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Problem with updating CyanogenMod - Phone will no finish booting up

TL;DR Updated CyanogenMOD with ROM Manager and when it rebooted it is stuck on this screen: I have an EVO with cyanogen 7. The ROM Manager app notified me of of an update. I clicked through ...
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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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How can I flash back to the stock rom for HTC EVO 4G/Supersonic using just the phone and clockwork mod recovery and/or rom manager?

I need to flash back to my stock rom for just a few minutes to get my GPS working again ...
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How can I diagnose this problem: Can't flash ROM to my Samsung Fascinate

When I boot into recovery all the text moves so fast I can't read what's happening, then it just boots normally without the new ROM. Is there any log I can review to find out what is happening? ...
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What is the difference between odexed and deodexed ROMs?

What is the difference between odexed and deodexed ROMs? Which is the standard (stock) ROMs that ship use?
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SD card partitioning? why? how?

I am going to install cm7 and it seems to me that is 'good' to partition my SD card. I did some reading but I am not sure if ext partition will become accessible as mass storage when an Android phone ...
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Milestone rooted with the Universal Androot, can I install ROMs?

I rooted my Motorola Milestone 2.1-update1 with the latest beta of Universal Androot, and it seems to have worked fine. I've installed busybox, used titanium backup, and installed a couple root-only ...
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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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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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Where Are The Sim-Lock Settings Stored on an android phone?

After getting more involved with the "aftermarket" community I have this question that's been on my mind for a while now. Since rooting and flashing a custom rom on an android phone doesn't give one ...
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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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disable music button

How can I disable the hardware music button on the side of my LG GW620? I keep accidently triggering it in my pocket, causing random bursts of Foo Fighters when I sit down in a meeting. Just ...
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Does flashing a custom ROM require root access?

It was recently brought to my attention that it does not. Can someone confirm this and explain what the determining characteristics are that dictate whether or not root its required to flash a custom ...
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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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684 views

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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HTC WildFire Home Screen

Couple of weeks back I purchased HTC-WildFire. I did not find a way to change my default home screen. Is it possible to change my default home screen with my own custom screen. If it is possible 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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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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Flashing a New Kernel

If I'm going to flash a new Kernel with ROM Manager Pro, do I need to reinstall my MOD, delete my data, or delete my cache? I am running CM 6.1 and want to flash one of ChevyNo1's kernels but will ...
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What is the difference between: Rooting, Jailbreak, ROM, Mod, etc.?

What is the difference between: Unlocking the bootloader (prerequisite for doing many, though not all, other things below) Rooting Jailbreaking ROM NAND and Nandroid Operating System Mod (e.g. ...
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Security / Privacy concerns regarding custom android ROM

What are the security and privacy concerns surrounding using a custom android ROM like that of cyanogen?
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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 involved in installing Android onto a device?

I just picked up a Viewsonic G-Tablet. It's got killer hardware specs and is running Android 2.2 but it's barely usable because of this terrible TapUI that's crippling the device. I have been ...
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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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What are the Pros and Cons to running CyanogenMod?

Can anyone that's used it list the relevant benefits and drawbacks? I'm actually more interested in the drawbacks and limitations because its not hard to find praise for it. Edit: Ooops, I forgot to ...
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What are the advantages of a custom ROM over rooted stock?

What can a custom ROM provide beyond rooting that I can't get by downloading an application?
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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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Where to find an original Android image? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Where can I find stock or custom ROMs for my Android device? I have found many custom ROMs for download. But now I want to use the official ROM for my phone. Is there ...
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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 ...
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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 ...