How To: Load a Custom ROM on Your Android Phone (After Any One Click Root Methods)

Universal Method Disclaimer: This is a universal method. Feel free to try it but if it does NOT work for you, simply head to our How To section and look for your specific phone to see if we have a different procedure for your device and try that instead. Good luck!

I. Before You Begin

1. YOU MUST HAVE DONE A ONE CLICK ROOT METHOD, LIKE OUR HOW TO ROOT YOUR ANDROID PHONE (SUPERONECLICK) OR Z4ROOT PROCEDURE FIRST, THEN COME TO THIS ONE AND CONTINUE.

2. This procedure will flash a custom recovery image onto your phone, then show you how to use that recovery image to flash custom ROMs.

3. Your phone must be on Android 1.6 or higher as ROM Manager only works on Android 1.6 or higher).

II. Flash a Custom Recovery Image

1. Search the Market on your phone for ROM Manager. Download and install the free version.

2. Open the ROM Manager app and click on Flash Recovery, choose your phone model and wait for it to finish. (You may need to click Allow if Superuser Permissions pops up).

3. After it says success, you have a custom recovery image and can continue.

III. Flash a Custom ROM

1. Head to our Android ROMs section and choose the phone model you have.

2. Click on the ROM you want to download and save the ROM’s .zip file to your computer.

3. Plug in your phone via USB cable and mount the SD card so we can transfer files to it.

4. Copy the ROM’s .zip file to the root of the sd card (NOT in any folders, just on the SD card itself) (Do NOT extract the .zip file, leave it as a .zip file).

5. Unplug the phone from the computer.

6. Open ROM Manager and click on Reboot Recovery.

7. Once in the custom recovery image, do a Nandroid backup.

8. Once the backup is done, click Wipe Data / Factory Reset.

9. Once the wipe is complete, select flash .zip from sd card and flash the ROM you put on the sd card.

10. Once it is done, select reboot system now. Enjoy!

IF YOU HAVE TRIED THIS PROCEDURE AND IT STILL DOES NOT WORK, JUST HEAD TO OUR ANDROID HOW TO’S SECTION AND CHOOSE YOUR PHONE TO BE PRESENTED WITH OTHER METHODS THAT WORK ON YOUR SPECIFIC PHONE (THIS IS JUST THE EASIEST SO WORTH A TRY FIRST)!

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  • I keep getting “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands” error when trying to flash my T-mobile, Mytouch 3g firmware version 1.6

    • derek

      mee too?????

      • Well after some hours last night I finally got everything working. I had to use a later version of clockworkmod recovery. flashed everything over and now running cyanogen 6.0 rc3.

        • I actually re flashed back to 1.6 because cyanogen 6.0 rc3 kept hanging up on me and closing. Ill keep looking for an update but so far It didnt work that great on my MyTouch 3g 1.2.

        • I’m getting that message too, where/how do you get a later version of clockworkmod recovery?

    • i am getting same error on g1

  • Andy

    Everything went successfully on the one click boot and the clockwork recovery flash. Yet when I try to boot into clockwork recovery the phone reboots and goes to a black screen screen and power button is unresponsive. It takes a battery pull to reboot into normal operation. trying the normal method to get into recovery (volume down+power) only allows me to get into stock recovery. This is a N1 2.21 frg83. My other N1 was rooted before frg83 and boots into clockwork hmmm..beats me.

    thanks Andy

  • Awesome, going to try it out right know. Hopefully nothing goes wrong in the process.

    Going to load a custom Rom on the My Touch 3G (original ver.) Running 1.6

  • @Unlockr, I just received an error message when I was trying to flash the recovery image. 🙁

    and when I boot into recovery mode, I get an image with the MT3G and an (!) in front of it. Once I press power &home at the same time I get to the Recovery mode.

    but instead of the text being green, its blue also with the background image (!).

    This is what is being displayed at the bottom of the screen:
    E:Can’t open /cache/recovery/command

    I have no clue why it’s doing this.

    • That error at the bottom is normal ignore it.
      As for not getting into a custom recovery, means it didn’t flash properly. Go back to rom manager and click flash recovery again, then click reboot into recovery from rom manager.

  • ^^^^^^^^^
    Model: My Touch 3G (original ver.)
    Firmware: 1.6
    Carrier: T-Mobile

  • mike

    when i click on flash clockworkmod recovery is says: an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands

    • wanda

      I just had the same problem; I think I waited too long to click “allow”. I tried again, it worked fine. Maybe this will help.

  • Would you be able to post an alternate method of flashing a custom recovery as rom manager doesn’t work after rooting android 2.2.1 on the nexus one. I have tried flash both clockworkmod and amon-ra via this method and reverts to the stock recovery.

    • Click on how tos at the top of the site, then android then general android. Should be a procedure in there for flashing a custom recovery.

  • Dan

    MyTouch3G running 1.6

    same issue as above

  • Mike

    Still gives me a error of flash recovery

  • evertime i flash the rom it says ther is an error in the zip? an now i cant log back into my google account wen i gave up an rebooted

    • What is the error? What phone are you using, etc.?

  • i am use tmoble g1 an i was flashing the chromatic froyo an first it said error with signature the i toggled it, tried to flash again it said error in zip file?

    • Generally that means the .zip file is corrupted. Try to either redownload it from whereever you got it and then put it on the sd card and try to flash it again, or try a different ROM (at least if you can flash a different ROM, you know it’s the ROM and not the phone. Try and flash a generic G1 Donut ROM instead of a crazy fancy Froyo ROM just to make sure the G1 can load ROMs).

      • Kyralik

        Hey, I just wanted to express my thanks toward you guys, this stuff worked perfectly for me!

  • Jeremy

    i get “an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” when trying to flash my T-Mobile G1. 1.6

    • M -_]

      Same here , i got the same MSG .. i have the “superuser” thingy , and i’ve also installed the ROM manager .. i dont wanna install a new custom ROM .. all i wanna do is partition my SD card. I cant seem to find the Apps2sd process in this website(theunlockr.com) anymore .. maybe its expired or whatver ?? All i need is a God damn way to partion my SD card ???? I’m a G1 user , with version 1.6(donut) !!
      Can somebody help me ???

  • M -_]

    And BTW , I have the DRC92 .. Help plzz

  • Douglas Barros

    Worked flawlessly on my Nexus One (T-mo version) 2.2.1 FRF83
    I installed the RoDrIgUeZsTyLe´s MIUIMOD [V1.1] 2.2 ROM
    First time I had the guts to try rooting and flashing.
    Jailbreaking my iPod touch was so easy when I had one, but rooting android phones seemed so complicated, but after this one, it is so easy.

    Thank you so much for this tutorial and the one click root tutorial.
    Also thanks to the developers who created the tools.

  • Chris

    Doesn’t have a option for the Motorola Cliq XT

  • mick3y

    rom manager keeps sayin sd card isnt mounted and it is …then when it does say its mounted i get the an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands …my first time rooting and im getting fustrated …ive been looking all over the web for answers but cant find any HELP!!!

    • This seems to be an issue with the super one click program sometimes. Just click on How Tos at the top of the site then Android then choose your phone and use one of the other rooting methods.

  • Nader

    I have the Samsung Captivate runing 2.2 (froyo), my phone is is rooted already, I’m trying to install a custom ROM bet i get a red error messege say “E:failed to verify whole-signature
    E:signature verification failed Installation Aborted.

    Can someone help me please

  • Hunnain

    It doesn’t work the Rom Manger i tried Flash Clockwork recovery and it says “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” and if i tap Rebook into Recovery nothing happens

    Htc Hero G2

    • Godzilla_fan2003

      I am having the exact same problem. There is no pop up that asks for super user permissions. Even though it installed correctly. Have tried rebooting but didnt make a difference 🙁

  • mike

    hey unlockr.i my g1 is rooted with androot can i use the old method of flash recovery and loading a rom for androot?

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  • mike

    Thank you!!! now running 2.2 on my GSM Hero.

    Only minor issue was phone froze after booting into recovery, simply:
    – rebooted without SD
    – plugged SD in while phone was on
    – 2nd reboot attempt from RomManager and all was good.

  • Aiden

    I just used the super one click root method on my Telus HTC hero received the superuser application. I have downloaded the ROM manager v2.5.0.4 and have tried to flash the ClockworkMod Recovery numerous times. The first few times that I did this I got a progress bar filled or almost filled before it said an error occurred when attempting to run privileged commands. Now it does it as soon as I confirm my model. Any suggestions?

    • mw

      Same thing happening to me..
      Help!

  • hey i got the cynagen rom and it has no android market and i dont know how to sync my stuff back from my gmail account because i tried but it failed

    • Please read where you got Cyanogen’s ROM from… He packages Google Apps separately, you need to download the GApps package and flash that after flashing his ROMs.

