little help rooting

Skyscraper38

Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
0
Ok i finally decided to root, and finally figured it out.
Im stock 2.1 with SPRecovery, but in the tutorial im using it says back everything up before going on, but i dont know how to back up my numbers and apps, could someone please help me?

thanks.
 

titans

Premium Member
Premium Member
Rescue Squad
Joined
Dec 3, 2009
Messages
2,645
Reaction score
0
Contacts and apps are saved to your google account no need to worry about it. Apps should auto-download
 
OP
Skyscraper38

Skyscraper38

Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
0
ok thanks. But just incase something was to happen, how do i backup everything?
 

hookbill

Premium Member
Premium Member
Joined
Nov 30, 2009
Messages
19,372
Reaction score
9
Location
N.E. Ohio
Ok i finally decided to root, and finally figured it out.
Im stock 2.1 with SPRecovery, but in the tutorial im using it says back everything up before going on, but i dont know how to back up my numbers and apps, could someone please help me?

thanks.

You want to make a nandroid backup. In SPRecovery use advanced backup. Check off everything and let it make your backup for you.
 
OP
Skyscraper38

Skyscraper38

Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
0
Thank you sir for the help.

How do i know im rooted once i do the update.zip?
 
OP
Skyscraper38

Skyscraper38

Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
0
Thanks got it.

Not when i go to install the update.zip it keeps getting aborted!
 

mwhartman

Super Moderator/RS
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
10,635
Reaction score
12
Location
South FL
Things to check:

Make sure the update. zip is on your SD card and not in a folder
make sure the file reads "update.zip" no spaces and only one ".zip" extension. Often, browsers will add a second ".zip" so the file becomes "update.zip.zip"

Mike
 
OP
Skyscraper38

Skyscraper38

Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
0
Ok. i think i had an old update from a while back. im downloading a new one now.

If i do get it to work i have a few questions, i've searched and tons of threads came up and i didnt feel like searching through them all. So...

Do i have to install a rom to get a smoked glass theme with the black bar up top and blue battery?
 

mwhartman

Super Moderator/RS
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
10,635
Reaction score
12
Location
South FL
Hopefully the new file will load and you'll be on your way.

Since you're installing an update.zip file I assumed, perhaps incorrectly, that you were installing a rom. Is that your intent?

Once you install a rom then you can add a theme. There are, however, roms that already have a theme included. I've not installed the Smoked Glass theme so I'm not sure if the Smoked Glass is already included in any rom

Mike
 
OP
Skyscraper38

Skyscraper38

Member
Joined
Feb 23, 2010
Messages
141
Reaction score
0
ok, so i have to install a rom in order to get a theme? I dont care for all the overclocking and other fancy things. i just want a new theme.
 

mwhartman

Super Moderator/RS
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
10,635
Reaction score
12
Location
South FL
That is doable. Go to the link I included in my earlier post and look at numbers 5 and 9.

The links to download the BB rom and SG theme may not be live but the process is solid.

Mike
 

mwhartman

Super Moderator/RS
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
10,635
Reaction score
12
Location
South FL
Great! What rom did you install? Do you still want the SG theme?
 

mwhartman

Super Moderator/RS
Premium Member
Joined
Jan 15, 2010
Messages
10,635
Reaction score
12
Location
South FL
Top