Originally Posted by fealloy
Today I decided to update my Aria AT&T to Froyo, however i have some questions prior doing this:
1. How can I back-up all my data that I have on my phone?
2. Can I fully de-brand my Aria AT&T phone? How? Link?
3. If I debrand it, will I be able to use updates directly from HTC for "naturally" debranded arias?
4. Which Froyo works best? Is there an 100% working one?
I understand that search button is my friend, but unfortunately it is very difficult for me to follow all the info found on this website, especially when english is not my mother language. Please excuse my newbeeness
Let me sympathze with you... i have been there.
So let me try to explain a little and there are some videos to help
The first thing you will probably want to do is 'root' your phone - by doing this you are invalidating your warrenty - but heck - who cares - what you want is a phone that runs the latest OS right and provides you all the goodies that ATT keeps you from......
Check out these links
they might help
ClockworkMod is what most people use , it provides you the ability to
perform a back up (nandroid) as well as
install Custom MODs (the reason you are here isnt it?)
I would suspect you would want the latest MODs - to do you should look to the forums - as they change every so often.
The good thing is - with the MODs and ClockworkMod - changing these ROMs are fairly simple. Just download the ROM (zip) , copy it to your SD card on the phone (use USB) - then boot your phone (turn off , ON in a special way
) into Clockwork MOD, Wipe the Caches, install from SD (find the ROM you put on there)
bingo - new Mod.
If you like the HTC Sense flavor - then currently - you will probably want:
If you dont need or want HTC Sense and want something different - try this:
(dont forget the google addons too)
They are both excellent ROMs - and would recommend you try both at sometime and decide yourself - and yes - they are both very stable.
As for the HTC Over The Air version - I wouldnt install it - period.