      • Eepaoli

        I have the same problem. how do you flash the gapps package?

  • wanda

    Thank you so very much for the easy to follow video. It took me about 30 minutes, once I actually started. I did print the instructions, as well, so that I could read along. I paused the video a few times to be sure I did things correctly. I loaded cyanogen mod 6 on my hero; it is like a new phone! I am glad to be able to customize and make it work the way I want. Just one question, if anyone can answer it-
    I had no problem loading the custom rom, but found out that google apps was not included. I found the .zip file for that from cyanogen’s wiki, used rom manager and installed it without a hitch. I just don’t know if there is a way to get back all of the apps I had downloaded previously. Are they somewhere and I don’t know where to look?
    I am new to all of this, but follow instructions well. 🙂 Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

  • jon

    when you flash a rom to your phone does it wipe all data like contacts and messages?

  • jeff

    does all you data get wiped like txt messages and contacts?

  • This worked great, except I have the HTC Desire so I followed through with the Unrevoked.com solution and was able to root my HTC Desire on the Telus Network in Canada. Very easy, I was expecting several steps… just one click after you install the Android Bootloader (which you have to download the files and extract them on your computer first). Thanks for making this easy and pointing out the Unrevoked for this phone.

  • teknodogg

    so by using this method do you need to (flash) install from zip…..the latest radio file or any SPL files?

    • That depends on the phone. If a ROM you want to load on the phone says in the description “MUST flash XXX SPL and Radio” then yes you must flash those things to load a ROM, otherwise, no you don’t have to.

  • Bob

    Tried this on my T-mobile G1. Process runs ok, then says Device NOT rooted. Failed.
    However, the Superuser icon is in my apps.
    I cant un-root, as it says the device does not have superuser!
    Now I cant connect to any data services ( web. twitter etc)
    Any ideas where to go from here?

    • Click on How Tos at the top of the site, then Android, then the G1 to root your phone using a different rooting procedure.

      As for the data networks, that would have nothing to do with this at all.
      Check your APN settings in Settings > Networks> APN and make sure it is correct for your carrier, otherwise restart the phone and see if that fixes it.

      • Matt J.

        Pleas update the list of phones this unlocker will and will not work with. Surely it is unacceptable to leave the phone in an unusable state after the strong implication that the unlocker will work with it.

        • It has worked fine for others on the G1.
          But if you are having an issue, simply click the link in bold at the bottom of the procedure to be taken to our How To’s page and select the G1 from there to be presented with other rooting procedures for the G1.
          (You can also click How To’s at the top of the site, then Android, then the G1)

  • Bob

    Thanks for the swift reply!
    Data connection now sorted – take battery out, reboot and its ok.
    I still have the Supersuser icon in my apps, and the Un-root does not work. Ive only 3 weeks left on my current contract so Im going to wait til I upgrade to a Desire and then go for a Root properly.

  • Tony

    When I tun the ROM Manager, it keeps telling me that the SD card has to be mounted, even though I triple check it to make sure it is mounted. I turned the phone off and on, remounted the card several time, yet I still get the same message. I am on a Sprint HTC Hero. Thanks for your help.

    • Tony

      I got this to work when I disconnected the phone from the computer.

  • Matt J.

    I have the same problem with my HTC T-Mobile (US) G1. From the description both here and at xda-developers, it should have just worked. Instead, I got the same failure message you got.

    The only thing I have to add to your report is 1) the phone has been unlocked from the carrier lock (so I can use it on AT&T) and 2) I used the ..1.5.1-zip file, not one of the earlier one. Usually the latest is the best, but I didn’t see anything in the xda-developer post explaining the differerence between these several zip files or why he was offering anything other than the latest.

  • Eric

    so in Rom Manager, there’s no samsung moment… is there a way around this? a different app? something I’m missing? I hope so 😀

  • Robert M

    rom manager doesnt have a selection for the cliq xt, so iono what to do

  • Ben

    I’m getting E: failed to verify whole-file signature and E: signature verification failed errors when i try to back up before install room. I have a samsung captivate with 2.2 leaked installed and root with the one-click. trying to install roms. any advice, thanks.

  • Fredrik

    Hey guys, I followed all of the steps on the tutorial (properly, I think) and when im doin the last “reboot” step i get into a black screen where the usual “HTC, Quietly brilliant” pops up then everything just stops, cant do anything. I need some help…

  • Chris

    I’m on a Sprint HTC Hero, with Android 2.1-update 1.

    I’ve successfully rooted the phone using SuperOneClick. After installing ROM Manager, I am unable to flash a recovery image.

    I select “Flash ClockworkMod Recovery,” and then confirm my phone model. But then I get the following:

    “An error occurred while flashing your memory.”

    Any thoughts? Is there a way to do this without using ROM Manager?

  • Hayley

    eveytime i go to install the rom i put onto my sd card, it doesn’t show up, but i trasnfered the rom zip fle onto the sd card. what am i doing wrong that its not showing up?

  • Jorge

    i keep trying to flash clockworkmod recovery but it says “An error occured while attempting to run privileged commands!” i also did the one step superroot thing and everything went ok but at the end of it, it said “Fail! phone was not rooted” but i have the superuser icon on my apps i dont know whats wrong….

    • Hrymeri

      I have the same problem did you fix it ??

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  • Ok for some reason my phone (Motorola Cliq) is not listed in the clockwork thing in “Rom Manager” is there an easier way to load because this seems to be the only method I’ve gotten to work (SuperOneCliq) and other methods are real headaches. I’m real good at following exact directions but every other method just gives me errors and make me want to throw my laptop and my phone lol.

    • Motorola Cliq MB200
      T-Mobile
      2.0.25

      • The man

        The rom manager wont work on the cliq. Sucks

        • So go to how tos at the top of the site, then android then the cliq and use the other rooting procedure for the cliq

  • Kristopher A.

    It worked!

  • Ian

    So, I used the “One Click Root Method” and I got root.
    I made a backup, but at the last step of installing a custom rom it fails.
    It’s a signature error. But anyways when I try to go back to the backup, the phone (G1) goes to the !-mark
    screen and nothing happens.
    How do I go back to my backup?

  • Hi, thanks for the really really clear and easy instructions to universalise upgrades for the G1… I’ve followed all the instructions and am getting the error message occurred while attempting message and have no idea what to do next. I can see a few people have sorted it out – any clues to how? Is it an issue with the app, the phone or the process?

  • Steve

    I have a MT3G with two issues 1 it hangs on boot screen when attempting to go into recovery (flashed theirs and Arman RA’s) never gets to recovery and when booting it reboots once then runs OK.Fine before root, running ota 2.21.

  • Mike

    I did the root and installed cyanogen 2.2. now when i turn my phone on i just go to the startup screen with the firework or whatever it is going around in a circle. it does this, then starts again. can i fix this? or is my phone just dead now?

  • Mo

    there is no selection for cliq XT…how were the other roms able to flash on to those phones used in the demo videos…?

    • Click How To’s at the top of the site. Then Android. Then find your phone. Use one of the other how to’s to help you flash a recovery/root/etc.

  • Tony

    Everything worked great! Now Im running Cyanogen 6.0.0 Processor maxed out and things are running smooth! THANKS UNLOCKR

  • JesterGrafix

    Worked out perfect. Just installed Red Dawn, looks amazing!

  • Fabiboo50

    my phone model is not listed it is motorola dext

    • Click how tos at the top of the site, then android then the motorola cliq/dext and follow one of the other rooting procedures.

      • the man

        rom manager works for the dext now, go get it! 😉

  • j0k3r509

    i keep getting the e: Failed To Verify Whole File error message

  • Model: Motorola Milestone
    Firmware: 2.1-update1
    Carrier: Telenor

    Problem:
    When i flash clockwork with rom manager and then go to “Reboot into Recovery” i see it loads about 1/10 of the loading bar then it restarts the phone.
    When i try to do it manualy by going to the system recovery and run “apply sdcard:update.zip” it gives me the following message.

    “– Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.”

    Any solution to this problem?

    • Nachi

      i am having the exact same problem. the rooting is fine however can not update rom due to above errors.

      please suggest how to solve?

    • zer0ed77

      Having same issue with a Droid X. Also made a post.

    • zer0ed77

      Having same issue with a Droid X. Also made a post.

    • zer0ed77

      Having same issue with a Droid X. Also made a post.

    • zer0ed77

      Having same issue with a Droid X. Also made a post.

    • zer0ed77

      Having same issue with a Droid X. Also made a post.

    • zer0ed77

      Having same issue with a Droid X. Also made a post.

    • smithct1

      having same problem….is there a solution to this?

