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Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

« on: December 22, 2013, 01:32:43 PM »
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    Hi Guys!   :)

    I'm new here and really need some help. I've been reading post for hours and am still confused.

    My son and I both have the Precedent... his had problems so I had to take it back to K-Mart for a refund and got another for him this week online.  I purchased a MOGA Hero Controller for him a couple days ago only to find out yesterday that it only works with phones 2.3 and higher... not the 2.2 Precedent has.  :(

    What I wanted to do is try this out on my phone first since it's older and if I can get it to work then upgrade his.

    I got the controller for him for a Christmas present and would really like to get this to work before Christmas.

    Is this something I can do easily or should I just return the gift?  I'm no computer whiz like you guys seem to be but I think I should be able to do it if it's not too difficult and maybe with step-by-step instructions.

    Please advise...
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

    « Reply #1 on: December 22, 2013, 04:17:34 PM »
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    Hello Goldie,

    Upgrading the Precedent to 2.3 is a pretty simple process. Refer to the "Idiot's guide" and read it a few times over. If you still can't understand it, someone on staff can guide you through it on the IRC chatbox located on the main page. (A few of us have done this more than once).

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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

    « Reply #2 on: December 22, 2013, 06:17:33 PM »
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    Thanks Motorhead!  :)

    There's so much to learn here, this forum is awesome and filled with info!  I didn't even know all this stuff was possible until I stumbled onto this forum yesterday.  I was just bummed out that the MOGA required 2.3+ ... then tried to Google to see if it was possible to upgrade the phone somehow.  I've been trying to study everything all day... I knew NOTHING about Root, Brick, Odins, Roms, Flashing etc... had to Google to try to figure out what the heck you guys were talking about. lol

    My phone skills were/are limited to turning the phone on, charging it up, reloading it monthly and occasional calls, texting & web... I'm gonna go look up the info you suggested and study that for awhile then try it!

    I'm really nervous but excited that it CAN be done... and by me!  ha!  Okay... on to the Idiot's Guide!   :)
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

    « Reply #3 on: December 22, 2013, 06:28:35 PM »
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    Thanks Motorhead!  :)

    There's so much to learn here, this forum is awesome and filled with info!  I didn't even know all this stuff was possible until I stumbled onto this forum yesterday.  I was just bummed out that the MOGA required 2.3+ ... then tried to Google to see if it was possible to upgrade the phone somehow.  I've been trying to study everything all day... I knew NOTHING about Root, Brick, Odins, Roms, Flashing etc... had to Google to try to figure out what the heck you guys were talking about. lol

    My phone skills were/are limited to turning the phone on, charging it up, reloading it monthly and occasional calls, texting & web... I'm gonna go look up the info you suggested and study that for awhile then try it!

    I'm really nervous but excited that it CAN be done... and by me!  ha!  Okay... on to the Idiot's Guide!   :)


    its not really that hard to do if you have problems join us in chat and look for someone with a symbol next to there name and they will be more than happy to help you.........................
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

    « Reply #4 on: December 22, 2013, 07:26:45 PM »
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    Thanks Daddy366.  I really appreciate the help and advice... my brain is getting tired trying to figure things out... sooo much to learn.  Everyone here seems like pros...  After reading for hours I'm still at a lost about what I even need to do first... like, what order do I do stuff in?  Is rooting the phone the first step I need to do? I've gotta break this down bit by bit...
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

    « Reply #5 on: December 22, 2013, 07:32:43 PM »
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    Thanks Daddy366.  I really appreciate the help and advice... my brain is getting tired trying to figure things out... sooo much to learn.  Everyone here seems like pros...  After reading for hours I'm still at a lost about what I even need to do first... like, what order do I do stuff in?  Is rooting the phone the first step I need to do? I've gotta break this down bit by bit...

    Goldie if you install one of our roms there already rooted.....first you need to make sure you have the drivers for the phone.....second you download odin which is a small program which will install the custom recovery allowing you to install the rom.........so first the drivers, then odin, then the rom, in that order so you wont have any problems........ most of the root post where made before the roms where, so the root post is really not need in your case.........any problems post here or catch us on chat.......
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

    « Reply #6 on: December 22, 2013, 07:41:18 PM »
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    Thanks!  And so sorry to be such a bother but where do I get the drivers from?  Do I need to search for them online or are they in this forum somewhere?
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

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    Thanks!  And so sorry to be such a bother but where do I get the drivers from?  Do I need to search for them online or are they in this forum somewhere?


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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

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    daddy366 thanks! So I download them to my computer then copy to my phone right?  Sorry for all the questions!  Just never did anything like this before and want to make sure I do each step right...
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

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    And should I be doing this using Firefox?  I'm using Opera browser right now.
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    Re: Mom Needs Help Upgrading to Gingerbread before Christmas

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    And should I be doing this using Firefox?  I'm using Opera browser right now.


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