Newbie trying to root for first time... need some help


  1. shaselai

    shaselai Member

    I want to root my droid charge to enjoy some of the benefits but I am new to the rooting scene and there seems to be many different programs to root the phone with? The guide sticky is a few months old... does that still work for droid charge or things has changed - if it has what is the latest guide? I do have my droid charge with latest update. Thanks!

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  2. kraisydave

    kraisydave Well-Known Member

    shaselai,

    If you are still stock and have updated the last Verizon sent, FP1, then you will need to root following an FP1 guide. Older methods will likely cause problems such as one known problems is to disable wifi.

    Check under settings, about phone, baseband version - does it end in FP1?

    I just posted a video on here that you can follow. Let me know if you have any questions.

    Dave
  3. shaselai

    shaselai Member

    yes it is in FP1. i will check out that video. thanks!
  4. kraisydave

    kraisydave Well-Known Member

    You are welcome.
  5. shaselai

    shaselai Member

    i do have a question though... if i were to upgrade the OS(eclipse?), do i need to remove everything or the OS can be upgraded easily? i read that the only stable one for the phone is FP1 ( i would love ICS...)
  6. Cilraaz

    Cilraaz Well-Known Member

    1. Eclipse is a ROM, not an OS. It is based upon Samsung's FP1 build of Android 2.3.6 as of Eclipse 2.0.
    2. If you're upgrading from one version of a ROM to another version of the same ROM (ie. Eclipse 2.0 -> Eclipse 2.1, when it comes out), you can usually do so by flashing the update over your current setup. If you're changing ROMs (ie. Stock -> Eclipse, Stock -> Tweaked, Eclipse -> Tweaked, etc), then you should do a complete wipe of your phone (data, cache, and dalvik cache). You can then restore user apps and user app data (never system apps, system app data, or settings) from Titanium Backup.
    3. There is no ICS for the Droid Charge... at least not one that is fully working. Samsung has not released the code for the phone's RIL (radio interface layer), so devs have been mostly unable to get an ICS setup to fully work with 3G/4G. There is an ICS release that is wifi only (or perhaps some 3G at this point) floating around, though it's far from a daily driver.
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