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If you break your phone by using this guide i am not responsible in any way, shape, or form

I will be giving you the steps for both clockwork recovery and SPR recovery so please use the one corresponding to your phone :smile:

Clockwork Recovery

Step 1: Download your ROM, and theme (that is compatible with your rom) of choice. The ones ive used i get from here *There is no need to rename the ROM or theme*
Step 2: Move them both onto the ROOT of your sd card (root means they are not in any folders)
Step 3: Go into ROM manager and click "Install ROM from sdcard"
Step 4: Select the ROM first and then click "add zip"
Step 5: Select your theme next and click "Ok"
Step 6: It will ask if you'd like to backup your current ROM, and wipe data/cache. Check both of those boxes.
Step 7: It will automatically boot into recovery and do everything for you :smile:
Step 8: Wait for your phone to boot up and your in business.


SPR Recovery
Now SPR recovery takes a bit longer but it still works.

Installing the ROM

Step 1: Step 1: Download your ROM. The ones ive used i get from here
Step 2: RENAME it to update.zip (not update.zip.zip)
Step 3: Move the ROM onto the root of your sd card.
Step 4: Power off your phone and power it on while holding the X button
Step 5: Make a nandroid backup of your current rom.
Step 6: Wipe your data and cache
Step 7: Install the ROM by "allowing update.zip" and then installing via update.zip
Step 8: Reboot your phone.

Installing the Theme

Step 1: Step 1: Download your Theme (make sure it is compatible with the rom) to find that out simply read the theme thread. The ones ive used i get from here
Step 2: RENAME it to update.zip (not update.zip.zip)
Step 3: Move the Theme onto the root of your sd card.
Step 4: Power off your phone and power it on while holding the X button
Step 5: Make a nandroid backup of your current rom.
Step 6: Do NOT wipe data/cache
Step 7: Install the ROM by "allowing update.zip" and then installing via update.zip
Step 8: Reboot your phone.​


Your phone should now be rom'd and theme'd.

A few things that will help you out a lot:
http://www.droidforums.net/forum/ is a very helpful site, i am known as NeverEndingXsin on there and have helped MANY people with installing roms, themes, helping with problems, etc.

Do not blame me if you break your phone, i have been installing roms and themes for a long time, using the exact steps i have given you.

It is NOT possible to completely brick your phone. And there are ways of returning it to normal

Im pretty sure that is it, but i will edit this post if i find more things to add or edit :smile:
 
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Very well written, kudos OP.
 
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thanks =) ill try to write up some guides for other phones as well
 
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