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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by mwhindy, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. mwhindy

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    Okay so I have managed to kill an entire morning reading te forums. Don't worry m a government employees so it's okay. Anyway I've seen countless threads about how to root the droind but none that say exactly why you would want t do this. Ill admit I'm new to the Droid world so maybe I'm just clueless but if it's something thatt will make my Droid kick more ass I'm game:)

    PS. Pleas excuse typos. I'm still getting used t the keyboard
     

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  2. eclipsed4utoo

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    try this..

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/82742-all-new-guide-all-things-root-related.html

    or this...

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/111727-so-i-rooted-now-what.html

    There are a number of other threads in the rooting forum on the benefits of rooting.

    http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/index11.html

    For me, the benefit was overclocking. after you have like 50 apps installed, the phone can start slowing down(with things running in the background and services). I just overclocked my phone today to 1.2ghz...which makes it just as fast as my Nexus One.
     
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  3. mwhindy

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    Okay so questions answered. Since it will void the warranty I guess it is not an option for me
     
  4. eclipsed4utoo

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    yes, it does void the warranty. However, if you run into a problem, you can unroot the phone so you can send it back to Verizon...

    How To: Unroot the Motorola Droid | TheUnlockr
     
  5. Spike760

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    I was always scared to root my phone because it voids the warranty and I was always scared of bricking. But when I found out you could get Froyo I couldn't resist. I don't regret it at all either!

    There's really no disadvantage or reason why you shouldn't root your phone. Right now with Froyo you'll get Flash Player, Tethering, Apps to SD card, etc. Plus as mentioned before you can overclock the processor which is pretty cool.

    Just make sure you make a backup of whatever you have on your phone before rooting, that way in case you do mess up, you can restore it to what you had.
    It happened to me, and I forgot to make a backup that time, so I had to restore my phone to about a week ago, so I lost a couple free apps I downloaded, and my phone log and messages were a bit messed up, but nothing too bad!
     
  6. eclipsed4utoo

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    In reference to backup up, once you backup, GET IT OFF THE SD CARD. 1 day after I rooted my phone, my SD card crapped out which forced my to have to format it....so I lost my original backup. It's not that big of a deal though.
     
  7. mwhindy

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    Hey guys thanks for the replies. I'm going to do some more reading and make sure I know what I'm doing before I get started. I'm pretty new to this sort of stuff so....
     

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