General Rooting question

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jhart15063, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. jhart15063

    jhart15063 Member
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    If i rooted my eris would i be able to get apps2sd, livewallpapers and overclocking without a custom rom?
     

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  2. cableguynoe

    cableguynoe Well-Known Member
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    I'm a cableguy....really
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    All roms are custom. Some are just closer to stock than others.
    Yes, you can get all 3 of those... but you'll have to experiment with different roms
     
  3. erisuser1

    erisuser1 Well-Known Member
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    Well, most of the ROMs that are available spring into being by having a dev start with a stock release and modifying it.

    So, without any loss of generality, the answer to your question is yes. But, it does take some amount of specialized knowledge to both know what to do, and make sure that you don't mess anything up - that requires you to become a bit of a ROM dev yourself to accomplish the goals you mentioned. For instance, overclocking requires a new kernel to be put in place; that implies unpacking the boot partition, re-packaging it, and flashing it to your phone.

    You will find it far easier to install someone else's ROM than it is to gain the knowledge necessary to do all those steps.

    I'm not trying to discourage you if your goal is to become a dev, or learn about the underpinnings of Android - but what you are suggesting is probably 30-100x more effort than finding a ROM which meets your needs and simply utilizing that.

    eu1
     
  4. jhart15063

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    so i could just install (flash?) a ROM that supports all of those things after i root my phone, and ill be good to go?
     
  5. Frisco

    Frisco =Luceat Lux Vestra=
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    If you're rooted, yes. You'll probably change your mind about live wallpapers.. maybe not.. but probably. ;)

    Here's the ROM I use..

    [ROM 7/3/2010] xtrROM3.0.1 [apps2sd,jit,lwp,nav,oc]-Vanilla that embraces HTC - xda-developers

    Here's a list of many popular ROMs..

    Known Droid Eris Roms, Patches and Hacks - UPDATED 05-11-2010 - xda-developers

    Here's the "rooting q & a".. very helpful for new to rooting people..

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-eris/45242-rooting-q.html
     

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