This is the process i used to root my phone. now the rom manager cant install any roms and i cant get back into sprecovery. wth? please help because i really want to see what these roms are about.
Hey Mikey. ROM Manager is a must. This will allow you to download and install different versions ("ROMS") of 2.2, some of which are very unique. It's worth the 4 bucks for the premium version, but the free version works great too. Be sure to back up your current ROM (it should prompt you to do so)before installing a new one. I really like Liquid FroYo, but Cyanogen has a pretty big following and there are other good ones too. Good luck!
I have to disagree with this. I have flashed a few different roms, but I do it via SPRecovery. To me it is easy enough plus I have heard a lot of horror stories involving ROM Mgr. From what I have noticed it seems to be a love/hate relationship with RM...
The main thing that rom manager does (as far as i could tell) Is give you a list of the current roms that are out there and a quick link to download.
But now i just get them from droidforums.net seems like a great site. are there any others out there i should know of?
1. Rename the rom to "update.zip" minus the quotes.
2. boot into recovery
3. MAKE A BACKUP OF YOUR PHONE
4. Push update.zip to /sdcard/update.zip
5. Tell your recovery to allow update.zip installation
6. Install from /sdcard/update.zip
After you do this, you will not be able to log into your Google account yet. You will have to install gapps next following the same steps. Once you do this you should have Sapphire running. Let me know how you like.
Like SPRecovery, it default blocks running update.zip, so over the air updates don't bork your root.
This is actually another advantage to ROMManager: it can automate the clockworkmod recovery, so it automatically installs both the ROM and the gapps module in one step. It also asks you to make a backup, and automates the nandroid backup too. One other thing: it can reboot you into recovery (it can actually do this whichever recovery you use) so you don't have to open the keyboard to launch recovery, then clsoe it so you can navigate (I guess if you have skinny fingers and can navigate recovery without the keyboard close...
It's now really, really stable. Not to mention for people like me, it makes downloading and switching between roms really easy.
I used to use SPrecovery back when I ran SholesMod, but once I started using Cyanogen, it just made sense to use rom manager.
1. Titanium Backup- Lets you back up your apps with data to your sdcard for when you switch roms you never really loose anything. It is free, but you can donate to get the ability to do mass backups and reinstalls
2. Root Explorer- most powerful file explorer. It cost about $4 in the market, but highly worth.
Another app that is fun to play with is Drocap2. It lets you take screen shots of your phone.
CacheMate is also really useful. It allows you to quickly clear the cache of all apps on your phone instead of doing it manually.
I have tried shadow rom and saphire as well, But shadowrom was just plain crappy and saphire seemed more geared for developers, which i am not.
Personally i like ultimatedroid because of the look and the amount of customization. Also many features are preinstalled, like wired and wireless tether, flashlight, and overclocking without installing a kernel.
Since Ive gotten clockwork to work properly I havent had any any problem with installing roms. I like clockwork because I can save other roms on my phone and switch them at will.