Stock Root - Need help w/ Roms & Radios
I tried a search and couldn't find anything regarding this.
I have a rooted Thunderbolt Stock. Rooted using the MAC method and it worked flawlessly. Now I am looking to flash BAMF 1.8 (NTE or Remix), and was wondering if the radio from this thread should be flashed [ROM] [FROYO] [06.20.11] Das BAMF 1.8 - xda-developers as well. I don't see a reason to, but just wanted to get a clarification.
- 06-20-2011, 02:11 PM #2
make a backup of your current True Stock ROM!
it'll be your saving grace backup that will be called upon if you flash any other ROM and it doesn't work. keep this backup!
backup can be done via ClockWorkModRecovery or ROM Manager
(note: a backup DOESN'T backup your radio)
from your True Stock ROM to either NTE or REMIX--your current Froyo Radio will do fine.
(did you apply any radio leak to your phone?)
IF you wish to upgrade to a Gingerbread ROM, then you'll need to flash a new GB radio.
if you don't like the GB ROM, then you must flash a Froyo Radio with any Froyo ROM (for the first flash)
if your previous ROM was a GB ROM--and you're flashing another GB ROM--no need to flash a new radio (unless desired)
if your previous ROM was a GB ROMand you're flashing a Froyo ROM--you need to flash a Froyo Radio
same is true for the reverse (FroyoROM--GB ROM=new radio)
BEFORE you flash the radio/ROM
1) check the MD5 sum (can be done with astro file manager, or an app called "Hash Droid") of BOTH the Radio & the MD5 sum of the ROM
2) turn off Fastboot (home screen>menu>setting>power>fast boot)---IF fast boot is enabled, you WON'T be able to get into hboot to flash your radio
if wrong, please correct/clarify
- 06-20-2011, 02:29 PM #4
for that, use one of the following:
TB has a better interface (can also choose individual apps to backup/restore) instead of a batch back up which is the only thing allowed by MyBackUpRoot. TB gives you more control over what you can backup/restore
in addition to the nandroid backup, either of those 2 apps are used to backup apps in between your nandroid backups. also, those 2 apps can be used to repair market links that can be broken in the process of flashing a new ROM & they can also give you the option of only backing up the app/only backing up the app data/backing up BOTH the app & app data
also, make sure that BEFORE you flash a new ROM or Radio,
rule of thumb to a safe Flash is to wipe everything 3 times
wipe data cache 3 times
wipe dalvik cache 3 times
factory data/reset 3 times
if you don't--some ROMs can flash improperly--giving you errors & things that don't work properly.
better safe than sorry.
- 06-20-2011, 02:32 PM #5
- 06-20-2011, 02:37 PM #6
Great information guys. I found a great thread regarding what to back up. Link included.
Real Excited :-D. Productive day at "work" as you can see :-)
- 06-20-2011, 02:49 PM #8
- 06-21-2011, 09:46 PM #10
Exclusive Leak: HTC Thunderbolt MR2 OTA Update (1.66.605.2) – Stock And Rooted Downloads | Android News, Apps, Games, Phones, Tablets - Android Police
which is referenced in a question already asked in this thread here:
- 06-22-2011, 12:42 PM #12