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Old April 14th, 2012, 10:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Thinking if rooting my HTC Inspire, Help!

I am new to this, but I'm thinking of rooting my HTC Inspire but I don't really know exactly what 'rooting' it means? I've read you can mess up your phone if you do it wrong. And that's the last thing i want. What are the pros and cons of rooting? What can you do with your phone if its rooted? And what is the best way to root??

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Rooting will give you administrative access ability of your phone.

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Google search "rooting HTC Inspire 4g" read and read some more till your comfortable. No one wants you to brick you phone.
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Everytime you are going to mess with any electronic devide, read a lot first. Im not an expert hacker or programer, but Ive done this with Nintendo Wii, Sony Playstation 3, Microsoft Xbox 360, PSP, NDS, several Android devices (HTC Inspire, Samsung Galaxy S, LG Optimus Me, Motorola Atrix, Motorola Defy), iPhones (3Gs, 4), iPod Touch (1,2,4th generation). All I did was reading a lot for a few days before I got into them. Most of these devices were from friends who asked me for help, so I just searched on google "how to" and earn some extra money. I suggest you do the same.

The Inspire rooting has become very simple due to its popularity. Now flashing a ROM is a little bit more complicated, but nothing a few hours of reading cant handle. When I got my Inspire, it was my first Android device. I used it stock for about three weeks until I decided to root. I will never regret about it. Later on I purchased a Kindle Fire. By the time I got it I already knew how to root it, so it was the first thing I did.
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Yep, rooting pretty much lets you do things with your phone that you normally wouldn't. Flashing a Rom, basically completely changing the the UI. The Inspire comes with the Sense Rom- which some think is too slow. You can get rid of certain apps you're normally not allowed to, like those pesky bloatware apps that ATT forces onto your phone.

Do what the others have said, keep reading about it and weigh the pro's and cons. I rooted my phone today, which was the exact date my limited HTC warranty ended. I have another warrant provided by my credit card company which will pay for damages regardless of what happens to it, so I went ahead with it.
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