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Re: Step by Step Instructions
I know this is an older phone now, but I just got one in really nice shape off ebay and I want to root it so I can either A) remove the bloatware it comes with and add different sounds to be chosen for notifications or B) install a custom ROM without maps, facebook, nav, TV etc. I was going to follow the video guide at the start of the thread till I opened ODIN and realized it was a .exe program and I'm running Linux. So I was going to follow this guide [LINUX GUIDE for NOOBS] Rooting, Unlocking, Locking and Flashing and then realized it's for a Nexus and I do have the Epic 4G from Sprint. So, now I'm not sure what all I need. In the other guide I've gotten through the part on using ADB to see if it will recognize my phone and it does, but it's an Epic so I don't want to put any of those files on. What files do I need to put a nice clean ROM or one that will let me do more? I DID root this phone with FRAMAROOT and according to root checker pro it is rooted, but it still won't let me delete bloatware and I still can't put sounds so they show up where I want. I'm happy enough with Gingerbread.FC09, except I can't make it do what I want. I've looked at some threads at [ROM][CWM][EL30] Stock+Root+Deodexed - xda-developers, but I don't know what deodexed means, I don't know if it's MTD (and I don't know what that means). I don't want something to update nightly, just nice stable system minus bloatware. I kind of think doing my HTC Evo was a bit easier, I put everything on a SD card and went from there, but that's been a bit ago. So do I need a new ROM? or is it not properly rooted (SU is installed) because I can't delete stuff or add stuff. Where have I gone amuck and what do I need to do and what do I need to do it? Thank you!