Re: [Guide] How To Backup, Restore & Install ROMs on The Galaxy N
Once you flash the new ROM, what do you need to do to your phone? do you need to reinstall your apps? Enter gmail addresses again for it to load your emails etc? What about your pics? Do you do anything so that they show up? Or does it work automatically?
Flashing a custom ROM will not wipe the internal storage (pics, music, videos, etc... are safe)
Apps will need to be re-installed. They're saved to your Gmail/Google account and will be stored in the Market (free apps will not be saved.. You will need to find them and redownload them.... only paid apps will be saved. Download "MyBackup Pro"... It will back up all of your apps/data and phone settings including bookmarks, alarms, call logs, SMS messages, etc... which will make setting up the phone again a lot easier. Just don't ever backup or restore "System Settings".
Basic rundown of what's involved.
Download MyBackup Pro for root users and backup apps to sd card... Then make another backup of data (SMS messages, call logs, etc) ... to sd card.
Make a Nandroid backup of your stock ROM.
Flash the new custom ROM.
Sign back into your phone with your Gmail account and go through the initial setup process... same as when you first got the phone.
Go to the market and redownload MyBackup Pro. Go into the app and select restore... choose the option for apps from SD card. All of your apps and app data will be restored (apks + data)
Then go back to restore and select "data". All of your messages, bookmarks, etc... will be restored. Make sure you NEVER restore "system settings".
Your phone will now be back to the way it was... with the new ROM.