You how many people put in many hours to make things that are fool proof? well.. then I come along and show them it might be fool proof.. but it's not sailor proof!
Seems pretty easy on the outside... find the right platform and use the "compatible roms" feature to pick another flavor to try.. as long as you have a current nandroid you can always go back if something goes wrong...
Well.. I just tried 2 different roms and both failed the same way which really makes me wonder if it's something I'm doing.
I am currently running a cm-10.2 ROM... made my own known good nandroid... and wanted to try for a CM11 on my SGS3.
So I found the gapps-kk-20131119.zip, and cm-11-20140114... from aeroevan and got them on my phone. Went to flash roms, selected the 2 files, put CM11 above gapps, selected wipe cache/dalvik and wipe data and ran it. It booted to TWRP and while i wasnt paying particular attention to the output on the screen... it just popped back to the TWRP main page and sat there. No activity. I tried to reboot to system.. and it failed booting once and booted itself into recovery. I tried to manually wipe and manually install the 2 files above in TWRP but then it was shown to me that it FAILED. I had to reboot to recovery.. wipe and recover to my nandroid.
Well.. I thought it must be an iffy ROM. let me try another.. this time BeanStalk-4.4... and it did the exact same thing.
In my opinion.. again.. i must be doing something wrong. should I/how do I try this manually? should I be throwing in an extra boot sequence somewhere?