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Old June 4th, 2010, 04:41 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I heard rumors that if you root you lose a few things such as 4g, camera issues, and market place issues... any comments?

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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nope.
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rooting will essentially clear storage on your phone. however, you won't lose anything by it until you flash a rom.
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yea, the only rom out now is stock with superuser permissions. That's the only difference.
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do you void your warranty when you root?
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Old June 4th, 2010, 05:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
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yes, but you can easily go back to stock
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I seem to have lost the ability to tether. Even with the Market app wireless tether. anyone else experiencing this??
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I seem to have lost the ability to tether. Even with the Market app wireless tether. anyone else experiencing this??
Lost WiFi tether here too. Still able to USB tether.
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I seem to have lost the ability to tether. Even with the Market app wireless tether. anyone else experiencing this??

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Lose your soul :O
DUN DUN DUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :P

Na ok here lemme explain. Go download astro and go up as far as you can until you are at the root of your device. Go into any folder other than SD card and it will say it is empty. Rooting allows these files to be seen and accessed. However, by the phone maker, it is hidden by default for warranty sakes. Rooting allows your device to access these files, other apps to do so and etc, also can often improve your device speed.
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DUN DUN DUUUUUUUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN :P

Na ok here lemme explain. Go download astro and go up as far as you can until you are at the root of your device. Go into any folder other than SD card and it will say it is empty. Rooting allows these files to be seen and accessed. However, by the phone maker, it is hidden by default for warranty sakes. Rooting allows your device to access these files, other apps to do so and etc, also can often improve your device speed.
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Do you have to reinstall all your apps when you root a phone? Like installing a new rom on windows mobile?
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Do you have to reinstall all your apps when you root a phone? Like installing a new rom on windows mobile?
im wondering the same. i think you do. i got mybackup thing incase you do. also does the marketplace save all of your apps?
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Do you have to reinstall all your apps when you root a phone? Like installing a new rom on windows mobile?
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Red face I lost my 4g

After rooting my EVO using the instruction on this forum, I was unable to us 4g anymore. As soon as I connect to 4g, I can't browse internet or do anything. If I switch back to 3g, it works. Could someone help me on this please?
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Just to confirm, my phone will remain activated to the Sprint network after rooting and installing another ROM correct? I've seen the phrase "wipes everything" a few times but I don't believe this erases the MSL data.
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I lost about an hour, but it was time well spent (wife may not agree)
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I lost about an hour, but it was time well spent (wife may not agree)
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I downloaded cynagengod or whatever that's called and I've lost the entire android marketplace icon.
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I downloaded cynagengod or whatever that's called and I've lost the entire android marketplace icon.
Google Apps (market is one of them) are not bundled with cyanogen (and other ROMS) for legal reasons. But it's usually another file along with CM7 that you flash, and you get the Market, Gmail, Maps, etc.
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