Recently rooted my HTC Desire (GSM) and considering flashing it with cyanogenmod. However I have a few quick questions related to flashing with cyanogenmod (or any ROM in general I suppose).
Firstly, will flashing with the ROM delete my apps/data? ie. will I be starting from a "fresh" state? (I have done a nandroid backup and also backed up all system apps + data with Titanium backup, but just curious).
Secondly, got my phone online so it's actually from Taiwan, thus it has a locale=en_TW keyboard. I quite like this 'keyboard' because it allows me to input Chinese in many different ways - namely: handwritten, pinyin, zhuyin and strokes. Will flashing with the ROM remove this 'feature' from the keyboard?
Thirdly, according to cyanogen's wiki it says:
NOTE: the ClockworkMod version 126.96.36.199 installed by Unrevoked3 is widely reported not to work with new "PVT4" batches of the Desire.
I checked and I am in that boat - have 188.8.131.52 and a PVT4 Desire. So does that mean I need to follow the below steps to install a newer version of clockworkmod?
Also, once flashed, how will I get future updates of cyanogenmod? Will I have to reflash the phone to get the updates?