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Ready to root and load custom rom, one question.

Discussion in 'Android Roms' started by droidtom, Mar 14, 2010.

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    Well I think I finally want to give in and load a custom rom. I'm really thinking Cyanogen. The question I have is that I have not rooted yet and therefore never made a nandroid backup. I see that to load Cyanogen it uses a different recovery program instead of sp recovery. Should I load sp recovery and make a nandroid backup before flashing the other recovery program to load Cyanogen in case I need to go back stock or want to run another rom since they mostly use sp recovery?
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    Well if your taking the easy way, download the Rom Mananger app from the market and it will install clockwork recovery, and if you ever need SPRecovery to switch to a different ROM, then download DMUpdater from droidmod.org/ and if will flash SPRecovery for you.. so making a nandroid isn't nessacary being that both recovery's make backups for you and if you ever want to go back to stock, there are many things you can do for that.. as long as you have the DMUpdater app you can easily flash to SPRecovery and apply another ROM..

    hope this clarifies..

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    did it

    Did it the manual longer way. I ended up rooting manually with update.zip and terminal emulator. Went ahead and installed sp recovery and did a nandroid backup before starting with the cyanogen mod rom. Wow is it amazing.