Thinking of Rooting *Question/Help*


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  1. jdugan26

    jdugan26 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hey guys I am thinking of rooting my EVO with stock 2.2. I want to make it run faster, and I know that rooting it and I think flashing it will make it run lightning quick. That's what I'm aiming for. What are the pros and cons
     

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    jdugan26 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    I use 4g quite a bit and I don't want to lose that. I also have NEVER done anything like this before and I am a little nervous. I just want to know if it's worth doing or not. And I think I was wrong in my previous post, overclocking makes it faster correct? lol
     
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    tsipa Well-Known Member

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    Pros - No Bloatware, faster, better battery life, free wifi tether, custom framework and ability to use YOUR phone however YOU want to use it.

    Cons - None.

    All sense based ROMs have working 4G. CM6 is AOSP and it lacks 4G, hdmi and FM. Removing bloatware, overclocking and custom kernels/ROMs all make the phone work faster.
     
  4. uminchu

    uminchu Well-Known Member

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    Sorry, I'm not trying to be a snob here, but I ask that you please take a little time and skim through the umpteen threads that already discuss your exact question. Afterward, if you have any specific questions or get confused, you'll find lots of helpful people here.

    Here's a head start:

    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/129648-quick-intro-rooting-those-new-rooting.html
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all...-proof-root-guide-nand-unlock-adb-update.html
    http://androidforums.com/evo-4g-all-things-root/165073-newby-android-rooting-question.html
     
  5. wake69

    wake69 Well-Known Member

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    rooting is def worth it, i get 2x battery life and have access to all kinds of cool stuff like swype and such. I lost root for a while when my first evo broke and hated it. Let me know if you have any questions. I am happy to help
     
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  6. novox77

    novox77 Leeeroy Jennnkinnns! VIP Member

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    If you're nervous about rooting, you need to research more. Keep reading and learning. Over time, you'll know exactly what the benefits and drawbacks of rooting are.

    I'll also point you to the sticky thread in this subforum. Tons of great info for people wanting to learn more about rooting.
     
  7. thumperyz69

    thumperyz69 Well-Known Member

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    I second everything else said except Swype does not require root and it *is* the killer app IMHO. :D

    I will probably be rooting this weekend.

    T
     
  8. jdugan26

    jdugan26 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    thanks everyone for the info, greatly appreciated!
     

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