new here, but no new to Android, although I am not expert, thus please be patient
I have a 2-yr old Aria, which I rooted as soon as the warranty expired and it also has ClockworkMod Recovery on it, version 126.96.36.199. It is still running the stock 2.1 Eclair ROM, the really old one, with no OTA option.
Few days ago I became a victim of the infamous "download unsuccessful" issue with Market (running on 2.1 my Aria does not have Google Market). It just happened out of the blue, I had not installed any new application or done anything weird as root. After having tried all imaginable fixes, referring to the many Google search hit on the subject, but with no effect, I contacted Google support. Their suggestion: do a FDR....
Now, if I have to wipe my phone and rebuild the system, I'd rather take the plunge and upgrade to Froyo.I am getting a new phone soon, which will have ICS, therefore I am not interested at this time in any alternate ROM, the stock 2.2 from AT&T will do. I downloaded it a while ago but never upgraded.
My questions is: what is the correct procedure to upgrade to stock 2.2 Froyo with no danger of bricking the phone, since I have ClockworkMod on it? Do I just run the upgrade following the instructions on HTC web site because it will wipe CWM anyway or should I use the "apply sdcard:update.zip" or "install zip from sdcard" options in CWM Recovery main menu?
Also, should I decide to just do a FDR and go back to the original 2.1 ROM as Google suggested, the right way of doing it is through the "wipe data/factory reset" option in ClockworkMod Recovery, NOT through the "Factory Data Reset" option under "Settings -> Privacy", correct?
For many of you the answers will be obvious, but as much as I have searched over the internet, I have not found a straight answer, especially to my first question (how to upgrade to stock Froyo if you have ClockworkMod installed)
Thanks in advance for any guidance you may provide.