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  1. acidbath5546

    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

    Please close thread.
    Best of luck everyone.

    Cheers! And stay positive!

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  2. acidbath5546

    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

    Please close thread...
  3. Reddog80p

    Reddog80p Well-Known Member

    I heard that root should be quite similar to the N1 since the hardware similarities
  4. acidbath5546

    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

    Yeah....that and the Htc Desire...they havent gotten Root on that yet though...
    I have a huge amount of Exploits and Methods from the Eris as well....
    That was a ridiculously hard phone to Root...
  5. Reddog80p

    Reddog80p Well-Known Member

    Yeah I seen over at XDA it was quite a process. I followed the Eris root thread as I almost bought an Eris but decided to just wait since my Vogue has been running android quite well for a while now.
  6. gener1c

    gener1c Well-Known Member

    Hey Acidbath hopefully rooting will go smoother for the incredible than for the eris. I know you guys over at xda took a lot of crap while working on root for the eris. Also I posted the extracted rom over the xda to save some people some time from extracting the rom from the ruu.
  7. Supraman21

    Supraman21 Well-Known Member

    Some one really needs to unlock 720p
    cougar618, clos1084 and AndroidFantic like this.
  8. cuban11182

    cuban11182 Well-Known Member

    Can someone please explaun to me what rooting is? Maybe a website? Is it like jailbreaking?
  9. Smartphone

    Smartphone Well-Known Member

    Root= you control your phone instead of your phone controlling you= jailbreaking.
  10. malice

    malice Well-Known Member

    Android is Linux based. /root is the superuser. Also the lowest file level of the filesystem. If you have /, you have the power to do whatever you want.
  11. scarshapedstar

    scarshapedstar Well-Known Member

    I'd say:

    Rooting = you can do whatever you want with a (more or less) open system. It's like turning on developer mode to give yourself unlimited lives in a game.

    Jailbreaking = you can do whatever you want with a 100% closed system. It's like plugging in a Game Genie.

    Thus the different names :)
  12. Shamrock13

    Shamrock13 Well-Known Member

    I love the way you put that. :D
  13. cuban11182

    cuban11182 Well-Known Member

    Ok, I kinda understand. So I guess my next question is, How can I benefit from rooting my phone? With my iPod Touch all I did was install Installous and try out different apps. I don't develop software, so I don't know if that is something I would need.

    All I would like to do with the phone is use Google Voice, and teather it to my laptop.
  14. deekjx

    deekjx Well-Known Member

    One of the most popular uses for rooting is turning your phone into a wifi hot spot(wifi tethering). Internet access everywhere you have service for your laptop. Saves you a lot of money when you no longer have to pay 50-60 bucks for a WWAN device.

    Another popular use is running custom Roms. Custom roms give the user several benefits. One is when issues get identified and a fix is discovered, you can more often than not correct the issue with a custom rom before the official one is released. They also allow you to completely change the look and feel of your phone.
  15. cuban11182

    cuban11182 Well-Known Member

    I like the idea of the wifi hotspot. I have read different things about that, but I also read that you could get in trouble with VZW if they find you. I won't be downloading torrents or anything on it, just surfing and email.

    What is/are the chances of getting a virus, or god forbid bricking the phone?
  16. malice

    malice Well-Known Member

    I have ran WinMo phones with cooked rooms for 4 years now and never had a problem. If you pay attention to what the people in xda tell you, then you won't brick your phone, and as far as verizon, they will never know. Thing is you will get no support (but thats ok, because your support is now xda!)

    Another benefit of cooked roms on android is that it allows you to store apps on SD. Along with mobile wifi hotspot, etc.
  17. TzuDohNihm

    TzuDohNihm Well-Known Member

    Does rooting for the purpose of tethering somehow mask the data stream going over the network? Seems like it would be quite simple to aggregate average smartphone data usage and pick who is tethering illegally and terminate their accounts.
  18. E.K M3

    E.K M3 Active Member

    I am new to android.
    I am patiently waiting for the Inc. to be shipped :rolleyes:
    Anyway, I heard about term "rooting" before but didn't know benefits or what it does to the phone.
    Thanks for your explanation above, I will look forward to someone roots the Inc. :D
  19. XxICEMAN720xX

    XxICEMAN720xX Well-Known Member

    Patiently looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with for custom roms for the incredible; hopefully it is easily rooted /crosses fingers...
  20. acidbath5546

    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

    I remember Gener1c :) Cheers on that and good to see you around!

    Yeah it was Brutal over in the Eris forums wasnt it? There is always gonna be the ignorant few online so whatcha gonna do :)

    This time will hopefully be different though....

    And for everyone that wants to understand root better...I linked a good tutorial in first post.
  21. malice

    malice Well-Known Member


    Yes sort of. Doesn't matter all that much. I have been streaming for years without being charged. I just stay away from the torrents, and don't use it all that much. I basically use it for weekends away, airports and hotels that dont have free wifi.
  22. LiQUiDBuD

    LiQUiDBuD Well-Known Member

    I'm looking forward to experimenting with you guys and the XDA folks and seeing what all is possible. Can't wait to get my Incredible!
  23. Ender11

    Ender11 Well-Known Member

    Let me root, root, root for the home team
    If they don't win it's a shame......

    Let's get 'er done, boys.:D
  24. aleis

    aleis Well-Known Member

    .:please stay civilized when discussing root.
    Dont be a pain in the root canal when the pro`s work on root!:.
  25. Rhuston502

    Rhuston502 Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to root the phone but keep the sense ui and stock rom, or do you have to run a custom rom once rooted??? thanks
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