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Unhappy [REQ] Starter Guide for n00bs

Hi all!

I am a new user here. And though i have been poring over the whole LG P500 section, i as a newbie, have not been able to find any linear pattern for starters.

It would be very helpful for newbies like me if ya all Devs can make a repository where one can find

How-To's for modding phone and using different ROM's.
What to do when you first get ur phone.
Important apps.
Tips and Tricks

Etc.


Thanks in advance!
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you can try androidcentral.com for quick guides.
ALCATEL OT 918N
Gingerbread 2.3.5
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each rom for p500 pretty much has a comprehensive guide on how to install, first things first is you need to have a custom recovery for your device, after that all customizations and roms will follow.

One quick note, dont upgrade your Optimus to the latest firmware (2.2.1) if you want to try out the different mods on this thread, otherwise your go on a slight detour.


My Learning Curve was

1. Custom Recovery

http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=844483

2. AmberHome (first ever ROM i Tried)
3. AmberHome with JIT and Overclock on custom Kernel

AmberHome
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=853625

Custom Kernel for Overclock
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=866774

4. Megatron/Minitron
5. Prime

All infos are pretty much here on this section, just need to piece them all out.

just my two cents
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1. Root your phone
(google z4root or superoneclick)
why: gives you a deeper access to your phone; allows unbranding as well as installing some useful applications that require root such as titanium backup or adfree. it is also needed for flashing the custom recovery.

2. Flash custom recovery
(look for a sticky of it in this section)
why: allows you to backup and restore your system files. serves as plan b in case you mess up. needed for flashing roms.

3. Flash a ROM
a) AmberHome - 2.2, first ROM
b) Megatron - 2.2, performance-oriented ROM
c) Prime - 2.2.1, stability-oriented ROM
d) Void - 2.2, customizable ROM (modules)
why: faster and snappier than your stock ROM, might also have out of the box useful features for some like apps2sd.

4. Learn about: KDZ, Overclock, ADB, etc.
(navigate in this section)
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Im new here. I got few question i would like to get someone to teach me about them.

1. Partition SD-Card : why do we need to perform this steps ? Can we use straight use the SD-card ?

2. Moving the dalvik-cache to the SDcard : Whats the different placing dalvik-cache in the phone or in SD-card ?

3. What is actually deodexed, zipaglined, png-optimized : I done some search about these stuff but i still dont quite get it ..

Thanks in advance.
 
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Please help us! give us detailed guide... ive been surfing the xda for more than one week now day and night, so far i manage to root my O1 via z4, and install titanium back up free, i want to install prime v2 or any other custom rom that is stable and to install black status bar! please help!
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