Going from Android phone to Android phone can sometimes be a bit of a challenge when you’re not used to how things are done on the new device. For example, with many HTC phones, you restore your phone by flashing a RUU over the bootloader. For Samsung phones, you flash a factory image over Odin. Essentially these are completely different experiences for completely different devices. It’s an even bigger jump if you’re going to an Android phone for the first time coming from a competing mobile operating system.
Luckily, for people jumping ship over to the AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note, you don’t have to go very far to learn what you need to know. That, at least, is the goal for XDA Recognized Contributor appdroid, who has posted a fantastic guide for first time AT&T Note owners and, to an extent, a nice guide for Android users in general.
The guide starts out with a nice glossary that outlines the lingo for the Android world. Acronyms like ADB and terms like Logcat and BusyBox are properly explained for newer users. It’s really something that any new Android user could benefit from. In the next few posts, appdroid gives users the tutorial for rooting the device, adding a custom recovery, backing up ROMs, flashing ROMs and kernels, and how to unroot and return to stock. Most guides stop at just one of these, but this really is the all-in-one guide for owning and rooting an AT&T Note.