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MildWild rom stuck?

I've just installed the new MildWild (oxygen) rom http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=1353861, to replace my very old LeeDroid rom. It's seemed to have installed fine, but when the phone ...
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Are there any custom ROM's for the Pantech Crossover? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I can't find any ROM's that support the Pantech Crossover, since it's not a very popular phone. Are there ...
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Huawei Sonic u8650, Im building custome ROM, need help with list of apps I can remove

Im building Huawei Sonic costume rom for myself. And I will share it with all of you ofcorse. I own this phone for 2 days now, its great, my first Android :) And I tryed all custome roms and they all ...
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Install Ginger Yoshi 1.4 on HTC Magic 32a, which radio do I need?

My HTC Magic 32a is actually running CyanogenMod 6.1 and I'd like to switch to latest GingerYoshi 1.4 with GingerBread. I have SPL 1.33.2010 radio 3.22.20.17 The reason I want to change is because ...
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Enabling logcat in a ROM that has it disabled

I'm running Liquid Smooth 3.2 on my Motorola Droid 1. This ROM comes with logcat disabled (/dev/log/main doesn't exist). I tried starting the logcat service myself by adding the following to ...
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Using Odin to flash a custom rom

Nearly bricked my Samsung Epic Touch 4G. Managed to boot into Odin Mode with a USB jig. I'm back where I started now and need to re-evaluate what to do next. The phone is rooted, won't see the SD ...
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Are the custom ROM different for different phones?

Pretty much the title says what I want to ask!! Are custom ROM different for different make of handsets? or is there only one cyanogenmod for say Android 2.2? Some can please elaborate why a ROM is ...
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How do I import user data from a ROM Manager backup? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Restore only part of nandroid image I recently wiped my phone and installed MIUI.us. Before wiping it, I made a backup img using ROM Manager. However, I'd like to ...
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Why SIM toolkit does not work with most custom ROM-s?

Most custom ROM-s have problems with Stk.apk (the SIM toolkit part of Android) not functioning properly. The question is not the missing application (running Oxygen, I have the app but it is not ...
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what is A2SD+ and how to use it?

I'm using the MIUI ROM on my HTC Desire and it has an option called A2SD+ which is supposed to be an SD partition that the device treats as internal memory. I don't know if it comes from the ROM or ...
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Will I lose Netflix on my Nexus One if I use a custom ROM?

I'm running stock 2.3.4 on my N1. And use Netflix all the time. If I were to load a different ROM like Cyanogen there isn't any reason I would lose the ability to use Netflix would I?
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Rooting HTC Evo on Froyo 2.2 and installing a custom rom

I just received the latest update from HTC. They have installed more bloatware on my phone and I've finally had enough. I want to root. I found this rom and this guide on how to root. But the root ...
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Flash Rom and Recover Later

I Want to put Android 2.3 on My Phone, its an ZTE Racer with Android 2.1 and the Manufacturer hasnt released the new version i have found a Rom, But im afraid to do it and lose my phone, can anybody ...
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How to flash Darky's ROM from Cyanogenmod 7?

I want to give Darky's ROM a try on my Samsung Galaxy S; I'm currently running CM7 RC1. How would I go about doing this? Can I flash using recovery, or do I need odin? Do I need to revert to stock ...
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Default launcher broken, causing infinite loop of force closes

I've just installed a custom rom and restored my apps from Titanium. However, now the default Launcher app is broken and I can't get out of the infinite loop of force closing. I can't press menu or ...
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Can I flash a kernel without flashing a ROM?

Does flashing a new kernel require flashing a new ROM? Will flashing a new kernel wipe the data? Because if so, I might as well flash a new ROM. How can I see which kernels are compatible with ...
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How can I download and install custom roms for the droid x?

I have a droid x. I'm told that my phone will be much faster if it has a custom rom. After some googling I read that rubix is a good option. I'd appreciate any instructions on how to go about ...
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Where can I find stock Android apps that are not normally in the Market?

I downloaded a custom ROM for my Samsung Captivate phone that is a variant of 2.2.1. Its version of the Camera allows me to use the power button to take pictures. I decided I want the stock camera ...
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Is it possible to backup a ROM before installing a custom one?

Can I backup my current ROM (Samsung modifications plus a few telco specific applications installed) before installing a custom ROM?
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Are there any custom ROMs that can be upgraded without a wipe?

