Last Updated: Oct 13,2010
Why should I root my D2? Are all roots the same? What are the best ones? Thanks for your help.
Alot more customizing, wi-fi tethering, and access to more files would probably be the top reasons.
You seem to be confusing root with ROM.
what is the difference between ROM and root? sounds like ROM would be better.
Small, below is some information on rooting. Read up on it. You need to understand what it is before you consider doing it.
There is a LOT more information on this if you just search, this is just something i found quickly.
Dont worry about what a rom is right now. It's rooting you want to understand. Once you understand that, then you'll know what a rom is
that's what I thought root was and then I saw some stuff about ROM's and that threw a monkey wrench into everything. rooting would be the best thing for D2 given all the unnecessary apps.
you can remove alot of unwanted apps. (Root Explorer) i couldnt wait to do that once i got my d2. there were just a bunch of bloatware apps on here. you will be able to manage your processor speeds. (SetCPU) like i made mine 800mhz MIN and 1000mhz MAX so its even snappier.
can you root from the phone or do you have to get the pc involved?
you have to use pc for droid 2. no one-click rooting for it yet.
Actually there is a one click method available.
1 click root method of D2 works flawlessly! - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
Even when there wasn't there was a method that did not required the PC.
Much simpler guide for rooting (no pc required) - Droid Forum - Verizon Droid & the Motorola Droid Forum
Im officially out of the loop....
I think the short answer is that if you have to ask, then you probably should not.
Everybody has to start somewhere.
There are resources available to take you from being a casual cell phone user to rooting your phone in very little time. Mr. Google is your friend, as well as the rooting resources available right here at this site.
I haven't rooted yet mainly because I haven't had enough spare time to sit and down and focus, but I plan to eventually.
I have the Droud X. I also had a Palm Pre Plus as a business phone for the free wifi tethering. I actually sold my D1 and bought that piece of crap. Well, yesterday, I bight a D2 as my business phone, and the Palm Pre Plus goes to my niece. Mailing it out today. I bought the D2 from Craigslist, and the guy rooted it for me. Yay! Free wifi tethering on a device I actually like. It could never replace my stock 2.2 DX, but the D2 rocks! Especially with the root.
I have my D2 rooted and am using a boot strapper for backup and recovery......definitely recommend looking at several forums before doing. I had my D1 rooted and it took a lot more effort and research rooting my D2. Be careful and have fun
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