Root Couple of noob root questions - cant find in search, sorry

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  1. scrattyrat

    scrattyrat Well-Known Member
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    Hi, have searched a lot and cant find answers, sorry if these are already asked...

    - Do you have to flash a ROM in order to root? **OK have found the unrevoked method which doesnt flash a ROM i think (just a recovery image which then lets you flash roms onto it)**

    - I am seeing different versions of the same ROMs: 'Pre-rooted' and not 'pre-rooted'. Im not sure what the difference means, does a pre-rooted ROM mean I can just flash that rom and my phone is rooted? I thought the phone already had to be rooted to flash a ROM, in which case why is there one which is 'pre-rooted'?

    thanks
     

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  2. EddyOS

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    You could technically get a custom ROM that isn't rooted but it'd be pointless. The 'pre-rooted' ones tend to be stock with root added to them. Named custom ROMs will already be rooted and assumed as so.

    Basically, unless you flash an RUU to go back to stock every ROM you flash using the custom Recovery will be rooted
     
  3. scrattyrat

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    ok cool think i get it. The ones that arent pre-rooted are probably to go back to a non-rooted state right?

    Ive just rooted my desire successfully using the unrevoked method and have a custom recovery image created during the unrevoked process. Now doing a backup and then can start putting custom ROMs on using RomMsanager or similar :)

    thanks
     
  4. EddyOS

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    Don't use ROM Manager, just boot into your custom recovery and do it that way - much easier IMO

    And ignore non-rooted ROMs, the only way to go back to stock is to use the RUU that came with your phone (I assume you have that already downloaded, correct?). If you don't have this DO NOT FLASH A ROM UNTIL YOU SEE IF ONE IS AVAILABLE

    To see if one is available, check the ROM version on your phone at the moment and go to shipped-roms.com, click on the Android and then on BRAVO (not Desire) and see if a file there matches. If it does download it and keep it safe
     
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  5. scrattyrat

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    OK cool thanks EddyOS, i'll grab the RUU rom.

    I have made a backup from clockwork recovery (nandroid backup?) will this go back to my current ROM?

    Thanks
     
  6. SUroot

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    That is a snap shot. As long as you still have custom recovery, you will be able to restore the phoneexactly how it was when taken
     
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  7. scrattyrat

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    Including reverting to the rom which was being used when the snapshot was taken?...
     
  8. SUroot

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    It's like a ghost image. It is everything. Exact copy. Not settings. Its an Image of your entire internal memory. System, data etc.
     
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