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A friend just got this phone...
Well, I'm sure you all hate threads like this, but one of my best friends just got this phone and she wants me to root and ROM it after seeing what my little Optimus V can do after modding. I'm planning on rooting, getting a recovery on this sucker, and ROMing it for her. This is my first time with an HTC phone. I'm used to my optimus where everthing is a two or three step deal. None of this S-Off stuff
So what's good around here? XDA seems like more of the place to go for this phone. I just downloaded the Advanced Ace Hack Kit from over there. I'm planning on following that to get S-Off, root and install CWM. There are just some things I'd like to be sure about.
When using this kit, after it is over, the phone will be stock with root, busybox, and CWM. Am I correct on this? No need to back up anything other then the SD Card prior to running it?
After running said kit, the phone will still have data, correct? It is a little unclear between the different guides I've seen and this kit.
I'm a little confused about the similarities between this phone and the Desire HD. Can any Desire HD ROM be flashed on this phone?
What ROM is good? I'm looking at MIUI (My dream ROM, I've wanted it since I got my phone but it's MDPI so the only hope is the unstable MIUI4 port I just got). The latest MIUI for the inspire over at XDA that I see is from 1/02/2012, but the one for the Desire HD is from 2/01/2012. From MIUI.us, the forum is combined for both phones and the only ROM is MIUI4, which is buggy. I want a rock solid ROM for her, and from what I hear, MIUI is. It sounds smooth, and it's OC-able, so I think I'll go with it. This goes back to my previous question. Can I flash the Desire MIUI (which has been updated more recently) and be done?
What is the deal with radios? For my phone, we only have one radio. None of this flashing different ones. What do they do? Do I need to flash them after flashing a ROM?
Last, is there an easy way to go back to 100% (Or close enough) stock? Just in case there is any need for her to return the phone, I want to be sure there is a stock ROM to flash. Turning S-On and unrooting would be a bonus, but probably unnecessary.
Thanks to anyone who can take the time to answer one or all of my questions. It's much appreciated! If anyone has any other little pointers or tips or things to avoid, throw 'em this way! Oh, and one last thing. Is this a ROM manager supported phone? Or should I shy away? On my phone, ROM Manager has caused more soft bricks then I care to mention, so I can never be to sure.