Some basic questions regarding rooting HTC Aria..


Last Updated: 2010-09-12 23:18:42
  1. mrdoc

    mrdoc Well-Known Member

    1. Does it void the warranty?
    2. Is it possible to go back to original OS?
    3. Would i still have all the original apps once i root?
    Thanks in advance for your time.

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  2. ls377

    ls377 Active Member

    Methinks you are confused about the definition of rooting:)
    Rooting is simply adding superuser access to the device, allowing you to change things (such as install custom roms, which is what you are referring to in 2 and 3). Once you are done, the only change you will notice is the custom recovery (if you rooted using a method that installs one), and that's if you boot into recovery. So, your questions:

    1. Yes (and I mean just rooting). It voids the clause in your warranty that voids if there are hardware or software changes to the phone other than the intended ones (not sure the exact wording obviously lol). However, I have heard that if you do have a problem and don't tell HTC you rooted, they'll still honor it. But I've only heard that, so take it with a grain of salt.

    2. When you root, you will still be on the stock OS. If you install a custom ROM, you can revert back as long as you made a backup.

    3. As long as you're on stock OS, yes. If you change, it depends on the ROM. I use Liberated Aria, and it imported all my apps/contacts/messages/settings. If you go a little more extreme (Cyanogen, for example), you will basically be starting over, like when you took it out of the box. All your paid apps will still be available, you will just have to redownload them.

    I get the impression you are not to familiar with rooting (and if I'm wrong, I apologize), so if you do plan to go ahead, I would go to the XDA Aria forum and look for the NOOB Guide to rooting. This is the method I used, the directions are thorough, and the rest of the thread can help you with any issues you may run in to.

    Sorry if that was more info than you needed, but I hope it helps!
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  3. mrdoc

    mrdoc Well-Known Member

    Thanks.
    No it was not more than needed and yes i am a newbie to smartphone rooting.
    Two more questions..
    1. Does rooting allow me to install third party apps on stock ROM?
    2. Usually "jail breaking" a device allows us to use all paid apps as free. Is that the case here with rooting Aria we well?
  4. ls377

    ls377 Active Member

    1. It doesn't allow you to right away. You either need to install a ROM that allows it or change it yourself (there are directions how to all over the internet) Rooting doesn't change anything on the OS, it just gives you the ability to change things

    If you don't want to go through that trouble, you can always use the SDK, or the Andorid Central Sideload Wonder Machine

    2. Not that I know of. All the paid apps in the market are still paid, so unless you find a free version and sideload it, you still have to pay for it.
  5. mrdoc

    mrdoc Well-Known Member

    wow... I think Sideload wonder machine seems to be the solution of my problem. All i wanted was to be able to install 3rd party apps.

    Has anybody used it personally?

    Thank you Is377 for ur help.
  6. ls377

    ls377 Active Member

    No problem, glad I could help! I used it for a little bit until I finally decided to root, worked great for me.
  7. mrdoc

    mrdoc Well-Known Member

    Is377, did Librated Aria allow u to install 3rd party apps?
  8. ls377

    ls377 Active Member

    No, Liberated is just the stock ROM with the AT&T bloatware apps removed. Unfortunately, that and Cyanogen are the only custom ROM choices out there, so you're either stuck with little customization and doing the rest yourself, or going without Sense and having to start over (although it may be worth it if you're not sold on Sense; I just switched to Cyanogen and thought it was well worth the work to re-set everything up. Personal preference though).
  9. ls377

    ls377 Active Member

    Nevermind, the newest version (R004) does enable sideloading. I think it was just released.
  10. mrdoc

    mrdoc Well-Known Member

    Very nice..
    does it have wifi enabled as well?
  11. ls377

    ls377 Active Member

    As far as I know it does, I haven't used this one personally (the creator posted this version had sideloading) but the version I was using had everything enabled that stock did, so I don't see why it wouldn't.

    Go to the xda site, and under the forum for Aria development (the Aria section is toward the bottom of the forums), look for a thread with a title close to "attn1's liberated aria ROM" (I would post a link but the site seems to be having issues right now). If you work from the last page back, you'll get comments from people who are using this version, and I'm sure they'll be happy to answer any questions regarding it.
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  12. mrdoc

    mrdoc Well-Known Member

    Thanks, will check once their site is back up..

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