n00b here. i should be getting an Optimus 2X soon, and have been reading up on rooting, custom ROM, CWM, etc.
i sort of have some (vague) idea of what's going on, but at the same time confused with some terms. Hope that fellow forumers can help to enlighten me on some stuffs.
Clockwork Mod Recovery: if i understand correctly, this replaces the SPRecovery. When starting phone, hold both volume up and down, then select "recovery" to get to CWM. From there, can choose to flash ROM, backup ROM, etc. Correct?
ROM Manager: "front-end" application for CWM, so that don't have to manually restart phone and hold volume up and down to flash ROM, backup ROM, etc. Instead, from ROM Manager, can select ROM to flash, backup ROM, and it will take care of it (automatically restart ROM and flash/backup ROM). In addition, it can check for ROM updates, etc. Correct?
Question: ROM Manager has an option to "flash Clockwork Mod Recovery". So would it be correct to say that we should install ROM Manager first (from market), then use it to flash CWM? Otherwise, how else can we flash CWM?
Question: ROM Backups taken using CWM / ROM Manager are known as Nandroid backups?
Question: After installing ROM Manager / CWM, i can (and should) make a (Nandroid) backup. Then if my phone gets bricked for whatever reason, i can just boot into recovery and flash the backed up ROM?
Now, the thing is, i don't quite understand how Smartflash and NVflash fit into the picture.
Paul has came up with:
SmartFlash stock baseband release (http://android.modac...35-21-20110315/)
NVflash stock ROM release (http://android.modac...062-15-03-2011/)
From what i gather, SmartFlash and NVflash are 2 different ways of flashing ROM?
Then, is it that both are actually the same ROM, but just that one is meant for SmartFlash and one is meant for NVflash?
And that, of course, we can't use ROM Manager / CWM to flash either of them?
Actually, since i can use ROM Manager / CWM to backup/restore ROM in the event that my phone gets bricked? What is the benefit of using these 2 ROMs?
Cheers, and thanks Paul for the great work!!