1. bobby james's Avatar
    I'm fairly new to Android, I had an iPhone from 2007 until September of last year. I love this phone and will never go back to ios. But I have a few questions about rooting the phone and putting Calk's rom on it. Will all my apps and pics get deleted from rooting? And also, I really like Go Launcher and Go Locker, can I still use those once I put Calk's rom on? I really don't care for Touchwiz too much.
    02-28-2012 11:42 AM
  2. JayWill's Avatar
    When you ultimately get the point of flashing Calkulin's ROM, you will want to perform what is referred to as a "full wipe". This will wipe your Apps and data, but not your pictures. Pictures are stored on the "internal storage" partition (the file system refers to this as /sdcard) and are not touched during a wipe. A full wipe clears and formats /system (where your ROM and other system related files are kept), /data (where your Apps and App data is kept) and both caches (normal and dalvik).

    If you use sfhub's one-click Odin solution to root ([ODIN][TAR] SPH-D710.EL29_CL852097 (EL29 Modem/Kernel/ROM - Full Restore - Rooted) - xda-developers) and choose the "No Data Restore" version, this should preserve all of your user Apps and data. You could then purchase Titanium Backup Pro from the market, and use it to do a batch full backup of all of your Apps + Data. Then after you flash Calkulin's ROM, you can restore many of those Apps. I say "many" because sometimes (albeit rarely) restoring App data can cause problems on a new ROM. I usually only restore Apps that I REALLY want the data for, and manually re-install the rest.
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    02-28-2012 12:22 PM
  3. cjones's Avatar
    I'm fairly new to Android, I had an iPhone from 2007 until September of last year. I love this phone and will never go back to ios. But I have a few questions about rooting the phone and putting Calk's rom on it. Will all my apps and pics get deleted from rooting? And also, I really like Go Launcher and Go Locker, can I still use those once I put Calk's rom on? I really don't care for Touchwiz too much.
    Welcome to the Wonderful World of Android Bobby. We are all happy you turned away from the Dark Side and gave up you iFruit.

    I do believe the last version of Calkulin's ROM has Go Launcher build right in.


    Over at XDA it says:

    v2.9.1
    Fixed error in v2.9 battery saver script
    Removed rotation animation(Enable zip in FAQ)
    Enabled CRT animation

    Added
    Governor options for battery profiles in battery saver script

    Updated
    GO Launcher EX v2.80
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    02-28-2012 02:16 PM
  4. bobby james's Avatar
    Ok thanks guys. One more question. How do I tether once I've rooted and installed a rom? I have an asus transformer prime and would really like to tether from my phone to it.
    02-28-2012 04:25 PM
  5. JayWill's Avatar
    Ok thanks guys. One more question. How do I tether once I've rooted and installed a rom? I have an asus transformer prime and would really like to tether from my phone to it.
    Calkulin's ROM has the 4G hotspot hack baked in. So after flashing the ROM, just load the native Sprint Hotspot app and you're good to go. Just try not to abuse it too much!
    02-28-2012 04:41 PM
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