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Old November 21st, 2012, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Old November 21st, 2012, 11:03 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Cool idea i will be joining the root club in the coming weeks as i have an old galaxy s hanging sround that i am going to de some experiments on. JHust to get a feel for the whole process
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Old November 21st, 2012, 04:06 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay, to get things started, My S3 is running liquid smooth RC 8, though I am thinking about checking out that Hellfire rom if my sister (also running the same) don't want to check it out. My N7 is just rooted and custom recovery as is the One X. Both phones have Nova prime launcher running on them. The N7 is using stock launcher.
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Nice! My EVOV4G is running Harmonia, its s-offed and has the Go Launcher EX. I really like its transitions, any other app have them? I also have a burning question pertaining the touch screen, ever since I rooted and flashed Harmonia dual tapping my screen made continuation useless. For example games like SAS Zombie Assault how you have the moving area and the aiming, well if I move while aiming also my screen stops detecting my fingers until I retouch it. That wasnt a problem before the root.
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HAH!!!

The Samsung Galaxy Camera has been rooted!
Now how long before we see raw file format instead of compressed jpegs? Or even better, uncompressed (raw) HD video? If that happens, I would buy the thing!
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I'm not rooted on my S3 but I was on my Portal, I kinda wish Google would look at some of these alternative ROMs and learn a thing or two. I know the dude from cyanogen was meant to have had some input into ICS but still, there are tons of tiny things that could be implemented to make the UI easier/more powerful and friendly. If only...
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I have an HTC 3VO, rooted Hboot 1.4, S-OFF, Recovery 4EXT running Len-Flare JB Version 2.99 And I am a Flashaholic, The first key to recovery is admitting it LOL
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Hey all! I rooted my Evo 4G back in Jan. 2012 after about 4 months of having it.
Funny, I new nothing, I mean nothing about rooting or what even that meant.
Started to look into it some more, and thought, hey, why not?
I joined back in 2010 when I first got my Motorola I1 Android phone.
But really started to hang out when I rooted my Evo.
My specs are in my sig. Love root, and I'll tell ya, every device from now on will be rooted soon after purchase!
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Rooted my HTC EVO 4G about a month after I got it. I've been root ever since. I now have the HTC EVO 4G LTE Rooted and am currently running JellyBomb on it. Such a fresh install that I'm still in process of doing it now

I never even waited with the ELTEVO I charged it and rooted it as soon as it was out of the box.
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Rooted my HTC Desire about a month after I got it (gave a little time in case of manufacturing faults before voiding the warranty ). Why? Not the usual reasons people give (mainly storage on the Desire) but because I knew I would have to eventually in order to keep software updated - I never expected more than a year's support from HTC - and if I was going to sooner or later, why make it later?

Running a very stripped-down Gingerbread (ROM < 60MB, credit SUroot ). Occasionally think of trying ICS on the phone again but not convinced it's worth it on this hardware.

Can I imagine using an unrooted phone in future? Not for very long.
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I'm a rooted user at heart. Can I just hang around with the elite until I get mine going? I can park the cars, get the coffee and other useful stuff.
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I'm a rooted user at heart. Can I just hang around with the elite until I get mine going? I can park the cars, get the coffee and other useful stuff.
Why sure you can! I don't consider myself elite, more of a servant to help others.
Here is some useful reading on the whole concept of rooting

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Still have two devices not rooted: HTC Flyer and my Prime.
However, the rest are all ROM'd. Got the bug when I had my OG Droid. Was a much bigger deal to root back then. Now it seems everything is a 1-click away.
Running CNA on my Nexus 7 and Sourcery 3.1 on my Gnex. (Impatiently) waiting for some modded Android 4.2 based ROMs. Looks like 4.2 is throwing some kinks in the chain. Jelly Belly is out but I like some certain tweaks that I can't get from stock (have to have search key, centered clock and battery mod). Pretty sure they can be flashed separately but I like em built into the ROM itself.
Love the thread AJ, hope you're hanging in there with Android.
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Rooted my Desire HD 3-4 weeks after I got it. Did it to remove bloatware and, ya know, because I could!!

The phone is rooted and S-Off, running IceColdSandwich (and ICS custom ROM)... just not had the time to try JB on the phone... others in the DHD section have though, so I know the hardware is capable, even though HTC won't release it. Their excuse reason is that, to run JB on the phone, it would require a repartition of the system (or something like that), which would result in the loss of user data. They've even said that, for advanced users and rooters, this is understandable/acceptable but that the majority of "normal" users wouldn't be happy. Guess I understand their reasoning, but why not release the source code, so that ROM devs can work their magic and we could have JB on our devices without the bugs?

Recently ran an RUU to update to the most recent radios (simpler to do that and re-root by flashing a recovery as an update in HBOOT)... stuck with Stock unbranded HTC for less than a day, before heading back to IceCold! Guess I just don't like Sense
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rooted the htc hero.. was my first

got the OG evo and it was rooted a few days afterwards.. had to make sure it had no bad hardware.

my next device.. what ever it might be (currently looking).. will be rooted too..
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I root therefore I am.

Don got me rolling on the Hero, then it was akazabam and EarlyMon on the OG EVO. Now I'm on the EvoLTE, rooted and loving my phone!
I rooted as soon as it was available, S-off took a little longer than I liked. I bricked and un-bricked like 6 times before I got it to stick. LOL

Well worth it!
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I did not know Google hid the developer options in 4.2!

But someone found it...

Go to settings, about device, find your build number - its jop4oc then spam click it 7 times. Yes. Seriously....
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What does it mean to not be rooted?

