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    Need Help Getting Started

    I've looked at the stickied thread on the Safestrap Guide for RAZR. Problem is, it was written over a year ago and a newer version of safestrap and Android is available. Secondly, when going to the site, I don't know which file to download and install for which part of the instructions. I also saw another thread where someone installed Safestrap via mattlgroff's utility, and I did not see an option for this unless I missed it.

    I'm on JB 4.1.2 (the OTA .16 version).

    My phone IS rooted.

    My overall goal is to install CM 10.2. Can someone point me in the right direction?
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    Here is the thread:

    DROID RAZR Utility XT912 Jellybean -- Windows + Mac + Linux (All In One!)

    But you don't need it since you are rooted already.

    Safe strap is like an app that you would download from the Play Store except you can only get it from Hashcodes site. Assuming you have the US VZ version, you can download any SS version apk that has spyder in the name..ie Safestrap 3.5x spyder. Once you download, go to download in your drawer and open up the apk. It will ask you to install.

    Check this video out..it talks about an older version of SS, but gives you an idea of how to use it



    This person also has another video on the newer version of SS and so check them out as well. Good Luck! You'll be happy with CM once you have it on your Maxx.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GotnFX View Post
    Safe strap is like an app that you would download from the Play Store except you can only get it from Hashcodes site. Assuming you have the US VZ version, you can download any SS version apk that has spyder in the name..ie Safestrap 3.5x spyder. Once you download, go to download in your drawer and open up the apk. It will ask you to install.

    Check this video out..it talks about an older version of SS, but gives you an idea of how to use it



    This person also has another video on the newer version of SS and so check them out as well. Good Luck! You'll be happy with CM once you have it on your Maxx.
    Thank you, I did highlight a portion of your text which was the meat and potatoes of what I needed.

    I looked at the playlist and will actually off of this video:



    According to the video, you place the folder on your sdcard, and he puts it in the ROM folder. Not sure if that is necessary or not but I will do the same.

    One thing I'm unsure of, is, what to do after. It looks like he's doing something in Boot Options but I don't follow it and why some options are red.

    Another thing, when installing CM 10.2 in the following video, if you go to 3:16, it lists two files. Where do you get the Google Apps?



    Edit: Whoops! Link for Google Apps is in the description of the video!

    Edit #2: Important Files (for my notes - correct me if I'm wrong):

    Safestrap
    Safestrap-Spyder-3.53.apk

    CM 10.2 (Nightly Files - Update probably recommended often)
    CM 10.2 - cm-10.2-20130915-NIGHTLY-spyder.zip
    Google Apps: - gapps-jb-20130813-signed.zip
    Last edited by JOSHSKORN; 09-16-2013 at 02:28 AM.
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    Looks good Josh.

    The nightlies have been very stable so it is not necessary to update them often... unless you just want to. The good things about the updates though is it is a simple process that is all done through CM. No need to wipe everything other than the cache and reflash.

    David
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    Quote Originally Posted by YellowJacket View Post
    Looks good Josh.

    The nightlies have been very stable so it is not necessary to update them often... unless you just want to. The good things about the updates though is it is a simple process that is all done through CM. No need to wipe everything other than the cache and reflash.

    David
    Thanks again, David. I'm going to try this in the morning. Will I need to reinstall all of my apps? Is this essentially the same thing as having a dual-boot PC (i.e. Windows 7/XP)? In which case, the answer would be yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JOSHSKORN View Post

    Thank you, I did highlight a portion of your text which was the meat and potatoes of what I needed.

    I looked at the playlist and will actually off of this video:

    YouTube Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXtwGQ0LpHE&list=PLaPvcEA8BA-I4mODsZdh-OVm5EV0MHt9U&index=24

    According to the video, you place the folder on your sdcard, and he puts it in the ROM folder. Not sure if that is necessary or not but I will do the same.

    One thing I'm unsure of, is, what to do after. It looks like he's doing something in Boot Options but I don't follow it and why some options are red.
    Red is just highlighting that fact that the Stock ROM is active. It is like having two boot options in Safe Strap. One side is your stock and the other have ROM slots to where you can download and boot into customs ROMs. Check out this video:



    Once your are in the stock ROM mack a backup..in SS there is a button that says backup. This way if something goes wrong you could always go recover your back up.
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    If I ONLY install Safestrap and don't do anything upon bootup, will I be booted into the Stock ROM? Do I have to tap a button to get into Safestrap when my phone is booting up?

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    Progress: Safestrap installed. Trying to backup my Stock ROM. Should I have changed a setting or will it automatically go to my SD Card? Just waiting for it now.
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    Help!! A step has been missed on the videos I'm looking at. I can't tell which Data Partition size to set.
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    1 gig data partition is fine.

    Gotta thank GotnFX EDIT: AND GoCliffGO as they are the ones who got me on the right track. :-)

    Once you install your new rom, it will walk you through the setup just like when you start fresh with your phone after a FDR. Log onto you google account and all your apps should install, including any paid aps you have. They will be stored in their own partition so any updates that are done will be done to the ones on that ROM. If you switch back to stock, then those apps will update too. Easy as pie.

    When your phone boots and you see the safestrap boot screen you can let it continue or press the left or right soft button to choose safestrap or the current ROM. Just letting it go will boot into whatever ROM you used last.

    David
    Last edited by YellowJacket; 09-17-2013 at 07:36 AM.
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    At about 3:50, it says to do a 1GB partition in ROM slot 3. I never have done more than this, but up to you. Also, I'm still running ss3.11 and I never had to set up anything to my external SD. Not sure if you can.

    Hope everything is working for you.
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