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Custom recovery or custom rom? Which do I do first?

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I'm a total newbie to rooting cell phones. I took the plunge and rooted my LG OPTIMUS S with Gingersnap. Do I do the custom recovery first then the custom rom? I posted this at android central but haven't gotten a response yet so I decided to ask for assistance from my fellow OCN members. I'd appreciate any assistance. Thanks in advance!
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you want to first have a custom recovery so you are able to boot to it and flash the new rom. But I am not an expert on the matter of that phone, but with my droid 1, you need the custom recovery before you are able to flash a rom.
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Yeah to be able to flash a custom rom, kernel, mod, etc you must first have a customer recovery.

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Thanks for the replies! +reps for both of you!
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You really should reqd up on it @ XDA best knowledge base for customizing your phone

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A recovery is a must. Think of it as the ultimate boot cd for a phone, it is a must have thing for your phone because if you screw up somewhere along the way, it is the only way you'll be able to get it back to a working state.
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Once you get the custom recovery on your phone I recommend doing a nandroid backup before you start to tinker with custom roms. This way you have a backup to flash to incase something goes wrong
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Originally Posted by Xcrunner View Post
Once you get the custom recovery on your phone I recommend doing a nandroid backup before you start to tinker with custom roms. This way you have a backup to flash to incase something goes wrong
So totally this..
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Thanks for all the replies! I haven't done the custom recovery yet....will hopefully be able to do it tomorrow. I will definitely do it!
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Pick up titanium backup as well, that way you still get your saved games from angry birds instead of the just the app itself which is what the market sync will give you. My Guide to custom roms. While jackeyjoe will point out that it's not universal it will work with your phone.
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