ROM Manager - Good or Bad?

Discussion in 'Android Roms' started by Big D, Sep 23, 2010.

  1. Big D

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    I've only used it when changing ROMS. But I keep hearing people say not to use it.

    Is this an acceptable way to change ROMS?
     
  2. yakitori

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    its acceptable sure. I prefer to use the recovery method myself.

    Ive used ROM manager before and didnt have any probs, but for me...the only purpose it serves it to flash recovery, check for updates for certain ROMs, and patches. I dont personally prefer to install ROMs via RM. I know a lot of folks use it though.
     
  3. mwhartman

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    Big D, many members use RM to change roms without issue. Others have had issues. Make sure you have a good backup in ClockWork or SPR and you should be OK.

    Mike
     
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    I don't download anything with it, and do most of the things thru recovery, but I do use it to flash recoveries and the occasional .zip file
     
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    I realize that most people only post when they have something to complain about, all I can say is I've never used it but I see a lot of problems people seem to have using it.
     
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    I use it. Used SPRecovery until around 2.1 days and then switched to Rom Manager/ClockworkMod Recovery.

    Technically....Rom Manager doesn't flash the ROM's, Kernels, Themes, app packages, etc..it just triggers the install for you via ClockworkMod Recovery.

    I prefer ClockworkMod Recovery over SPRecovery, but that is just my preferences...
     
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    Rom Manager

    I used it for about a second because it wouldn't flash clockwork recovery. It might have been something I did wrong, but I didn't have any problems with sprecovery. My only complaint is that because I do not use clockwork recovery, I cannot even view the roms available on rom manager. I would even consider buying it if I could just see what is on there without having to flash a new recovery.
     
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    Haven't had much issues, works great for me
     
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    I have used it since I started flashing roms on my phone. Probably flashed over 50 times with it as I like to test roms and often switch back and forth (and of course changing themes and kernals adds up too...). I only experienced one issue ever... after the very first rom I ever flashed, clockworkmod seemed to disappear. After the next bootup RM came up with a little prompt saying it noticed I had an issue and gave me some suggestions to fix it (which worked BTW). Otherwise I haven't had any issues at all with it. My only gripe is the fact that the folder structure that RM uses when you download roms through it is horrendous, making it next to impossible to find a downloaded rom from the clockwork recovery menu.

    Sent from my Droid using Tapatalk
     
  10. Corinacakes

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    Rom Manager is fine when it works. Just be prepared for the day you go into a boot loop :D Personally I will only use Sprecovery.
     
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    obviously you have more experience with this stuff but if someone where to bootloop its user error. Is your problem with clockwork or RM? because as far as i can tell Rm has had bugs but clockwork works all the time. But you have more knowledge with people having problems with RM and clockwork. I would just like to say that while RM has had some problems in the past it has worked for me without fail for a long time.
     
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    I REPEAT: Rom Manager is fine when it works. Just be prepared for the day you go into a boot loop :D Personally I will only use Sprecovery.
     
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