all rooted! thinking CM7?
Got the root done, backed up everything with titanium backup, now looking for some fun things to do. Have heard about ROMS, not sure what thats all about, maybe its a new interface? Anyway, heard CM7 is cool. Can anyone tell me about it and how to get it?
- 04-07-2011, 08:02 AM #2
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- 04-11-2011, 05:34 PM #7
Second, you will get a huge improvement in both battery life AND speed by installing CM7 over stock, so if you're seeing worse battery life, it's probably because it wasn't installed correctly. Installing directly from ROM Manager is likely the culprit. Find a better recovery than Clockwork Mod - if possible - and then download the GAPPS and CM files onto a computer, put them on your SD card, backup your stock image (sounds like you did that already), and then clear everything off (system, data, cache, and dalvik cache) and finally flash the ROM. Then boot into CM7, let it sit for a minute, then reboot into recovery. Clear cache and dalvik, then flash GAPPS. Then reboot and you should be good to go. You don't always have to go through all those steps flashing a new ROM, but be prepared for issues like battery life to crop up if you skip steps.
- 04-11-2011, 05:46 PM #8ROM: CM 126.96.36.199 build
Kernel: Tiamat 4.0.3 sbc
Recovery: Amon_Ra v2.3
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- 04-11-2011, 06:44 PM #9
Using CM7 Stable with older radios will net you terrible terrible battery life. Im using CM7 Stable with radio version 26.04.02.17_M2 and have been on battery for 15 hours 54 min and im currently at 81%. Light use, but i remember letting it sit, not being used, with the old radio and going down 15% an hour!
- 04-12-2011, 09:39 AM #10
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- 04-12-2011, 12:21 PM #13
CM7 might end up bricking the Inspire if people can't get coding right.
I've been running into issues with my SD Card, and have fried 2 so far. Not sure if I should re-root and try this again.
Other than that, after CM7 installation, and adding Gapps, your core functions seem to work until you start getting "avoiding android.process.media has stopped unexpectedly" messages and your market apps won't install. Then what?
I've been reading about restoring the phone, but will that work? i don't know. Maybe it does.
- 04-12-2011, 09:50 PM #15
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Just installed CM7, I think this is definitely something every user should do. HTC Sense looks really pretty, but lacks a lot of features. CM7 puts everything in a convenient place, and is very clean, and has a lot of very powerful features that you don't realize are handy until you go back to Sense and get annoyed that they're not there (like long press duration adjustment).