Nub questions about rooting...


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  1. MadlibTheBadKid

    MadlibTheBadKid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    So I was thinking about rooting with the droid 2 method.

    After that I'm unclear what is the safest method.

    Do I...

    1. Run Titanium backup
    2. Koush's bootstrap recovery
    3. install rom manager
    4. flash a theme (which is the main reason i want root)
    ?

    Is that my safest, most recoverable (is that a word) method? Or what should i do after root to be the most safe from bricking my phone?
     

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  2. Steven58

    Steven58 Reformed PH VIP Member

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    As I understand it, you need to be rooted before you can do anything. Titanium is for root users.

    Do you need root instructions?
     
  3. BuTbKa

    BuTbKa Well-Known Member

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    First you root, then:
    1. Run Titanium backup
    2. install Koush's bootstrap recovery
    3. install rom manager
    4. create nandroid back up
    5. deodex your rom
    6. create another nandrod back up
    7.flash a theme (which is the main reason you want root)

    Make sure you have well charged battery before you started
     
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  4. MadlibTheBadKid

    MadlibTheBadKid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I'm more confused on the parts after root.
     
  5. MadlibTheBadKid

    MadlibTheBadKid Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks
     
  6. Brian_83

    Brian_83 Well-Known Member

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    Those extra things are only really required if you want to do themes or roms, right? What if I just want to root and change the .apk files of some of the apps to .bak so they don't run. Do I really need to do all those other things?
     
  7. BuTbKa

    BuTbKa Well-Known Member

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    You don't need deodex you ROM if you don't want to install themes, but as far as back up....better be safe than sorry :)
     
  8. tcallahan

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    how do you do create a nandroid backup?????

    im learning all this root stuff good. got my phone all sexy. this term is still throwing me off..
     
  9. jreed2560

    jreed2560 Well-Known Member

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    You create backups by either booting into recovery and scrolling to the backup /restore option or you can use rom manager(by the same guy who released the bootstrapper recovery kuosh) if your going on an app removal quest, I would highly recomend backing up often.
     

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