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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by nicolai1000, Nov 13, 2010.

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    So im about to buy Rom Manager and i started to wonder if there was a better app that i could buy or download. What are some of the best apps?
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    rom manager is pretty good as far as downloading roms from ur phone. but you can get a lot of that stuff off of the threads here for free..
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    Oh, well that makes alot of sence. thanks alot.

    You wouldnt happen to know how to wipe data and cache would you?
    bugless beast requires it i guess. And is bugless beast a good rom?
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    its not a bad ROM but i have a DX so id go to petes section to read others reviews

    did you flash a custom recovery? the free version of Rom Manager will allow u to do that.
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    Are you using SPRecovery? If so, both will be in the selection list.
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    +1 for SP! Just seems easier to use, IMO. Comes down to personal preference though I suppose.



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    oh okay well thanks and yes i did flash recovery and nanodroid recovery as well.
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    well where would i find sp recovery? i recovered with nanodroid and flashed a recovery.
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    I'm guessing you have a Droid.

    First, you need to download the rom and rename it to "update.zip"
    Make sure this only ONE ".zip" extension

    Mount your phone to your computer and copy the "update.zip" to the root of your SD card
    Turn you phone off.
    Open the slider and press and hold the "X" and power button until the white MOTO symbol appears.
    Using the volume button press down and select "advanced nandroid backup"
    press the camera button
    using the key pad enter the name
    when you are finished press the "return" key

    Now use the volume key and wipe data and cache 3 times
    Next, use the volume key and select install
    Choose Install/SDcard/update.zip. Do both installs (the first will take seconds) the second (deprecated)) will take a little longer
    the rom will install
    when the install is finished use the power button to go back and select reboot

    Your phone will reboot. This will take longer that normal Let you phone sit
    You wil need to reactivate by entering your Google acct. You apps will reinstall as well.

    Hope this is helpful.

    Mike
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    Actually, clockwork recovery is awesome. As a boot menu, I can use my dpad to navigate, and it can choose ANY zip from the sdcard to flash! No need to rename to update.zip

    Droidforums.net appified!
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    will this delete my pictures? and yes that helps alot! thanks so much.
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    Hence the "IMO" and "personal preference" parts.



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    Wiping your system and data caches will delete everything on the phone's internal memory. Your pictures and everything else stored on the SD card will be untouched. You will have to set your phone back up, but that's one of the things we're looking for in flashing a new ROM. I would not suggest Bugless Beast v.5 for a new flasher, however, as the install can be tricky. I would suggest you try flashing a ROM like Simply Stunning or a CyanogenMod 6.1 release candidate first. That way you get used to the procedure and the idea of flashing a Google app pack before you delve into trying to flash BB. :)
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    Excellent suggestion!



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    I agree with Abe and Bilgediver. I think ROM Manager free would be perfect since you could then do as Abe suggested and research and download the rom's here, then transfer them to your sdcard and apply them more easily.

    But at this point, why not go through some of the rom threads and read up on them. Especially pay attention to how many posts people have with bugs with the rom and/or problems installing.

    good luck