Root Question holding me back from rooting.

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Hand76, Jun 28, 2010.

  1. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    Right now there is little that I look forward to with rooting. Obviously the icing on the rooting cake would be in hopes to get a froyo rom sooner rather than later. But one question and concern I have with that is when a froyo rom comes it will remove sense? Meaning stuff like facebook contacts syncing will no longer work?

    Did I get that right?
     

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  2. Pacific

    Pacific Well-Known Member
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    A dev created froyo probably won't, but the actual HTC version may be leaked out in advance of the ota update. I think its worth the root just to use the led as a flashlight IMO.
     
  3. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    But will there be a froyo rom that includes sense that won't remove root?
     
  4. Ru83n

    Ru83n Well-Known Member
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    but if you root right now u wont lose sense unless you get a rom that doesn't have sense so why not just root :) u get wireless tether!
     
  5. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    I don't have a need for tethering. If I was to root now the only thing I would do is remove a few installed apps.

    I am just looking ahead to when froyo is released that I will not lose out on key sense features just for the sake of installing it early.

    I just was not sure if there would be a froyo rom released that will include sense and not close root.
     
  6. mb01

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    soon as there is an easier root method, there would be no reason to NOT root. having a custom recovery alone to do full backups of your phone is priceless to me. its not like you lose anything from root anyways. its a complete win in every aspect. like someone said before, when you root youre not obligated to flash a new rom. all it does is open superuser permissions to do whatever you want. no drawbacks. and vanilla android does have a level of facebook syncing, but none of the current roms support it. that is one thing im waiting for.
     
  7. crackers8199

    crackers8199 Well-Known Member
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    i'm still trying to decide if i want to root, been putting it off...is there a way to go back to stock and remove root if i decide i want to sell the phone or need to send it back for any reason?
     
  8. PokerMunkee

    PokerMunkee Active Member
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    I agree, the LED flashlight is worth the hassle alone. I've used the wireless tethering a bunch since my "free" Internet connection went away when the neighbors moved :(
     
  9. Jonamerica

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    So far with my rooted phone I've:

    • Removed bloat (CityTD, Teeter, HtcTwitter, Facebook, QuickOffice, etc.)
    • Backed up the phone using Nandroid and Titanium Backup
    • Setup Wifi tethering
    • Gone AdFree
    • Installed a new boot animation (a very geeky one at that)
    Root also gives you full control over CPU speed, cache, hardware, etc. It's easy and well worth it!
     
  10. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    Guys I appreciate the responses and I know no one had a crystal ball but no one has answered my main question yet.

    Do you think there will be a rom with froyo that has everything htc sense has? Basically all the bells and whistles of the official htc 2.2 update that has only been tweaked to not lock you out of root?
     
  11. Jonamerica

    Jonamerica Well-Known Member
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    Eventually.
     
  12. Hand76

    Hand76 Guest

    Ok guys I hope so thanks again.

    Just went ahead and rooted, so I guess I just have to wait and see what the future brings.
     
  13. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Well-Known Member
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    I rooted my phone, but this is also my concern. The only thing I've done to it so far is installed wireless tethering and titanium back up.

    How does one go back after they rooted their Incredible? Is it even possible? I know if they release an OTA that they usually close the root and basically disable it, but I'm just wondering if I can go back to nonrooted.
     
  14. Pacific

    Pacific Well-Known Member
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    There's a thread that goes over restoring the phone back to stock from diegomejia somewhere in here. It should probably be stickied.
     

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