General Planning to Root. Don't update. Something may be coming.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jeffyo, Dec 10, 2009.

  1. jeffyo

    jeffyo Well-Known Member
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    I stumbled across this, not sure it's source or validity.

    Found here

    If nothing comes by the end of the year I suppose updating wouldn't be a problem since the next major update doesn't come until Jan or later.

    For now, I'll be holding off on the update and waiting to see what happens. I've got no real issues with the phone currently so update or not doesn't matter to me. It doesn't really address many major issues I would like to be addressed.
     

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  2. rigamrts

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    the two major forums i found that are activly searching for root xda and android central both have the update and are playing with it. hopefully they'll have us a way soon. thier excited over there cause it's the whole rom not just the 6 megs verizon said it would be LOL
     
  3. jeffyo

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    Sounds like this may come to fruition sooner than later.
     
  4. alexhendershott

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    Fingers crossed. I'm not touching this update in hope the next few days something will surface.

    HTC's leaked Hero 2.1 ROM is going on my Eris as soon as possible.
     
  5. moneymon82

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    I'm noob to this but what is "rooted" is it the same as jailbreak?
     
  6. pjsockett

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    I may be wrong on this but the ruu for the update is what root is being created from so why wouldn't it work if you update. Second, from what I have read about 2.1, its not even close to usable for cdma devices yet. There are a lot of basic features that don't function on the Sprint hero because the leak was for the gsm version.
     
  7. jeffyo

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    My experience is, if you update and the root is created from the update then to root you generally have to down grade to before the update. I suppose its a step saver for the future. My G1 was like that when I rooted it. Root can allow you to install apps to the SD card and disable stock services you don't want or use.
     
  8. jeffyo

    jeffyo Well-Known Member
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    Bump. What's the status?
     
  9. rigamrts

    rigamrts Well-Known Member
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    updating won't hurt anything cause it's a small patch. now 2.0 is another monster. they are using the ruu that verizon gave us to slap the rooted core to the phone just need to get the signature right.
     

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