    • jackn11

      you have to set sig verification off it wont popup then 

  • Devon G

    Model: HTC Hero
    Firmware: 2.1-update 1
    Carrier- Sprint

    Problem:
    I installed ROM Manager and I clicked Flash ClockworkMod Recovery but it says ,”An error occurred while flashing your recovery.” Any ideas, please help!

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  • Chansong30

    Model: Samsung Vibrant Galaxy S
    Firmware: Android 2.1 – update 1
    Carrier: T-Mobile

    Quick question am I supposed to click and drag the ROM.zip file into the internal memory of the phone or the external sdcard? I keep having troubleshooting issues with the ROM that I have flashed.. I used this method to flash my phone.

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  • JC040696

    Model: Samsung Galaxy 5 I5500
    Firmware: Android 2.1
    Carrier: Maxis

    I can’t find the ROM for my phone anyway in the given link.

  • Iznag_11

    motorola droid
    android 2.1

    it repeats “droid does” that’s all i see

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  • Rusty

    nexus 1 T-mobile Android Ver 2.2.1
    worked great. running Cyanogen 6.1.0 Mod! Lovely!

  • Rusty

    nexus 1 T-mobile Android Ver 2.2.1
    worked great. running Cyanogen 6.1.0 Mod! Lovely!

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  • DemigodMaster

    Didn’t work on my HTC Magic. When I reboot into recovery, I see the green android with a kind of caution sign…

  • RelloC

    Unlockr:

    All runs perfectly according to direction up until the Reboot from Recovery step. I have tried quite a few times after multiple resets but everytime at this step I get a black screen with an image of a phone and big reg triangle with a ! in the middle of it. (HTC Hero – Sprint) I downgraded, rooted and flashed recovery all according to your guides – any idea what the hang up could be?

    • RelloC

      Did some more browsing and found someone with same issue that said they fixed the problem by choosing “erase recovery” option in settings that makes it erase the previous version prior to flashing. Now I get hung at the white and green HTC screen indefinitely until I am force to battery pull.

      I tried to go back into Rom manager and “Flash Alternative Recovery” which was successful. I then re-flashed the Clockwork Recovery at the top and attempted to once again “Reboot to Recovery” but alas it still hangs on the HTC screen. ANYONE have any thoughts/suggestions?

      Thanks

  • Gseldon34

    the samsung intercept is not on the list plzzzzzz help quick

  • Kelly

    Used SuperOneClick and it worked great to obtain root. Installed TitaniumBackup and Rom Manager. Downloaded Cyogenmod. Definitely have SU access because the SU app lists RM, TB, and RootExplorer in the list of apps with SU access. I also was able to successfully move apps to sd via TB.
    Flashed CWR in RM and no matter what I try I cannot get my phone to boot to CWR, depending on which version of CWR I choose, I either get stock recovery or just a normal boot. As others suggested on other forums, I even tried flashing several times in a row, flashing from SPR to CWR, renaming/removing the /system/recovery-from-boot.p and nothing will work.

    Any help would be much appreciated! I am on a motoDroid 1 froyo

  • DemigodMaster

    MY HTC MAGIC CRASHES WHEN I REBOOT TO RECOVERY. NOT ABLE TO INSTALL ANY ROM. ACTUALLY ON ANDROID ÉCLAIR, ROGERS. PLEASE HELP!!!

  • Marjanmitrov

    hey i did the one click root metod on my xperia x10i now it says that is rooted i have 2.1 update1
    can i load any custom rom to my xperia

    • You must flash a custom recovery image to load custom ROMs. Look for our how to flash a custom recovery image procedure and google a recovery image meant for your phone (make sure you only flash a recovery image meant for your exact phone, not a different one).

  • Efish93

    And How do you go about putting your phone back to normal?

  • Pranavpg101

    I Have Videocon Zeus v7500 and cant find any roms or custom recovery image for it for it pls help

  • ZB

    On my htc dream, the only recovery that works is cyanogen 1.2 from which you can’t install any custom ROMS hence no upgrade. whenever i flash any other recoveries like cyanogen 1.4, Amon RA 1.7 or clockwork 2.5 via rom manager, i can’t reboot into recovery, it just hangs at startup screen.

  • XtraKrispi

    I have a Rogers HTC Magic+ rooted with Amon-Ra recovery (the clockwork recovery image never worked for me) and it loads, but shortly after loading it freezes…anyone have the same thing?

  • the flash recovery went great. it says its done sucesfully. but i cant get into the recovery mode. it keeps hanging in the vodafone startup screen. i have to remove my batt and put the phone back on (normal)

    how can i get into the recovery mode? (i know the home + red button) i need a solution

  • KHL

    so is there no solution to the situation everyone has been posting about? (freezing at recovery screen) or u just didn’t check these comment? Kindly reply back if there’s no solution at the moment so we all know u r working hard on it…thank you

  • KHL

    so is there no solution to the situation everyone has been posting about? (freezing at recovery screen) or u just didn’t check these comment? Kindly reply back if there’s no solution at the moment so we all know u r working hard on it…thank you

  • Mykela25

    Im waiting for an answer as well. Im tooted and can even flash new roms but I have no recovery image. When I go into recovery mode I simply have a black screen with white sidebars. Are we going to get an answer as to how to fix this please?

  • I’m going to explain this again since people don’t seem to see it at the bottom of the procedure:

    “IF YOU HAVE TRIED THIS PROCEDURE AND IT STILL DOES NOT WORK, JUST HEAD TO OUR ANDROID HOW TO’S SECTION AND CHOOSE YOUR PHONE TO BE PRESENTED WITH OTHER ROOTING METHODS THAT WORK ON YOUR SPECIFIC PHONE (THIS IS JUST THE EASIEST SO WORTH A TRY FIRST)!”

    In other words, if this doesn’t work, go to the following link and try one of the one’s specific for your device and those work better:

    http://theunlockr.com/how-tos/android-how-tos/

    • KHL

      well for us Roger HTC Magic, there’s only 8 methods posted and this method is not even about rooting, we all got rooted, it’s the loading custom rom part that we are all stuck on. None of us seems to be able to boot to recovery, and reading that at the bottom procedure at least didn’t help us Rogers HTC Magic. I dun know why you quoted that when all of us are done rooting and on to loading a custom rom. I know this is a free service to those in needs and a courtesy of The Unlockr, but i feel that when a lot of us mention that after 1 click root methods, none of us are able to boot to recovery screen, maybe you guys can actually look into it and if it’s a problem, maybe remove this method so that others will not get stuck like us instead of copying and pasting a quote from the method that we all can see just fine. If you guys look into it and can’t find any problem, kindly make a note somewhere to warn others that it might freeze at recovery screen, instead just doing nothing and watching other ppl complain.

      and just on a side note, none of the method about loading custom rom works on roger htc magic, i couldn’t even complete the first step of the only other one “load custom rom” method which is “1. Get into recovery mode by holding down Home and Power to turn on the phone (if you are not already there)”

      http://theunlockr.com/2009/08/29/how-to-load-a-custom-rom-on-your-htc-magic/

  • KHL

    well i try replying to TheUnlockr’s comment and apparently it needs to go through an administrative which i dun think will go through.

    Anyways, what i wanted to say is, we can all see the quote, but for us Rogers HTC Magic users, there’s only 2 method out of 8 that’s about loading custom rom including this one. And we are all stuck at the recovery screen, and as for the 2nd method, we can’t complete the first step because the first step is “1. Get into recovery mode by holding down Home and Power to turn on the phone” and besides, your quote is about rooting methods, which most of us are done with and on to loading a custom rom (which we are stuck at). So all i wanted to say is, instead posting a quote that we can all read just fine, why dun you guys look into the method and see if there’s a problem, if there’s a problem remove the method so others won’t use the method and becomes stuck like us. If there’s not a problem u see, post a note saying it might stuck at recovery screen. That way ppl won’t bug you about the problem. I totally understand this is a free service and courtesy of The Unlockr, but as i said, posting a quote that doesn’t even have to do with the problem is just plain useless. If you see multiple of us commenting on the same problem, kindly post a comment saying some as simple as “we are working on it” so that we can see u indeed saw our comment and not just staying invisible. Thank you

    • Only reason your comment had to go through moderation is because there was a link in it FYI…

      Anyway, all the procedures are constantly being worked on, so if you guys mention it doesn’t work, I don’t ignore it, I see it, but I’m not going to say “It’s being worked on” to everyone that posts. Just understand it is definitely being worked on. (I actually will put UPDATED in the top of the procedure with the date it was updated when something major has changed, i.e. support for a new phone).
      Also, a lot of issues occur with certain versions of phones (i.e. the Roger’s Magic vs Vodafone Magic vs MyTouch, etc.) so just because it doesn’t work for your phone doesn’t mean it doesn’t work for someone elses.

      As for your Magic, I quoted that sentence again so you understand that you need to look around on the site for another method. It has nothing to do with Rooting methods, that link literally lists ALL the procedures on the site.

