Android – rooting/flashing rom – backup questions
I’m planning to update my s3 mini to kit Kat in an attempt to improve it’s performance.
I’m fairly clear on the process I need to follow – root it and then flash with the cyanogenmod 11 rom here
I’m happy enough with backing up everything like apps, data, contacts but I’m wondering if I need to back up apn settings otherwise presumably the phone won’t be able to connect to a mobile network.
So, how do I do that bit or have I got the wrong end of the stick?
Anything else I should consider?
TIAPosted 4 years agoscaredypantsSubscriber
android will set itself back up (though you may still have to install GAPPS as a separate zip file first, I dunno)
Check that a version of your original ROM is available in case your new one doesn’t suit you or your phone
IME it’s unlikely that absolutely everything will work fine after a new(ish)ly developed ROM is put onPosted 4 years ago
Just thought I’d follow up in case anyone is looking for similar.
I rooted it absolutely fine, using Odin.
The ROM for Cyanogen 11 (Kit Kat) didn’t work though – status 7 error – it seems that because it’s still fairly early in the Kit Kat cycle, it’s not working 100% and some others also had issues. It could be because I used CWM recovery to install rather than TWRC but looking into it further revealed some issues with the ROM’s functionality anyway (at this point at least).
So, I just installed Cyanogenmod 10 (Jelly Bean) which is working very well now.
So, lessons learnt. Use the CWM (or other recovery solution) to create a backup before wiping. Wait for a bit to get a working ROM.Posted 4 years ago
Oh and I forgot to mention that the APNs weren’t an issue – they were included in the Cyanogen ROM anyway but when I stuck the SIM in a different phone (while I was sorting out the S3 mini), EE (my network) sent the phone all the necessary settings via text. So I reckon that if you don’t have them, your network will send them to you.Posted 4 years ago
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