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  1. luvdigiscraps

    luvdigiscraps Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello y'all.
    I have an Eris and really love it. Had it since March, and no problems.
    I've been reading about rooting, and want to know why would someone root their droid. I'd like to inform myself before I make a decision.
    Thanks!
     

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  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    Welcome to Android Forum! Glad you signed up! :D


    Android is basically linux

    rooting your phone means giving yourself root, or superuser (think...admin) access, giving you access to system files and the ability to change things that normally are marked read only

    This allows you to change all kinds of things that normally you wouldn't be able to, along with install custom versions of Android.

    Currently you can install 2.1, or a rom with multizoom native throughout the entire os, you can turn your phone into a wireless hotspot....the possibilities are limited only by the hardware itself and not limitations implemented by the carrier or google.
     
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    luvdigiscraps Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thank you for answering. So if I get rooted, I can uninstall Tweet, Facebook and other things I don't care for?
    Thanks!
     
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    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    yup! It's called bloatware.
     
  5. luvdigiscraps

    luvdigiscraps Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, would you care to direct me to a place I can get a good and easy way to root my phone? I've been looking and have seen too many. You're the expert, please direct me on the path, master. :eek:)
     
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    Hi - Welcome to the Android Forums
    If Steven58 does not return to this Tread, you can click on his name, then pm him "private message" - Cheers ;)
     

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