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Android 2.1 and rooting

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by tavern89, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. tavern89

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    This is my first post , so please be gentle.

    I just bought an EVO and like the features however its just to bulky of a phone for me . So I am going to go with the HERO.

    I was told by sprint that if I upgrade to the 2.1 with the HERO I may have issues, that it was not designed for this upgrade in mind. Should I stick with the previous release?

    Another option is, should I root the phone ( which I have no idea what that is) so I can get the 2.2 version when it comes out or maybe stick with the 2.1 version and with the rooted phone it will work properly.

    I'm so confused, I consider myself pretty tech savvy but coming from a BB I'm new to all of this. Any help would be appreciated. I am also concerned about battery life. I understand how to turn off all the unneccessary crap like Wi-Fi, GPS, Messenger, etc when not in use, but will rooting the phone or upgrading to 2.1 or 2.2 help with that issue as well.
     

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  2. tatonka_Hero

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    I'll trade you. Send me your Evo, and I'll send you a rooted hero with whatever custom ROM you want on it ;-)
     
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    Pick me pick me! Mine's newer! Jk.

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    If you're going to get the Hero instead of keeping your evo, the only logical thing to do to it (in my opinion) is to root it and start flashing roms to find something that suits you best.

    On another note, I have 2 co-workers that have hero's with the stock 2.1 sprint roms on them and from playing with them, both seem to run just fine and get pretty good battery life with them.

    Rooting your phone *might* help with your battery life depending on the rom you decide to flash to it. I use Darchdroid 2.7 which is a stock android 2.1 rom and I get better battery life with that than I do with any other rom I've ever used. I think it all depends on your usage habits as well as what apps you use on your phone.
     
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