Safestrap or Bootstrap

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  1. Tcizzle

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    I don't ROM so (yet), Safestrap or Bootstrap and why?
     
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    Bootstrap is most similar to standard custom recovery on other phones. It doesn't have the safeguards available like safestrap.

    Safestrap is a little more complex, but works seamlessly if you like to flash ROMs a lot or want an extra safety net. Check my guides for more info.
     
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    So, Bootstrp seems to be fine for me to make backups. If i start to get into ROMing, i should probably switch to Safestrap.
     
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    They are not interchangable however.
     
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    Do understand that.
     
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    I have safestrap installed. I also have not installed any ROMs. Are there any situations where one is preferable over the other?

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
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    Im using bootstrap bc i'm use to the cwm ui. However I get scared bc if I was to bootloop with bootstrap then there's no way to get into recovery as with safestrap there is.
     
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    I agree. I'm still using bootstrap because I'm familiar with it. I haven't found a write up that explains safestrap good enough to be confident in using it.

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    I too am used to bootstrap. This may push me toward safestrap thouhgh. I'll have to do a little more reading on it.
     
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    I would definately go with SafeStrap, which is what I prefer.
    Can always get to recovery and I like the ability to switch to Stock if something messes up with a ROM or installation of a Rom.
    You can charge your battery in stock if you mess up so much installing a ROM that you drain the battery.
     
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    You have to be deoxed to install roms right?
     
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    And safestrap it is. Install was smooth and all working nicely. Thank for all the input!
     
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    I always used Bootstrap but since installed Safestrap because I wanted to try Eclipse. Then I wanted to deodex my stock rom to add the Status Drop down bar. Safestrap wouldnt let me Deodex my stock Rom so I uninstalled and reinstalled bootstrap, then Deodexed and installed the Status Drop down bar mod. I also went ahead and paid for Rom Toolbox and modded the rest of the phone, love it even more now dancedroid
     
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