1. Check out our companion app, Forums for Android! Download from Google Play

Root Whts the Best ROM for LG Ally?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by t1tu, Sep 7, 2010.

  1. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    I was wondering what rom should i use on my lg ally? :D:D
     

    Advertisement

  2. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Well-Known Member
    63

    Jul 24, 2010
    402
    68
    63
    Student
    USA
  3. fastyz

    fastyz Member
    36

    Aug 24, 2010
    12
    1
    36
    Personally...I'm running with Velocity 0.1.1.

    :D - Very happy with it so far...can't wait for the update 0.2
     
  4. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Well-Known Member
    63

    Jul 24, 2010
    402
    68
    63
    Student
    USA
    Im using Velocity .2 and it pwns.
     
  5. dots

    dots Well-Known Member
    93

    Aug 5, 2010
    965
    245
    93
    Shelby Township, MI
    Yeah pretty much what everyone else said Velocity is currently the best rom available for the Ally.
     
  6. Vmanisme

    Vmanisme Well-Known Member
    93

    Jun 19, 2010
    599
    149
    93
    Virginia
    Velocity 0.1.1 for now, and 0.2 someday =)
     
  7. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    but i heard if u put in a rom, u wont be able to upgrade to froyo 2.2 =S... so should i wait?
     
  8. dots

    dots Well-Known Member
    93

    Aug 5, 2010
    965
    245
    93
    Shelby Township, MI
    You make an backup of your original rom. And when the time comes for the offical 2.2 backup you just re flash the backup of your old rom and you will be able to get the offical update.
     
  9. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Well-Known Member
    63

    Jul 24, 2010
    402
    68
    63
    Student
    USA
    Plus when 2.2 comes out the forums will be flooded with "ZOMG I NEEDZ STOCK ROM" and there will be links everywhere to flash back.
     
  10. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    ohh ok... but anyways...

    i didnt get at all how to root that...

    i need to download the TERMINAL on the market, plug in my phone on the computer, mount the SD card and do all those commands?
    or do i need a LINUX on my computer to root the phone?
     
  11. darkxsun

    darkxsun Guest

    Brandonson112 and jamesnmandy like this.
  12. jamesnmandy

    jamesnmandy Well-Known Member
    43

    Sep 3, 2010
    343
    34
    43
    quoted for truth

    it will also tell you to install or will automatically prompt you to install a program that will backup your current rom to the sd card, get that done successfully then root it with universal androot, then load the custom rom, then you can always switch back to original and unroot if needed easily

    i ran the Velocity rom for a few days and honestly i switched back to stock and like it much better....Velocity has some nice features, but it was much slower than stock on my Ally
     
  13. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    sweet =)
    i really thought this rooting thing would be harder...

    another question? what version of velocity should i download? i couldnt find a link for the V.02 =S, but as a beta version, i should get a previous version right?
     
  14. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    another quick question? once another rom is installed... do i lose contacts, pictures or something?
     
  15. Mitchell4500

    Mitchell4500 Well-Known Member
    63

    Jul 24, 2010
    402
    68
    63
    Student
    USA
    Velocity .2 isnt public yet. Download 0.1.1 - You will need to preform a Data Wipe and Wipe your Dalvik Cache and Regular Cache in the recovery menu. You will loose your contacts and all settings but if you have your contacts synced to gmail then it shouldent be a problem. Pictures should be on you SD card so that will be fine.
     
  16. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    ALLYRR wont detect my phone... im using windows 7 and ive installed the drivers already =S
     
  17. flick159

    flick159 Well-Known Member
    38

    Jun 29, 2010
    228
    19
    38
    Freelance Photography/Website Design
  18. GRZLA

    GRZLA Well-Known Member
    93

    Aug 20, 2010
    527
    211
    93
    Grand Prairie, TX
    There is always the option to use ROM Manager from the market. A lot of people say they have problems with it but I haven't. Its the easiest way to flash a ROM and tridents velocity is in the download rom list.
     
  19. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    So this is what i did

    I rooted my phone with the Universal Androot

    Putted the Velocity zip file on the SD card (not in any folder)

    I Downloaded Rom Manager as GRZLA told me so

    I backed up my ROM

    but everytime i try to INSTALL ROM FROM SD CARD

    the phone just restarts and nothing happens =S
     
  20. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    Any clue anyone?
     
  21. savoxis

    savoxis Well-Known Member
    163

    Aug 10, 2010
    812
    708
    163
    ODOT Field Services Tech
    Pacific NW
    Becuase the ClockWorkMod recovery didnt flash correctly. Try reflashing
     
  22. DLoc

    DLoc Member
    5

    Aug 29, 2010
    6
    0
    5
    The Clockworks recovery flashed correctly in my friends phone and did not work. I had to install the custom recovery drellisdee made by manually flashing it. Also if he doesn't remember to Wipe Data and erase data+cache, and dalviks cache then it gets stuck in a boot loop. Good luck
     
  23. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    ok i got it!

    so the contacts list dosnt sync with facebook? oO
     
  24. t1tu

    t1tu Member
    Thread Starter
    16

    Sep 7, 2010
    18
    1
    16
    yeah i didnt like it that much =S!!
     
  25. darkxsun

    darkxsun Guest

    I don't know what you "didn't like that much", but here's my opinion on the ROM situation:

    I tried Velocity, and didn't like it. I don't like having DROID sounds and logos everywhere any more than I would want Apple logos and iPhone sounds. It's not a Droid.

    So, what I did was go back to stock, root it, and remove a big pile of apps I don't use or want (Socialite, Amazon, Backup Assistant, CarHome, Facebook - though I installed it again from market, Enterprise Calendar, LG Home, MySpace, Visual Voicemail) and installed Launcher Pro (though it does come with Android Launcher too).

    The result -- much faster phone *without* Droid artifacts all over. I don't know if it's as fast as Velocity, but it pleases me.

    (No disrespect to Trident -- he does great work, the Droid thing just isn't for me).
     
Tags:

Share This Page

Loading...