep clutter out of the forum
     

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    links to all the downloads available to get where the new members are wanting to go would be nice.
    Also, as a service, links to the instructions pages for all these items would be sweet.
     
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    I don't wanna sound mean or anything, but, we have an easy to read/understand newbie guide already that people don't seem to see when they come in to ask questions that are answered in said newbie guide.

    So in my opinion another newbie guide would just clutter up the board. But as I said, this is just my opinion and meens nothing in the grand scheme of things.
     
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    it's possible the OP is talking about making a new newbie guide to replace the current.
     
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    He's just planning to edit the original as I see it. He's not planning on creating a whole new one. He's asking what we think should be in there when he edits it.
     
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    that is what i am aiming for is to edit and make it where it has more info so that it is more helpfull. I created it to get a starting point or informational point for newbiews and now that its been up for awhile and we still see questions asked by newbies, i would like to update it to make it better to make it a better one. We will never be able to make it a guide so newbies wont ask question, but if i can or we can make it so they have as much info in a one stop shop it be helpful so then they have a greally great base point and foundation to start of or their questions will be more direct ones then open ones.
     
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    could i get examples in what your talking about cause when i think about what your talking about there is alot. are we talking like adding maderstock sbf, sdk files, drivers? just to get alittle more info on what you mean. Also thank you for the suggestion
     
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    Well now. That's different. Forgive me if I read your post wrong. I was tired and have some personal stuff going on at home. That's why I haven't really been too active here for the past week or so.
     
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    hey no problem just trying to make that thread more useful for the newbies and myself and who other
     
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    i think some info on CM7 might be nice, like just a little overview of the different settings that are in CM7
     
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    SBF needs to be covered ad nauseum. It saves a lot of phones and seems to be a very scarey process for many new users. I remembered being a bit nervous until I realized what it was. As rooters, it is our safety net from our own ignorance.
     
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    you could include:
    going from FroYo to GB, step-by-step
    Going from stock (OTA) GB to FroYo to rooted GB
    Going from a custom ROM to either GB or FroYo
    including the steps needed and the files available (unless they are paid apps) so the job can be done smoothly.
    what to do if you bootloop
    how to get into bootloader (FroYo and GB versions)
    alternative methods (linux live CD or USB drive)
    there might be more, but I can't think right now
     
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    what do you guys think if i added visual youtube videos under a show/hide option for people can see how easy somethings are or even get a visual ref to what they are doing
     
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    That would be great, some people are visual learners.
     
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    keep them coming guys. I am at work now but will get a rough draft started tonight and tweak it over then next couple and send it off for a few to review and get their thoughts, so keep the ideas coming to help everyone out
     
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    check it out i got some videos up and added a thing or two
     
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    I like the video idea. Also, I don't believe the Roooler site has the correct links to the 340 sbf file and the latest RSDlite.

    Great job!
     

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