I have searched here and via Google searches about Rooting and custom ROMs. I still am not quite sure what any of it means. I know rooting allows access to things that you normally cannot do such as removing HTC and Sprint apps. Which I would LOVE to do. I mean, who the hell wants the stock widget anyway?
Has anyone tried this to build your own custom ROM? There are bits and pieces of different ROMs that I want to have in one, but haven't found the one that will work for me, so I'm considering trying to make my own to have *EXACTLY* what I want, but I know *NOTHING* about coding. I found this link over on XDA, has anyone tried it before?
Ok after I patched my Evo with the OTA update, I am wishing I had rooted first. In an attempt to figure out what I want to do at this point, I'm leaning toward rooting and flashing a custom rom. The questions in my mind are:
1) What are the benefits/disadvantages of the different ROMs out there today? Has anyone made any sort of review site for roms, or a comparison chart?
2) Is there one source that would have all major ROMs in one place? (I'm thinking xda forums, but haven't had time to try to pour through that yet).
3) If all one is looking for is to be able to run root-required apps (Backups, Tether, screen shots, etc..) Is a root + stock ROM the best way to go?
4) Should I Plan on losing ALL my data/settings on the first root? (I know google and other cloud stuff remains intact, as well as the SD card items). Coming from a Palm OS (sadly not WebOS), I find Android great in some respects, but the lockdown of a true backup still boggles my mind. I'm sure these have been asked elsewhere, and if you know where feel free to boot me in that direction, sadly after sifting through a few hours worth of root forums I still can't find the basic info above when it comes to the Evo 4G (I found answers for a few other models)
So Im kinda confused of this whole custom rom thing, is it like a custom firmware on PSP or jailbreak on iphone? Does HTC update the hero a lot? I mean what if I just wanted to stick with HTCs firmwares? Are they good? What is the most significant advantage of the custom roms? I like things simple.
Im using Miui and its completely different experience from sense and most of the roms that are out. I was wondering if there any other roms that are completely different like this. I see alot use fresh but whats the big difference over Sense?
I'm currently running the Carbon ROM (Nightly) (4.3.1) on my GT-N7100 Note II phone. With Kernel version 3.0.64-CM-gd6f2fa. I have my phone but i'm curious as to about the findmymobile service not being able to work on this phone simply because all samsung services have stopped. In fact it was the only service I would've most likely used from Samsung.
On the Samsung website trying to access my phone as a test, it simply comes up saying 'offline' which is obvious considering it's not installed on my mobile. Is there a way to be able to get findmymobile information on my phone?
I'm new to installing custom roms so I have a question when using rom manager after I download the rom and check the two boxes the phone goes into recovery mode and I'm not sure what I have to do after that my screen just shows a phone with an exclamation mark next to it what do I have to do after that?
I'm already obsessing over when we'll see the first custom roms for the Epic. I know we're also waiting on a custom recovery. Being as there are about a billion android websites and people are all over the place...has anyone heard any news as to when we can hope/expect a custom recovery or custom rom for the Epic?
Hi, im new to the smartphone/android scene and i've recently rooted my desire. I was going to look around for a nice custom ROM, but now i'm hearing about this new official froyo 2.2 that is out..would i be better going for the froyo, or is there better custom roms out there?
I'm looking to upgrade my Hero to either an EVO or Epic and want to get an idea of what custom ROMs are available for each. I'm looking for a stripped down, clean, barebones install with no Sense UI. CM 6.1 seems like a good choice, but reportedly, 4G doesn't work (I have great 4G coverage in my area). So clean, Senseless, with 4G?
Recently I lost my HTC Explorer and I have been wondering which phone to go for next. Life with the HTC Xplorer was fun as I got to play with a lot of custom Roms. Now that its gone I'm thinking of a better performance HTC phone (at a decent price of cos) with a good number of available custom Roms. I found this: [URL] .... but only two replies.
Could it be able to create an emulator for droid to emulate another Droid, like that you are stock and want to know if a rom Nightly is stable or want to test in in some other way, always flashing back and forth is not very convenient, I think something like an Emu would be better...
Is there a method, would it need root or is it even able to develop such a thing???
I recently rooted my htc inspire using AAHK(it worked very well). But whenever I use it it is recognized as an htc evo. I'm not sure if the BIOS was changed or what. But I still want to flash custom roms. Should I look for inspire custom roms or evo custom roms or does it matter?
I have been able to flash velocity 0.2 and then decided to upgrade to 0.3. When I did, I looked into flashing the turbo kernel for ally. Followed the instructions as said and now I have the choice to boot to recovery or if I let the boot go all the way through it gets stuck after the verizon logo. When I try to flash a different ROM, I hit install from SD card and everytime, no matter which ROM I pick, it starts updating but says opening file, then like 2 more lines saying opening, then it stops the install.
Since I am just an average Joe with all this android stuff I didn't wanna get to deep in the process of rooting my phone so I went with Unrevoked3, now since their claiming you can flash custom ROMs I was wondering if anyone knows how to accomplish this in a safe and easy way.
I rooted with unrevoked but idk how the heck to install the roms i want? and can you even install roms with unrevoked?? plus can i use rom manager? i used this http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=787304
I have been using the INC for about 2 months now and i really do like the phone. As all of you know, the battery sucks. I picked up the 1500 battery about the same time the 2.2 came out and the battery life dropped over the 2.1/stocker. I thought it may have been the battery so i used the stock 1300 for a while and it was TERRIBLE. To add to the issue, the battery takes longer to charge then it does die. And thats why i am posting this. Could someone give me a list of what i need to do while rooting my phone and installing custom roms? that will speed up charge time? Normally i wont ask for help like this but i have zero time to sit down and read about everything. Just looking for a simple fix to get me by for the next few months.
i have searched, for list of decent roms for sprint hero w google cdma, ive found older posts but not very informative, want something to speed it up, function a little better mainly just wanna mess with my phone till i find something better. if there is a list of good ones out at the moment, pics would be helpfull also, and links to were to get them.