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Discussion in 'Android Hacks and Help' started by boone82, Sep 24, 2010.

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    Total noob and I'm really trying to grasp all this root/mod/rom/theme stuff so I just thought I'd try to clear this up so I can understand a little more fully. I think I get the concept of root access pretty well. I used the RSDLite, SPRecovery method and everything went off without a hitch so I think I'm really comfortable up to the point of having a rooted phone with a working Nandroid backup. Now I'd like to experiment with different ROMs, but I just want to know what I'm in for. Assuming the flash goes well and the phone boots up normally, what will I need to do at that point. Will my apps still be there? How about my contacts, email settings, speed dials, etc? Am I basically starting with a new phone out of the box? If that is the case, how do I go about getting all of my contacts back (i'm assuming i just sync with Gmail?) and getting all of my apps to be there. I tried Sapphire just to see what happens and I didn't even have a Market icon which really threw me for a loop. Sorry to be such a novice here, but I'm really trying to learn more about this stuff so I can love my Droid even more than I already do!! Thanks in advance for your help!
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    Hope this is helpful. Let us know if you have additional questions and how you like Spphire.

    Mike
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    awesome... thanks hart!! I'm off to re-flash and play with some stuff. I'll let you know how it goes and how I like it. Thanks again!
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    Take your time and you will be fine!
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    Get titanium backup and nandroids after you get a stable working ROM.

    I'm in my fourth week of being rooted so I'm right with you!

    -Droid Does
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    Titanium is an excellent app and well worth the few dollars. By Nandroids do you mean making a SPR backup in the nandroid folder?
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    Yeah Mike, once I've used the ROM for a little while ( depends, could be an hour could be 3) I reboot into sprecovery and make a nandroid with a custom name so I know which one is which. I do the kernel the same way.

    -Droid Does