little help rooting

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    Ok i finally decided to root, and finally figured it out.
    Im stock 2.1 with SPRecovery, but in the tutorial im using it says back everything up before going on, but i dont know how to back up my numbers and apps, could someone please help me?

    thanks.
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    Contacts and apps are saved to your google account no need to worry about it. Apps should auto-download
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    ok thanks. But just incase something was to happen, how do i backup everything?
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    You want to make a nandroid backup. In SPRecovery use advanced backup. Check off everything and let it make your backup for you.
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    Thank you sir for the help.

    How do i know im rooted once i do the update.zip?
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    Thanks got it.

    Not when i go to install the update.zip it keeps getting aborted!
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    Things to check:

    Make sure the update. zip is on your SD card and not in a folder
    make sure the file reads "update.zip" no spaces and only one ".zip" extension. Often, browsers will add a second ".zip" so the file becomes "update.zip.zip"

    Mike
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    Ok. i think i had an old update from a while back. im downloading a new one now.

    If i do get it to work i have a few questions, i've searched and tons of threads came up and i didnt feel like searching through them all. So...

    Do i have to install a rom to get a smoked glass theme with the black bar up top and blue battery?
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    Hopefully the new file will load and you'll be on your way.

    Since you're installing an update.zip file I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that you were installing a rom. Is that your intent?

    Once you install a rom then you can add a theme. There are, however, roms that already have a theme included. I've not installed the Smoked Glass theme so I'm not sure if the Smoked Glass is already included in any rom

    Mike
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    ok, so i have to install a rom in order to get a theme? I dont care for all the overclocking and other fancy things. i just want a new theme.
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    That is doable. Go to the link I included in my earlier post and look at numbers 5 and 9.

    The links to download the BB rom and SG theme may not be live but the process is solid.

    Mike
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    im rooted! now to figure out how to get a new theme!
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    Great! What rom did you install? Do you still want the SG theme?
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    DL the update.zip file, mount your phone, Remove or rename the update.zip you used to install the rom, place the SG update.zip on your SD card unmount, install. Steps 46 to 50 in the link I sent from Mattw3h.

    Mike
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    How do i unroot if i was to ever have too?
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    That takes me back to 2.0.1, What if i want to go back to 2.1?