So now its custom rom time
After severe peer pressure from an EduMod I've decided to try and root my Desire
Downloaded unrevoked and the USB ROOT DRIVER Thingy - tried to use unrevoked and got errors
Decided that it was because my Desire is out of memory and deleted a few things and got the unrevoked process to isntall and run - 25 device reboots later unrevoleked says its done and my devie is now rooted
Last edited by ZeroHour; 21st April 2011 at 06:26 PM.
So now its custom rom time
Just doing a Nandroid backup first - very geeky stuff
I can highly recommend the Oxygen Rom by AdamG on xda.
I'm using the latest RC6 Gingerbread build. Is a ASOP rom so no bloat. Everything works great except for Video Recording. Video recording will be fixed when Nexus1 get the Gingerbread OTA update as some video libs are needed from the build.
I'm not geeky enough for thatEverything works great except for Video Recording.
I want everything to work at least as well as standard HTC/Vodaphone latest update
(there's nothing in gingerbread that is seems to be of any practical use on a desire so until its rock solid stable , no point in likes of me going for it)
OK - I've backed up my sd card to my PC so I'm off to start updating the rom (Just checking if I need to update radio first - don't think so but just checking
Ok - its time to do the wipe and install the new rom
Its always the non-tech stuff that does you in!
I've got it up and running with the cyanogne mod but I can;t restore from my Sprite Backup (that I paid £3 for!) as it won't re-activate.
Tried contacting the help desk - its says my password isn't valid even though I've got the text in front of me!!!!
Time to give up - root ing and loading custom mod rom has worked - jsut cant restore from my backup due to admin reasons
You said you've backed up your SD card so I'm presuming it's just your apps that you lost? If that's the case, don't think of it as losing them, think of it as spring cleaning - go and install all the apps you use again (the ones you miss, you probably never used anyway!)
BTW, Titanium is an awesome backup tool, highly recommend it. Plus you can set it up to store backups on your DropBox so it doesn't matter if you're SD card fails on you
Sometimes it seems a dark and strange placeThat's a shame Si, but at least you're in the world of Cyanogen now!
Your dead right about the spring cleanYou said you've backed up your SD card so I'm presuming it's just your apps that you lost? If that's the case, don't think of it as losing them, think of it as spring cleaning - go and install all the apps you use again (the ones you miss, you probably never used anyway!)
Just got a few problems
1. some of my contacts have dissapeared - so obviuosly not all were Google contacts
2. Lost all my previous SMS conversations so I'm having to manually find contacts to start them off again (and the stock app doesn't seem to handle multiple destinations like the HTC one did)
3. I had a profile manager that did what I wanted but I can't remember its name (The one I had let you either keep a default setting, change it to something or disable it for everything from wi-fi to screen brightness)
The annoying thing was to pay £3 for a backup prog before I rooted (because no free one seem to do the job ). In hindsight I should have then used Titanium at that point
I just need to gain access to my backup (Sprite) account and I should be good to go except Mr Sprite is saying - who are you
Yay! you've taken the plunge!
RE: contacts, have you tried checking the SIM contacts for the missing ones?
Not used sprite backup so can't advise with it I'm afraid, but as above Titanium is probably the way to go in the future
Where do I find them?RE: contacts, have you tried checking the SIM contacts for the missing ones?
(Yours is one of the ones lost - and that's the second time its happend!)
Nada there in Sim card - just some old vcards on the sdcardOpen contacts, hit menu, select import/export and you can see the various sources available to get them from.
I'll get them when I get my backup data back
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