New Droid Incredible. Rooting questions, can't find answers.


  1. androidw2

    androidw2 Active Member

    You can move this or link me to a post but I have searched and nothing has answered these exact questions.

    1: Does rooting delete anything from your phone? Just using unrevoked? Does that delete anything? That is what I want to know.

    2: If you root your phone with unrevoked, how do you get updates? Do you get notifications? If you do and you press yes to install, what happens, will it update and break the root? Also, if it doesn't install and update, how do you get the update? Do you have to unroot, get the update, and then re-root?

    3: Do you really have to uninstall doubletwist? Or can you just make sure it's not running?

    Please answer. I will post again if I have to, so..

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  2. androidw2

    androidw2 Active Member

    Can someone also tell me if I have to take the SD card out, or should I leave it in or does it matter? Thanks. I really want an answer, though, so can you please help me? I haven't gotten any replies. Thanks in advance if you do.
  3. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Welcome to the forums!

    1. Rooting by itself removes nothing but your shackles. :)

    2. Updates will come from your dev community. With my phone, they're there in about a day of over the air for stock rooted roms. Somebuddy here will have to point out more info. Accepting OTA updates once rooted, not the way to go.

    I'll let others with your same phone explain further.
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  4. flyinjoe13

    flyinjoe13 Well-Known Member

    I can answer #1. Rooting doesn't delete any preinstalled apps.

    If I remember the directions, you actually need to leave your SDCard in the phone and have at least 2gb of free space on it. I know I left mine in when I rooted my Dinc.
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  5. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide

    Nothing is deleted but is best to back up everything you can't redownload just in case (pictures, music, documents etc..)
    Updates come from the community, NEVER accept an OTA.
    Never heard of an issue with doubletwist, but you will have to uninstall htc sync if you installed it.
    You must leave the sd card in and formatted to fat32 (as stated in the root instructions http://unrevoked.com/rootwiki/doku.php/public/unrevoked3 )
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  6. iowabowtech

    iowabowtech root@android:/ # Moderator

    In early unrevoked builds there were reports of issues with HTC sync, doubletwist and pdanet. I think over time it was mainly narrowed down to HTC sync. Most recently heard of a few problems with Norton antivirus although I can't personally verify that one.
  7. androidw2

    androidw2 Active Member

    Thanks guys. So, are you telling me I can accept an update OTA from Verizon if it is rooted but stock- I just rooted it and did nothing else? Or just don't accept any OTA updates? Thanks.
  8. flyinjoe13

    flyinjoe13 Well-Known Member

    I made a backup of my phone immediately after rooting and before I removed or froze any of the preinstalled apps. If I ever get an OTA update notice, I will restore that backup before installing it just to be certain the update will install properly. Or I will just skip the update if my phone is running fine and\or I read that the update doesn't really do anything. I know with my LG Ally, I never installed an update because all they ever did was add more bloatware and not actaully fix anything. HTC might not be that bad, but i've grown wary of OTA updates from my experience with the Ally.
  9. EarlyMon

    EarlyMon The PearlyMon Moderator

    Fwiw, the Evo updates have been pretty good. But bugs happen, so you're right. Nandroid backups ftw.
  10. sdrawkcab25

    sdrawkcab25 Guides Guide


    No, NEVER accept an ota.
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