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7th October 2010, 09:44 PM |#2  
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Lightbulb Installation instructions & other useful information
To install on your Evo:

1. Copy OmegaEVO_v1.0_by_Ricsim78.zip to the root of your SD card.
2. Shut off your phone and boot into recovery.
3. Do a full wipe (Data, cache, Dalvik, SD Ext.) Do it twice to be sure if you want to!
4. Install OmegaEVO_v1.0_by_Ricsim78.zip. It should take a few minutes to install.
5. Reboot the phone. It should take a long time to start up the first time. Please be patient!
6. If all goes well, enjoy your new ROM!
7. If not, start over from step 2 after pulling your battery.

To install a custom kernel: Let the ROM load up first and then reboot into recovery and wipe the cache and Dalvik. Then install the custom kernel and reboot.

To install a theme: Let the ROM load up first and then reboot into recovery and wipe the cache and Dalvik. Then install the theme and reboot.

How to backup and restore using Titanium backup Here is the method I use to backup my phone information before I wipe and install a new ROM
  • I backup my entire phone with a batch "Backup all user apps + system data"
  • Wipe and install the new ROM,
  • I open Titanium Backup (TB) and give it super user rights.
  • I hit "Updates?" in TB and make sure I am running the latest.
  • I hit "Problems?" in TB and make sure I am using Busybox 1.60
  • Hit menu and select batch
  • Select "Backup all new apps + newer versions of apps", if any.
  • Select "Restore missing apps with data"
  • Go over the list and make sure you are restoring only what you want
  • Hit run batch operation
  • After it completes, go back into TB and backup restore.
  • Restore contacts twice
  • Restore MMS twice
  • Restore Mail twice
  • If any of the 3 above do not take, do it again
  • Restart your phone
  • Verify mail, MMS, and contacts restored. If not, restore again.

Why Amon RA and not Clockwork recovery?

Clockwork does not wipe the Dalvik properly (if at all). I personally have had nothing but problems with both Clockwork and ROM manager

I have said countless times that if you use either of the above, it is at your own risk. Install Amon RA recovery and I bet any wiping/installing problems will go away.

If you already are using ROM manager, pick the option to install a custom recovery, choose Amon RA 1.8. If that option is greyed out, reinstall the latest Clockwork then install RA.

Note: Do not do a fix permissions with anything unless you need to, you can screw stuff up that way.

Trust me, the new ROM is devoid of problems (I have never tested a ROM this much before releasing it). If you experience any, it is either something you are doing wrong or incomplete wipes thanks to your recovery not doing it's job properly.

What is the proper method to install the ROM and other things (kernels, themes, and mods, etc.)

Lets say you want to add a kernel, a theme, and then a clock modification.
  • Nandroid first!
  • ROM: Wipe data, cache, Dalvik (twice), SD:EXT.
  • Install the ROM.
  • Let the ROM load up the first time.
  • Sign into your Google account
  • Let it sync
  • When the sync icon goes away, reboot into recovery.
  • In recovery, wipe the cache and Dalvik (twice)
  • Install the theme
  • Reboot
  • Let it load all the way up again.
  • Reboot into recovery
  • In recovery, wipe the cache and Dalvik (twice)
  • Install the kernel
  • Reboot
  • Let it load all the way up again.
  • Reboot into recovery
  • Wipe the cache and Dalvik (twice)
  • Install the clock MOD
  • Reboot

This is my method and works every time without issue. Obviously, to install another item, you would repeat the process.

Hope this both helps and clarifies.

Which kernels work with this ROM?

Any that are designed for a Sense ROM. This includes:
  • Netarchy's
  • Kingclick's
  • Hero Over's
  • Ziggy's
  • HTC's

Which kernel do you recommend to use?

I cannot recommend a kernel for you because each EVO reacts different. The best for my phone can be the worse for yours.

You have to try the different ones available and pick the one that works best for you. What I do is start with their latest and work your way down until you find one that works well. Then stick with it.

This also goes for overclocking, SetCPU settings, etc.

Which themes work with this ROM?

Themes make your phone look nice but can also add problems to an otherwise smooth running ROM. You can use any theme you wish, but Nandroid first and if anything is broken, please do not blame the ROM as it is the theme that added the problem.

This includes my older modded themes and any theme made for 3.29 and 3.30 OTA updates They may work or they may work but break things.

Using my theme avoids this problem. It matches with my ROM perfectly and breaks nothing. Also, my theme is optimized for maximum speed and reduces the overhead of a theme (most themes are not optimized and add a bunch of stuff which increases system overhead, reduces battery life and speed a bit). As an added perk, it is a small download.

Hey, what gives? How come this ROM is saying it is 3.30.651.2 when I thought it was the 3.30.651.3 OTA?

3.30.651.3 is NOT a full ROM, it is a kernel and a few other minor changes. This is why the OTA is 7 MB or less instead of 160+ MB like a ROM usually is.

There is no issue, this is the 3.30.651.3 update. Hence the HTC # 17 kernel. Notice the screenshot in the first post also says that mine has 3.30.651.2? That is because basically this is a bandaid for a recently released OTA. That is why the number went up in the last decimal place. A major update would be like 3.31.XXX.X
31st October 2010, 08:44 AM |#3  
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i think the consensus is update to 3.30 , seriously, fresh must work for HTC because he is like the official leaker of updates
31st October 2010, 02:24 PM |#4  
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Originally Posted by xlGmanlx

i think the consensus is update to 3.30 , seriously, fresh must work for HTC because he is like the official leaker of updates

Haha, agreed. Around 90% have said yes to 3.30. Think it is safe to say I made the correct choice.
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Ricsim, I thought you were running kings bfs#11 did you switch back to cfs?
31st October 2010, 02:38 PM |#6  
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Ricsim, I thought you were running kings bfs#11 did you switch back to cfs?

I am running BFS, I was speaking of before I switched.

BFS is very fast but I am having some oddities happening while using it (for example, when I play some games, my screen lock will come on).

My phone has never seemed to like BFS kernels much. While King's #11 BFS is super fast on a user level, my quadrant is about the same as CFS and CFS seemed to work better for my phone. I thought BFS would be an exception, but these problems did not crop up until I switched to BFS.
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sounds good, any screenies?
7th October 2010, 09:53 PM |#8  
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Screenshots available soon. 10 char
7th October 2010, 10:23 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by ricsim78

A few posted right after you asked

i think the first link redirects me to the wrong site

Edit: it works now, i have to go out but i'll flash it and give you feedback
7th October 2010, 10:28 PM |#10  
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i think the first link redirects me to the wrong site

Yes, not sure how that happened but the link is fixed now. Sorry about that! Plus thank you for bringing that to my attention. It is bad when you cannot download the main file
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