Originally Posted by egemenbor
I'm new to the whole rooting thing..I've ordered my magic through the upgrade program rogers have going on right now. I want to know what happens if something goes wrong. If anyones checked the comments for the video regarding the rooting process (the first vid in post #2) it says some people with rogers magic's encountered some problems. Does that mean that their phones are completely bricked or is there some sort of recovery feature? Also, will i still be able to recieve OTT updates from rogers if I decide to root and use a different ROM?
Also there are only 3 different ROM's on that site..Ive been hearing a lot about cynogen (?) rom's is it that much better than the hero rom offered on the website?
Thanks for the help
Rooting is not for the faint of heart. There is a definite chance that you can brick your phone. Why is it that you want to root your new magic in the first place? Is there something that you want to do with your Magic that you can't do with the stock ROM?
If you wait a couple of weeks HTC will be providing an update to the Magic that will include HTC sense, which is the same user interface (UI) that the Hero has.
Most of the root ROM's are running 1.6 or 2.0 but if you wait HTC will be providing 2.1 with the HTC Sense UI by mid year.
CyanogenMod is nice, it's based on Android 1.6 but has 5 home screens instead of 3 and has some of the 2.0 stuff backported onto it. When we get HTC sense, I believe that it has 7 home screens and again the Magic will be getting 2.1 soon.
With the Dream, root is good to have because of the limited memory space. You can run Apps2SD which moves your applications over to the SD card. The magic has much more internal memory and can hold much more applications without having to do this (apps2SD will reduce the life of your SD card)
One big advantage of rooting is the ability to install market enabler which allows you to spoof your origin to the Android Market. With this program you can get access to paid apps in the Android Market.
Rogers does not provide OTA upgrades to it's customers. Only google branded devices receive OTA upgrades. The Rogers Magic and Dream are HTC branded. When an update is available for ours it will be posted on HTC and Rogers web sites.
Rooting voids your warranty (even for non software issues)
So are you really sure you wan't to Root that shiny new Magic?