      So your issue is that you can’t flash a recovery image, correct? Did you try these procedures on the site:
      1. http://theunlockr.com/2009/08/29/how-to-root-the-htc-magic-in-one-click/ – see if the FlashRec.apk works on your phone to flash a recovery (you may need to Google around for a Rogers Magic Recovery image and use that instead of the ones in that post).
      2. http://theunlockr.com/2009/10/15/how-to-flash-a-new-recovery-image-if-you-are-already-rooted/ – This one was listed under General Android How To’s in the link I provided…
      3. Also, try ROM Manager from the Market. Download it, and open it, then select Flash Recovery and choose your device.

      Good luck, and if any of the above work for you let me know and I’ll put it in the procedure so people can find it.

      • I just noticed it says “rooting methods” in the link. Guessing that’s why you figured they were rooting methods, eh? lol Changing that now, thanks for bringing it to my attention.

      • KHL

        Thanks for the clarification and I apologize for being harsh on you on the previous post. I guess I got a little anxious in seeing answers from you guys. Now i will go ahead and try out the methods you posted. Thanks again and good luck solving it.

  • I am new on this and my only question is after i do a wipe data/factory reset and install the custom rom do i have to do again a google activation screen process on my phone or i can bypass it like on cyanogen after installing a cyanogen i saw u get boot back to the activation screen but u can bypass and go to the main menu of the phone and activate the account via wifi. I just like to know if u can do the same thing on clockworkmod after the phone is rooted and after flashing clockworkmod and doing a wipe data/factory reset and installing a custom rom. I got a t-mobile g1 and don’t have a data plan thats my only issue and thats why i haven’t risk in rooting my g1 cause all the tutorials i saw don’t say if u have to do a google activation or u can bypass it and go straight to the phone main screen reply if u can help thanx.

  • Arman

    Hi i have the MyTouch 3g and i rooted it everything was fine then i installed the My OTA Froyo ROM and after i did the last step “reboot system now” my phone keeps restarting constantly it shows the mytouch green screen for 20 seconds or so and then it restarts over and over again so is there anything i can do? please any help would be appreciated

  • Unlockr,
    I am having deep trouble with the process. I rooted the phone fine, and everything worked well until reboot into recovery.

    I clicked ‘Flash ClockworkMod Recovery’ for moto milestone, so current recovery sits at 2.5.0.1
    then following your steps, I did Reboot into Recovery. Phone restarts, after Motorola sign,

    In an instant, there is a phone symbol transfering like a data with a bar filling up below (split second) then /! sign for a split second then restarts again then boots up normally!!!!
    This means I can’t access the recovery mode!!! What can I do? This is getting really annoying… please respond!

  • Sdragon001

    if you having problem after installing rom.zip from sd card. after it complete installed and you have four options update from sd ect… just hit your back button and then select reboot

  • Jay_etch92

    K So I installed the Red Dawn ROM and all my contacts are gone is this supposed to happen and will they come back ?

    • Sdragon001

      yes it will delete all your user data as you do a comp[lete wipe you need to add eventhing back its like a new start with the phone again

  • Jay_etch92

    K guys I Installed the Red Dawn ROM like I Said 7hours ago and I still have 0 contacts 7 hours later and cant add contacts to my anyone know what might be wrong?

  • …but if you synced with Google ever, your Google contacts will all come back.

    • Aol33

      when i go to add Google account i get “application has stopped suddenly” error…

  • …but if you synced with Google ever, your Google contacts will all come back.

  • Boot into recovery, wipe data, and reflash the ROM. If it still persists, flash a different ROM.

  • esd2384

    when i click on rom manager and click on flash recovery i cant find my phone . It only shows the cliq and not cliq xt. When i click on the cliq i get, “an error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!’

  • K thanks for reporting. Please click on How To’s then Android then the Cliq XT and use the How To Root the CLIQ XT and Load a ROM on the CLIQ XT procedures instead.

  • K thanks for reporting. Please click on How To’s then Android then the Cliq XT and use the How To Root the CLIQ XT and Load a ROM on the CLIQ XT procedures instead.

  • Bladerunner6060

    Anyone do this on a Droid X yet?

  • Bladerunner6060

    Anyone do this on a Droid X yet?

  • Brendan

    I successfully rooted my Sprint HTC Hero and have the superuser and rom manager application installed. However, when I continued to flash a recovery image…it says an error has occurred. Any suggestions?

    • Try going to How To’s at the top of the site, then Android, then click on the Sprint Hero and try one of the other procedures.

  • Primaxpt

    When i get to this step:
    “2. Open the ROM Manager app and click on Flash Recovery, choose your phone model and wait for it to finish. (You may need to click Allow if Superuser Permissions pops up).”

    It says “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!”

    I already rooted, and i have the super user icon on menu. What else i need to go on?

    Thanks

  • bassthumb9

    I rooted and flashed my phone successfully but after attempting to install the darchlegend ROM to my sprint htc hero, it said installation aborted and now my phone won’t even fully reboot. Even though I’ve taken out the battery and restarted the phone…. It stays on the welcome htc screen. 🙁 What happened to my phone and what can I do about it?

  • bassthumb9

    I rooted and flashed my phone successfully but after attempting to install the darchlegend ROM to my sprint htc hero, it said installation aborted and now my phone won’t even fully reboot. Even though I’ve taken out the battery and restarted the phone…. It stays on the welcome htc screen. 🙁 What happened to my phone and what can I do about it?

  • Take out the battery and wait 30 seconds before you put it back in…

  • Danielrivas101691

    I did everything the way it said to do it and at the last reboot it freezes on the G1 boot logo

  • Danielrivas101691

    by the way i installed the CM Nightly #268 SparksMod ROM

  • This happens. You need to boot back into recovery and make sure you wipe data and then reflash the ROM. If it still gets stuck, then wipe data and flash a different ROM.

  • hello there! i have a mytouch 3g 2.2 i rooted using the superoneclick method then used the rom manager to download the cayyanogen 6 onto my phone then ran the pre-install it started doin everythin great. When it finished my phone just restarts and restarts over and over again. It wont go anywhere other than the “MyTouch 3G” green screen then from it goes black and it starts all over again……. I need your help THE UNLOCKER!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

  • hello there! i have a mytouch 3g 2.2 i rooted using the superoneclick method then used the rom manager to download the cayyanogen 6 onto my phone then ran the pre-install it started doin everythin great. When it finished my phone just restarts and restarts over and over again. It wont go anywhere other than the “MyTouch 3G” green screen then from it goes black and it starts all over again……. I need your help THE UNLOCKER!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

  • hello there! i have a mytouch 3g 2.2 i rooted using the superoneclick method then used the rom manager to download the cayyanogen 6 onto my phone then ran the pre-install it started doin everythin great. When it finished my phone just restarts and restarts over and over again. It wont go anywhere other than the “MyTouch 3G” green screen then from it goes black and it starts all over again……. I need your help THE UNLOCKER!!!!! PLEASE!!!!

  • Racosta2010

    i have the Huawei Ascend M860 and i rooted it.Now I’m having problems installing the rom.Any help?

  • Take out the battery and wait 15 secs, then put it back in. Then boot into recovery manually and Wipe data then flash Cyanogen’s ROM again.
    DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER TO FLASH ROMS! Use the way we describe here please.

    • aah crap…. should of done it how it was described… now Mytouch just goes to the set up wizard but it fore closes everytime. i can connected via USB and transfer files. Im stuck right here, any suggestions? Just wanna get it back to normal froyo.

  • Take out the battery and wait 15 secs, then put it back in. Then boot into recovery manually and Wipe data then flash Cyanogen’s ROM again.
    DO NOT USE ROM MANAGER TO FLASH ROMS! Use the way we describe here please.

  • You need to install a ROM specificaly for that phone, no other ROM will work.

  • Bw1020

    When I download ROM manager and try to flash the ClockworkMod Recovery it says…An error occured while attempting to run priviledged commands. Any ideas what’s going on and how to fix or go around this situation? I was wondering too if it has anything to do with the fact that I am running the 2.1 version instead of 1.5. I upgraded the other day and was wondering if maybe the new version has built in Safeguards aganinst flashing custom ROMs. I followed your Rooting steps and have Superuser access. I even downloaded a root app and it worked. I would appreciate any help on this. Thanks.

  • What phone?

    • Vshlopak

      I got it with MyTouch 3G 1.2

  • Just boot into recovery wipe data and reflash the Rom and you’ll be fine.

