new to root just a couple of questions...


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  1. mikeydingo

    mikeydingo Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    i just saw the new unrevoked way to root and it seems very easy. So before i do it i need some questions answered.

    1. If for any reason i need to send my phone back to verizon will i have to unroot it?

    2. Once rooted what do i do??

    3. And what are the benefits of rooting?

    thank you in advanced
     

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  2. neyel8r

    neyel8r Well-Known Member

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    i'm a noob to android & i have the same 3rd question. thanks!
     
  3. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member

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    1. Yes, unroot it. Instructions on how to do so are stickied in this thread.

    2. You can do a lot of stuff! Install Incredilight for a flashlight app for example. Install a hydra kernel (but if you're new, i don't suggest, although it is a very very very easy installation)

    3. Benefits are root
    -LED Flashlight
    -Wireless Tether
    -Easy screen capture
    -Remove CityID and other stock apps
    -Custom ROMs
    -Overclock to improve performance/undervolt to improve battery life
    -Adfree Android
    -Clear caches
    -Just because you can
     
  4. neyel8r

    neyel8r Well-Known Member

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    sounds cool... is there an easy way to make a complete backup of what's on the phone before doing this stuff?

    also, will using a charging data cable while rooting or unrooting mess anything up or should i just use a regular data cable? i did my own firmware update on my Voyager awhile back with a charging cable & it worked fine, but i don't want to take any unnecessary risks with my Incredible (like using a cable that could brick it).
     
  5. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member

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    Well you could use Sprite Backup, that should restore everything if you unroot. A regular data cable is the same as charging data cable, i used the one that came with the phone, it works perfectly for everything.
     
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  6. neyel8r

    neyel8r Well-Known Member

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    thanks! i found a similar post by you in another thread after searching :) my bad. funny, i used to use sprite backup on my ppc.. didn't know they had it for android. like i said, fairly large noob here.

    great to know that a usb charging data cable comes with the phone! i was going to buy one off ebay, but now i don't have to.
     
  7. TheWhiteBandito

    TheWhiteBandito Well-Known Member

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    Haha yup, always glad to help out. Sprite Backup does cost $4.95 though, just a heads up. I don't know of any free backup utilities either.
     
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    how would i uninstall cityid? i was not able to figure that out.

    new to rooting
     
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  10. neyel8r

    neyel8r Well-Known Member

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    this sounds WAY too simple now that i've thought about it, but couldn't i just plug my Inc into the pc & backup the internal memory as well as my sd card to the pc? then if i wanted to restore my phone to its previous state, couldn't i just delete everything on both drives & restore it with the copies?

    edit: nevermind. no system files seem to be in the internal memory... that will not work.
     

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