April 20th, 2011, 12:12 PM
From My Cold Dead Hands
Thread Author (OP)
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: upstate NY
Device(s): Googlerola Droid Maxx,
HTC Knight retired,
HTC Hero retired,
Carrier: Not Provided
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ROOTING nOObs PLEASE READ THIS!!!!
This is not a rooting guide, or links to rooting faqs. I am writing this because we seem to be having an increased number of people who do not understand what rooting is or what you are doing to your phone. Many of you seem to jump right in without taking the time to read and understand the steps and operations involved. Rooting is not difficult. But there is a chance that you will brick your phone. If you are not confident that you can suck it up or fix it if something were to happen, rooting is not for you.
There are many many guides and info threads on many different websites (including this one) to explain the process. PLEASE TAKE THE TIME TO READ AND UNDERSTAND THEM!!!! If you do not understand, post A (1) thread and ask questions BEFORE YOU ATTEMPT ROOT. Posting multiple threads and asking the same question over and over is not only difficult, but nearly impossible for us to follow. There are a few folks on here who are extremely knowledgeable, and very very helpful, but in order to help, there must be some semblance of order.
I understand that many want to root their phones and may be intimidated by the seemingly harsh tone my speech seems to have taken... I mean no disrespect, nor do I want to dissuade those who want to root from doing it. I am just saying that you need to help us help you. KNOWLEDGE is key. Please take the time to read read read and read some more BEFORE you attempt root.
Remember, We are here to help, and we enjoy it. But you must do your part in learning the process involved. Feel free to post a thread with questions and concerns, but please do your part and learn the root process to the best of your ability before hand.
Thank you for taking the time to read this.