Help! I'm rooted and Dont know what!!! to do

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    hELLO noob here

    Ok so i rooted my droid using sprecovery. What the heck is a rom? and what is a kernel? how do i get themes on here the one im specifically trying to get is the Dark edge red theme for team chaos and idk how to do this i have scoured the forum for a while and i still cant find anything. In desparate need please help!!!!
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    Each forum has "stickies" that can answer all your questions. Look into droid hacking, and droid themes. The stickies are the first topics at the top of each page.

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    The best advice I can give is don't install anything until you've read up greatly on it, or we'll see you back here tomorrow needing help because you're stuck in bootloader.
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    lol, you only got to first steps of rooting young grasshopper. there is much you can do with a rooted device, read the stickies to be enlightened.

    a rom is basically what you see on your phone, if you flash another rom it will be modded. there are many types of roms out there, i personally recommend CyanogenMod, a very nice and stable rom, i had it when i had the d1
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    First of all MAKE A NANDROID BACKUP. That way if you get stuck in a bootloop you can restore your phone to the way it is now. Then download rom manager premium. It has tons of roms and kernals to try out. Team chaos is in there. It makes. It so simple to do. Just dowload, wipe data and cache and install! Then you can mess with kernals to see which works best for you!
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    I suggest that you read these first:
    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/re...-dummies-guide-android-terminoligy-lingo.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/droid-hacks/632-what-root-means-stop-asking.html

    http://www.droidforums.net/forum/rescue-squad-guides/70875-what-you-need-know-about-rooting.html


    Once you finish. Make advance nandroid backup.

    Boot into recovery (Press and hold X and power)

    Read the instructions on what keys to use (Power, volume, and camera)

    use the volume key and select backup/restore
    press the camera button
    select advance nandroid backup
    press camera
    select name backup
    press camera button
    open slider and enter a name
    press the return key and close slider
    press camera button
    SPR will make a backup

    Now you need to select a rom.

    Let me know when you have decided and we'll work on the install

    Mike
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    The links mwhartman provided you will help, as will the first link in my signature.

    However, I will answer one very important question you didn't quite ask in that giant run-on sentence you posted -- in order to put a theme on your phone you must either use an app call Metamorph (which you will not want to use as it may lock your phone in a bootloop) or a standard update.zip install. The theme will tell you which.

    And if you don't know what a standard update.zip install is you need to learn because it's your best friend. :)

    Good luck!
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    Thank you I already made a nandroid and currently running Chevyno1 1ghz med volt kernel i have made it that far im kind of at the 'what next' part. my ultimate goal is to get that dark edge theme and swype on my phone
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    READ READ READ and when your done with that well READ some more....theres a lot of things in there that you can mess up very quick if you don't know what it is and what step it do next so go read every link ^^^^^ posted and you should be alright just dont skip anything bc you dont think its important I think I read for about a week straight b4 I rooted and installed ROMs
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    why root if you dont know what to do like others posted read read read before you go on
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    I read everything I could find b4 I rooted, read and researched for abt a month, new threads and all. Even potentail problems and fixes, my phone my control,and rooted it. Never go to un-root again. Love it.

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    If you love your phone like I love mine, do your phone a favor and read like everyone here said,show your phone some love and you will be rewarded with new ways your phone can become.

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    Yes sir/mam I have been and i have a D1 which is supposedly "unbrickable" We'll see how that plays out lol
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    As long as you do a nandroid backup you will be fine always back up. Titanium backup for your apps and data. Enjoy!

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    Ever since i have joined I have been reading up on rooting but no one...i mean no one thoroughly explains what you do after theyll hint toward it like oh you can install this kernel OR this rom OR this theme idk if they know beginner droid babies are reading advanced calculus. I learned though I have rooted and installed a kernel chevysno1 1ghz and my temp hovers around the 80-100 area so i know im not pushing it anymore. what i want is themes and no one tells you how to properly get roms and then themes i just learned that after scouring these forums for 36hrs straight and then a year of just basic research
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    Dwnld rom manager donate, aftr that then dwnld titanium bkup,open that app it will ask for su permission always hit allow, backup all your apps and data, then close out of that open rom ? It will ask for su permission(su means super user) go to dwnld rom hit it it will then open a list of roms and kernals for your device choose a rom first that you want to try, then let it dwnld in your notificatioins you'll see that its dwnlding, when done rom manager will ask you wipe/data casche hit the check mark and it also says back up existing rom, hit that to always, then let it do its magic. You will see it shut off, then go to a triangle wit droid guy on it what its doin is dwnldin the rom and backin up all you data the process takes abt 3 or 4 min just wait, when its done it will re-boot you will see your logo and the boot animation there and the screen will come on and probly need to log in like b4 when you activated and your set.
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    Once you do all that everything will sync with google and your contacts(ect.) will conect, let it finish backing up everything once that's done go to your market,it also should be dwnlding your apps, when its complt find setcpu app dwnld it, install it then go to it and set up ur profiles that will enable you the overclock and underclock the drivers as far as to how much it depnds on your kernal you have, it is a trial and error to see what works for your phone and rom, and what your wanting to do. Anything else you don't see that u had b4 in ur menu just go to titanium bkup and re-install them. Let me knw how it goes. I'm always here.

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