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  1. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Ok, so I searche around, and nothing specific was really given, so I am making a new thread. My apologies if I did not see what I need, as I am notoriously bad at searching for physical things, and I see no reason that would not apply to digital things. :p

    Wat are the real downfalls of rooting? The reason I want to root is for the ability to make my phone a wifi hotspot, as that would be tremendously useful. However, if this compromises my phone's usability, I cannot do it beause the phone is my business lifeline. I read there are "some problems" that can arise with root, but what are they, exactly?

    Also, can I root on the current 1.5 version?* Or is that not possible. I read the guide, buy was sort of confused it that was just for that 2.1 version because it was preferable, or because it was the only choice. I need google voice to work flawlessly, and from reports with 2.1, it does not, so again, this could kill it for me.

    Thanks,
    Nkk , who despite this post is actually pretty technologically adept

    *EDIT: I know I can root while on 1.5, but can I keep it as 1.5 after rooting?
     

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    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

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    Best Post I have read all DAY!
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  3. nkk

    nkk Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Sarcasm much? :p From what I have read (and your guide status), you could possibly help me, or at least point me to the resources I am guessing I missed.

    Nkk
     
  4. GrdLock

    GrdLock Well-Known Member

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    I suppose we COULD create an image with 1.5 + root, but I doubt anyone's gonna do that. 1.5 is old news. :)

    There's an older version of Google Voice, .2 I think or somethin, that works flawlessly.

    Why do you need GV to work "flawlessly" anyways? You do know that dialing out with GV still uses your minutes, right?
     
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    nkk Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Yes, I know. It would be really nice, however, if my google voice number was the only one the people I work with see. I could live without, but it would be if everything else works well.

    Anyway, I am rooting in a day or two (when I find time) if tere are no other problems. Now that there seems to be a way for me to go back to 1.5, there really does not seem to be a downside.

    -Nkk
     
  6. jcase

    jcase Well-Known Member

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    Someone remind me this weekend, I will do a 1.5 + root. I have a 1.5 downgrade rom linked somewhere on this forum and on xda.
     
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  7. acidbath5546

    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah sarcastic as charged....When I saw your post earlier you must of been editing it, because it only showed it saying " Ok, so I s"
    So thats what I was responding to :)

    But yeah gotta agreee with Grdlock, 1.5 is semi old is that fashion, and besides the google voice issue...no real other reason.

    And yeah there really isnt a downside for you to Root, there are some pretty nice roms out there :)

    Sorry for the sarcasm earlier....just poking fun ;)
     
  8. acidbath5546

    acidbath5546 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, just post it in the sticky and will make sure its linked and added to 1st post for everyone to see :)
     
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    nkk Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Thanks. ;)
    Fair enough. I accidentally hit enter while typing, so my post was submitted prematurely. :)

    -Nkk
     
  10. screennamie

    screennamie Well-Known Member

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    Ya know, they make a cream for that. :D
     

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