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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Crazy_J, Feb 25, 2010.


Is your droid rooted or stock?

Poll closed Aug 24, 2010.
  1. Stock

    133 vote(s)
  2. Rooted

    192 vote(s)
  3. Planning to root

    24 vote(s)
  4. Planning to un-root

    2 vote(s)
  1. Snaz

    Snaz Member

    that isn't even an option. What if you WERE rooted and ALREADY back to stock? It only asks if you plan to unroot. The stock (option) may be full of those that tried and already went back.

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  2. Barkleyfan

    Barkleyfan Well-Known Member

    Rooted and oc'd.
  3. polysaturate

    polysaturate Newbie

    Second day with the phone. Going to get to know my phone a little bit better before i root. Seems confusing, which one is more stable, which one doesn't miss out some good stuff(LED for instance, after coming from iphone, i love this feature). Plus, if 2.1 really is around the corner...then i'll see what that brings.

    Anybody with good info to push me over the root edge please PM me, still learning my way round :D
  4. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian

    thus far it is 88 / 147 in favor of rotted versus not rooted....

    That's just under 60%....
  5. YankeeDudeL

    YankeeDudeL Android Expert

    Posting this from a rooted Droid. The root, the root, the root is on fire...
  6. BucYouUp68

    BucYouUp68 Android Enthusiast

    The Best Thing about Rooting the Droid IMHO is: Wireless Tether, and OC. Not at all hard to do, just look at this thread, it is easy.
  7. GtRacerH

    GtRacerH Newbie

    we don't need no water let our rooted droid burn!
  8. Your results will be skewed.

    The percentage of "rooters" here will be greater than "stock" just because a large percentage of "stock" users couldn't care less about the Android Forums.
  9. Matthew

    Matthew Well-Known Member

    I'm rooted only because of the sholes team. They made it simple enough that it was a no brainer, if they hadn't made that application I would be stock.
  10. Crazy_J

    Crazy_J Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    I'm not looking for real world stats. I only wanted stats from this forum. Hence putting it here and not attempting to locate and ask each and every Droid user. Lmao now that would be a task...
  11. tjrocks91

    tjrocks91 Newbie

    Current Setup (Perfectly Stable)
    Motorola Droid - Rooted
    Recovery ROM - SirPsychoS' Recovery 0.99.2b
    Custom ROM - Pete's Bugless Beast 0.7.5 + xeudoxus's 2.0 Lock Screen with Vibrate Tweak
    Michael Huang's SetCPU v1.4.6 (ChevyNo1's 10 Slot Kernel 1000mHz + Standby Profiling)
    Hammo's Bugless Beauty Boot Animation v1

    Previous Setup (Experimenting)
    Motorola Droid - Rooted
    Recovery ROM - SirPsychoS' Recovery 0.99.2b
    Custom ROM - Pete's Bugless Beast 2.1 v1.1
    Michael Huang's SetCPU v1.4.6 (DroidMod's Kernel 1000mHz + Standby Profiling)
    Stock Boot Animation
  12. squaresailor

    squaresailor Newbie

    Rooted with sholes/droidmod to get wifi tether and got a faster, smoother phone in the bargain. Phone looks completely stock on the surface. No regrets, no problems.
  13. messenger13

    messenger13 Android Expert

    I belong to several Droid forums, and I think you're way off the mark here. This forum consists of more of the "average Joe" Droid users than any other that I frequent.

    Having said that, if someone doesn't want to root their Droid, I don't blame them. The Droid is a cool phone right out of the box. And anyone who thinks less of someone who doesn't want to root is just plain wrong.
  14. xmr405o

    xmr405o Android Expert

    Really? Are you the only Mod that hasn't "modded" their Droid. jk

    Well I'm a root freak.
  15. jasonb1985

    jasonb1985 Android Expert

    i am rooted!
  16. johnlgalt

    johnlgalt Antidisestablishmentarian


    just under 61% now....
  17. Steinman

    Steinman Newbie

    Rooted and love it. Wireless tether is awesome.
  18. kennyidaho

    kennyidaho Android Enthusiast

    I am rooted but I am not running a custom rom and don't have any plans to do so. I just have the few things I need installed that require root.
  19. Nicks88

    Nicks88 Android Enthusiast

    Was rooted, messed around a bit, then went back to stock as it did nothing for me. Couldn't hang with the cool kids.
  20. Crazy_J

    Crazy_J Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Seems there are less stock phones than I thought. Looks like root is more popular, I am sure that is because of sholes/droidmod making it so easy.
  21. CobaltDragon

    CobaltDragon Well-Known Member

    Is your poll assuming rooted == running non-stock ROM?

    B/c I'm rooted, but I am still running stock 2.0.1, just rooted so I could modify a couple of settings, not to install a different ROM.
  22. tojjer

    tojjer Android Enthusiast

    As a newbie, I presume I'm still stock on my HTC Hero with Orange UK.
    I haven't a clue what rooting does or what benefits it gives, so guess I'm gonna have to do some reading up on it.
  23. Crazy_J

    Crazy_J Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Rooted = applied new update.zip to gain super user custom ROM or not no it doesn't matter if you did the work or if sholes/droidmod did the work.
  24. Le0_Br4zUc4

    Le0_Br4zUc4 Android Enthusiast

    Rooted and running BB 2.1 V0.5 LOVING IT!
  25. -=Jeff=-

    -=Jeff=- Android Expert

    Got my Droid Wednesday afternoon, set it up Wednesday night in OEM form

    Rooted Thursday night to BB 1.1 (2.0.1) with a 600 MHz Kernel

    Debating on going to BB 0.5 (2.1) but will give this mod I have a few days first

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