If you apply a rom or theme - backup first!
If you don't know how to backup...Stop until you do.
hint: I name my backups like this: sg6.0_20100428 or ss4.2_20100626 to easily find them later. rom and date.
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It wasn't long after I got my phone that I began to realize that rooting provided a ton of options. However, like you, I was very apprehensive about rooting for fear of messing up my phone. I took a lot of time to read and watch youtube videos to learn about the many different processes. I finally decided to root and used Matth3W's http://www.droidforums.net/forum/hac...ation-etc.html) process. It is a very comprehensive process and takes you step by step through the root process, creating SPRecovery and installing a new Rom, Over clocking etc.
If you decide to root, reading Matt's process will be time well spent no matter process you use.
I've done this step nearly 30 times and have either gotten permission denied or not found. fml. ive memorized typing that already.
15. Type 'mount -o remount,rw -t yaffs2 /dev/block/mtdblock4 /system' without the quotes. This will make the phone's internal drive writable so that we can copy files to it from the sdcard in the next step. For everything you type in Terminal Emulator you need to make sure you copy EVERYTHING exactly as you see it. Also, remember to hit ENTER at the end of each line. Enter is located RIGHT BELOW the delete key, it is NOT the gold button in the center of the directional pad. It should also be noted that the 'o' is a lower case "oh" NOT a zero. Don't forget the space between 'mtdblock4' and '/system' or you will get an error!!!
this probably isnt possible, but could i root then use rom manager and upload roms? i doubt its that easy but i cant figure anything out. i rooted then tried and failed, so i unrooted used droidmod and tried an failed, so im unrooted again. fml
I thought that the purpose of rom manager was to push new roms to individuals who were already rooted and had registered/requested/signed up to receive the latest version of a particular rom as soon as it was released. In other words, rom manager is analogous to OTA that VZW uses to push their updates.
After you rooted, did you install a rom or were you using rom manager to install your first rom?