I finally figured out how to flash my phone

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by lowendlinux, Nov 23, 2015.

  1. lowendlinux Contributor

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    And its great :p

    It took me all morning but my one mini is now running CM 11 w/gapps and its faster than when it was new. I wish I'd taken the time to learn a long time ago
     
  2. jamezr macrumors G3

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    Ok....I'll bite..... What phone/device do you have and what process did you use to flash CM11 on it?
     
  3. lowendlinux thread starter Contributor

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    Original HTC one mini

    I didn't know there were multiple ways. I flahed the recovery, booted to that then sideloaded cm11
     
  4. lowendlinux thread starter Contributor

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    So I like flashing so much that I flashed my Asus Transformer with CM 12.1 this time though it took a few minutes not 4 hours.
     
  5. maflynn Moderator

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    Yeah, each phone requires some set of obscure steps to root the device. I did it to a nexus and was able run CM on it. I guess I miss that the most now that I'm locked into iOS (Appel watch).
     
  6. lowendlinux thread starter Contributor

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    Generally with all things technical surrounding mobile my eyes just sorta glaze over but my phone was getting pretty bad and I just don't want to spend money on it right now so I took the time to read the information install all the stuff (thanks Arch wiki) and set about doing it. I'm glad I did not only is my phone significantly faster and more fluid I learned useful stuff.
     
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    It is a great learning experience indeed
     
  8. BrettApple macrumors 65816

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    The end result is almost always worth it, especially for older or lower end devices where you can get more performance or battery life out of them.

    For example, I've been running CyanogenMod 7 on my 2010 HTC Incredible for years now because it's quite a bit faster, and more stable than the stock ROM, plus lacks the VZW bloat and Sense skin (which isn't that bad on Android 2.1-2.3). Plus where support for this phone ended at Android 2.3, we have custom ROMs taking it all the way to Kit Kat! It shipped with 2.1 Eclair! It had a great community back in the day. Plus a lot of ported HTC Evo ROMs.

    Same went with my GSIII I had for a while, de-bloated ROMS, AOSP, better kernels, full backups to SD, you name it.

    Plus, it can be a lot of fun and it's always great to learn something new, or learn about how your device really works at it's core, reading up on kernel governors, modules, etc is actually interesting to me. :)

    Can't wait to get my Nexus 5X today, coming from a line of non-rootable devices like the later model One M8 (went through three of those suckers), Moto X 2014 (VZW), and a number of iPhones.
     
  9. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    I run CM 10.2 (only without gapps) on my S3 and like it. It makes Android more tolerable.
     
  10. lowendlinux thread starter Contributor

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    I'm now gappless on the phone, the tablet has them still.
     
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    Great! Just make sure the camera's off... :eek:

    ;)
     
  12. lowendlinux thread starter Contributor

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    I just bought a Nexus 5 with a couple wireless chargers so that will be my next adventure.
     

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