little help rooting

Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by Skyscraper38, Jun 30, 2010.

  1. Skyscraper38

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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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