Rom Manager

Discussion in 'Android Roms' started by IslandZane, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. IslandZane
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    Hey, so i was wondering about how long Rom manager dowmloads take cuz theyve been taking over an hour for me. Also can somone send me screenshots of a bunch of roms on RM? Thanks.

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    Why do you want a screenshot? they usually take about 10-20 minutes for me. It all depends on your link speed.
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    this does not directly answer your question, but from your question it would seem that you're relatively new to the custom rom scene. so, i thought i would offer some advice, based on personal experience - fwiw.

    i never use RM to dl roms. RM can be a little glitchy, and you are installing a whole OS on your phone, so everything HAS to go right. i ALWAYS dl the rom using my pc, and then put/copy it to my sdcard. then, i boot into recovery, and manually wipe and install the rom. i think if you look around, you will see that most people, and certainly the "experienced" ones, do it this way.

    don't get me wrong - RM is a great app, and has some very useful features. but for the dl and initial install of a rom, i personally don't think it's the way to go. in fact, i would say that taking an hour to dl a rom should tell you whether it's the wisest choice.
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    Oh ok.NVM about the screenshot thing... and i just tried doing the pc way and im stuck with the same crappy thing... any ideas?
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    Downloading from your computer or downloading from the web on your phone to your sdcard is the best way. Downloading from rm is the glitchy way.

    Get the droid forums app. Find a rom from custom roms section. Download to sdcard card. Then flash and boot into recovery.

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    Then if using clockwork recovery wipe and then install zip from sdcard. Find file where ever it is saved and install.

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    Uhhhh Flash? sorry im a major nube :/
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    Ok hold on a sec let me put something together.

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    Sweeet dude thanks. :D
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    Well it looks like I'm in the minority here. I use ROM manager exclusively to download all of the ROMS I've had and experienced no problems. 3G and wifi both download in 10-15 minutes (I usually don't watch and time it. I start it, plug phone into charger and come back to see if its done). Usually by the time I get back to it, its in the middle of the install. BTW, flash is slang for install. The amount of time its taking could be why the ROMS you are downloading aren't working for you. This is my two cents worth of experience and there are several more friends here on the forums that are better at this than I am. Good luck and happy mod'ing :)

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    Thanks FireFighter :)
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    flash is not exactly slang for install. Flash creates a clockwork recovery image. Rom manager is not always a rock solid way of installing roms, and eventually will cause an error.
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    So i installed the zip from the sd card and it says update.zip.zip but i know its the riht one but anyways now im going through a bootloop of my old rom...Ideas? :(
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    You can't have a double extension (.zip.zip), just one ".zip". You have a backup correct? Pull battery out, hold power and x button down, while still holding insert battery. This should bring you into clockwork recovery. Go to nandroid menu and restore a backup. Let us know if you can/can't get into recovery and you have a backup.
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    Any luck?

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    Its Goin right now soo... umm idk why it says update.zip.zip but its supposed to be blacked out rom and the message after its done installing syas the blacked out thing and after i rebbooted it went into the bootloop but after this will i be able to do it?
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    Blacked out by esnead? I believe that is a theme not a rom. Where did u get it from? You cant install just a theme. You have to install a rom first. Themes are specific to roms and rom version.

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    If you're using CW recovery, don't change the name. In recovery, navigate to "choose zip from sd card", and flash away. If you're using SPRE, after putting file on SD card, rename file to "update", minus quotes. The .zip extension is automatically added.
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    Can you direct me to the page your are getting the file from. I can help you install the rom.

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