1. Encerspay45's Avatar
    So, my Optimus V is Rooted on Stock ROM, running a custom kernel (pica07remix), and I use the bobzhome recovery. So, when I flashed the custom kernel my accelerometer stopped working, so I plan to install a new ROM with backed up data to fix this.
    When I decided on the BACKside ROM, I saw that I should not restore system apps.
    Why not?
    And also, what's going to happen to my music, calendar, texts, etc.? Can I keep the data in apps like those after I install the BACKside ROM? D:
    Thanks in advance.
    04-28-2012 12:54 PM
  2. rukin5197's Avatar
    So, my Optimus V is Rooted on Stock ROM, running a custom kernel (pica07remix), and I use the bobzhome recovery. So, when I flashed the custom kernel my accelerometer stopped working, so I plan to install a new ROM with backed up data to fix this.
    When I decided on the BACKside ROM, I saw that I should not restore system apps.
    Why not?
    And also, what's going to happen to my music, calendar, texts, etc.? Can I keep the data in apps like those after I install the BACKside ROM? D:
    Thanks in advance.
    To backup the data on your apps, use Titanium Backup from the market. Should help a lot.

    To backup texts, you're going to have to find a reliable app from the market.

    Music will stay, as it is placed on your SDcard. Calendar events are saved to your Google account, so as long as you log in on your new ROM, it will go with it.

    You shouldn't restore system apps because first of all, you're on froyo. Froyo system apps won't work on Gingerbread (BACKside base).
    04-28-2012 12:58 PM
  3. Encerspay45's Avatar
    So what's going to happen to apps like Poynt, WHERE, the Virgin Mobile apps, Google Talk?
    Gallery photos? And what "reliable app" can I use to backup texts?
    I'm quite worried.
    04-28-2012 01:01 PM
  4. rukin5197's Avatar
    So what's going to happen to apps like Poynt, WHERE, the Virgin Mobile apps, Google Talk?
    Gallery photos? And what "reliable app" can I use to backup texts?
    I'm quite worried.
    VM apps will be gone. No longer. Google Talk you can get from the market in the new build
    Gallery photos will be saved on the sdcard as well, so that will go in the new build.
    I haven't ever backed up my SMS. So I don't know what app to use.
    But remember, if you don't like it, then you can always make a backup and restore it.
    04-28-2012 01:09 PM
  5. arnold1997's Avatar
    So what's going to happen to apps like Poynt, WHERE, the Virgin Mobile apps, Google Talk?
    Gallery photos? And what "reliable app" can I use to backup texts?
    I'm quite worried.
    Google talk us included on all roms

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
    04-28-2012 01:09 PM
  6. Encerspay45's Avatar
    Virgin Mobile apps gone? D:
    There's seriously no way to keep them?
    04-28-2012 01:15 PM
  7. arnold1997's Avatar
    I think u can backup virgin mobile apps and only virgin mobile. Dont backup google talk or gallery etc. Because all are included in roms

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
    04-28-2012 01:20 PM
  8. demoport's Avatar
    Virgin Mobile apps gone? D:
    There's seriously no way to keep them?
    If you need the Virgin Mobile apps, why are you installing a different kernel that ruins your accelerometer? Why not use stock and remove bloatware with Titanium Backup since you already have root access?
    04-28-2012 01:22 PM
  9. arnold1997's Avatar
    I think u can backup virgin mobile apps and only virgin mobile. Dont backup google talk or gallery etc. Because all are included in roms

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
    But listen to gannon he knows more

    Sent from my LG-VM670 using Tapatalk 2 Beta-5
    04-28-2012 01:23 PM
  10. EarthnFire78's Avatar
    Why would you want to keep the stock VM apps any-ways, there are the reason that the stock V as such poor battery life.

    To bakup text both SMS and MMS Mybackup Root from the Market works and you can backup the apps that you have already downloaded and there data as well. But do not backup system settings.
    04-28-2012 01:24 PM
  11. tvall's Avatar
    Virgin Mobile apps gone? D:
    There's seriously no way to keep them?
    Um... download them from the market. There is actually no reason for them to be pre-installed, its just bloatware
    04-28-2012 01:25 PM
  12. Encerspay45's Avatar
    So, would it be okay to restore Google Talk from the backup after installing the ROM??
    Also, where can I find a gapps zip for my Optimus V? I would like to find one I can use with the bobzhome recovery.
    04-28-2012 01:47 PM
  13. LeslieAnn's Avatar
    Almost every rom comes with Google Talk.

    Being your first rom, I would recommend installing Harmonai 1.x, it will ease you into things as it is close to stock in many ways. It includes Gallery, Talk, and Weather/news widget and the activation app.

    For the other Virgin apps, you can download them from the market, but you only want to download and install things you actually use.
    04-28-2012 04:09 PM
  14. crickie's Avatar
    As a "grandfathered" user, and a droid, I can tell you that all the virgin mobile apps you're worried about can be replaced from Google Play. The My Account app SUCKS! but..a really nice app replaces it called Minutes Checker for Virgin Mobile. (downloaded from Google Play). it will give you a popup when you get a call telling how many minutes you have left on your account balance. Nice! VM also have a mobile formatted website where you can access all the rest of your info. Just bookmark the site in your browser, and save memory space for your good stuff. You can download VMLive from Google Play as well. The Downloads app? forget about it, You are a grown up DROID now. There are better downloads to be had out there! Really! I have been running Backside IHO since Nov. 2011 and love it, but the sky is the limit!
    P.S>
    Oh, don't forget to read thru LeslieAnn's helpful guides thoroughly before you start uninstalling or flashing.( listed under Optimus V Rooting,Roms & Hacks). I wish those guides had been there when I first got my old OV. They're a treasure trove of info. They should be required reading for all new OV owners!
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    04-28-2012 09:24 PM
  15. DKGerbil2's Avatar
    ^Android. You mean Android. Not Droid. Droid is a line of Android phones.
    04-28-2012 11:22 PM
  16. crickie's Avatar
    Sorry, my bad! No offence intended to any actual Droid owners out there!
    04-30-2012 03:47 PM
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