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  1. lekky

    lekky Lover VIP Member This Topic's Starter

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    Until we get a root section, lets post updates here

    #1 Rooted Desire tomorrow??!! Looks likely :D via Paul@Modaco

    What does root mean?

    - Better memory management = more streamlined phone (if possible with this beast)
    - WiFi hotspot
    - access to lots of root only apps like desktop screenshots
    - full native 2.1 rom if you want it

    oh yeah, and apps2sd ;)

    Feel free to add to this.

    EDIT: Tomorrow has come!

    http://android.modaco.com/content/h...om/307365/28-apr-r1-htc-desire-rooting-guide/
     

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  2. marshalex

    marshalex Well-Known Member

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  3. Celox

    Celox Well-Known Member

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    Rumor has it a How To post from paul will be up tomorrow!
     
  4. Si Pie

    Si Pie Well-Known Member

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    This news is completely sexual
     
  5. marshalex

    marshalex Well-Known Member

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    should be just in time for my 8gb memory card! just need someone to upload the stock orange rom for backup
     
  6. NZtechfreak

    NZtechfreak Well-Known Member

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    Not just rumor by the sounds of it!

    This was a great piece of news to wake up to today...
     
  7. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member

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    oooooooooh good news!!!
     
  8. w00yee

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    cant wait for tomorrow~~ so excited! :D
     
  9. kopkiwi

    kopkiwi Well-Known Member

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    A little bit of sex wee just came out

    Can now purchase the phone.
     
  10. theinitialisk

    theinitialisk New Member

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    Apps2sd is a must! Will be checking back constantly ;)
     
  11. Bully74uk

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    If this happens along with App2SD, its more or less made my mind up for me to upgrade to this handset in 57 days time !
     
  12. BeeP

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    Would this mean that I could delete all those stupid Orange apps & demos from my phone?

    Hope so lol.
     
  13. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Well-Known Member

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    Please forgive my ignorance, but can I just confirm: to 'root' a phone, does that mean to simply 'debrand' it (i.e. take off the T-Mobile logo when the phone boots up, etc), or will it physically wipe everything on the phone (i.e. the equivalent of 'flattening' a PC).
     
  14. nekromantik

    nekromantik Well-Known Member

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    Apps2SD is the main reason I wanna root my desire.
    Paul has confirmed that Apps2SD does work on the Desire!!
     
  15. BeeP

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    To root the phone means that you can write to the root directory I believe. this gives you full control of the phone.

    To wipe it & debrand it would require flashing it with a non branded ROM.

    Thats what I'm led to believe but I'm new too lol.
     
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  16. mr-mixalot

    mr-mixalot Active Member

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    Woo Hoo

    Bring It On
     
  17. Caspa

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    Just need to work out how to create a goldcard properly, then its all about whether I should just debrand for now or wait for MCR for Desire!

    The goldcard bit its the difficult bit for me!
     
  18. StevenSeed

    StevenSeed Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for that BeeP. As a Linux user, I had a feeling it was something to do with access rights.

    Surely you should have root access to your own phone anyway though if you want it - it is yours after all! Or are they doing an "Ubuntu" on us?
     
  19. HYCAET

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    It seems appropriate that my first post should be a daft question....it's just a taste of things to come for you all. So here goes.....

    What be Wifi hotspot?
     
  20. TedJ

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    Turns your handset into a wireless access point... seamless tethering (internet connection sharing) for your notebook iPad etc, without the USB connection.
     
  21. oggietomas

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    Hope mods dont mind me linking this , if yes please delete ;)

    Creating a GoldCard - Android @ MoDaCo
     
  22. trevytrev

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    Can someone ex-plain to us newbie Android users what this actually means as you all seem very excited and I have absolutely no idea why! :)
     
  23. nekromantik

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    It means you can install apps that require root access like screenshot app, you can install custom ROMs that have added features, you can use Apps2SD so you can use your memory card to store installed apps which will mean you can install more apps then the 130mb or so free space on the desire. Other things too :)
     
  24. Celox

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    Going to be a how to very soon now, Paul wrote the guide and is now testing it!
     
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  25. PJD

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    Can I just ask this question that other people maybe thinking, but what happens if things were to go horribly wrong when you start to root the phone not that it will lets all be positive but can you get it back to it's original state if so what procedure would you advise before undertaking this operation
     
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