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17th June 2014, 04:33 PM   |  #1  
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So I have to admit I am pretty overwhelmed but the amount of information. So I wanted to find out from the community what do I do now.

My RAZR my is rooted, boot loader unlocked and on stock KK 4.4.2. I have no idea how to get the customer recovery on my phone the forrest ways as I have seen it many different ways. SO how it it I get TWRP on my device now. Once I do, is that how I install a rom? Will that wipe the stock one?
17th June 2014, 04:56 PM   |  #2  
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Easiest way to flash TWRP is through an app called "Flashify," which is found on the Google Play store. Download the correct version (TWRP 2.7.1.0 works well on the KK build) in ZIP format. Save to your phone. Open Flashify, backup your current recovery, and choose the new TWRP to flash. Reboot and see the new recovery.

In the new recovery, perform a full backup, throw it on your computer for safe keeping. There are a select few ROMs that work on the 3.4 kernel that the KK build uses, so if you would like to be opened to all the other ROMs, find the 98.30.1 update and flash it using your favorite method. After you flash back to the update, reinstall TWRP if it is gone, and then have fun.

To flash a ROM, just throw the ZIP file on your phone for your ROM, boot into TWRP and choose to install, and select the file(s) to flash. This does wipe the stock one. Perform a nandroid backup to save it.
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17th June 2014, 05:05 PM   |  #3  
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Easiest way to flash TWRP is through an app called "Flashify," which is found on the Google Play store. Download the correct version (TWRP 2.7.1.0 works well on the KK build) in ZIP format. Save to your phone. Open Flashify, backup your current recovery, and choose the new TWRP to flash. Reboot and see the new recovery.

In the new recovery, perform a full backup, throw it on your computer for safe keeping. There are a select few ROMs that work on the 3.4 kernel that the KK build uses, so if you would like to be opened to all the other ROMs, find the 98.30.1 update and flash it using your favorite method. After you flash back to the update, reinstall TWRP if it is gone, and then have fun.

To flash a ROM, just throw the ZIP file on your phone for your ROM, boot into TWRP and choose to install, and select the file(s) to flash. This does wipe the stock one. Perform a nandroid backup to save it.

Thanks for this, it makes things much clearer. I noticed in the flashify app that you can flash bot rims. DO I have to do that too? or is it just the recovery that I need to worry about?
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Thanks for this, it makes things much clearer. I noticed in the flashify app that you can flash bot rims. DO I have to do that too? or is it just the recovery that I need to worry about?

I'm not sure what you're saying, but recovery is the important thing. Just flash ROMs through recovery. Read directions for each ROM before you do so as well. Most require wiping the System partition at the least, but it's best to do a factory reset (via TWRP) before an install. Backup your data with Titanium.
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I'm not sure what you're saying, but recovery is the important thing. Just flash ROMs through recovery. Read directions for each ROM before you do so as well. Most require wiping the System partition at the least, but it's best to do a factory reset (via TWRP) before an install. Backup your data with Titanium.

Sorry, I was trying to say in Flasify, there is the option to flash a boot and recovery image. I was asking if I had to do both.
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Sorry, I was trying to say in Flasify, there is the option to flash a boot and recovery image. I was asking if I had to do both.

Boot image, I believe, is just the logo your phone displays when you first turn it on (think: red M, or after you unlock, the bootloader warning). Just the recovery is the important part.
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Boot image, I believe, is just the logo your phone displays when you first turn it on (think: red M, or after you unlock, the bootloader warning). Just the recovery is the important part.

Boot image is linux kernel, do not try to touch it.
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Boot image is linux kernel, do not try to touch it.

Good to know lol. Thank you.

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