Originally Posted by Damarious25
Also, anyone have a good link to really messing with the phone?! like backing up original OS data, then playing with the os? Like installing these rom packages. I know it's probably discussed already but this thresd is long and I'm not even sure what to search.
I'd like to format my sd card and start fresh.
Any info on roms like features? battery life? just general information, not technical.
rootyourdroid.info has some pretty good, and easy to follow guides and explanations, and also this thread
from cyanogen's site has a collection of links too. Basically though, after you root, you have two options. I guess technically three. The most complex being you do everything from an adb shell.
The other two are you use custom recovery images (clockworkmod or sprecovery). What you use is really preference, but they are slightly different and won't be compatible due to some technical details I'll forgo. They accomplish the same purpose: backing up your filesystem, and installing ROMs, among some other things.
Some ROMs only use one recovery version, so just be aware of that. I use clockworkmod and ROM manager (both developed by koush), the latter being a very easy way to manage your ROM. I know there is a similar app for sprecovery but the name is escaping me. DM updater..... sounds right, but don't hold me to it.
Any other questions, just ask. Always glad to help.