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Old 01-16-2011, 01:11 PM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

One amazing thing about clockworkmod is that you can perform a backup, install any rom, and then restore data. When you do this, it sets up your phone exactly how it was with the previous rom (official or not). When I say exactly, I mean all your apps, settings, accounts, shortcuts, texts, game levels...everything. You can try one rom and if you find you don't like it, just flash another and within minutes, you are all setup the way you had it before your last backup. Flashing roms has never been easier and more fun. The days of reinstalling all your apps and all that is a thing of the past. Without root privileges, this cannot be possible.

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Old 01-17-2011, 11:10 AM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

I would not be happy if I was still waiting for Froyo.

Do yourself a favor and flash this Stock Froyo Rom with Clockwork recovery included.

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Old 01-17-2011, 02:35 PM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

@Tkjames...ya gota upgrade to 2.2..wish I would have done it the first day I got my epic.
Its kinda like unlocking and flashing winmo...emphasis on kinda....but if uve done that kinda thing before that ll help simplify things.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:46 PM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

Okay, so if I do the root with Clockwork (or any of the mentioned ROMS), once the process is over will I have re-install everything, or will all my data/settings/apps still be in place? Right now I just want to unlock it without losing anything, back up everything I have right now, then move on to installing custom ROMs.
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Old 01-17-2011, 08:51 PM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

You need to download something like MyBackup or Titanium Backup after you are rooted and back up everything. You should also run the backup in Clockwork. You still lose everything when you flash a custom ROM but then you just restore everything by one of those methods. Read the wiki and it will tell you everything you need to know.
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Old 01-17-2011, 11:01 PM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

Got ya.

So root WITHOUT Clockwork or anything else.

Back up my stuff.

Then have a go at all the custom ROMs.

Thanks much to all. I'd only learned how to flash my TP2 a week before I upgraded, so it's all still a little new. And I'd rather ask stupid newbie questions than brick my phone out of ignorance.
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Old 01-18-2011, 07:23 AM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

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Got ya.

So root WITHOUT Clockwork or anything else.

Back up my stuff.

Then have a go at all the custom ROMs.

Thanks much to all. I'd only learned how to flash my TP2 a week before I upgraded, so it's all still a little new. And I'd rather ask stupid newbie questions than brick my phone out of ignorance.
You are going to need Clockwork to flash any custom ROMs.

http://wiki.ppcgeeks.com/index.php?t...peruser.apk.21
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:04 AM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

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You are going to need Clockwork to flash any custom ROMs.

http://wiki.ppcgeeks.com/index.php?t...peruser.apk.21

Grrrr...the confusion returns!

I thought I could do this one-click root just to unlock it to be able to install apps that require a rooted phone, including apps that back up my data. Once I back up my data, THEN I need Clockwork to install custom ROMs (so is Clockwork itself a ROM or not?).

I was all ready to plug up the phone and have at it. Now I gotta wait a little longer to make sure I get this right....
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:09 AM
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Re: Root or wait for FROYO?

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Grrrr...the confusion returns!

I thought I could do this one-click root just to unlock it to be able to install apps that require a rooted phone, including apps that back up my data. Once I back up my data, THEN I need Clockwork to install custom ROMs (so is Clockwork itself a ROM or not?).

I was all ready to plug up the phone and have at it. Now I gotta wait a little longer to make sure I get this right....
OK , I didn't mean to confuse you. You are correct in what you just said. The link I posted will take you to the section of the wiki that covers rooting. There you will see the download link for a version of One-Click-Root that will both root your phone AND install Clockwork, so don't worry about it. Go ahead and do whatever you are going to do, and then back everything up. Then when you go into Clockwork to flash a new ROM make sure you run the "Backup"
function there before you flash anything. Its just another means to make sure you don't lose anything.
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:18 AM
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OK , I didn't mean to confuse you. You are correct in what you just said. The link I posted will take you to the section of the wiki that covers rooting. There you will see the download link for a version of One-Click-Root that will both root your phone AND install Clockwork, so don't worry about it. Go ahead and do whatever you are going to do, and then back everything up. Then when you go into Clockwork to flash a new ROM make sure you run the "Backup"
function there before you flash anything. Its just another means to make sure you don't lose anything.
Okay. So my last (hopefully) question for clarification is:

Will rooting WITH Clockwork erase all of my current data?

I get that Clockwork has its own back up system, and Clockwork is necessary to install custom ROMs. I've got the wiki page pulled up, as well as numerous other threads with links and info. Am downloading the drivers. Got my usb cable. I'm set. I just need the final clarification of which to do, root with or without Clockwork, that will result in an unlocked phone WITHOUT loss of data.
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