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Old 06-07-2010, 10:07 AM
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

You can always return to stock in like 5 minutes. There are stock backups available for download in various places. So don't let that worry you.

As far as making backups, they are easy. You don't pick out files or anything, it is all automatic. You boot into recovery (hold X while booting) and then choose the option to make a nandroid backup. It's as easy as that.

And as far as Froyo goes, a rom version was just leaked out. I'm currently running 2.2 with Flash. See why rooting is worth it? :P
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Old 06-07-2010, 10:20 AM
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

Oh and as far as themes, you really just need to find the right ones. I agree that many are cheesy. This is the one I am currently using with Froyo and don't find it cheesy at all. The logo on the notification window borders on it but everything else is nice and clean and monotone, no crazy colors of gaudy textures.

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Old 06-07-2010, 04:40 PM
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

OK now I'm in Recovery Mode on my Droid and I don't see the option to create a backup. Is nandroid only associated with Root? I thought you did it BEFORE you root so when you unroot your phone will be exactly like it was before.
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

Nandroid backups require root to work. If you worried about going back to absolute stock then there is an .sbf that you can use to return to stock.
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Old 06-07-2010, 06:24 PM
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

So I'm gonna have to root before I can nandroid back up?
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

Yeah. You root and install the custom recovery. That recovery allows you to make backups.
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

Well, here we go. I'm gonna get to rooting. I wanna thank all of you for helping me out with this and thanks for the great replies! I will update you as soon as I'm done!
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

Well, I've run into a problem. When I go into Recovery Mode (btw I'm following the stickie here that guides you on how to root) and I try to apply the update.zip from my SD card it says that there is no such file in my SD card and it aborts the operation. This is the first step too, where I have to downgrade from 2.1 to 2.0.1. I would also like to have a rooted 2.1 but that seems kind of difficult. Any ideas?
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

Well once you downgrade from 2.1 to 2.0.1 you'll install a rom that is based on 2.1 or 2.2 so don't let the downgrade turn you against anything. You only go back to 2.0.1 so that you can root, then you upgrade again.

I'm not sure which guide you are following but if you are on stock 2.1 then your first step would be using RSD Lite and flashing a .sbf file. Have you done this yet?
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Old 06-08-2010, 02:26 PM
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Re: Rooting & Themes-The Basics Please

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Well once you downgrade from 2.1 to 2.0.1 you'll install a rom that is based on 2.1 or 2.2 so don't let the downgrade turn you against anything. You only go back to 2.0.1 so that you can root, then you upgrade again.

I'm not sure which guide you are following but if you are on stock 2.1 then your first step would be using RSD Lite and flashing a .sbf file. Have you done this yet?
Actually, yes. I plugged in my Droid, went into bootloader phone, RSD Lite detects the phone-but when I go to click start it ends the operation. Is it supposed to give me all the info about my phone too? Like the ESN and all that? Because it says N/A next to every input field.

Just my luck, can't even get past the first step.

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I've even tried different versions of RSD and every time I get "Failed flashing process." and the result field says "FAIL". It doesn't give me me ESN, Software version, Flex version-none of that. It just says N/A for each field. And yes, I do have the SBF file uploaded to RSD so I don't think that's the problem.

Edit AGAIN:
I finally got it working! I'm rooted at 2.1! FINALLY. Now, I have installed ClockWorkMod and I've tried to install the new Froyo Rom but when it goes through the update process in recovery mode it goes too fast for me to read anything, and then takes me back to the recovery menu. I select reboot now and it makes me log into google just as if it was a new phone.

But, the rom I loaded did not actually load? It's the same as before-almost as if it took a backup that I created and just installed that instead. Any help?

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