Originally Posted by PostNoob
I have an Evo 4g flashed to metro pcs that won't notify me when I receive voicemails. I've tried rebooting a million times and have come to the conclusion that I have a software issue and need to root my phone to fix it (something about replacing a apk file, still learning).
Anyway, I'm worried about rooting my phone because I don't want to lose my contacts, apps , ANYTHING, really, and I'm not sure what's saved on my phone and what's saved on my sd card, or how I should back up everything safely before I attempt to not brick my phone. How do I figure out what is where, and how can I save it all?
First post ever, go easy please.
We dont' bite (too hard anyway
I am not familiar with the voicemail issue you are having, especially with metropcs. Are you sure the only way to fix it is by rooting?
I mean, we will be more than happy to help you root, but I don't want you to go thru the whole process of rooting just to find out that rooting didn't fix your issue ya know?
There are ways of backing up contacts (in google), etc....in the process of unlocking your bootloader and rooting, you will lose all of that on your phone. Your apps are synced on your google account, free and paid..just not the data for them.
You wont lose anything on your sd card.
Here is a great guide to read and please, ask any questions you may have if you are unclear on something...we will are more than happy to help
[Revised] Rooting Gingerbread 2.3.5 Dummies Guide
Quick INTRO TO ROOTING for those new to rooting