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CoryBantic

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Okay, it's time. Time to root using unrevoked. I just have some questions:
1) what exactly is "flashing" unrevoked states it "reflashes," what's that?
2) Cyanogen is a mod, what's the difference between a mod and a rom?
3) Is cyanogen the best thing to use after I root?
4) XDA Dev., I'm suppose to dwnld Roms from them, right?
5) is rooting using unrevoked the "safest" methoded of rooting?

Sorry for all the questions, but I couldn't find answers for these in the rooting FAQ section. Thanks!
 

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@CoryBantic

Okay, it's time. Time to root using unrevoked. I just have some questions:
1) what exactly is "flashing" unrevoked states it "reflashes," what's that?
Flashing would be the re-writing of systems files basically

2) Cyanogen is a mod, what's the difference between a mod and a rom?
No! Cyanogen is indeed a Rom - A mod is a change to a single thing a Rom is changing a lot of things

3) Is cyanogen the best thing to use after I root?
It's a Preference thing I personally don't use it but you may love it

4) XDA Dev., I'm suppose to dwnld Roms from them, right?
Yes XDA or here on Android central but XDA is the best place to find them

5) is rooting using unrevoked the "safest" methoded of rooting?
I use it! Some dont care for it but I think it to be the rooting choice for the less technically inclined

Sorry for all the questions, but I couldn't find answers for these in the rooting FAQ section. Thanks!
 
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1. Flashing is uploading a program in this case a Rom to the root of your phone. 2. Mods I guess are the programmers. A Rom is the actual program. 2 . Cyanogen is a good stable Rom to start with. 3. That will be a great place to start. 3. Depends on who you ask. I used unrevolked3 without any issues.
 
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I rooted with unrevoked in January and would not want to be unrooted again. It was fairly easy to do. Still have the basic EVO and didn't lose anything.
 

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I've heard mention rooting with unrevolked causes problem when/if you want to unroot. True/false?

You can start by reading the Rom and Hacks section. When your ready to "free yourself" myself and the other brilliant forum members will be more than glad to give you a hand.
 

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Hi, I would like to join in on having NOOB question. I just finished the root method provided by Fredelement and now I have the Sprint Lover's ROM running. How would I go about changing my ROM from Sprint Lover's to something like Warm Z TwoPointTwo, CyanogenMod etc. I was reading something about flashing and wiping but not quite sure about its process. Also, if there was something needed to do (ie NANDROID back-up) for having a home base to come back to in case of ROM oddities (my own human error) occuring.
 

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Hi, I would like to join in on having NOOB question. I just finished the root method provided by Fredelement and now I have the Sprint Lover's ROM running. How would I go about changing my ROM from Sprint Lover's to something like Warm Z TwoPointTwo, CyanogenMod etc. I was reading something about flashing and wiping but not quite sure about its process. Also, if there was something needed to do (ie NANDROID back-up) for having a home base to come back to in case of ROM oddities (my own human error) occuring.

First download the zip for whatever ROM you want to install and put it on your SD card where you will remember it (the Root or in a ROM folder).

Boot into recovery (you should have this option if you select Reboot from the power off screen or you can power off and then power on with the Power + Vol Down)

You should have a "Backup/Restore" option. This is where you make your Nandroid backup. You can basically select all except the sd-ext (if you don't have it and try to back it up on older versions of the Amon_RA, the recovery will fail). Then you want to wipe the phone, cache, Dalvik cache, and so on.

Next you can go back and select "Flash from zip file" then just navigate to the folder that contains the zip you wish to flash, select it, and go.

All of this is done in the command prompt looking recovery screens using only the Vol Up/ Vol Down and Power button to navigate and answer the prompts.
 

Emusician#AC

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Awesome, thanks for clearing that up for me. I thought I was headed the right direction but the pieces were out of order. Also as far as a nandroid backup, I followed what was in thefredelement's root method. I know there was something about nandroid in it that I did but don't know if thats what I need if I ever have to run a factory recovery.

Update* Ran a nandroid backup from my Sprint Lover's ROM, now I am running Koni's ELITE Series II smoothly so far. Thanks for your help.
 
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I found Youtube to an excellent resource. I use it to preview ROMs, show tutorials, etc. It has helped me many times to visualize what I've read on the forums.
 

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