My device CV:

1. HTC Droid Eris - my first root! May '10
2. Moto Droid X - July '10 (rooted still use it as a wi-fi only device)
3. Moto Xoom - March '11 (rooted, passed down to my son)
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5. Asus Nexus 7 - July '12 (rooted before first proper boot )

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It means you are an iPhone 5 user :P
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HTC Inspire 4g (international Desire HD)

that's one kicking phone for developement! Most people agree that the phone is long past it's due date, HTC has dropped major support for it (pretty much doesn't acknowledge it any more), but the developement is booming for it. The latest official release is android 2.3.5, but there are custom 4.2 ROMs even.

I'm rooted currently running Blackout ICS desensed- which is basically android 4.0.4 and sense 3.6, then with most of the sense stuff removed (mostly the launcher, rosie, and the widgets). I like HTC sense well enough, but I prefer the look of AOSP ICS so I prefer going desensed.

The I4g has 768mb of ram, and around 610mb actually accessible. It's a lot compared to some phones of the same age, but to modern phones it's nothing and you notice it. Usually I'll run the Supercharger script, which does wonders.

Cpu is 1.0 ghz single core. Sometimes I'll OC but not often (with sense ROMs I'll usually overclock to overcome the bloat, usually to 1.2 ghz or 1.3). I haven't noticed any changes in performance when OC up to 1.5, all it does is run my phone hotter. Certain ROMs for my phone can 'safely' (relatively speaking of course, YMMV) OC to 2.2 ghz, but again, no realy performance change from 1.2 ghz at first, and after that it really starts heating up and runs way slower- by then I'll have clocked back down and rebooted.
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my ex-wife has an iphone... nuff said!
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Not bad for a locked bootloader.
Alot of stuff on xda and droidrzr forums.
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I hate flashing a new ROM just to find out I don't like it as well as I thought I would. I have to restore from a nandroid and then keep looking for a newer ROM to flash. It also sux to have to redo all the customization's again when you do find a new ROM.
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Got to love the Devs. I remember back in the day rooting my Xoom, I had to use ADB and command line Now days, you can just download a GUI and or batch file and click a button
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thank you! yes...and people wonder why I'm not a flashaholic! lol
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I rooted my S3 today, using a toolkit I found on XDA, and it worked great. I don't really want to flash a new ROM, mostly because I am happy with the way the stock ROM currently looks and performs, but this may change soon. I'm looking for some pointers for good free rooted phone apps... Any hints?
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I hate flashing a new ROM just to find out I don't like it as well as I thought I would. I have to restore from a nandroid and then keep looking for a newer ROM to flash. It also sux to have to redo all the customization's again when you do find a new ROM.
Once I finally embraced TiBu, it's soooo much easier. I can get setup a whole lot faster.
Not to say I'm flashing too many ROMs but at least it makes it less painless.
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Old November 25th, 2012, 08:17 PM   #34 (permalink)
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I rooted my S3 today, using a toolkit I found on XDA, and it worked great. I don't really want to flash a new ROM, mostly because I am happy with the way the stock ROM currently looks and performs, but this may change soon. I'm looking for some pointers for good free rooted phone apps... Any hints?
Not free but highly recommend Titanium Backup root / pro pay the 6 dollars its every bit worth it.
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Not free but highly recommend Titanium Backup root / pro pay the 6 dollars its every bit worth it.
Rom toolbox pro gives you more for the same price IMO.
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Not free but highly recommend Titanium Backup root / pro pay the 6 dollars its every bit worth it.
I have the free version, but I am seriously considering paying for the pro version...
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With the pro version you can make a flashable zip to install in recovery... That way you don't have to keep downloading the thing from the market after flashing.

To do this, go into titanium -> menu -> create "update.zip" then follow the instructions. I don't recommend making the actual "update.zip" file, but rather TitaniumBackup-what ever version number you have.zip

Oh, and nothing wrong with NOT flashing new roms or anything My N7 is still stock but unlocked and rooted (until I get bored that is )
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Yeah.. It's just nice to know I can do things with this phone if I choose. Right now, I'm pretty happy with it as is.
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Lurker thinking about joining the root club. Just unsure thus so far from a lack of understanding. I have read the What is a root? thread a couple of times but still learning.
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Root is essentially a program that allows the user to have administrative rights to thier phone to access alot of different items, and get down to the kernel or root of the android os to install new yhemes or roms...
Thats a short version of root. Take a look around these forums for details on what rooting is.
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Droid DNA (stock for now)
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Your N1 isn't rooted?!?
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No. I've been so busy with work and other personal related things I never got around to it. It's sweet tho. You rekindled a little fire in me there. Will root it after I get the DNA going with all it can be.
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Never seen one but it looks like it was a gem of its time.
Looks like you can get one on Ebay for about $100. Would be fun to tinker with.
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Some people have had so many devices, i have had 2 lol

Anyhow, i currently have a Galaxy Nexus running CM10 Stable with a bunch of other customizations
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Never seen one but it looks like it was a gem of its time.
Looks like you can get one on Ebay for about $100. Would be fun to tinker with.
Yeah google should have stayed with HTC instead of changing to Samsung but that's just me.
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Yeah google should have stayed with HTC instead of changing to Samsung but that's just me.
Have only used one HTC phone and it was a Verizon branded WinMo.
If I could only get a better signal out of my Gnex, I'd be plenty happy. Will admit that the HOX is one of the sexiest phones out there though.
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Root is administrator access to the device. Hence root access
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Never rooted my Droid X, but rooted and ROM'd my Nook Tablet as soon as I got it (honestly don't even know what ROM it is, just used whatever XDA had listed), and have my GS3 rooted, but still on the stock ROM, but with updates disabled and bloatware quarantined. I was amazed how much my battery life improved just from quarantining that Verizon bloatware!
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Hows the club going mate??

I have just downloaded all the software needed to root and flash my device on to my computer. I just need to wait for my work to die down before taking the plunge,
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