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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by darwinsreject, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. darwinsreject

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    hello all, i have been searching the net all day, and have found conflicting information about rooting.

    to start off with i must stress in a total noob here, and have no idea what im doing, i have read a few guides, and some speak of running jelly bean on a wildfire S. then i read about different bits of software that i need, different roms, doing back-ups etc..

    i am now more confused then before i started.

    could someone please tell me what is possible, in really simple terms.

    1. i would like to run jelly bean
    2. i would to free up enough space to make my phone usable
    3. is rooting legal?
    4. how badly can things go doing this? can i kill my phone?
    5. and finally i have seen 10's of different rom names, do they all do differant things?

    thanks in advance
     

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    thank you Frisco, i read those before i posted, but to be honest im still very puzzeled by the whole thing :)
     
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    I'd hang in there and read read read in here.. but make sure to not begin a root exploit until you fully understand all steps. It's a great phone stock, does not truly *need* to be rooted, so waiting while you learn how is not a waste of time at all.

    Once it hits you what's up with it, proceed very slowly with each step; don't take chances. These All Things Root forums are full of threads such as, "I rooted now my phone won't get past the HTC logo at boot up, am I bricked?" and "Now what? I'm in a boot loop!" and "All I did was install the update and now I lost root," etc. ;)
     
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