Installing A 2.1 / 2.2 Custom Rom
Please note that this portion of the Guide is only for those using a T-Mobile Pulse (U8220). This will NOT work for those using a U8320 or a U8220-6. Please check the label located under the battery to determine your version
You must have the Official 2.1 update installed BEFORE attempting to install a 2.1 custom rom. Please follow the guide [here]
The phone is prone to freezes when using apps that use both Data and CPU in bursts. Fixed on FLB mod / official
Such as: Facebook, Market, Browser
Bluetooth may not work correctly with some custom roms
Text messages aren't sending / receving properly Fixed with SWAP
What you will need:
A PulseA Word of Caution
A Micro SD Card (Recommended to have at least 1gb free space)
A Micro USB Cable or An Micro SD Card Reader
Please note that installing this update will wipe everything off your phone. (Contacts, messages, apps etc.) Please ensure that you back them up if required. Your SD card will not be wiped before, during or after the update process.
Also please refer to the previous warning:
Custom Rom Choices
Flibblesan's FLB MOD 1:
Espresso Style, Eclair 2.1
Direct Link: http://www.flibblesa...flbmod_v1.7.zip
Direct Link With Overclock: http://www.flibblesa...bmod_v1.7oc.zip
Flibblesan's FLB MOD 2: [ALPHA]Credits to Tom G and the 2.2 DEV team!
True Vanilla, Froyo 2.2
Direct Link: http://flibblesan.co..._v2.0alpha3.zip
Google Apps: http://mirror.kanged.net/gapps/ (Download Gapps Mdpi Original / tiny)
Direct Link: http://dl.dropbox.co.../j-mod-v1.4.zip
Tom G's CyanogenMod:
Cyanogen 2.2. If you can live with what's lacking this is the rom for you!
Please follow the guide on Tom G's thread
Note: This rom has to be flashed via "Clockwork Recovery, Not AMONRAR (Custom recovery Image)
Download the "Custom Recover Image"
Extract the ZIP anywhere on your computer and navigate into the "1.5.2-pulse-amonrarecovery" folder
Power Off your device. Hold down the POWER + RED (End call) + VOLUME DOWN
keys until a blue screen appears
Plug your device into your computer and wait for the drivers to be installed (Windows Only)
If your computer does not find the necessary drivers your can't proceed. Please Manually locate the new drivers from the "PC Suite" that was included within the HU 2.1 update ZIP
Open the "install-recovery-windows.bat" (Windows) or the "install-recovery-mac.sh" (Mac) or the "install-recovery-linux.sh" (Linux)
This will open and close very quickly. There is no visible indication that anything has happened on either the computer or the phone. If you get a "waiting for device" or an error refer to the FAQ [here]
Unplug your device, remove and re-insert the battery. Press and Hold down: "POWER + MENU + RED (End call)
Keys until the "Custom recover image" screen appears
It may appear after the origonal Tmobile boot or between the android screen. If not remove the battery and try again.
Note: When using the Custom Recovery image use the Trackball to move up / down and press to select. Use the back button to go back.
Select the Option "USB MS Toggle" and plug your phone into your computer. Download a Custom ROM of your choice and place the ENTIRE ZIP
(Do not extract it) onto the root of your SD card.
By "Root" I mean do not place the file in any subfolders
Return to the Custom Recover Main menu and select the "Backup/Restore" option. Choose a standard nandroid backup and let it run it's course
Return to the Custom Recover Main menu and select the "Wipe" option. Choose the First option (Factory reset) and confirm.
Return to the Custom Recover Main menu abd select the "Flash ZIP from SDCard". Select the custom rom you wish to flash, confirm and wait.
Optional Steps For A2SD / SWAP
It is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU USE SWAP!
Please follow these additional steps [here]
If you follow the above steps you have now finished this guide
Select the first option in the Custom Recover Menu to Reboot your device. The first boot may take a while.