I'm considering putting a custom ROM on my SGS. Are there any ROMs that enable me to install updates without wiping the entire phone?
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extract files HTC rom

I have installed cyanogenmod in my htc wildfire recently. I made a nand backup of the previous ROM and I need some stuff that I didnt back up. Is there any way to extract files from the ROM without ...
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Custom roms for specific use cases

I've seen this - Good comparison of available custom ROMs However the release matrix linked to doesn't really do what it could do. Is there an objective comparison somewhere that details the ROMs ...
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Is the Voodoo lagfix compatible with Darky's ROM?

My SGS has awful lag, and I'm considering my steps. The first step I want to do is install Voodoo, because I'm under the impression that it's relatively easy and will not require my to reinstall ...
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How can I keep settings after flashing a ROM?

I am considering flashing my SGS to a custom ROM. I do not, however, relish the prospect of re-configuring everything. Most apps on my phone and most definitions should have no dependencies on the ...
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Backup stock HTC Desire ROM with Unrevoked

I want to play with different ROM's for HTC Desire (which is still under warranty). Based on my understanding, in order to keep the warranty and still play with custom ROM's, the following steps are ...
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Can I run Android 2.2 on an Android 2.1 ZTE Racer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When will my phone get the Android 2.2 update (FroYo)? I'm going to buy a ZTE Racer which comes with Android 2.1. What can I do to upgrade it to 2.2? ZTE didn't ...
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Do I need to revert to stock firmware and/or wipe data before installing a custom ROM?

Several sites I've visited mention that I need to revert to the stock firmware and possibly wipe my phone data before installing a custom ROM. Is this recommended or completely necessary? I have a ...
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What is Dalvik cache?

When installing custom ROMs most recommend clearing the Dalvik cache. What exactly is Dalvik cache?
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Do odexed programs have any runtime (vs load time) performance gains?

From my understanding, odexed programs are programs that are pre-compiled for specific architecture. It is obvious that this process would help decrease the startup time for the program. Am I ...
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Any recommendations regarding flashing a particular rom on a Nexus One? [duplicate]

I was wondering and hoping that someone might point me in the direction of a nice and stable rom for a Nexus One. Currently I'm running the Rodriguezstyle v2.42 which is pretty stable but I just ...
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Flashing and re-flashing and HTC Hero with different versions of Andorid

I want to try different versions of the Android OS on my HTC Hero (namely 2.2) but be able to revert back to the stock image. What are the steps required to do this? How can I extract the stock image ...
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Where can I find a comparsion of non-offical cooked rom/firmware of Galaxy S i9000?

I've been searching around for the topic these few days. However, I am getting into a problem of information overflow - there are too many different version and custom kernal around. Most of them are ...
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What is the meaning of “flashing a custom ROM”? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.? What is a custom ROM, and what does "flashing a custom ROM" mean?
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What limitations does rooting and/or installing a ROM put on my phone?

I have an Evo and I'm kind of frustrated at the space limitations on the internal memory, the crapware that came pre-installed (Blockbuster and Nascar, Really?) and some performance issues. I was ...
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Does rooting require a custom ROM?

I've noticed that some apps say they require a rooted phone. Is it necessary to install a custom ROM in order to root a phone? Edit: I should mention that I've seen this answer, but my phone isn't ...
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custom rom for galaxy 5

I am new to this Android stuff. I would like to know the easy way to install a custom ROM on my phone. I have already rooted my phone.
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Why does my phone keep getting stuck when performing a backup?

I have rooted my phone and currently have an older version of Cyanogen mod on my Sprint HTC Hero. When I try to perform a backup using Rom Manager, the phone tries to reboot, but it never finishes ...
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Anyone know of a custom GPS ROM for Samsung Galaxy 5? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I recently bought a Samsung Galaxy 5 (model number GT-I5500) and I'm new to the android world. I'm not ...
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Where can I find a good comparison of available custom ROMs?

I'm looking for a good comparison of custom ROMs' features and quality. I would prefer a comparison that is actively maintained.
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Is a phone's ROM and Firmware the same thing?

I have heard of Custom ROMs and Custom Firmware, are they the same thing? If not, whats the difference?
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Droid Eris CELB Rom compatible with ROM Manager?

I've got a Droid Eris that I've loaded the CELB Froyo 2.2 Rom, which is based off Cyanogen Mod 6. I know before that ROM Manager was basically useless with the Eris but I was wondering if it works ...