Root [International] Rooting and re install everything?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chapita, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. chapita

    chapita Well-Known Member
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    I have an HTC One M7 and I'm just tired to have apps that I don't want to. My question is: if a root my phone, I have to re install everything or it will remain as it is but rooted?

    I know they are several ways to backup and restore but I would like to avoid to go through that...

    Thx!
     

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  2. clsA

    clsA Well-Known Member
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    The first step in rooting your phone is unlocking the bootloader at htcdev.com ...this step alone will completely wipe your device.
     
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  3. scotty85

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    Sorry,no away around the data wipe at least once. After you are rooted,you can make periodic backups so that you always have a current copy of your setup that you can restore.

    Another thing to consider is that while rooted,you cannot accept OTA updates. Being rooted is a bit of a commitmen,and not for everyone.

    Just holler if you have further questions :)
     
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