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    [DESIRE] Tales of Rooting

    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

    Si
    Last edited by ZeroHour; 21st April 2011 at 06:26 PM.

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    So now its custom rom time

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    Just doing a Nandroid backup first - very geeky stuff

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    I can highly recommend the Oxygen Rom by AdamG on xda.
    XDA Developers

    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.

    Michael

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    Everything works great except for Video Recording.
    I'm not geeky enough for that

    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)

    Si

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    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

    Si

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    Ok - its time to do the wipe and install the new rom

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    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!!!!

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    Time to give up - root ing and loading custom mod rom has worked - jsut cant restore from my backup due to admin reasons

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Time to give up - root ing and loading custom mod rom has worked - jsut cant restore from my backup due to admin reasons

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    That's a shame Si, but at least you're in the world of Cyanogen now!

    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

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    That's a shame Si, but at least you're in the world of Cyanogen now!
    Sometimes it seems a dark and strange place

    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!)
    Your dead right about the spring clean

    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

    regards
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    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

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    RE: contacts, have you tried checking the SIM contacts for the missing ones?
    Where do I find them?

    (Yours is one of the ones lost - and that's the second time its happend!)

    Si

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    Quote Originally Posted by SimpleSi View Post
    Where do I find them?

    (Yours is one of the ones lost - and that's the second time its happend!)

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    In that case I'm not telling - lest I get another 1am sms...

    Open contacts, hit menu, select import/export and you can see the various sources available to get them from.

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    Open contacts, hit menu, select import/export and you can see the various sources available to get them from.
    Nada there in Sim card - just some old vcards on the sdcard

    I'll get them when I get my backup data back
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