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Tired of how Win7 looks? Give it an Android Facelift


Tuesday 04th of October 2011 / androidspin.com
I don’t even know how to begin this one. With the whole of Android news being a bit on the slow side today, I focused a bit more effort on things that are cool and fun. This is definitely cool and fun.A few things that the average PC user doesn’t know are the various option they have via applications or theme packs. They can offer a new look and feel for you PC along with adding some added productive benefits. Mostly though, they just make your PC look cool again. Like the first time you installed Win7 or powered on a new PC. The Following theme pack will transform your boring old Win 7 into an Android styled home.Before we show you how simple it all is and how cool it turns out, there is one thing that must be mentioned right out of the gates -[quote]Note: Please bear in mind that such transformation packs are difficult to uninstall and often a system restore point will not revert the changes. Before installing the Android Skin Pack, make sure that you backup your computer to revert the changes (if required). Moreover, make sure that UAC (User Account Control) is
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How do I perform a full pre-rooting backup of an Android phone?


Friday 04th of February 2011 / android.stackexchange.com
The question arises because the best-rated backup application (Titanium Backup) requires root. So what would one use instead when getting a really complete backup is essential? Is there a file manager-type application available that enables copying the whole file system on the phone somewhere (to SD-card, online or wirelessly - doesn't matter which?)(Samsung Galaxy S9000)
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Format All and Clean Install


Wednesday 27th of March 2013 / androidforums.com
what would be the best method to backup everything, format the system AND data, then flash a ROM?basically, i'm trying to free up space, and i want to start fresher than fresh.i'm running PA3 right now, and i am planning to switch to CM10.1and with the whole different users thing, legacy folders and all that, i want to start fresh.i'm assuming i should do the following:* boot into recovery* make nandroid* boot into android* copy nandroid to computer* copy ZIP file to tablet* boot into recoverythen i'm lost here, if i wipe data, i lose my ZIP file.but what if i do the following:* wipe cache/factory reset* wipe cache* wipe dalvik* format system* flash ROM* wipe data* wipe cache* wipe dalvik* boot into Androidwould that work?PS- how do i find the nandroid files of CWM 6.0.2.3ROM Manager says they're located in: /mnt/shell/emulated/clockworkdmod/backupbut nothing shows in /mnt/shell
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Backup and restore of your data when switching ROMs - a primer [from the forums]


Saturday 30th of April 2011 / androidcentral.com
If you've rooted your Android phone, you probably have flashed a ROM or two. Or 20. If you haven't, you will. That's how it works; you get sucked in and its too much fun to quit. While Nandroid backups from a custom recovery are great for a full system restore, what about the equally important things like migrating text messages over to a new ROM? Or all those bookmarks you've collected? Or God forbid you lose your Angry Birds save with all gold eggs and three stars!Android Central forums member PvilleComp has you covered. He's laid out a very nice post that explains all the whats and hows of backing up your data, including whats safe to re-use and what isn't. If you're new to the whole custom ROMgame, or just were never sure what is safe to do and what isn't, this one is for you. And you seasoned experts out there -- don't be shy -- you can jump on in and lend a hand if needed. We're one big happy family.Hit the source link below for the great tutorial.Source: Android Central forums
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System (sdcard) and Media processed draining battery and consuming a lot of CPU


Wednesday 14th of November 2012 / androidforums.com
This happens to me at least once per day. I feel the phone getting very hot near the bottom. Almost too hot to hold and it's in a case! I turn the phone on and it shows that my battery has drained like 13% in 40 minutes when the phone was supposed to be sleeping. When I look in GSam Battery Monitor it shows that the phone was actually held awake the whole time and that the battery was all consumed by the "System (sdcard)" and "Media" processes. Since I first noticed it, I've managed to catch it happening and use Elixir to view more detailed info about the process. Turns out it's the "Security Storage" process and it's definitely using the CPU to do something. The problem is, I have no clue what it's doing and why so I don't know how to prevent it. The included packages are com.android.providers.security, android, com.google.android.backup, com.android.providers.settings.I've attached some screenshots showing the info from GSam and Elixir for a specific time when it consumed 13% battery in 40 minutes when the screen was only on for 8 minutes but the phone
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Continual Force Closes, phone unusable


Thursday 14th of July 2011 / droidforums.net
I just upgraded my phone to Gingerbread, and installed Liberty Rom v.9. Was running fine and then I went to the liberty customizer and reset after I made changes. Since then I cannot get it to load properly. As soon as I boot up I get to the lock screen and then all these apps try to force close continually i can never get to the screen behind. I had a backup on my sd card (or thought I did) and can't find it. When I try to reload the rooted gingerbread, it gets to the very end of the install and then fails and says 'status 7' Not sure how to fix this. Also, important I might have went in and deleted a bunch of things on the SD card I was not suppose to. I deleted a bunch of folders belonging to certain apps, and that is probably why I am getting the continual force closes. Anyone know how to go in an delete those apps all together so them closing is not an issue? When I boot reload I used to be able to get to the CWM recovery now I am getting the "android system recovery" which has far less options. When I try to install any zips from here it says failed to verify whole-fi
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Android Forums - View Single Post - Tips How to update CM7 > CM9 > CM10 on your HP Touchpad


Wednesday 26th of December 2012 / androidforums.com
Hope BGT that you know that you are installing highly experimental software that being CM10. CM9 is stable, fast and what few issues it still has are well documented. All the newest versions of CWM and TWRP are all still considered in testing phases. So is Moboot 0.3.8. ACMEInstaller3 recently came out because CM10 needs more space in the /system partition. Since you already have the novacom drivers and such installed, I'll going to paste a guide I created that you might find helpful. Before you try anything read through it carefully and then read through it carefully again. Keep in mind that as long as you do not try to install the nightlies, CWM version 1.0.1.2 can install other zip files such as gapps, patches and the like. Also, the latest version of CWM6 uses a whole new way for making backups and no one really knows what it is doing yet. The ease of saving one's backup to their PC for safe keeping is gone.Same thing goes for Moboot 0.3.5. As far as I know, the only reason J.C. Sullins change it was because some folks were complaining that certain exotic games were not working a
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Need help resetting my phone I messed up badly


Thursday 31st of January 2013 / androidforums.com
Ok so I used to have a Samsung Captivate and knew how to root and flash ROMs, was pretty used to it. I tried to do the same on my HOX, but ran into a bootloop and subsequently I think I've deleted everything on my phone. I used Hasoon2000's All in one kit during this whole proces. I unlocked my bootloader/rooted and flashed TWRP v 2.3.3.0, but my problem arose after I tried to flash the kernel for a custom ROM. It stayed in bootloop so I figured I'd back out and just restore back to the backup I made before flashing the kernel. However, after "successfully" restoring back I was still stuck in bootloop somehow. I know this isn't supposed to happen, it's supposed to restore back to the exact state of your phone at the time.Anyways, I thought maybe I just needed to wipe things. I looked around and found a source that said to wipe cache, dalvik, factory reset, and system. Wipe those 4, but not external storage or android secure. So I wiped those 4 and I intended to try the backup again but it turns out that cleared everything on my phone. Now when I hit "restore" ther
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