Everything about rooting? Help pleaseeee


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  1. Kylef5993

    Kylef5993 Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I am bored of my droid and really want to root so I have a few questions.

    Whats the best way to root your droid1?

    What are ROMs?

    How can I keep my phone from getting bricked or whatever?

    Can I return my phone to the stock settings if I don't like?

    What will it actually do?
     

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    Kylef5993 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yaa ik but ni literally have NOO idea what to do.. soo is it better to use the automatic rooter thing or manually do it? And after you do that what do you do...?
     
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    srq2625 Well-Known Member

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    I'm a nooob as well. A little searching and reading uncovered these gems:

    http://androidforums.com/droid-all-things-root/162678-beginners-guide-roms.html

    How to root the phone:
    http://androidforums.com/droid-all-...oid-without-rsd-lite-up-including-frg22d.html

    And, for a quick explination of what a nandroid backup is and how to do it:
    Android Rooted: What is Nandroid Backup?

    How to install a custom ROM
    http://androidforums.com/droid-roms/118513-how-install-custom-rom.html

    I haven't actually done it yet - still in the nervous research/read state. But, it's coming along nicely.
     
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    I recommend you do it manually: that way you have some idea what to do if things go wrong.
    (a) Root the phone.
    (b) Install a custom recovery like ClockworkMod or SPRecovery. ROM Manager can do that for you.
    (c) BACKUP your phone using nandroid backup in recovery.
    (d) Download a ROM via PC and move it to the root of your SD card. If using SPRecovery, rename the ROM.zip "update.zip". Turn off the phone.
    (e) Go into recovery by holding the x-button and the power button. EDIT: Wipe data/factory reset. Install ROM from SD card. Reboot system now and ENJOY.
    (f) Make ANOTHER backup once everything is back and in place. DONE! :D
     
  7. Kylef5993

    Kylef5993 Member This Topic's Starter

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    So where do I find all these things and I don't even know how to root it... Lol
     

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