    • i did wipe data during recovery but how can i flash the ROM back? if it only gives me the option to go back to the normal boot up, update.zip from sdcard, wipe data and clear cache??? :S

  • I have the same problem as primaxpt , when clicking on FlashClockworkmod Recovery I get a message: (An error occurred while attempting to run privileged comands) My phone is a HTC Magic from TMN in Portugal (32A , 1.76.0008 6.35.00.29)

  • So I have an HTC HT-03A japanese Magic. Anyway I try and run the Flash ClockworkMod Recovery but I never get to the part where I get to choose my phone. It show that its busy then it just stops.

    The method I use to Root my Phone was the Universal Androot program. The phone rooted fine then I used the Busybox program and installed the Busybox program on my phone. After that I went to the ROM Manger and Fixed the Permissions everything looked good and I rebooted my phone. When I try and Flas ClockworkMod Recovery nothing happens.

    Any info would be helpful.

    • nooobuuu

      Hey if anybody has a HTC HT-03a the (Japanese My Touch) and you can get the procedures here to work exactly right check this like out.

      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=534818&page=3

      The Unlockr helped me out a lot but I couldn’t get the Rom Flash right until I followed his procedure. Thank for the help Unlockr.

  • I think you are posting this in the wrong place,… is your phone rooted and you flashed a custom ROM through your custom recovery image? If that is what you did then you can boot back into the same custom recovery image and reflash the ROM after wiping data.

    • Snablen

      i have the same problem and its root i cant do any thing whit my phone its restart and restart and i have try to take the battery out in 5 min an still nothing works please help me … HTC MAGIC

  • soet

    hey i have a samsung intercept from virgin mobile and when i go to flash clockward recovery and try to install it doesnt show up da fone modiel any advice

    • x1991dcm@gmail.com

      Haha same problem here, i can’t find anything abt the issue

  • Deanna

    Please help i am new. Clockworkmod help!!!
    I am so frustrated. I am a NOOB…plz help. I downloaded Rom Manager and Rom Manager Premium and when I try to install a custom ROM I keep getting error message that first, my SD card isnt mounted. *I took off back cover, removed SD card and battery and repowered phone-still no luck* then it tells me that ROM Manager or CLockwork Mod must be installed .. I am so lost. I hope someone is able to help. BTW. I did this once before bc I bought the phone for 400.00$ at verizon and used Rom Manager ( older version and no problems) but I returned the phone bc it was on sale for 49$ and now I cannot seem to install a ROM. Thank you!!!!!!

    FYI… I AM COPYING AND PASTING THIS FROM THE SAMSUNG FASINATE FORUM TO HERE BC I NEED YOUR HELP. THANK YOU

    Not certain if media sync or mass storage is enabled. I have gone back n forth between the usb debugging being off then on and media sync and mass storage and running the odin tutorial 3 times bc when I get to rom manager is where it says to install clockworkmod ( which I have done 3x) and mount sd card. You guys are great help. I appreciate your help and patience. :/ Originally Posted by
    You said you pulled your SD card at one point. When you put it back in, did you enable mass storage mode? Settings > USB settings.

  • Well1080

    theres no rom mod works on my market

  • Gomez96

    dear unlockr.com
    i have superuser from the first video but when i try to flash clockworkmod recovery it gives me this error an erro occured while attempting to run privilleged commands! any idea how to fix this

  • If this or the universal rooting procedures do not work for you simply click How Toys at the top of the site and find your phone and do one of those other procedures that do work.

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  • bb_costa

    The Rom Manager Free is not in the Market.

    How can I get it?

    • Keyanmonta

      try and type in rom manager by your self because if you click the suggestion it will only show you one rom manager app

  • Lexussc400

    when i go to flashclockmodrecovery it shows the galaxy s i9000, fascinate, epic, vibrant , captivate, galaxy tabs, but not the mesmerize, any ideas

  • thatxbrentxkdd

    Ok, so i have a Samsung Galaxy S Fascinate on a verizon network.
    i am trying to load up XDA’s Super Dark ROM for my phone,
    located here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=838111

    and well, after i finish step 6. i get in yellow:
    “–Install from package…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…”

    directly below it in red i am getting:
    “E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation abourted.”

    • Doc Barretta

      I am having the same problem! I also don’t have the option to install package from sd card when my phone is in recovery mode… all it has it Reboot, restore to factory, and clear participation cash…

      Someone help me! Please email me at docbarretta@gmail.com!

  • BBP099

    How do i do a nandroid backup on a fascinate?!

  • Pjac91294

    So I did this process and when I hit reboot system now its stuck at the android loading screen….I used the watermark’d liquid yogurt ROM…. so is my phone just absolutely ****** or can i save it?? I need to know ASAP

    • Rtnrobbins

      I am having the same problem. Did you find a solution?

    • Nicholas62

      Me to, pleass someone respond that has a solution for this?

  • zer0ed77

    Hey, folks.

    Droid X user here. Rooted with stock system version 2.2.1 – 2.3.340. Using ROM Manager Premium 3.0.0.5 with Flash ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.7. I use Launcher Pro Plus and Titanium Backup.

    My problem… After I Flash ClockworMod Recovery, all seem well. I then Reboot into Recovery. Rather than rebooting into recovery, the system simply reboots normally.

    Any suggestions? Need some help with this one?

    • zer0ed77

      Never mind… Solved my own problem with the help of another forum.

      • Donovan

        Wait, I am having the same problem, how to fix?

    • zer0ed77

      Never mind… Solved my own problem with the help of another forum.

    • zer0ed77

      Never mind… Solved my own problem with the help of another forum.

  • zer0ed77

    Hey, folks.

    Droid X user here. Rooted with stock system version 2.2.1 – 2.3.340. Using ROM Manager Premium 3.0.0.5 with Flash ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.7. I use Launcher Pro Plus and Titanium Backup.

    My problem… After I Flash ClockworMod Recovery, all seem well. I then Reboot into Recovery. Rather than rebooting into recovery, the system simply reboots normally.

    Any suggestions? Need some help with this one?

  • zer0ed77

    Hey, folks.

    Droid X user here. Rooted with stock system version 2.2.1 – 2.3.340. Using ROM Manager Premium 3.0.0.5 with Flash ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.7. I use Launcher Pro Plus and Titanium Backup.

    My problem… After I Flash ClockworMod Recovery, all seem well. I then Reboot into Recovery. Rather than rebooting into recovery, the system simply reboots normally.

    Any suggestions? Need some help with this one?

  • zer0ed77

    Hey, folks.

    Droid X user here. Rooted with stock system version 2.2.1 – 2.3.340. Using ROM Manager Premium 3.0.0.5 with Flash ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.7. I use Launcher Pro Plus and Titanium Backup.

    My problem… After I Flash ClockworMod Recovery, all seem well. I then Reboot into Recovery. Rather than rebooting into recovery, the system simply reboots normally.

    Any suggestions? Need some help with this one?

  • zer0ed77

    Hey, folks.

    Droid X user here. Rooted with stock system version 2.2.1 – 2.3.340. Using ROM Manager Premium 3.0.0.5 with Flash ClockworkMod Recovery 2.5.0.7. I use Launcher Pro Plus and Titanium Backup.

    My problem… After I Flash ClockworMod Recovery, all seem well. I then Reboot into Recovery. Rather than rebooting into recovery, the system simply reboots normally.

    Any suggestions? Need some help with this one?

  • Mr Scott

    I don’t understand how to do a nandroid backup ??? :S Please help :S Noob

    • jackn11

      clockworkmod–> backup/restore–> backup–> donez

  • Mr Scott

    I don’t understand how to do a nandroid backup ??? :S Please help :S Noob

  • Dobosr85

    So do I do this whole thing to restore to factory settings. I want to root my original droid and I want to make a backup I case I brick it, is this the process, and if so do I do the whole thing, and how do I then reset it in a case where my droid does get bricked? Thanks

  • Robert01

    everytime i try to reboot into recovery, my phone shuts off and I have no idea why . So I cant get in to the recovery menu to install my rom. Im using the nexus one. What can I do?

  • Robert01

    everytime i try to reboot into recovery, my phone shuts off and I have no idea why . So I cant get in to the recovery menu to install my rom. Im using the nexus one. What can I do?

  • Jeffreydrt341

    yes rom manager is no longer free is their another way to do it. is their a way to get the app for free or another app that can be used that will work the same way

  • Jeffreydrt341

    yes rom manager is no longer free is their another way to do it. is their a way to get the app for free or another app that can be used that will work the same way

  • OJshippuuden

    The free version of ROM manager is not available on my version of the android market

  • OJshippuuden

    The free version of ROM manager is not available on my version of the android market

  • OJshippuuden

    The free version of ROM manager is not available on my android market

    Motorola Cliq
    Firmware 1.5

  • OJshippuuden

    The free version of ROM manager is not available on my android market

    Motorola Cliq
    Firmware 1.5

  • Scottr94

    everything i did worked up to step 6
    After it went into reboot, a diamond with an ! and a picture of my phone popped up.
    Where am I going wrong??

