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Rooted! What now...?
I've noticed there are a ton of posts and faq's and stickies on how to root and solve the corresponding problems. But once we've rooted, there really isn't any particular post to find the next steps. I've done a lot of searches on this website and others and still have some questions that I think can help others in a similar situation.
In my case, I used unrevoked, then did a full nandroid backup (at least I hope I did) using ROM Manager and then backed everything else up using titanium pro before flashing (with rom manager) to baked snack.
Anyways, I'm going to throw out some questions because there are still a lot of things many of us are unsure about. I know some of these are searchable but it would be nice to have it all in one place.
1. What are the "must do" steps? I know about a nandroid backup but I've also read something about updating the radio settings for good reception. How does one go about this and is it really needed?
2. What is the best way to flash a rom?
3. When flashing a rom, is it generally a bad idea to re-install the settings and data from your stock rom or should we re-do everything?
4. What are the advantages of different kernels? When I installed baked snack there was an option install 3, 4, 5 or 6. Their website doesn't really detail the differences but I gather some overclock and underclock.
5. Once we're rooted, what can we update and what things should we stay away from? I know we can't update to 2.3 or 2.4 because it will break root (wait for your rom to update) but can we (or should we) update the PRL or any other settings?
By the way, I think it would be great if someone did a sticky/faq on this. I'm certainly not qualified but it would be useful as a sort of "part 2" to rooting.
- 10-20-2010, 06:56 PM #2
- 10-20-2010, 09:13 PM #3
You should just never download an OTA update from Sprint/HTC once you're rooted.
You can use Titanium Backup to restore apps with data, but I only do this for a few apps, what other settings are you talking about? Like home screen layouts and stuff? - I would re-create those. (It's a pain, I use a lot of folders but only really takes about 10 minutes, I make all my folders, then go to the app drawer and long press the app icon and drag it to the folder where it lives. I even use ShootMe to remember some stuff if I have a "sweet" setup).
Different kernels can offer a lot of different things, the latest stock HTC kernel unlocks FPS "their" way (which I think is the best so far), others add what was mentioned above and still others often speed boost. Some even alter network settings, etc. It's hard to give a brief answer but you'll know when you're ready, when you have a ROM you like it and tweaked it and want a little extra, then you're ready to start flashing some kernels, just create a nand backup and then go to town.Fred
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When I put Baked Snack 1.8 on my phone I restored all apps and data from the stock rom. It populated the icons and everything and I thought maybe I should have put less on, so to speak. Is it best to just do the apps/data when there is something I know I'll have to save (like game progress) and download the rest? I already synch with appbrain so that isn't a problem.
On the theme of baked snack 1.8, I'm really a bit confused as to what it brings to the table. I do think my battery life is a bit better but it also seems to run laggier than stock 2.2, which surprised me because the notes say that it's overclocked. For instance, when i look through my apps there is a obvious lag when they first scroll and this was not present in 2.2. I think I have kernel 6 (whatever is stock with baked snack 1.8).