Why Root D2?


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  1. small205

    small205 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Why should I root my D2? Are all roots the same? What are the best ones? Thanks for your help.
     

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  2. JDunc

    JDunc Well-Known Member

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    Alot more customizing, wi-fi tethering, and access to more files would probably be the top reasons.
     
  3. pool_shark

    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    You seem to be confusing root with ROM.
     
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    small205 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    what is the difference between ROM and root? sounds like ROM would be better.
     
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    cableguynoe Well-Known Member

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    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;)

    http://androidforums.com/eris-all-things-root/45242-rooting-q.html
     
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    small205 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    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.
     
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    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    small205 Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    can you root from the phone or do you have to get the pc involved?
     
  9. Thornfullessrose

    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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    you have to use pc for droid 2. no one-click rooting for it yet.
     
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    pool_shark Well-Known Member

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    Thornfullessrose Well-Known Member

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    Im officially out of the loop....:(

    lol:)
     
  12. diab0lik

    diab0lik New Member

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    I think the short answer is that if you have to ask, then you probably should not.
     
  13. TozyJay

    TozyJay Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    Montuhotep Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  15. cjnewlon

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    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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