Last Updated: Jul 27,2010
Wow well if you want to void you're warranty then root all you want at least you won't go to jail.
PROTIP: Flash the Verizon RUU when you return the phone. Then it will be like you never rooted, and you get to keep your warranty!
Totally agree yeah it voids your warranty but as soon as you flash it back to stock via RUU than it wont be void anymore. There is no way they can tell you ever rooted your phone when you go back to stock and if you possibly cant go back to stock or even load the bootloader or recovery than your phone wont even work for them to turn it on and check so its a win win situation to root dont be scared
Just dont be an idiot and try to return your phone when its still rooted thats a big no no
Haha thanks but I've only had this phone for 2 months I don't want to brick it.
I think people are scared of bricking too much. It doesnt happen if you dont go out of your way to mess it up. Its not a, run this process and theres a 37.87928% chance of bricking your phone, its a run this process and dont mess around with adb commands until you know what your doing kinda thing.
I'm reading the all root posts now so see if it's hard and what it is about.
Rooting these days has become tremendously easy. Here is a thread from the Root sub-forum:
And this is possibly the best/easiest method:
Over at XDA, the devs are pissed at us here because we baby people about how to root and we answer all their questions... I told them that answering their questions fully is what a forum is all about. This a community that will help you no matter what and thats what I love about it. Sorry for thread jacking, its just bishop's post reminded me of it
Wow, I hadn't read that. I agree, that's what I interpret the purpose of a forum to be. Granted, the folks over at XDA-Developers are who makes a significant percentage of what we do possible; but I don't see the harm in standing on their shoulders and sharing. Unless; of course, the dev specifically requests something of the sort.
posted this in a thread earlier and bares repeating.......... I have still yet to hear of anyone who has "actually" bricked their phone...... Ive hear alot of people say they have when they havent...... they just needed to do a few things to fix what they done......... but I dont think anyone has "actually" bricked an eris yet
unlike the droidX where there have been numerous bricks already at $600 a pop
Why get pissed off at another fourm when their just helping out people.
Exactly, we are doing what they are not
The most I'm confused about rooting is knowing custom roms.
Evil Eris is a nice one to start with. Most people (like andrizoid) that are creating the ROMs will usually post some screen captures, and include all the information you need to know about their ROM in their thread. Once you have root access; flashing the ROMs is a snap.
Awesome I think I might wait awhile though until I really understand rooting. It seems like a long process.
Well then, I guess we owe them an apology. Apparently they only want tech savvy people rooting their phones so they can feel superior because they have a bit of knowledge that other people don't. Typical "IT guy" mentality. I'm glad I don't post over there.
It's probably easier than you might be thinking. Agreed though, do a little reading up on the subject. Plenty of very capable forum members around here, so you won't be all alone... (insert wolf howl).
Though I do agree with them to some extent; I agree more with you on this. Is it frustrating at times when people really have no clue and have done no research on rooting their phone? Absolutely. But as long as they are willing to learn, why not help? We all have to start somewhere.
And even on the Droid X most of those bricks have happened from removing system apps to where they now have an update.zip to fix that.
yes I should have clarified that......... there were a few bricks initially before they found a root method...... after that all of the bricks have been because of people trying to customize by removing or modifying system apps........ and Im sure once they crack the bootloader and manage a way to flash roms there wont be any bricks or very few at least........
the point was I dont think anyone has ever truely bricked an Eris...... while other phones are not so lucky
I was actually trying to solidify your point that bricking a phone is extremely hard to do.
I don't believe that I've ever seen a comment here that rooting was not legal, it's only been stated that it voids your warranty - which is not the same thing.
I haven't heard so much that rooting is illegal, but I've heard it a LOT when it comes to jailbreaking iPhone OS. Predominantly, its because they heard you can get apps for free with a jailbreak. So they always say "NO DON'T. IT ILLEGAL." Downloading paid apps for is illegal of course, but the jailbreak itself, isn't. Of course, us Android users can download apps for free regardless, since we are allowed to install 3rd party apps.
By that logic, our entire OS is illegal.
It's absolutely ridiculous for this to have even gone as far as it did! I mean for anyone to have even considered making it illegal to root your device? As soon as you pay for it is YOUR device. Thats like making it illegal to change the motor in your car.
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