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Old 07-19-2009, 04:27 PM
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Okay, first off all the work you folks do is amazing! I can't tell you how great it is that you do this stuff. I have been reading for days as I really want to try this upgrading thing. I am a computer geek for sure. Love taking them apart and learning all the inner workings. Running Linux etc etc. But I digress. Anyway I get why you do this and how fun it is. So, I have just a few concerns before I attempt this. Thank you for taking the time to help me and read through this...... I got my Titan off ebay just a few weeks ago. The seller said it was a refurbished unit that he had just gotten recently. So I can see on ym phone that I have 3.56.651.0 with the radio 3.42.02. This statement scares me ( Attempting to downgrade after GPS (3.xx) upgrade can cause bricking of devices.) the reason I was concerned is what if this happens ( In some cases a custom dialer will keep you from performing
the following steps. To resolve this, you must do a hard reset.) Logic tells me if I do a hard reset cuz of some possible custom dialer issue, wouldn't a hard reset put me back at PRE GPS thus causing me to brick the phone? I have tried reading all I can and to try to think of any issues that could happen and read possible solutions before I try this. The other thing I was a bit shaky on is ( You MUST manually disable USB connections in Activesync (wmdc) Is there anything I need to close via the task manager? Last thing ( yah right ) is .....Before flashing a custom ROM to your device- CHECK bootloader to be sure it worked correctly. I can't seem to find how to check this. I probably came across it somewhere but things are starting to run together at this point (lol) So I have the basic steps figured out ( hopefully ) I figure if any of you think I might have an issue with the things I posted above and if not. I'm gonna take a deep breath and just go for it. Worse case I have an old Moto Q .....I know if I manage this sucessfully I am gonna be addicted to it....LOL Oh I thought this ROM here would be okay for my first try Mattsm Version B Sprint 23007 Yes, I am on Sprint. Thanks again guys

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Okay, first off all the work you folks do is amazing! I can't tell you how great it is that you do this stuff. I have been reading for days as I really want to try this upgrading thing. I am a computer geek for sure. Love taking them apart and learning all the inner workings. Running Linux etc etc. But I digress. Anyway I get why you do this and how fun it is. So, I have just a few concerns before I attempt this. Thank you for taking the time to help me and read through this...... I got my Titan off ebay just a few weeks ago. The seller said it was a refurbished unit that he had just gotten recently. So I can see on ym phone that I have 3.56.651.0 with the radio 3.42.02. This statement scares me ( Attempting to downgrade after GPS (3.xx) upgrade can cause bricking of devices.) the reason I was concerned is what if this happens ( In some cases a custom dialer will keep you from performing
the following steps. To resolve this, you must do a hard reset.) Logic tells me if I do a hard reset cuz of some possible custom dialer issue, wouldn't a hard reset put me back at PRE GPS thus causing me to brick the phone? I have tried reading all I can and to try to think of any issues that could happen and read possible solutions before I try this. The other thing I was a bit shaky on is ( You MUST manually disable USB connections in Activesync (wmdc) Is there anything I need to close via the task manager? Last thing ( yah right ) is .....Before flashing a custom ROM to your device- CHECK bootloader to be sure it worked correctly. I can't seem to find how to check this. I probably came across it somewhere but things are starting to run together at this point (lol) So I have the basic steps figured out ( hopefully ) I figure if any of you think I might have an issue with the things I posted above and if not. I'm gonna take a deep breath and just go for it. Worse case I have an old Moto Q .....I know if I manage this sucessfully I am gonna be addicted to it....LOL Oh I thought this ROM here would be okay for my first try Mattsm Version B Sprint 23007 Yes, I am on Sprint. Thanks again guys

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OK, let me help where I can.
First thing is about a hard reset. A hard reset will take you back to the state your phone was in just after your last flash. It will NOT change your bootloader, radio or ROM. It just resets them to the point the chefs built them. So don't worry about that.
Second, custom dialers. Be careful with these. They can work great, or put you in a little bit of trouble. Make sure that they are built for CDMA and not GSM. A GSM dialer will prevent you from accessing things such as EPST. More importantly, a GSM dialer will prevent you from dialing 911 or other emergency numbers. Custom dialers also eat some RAM, which is a valuable commodity on our Titans. I personally stick with stock. If you choose a custom, make sure all necessary functions are in working orders.
Third, flashing via Activesync. I can't really help you here. I don't recall ever disabling USB, but I can't be positive. I would recommend flashing via an SD card. It's easier and more fool-proof.
Fourth, checking bootloader. To check your Bootloader, hold the power and camera buttons, and press the reset button under the phone. It'll display the info on the tri-color screen that appears. Push reset again to exit bootloader.
Fifth, Matt makes excellent ROMs.
Sixth, just make sure you follow the guides. Thousands and thousands of people have had success by following it step-by-step. Don't take shortcuts. If you do run into an error, post as much info as you can - what steps went wrong, what bootloader you have loaded, radio version, etc. People will be here to help.

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WOW , I barely had time to have a smoke and get a cup of coffee. Thanks so much for all the info. I will read a little more on the custom dialer thing and then I am gonna just do it. I cant find my SD card adapter but I will look a bit more for it as I do see that is a easier and better way. I will let you know how it goes.

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WOW , I barely had time to have a smoke and get a cup of coffee. Thanks so much for all the info. I will read a little more on the custom dialer thing and then I am gonna just do it. I cant find my SD card adapter but I will look a bit more for it as I do see that is a easier and better way. I will let you know how it goes.

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have u made an intro in the introductions thread???
also, congrats on ur 1st post=D>
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WOW , I barely had time to have a smoke and get a cup of coffee. Thanks so much for all the info. I will read a little more on the custom dialer thing and then I am gonna just do it. I cant find my SD card adapter but I will look a bit more for it as I do see that is a easier and better way. I will let you know how it goes.

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If you don't have the SD adapter, you can just use a USB cable. Your computer should be able to access the phone and sd card almost as if it were a mapped drive.
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Not yet, but I will in a bit, thanks so much for the warm welcome.
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Re: You guys are awesome, been reading for days have a ?

Looking at what you have, it sounds like everything is stock.
So the first thing to do will be to unlock your phone with a good bootloader.
You can check your bootloader version by doing a (power, camera, and reset at same time) to confirm.

Here they are.
http://dcd1182.n715dp.com/index.php?dir=titan%2Fspl%2F

Only one of them is needed. I personally used the 2.40 Olipro
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Moved to the general Titan Forum.

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