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Old September 19th, 2012, 11:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Confused Rooting for dummies for ZTE Merrit?

O.K.. I have a brand new ZTE Merrit. I have never owned a smartphone before so I am a total noob here. before I got this phone I have never even used a cell phone for anything other than talk and text.

That being said, I have seen posts here about rooting and such.. but they look so complicated. I am afraid of permanently breaking my phone then voiding the warranty since " unlocking" does violate the StraightTalk warranty( ive read the T&C and its there) But Ive read in forums that you can unroot if you've backed up your phone (gets around the warranty cus there's no way to tell it had been rooted to begin with).. etc etc etc.. but every "how to" I see about it seems to assume that the reader has some working knowledge of how to use the phone.

Could someone give me a dummies version of how to back up my phone, root it in a way that I can UNDO it if I have to send it in to be serviced, and how to unroot it.

I want to be able to increase my phones internal storage, remove some of the built in aps that I NEVER use, and run as many as I can from my SD card.
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