A big thanks for the video! Should be a must watch for all noobs that want to flash via safestrap.
So, I hadn't had a chance to do it yet though. Im on an 8 day stretch of 10 hour shifts so my battery (as well as myself) is pretty spent at the end of the day. Although the video did make it seem pretty foolproof, I may try tonight...
Thanks a bunch to you and GoCliff for all the help!
Success! Well....sort of. It took over 30 minutes to prepare slot1 and another 30 to install the CM ROM. I'm a bit disappointed in CM though as everything seems fast but there are a few things that don't work such as wifi. No biggie as I'm sure it will be fixed in an upcoming build..
But, now that I have everything set up, it looks like there are LOTS of good custom ROMs just waiting to be tested. :-)
Yeah, I'm using the most recent stable build. WiFi still isn't working even after changing the region from Europe to USA. Keeps showing "Turning WiFi On" but nothing ever happens. Tried a couple reboots and some tweaking but nothing so I 'm going to uninstall it and try one of the nightly's and see how it goes. Other than the wiFi issue, everything seemed really smooth after it settled in and the camera flash DID work for me. I may actually try Liquid ROM too.
SO here is the scoop....
I couldn't get wifi to work on the stable build of CM so I tried Liquid but had troubles with it not reading my SD card. I ended up truing the Aug 7 nightly build of CM and WOW!!! Holy cow this thing rocks battery life on my Maxx.
I work in a signal black hole of a hospital and on a good day I'd come home with battery percentages in the 30 to 40% range. A normal day for me at home is around 70% at the end of the day.
But lately with the nightly build I downloaded, I have been ending up with a low of 70% and a high of 90% after a 12 hour stint in the dungeon! Thats phenomenal!! So its a wonder that googlerola won't release an update anymore for this phone.... if they did, I'd probably not buy another one for at least another year.
The best part is that my coworkers SG4 is routinely shutting down due to low battery or pretty close at the end of the day. :-)