  • Dai’Shawn

    I have a myTouch 3G, Firmware 1.6 &&I’ve done the “How Too Root Your Android One Click” and I have the Superuser App. I downloaded the ROM Manager App &&I keep getting the message “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” This message continuously pops up when I verify my phone. What did I do wrong???

  • Dai’Shawn

    I have a myTouch 3G, Firmware 1.6 &&I’ve done the “How Too Root Your Android One Click” and I have the Superuser App. I downloaded the ROM Manager App &&I keep getting the message “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands!” This message continuously pops up when I verify my phone. What did I do wrong???

  • Dubba

    will not boot in recovery. just reboots as normal. DX

  • Icychrisindamix

    i used the one click unlock .it was a success , loaded the super user and all.but now i cant access the recovery Image.every time i try it just shows me the green android with the triangle woning sign.
    btw i got nexus one with 2.2.1 on it .please help

  • Icychrisindamix

    i used the one click unlock .it was a success , loaded the super user and all.but now i cant access the recovery Image.every time i try it just shows me the green android with the triangle woning sign.
    btw i got nexus one with 2.2.1 on it .please help

  • Icychrisindamix

    now i just received the ota update to android 2.2.2 ,steel can get to the recovery mode

  • Icychrisindamix

    now i just received the ota update to android 2.2.2 ,steel can get to the recovery mode

  • Eb1074

    I have a Mytouch 3g with 2.2. I used the rooting method and had success witht hat. But when I get to step 6 in this tutorial I reboot int recovery but my phone just stays on the green logo screen!!! I have no idea what to do!!! can anyone help me please!

  • Eb1074

    I have a Mytouch 3g with 2.2. I used the rooting method and had success witht hat. But when I get to step 6 in this tutorial I reboot int recovery but my phone just stays on the green logo screen!!! I have no idea what to do!!! can anyone help me please!

    • Byron Coto

      hold the home and power buttons go to nandroid and recover ..

  • I have a samsung vibrant>>t-mobile>>it have the lastest update 2.2…i did the super one click root after i updated the phone….it went perfect…it said your phone is rootted somethinq like that…i downloaded the rom manager and loaded a flash image recovery….but when i reboot via rom manager and i select the option “reinstall pakage” it just precent this

    — install from sd card…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…

    Thiis Down Here Apeared In Red

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    installation aborted

  • I have a samsung vibrant>>t-mobile>>it have the lastest update 2.2…i did the super one click root after i updated the phone….it went perfect…it said your phone is rootted somethinq like that…i downloaded the rom manager and loaded a flash image recovery….but when i reboot via rom manager and i select the option “reinstall pakage” it just precent this

    — install from sd card…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…

    Thiis Down Here Apeared In Red

    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    installation aborted

  • I have a samsung vibrant>>t-mobile>>it have the lastest update 2.2…i did the super one click root after i updated the phone….it went perfect…it said your phone is rootted somethinq like that…i downloaded the rom manager and loaded a flash image recovery….but when i reboot via rom manager and i select the option “reinstall pakage” And It Fails to verify signature

  • I have a samsung vibrant>>t-mobile>>it have the lastest update 2.2…i did the super one click root after i updated the phone….it went perfect…it said your phone is rootted somethinq like that…i downloaded the rom manager and loaded a flash image recovery….but when i reboot via rom manager and i select the option “reinstall pakage” And It Fails to verify signature

  • itchyfeet

    Is the SIM card ever taken out?

  • itchyfeet

    Is the SIM card ever taken out?

  • pv0472

    I have a Droid X OS 2.2.1 and am very experienced with root/flash methods. Cannot for the life of me get any flash method to work. Could not get any of the one touch methods to work and had to resort to the manual i.e. ADB method to get root access. Finally got root and superuser on my phone, but no flash method works. Backups appear to work but when I try to reboot into recovery, no go, the phone simple boots as normal. Tried manually applying ROM flash but the option no longer appears, only allows for update.zip which fails each time since I’m sure its looking for a VZW signature. Any help/guidance would be immensely appreciated.

  • Wfcxblindx

    I having problem with
    Verizon HTC eris 2.1 current version
    I’m trying to install gingerbread 2.3, I’ve done all the process, but when it goes to recovery mode it restarts and then an image of the phone with a red triangles comes up; not sure what it is, any help?

  • Blackberryrx

    When will you add this for Samsung Intercept?

  • tiger0071973

    I have a samsung mesmerize and i’ve done everything, when i get to the run as administrator step, it asks for a password. i dont have one to put in. What do i do now?

  • JonGarIsReptar

    Motorola Droid 1
    2.2.1
    I ran the SuperOneClick root, and it was successful, however after I moved onto downloading ROM Manager and tried to flash a ClockworkMod recovery, the bar got about 98% done loading and then an error reading
    ‘An Error Occurred while attempting to run priviledged commands!’

    so I re-rooted using SuperOneClick again, tried it again and received the same error message. Any help?

  • Nev Logic

    while installing the rom, it says installation aborted

  • nevin

    i have rooted and install the rom. but when it reboots, it stuck at tthe htc dream logo.

  • Elijah

    I have a Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and I just wanted to know if I could install any kind of Android theme on my phone. Would it be possible to install HTC Hero themes ? Please respond ASAP !!!

  • Igortxu

    No way to make this work on Nexus One 2.2.1, build number FRG83D and 5.12.00.08 radio version. I managed to get root access using the SuperOneClick method with no problem but when it comes to loading a custom ROM I get stuck when backing up data. I followed the steps in the video and downloaded Cyanogen6. I have tried both ClockWorkMod recovery process and Ra’s Recovery process using ROM Manager but it always gets stuck when I tried to back up. After that, I can’t even copy the files in the SD to the PC. Any ideas?

  • D King95

    HELPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I INSTALLD THE GINGER CLONE ROM I WENT THROUGH EVERYTHING AND NOW I KEEPS GOING BACK INTO CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY AND WONT GO TO THE START UP SCREEN
    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME START MY PHONE UP

  • Yayoatic

    Ok i’m stuck at the g1 logo screen, i tried wiping and reinstalling and still no luck. I want to try another method but my g1 will still be stuck at the the logo screen.

  • Anonymous

    i am using an htc magic running android 2.1 on the rogers network

    when i try and reboot my phone in recovery mode it takes me to page with an android and an exclamation mark inside a triangle

    I tried to the procedure again and this time it took me to the start-up screen and keep rebooting to the rogers logo

  • Peiyong94

    i cant find x10 on the flash recovery

  • Kyacinemessouci

    that if i clicked on the wrong model,how to undo?

  • Ewing-03

    I’ve read threw both sections for loading a ROM on a vibrant on this site several times. I’m not missing any steps. Here’s what i got.
    Phone: Samsung vibrant / SGH-T959
    Firmware version: 2.2
    Kernel version: 2.6.32.9
    Builder Number: FROYO.UVKA6
    Service provider: T-mobile
    Root method used: Super one click root 1.6.3 , it rooted the phone successfully.

    I downloaded ROM MANAGER free, from the market, and installed it successfully.

    I opened ROM MANAGER, and clicked FLASH CLOCKWORKMOD RECOVERY. It does NOT put the UPDATE.zip file on the external SD card. IT puts it on the phone. I copied it to the sd card, I did NOT unzip it, extract it, or alter it in anyways. Simply copied it to the sd card.

    I then reopened ROM MANAGER and clicked REBOOT INTO RECOVERY.

    The phone rebooted into recovery and gives me these options:

    “reboot system now”
    “reinstall packages”
    “delete all user data”
    “delete cache data”
    “formate internal sd-card”

    I select reinstall packages and every time i do i get an error message:
    “E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.”

    The ROM i’m trying to flash is Axura2290VE. I did NOT unzip, extract, or alter the ROM zip file in anyway. I simply downloaded it and copied it to my external SD-card. I keep getting that error message i listed above and do not know where to turn for further assistance. I can’t find anything on a good search regarding this exact issue with these exact circumstances. Please shoot me some advice or asssistance please, would be much appreciated. Thank you.

    • Ewing-03

      I also tried putting the update.zip and ROM.zip files on the phone, sitll get the same error message. please help.

  • chrisx139x

    having issues with droid X 2.2.1 will not reboot to recovery all it does is reboot the device

  • Tevin Garrette

    i have a cliq xt and everytime i go to the market to find rom manager only premium pops. help please

  • Mildcuban

    this did not work for my tmobile samsung vibrant s Model SGH-T959 firm vr 2.1 update 1 Kernel 2.6.29 Eclair.uvji6

    when i hit the “reboot into recovery” in the clockwork program it does not use the Clockwork recovery program. it uses the Android recovery. any ideas?

  • Guest

    where are my contacts?

  • Guest

    where are my contacts?

