Going to root....


Last Updated:

  1. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Ok, I am going to root this weekend. A few questions. Can I just root and use ti backup to freeze my apps I dont want running. All I want to do is get bettery life. I dont want to rom or kernell. Will this give me better battery life? I dont want to use setcpu either. Im happy with my phone apearance, I just want better life out of it. Nitsuj has helped me alot (thank you) and I just want to make sure that I read all the tutarals right and that im ok to just root. Thanks in advance!

    Bob
     

    Advertisement
  2. GoBruins

    GoBruins Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    44
    Bob-o likes this.
  3. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Thank you! I just don't want to brick my phone ya know? Nitsuj has helped me alot and I read the tutorial and downloaded the drivers and root files. All that's left is to plug and click I think?! lol
     
  4. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    654
    yeah the links bruins gave you are good to look over to see what you can/cant freeze.

    root in and of itself is painless (although you may have to run it twice to get it to work)

    autokiller is a root app used by many of us that allows you to tinker with the memory settings in android and it *may* help your battery life. theres about 8 settings to play with and see if that helps.

    ti bu is the way to go with freezing, just leave the google apps alone or you may freeze market d/ls.

    you dont need setcpu at all...however you can set processor profiles in it that may help battery life...ie setting the max proccessor speed below 500 when screen is off, or under 40% battery max processor 800, etc, etc.

    just one last thing though, root will most likely not block an ota, but installing clockwork mod recovery (usually the 2nd step in hacking your fascinate) will most in all likelyhood kill the ota for you as it alters the phone. (although i cant say it will stop it, generally on other android phones it does)
     
    Bob-o likes this.
  5. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Can I set my cpu by just rooting or do I need clockwork mod? Im all for serious battery life! I dont want to oc though...plenty fast enough for what I need!
     
  6. GoBruins

    GoBruins Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    44
    If you root, I strongly recommend CWM. CWM allows you to essentially take a "screenshot" image (nandroid) of whatever your phone is and restore it just in case something goes wrong. If you're afraid of bricking your phone, you shouldn't be worrying too much about rooting. I would guess about 90% of the bricked phone cases out there are people flashing early stages of ROMs/Kernels or removing stuff from root they aren't supposed to. Like I said before, you seem like a person who really wants to know what a person needs to do before doing it. With your mentality, you should be fine, just continue to research first!:)
     
  7. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Nandroid? Ok....how do I back my phone up before I root? Or is that not needed? How do I baxk it up after root? Again, Is that not needed here either? You guys are seriously smart people! I cant believe the support im getting from people that dont even know me...if only the world could act like the andeoid community! lol
     
  8. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    654
    yeah clockwork mod is important, but i just pointed out you might not get the ota with it.
     
  9. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Then I dont think clock workmod is for me...i want to remain as stock as possible. I want the 2.2 ota update when it comes out I dont want mess that up. Is there any other way to back up my phone before rooting? And what exactly does backing up a phone do?
     
  10. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,092
    Likes Received:
    504
    And thats fine. Wait a week or two for Froyo and then do all your mods, additions. Lets be honest we probably wont see any 2.3 Gingerbread till the summer if even that early:(
     
  11. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Saps, do you mean wait a week until I root or wait til I get froyo to do any mods cuz ill lose root? I will lose root when I ota update to 2.2, but I can reroot with the same root file I have right?

    Bob
     
  12. saps

    saps Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 12, 2010
    Messages:
    5,092
    Likes Received:
    504
    I meant wait a week for Froyo if you want and are hesistant. Even though you can root your eclair in 3 minutes if you dont feel like doing it thats fine too. And yes after froyo you will have to re-root if you get the OTA
     
  13. dan409

    dan409 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2010
    Messages:
    203
    Likes Received:
    24
    Do we have to use ADB to get back to stock ? The reason I ask is that I pretty much suck with using DOS commands.
    I also wouldn't mind waiting for froyo if its not that far off. After the froyo update then I can give in to my flashing addiction. I want to flash and over clock till I burn this thing up !!!! j/k I want to hit 3000 in Quadrant, on and on
    Damn with the weekend here I don't know if I am going to not be able give in to this craving !!!! :) Damn ! I'm doomed. Please help me, I've fallen, (for the fascinate) and I can't get up !!!
     
  14. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    38
    Give in to the darkside. *queue Darth Vader's breathing*
     
  15. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Also, I have windows 7. Is this system on my laptop ok to root from? I also see there is an update zip in the root forum. V.02 I think. I downloaded v.2. Are they the same thing? And does anyone know when froyo2.2 is actually coming out?
     
  16. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    654
    Could be a week could be a month....we just don't know
     
  17. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Well im rooted! Longest three minutes of my life! Wish me luck!
     
  18. GoBruins

    GoBruins Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2010
    Messages:
    246
    Likes Received:
    44
    man, i've never seen someone so worried about rooting... but good job bob-o!
     
    Bob-o likes this.
  19. Halcyon

    Halcyon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2010
    Messages:
    236
    Likes Received:
    38
    Welcome to the club man ;) Im sure I will be seeing you in the i-borked-my-phone club... well hopefully not but you never know.
     
  20. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    654
    congrats...once you root, you dont go back :D
     
  21. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    No, I dont think you will see me in the I borked my phone forum! Lol I am only rooting. So now that I am rooted, I froze a bunch of crap and turned my auto killer to extreme and set cpu to moderate. What else will give me more battery life?
     
  22. nitsuj17

    nitsuj17 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2010
    Messages:
    4,648
    Likes Received:
    654
    Personally I wouldn't set to exreme as that may have a negative impact on ur battery as u'll be restarting apps more frequently that u use a lot and that ll hurt battery life. Moderate is usually better
     
  23. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Ok...crap! lol I can't get apps to update from the market...what do I need to defrost?
     
  24. Bob-o

    Bob-o Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2010
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    12
    Ok I think I got it.....google talk? I defrosted that and updates started
     
  25. NOsquid

    NOsquid Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2010
    Messages:
    634
    Likes Received:
    65
    Yeah don't touch Talk
     

Share This Page

Loading...