Been wanting to do this, but can't find a WHOLE lot about it on here when I search. I've never done anything with modding a phone and my phone isn't rooted.
Is this a good idea? Is it safe? If so, tutorial? Thanks!
Oh wow. Thanks! Sucks that some things don't work with CM7. Sounds pretty complicated, too.
if you have an optimus V, i found this video to be very useful:
he walks you through the process of flashing the custom rom. However, it's still a good idea to do your research first instead of just following blindly.
I have a Triumph. Hmmm...the HDMI out is a cool feature, even though I NEVER use it. It's neat that it's there, though. You never know when you might need/want it. Thanks for the links. Maybe I should hold off until someone makes it 100% functional or something.
Have any of you done this to your phone? Is it worth it?
That's insane. I really wanna do it, but am worried for some reason. What if Virgin ends up releasing an official update? Will my modded phone not be able to receive it? For the most part, I'm satisfied with my Triumph, but I have 3G off always unless I need it because of battery life (which is still good in my eyes) and just don't wanna mess anything up, having never done anything like this to a phone.
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Follow the android forums link. It's dead simple.
You can't screw your phone up, the first thing you do is install a custom recovery and take a full backup. No matter what happens after that, you can restore your backup if you want and be right back where you started.
I installed CM7 on my triumph and it's been a net positive, especially around network performance, speed, and battery life. I don't even have the dongle thing for HDMI out, and I can't ever imagine there being a situation where I would need to use it.