I was looking for a way to backup my phone's ROM (Samsung Exhibit II SGH T679 (android 2.3.5)); android market had ROM Manager; reviews were great, my phone was listed as compartible, everything looked perfect
While trying to actually backup ROM, ROM Manager needed to have ClockworkMod Recovery installed first; my phone was not on the list of supported devices and I had to cancel ClockworkMod Recovery installation
Ok, no sweat, I'll try something else - so I uninstalled ROM Manager and installed another app (ROM Toolbox)
And here came the big surprise!
With ROM Toolbox, when trying to backup ROM I get the message:
ROM Manager blocked other apps from creating backups in recovery unless ROM Manager Premium is installed. Once you install ROM Manager Premium you can use ROM Toolbox to backup your ROM.
(mind you, ROM Manager was uninstalled by that time)
I would have no problem spending a few bucks and getting ROM Manager Premium, but the problem is even worse: someone did try this already and it did not help (ROM Manager Premium still doesn't support the device -> we are back to square 1)
Here is the question: would it be possible to remove the lock placed by ROM Manager? If not, are there any other ways to backup the ROM?
Update: According to Koush, "other applications are not "blocked" from creating backups. They are just being lazy, and not actually building/flashing their own recovery image. "