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Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by Chopes, Apr 7, 2010.

  1. Chopes

    Chopes Active Member
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    Hey,

    Quick question that's sorta complex so I'll have a go at explaining it, I hope you understand. Basically, I am looking at two phones right now. The Nexus One and the HTC Incredible and I like both, the question I have is that is there a difference in the ability to root/rom these phones? I saw a few posts of people saying the Incredible would have a locked /system folder that would not allow the sort of modding freedom the Nexus One would provide. Is this true or would the phones be equally moddable (so I could remove Sense UI and play around with Cyanogen and other goodies)?

    I hope that was understandable enough to answer. All responses appreciated.
     

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  2. Two things to remember here-
    1-not all android phones are rooted the same way(rooting procedure varies from phone to phone)
    2-not all android phones are rootable.

    You can easily turn off htc sense UI w/o rooting,if thats what you want.
     
  3. Chopes

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    Ok I understand that but I am comparing those two specific phones, my question is what your saying :p. Are these phones equally able to be rooted and rommed?
     
  4. Ghâshûl

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    Impossible to say before the Incredible is out. Most likely it'll take some time and then it'll be rootable.
     
  5. 'are these phones equally able to be rooted and rommed?'

    As a rule of thumb
    No,rooting and flashing roms differs from phone to phone.
     
  6. Chopes

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    Any hints that might suggest the Incredible would be difficult to root/rom?
     
  7. grainysand

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    Yes. One version of the Hero was unrootable for a long time; ditto for the Telus Milestone. Some phones come with a signed bootloader, and that's nearly unrootable.

    Dunno about the Incredible. I suppose it wouldn't be anymore locked-down than the Desire, which has already been rooted.
     

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