Paying someone to root my phone.


Last Updated: 2012-01-29 08:03:01
  1. TheRealAshland

    TheRealAshland Well-Known Member

    Ok, so i have a serve case of adhd. and i do not want to BRICK my phone. I met a guy at my store who had a rooted cyanogenmod 6. ON his EVO. So now I want it. So I found a guy to do if for 20. Says he can't go lower in price because he uses a program that he pays a membership for. Is this legit or not? Thanks

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  2. wrapkgb

    wrapkgb Well-Known Member

    Defiantly a scam... There is absolutely no program that requires a membership to root your phone. If you follow Matlocks http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/194918-rooting-dummies-extras.html he breaks it all down for you. Its so easy a caveman can do it! Trust me save your money read up a little bit and do it your self. It wil also provide with some valuable information that will benefit you if you ever have any problems. Remember there are always tons of people here willing to help as well!!
  3. SoFLO

    SoFLO Guest

    A program to root that requires membership? BS. There's plenty of resources online to do it yourself like the tutorial linked above. If you do decide to do it yourself my advice is don't rush it.
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  4. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Well-Known Member

    Post your city and I bet one of the forum members would do it for you for free.

    I would.

    But I can't help you cuz I don't have an evo yet. I can do a moment for you though. :D
  5. TheRealAshland

    TheRealAshland Well-Known Member

    Haha Thanks

    But I am in the south Atlanta area
  6. takirb

    takirb Well-Known Member

    Wow, a membership? for ROOTING? He must be one of those special inductees that was admitted into the elite club of "The Internet". I'll do it for ya' for $19 :) j/k I'm not in ATL, but if i was i'd do it for free right in front of that guy, takes like 10 min and you basically click "next next finish".
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  7. Matlock

    Matlock Well-Known Member

    If you have any problems while Rooting, or need anything before or after. Hit me up and I'll help you with whatever you need.
  8. ovrrdrive

    ovrrdrive Well-Known Member

    It shouldn't be hard to find someone in Atlanta to help.

    *bump*
  9. SouthernEvo

    SouthernEvo Well-Known Member

    I really think the idea of paying someone to root your phone is a really really bad idea . For starters it costs nothing for the program used to root the EVO . Also without you understanding the root process or how the software is loaded and swapped around . If something happens to your phone and you need to bring it in for a insurance claim you have no knowledge on how to revert the phone back to original condition providing the issue you are having Sprint might say you have a rooted phone and refuse replacement . You should spend some quality time reading and understanding how this is all done and how to properly back up your phone as well as restore it . Also in the long run it will be more rewarding to yourself since you did the root and software changes yourself . Just my two cents
  10. michellelynn81

    michellelynn81 New Member

    I am totally NOT a techie, but after spending a few hours reading through everything I could find, especially the ROOTING FOR DUMMIES + EXTRAS, I was able to root my phone, quickly and painlessly using Unrevoked. It was so easy, I wish I had done it when I bought the phone in August. At the moment I'm flashing Cyanogen Mod and it appears to be going smoothly. If you just read up on it, you can totally do it yourself!
  11. surfologist87

    surfologist87 Well-Known Member

    Yeah, these are all good points. You need to know how to do it yourself, just in case you need to unroot for taking it in.

    Ive rooted a couple of friends evos, all they wanted was wireless tethering, so i hooked them up and made a backup and showed them a few basics..
    If they ever have any problems i just told them to let me know so i can un do it for them.

    But yeah, dont pay lol
  12. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Member

    follow the rooting for dummies and you be fine i was a complete noob to all this and followed step by step and when in doubt wait and ask on the thread it was very very easy since then i rooted like 50 evo for co workers and other ppl
  13. IOWA

    IOWA Mr. Logic Pants Moderator

    I'm willing to help over voice as a walk through. Donations are always appreciated, but never required ;-)
  14. cookie_monster

    cookie_monster Well-Known Member

    i like oyur screen name IOWA cause i am from iowa but love that you live in chi lol
  15. TheRealAshland

    TheRealAshland Well-Known Member

    ok, my pone is rooted by andriod market is not showing up nor is rom manager and a few other things...
  16. wake69

    wake69 Well-Known Member


    reflash the rom wiping only caches and you should be ok, but if you get a lot of fcs you may need to wipe data as well
  17. Shanes8822

    Shanes8822 New Member

    NC Greenvillein live I want to get my phone rooted but can't do it myself I was told by a guy that fixed my laptop he could for 75 dollars and that seemed really steep can anyone help me out?
  18. new optimus

    new optimus Well-Known Member

    ya, most of it could be done using team viewer and just talking you through what is needed.

    I am usually on most evenings check out team viewer make sure you want to go that route and pm me if you want.
  19. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    it is really not that hard. please just read the http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...ooting-dummies-guide-gingerbread-edition.html. and try it yourself. plus you have this great forum here it help you if need be. when you are rooted it is a good idea to know what you are doing to your phone. if you do not learn now then there is a higher risk of you bricking your phone. but like i said there are ton of members here that are more then willing to help you out if you. first step is to read, read again, then read some more. read the guide fully and then if you have questions please feel free ask here.
  20. disc golfin

    disc golfin Well-Known Member

    I believe Shanes8822 is in the wrong forum,

    His title says HTC Inspire
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  21. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!! Moderator

    LOL i totally missed that:eek: yes do not follow the guide because revolutionary will not work on your phone.

    @Shanes8822 i would post your help over at the inspire rooting section. here is the link:
    Inspire 4G - All Things Root - Android Forums

    but my statement still applies. rooting your phone does take some know how. please do the research to root your phone. rooting it yourself will give you knowledge that will help you out when you run into issues or problems. having someone else do it for you will just open up more issues for you and you could end up bricking your phone, if you do not know what you are doing.
  22. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    I live in Athens and if you wanna meet me somewhere in the middle I'll do it for free. If you haven't found anyone else by the 25th of Feb I'll be in ATL
  23. argedion

    argedion The TechnoFrog VIP Member

    It's your phone in the end you will do what you want to do. However Ocn makes a strong argument right here. You should know how to access the area's of the phone that make rooting the joy of rooting. Our Rooting For Dummies Gingerbread edition will give you the straight forward way to do things. It is not tasking or time consuming. Besides No Other forum in the world will support you like this on.
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  24. LittleRedDot

    LittleRedDot Well-Known Member

    I think, if you really aren't comfortable doing it yourself, you should find someone who knows how to do it and will meet you and walk you through the process. If you watched someone go from stock phone to rooted with custom rom/kernel/scripts etc, you will have the confidence to do it all yourself.... over, and over, and over, and over again :)

    I think that most people who have successfully rooted, and have thus become flash-a-holics, would be more than willing to help you in person, for free (provided location and schedules permit). I don't see anyone here wanting money to help you, and we're all here for every step of the process!

    Have a little faith in yourself!
  25. ianreecej

    ianreecej Member

    There are risks to rooting and idk about you but i found it kinda complicated and didn't want to risk messing up my phone, but i wanted to get better battery life, delete all the bloatware and really customize my phone. if you choice to root and mess it up your phone can be bricked aka a paperweight because thats all it will be good for. like i said though the positive is extended battery life, complete control over your phone, remove all the bloatware apps, customize your interface, get free wifi tethering, etc...

    so i went looking for a someone to do it... however that being said i didn't want to send my phone to a random person on craigslist. i finally found a company that roots phones very cheaply. Their website is www.rootwizards.com i filled out the form and they contacted me right away. They guaranteed the root so there was no risk. here is there contact info (848) 228-3595 email rootwizards@gmail.com

    hope this helps good luck

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