Rooted! How to install a rom

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  1. hogowner

    hogowner Member

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    Hi guys...I roooted last night! :)

    How do you install a rom....may be a dumb question.....sorry...

    I had a droid1 and I was rooted and I installed using the update.zip method with SDRcovery.....
    Not sure how to install a rom on the THUNDERBOLT

    thank you in advance
     
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    If you are familiar with Clockwork Recovery, that is my peferred way to flash a ROM. DL Rom Manager from the market. Once downloaded, you can flash clockwork via the app. Then to go into clockwork you can boot into via the Rom Manager app (not sure of the hardkey method of booting into clockwork with the TB).
     
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    As was mentioned. Download the ROM file to your zip. Make sure you do a backup of your stock image. Do this by booting into cwm and select backup. Once thats done select the option to install custom rom. You want the one were you choose the file. Not the install from update.zip. I would recommend making sure your backup is on your as card before flashing. I TV the backup but it didn't take correctly the first time, so I ended up with no backup image. Its important to have this for warranty reasons.

    I would recommend the ROM mentioned above. Its what im running and it flys.
     
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    Do you recommend this over the stock? Just curious of the advantage at this early stage in TB Roms.
     
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    Yes, I would recommend that Rom over stock. As you said, it is very early in the game, but as such is the case, all of the current roms are basically just tweaked versions of the stock Rom. They just do all the work for you so you don't have to remove bloatware and such on your own. ThePerfectStorm has more of a stock feel (with a few small theme changes such as added transparency in a few places) and VIRUSroms Airborne gets rid of sense all together and adds a themed version of launcherpro and quite a few changes to the framework. I've ran both, and currently TPS is my favorite.

    Sent from my ADR6400L using DroidForums App
     
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    As was mentioned. Download the ROM file to your zip

    .. What exactly do you mean downloading the rom to my ZIP.

    does that mean to my sdcard, and not in any folder?


    Thanks
     
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    Yeah that was a typo. LOL, You want to download the Rom Zip file to your SD card.
     
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    appreciate it!!

    next question would be, what exactly do i back up on titanium back up, User apps only. or should i back up System data.
     
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    Backup all user apps + system data
     
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    isn't one the purpose of changing rom, is to get rid of the bloat ware.. won't restoring all of the system data, bring back all the bloat wares?
     
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    You don't restore everything in titanium. Only what you want restored. Like bookmarks, wallpaper, etc.
     
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