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First off great forum. I have been lurking XDA for some time, then found this forum. Bright folks here. Unfortunately, I am not one apparently.

I have just rooted my Mesmerize. Used SuperOneClick, everything went smoothly. I did it mainly for Titanium Backup; not necessarily for anything fancy. I do know my limitations.

Anyway, I looked at ROM Manager- seemed interesting, so I downloaded it. I really wanted a Nandroid backup. ROM Manager doesn't work for the Mesmerize, so I searched and searched. Found this thread

http://rootzwiki.com/showthread.php?t=324

and it is helpful, but I am unsure what exactly to do to get what I want: I simply want CWM for the nandroid backup. Possibly flash a custom rom later, but for now, the backup.

So, here are my questions, and I apologize for being so basic. I have searched for the better part of 2 days but haven't found exactly what I am looking for. And I am running the latest version of 2.2.1. No mods, only root.

1) With the linked directions, can I just stop at Step 2 to get the backup? And, assuming I use Odin to flash, do I need the zip file? I have read instructions at XDA to use Odin to install the .tar file, then reboot to recovery and install the zip. Do I do both?

2) Once I get past step 1, how do I do the backup?

3) Lastly, supposedly US Cellular is going to be dropping GB soon. Will I need to unroot to install it from the mini-kies, or will that installation unroot it automatically? I understand I will probably lose root, but only temporarily until SuperOneClick unroots GB (may do that already?)

Thanks in advance, and again my apologies.
 

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Thank you very much scarmon25 for the quick response. I followed everything up until the part about "Odin the recovery once". I assume you mean I only need to put that on there one time? Then after the GB update I would have to do that again, right? And, no need to do the .tar then the .zip? Just the .tar with Odin?

Also, what do you mean by you have a recovery to Odin?

Sorry to be so dense... and thanks for not making me out to be an idiot.
 

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Thanks again. On a Mac tonight, have a PC in a few days. If I understand correctly, I dl Odin on the PC and run it, then dl the linked file you have there. Open the linked file, run it through the .tar slot in Odin (following the previous instructions). Once I get that flashed and get into recovery, follow the instructions for the Nandroid. Right? (I assume the linked file will work on Froyo 2.2.1 stock). Then ROM Manager would recognize the CWM recovery, and I could install and use ROM Manager.

And with regard to the root; do I need to unroot before I apply the USCC GB update through kies mini?

Edit: This doesn't erase anything on the phone does it? (Other than stock recovery)
 

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Yeah I agree with you on Phidelt. Read about him on XDA, and here. I assume I would use it the same way I would use what you posted: dl Odin (any particular version?) then put the .tar in the PDA slot?

Is there any greater chance of bricking the phone using Phidelt's way than using kies? I have used kies before- not Odin. I guess since his is "official" I could update it through regular channels.

Once I get my head wrapped around this, I may write Rooting for Dummies.
 

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I couldn't find a link to the proper Odin file. I am sure I saw one somewhere though, but don't know which version to use. Also, I saw where Phidelt said not to partition. Will I lose settings or anything if I flash this with Odin?
 

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phince1 said:
Ok, now who's gonna run through flashing ROMs with him?? .
And the force is strong with you. You read my mind. I was coming here to post that very question. Only thing that has me a little concerned are the threads about frying sd cards.

BTW, where would one get the drivers necessary?
 

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Got em. Samsung Mesmerize drivers from Samsung's website. Running Windows XP.
Here is what I have done: 1)Downloaded and installed Odin 1.3. 2)Downloaded the Mesmerize drivers from Samsung website. Install tomorrow.
Here is what I ultimately want: 1) rooted GB (Phidelts?) 2) CWM recovery and nandroid backup. That's pretty much it. Maybe Heinz57 or Cyanogen later. Right now, simple.

What's the best way? DL the full GB version, then apply Phidelts root, then recovery? Suggestions please.
 

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phince1 said:
download the latest CM7, put it on your SD card, and install the zip in CWM4. I promise you will be blown away...
*edit* Wipe data, cach, and dalvik before you install the zip
Latest "stable", or "pre-nightly"? Currently on Phidelt's rooted GB.
 
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