1. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    I'm using the SCH-I545, for ref.

    I was wondering, can I use Cyanogen mod on my device? And if so, is it worth it? I've got zero clue what I'm doing with all this ROM business, but I seemed to be able to root my phone easy enough.
    10-06-2013 11:03 PM
  2. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    Maybe this may help: Devices - CyanogenMod
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    10-06-2013 11:07 PM
  3. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    Is there anything I should know before I dive into this?
    10-06-2013 11:09 PM
  4. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    Just be sure that your specific device is supported, make sure you back up your phone, read all faq's on their site about the rom; basically saying, just read everything first!

    Good Luck!

    Chris
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    10-06-2013 11:13 PM
  5. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    Thanks for the info!
    10-06-2013 11:15 PM
  6. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    You are quite welcome!
    10-06-2013 11:16 PM
  7. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    Man, the more I look into this, the more daunting it becomes
    10-06-2013 11:30 PM
  8. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    It was to me as well in the beginning. Just don't do it now, sleep on it, and read all reviews on cyanogenmod. I personally didn't like it because I never had much luck on it being stable on my phone, no big issue, just small things I noticed. Just read, and watch videos until you either convince yourself to, or not to! :-D

    The daunting task you mentioned, is it because you're not rooted and have to do that as well?
    10-06-2013 11:37 PM
  9. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    Nope, I'm rooted. It's all the talk of flashing ROMs and what not. Not to mention I can't figure out for the life of me how to completely back up my phone.

    Here is the guide I used to root mine.

    http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2380325
    10-06-2013 11:42 PM
  10. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    Just goto to recovery and choose the backup option. This screenshots your current working Rom. I use a program call Rom Manager, it has options built in, to backup, restore and numerous other Rom options.

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    10-06-2013 11:54 PM
  11. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/d...manager+backup

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    10-06-2013 11:57 PM
  12. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    I tried the recovery thing and there wasn't a backup option. I downloaded Rom Manager, and I'm poking around. Does Titanium work for a complete back up?

    I just used the back up rom option in Rom Manager and the menu it takes me to, still doesn't have a back up option
    10-06-2013 11:58 PM
  13. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    I don't use TIBU for backing up my phone, so not sure about that. But man, that's really weird not having that backup option.

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    10-07-2013 12:15 AM
  14. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    Are you using twrp ?

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    10-07-2013 12:20 AM
  15. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    No I used the other option it gave me
    10-07-2013 12:22 AM
  16. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    So you're not using TWRP Recovery? You must be using CWM? I would not flash any roms until you figure this backup issue out. I'm hitting the sack, I'll check on ya tomorrow.

    Chris

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    10-07-2013 12:35 AM
  17. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    Yeah, I'm definitely not doing anything until I can back up my phone. Have a good one though, thanks for the help
    10-07-2013 12:41 AM
  18. kkapoorr's Avatar
    What recovery are you on? Ur should be having the Backup and restore option.

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    10-07-2013 01:01 AM
  19. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    Well Rom Manager says I'm currently on TWRP
    10-07-2013 01:11 AM
  20. chrisxpierce's Avatar
    Here's what the recovery window should look like. Perhaps someone else here can offer some assistance that may have your specific phone.

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    10-07-2013 05:42 AM
  21. GlassToTheArson's Avatar
    I downloaded GooManager, not real sure how to get to that screen though

    EDIT: I followed a walk through for installing TWRP. I rebooted in recovery and am now stuck at a screen that has a Droid and underneath it it says " Downloading, Do not turn off target!!"

    EDIT 2: So it got stuck at that screen and all I could do was pull the battery. Everything still boots up fine, but I can no longer boot into recovery without the phone getting stuck on the Downloading, do not turn off target screen.

    EDIT 3: BIG PROBLEM. I can no longer start my phone. It just boots right to the download screen.

    EDIT 4: Found a workaround using the option for booting into a custom OS and then cancelling. I think I'm done with this stuff. I can't even find a way to back up my phone without nearly bricking it
    10-07-2013 01:18 PM
  22. UJ95x's Avatar
    Here's what the recovery window should look like. Perhaps someone else here can offer some assistance that may have your specific phone.

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    So I can backup my Stock Firmware using TWRP in case I want to go back to Touch Wiz?

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    10-07-2013 02:37 PM
  23. HPferoxCraft's Avatar
    So I can backup my Stock Firmware using TWRP in case I want to go back to Touch Wiz?

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    Should be the first thing you do after installing the recovery program. It will save you a lot of future headaches.

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    10-07-2013 02:57 PM
  24. UJ95x's Avatar
    Should be the first thing you do after installing the recovery program. It will save you a lot of future headaches.

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    Thanks! Ok, only then flash a ROM correct?

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    10-07-2013 03:20 PM

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