Rooting a droid?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by reggie16, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. reggie16

    reggie16 Well-Known Member
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    im getting my droid in a few days and i was wondering how hard it is to root a phone? and what are the risks?? Thanks Im new dont be too rought
     

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  2. sohc sti

    sohc sti Well-Known Member
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    There's a thread going right now with your answers. Just search.
     
  3. Shroomzor

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    It is really easy.
    Download a premade update.zip file, put it on your sd card and go into recovery and update.
    Takes about 5mins tops.
     
  4. reggie16

    reggie16 Well-Known Member
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    about how dangerous is it?
     
  5. Barbara

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    It depends on the rooter. Several posters have been very successful. At least two that I'm aware of had problems and could no longer get their phones to boot up. One of those two went back to the Verizon store and they fixed it without cost.
     
  6. CRPercodani

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    The rooting process isn't really dangerous at all, but if you go and mess around with stuff then you can potentially brick your Droid. I suggest you read up on it first, there is a ton of info already available.
     
  7. messenger13

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    In short: "rooting" is not the dangerous part. It's what you do to the files once you have access to them. :cool: Learn from others' mistakes, and be smart. You should be fine. Um . . . . . . should. :eek: :D
     
  8. eeraider

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    I think that there is a misconception about what "rooting" a phone acutally does. Think of it as changing from a standard user password account on a computer to an admin account that has full read/write access. This is what "rooting" a phone actually does. It simply allows the user to have "Super User" or SU access to the phone. After you root a phone, it will not run any faster, or anything else after you just perform the root procedure. You simply now will have the ability to change files and permissions that you where locked out of before. Much like with any computer, there are several files that should not be changed and where locked for a reason.

    So long story short, rooting is not a magical experience that will totally transform your phone. Rooting is the door that must be opened to make these changes.
     
  9. tmette

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    VERY well put!
     
  10. johflo88

    johflo88 Well-Known Member
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    yes indeed! we need more knowledgeable people like him on this community.
     
  11. reggie16

    reggie16 Well-Known Member
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    okayy thanks
     

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