Support To Root or not to Root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by AlexC8710, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. AlexC8710

    AlexC8710 Member
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    So, to be honest, I am not sure what rooting is. So here is my questions...
    1. What is rooting?
    2. What does it do?
    3. What are the pros?
    4. What are the cons?
    5. What is the best way/software/program to do it? (least glitches, problems, ect.)
    6. Does it hamper updates from Verizon?
    7. Does it mess with the wireless service?
    8. Does it mess with app compatibility?
    9. Anything else that I did not ask that I should know/would want to know?

    Thank you very much for taking your time to answer these questions...I think it would help a lot of people who are wondering the same thing!
    -Alex
     

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  2. Ivanhead

    Ivanhead Well-Known Member
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    I want an answer too! Thanks for the question
     
  3. Xritam

    Xritam Well-Known Member
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    1. rooting gives you root access to the phone which mean's you have full access to all of the files on the phone more or less.
    2. it exploits code to give you supper user access
    3. custom rom's, easy skinning, apk ports, overclocking, ect.
    4. voided warranty ( can be un voided with unroot), you brick, you burn out your cpu on your phone.
    5. Obtaining Root | Root Your Droid makes rooting extremely easy
    6. i honestly don't know if the root turn's OTA off but its easy to turn off
    7. not to my knowledge
    8. the root won't
    9. if you do this get nandroid and try to do normal back ups to prevent bricking with custom rom's Full System Backup Using Nandroid | Root Your Droid
     
  4. tangomango

    tangomango Well-Known Member
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    @Xitam: If I'm JUST rooting, do I need nandroid for recovery? I just want to root so I can try out this feature that allows you to record vids at higher quality.
     
  5. huytung

    huytung Well-Known Member
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    if u root then it's best to get sprecovery cause that what backs up your droid in case anything goes wrong
     

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