Rooted Android 2.2 on Nexian Journey

My Nexian Journey Android 2.2 CyanogenMod Home ScreenI just managed too root and upgrade my Nexian Journey Android OS from 2.1 (Eclair) to 2.2 (Froyo), all thanks to this comprehensive guide on How to Upgrade Nexian Journey to Froyo by Batista Harahap. It was not an original build by the Phone Manufacturer but a Nightly Build (Experimental) by Cyanogen Mod instead.

I was reluctant to do this to my newly acquired Android because I was not so sure I want to take any risk so soon. It was the lack of space on my Android Phone internal memory that push me to jump over the edge and plunge into the waters below, figuratively speaking of course.

I found out that I can only install limited application on my Android phone because by default, OS 2.1 (Eclair) installs application (or apps) on the internal storage by default. I need to install apps into my external (SD Card) storage which has around 4GBs worth of memory compared to the around 170MB available memories of my Android phone internal storage.

Only OS 2.2 (Froyo) that supports intalling apps into SD card. So I decided to brave the waters and try the guide mentioned above. I was having some difficulties (which I will post later on, probably, being the lazy person that I am) but in the end I managed to upgrade my Android Phone to OS 2.2 (Froyo).

Just some info on my experience, I didn’t need to actually enable root on my Android Phone because there’s no option to manually enable root even though I entered into recovery mode of my Android Phone. I found out that flashing my Android Phone ROM with the 2.2 Cyanogen Mod build AUTOMATICALLY enabled root on my Android Phone which I confirmed by running apps that can only be used in a rooted Android Phone.

I also posted my Android Phone home screen as you can see above. Oh well, so far I am happy with my Android Phone, and since I updated to the latest Cyanogen Mod 6.1 Build 17 (Nightly Builds) for Z71 devices I found it to be very stable. Update: I found out that Cyanogen Mod 6.1 Build 21 is out last Saturday but haven’t got the chance to upgrade to it yet. You can find the Cyanogen Mod 6.1 for Z71 devices here.

Well, that’s it for now. I’ll see you all later with more Android usage report!

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