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Old October 6th, 2011, 02:03 PM   #51 (permalink)
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With the one click rooting tools, there is little risk of bricking your phone. The problem is what you do afterwards. Most Android phones have a recovery program that if you screw your phone up you just reboot into recovery and fix it. Actually, you would need to download and install a custom recovery to be able to restore a phone during a crisis.

An example would be to install Clockwork recovery. Then you can manipulate your phones operating system, having always saved a "Nandroid" beforehand. If what you did had a bad outcome you would simply reboot into recovery and restore your nandroid. This gets done everyday by who knows how many people.

The problem with the Commando is two things:

1. There is no key combination known that allows the owner to boot into recovery from the off state. If you are stuck in a bootloop you can briefly control the phone with adb, and tell it "adb reboot recovery" and it will reboot into recovery. So what...

2. Once in recovery there are no known keys or buttons that will actually do anything. That's why I said so what. You can get the phone into recovery but you can't do anything with it.

There are no custom recoveries developed for this phone, and there probably won't be. Well, maybe one, GNM developed one but it probably won't be released because of #2 above. There is no reason for a developer to really spend time doing one because the bootloader controls what the buttons do in recovery, and there is no way to manipulate the bootloader.

So basically if you root your phone and then decide to, I don't know, replace the libaudioflinger.so with one from another phone, or freeze a settings app and your phone chokes on it then you are pretty much out of luck.

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Old October 9th, 2011, 12:44 PM   #52 (permalink)
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failed update 4-5 times (low mem error) as i removed apps over and over to reclaim realestate for GB
.. just did hard reset back to stock, skipped logging into gmail & update went through np....phone much smoother now less lag all over. much happier w black notif bar


i use Go Launcher EX and Smart Keyboard so stock UI stuff was never a concern. I did notice stock keyboard looked dif still a fail.
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Old October 9th, 2011, 12:56 PM   #53 (permalink)
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I would say the update is good enough of an improvement for me to stop wishing for another phone/otterbox solution. Very content w/ less lag. I was bummed about lag enough to consider going over to dual core 3G to keep unlimited data but ive been so happy dropping this thing in refineries and bike jumps while screen survives scratchless, amazing toughness.

never rooted....i just hide all the vzw bloatware in my app tray via go launcher ex
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Old October 9th, 2011, 12:59 PM   #54 (permalink)
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failed update 4-5 times (low mem error) as i removed apps over and over to reclaim realestate for GB
.. just did hard reset back to stock, skipped logging into gmail & update went through np....phone much smoother now less lag all over. much happier w black notif bar


i use Go Launcher EX and Smart Keyboard so stock UI stuff was never a concern. I did notice stock keyboard looked dif still a fail.
Are you saying you were rooted, and had removed apps at one time or another........and that you got the Gingerbread 2.3.3 update?

You would be the first if this is true.

Nevermind....I see that you added more info.
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