  • Guest

    where are my contacts?

  • Dennispellegrini

    I have rooted my phone but I don’t see my phone listed in the Flash ClockworkMod Recovery and either on your page for ROMs – My phone is a samsung intercept SPT_SPH-M910

    • J_alleycat_317

      Some help with this would be nice. I am having the same issue.

  • Clenson87

    i have a sonyecrisson xperia x8 and just root,now i wan to find the rom for my fon,can i know where have,thank

  • Dr-almomani2007

    after i use one click root >>>>>>>its root now thanx
    but i cant get to recovery screen >………..just warining sign triangel
    ???????????ples helpe
    also what is the best arabic room >>>>htc magic tmobile
    and do i need unlocker code for gsm in new room ?
    how i get it ?
    do i lose the root also ?
    pleeeeeeeeez

  • Nicholas62

    I have an T-mobile G1, I rooted the phone but when I press flash clockwordMod recovery, and choose my phone than it says : an error ocurred while attempting to run privileged commands!, pleasss help me what do I have to do

    • Boal424

      unplug your phone from the computer it worked when i did it. now i just need to figure out how to get the different roms to my phone and im having trouble with that

      • still not working 

        • Tu_mi_silj_spam_suko

          on my phone too.

  • None

    I don’t have WINDOZE!! I use Linux, just like the ANDROID does…I am trying to root my froyo 2.2 Vibrant, but no one seems to have a way to do it without using a WINDOZE computer….so frustrating.

    • Notannoying

      OK, I use linux sometimes too, but typing WINDOZE (not funny) and ANDROID in all caps is annoying.

  • Theone Rohan

    i click reboot into recovery but it doesnt open into recovery mode , comes back to same rom manager page .. help plz ..

    • Theone Rohan

      im using superoneclick method

  • Theone Rohan

    nw im stuck on a black screen with a white triangle and a yellow exclaimation mark .. wht is this ?

    • Theone Rohan

      then i press the power button my phone restarts .. doesnt go into recovery mode .. its a motorola milestone .. help plz

      • Ern Fuggit

         Did you ever get past this. I also have a Milestone and this is what is happening to me.

        • jackn11

          have u pressed power and the recovery key only power dosent work on my desire irs vol – and power idk 4 droid

    • Mohammad98

      hold vol up+power

  • Bulova1656

    my phone does not reboot into recovery i did all the steps, and suggestions? its stays at the “mytouch3g” screen

    • Latinamuser

      I have this same problem. I have the original mytouch3g and when i click “reboot into recovery” it just goes it the green screen. then i try to make it go into recovery myself by pressing the Home + End buttons but it shows the stock recovery image not the clockworkod one

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  • Meaning

    does this work on the HTC Desire HD?

  • Imbieras Vienas

    I have the Sony Ericsson x10 mini and it doesnt show up in the list of phone models?

    • Nomi

      me too, i have the same problem :S

  • doc barretta

    So I have tried several different ROMs and I am using the exact process you show on your site and in the video. I always get an error when it starts to install the new package in Recovery Mode. I am going insane here! I REALLY!!!!! want to get rid of Bing and all the other annoying crap that Verizon and Samsung thought would be cool yet won’t allow you to remove (assholes). http://www.droidforums.net/forum/samsung-fascinate-development/127202-theme-release-wip-eb01-honeycomb-5lock.html This is the ROM that I want to load and I have tried several others but again, I always get the error message… Help me Obie Wan Kemobi… Your my only hope! Oh I am using the Samsung Galaxy S – Fascinate on Verizon

  • Flesher121064

    they took away the free ROM Manager. what can i do? i dont wanna have to pay five dollars to make my phone faster

  • Tb21666

    Lg Ally there was an extra step at the end and now the phone is stuck on the LG lifes good screen & boots no farther! HELP?!

  • Fahd

    hi..cud u tel me.. once after i instal d rom do i need to restore the data that has been backed up for installing all d apps to the new rom? or the back is jus in case if i mess up the flashing i can restore to original rom?? plz help me in this matter as ‘m new to this..thnxx

  • Nomi

    Hi,I Have an xperia x10, rooted with superoneclickmethod. I have downloaded ROM Manager, when I select Flash ClockworkMod Recovery I cant see my phone in the list? please help :S

  • Stevenjlc

    hey i have a HTC G1 on T-Mobile running 1.6 with root.
    everytime i try installing a ROM it aborts and gives me a (Status 7)
    anyone know whats wrong?
    i do wipe completely.

  • LoneWolf

    Hey, everything worked well with the new ROM in terms of the sdcard zip and all that, but when I rebooted, my phone got stuck on the HTC loading screen. I have a Sprint CDMA HTC Hero. Any suggestions?

  • Rodislav

    that worked on my htc hero

  • can anybody tell me if these steps will work on a backflip phone before i try them out

  • Ajberegi

    Ok, so i have scrolled down thru this whole page and cant seem to find an answer. when i do the boot into recovery my MT3g goes to a screen with a white triangle and an ! point in it and doesnt boot into recovery. i tried doing it manually by holding the home and power button and it does the same thing. everything has gone smoothe til this point. any insight on what i should do here?

  • Boomer1721

    the recovery image wont stick on my vibrant, it was 2.2 and i just one click rooted it just like u did, it said failed to verify signiture

  • Boomer1721

    the recovery image wont stick on my vibrant, it was 2.2 and i just one click rooted it just like u did, it said failed to verify signiture

  • Bcarey

    Hey, i finally managed to root my nexus one, the 10 minute tutorial took me almost 3 days lol. Ok the reason i rooted my phone in the first place was to gain access to the data folder, i still cant seem to get into it well it displays as being empty, Is there something else i need to do ? Thanks

  • Djkei86

    so after i done everything and reboot, how do i get back all my previous apps? those that were backup-ed b4 the wipe?

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  • 904flh1986

    none of your rooting methods, nor roms work with stock 2.2 vibrant!

    • jimmy

      i put some custom roms on mine its easy…email me.

  • Nippiagg

     heya ….recntly i officially updated my gti5801 to android 2.2 …then i rooted it using super one clik…i am unable to find custom rom for my samsung gt i5801…so can u pls suggest som way to get custom rom

  • OdinTexas2003

     Any good roms i can use with clockwork app for the Samsung Intercept?

  • Jimmymancia1

    ok i did every single step now i did this with G2 worked fine, did with the galaxy s worked fine, did with mytouch slide worked fine, but now with the G2x it doesnt work any suggestions? this is not my first time i know what I’m doing,(or knew lol).

    • jimmy

      ok guys i figure it out no need to help… Thank you though.

  • Adilsonpax

    Good day, I dream htc g1, android 1.6, when I try to flash clockworkmod recovery, “An error occurred while attempting to run privileged commands” what I do?

  • Boal424

    alright so i got my phone rooted and all and i have the rom saved to my sd card but when i go to load the rom and put my phone into flash recovery it pops up with a white triangle with a yellow ! and my phone next to it.i have an htc dream the g1 any help on what i do after that would be great thanks

  • Zeppelin_26

    I have a samsung fascinate(ROOTED) I cannot flash any roms because it keeps saying (In the Android system recovery ) The code says {E:failed to verify whole-file signature} What now? I cannot find anything to fix this…………… Please if any info….. 

  • Anonymous

    enjoy re-creating all the custom contact groups on the Droid X that no application seems capable of backing up.

    “enjoy?”

    factory reset is still masochism for 400+ contacts

  • Derr1c

    I have a droid eris and I followed this tutorial exactly. I am trying to install the Gingerbread ROM and when I reboot recovery it just goes to a black screen with a phone and a triangle with an exclamation point inside and stays there. Please help with this.

  • Mark Johnston

    Hey I have the Captivate and did everything you described and I can not get the phone to reboot into clockworkmod recovery, it just reboots into the original recovery?  Help please

  • Recalderon

    ROM Manager does not support clockworkmod recovery for Motorola Defy. How can I flash a recovery image for my phone?

  • Coenie

    I’m going to wait for my Huawei U8160 to appear on the recovery list in the app:
    http://wiki.modaco.com/index.php?title=Huawei_Firmware_U8160

    I’m not sure exactly how to partition and flash although I’m already rooted with z4root.
    If anyone’s willing to give me a few simple steps to make sure it’s done correctly contact me: wilkinson.coenie[at]gmail.com

    What’s best  the combination/suite of apps to backup, flash and recover? My Backup, Titanium, Rom Manager, Rom Updater. Bloatfreezer?

  • dude it worked the first time for me

    cliq

  • MS23

    Hello, I have a Samsung Spica GT-i5700 and i can’t find it on the list when I click on flash recovery…I checked the how tos for my phone and all I found was one video on how to root it…I can’t seem to find any help with this issue anywhere else…please help I’m desperate!
    Thanks

  • Jacob04

    Does this delete evrything from your phone because I have apps that i bought so will I lose them and have to rebuy them??

