I have decided to root


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  1. mattic

    mattic Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I have decided to root. I was going to goldcard/ruu to debrand my Orange UK Desire but I am a tinkerer and would love to flash rooted roms etc.

    Before I start I have a few questions;

    1. Radio Firmware: This is the biggie for me - I know that doing any sort of Rom change you are likely to run into issues with the radio, this seems especially true on orange ones. So without having to unlock (it may sound cheap, but I haven't been paid for 2 months :() is there a way to avoid potential simlocks? Ie can I keep the radio version that is currently only my phone (just updated to Froyo).

    2. I know you can't get OTA updates with rooted roms, but I like to keep up to date. I assume the guys making the roms are coming out with new ones all the time so is it quite easy to flash a new rom and be on your way?

    3. Titanium Backup and Nandroid - I have seen people saying to use these for backups when you root. As far as I can tell titanium backup is good for settings etc, and Nandroid is good for getting all your apps back, right? They both seem to require root access, so that surely means I can't backup all my settings before I root??

    4. How easy is it to get back to default?

    5. Which rom? I have seen many singing the praises of DeFrost. Is this pretty close to stock rom?

    6. Anything you suggest I do/install when I am rooted? Anything especially cool :D.


    I have seen many guides about, this in particular looks pretty damn easy to follow. Though the latest comments seem to be people having trouble now that they are on Froyo and not eclaire.

    Also I got my phone early April, so I assume the screen is AMOLED, it doesn't seem to suffer from backlight bleed and its black as black on black backgrounds.

    Regards,

    Matt
     

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  2. SUroot

    SUroot Well-Known Member Developer

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    2. The good devs keep upto date

    3. Titanium for apps and settings. Nandroid is a complete back up of everything. This wipes the phone and restores it exactly as is. I.e if you install a new Rom and restore nandroid you will be back to your previous Rom

    4. Default? As in.unrooted stock? Is easy but wipes phone. Have to run an ruu from pc

    5. I love defrost but its as far from stock as you can get

    6. Set CPU, autokiller (not a task killer), autostarts
     
  3. anoniemouse

    anoniemouse Well-Known Member

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    Your phone will be amoled i got mine from orange in June & that is amoled, you will find it was sometime in July the slcd screens started filtering through.
     
  4. EddyOS

    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    Bare in mind that, at present, there is no stock Orange RUU available so should you root your phone you have no way of getting back to stock for warranty issues...so root at your own risk
     
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    markfireblade97 Active Member

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    How did you tell it's AMOLED for certain? The Orange packaging with mine gave no specs for anything at all. I got the phone in early August but it seems to meet the "blackest blacks and no backlight bleed"" criteria...
     
  7. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    Any brand new phone from August onwards is almost certainly SLCD, but there could still be branded backstock AMOLED phones.
     
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    EddyOS Well-Known Member

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    markfireblade97 Active Member

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    Am I right in remembering you have a root method that's OK with both types of screen?
    I'm keen to try rooting but don't want to trash the phone as I'm still not sure which screen I have....
     
  10. Jammy

    Jammy Well-Known Member

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    I'm pretty sure the newest unrEVOked can handle both types now...
     
  11. teppic74

    teppic74 Well-Known Member

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    It's a bad idea to bump old threads as they're always out of date...

    (oops, I meant to post this on a different thread)
     

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