Tried flashing my first ROM....

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  1. SwagTech

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    I tried flashing my first rom last night.. and I #failed. I chose the AOKP rom and the Franco kernel. I made sure to install the gapps as well. During the flashing process I noticed a red triangle in the belly of the android mascot, but I continued on. Needless to say when I rebooted, my phone was wiped clean without the custom rom.
    However, this trial was not a complete failure. I did take the necessary precautions and backed up everything and I mean Everything. I will attempt again this weekend, but this time I will try to flash the other way. I tried flashing via the app. Maybe that was the problem. I will try this time by following a YouTube video , and copying and paste the zip file into the SD card manually.
    I want to be in the Android/ Galaxy Nexus Rooting family.. so please help me and make my next attempt a success.
    Don't send me to a iPhone :( I promise to do better.. lol


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    You should be able to download the ROM.zip straight to your phone o_O

    What went wrong? Idk. I've honestly never heard of an install wiping the phone clean.
     
  3. SwagTech

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    Yea when I downloaded the rom, a pre installation prompt was asking to wipe the delvic cache? And wipe and reset phone.. I checked both options.

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    I'm guessing you used ROM Manager?

    It sounds like your custom recovery was wiped in the process of unlocking/rooting and setting up your phone. You have to make sure you remove the recovery-from-boot.p (in the main /system directory IIRC) file and then reflash your recovery. Or reflash your recovery in ROM Manager immediately before you download/flash the ROM.

    But I'm also assuming a bit based on what you said... :)
     
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    I've read that the ROM tools can cause issues installing the ROM.
    I downloaded using the apps, but flashed from CWM.
     
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    Lets try to narrow this down:

    1. Are you a Verizon user?
    2. You said you chose AOKP and Franco. How did you get these? Be specific (manual download? Rom Manager? Franco Kernel Updater?).
    3. How did you try to install these? Again, be specific (Rom Manager? Clockwork recovery?).
    4. You mentioned a red triangle in the belly of Android. Was this in Clockwork or the bootloader?
    5. How did you unlock the bootloader? How did you root? How did you flash clockwork? Again, be specific as it will help to narrow down what's wrong.
     
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    I have the CDMA version Galaxy Nexus (Verizon ). I unlocked the bootloader and rooted with help from the Galaxy Nexus root tool kit that I downloaded to my PC. I visited galaxy nexus root.com to get the rom and kernel.

    Once downloaded, I completed the action using ROM manager. This is where the rom pre installation guide popped up. I had the choice of backing up existing rom, wipe data and cache( which I selected) and wipe dalvik cache(which I also selected).

    I want to get your thoughts before I continue detailing the process ..

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    have you tried making sure that file I mentioned is removed and reflashing recovery yet?
     
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    No not yet, I'm still at work. I will try this later. Just wanted to get info on what I probably did wrong.. I will try this weekend

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    Man you're more disciplined than me. If something isn't working right on my phone, I have to fix it immediately - it's almost obsessive. :biggrin:
     
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    Lol.. not disciplined just afraid.. I was able to locate the zip files I downloaded. I'm looking through the rom manager and in the downloads folder I see many roms and gapps that I downloaded. Previously I was looking in the su.zip folder and it was always empty. I'm going to try again in a few. I will let you know what happened.

    I really appreciate the time you all are giving me. Hopefully I will be able to do this without thinking. But for now you have to explain it to me like a 2yr old.

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    I'm the same way.
     
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