rooting your htc sensation 4g

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  1. Markymark2311

    Markymark2311 New Member

    okay so i was looking at some videos and on websites about rooting your phone. and i just wanna know if there is any potentially dangerous stuff that can happen to your phone. or will it be fine as long as you dont download anything stupid. i just wanna know the plus and minuses about rooting your phone.

  2. lucas.childers

    lucas.childers Well-Known Member

    Before I give you the plus or minuses I want to give you some warnings.

    If you are brand new to rooting or Android you need to follow every step of a guide I will give you a link to. Never think you don't need the step, it'll only mess you up.

    Here's a guide link: XDA Guide

    Bricking your device is not a huge hazard with this phone, it is fairly forgiving. Your can mess up and brick it, but the risk is FAIRLY low.

    The biggest and maybe the only plus about rooting is being able to install custom ROMs. If you have spent any time on the root forums you have probably seen Cyanogen Mod which is a custom ROM that is VERY popular.

    The minuses are that you can REALLY mess it up. Installing any OTA updates will revert you to stock or brick your device.

    Another minus is that if your rooted, your warranty is gone. You may be able to take it back, but you will want to unroot first, if you root, you can't rely on your warranty.
  3. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    My main reason in rooting this phone is to get it unlock so I can use it overseas.

    I cant get it unlock unless I root it first right?
  4. lucas.childers

    lucas.childers Well-Known Member

    I have never had to unlock a phone, but I think if you take it into a T-Mobile store or the carrier of your choice (assuming the radios are right) you can get it unlocked. I don't think you need to root it.
  5. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    I see. My wife have the HTC Sensation on the prepaid plan with no data. Yah, if I can get it unlock so I can use that phone overseas, then that is all I need. But I wonder if I go to a T-mobile store that would just do it like that.

    For me, I have rooted my 3D and I can give her my free data.
  6. lucas.childers

    lucas.childers Well-Known Member

    Yea. Try going into a T-Mobile store, I heard somewhere that if you want it unlocked they will do it.
  7. chong67

    chong67 Well-Known Member

    I call T-mobile yesterday night. Tell them I want to get my phone unlock so I use it overseas. I give her all the detail and this AM, I got my unlock code and how to do it.

    Luckly I got a foreign SIM card so I can unlock it tonight.

    It was very uneventful. Nothing to it. I thought they would just say no.

    It will unlock to foreign carrier only right? What about unlock for use with ATT? That I have to get it rooted first?
  8. lucas.childers

    lucas.childers Well-Known Member

    As long as the radio's are right, get a AT&T SIM card you should be fine.

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