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  1. kemo1990

    kemo1990 Well-Known Member

    updates probably wont be coming to ATT for a few more months, I rooted my evo v 4g before but this is a contract phone so im paranoid about rooting it. Should I just do it or wait for the updates

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  2. jhawkkw

    jhawkkw Chinchillin' Moderator

    It's usually better to root sooner because updates may close exploits used to obtain root. Once that happens, rooting may be impossible until a new exploit is found. Once you are rooted, an app like Voodoo OTA Rootkeeper can help protect your root so that you don't lose it when you update.
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  3. t3chn0s1s

    t3chn0s1s Member

    I too debated on this very subject for a short while. However, with AT&T you could grow old and die waiting for updates. AT&T seems to have a quicker track record updating HTC devices than Samsung. For example, the Vivid was the first carrier device to receive ICS. So, I decided I'd rather not wait for AT&T to take its sweet old time for getting us 4.2.2 and I went the whole way.... umlocked the bootloader, root, s-off and supercid and I couldn't be happier. There is nothing to be paranoid about, contract or not. There is SO much info on XDA/Google search and YouTube on HOW to unlock the bootloader, achieve root, s-off and supercid that you'd have to be completely illiterate to not figure it out. Plus, if you root and gain s-off you can always reverse the bootloader to an 'untampered', locked state again and return to bone stock if you ever need to send it in for repair. I say take the plunge. You won't regret it.
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  4. scotty85

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    definately get s off now,while you can. after youve gotten s off,you can stay completely stock and recieve OTAs,if you wish(tho thats not much fun ;))

    with s off,you can ALWAYS easily re root,and you can also eliminate the relocked watermark your left with if you stay s on. s-off lets you get back to 100% stock,s-on,locked,wich may be important for a phone you may want to trade in someday ;)
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  5. kemo1990

    kemo1990 Well-Known Member

    alright thanks guys, will do it when i get back in today
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  6. clsA

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    I'll assume everything went as planned ?
    No problems/questions ?
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  7. kemo1990

    kemo1990 Well-Known Member

    actually doing it tomorrow. is there a rom that has 4.2 4.3 and zoe/blinkfeed minus the att bloatware?
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  9. kemo1990

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