Lithium to Sapphire 1.0

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  1. schmaltzy
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    I have heard many good things about Sapphire so I've decided to give it a try. I am coming from a Lithium build so I have a couple questions about the switch.

    1) I read that Sapphire is built differently than Cyanogen or Lithium....because of this, do I need to wipe data and cache?

    2) Is CompCache automatically enabled or do I need to do something in order to enable it?

    3) Very noob-like question, but I'm use to installing ROM's through the ROM manager. I'm going to give Incognito a try first, but I like the look of Elegant Steel so I may switch. Elegant Steel isn't offered through ROM manager so I downloaded it and placed it on my phone. Just to verify...if I come from Incognito, I can just install through ROM manager (from SD card) without wiping data and cache?

    Thanks for any and all help!
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    1) Yes
    2) Turn it on under Menu, Settings, Gem Settings, Performance
    3) If you want to switch themes, it's recommended you re-install the un-themed version of Sapphire 1.0 first, wipe cache only then apply the other theme. That all can be done through recovery.

    There's more info at the wiki for 1.0 also - releases:sapphire-1.0.0 [CVPCS Sapphire Wiki]
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    And wait to install the theme till after booting the rom and gapps. Then after letting everything load should you boo into recovery and flash the theme.

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    Rom Manager kind of does it all in one shot for the initial install. cvpcs has it set up to let you select the rom, gapps, kernel and theme.
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    Some people have experienced problems doing it all at once, with certain themes.
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    Yeah, just use rm to download it, then boot into recovery and apply the rom and gapps.

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    But some of the themes (ex. Elegant Steel) aren't available in RM.
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    In that case, you just download from the website here and flash it through clockwork/SPR.
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    Can I just "install ROM from SD card" through ROM manager?
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    Yes you can...
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    Thanks....just making sure....
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    Yes, all that does is run clockworkmod recovery for you, you can just boot into recovery via Rom Manager or Sapphire's reboot option and do the same thing directly. It's good to know how to work your way through recovery be it clockworkmod or SPRecovery.
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    I used to use Nextang theme then i wanted blackglass and i just installed it over nextag without wipeing anything and everything is good
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    sometimes it works but why its suggested is because if nextang themes something and and blackglass didnt you would have a mix up of themes. thats why I suggest flashing the stock theme in between theme switches! stock theme is available in Rom manager under my name! (bgill55)
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    I'm gonna hijack my own thread here and ask another question....

    I know everyone has their favorite ROMs, but I've heard a lot of good stuff about Sapphire. What makes it better than say Lithium or Cyanogen?