Hello, everybody. After lurking here for about 3 or 4 weeks, I finally made an account today. I'm new to Android, so I have a couple questions I haven't seen answered elsewhere.
I recently acquired my 1st ever Android device, which is also my 1st ever unlocked mobile phone. Now, I've had several never-locked (or, "factory unlocked") phones before, but my LG P505 Phoenix is the 1st phone I've ever had that was branded (AT&T), and later unlocked. In my case, I purchased this phone used, over the internet. It was advertised as being unlocked, and I have confirmed that it works with a non-AT&T SIM.
Is that all the proof I need that the phone is truly unlocked, and has been unlocked properly? If a phone is "unlocked," can that mean more than 1 thing?
Is it possible to lose my unlock if I flash the ROM?
Well, I'm not sure how many different ways there are of unlocking a phone (or this phone, specifically). I've already done a factory reset a few times on it, and it's still unlocked. Does that make it any better?
You could always get a different recovery and flash cm9 with the appropriate p505 kernel.
Then you get awesome battery and no lock screen lag.
I'm just waiting for a good new baseband kernel to go back.
Yes you can flash old baseband. I don't have time to play that game.
As for a new baseband kernel ... there is reayne' s and jobans.
Reayne ' s is stock. Don't know much about it.
Jobans first release Wifi don't work, data works only if you flash " funny sim version".
Joban has fixed the Wifi and maybe some other tweaks. But hasn't released it yet. Crossing fingers.
Now, as far as backing up, is it enough to use Titanium Backup to back up all user + system apps + data, flash everything, then install & use Titanium Backup to restore everything? Or would I only restore User apps + data?
well if all goes smoothly with flashing a recovery, and it should, id boot into recovery and a make a backup there.
then use TB to then back up apps , all if you want, doesnt matter now what you back up cuz you have a full backup already thru recovery. the only apps you would HAVE to back up are the apps you want to restore after flashing a rom.
and if anything goes wrong with flashing a rom or you just dont like it you can boot back into recovery and restore your back up, of what i would assume to be stock root.