Rom manager

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    Is Rom manager bad? I hear good and bad about it and was just wondering. I rooted and used Rom manager to put bb on my phone and it worked fine. Is there anything better to use to add different rom's? Or is this just a personal preferences deal?

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    I don't depend on it, but it has it's uses. IMHO.
     
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    Its a great application. I use it as a back up on a regular basis in addition to when ever I am going to do a new ROM installation. Running BB V621 at this time with no issues with this specific application.
     
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    Same one here and it does work great!

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    I have the thing on all three of my android phones, but use it very sparingly. Why? Because that program is goofy. It doesn't always DO what you tell it to do. I find that a better way to install roms and themes is to download them directly to my PC desktop, then use a USB connection to transfer the zip file to my SD card. then boot into recovery and use the existing CW Recovery to choose the zip I want to install, and go from there. I feel it gives me more control over the process.

    In the past, I've had Rom Manager download the *wrong* rom - I tell it to download "Rom A", it downloads "Rom B" - as well as having it decide to install the Gapps file BEFORE it installed one of the Sapphire roms (causing chaos). My advice is to use it with great caution and to familiarize yourself with using CW Recovery to directly install your roms & themes. Why use Rom Manager as a middle-man?

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    I have noticed the goofyness already so guess I need to brush up and start using the recovery method. I just haven't tried it that way yet. Sounds simple so i'm going to try a theme this weekend when I have more time on hand.

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    It's really quite easy, and if you run into a snag, just post your problem and someone will help you out. This forum is loaded with nice, *helpful* people. :)

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    Rom manager won't let me download roms like it'll go into recovery mode and then it'll say download fail... everytime...

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    Honestly its best to download the rom to your SD card then apply the .zip file through recovery. Too many people have issues with rom manager.

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    So theeeeen how do I download it to my sd??

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    Well 2 ways, you can download it to your PC and transfer it to your phone via USB, or you can download it straight to your phone from the site. Either way work, I prefer to dl straight to my phone (less chance something will get screwed up during transfer).

    Are you using astro file manager? If so you have to go into the settings and enable web downloads to dl straight to your phone.

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    Cool thankks man, so after that I just apply update.zip in recovery mode??

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    No, not update.zip, you will select the .zip from the card. Say your downloading "bobsrom" for your phone. What you will do is move "bobsrom.zip" from your download folder to the root of your SD card using your file manager or USB connection as mass storage. Once its moved boot into recovery and select .zip from the card. Find "bobsrom.zip" and load it up.
    *** "bobsrom" & "bobsrom.zip" are ficticious names and should not be taken literal by anyone ***

    Now make sure you follow all of the installation instructions from the rom developer (ie wipe data and cache before install) or you will end up with some not so fun issues

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    There is no.zip when I boot into recovery via rom manager or manualy...

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