I am ready to flash a ROM but want to check to see if I have everything covered and truly understand what I need to do. I have tried to gather my info from this site and XDA....
What I've already done:
1.Downloaded the ROM
4.Copied my SD Card to my computer
5.D/L Titanium Backup (free)
6.D/L ROM Manager (free)
This is what I understand to do:
1.Transfer .zip file onto the root of my SD Card
2.Boot into recovery
3.Complete wipe (data/factory reset/cache partition/Wipe Dalvik Cache)
4.Install zip from SD Card
6.Enjoy new ROM...?
Questions I have:
1.After flash, do I transfer the copy of my SD Card contents back on my card to initiate install of all apps and other data? I have Apps from three sources: Android Market, Amazon App Store, and 1 other...Is there anything I shouldn't transfer back??
2.If I want to go back to my stock ROM, do I just do a restore from recovery mode?
3.Do I lose data and have to set up each app again with my passwords, etc. with each new Flash? (most apps are on my SD Card-we are talking several hundred)
4.Is it easier to use Titanium Backup to backup each app individually and then again to restore? And is it only for backing up t he Apps on my SD card or all I have downloaded even if stored on the phone itself?
I am way out of my area of expertise here- but am antsy to start flashing different ROMS...!