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    I just rooted my phone for the first time. No im looking to get a new ROM and kernel. I want to overclock my kernel to make things run faster. For my ROM I am on Froyo now and wasn't a better one. I really am interested in something that i can use my hotspot with out paying Verizon a fee. Any suggestions?
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    There's a few decent ones out there... I'm using Bamf Forever. All of the newer ROMs are Gingerbread so you will need to upgrade your radio as well. As for kernels I'm using Imo

    You can use this guide for ROMs and Radio installs: [Guide] How to Backup, Restore & Install ROMs on The Thunderbolt
    At the end of the guide is What's Available for ROMs/Kernels/Radios.

    Heres my setup as an example:
    Gingerbread 2.11.605.3 Radio: [RADIO] HTC Thunderbolt Radios [PG05IMG.zip] (Updated: 20 Oct 2011) - xda-developers
    Bamf Forever ROM: [GB][2.11.605.5][Sense3.0]BAMF Forever 1.0.9!)
    Imos lean test Kernel: [Kernel] [GB Sense] leanKernel: minimalistic kernel (4.1.0GBtest, 10/21/11))

    For the radios... you need to flash/install twice... one at a time.. one for CDMA and one for LTE. Just follow the How To ROM Guide and repeat the process for each radio. Make sure you remove the first CDMA radio off of the sd card before placing the second LTE radio on it.

    For the Bamf ROM... version 1.0.9 is just a fix/patch (not a full ROM) so you would need to install 1.0.8 first which is the full ROM.

    That's just an example of my setup.
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    Oh and by the way you can use your hotspot for free NOW.... as long as the phone is rooted... Download "Barnacle Wifi Tether" from the Android Market.
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    how do I flash kernels?
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    Same way as a ROM except don't wipe the data. After installing the ROM.... You can then install the kernel. Only wipe the cache partition and the dalvik cache.. No Data Wipe.
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    Almost the same way you flash a ROM. Do a nandroid backup. Put the kernel on your sd card. Boot into recovery. I like to wipe the cache partition and the Dalvik cache(Don't wipe data). Go to install zip from sd card, and load it like you would a ROM. Reboot when finished.
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    I'm currently rooted and running BAMF Forever 1.0.8 with the 1.0.9 patch but i never installed new radios or a new kernel? Is this recommended? I have the MR2 radio from one of the previous vzw updates.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyber Warrior View Post
    There's a few decent ones out there... I'm using Bamf Forever. All of the newer ROMs are Gingerbread so you will need to upgrade your radio as well. As for kernels I'm using Imo

    You can use this guide for ROMs and Radio installs: [Guide] How to Backup, Restore & Install ROMs on The Thunderbolt
    At the end of the guide is What's Available for ROMs/Kernels/Radios.

    Heres my setup as an example:
    Gingerbread 2.11.605.3 Radio: [RADIO] HTC Thunderbolt Radios [PG05IMG.zip] (Updated: 20 Oct 2011) - xda-developers
    Bamf Forever ROM: [GB][2.11.605.5][Sense3.0]BAMF Forever 1.0.9!)
    Imos lean test Kernel: [Kernel] [GB Sense] leanKernel: minimalistic kernel (4.1.0GBtest, 10/21/11))

    For the radios... you need to flash/install twice... one at a time.. one for CDMA and one for LTE. Just follow the How To ROM Guide and repeat the process for each radio. Make sure you remove the first CDMA radio off of the sd card before placing the second LTE radio on it.

    For the Bamf ROM... version 1.0.9 is just a fix/patch (not a full ROM) so you would need to install 1.0.8 first which is the full ROM.

    That's just an example of my setup.
    I'm running the exact same setup as you are and I am getting at least 3 random reboots a day and sometimes even find my phone completely off and have to do a battery pull to turn it back on (which is a pain since I'm at work and have a seidio convert case on it so that's 2 cases I have to take off).

    I did the usual wiped data, cache, dalvik, loaded bamf forever 1.0.8 first then patched with 1.0.9. Loaded the lean kernel and running it on normal.

    I'm also getting force close with Google services framework every hour or so. Should I just start from scratch or can I still manage to salvage this ROM so I don't have to reload everything all over again.

    Ps. I came from bamf forever 1.0.7 and didn't have any of these issues.
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    @Senor

    I was also having the phone randomly shut off on me since 1.0.7. Go into Bamf settings and change the minimum cpu speed from 265 to 364. Haven't had a problem since then. Just remember that it sets back to 265 sometimes when rebooting the phone so double check the minimum speed everytime you reboot.

    I'm not getting random reboots so I'm not sure what thats from. Could be from he combination of problems your having.

    I was getting force closures with around 5 apps.... which was fixed by uninstalling the app and re-installing. Don't restore the apps from a backup. Download the messed up apps from the market and then you can restore just the app data from any backups that you have.
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    Hey cyber Quick question about lean kernel do you use setcpu, bamf settings, or speedtweak with terminal emulator to set the overclocking? Just rooted this week and completely new at this stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nuno222 View Post
    Hey cyber Quick question about lean kernel do you use setcpu, bamf settings, or speedtweak with terminal emulator to set the overclocking? Just rooted this week and completely new at this stuff.
    Don't use SetCPU with Imos kernels. You don't need to set up profiles for things like ....screen off.. its already built in to the kernel. Use Bamf settings to adjust the CPU and then you can use Terminal if you want to adjust the speed tweak settings.
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    Thanks for the quick response.

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