1. Martinezma99's Avatar
    OK, so I successfully installed CyanogenMod 10 on my Galaxy S3 using ROM manager. I love it!

    1. Now, is there a way to switch back and forth between my CM10 and the original stock?


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    11-02-2012 12:29 AM
  2. adamtalife's Avatar
    Did you make a backup of your stock ROM?

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    11-02-2012 02:32 PM
  3. Martinezma99's Avatar
    I did. I was able to switch back to original stock but not back to CyanongenMod 10.

    Should I technically be able to switch back and forth? Is it a possibility?

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    11-02-2012 04:31 PM
  4. adamtalife's Avatar
    Yea. If you save your backups to your sd card all you'll have to do is reboot to recovery, wipe, then restore whichever backup.

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    11-02-2012 04:50 PM
  5. Martinezma99's Avatar
    I think that was part of the problem. None of my backups are on the SD card. I haven't figured out how to save to SD card using ROM Manager. It always defaults to internal memory.

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    11-02-2012 08:06 PM
  6. rdogger's Avatar
    Don't use ROM Manager. Use CWM or TWRP, its better to get used to using them in case something goes wrong.
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    11-04-2012 11:56 AM
  7. Trigger73's Avatar
    What he said

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    11-04-2012 01:10 PM
  8. sqa4life's Avatar
    I just loaded CM10 and love it.
    Why would you want to switch back to stock? Just curious.
    11-16-2012 10:46 PM
  9. Vol4Ever's Avatar
    Just for sake of argument, say I wanted to maintain a few different ROM's. No idea if I'd even want to as I'm still 100% stock. This is just curiosity. How long does it take to do the wipe / restore procedure? Are most things kept intact (custom settings and saved games, for example), or do they all get reset during the switch process?

    Thanks!

    ~Vol
    12-01-2012 07:57 PM
  10. adamtalife's Avatar
    Just for sake of argument, say I wanted to maintain a few different ROM's. No idea if I'd even want to as I'm still 100% stock. This is just curiosity. How long does it take to do the wipe / restore procedure? Are most things kept intact (custom settings and saved games, for example), or do they all get reset during the switch process?

    Thanks!

    ~Vol
    If you have them backed up to your SD card then you can switch between ROMs in less than 5 minutes. But if you transfer them to your computer it might take about another 5 minutes to transfer all the data to your phone. The more data you have stored, the longer it takes. When you restore, everything is exactly as you left it.

    I usually switch from time to time between different sense based ROMs and vanilla JB ROMs. Always come back to cleanROM though lol.

    Sent from my Nexus 7
    12-01-2012 08:20 PM

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