Flashing rom after rom after rom

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  1. swagmonster

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    Ok so let's say I start with squidlys rom and I like it so I make a nandroid backup, then I hear rubix is also awesome can I flash rubix make a nandroid then decide that I want to see what squidlies was like again can I use my nandroid of squids or do I have to reflash it idk if tht makes sense

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    If you make a backup of Squidly's ROM, that backup will be of that ROM and the settings you chose to use while you used it.


    If you flash a different ROM, and decide you don't like it, then you would restore with the Nandroid BackUp that had Squidly's on it and that phone would be restored to the state right before you made the Nandroid BackUp.

    EDIT - Also, if you haven't made a Nandroid backup of your phone when it was STOCK, then I would do that before flashing ROMs. I know this wasn't included in the question, but since it was Nandroid related I figured I'd go ahead and throw it in there..

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    So I could switch between roms just using nadroids right?

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    Yes, that's correct.
     
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    Yep Nandroid backups are fantastic. I suggest that if you switch that you wipe data and cache before you restore.
     
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    I've been reading tht a lot why wipe data/cache/system?

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    It provides a clean slate for any new rom by removing the old one. Often, if you do not wipe data and cache you will have forced closed and perhaps get stuck in a boot loop.
     
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    K someone in another said to tap certain corners of the screen y would I do that?


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    mwhartman Super Moderator/RS Premium Member

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    That has nothing to do with switching roms. The process you described bypasses the welcome and activation process. This is a very sensitive topic so that is all I will say.
     
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    swagmonster Member

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    What do you mean by senstitve and its a topic?


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  11. Dustin.

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    Certain things are allowed to be talked about, but their are those hand full of things that are not be spoken and or talked about publicly on the forums.
     
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    Just leave it at sensitive topic. Its nothing you need to worry about and i'm pretty sure it doesn't work on the d2 anyway.

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    I know this somewhere on the forum but can I have a walkthrough of how to flash

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    The search button is there for a reason, but I suppose I can help you out since I have quite a bit of time to kill..

    Assuming you already have the ROM you want on the ROOT of your SD CARD.

    1. Open D2 Bootstrapper
    2. Bootstrap Recovery
    3. Reboot Recovery
    4. Mount System/Data
    5. Wipe Data/Cache
    6. Install zip from SD Card
    7. Choose zip to Install
    8. Select the Custom ROM
    9. Yes. Install
    Wait for installation to complete.
    10. Reboot system
     
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    Thanks lol

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