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    New to Root - Changing ROMs

    I've rooted my phone and have to say I love the flexibility. I used BB for now but like some of the things included in sholes as well as the appearance. If I go to the store and purchase the sholes updater, will it back up my BB data and apps with nandroid and then install sholes? There are several posts related to this but nothing says this in a definitive way.

    Also, if I don't like that one, do I just download another update.zip in the /sdcard/ directory and install using SPRecovery?
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    Check the thread on sholes SholesROM .... there is a free version to download through the browser for apk. Haven't used it yet but I haven't heard any bad things yet.

    Yes... for some roms they have an update.zip like BB does ... others like smoked glass will just have a nandroid backup file that you put in the nandroid folder and restore things EXCEPT for data (to keep your data).
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    Sholes roms are in .TAR format and the installer DOES automatically make a backup before installing the new rom. However there isnt any reason why you shouldnt be making your own Nandroid backup before installing any rom that you try. Make it a habit to boot to recovery and make an advanced Nandroid backup selecting every option before flashing anything new.

    This way you can always fall back to your exact setup within just a few minutes should anything go wrong and you never miss a beat
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    I just rooted last night using Sholes 2.0.2 - it works great. But, I was thinking I wanted to use BB. Would it be easy to do that or am I pretty much stuck with Sholes? I really have no idea about this because I'm just not up on this technology at my advanced age.
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    He is asking about Bugless Beast, not sholes.

    If you want to know about BB, to the op, check out the threads I linked to in my signature. It answers just about all your questions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulcan1600Rider View Post
    I just rooted last night using Sholes 2.0.2 - it works great. But, I was thinking I wanted to use BB. Would it be easy to do that or am I pretty much stuck with Sholes? I really have no idea about this because I'm just not up on this technology at my advanced age.
    Not at all stuck. it is very easy to switch between roms in most case. Petes in particular can upgrade from any rooted ROM that is 2.0.1

    One of the exceptions might be a 2.1 ROM. Usually you cant just flash from a 2.1 ROM back to a 2.0.1 rom without doing some adb wiping first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    He is asking about Bugless Beast, not sholes.
    I am not sure who you are addressing. Maybe I read it wrong??

    Quote Originally Posted by thewoody View Post
    I've rooted my phone and have to say I love the flexibility. I used BB for now but like some of the things included in sholes as well as the appearance. If I go to the store and purchase the sholes updater, will it back up my BB data and apps with nandroid and then install sholes? There are several posts related to this but nothing says this in a definitive way.

    Also, if I don't like that one, do I just download another update.zip in the /sdcard/ directory and install using SPRecovery?
    Last edited by GrandMasterB; 02-06-2010 at 01:21 PM.
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    Oh, crap...my bad I misread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matth3w View Post
    He is asking about Bugless Beast, not sholes.

    If you want to know about BB, to the op, check out the threads I linked to in my signature. It answers just about all your questions.
    I was asking about BB....if it would be easy to switch over to BB from Sholes.
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    Yeah I know, I misread.
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