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I am very new to the android world, seeing as I am a recent iOS convert. However, I am still struggling with all the terminology and technicalities of android and require assistance (perhaps a lot! ).

I have managed to root my G2 (VERIZON MODEL) but am stuck there. I do not know how to install CWM or TWRP, nor install any custom ROMs like CM or Gummy.

So will anyone be kind enough to guide me through the process? Thank you.

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I have searched through the threads in this forum regarding installing custom ROMs and am still confused.
 
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from this thread here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2449670

first download twrp for your device, http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/g2v....3.3-g2vzw.zip
plug the phone to the computer, make sure u have usb debugging on in developer settings of phone

since you are already rooted, place that file recovery img to the IOROOT folder.

once done, rename the recovery file to recovery.img

one done, CONTROL + SHIFT + RIGHT CLICK, OPEN COMMAND PROMPT HERE

then type this

adb push recovery.img /data/local/tmp/recovery.img

adb shell
(IF YOU DONT SEE A # prompt on your phone, type su in the command prompt to get it then allow it on phone. once thats done then contine onto next step blow.)

cd /data/local/tmp

dd if=/data/local/tmp/recovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery

exit

adb reboot recovery

once its complet just reboot the phone and you should have twrp installed!


once twrp is installed, you can dl the verizon version of paranoid android here

http://downloads.codefi.re/houstonn/...1205-vs980.zip
and
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23252070760973599

dl the file, drag the files to the phone, dont place into any folder though.
to install, go to the ioroot folder again, control shift right click open prompt again, type adb reboot recovery

phone should reboot to recovery, go to settings, then select USE RM-F instead of formatting, then go to wipe, advance, select dalvik cache, system, data, and cache. IMPORTANT DO NOT SELECT INTERNAL STORAGE!!!
then swipe to wipe

then go to install then install the paranoid android download first, once its installed, hit the back button on the botom right, then install the GAPPS, then reboot the device your done.
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Or you could just download the recovery.img that u choose, and flash it using the app called "Flashify". Easiest way by far and works perfectly for me everytime, using both TWRP and CWM whenever I need.
Once you have that done, installing a ROM such as GUMMY is fairly simple since it usually has the instructions right there in the OP of the thread. Pretty straightforward.
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from this thread here

http://forum.xda-developers.com/show....php?t=2449670

first download twrp for your device, http://techerrata.com/file/twrp2/g2v....3.3-g2vzw.zip
plug the phone to the computer, make sure u have usb debugging on in developer settings of phone

since you are already rooted, place that file recovery img to the IOROOT folder.

once done, rename the recovery file to recovery.img

one done, CONTROL + SHIFT + RIGHT CLICK, OPEN COMMAND PROMPT HERE

then type this

adb push recovery.img /data/local/tmp/recovery.img

adb shell
(IF YOU DONT SEE A # prompt on your phone, type su in the command prompt to get it then allow it on phone. once thats done then contine onto next step blow.)

cd /data/local/tmp

dd if=/data/local/tmp/recovery.img of=/dev/block/platform/msm_sdcc.1/by-name/recovery

exit

adb reboot recovery

once its complet just reboot the phone and you should have twrp installed!


once twrp is installed, you can dl the verizon version of paranoid android here

http://downloads.codefi.re/houstonn/...1205-vs980.zip
and
http://www.androidfilehost.com/?fid=23252070760973599

dl the file, drag the files to the phone, dont place into any folder though.
to install, go to the ioroot folder again, control shift right click open prompt again, type adb reboot recovery

phone should reboot to recovery, go to settings, then select USE RM-F instead of formatting, then go to wipe, advance, select dalvik cache, system, data, and cache. IMPORTANT DO NOT SELECT INTERNAL STORAGE!!!
then swipe to wipe

then go to install then install the paranoid android download first, once its installed, hit the back button on the botom right, then install the GAPPS, then reboot the device your done.
So I take it that I put the "ioroot10" file into my phone over the USB, then extract the files of the TWRP file, then place the extracted TWRP file inside of the ioroot10 file? Also, I did the control+shift+right click, but there is not OPEN COMMAND PROMPT option. Sorry for all the questions..
 
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So I take it that I put the "ioroot10" file into my phone over the USB, then extract the files of the TWRP file, then place the extracted TWRP file inside of the ioroot10 file? Also, I did the control+shift+right click, but there is not OPEN COMMAND PROMPT option. Sorry for all the questions..
no, you place the recovery.img to the ioroot10 folder, ioroot10 stays on your computer.

control + shift + right click = open command window here
 
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Just use flashify its free n so much easier

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