If I have OTA 2.2. Should I root?


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  1. murphyy12

    murphyy12 Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey everyone,

    I was going to update my Motorola Droid to OTA 2.2 today. I have been looking into rooting for a few days now, trying to learn as much as I can. If I update to 2.2 and then decide to root, is it the same process?

    I have also been looking for one site or one thread that has the files, apps, etc. that can be utilized once you root your droid. Is there somewhere where everything is consolidated in one place? I have found myself jumping around to different posts and sites trying to find out what I should be doing and if I should even go ahead with rooting.

    Thanks in advance for any help that you can give.
     

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  2. StrifeJester

    StrifeJester Well-Known Member

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    I recently bought and downloaded easy root. So far its great on 2.2 FRG01B and being able to use my phone as mobile hotspot is the best. Also there are apps like reboot widget. You just place the widget on your screen and it will reboot your phone. No holding this and pressing that anymore. There are a lot of apps out there even in the market if you just search for root you will see a lot of them.
     
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  3. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    sure you could root while in 2.2 or you could root now and then select a themed version of 2.2 you want or just use the "rooted" version of the stock 2.2 like FRG01B for example which is not themed, it is just the stock 2.2 but rooted version.

    as for directions & roms & kernals, they are pretty much all over in various threads. but here is the place to start for sure.
     
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  4. ralphtrent

    ralphtrent Well-Known Member

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    IM 2.2 ota and I rooted with universal androot (just yesterday). I was happy with the move.

    Its so easy to do, but like you , I too am now looking for the "what now" aspect of rooting.

    I have wifi tether and overclock widget. I put busybox on my phone and droid explorer on my computer but i do not see many benefits with the droid. Oh, i also put on screenshot for taking "screen prints" of the phone
     
  5. StrifeJester

    StrifeJester Well-Known Member

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    Yeah Drocap is pretty neat, i personally am looking for a good root file explorer so that I can change the boot screen from the motorola one to something like a transformers one i found
     
  6. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    "an overclock widget."

    I hope you mean you have the app SetCPU? And, I hope you then also flashed a kernal to overclock as the app will not do anything of value without a kernal

    investigate some of the other "root" apps to see the power of what you now can control and unlock and do since your rooted. not to mention themed ROMS.
     
  7. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    try "root explorer" app
     
  8. ralphtrent

    ralphtrent Well-Known Member

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    here is the overclock widget app i mentioned
    OverclockWidget (Need Root) - Android app on AppBrain

    I do not have a kernal but when I used this app to get me to 800, i used cpu benchmark and it read it as 800, but that was the max I could push it, so I wonder if the kernal on the phone can get to 800 stock. Ill do some research on the kernal stuff as I am new to rooting but if you want offer some free advice, im all ears.

    Thanks
     
  9. ghmerrill

    ghmerrill Well-Known Member

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    I'm a noob rooter as well, and this is the best advice I can give you- get rom manager from the market, at the top, when you get to the main screen, you will see the button for flashing clockwork mod recovery. Hit it, then hit the re boot button, and hold the power button and x button down as it restarts. If you get a screen with a triangle, you are in stock boot, so hold power and volume up, and a menu will appear, select re boot, and when your phone comes back on, go back to the beginning and start over with re flashing clockwork, re boot, etc. as long as it takes until you get the boot screen by holding power and the x button. When you get that screen, there is either an option that says backup, or nandroid, I can't remember which, but select that, and proceed to doing a backup. Do this before you do ANYTHING. If you have something go wrong, or you just get tired of what you have on your phone, you can go back through the same step to boot, then nandroid restore, and even if you have done a factory reset, and wiped everything, this restores it completely.

    From there, find a rom and have fun! I'm using liquid frozen yogurt 1.4, and I love how much more control over everything you have, not to mention the extra settings for the home screen stuff, and being able trip back it all up if I mess around and don't like it, a couple of taps, and it's back to normal.
    Coming from another noob, I can definitely say that its intimidating, and a couple things need to be explained better for those of us that are not tech savvy, but once you get it down, the only thing that keeps me from trying more roms is the whole re setting my screens and all the stupid clicking to re install apps (using titanium backup to restore app info too)

    Okay, for you veterans, let me know if I missed something... I went by memory off the things I ran in to, like the recovery screen thing, which held me up for a couple days because I didn't know there was a difference between stock and clockwork, and stock kept telling me the signature of the rom was not authorized.:eek:
     
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  11. Lock-N-Load

    Lock-N-Load Well-Known Member

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    forget that app.. in 2.2 800 is stock :) so that might have been nice in 2.1 rooted where it was like 550.

    get SetCPU and get a overclock kernal as THAT is the right way to do it. All info on the kernals are in a sticky and SetCPU can be searched and you can find out all about it.
     
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  12. Borntu

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    I rooted a couple days ago. It wasn't as easy for me as "buy this and it does everything itsself", but that was to be expected. They took a lot of work out of doing it though. Three must have apps are easy root, rom manager and setcpu. It's worth the 6 or 7 bucks, believe me. Do a little studying up on rooting before you take the plunge. It's a bit intimidating with the reboots and menu searching but it's not too hard and look- if you like your phone enough to be asking about rooting in a forum, do yourself and your phone a favor. The guys who put these roms out update their stuff regularly- I waited for 2.2 for like 4 months and was disappointed as well. After I rooted and realized what all the fuss was about I knew I wouldn't need to upgrade my phone for a while. Take your time and have fun.
     
  13. Tugdaturtle

    Tugdaturtle Well-Known Member

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    I rooted a couple of days ago and i absolutely love it . I used Liquids frozen yogurt v1.5 Rom and the Blueberry theme which is awsome it runs smooth and fast . But yea good luck and welcome
     

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