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    This is jellybam by the way


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    And actually you do need to flash the wifi fix afterword, but that's it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    And actually you do need to flash the wifi fix afterword, but that's it
    what do you think are the best settings to choose in aroma?
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    Quote Originally Posted by RawisTheGameHhH View Post
    what do you think are the best settings to choose in aroma?
    I chose stock signal icons (work the best) and I chose certain sense apps to be removed, but I only took away a couple I don't use. Make sure you wipe in the aroma installer at the beginning no matter what.
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    every time im about to do it; i dont because of that 10% who is saying there are errors and reboots and stuff
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    Do a backup first. You can easily restore to exactly the way you have it now if things do no work out, or if you just want to run both for the time being. No danger, beyond the 10 minutes it would take to do the restore.

    I bet most of those reboot issues are from restored data, or some other no-no. I removed every app I wanted to use from Aroma... I think some those get installed as /system apps, which in turn causes problems when using TitBU to "Back all user apps with data" later. I removed most HTC stuff, except what I use (flashlight and calendar I think), ticked the complete removal of Sense and chose Nova for launcher. Viper has quite a lot you CAN do before you even flash the ROM, but you do not have to. If it seems overwhelming, just flash and try it out. You can always redo.

    After a backup of course. Always keep one or two good backups around, or good points on whatever ROM you like, so you can recover quickly if you make a mistake.
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    Make sure if you are still stock, do the back up, but also look for the stock rom/boot.img for when you need to fastboot it/flash GUI flash it
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    Make sure if you are still stock, do the back up, but also look for the stock rom/boot.img for when you need to fastboot it/flash GUI flash it
    yes i am still stock rooted with twrp installed
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    If you end up flashing JellyBam at any point (like most cm/AOKP roms with hboot 1.14) once you flash it it will take a long time to boot.. After 5 minutes I usually just hold power down until the screen turns off and then it boots fine within a few minutes
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    so to return to the backup of stock rooted i need a boot.img? where do i get that from?
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    If you came from firmware 2.20, look in the ruu section of the index on xda, that's what you need I believe. (Although I've never went back to dock, myself)
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    is it true you dont need to flash the boot.img anymore? someone just said aroma does that during the install?
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    Viper only does this that I know of. so if you are doing anything other than Viper 3.1, you need to flash the IMG. The easiest way is likely the app setup to do this, where you point it at the same zip file you do for the ROM. Downgrading Hboot still seems like the wisest course though, as it removes this headache forever more.

    Heard horror stories about yet another new version of Hboot that if taken via OTA, will make all non-compliant kernels have no touchscreen support. There is only the OTA that is compatible until the kernel source is released, so this is a no-fix situation currently. Do NOT take the OTA when it comes out.
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    I just use flash image gui app instead of flashing through pc..it's not a hassle at all compared to adb fastboot commands
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    so it still has to be done although im reading the installation of Viper does it automatically?
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    No, viper will flash it for you...I've never had an issue flashing viper anyways, but some telus one x's have an issue with aroma (extremely rare though)
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    so i dont need to use flash gui?
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    Not for viper xl , other Roms you can flash with that though..and remember, if for any reason viper doesn't boot, just flash it- this never happened to me, but is a solution I've seen on xda
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    i am getting the itch; but how do i return to my back if i dislike viper? that is what i need to know in my back pocket before i proceed; thanks guys
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    I'm running the beta of the next update for ViperXL... i'll let you know when it updates... It is freakin perfect on this build (should be out within a week)
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    I'm running the beta of the next update for ViperXL... i'll let you know when it updates... It is freakin perfect on this build (should be out within a week)
    great thanks for the tip; but can i just restore a backup to my stock rooted backup or do i need the boot.img somehow?
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    That's a little more tricky.. there are a few Roms that are stock with little to no tweaks I would suggest over your current stock rom (and they are more stable too). Once you are rooted, download titanium backup and back up apps only..that way you can restore them to their current state on any rom

    As far as restoring your current stock, you just gave to flash the appropriate Ruu (located in the one x index on xda) and flash it... I do believe that will relock your bootloader once you do that- not 100% on that seeing as I've never wanted to go back haha
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bizzle69 View Post
    That's a little more tricky.. there are a few Roms that are stock with little to no tweaks I would suggest over your current stock rom (and they are more stable too). Once you are rooted, download titanium backup and back up apps only..that way you can restore them to their current state on any rom

    As far as restoring your current stock, you just gave to flash the appropriate Ruu (located in the one x index on xda) and flash it... I do believe that will relock your bootloader once you do that- not 100% on that seeing as I've never wanted to go back haha
    good point; i guess ill wait for the next version this week or next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by RawisTheGameHhH View Post
    good point; i guess ill wait for the next version this week or next!
    The update might go live today..keep an eye out on that thread
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    instant updates for the past month!
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