Root Afraid to root!

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by erisx, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. erisx

    erisx Well-Known Member
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    I am considering rooting my eris, and ive read only a few threads about it, but im still very reluctant. Im only 16 and i really dont wanna mess up my phone in any way. So my question is: Is rooting really that easy? Will it mess up my phone? Thanks in advance
     

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  2. andrizoid

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    its as easy as clicking a button. download jcases one-click-root app
     
  3. emunny

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  4. rick311

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    i followed the universal root for dummies guide and i was able to achieve root. i was so scared i was going to mess it up before that i offered to pay someone on here to do it for me. that universal root guide is awesome. there's really no way to mess it up if you read slowly and follow everything he says BEFORE you start the action. now im doing nandroid backups and flashing roms like a pro. go for it, if you have questions, anyone on here can help.
     
  5. erisx

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    Ok so ive read about that and it seems reeeaaaallly easy. the thing is that i dont think i can just use money all willy-nilly. i would really like to donate the $ to a foundation, but i am just 16 :p
     
  6. andrizoid

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    well its good to see your an honest person...
     
  7. erisx

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    yeah. so i might just stick w/ the universal root method by eu1 cuz it seems easy enough. but when i do root, will i lose all my apps on my phone, or what?
     
  8. erisx

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    oh and another thing. What is a good ROM to start with?
     
  9. rick311

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  10. VonKannick

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    I used Titanium Backup right after I rooted, then nandroid for every backup right before I try a new ROM. I also do incremental backups with Titanium just to keep all my software available. Then when I install a new ROM I can restore what apps I want from Titanium, or reinstall from the market. This works great for me since I have a couple of apps that are no longer available in the market. I prefer to use the market when possible though, just to be sure I am getting the version most compatible with whatever OS I happen to be using.
     
  11. erisx

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    hm... i might root soon, im just a little iffy. So like for overclocking, whats the deal w/ the kernels or whatever?
     
  12. LED

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    Most (if not all) custom roms have overclock ability, so you don't need to flash an overclock kernel. You only need to do this if you are going to run stock 2.1 (not flash a custom rom after rooting).
     
  13. Frisco

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    As I read your posts and questions in this thread, it's easy to see that you've got a good, healthy sense of caution and attention to details, erisx. Lack of those things can lead to trouble.. however, it should be pointed out that no matter the trouble you run into rooting your device, short of becoming angry and throwing or microwaving it, rooting problems are quite easy to resolve; you're going to end up with what you want, a fast, stable Eris.

    Pick your chosen method of rooting, find a ROM that you fancy (read the developer's remarks and look at the screen shots, etc), and have fun. ;)

    And please always come back and post your results and share with the community what you're doing.
     
  14. lukesdiesel

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    As far as a 2.1 ROM I liked Evil Eris 3.0 Overclocked to 710.

    As far as a 2.2 ROM Ive tried about 10 different ones and so far Cyanogen Tazz 1.0 seems wo work the best for my Eris.


    Luke
     
  15. redrooster524

    redrooster524 New Member
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    I was worried too, now, after eris root for dummies, I love it.
     

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