Last Updated: Jun 01,2010
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Best of luck everyone.
Cheers! And stay positive!
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I heard that root should be quite similar to the N1 since the hardware similarities
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...
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.
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.
Some one really needs to unlock 720p
Can someone please explaun to me what rooting is? Maybe a website? Is it like jailbreaking?
Root= you control your phone instead of your phone controlling you= jailbreaking.
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.
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
I love the way you put that.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
I am new to android.
I am patiently waiting for the Inc. to be shipped
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.
Patiently looking forward to seeing what you guys come up with for custom roms for the incredible; hopefully it is easily rooted /crosses fingers...
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.
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.
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!
Let me root, root, root for the home team
If they don't win it's a shame......
Let's get 'er done, boys.
.lease stay civilized when discussing root.
Dont be a pain in the root canal when the pro`s work on root!:.
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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