    • Yes, before installin a new ROM you have to do a factory wipe and then flash the new ROM. If you paid for them you can re-download them from the market after signing in to your Gmail account. Just go to market, press menu and go to my apps. That will show all the apps you have purchased and you can re download them. Good luck!

  • cannot get the fascinate to accept the package. any help?

  • Weo123weo1234

    The samsung vibrant does not have a backup utillity in recovery mode . so what do i do

  • 0hsomellow

    How do I download the hero rom on a tmobile my touch 3g black with google with headphone jack on top? I have the one-click method and custom RA-sapphire-v1.7.0G recovery image. Everytime I flash a hero rom it either blurrs and/or the touch screen does not work. Really need some help on this!

    Sapphire PVT 32A Ship S-On G
    HBoot-1.33.0013 (SAPP31000)cpld-13radio-2.22.28.25oct 21 2009

  • Timothy Baltad

    I finally figured out what to do.
    1) Go to http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=833423 and sown load the to files and follow instruction. (but copy update.zip file to internal sd first.)
    2) Reboot into recovery and reinstall packages.
    3) restart phone. 
    4)Open file manager and delete update.zip from from internal sd. 
    5)Open rom manager and flash.
    6) reboot into recovery. 
    7)reinstall packages
    8)reinstall packages again
    9)now your in clockwork recovery(green text instead of standard purple)

  • Copperweb

    If I do this and it doesn’t work, what are the steps to get back to a working phone? It said my droid recovery image was successfully created, but I’m not sure of the steps to get that backup back on the phone if something doesn’t work. I have an original Moto Driod 1.

    Thanks in advance.

  • Scott Tyler

    Well I bit the bullet and tried to “boot into recovery mode” but after it reboots, I get a yellow triangle and phone image. Any idea what this is and why?

    Again, thanks in advance.

  • Please Help

    I can’t enter recovery mode after many hours of trying.Have the HTC Magic 32A and have flashed the recovery with ClockworkMod 2.5.0.7 (through Rom Manager)I have tried  the alternative recovery RA Recovery v1.7.0G. Also when I try to install the older versions it says “An error occurred while flashing your recovery.”When trying to enter recovery it either shows the recovery screen and freezes or shows the Rogers screen then goes black and reboots the phone normally.

  • ian w

    Hi this does not work on htc wildfire it reboots then goes to screen with triangle. Then you push the volume up and hold power it takes you to another menu tried using update using sd card it goes through the motion then says signiture verification failed then stays on that until you just hit reboot then back to sqaure one . I have downgraded this to 2.1 using xtc clip to unlock the boot to s off then i used 1 click root to root the phone and then pretty much folowed the rest of this tutorial. Which you would have to do this for just about any other phone anyway. Any thoughts to get around this would be great and appreciated. Its a HTC Buzz Wildfire A3333 Australian phone on was on Telstra now on Optus. The rom is a stock htc rom not the telstra 1 it came with.

  • Medleym

    i cant find a rom manager on the market for my cliq xt. i want to update it to cyanogenmod.

  • Jcc2150

    oh no, what if i accidentaly clicked on install from sdcard before other procedures…there was an update.zip and said i was not able to update that or open it…help!

  • Vlcomman

    Hi how do you turn off the signature verification on a wildfire you can’t from what i can see thanks.

  • Firehead1978

    you method doesn’t work when I hit select flash .zip from sd card I get the android with a triangle and ! in the middle

  • Mathias Kenting

    My HTC Hero with CM6 won’t reboot into recovery, neither from Rom Manager or by holding down Power and home? Any advice?

  • theincrediblesurge

    i have a samsung galaxy s 4g. Get stuck in the step where i back my stuff up. When I reboot in recovery it doesnt give me an option to back up. I only get 4 options: reboot system now, reinstall packages, delete all user data, delete cache data. Am I missing a step?

  • theincrediblesurge

    i have a samsung galaxy s 4g. Get stuck in the step where i back my stuff up. When I reboot in recovery it doesnt give me an option to back up. I only get 4 options: reboot system now, reinstall packages, delete all user data, delete cache data. Am I missing a step?

  • Same issue here:

    Galaxy SII

    “– Install from sdcard…
    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Verifying update package…
    E:failed to verify whole-file signature
    E:signature verification failed
    Installation aborted.”

  • PIm

    Rooting my phone worked perfect! Just with Rom Manager my phone is not listed…what now?

  • Prem

    i have AT&T Samsung Captivate, i followed all the steps mentioned here and used FlastyII2.2 ROM, everything went well and successfully installed the ROM, after rebooting the device, i get only the AT&T first screen and it always flashes and nothing moving forward. Even it is not getting into recovery mode. Please, Let me know how to fix this issue.

  • sunshinesunny08

    What is the best ROM i can choose for my samsung captivate? please let me know soon.

  • RICHU VARGHESE

    wil this work on 2.1…..x8

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  • uzatron

    I need help because when i ty to “reinstall packages” it says cannot open mdtinternal_sdupdate.zip i deleted update.zip a long time ago when i tried rooting it a different way but i recently rooted it using superoneclick so can someone help me plzzzzzz

  • Steve

    Has anybody come up with a solution to the fail to verify update.zip package?

    • uzatron501

      Yo I know why because I’m pretty sure it’s if you updated your phone I’m pretty sure because I had that problem with my phone so I unrooted and traded it In for a 2.1 Samsung vibrant and repeated the process and it worked but then I got a new phone lol so you might need to downgrade your phone

  • Sbsumit4

    n error occured while flashing

  • Hellen

    Hi,

    SAPPHIRE PVT 32B SHIP S-ON G
    HBOOT-1.33.0013
    CPLD-10
    RADIO-2.22.28.25
    oct 21 2009,22:33:27

    I did the superoneclick method on my htc magic.
    Everything went well, it’s rooted.
    Downloaded the Rom Manager en flashed the clockworkmod recovery image for the htc magic 2.5.0.7
    When i go into recovery I’m getting a question mark with a triangle.
    Can someone help me?

    Thanks! 

    • Cranky

      For anyone getting the screen with the triangle and exclamation point or hanging splash/intro screens:

      Press home+power. Restart your phone.
      Open ROM Manager. Click the top option to flash it again. Confirm your phone model.
      Then click “Reboot into Recovery”
      Recovery should come right up so you can follow these steps.
      Every time you reboot your phone, ROM Manager has to be flashed again before loading your new ROM.

      Hope this helps!

  • Iceteeth

    y have a Samsung captive with Android 2.1 Eclair y try to download the Rom Manager Free from the Market and dont exist y cant install the Clockwork recovery wath can i doo ??

  • Sam Merkel

    Unlockr, I rooted my phone, everything went fine, downloaded the app, did the recovery image, all of that, (and it went smoothly.) I got to the part where you choose the .zip to install, I clicked it to install, at the end it said welcome to cyanogenmod 6.1.0 at the bottom, but did not have the reboot system now at the top, but the same install prompt as before. I didn’t think to hit back because I never saw it in the video or instructions, so I clicked the apply sd card update, it aborted installing (or something like that,) I went and chose the cyanogen zip again, it installed saying “welcome” again, I hit back, clicked reboot system and thought I was good. Phone turned off, buzzed, and the MyTouch green screen came up (I got all excited,) went black, and buzzes back to the green MyTouch screen, over and over. Not sure to pull the battery and try to just turn it on again, or boot into the recovery – backup – factory reset and install the ROM again, or what.

    On an original MyTouch 3g froyo, unlocked and off of T-mobile (not sure if that matters,) with the latest version of ROM manager and clockwork recovery, trying to flash CyanogenMod 6.1.0 (all downloaded today.)
    Sorry for the book.

  • I get an error message on HTC Sensation:

    Finding update package…
    Opening update package…
    Installing update…
    Installation aborted.

    I have done all the steps correctly,
    What do I do now?

  • Sadik Mulla

    Thanks it ‘s work 

  • I Keep Getting Error Attempt To Flash, When I use The Rom Manager, I’m Using Acer Liqued E  

  • Cranky

    For anyone getting the screen with the triangle and exclamation point or hanging splash/intro screens:

    Press home+power. Restart your phone.
    Open ROM Manager. Click the top option to flash it again. Confirm your phone model.
    Then click “Reboot into Recovery”
    Recovery should come right up so you can follow these steps.
    Every time you reboot your phone, ROM Manager has to be flashed again before loading your new ROM.

    Hope this helps!

  • Lkehler

    I have the Acer Liquid E, which we bought used, and it had MIUI, which is in Chinese, and we can’t figure out how to do anything on it.  We’re not getting anywhere with who we bought it from either. Is there a way to remove MIUI and replace it with another ROM?