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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Danielson2047, Aug 4, 2010.

  1. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
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    Okay, looking at rooting (easy root app or the guide posted here) and i just want to be completely sure of something. As i understand: Rooting gives me super access, and gives me the ability to flash a rom, such as bugless beast, stock ota. If i want to unroot at any time, i flash the stock 2.1 ota, then the 2.2 ota. Is this accurate?
     



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  2. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    Yep. You seem to have the basics figured out.
     
  3. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    The only thing i'm really confused/concerned about is this SPRecovery deal. It replaces the stock android bootloader (which is the screen i pressed power + X to get to when i did the OTA yesterday, right?). When/if i flash a stock ROM later, does it replace this with the stock Android bootloader again, or is SPRecovery there forever. I thought i heard people having trouble with the 2.2OTA with SPR,
     
  4. Kn1nJa

    Kn1nJa Member

    I highly recommend OMJ's Root Guide ... I followed it and have a sweet rooted droid now.
     
  5. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
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  6. vincentp

    vincentp Android Expert

    As long as you're rooted you have the capability to overclock. It doesn't matter how you do it. You will need to flash a kernel that has higher speeds coded into it - there are plenty of them. You can easily do this with a stock rooted 2.2 ROM; no need to add any themes or apps that you don't want. You will also probably want SetCPU so you can set profiles up for your clock speeds. You don't want it running at maximum power all of the time, it'll kill your battery.
     
  7. Danielson2047

    Danielson2047 Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    1 more question. Say i root, vanilla rooted 2.2, BB, whatever, and i want to go back to stock. If i load the update.zip of OTA 2.2 just like i did the other day, in the bootloader i'm back to stock?
     
  8. Jedii

    Jedii Android Expert

  9. Sodbuster41

    Sodbuster41 Newbie

    There is such a thing as too detailed to be useful.
     
  10. patch

    patch Well-Known Member

    No, this is wrong and I'm shocked that no one has caught it in this thread!!

    If you want to unroot, you need to connect your phone to a PC (install your phone drivers) and use the RSD Lite software to flash the entire stock firmware image (SBF). Currently the most recent full stock firmware image available is 2.1, so if you wanted to go back to Froyo, you would install the 2.2 OTA ("stock" from google) on top of the 2.1 you just flashed.

    Detailed instructions for how to use RSD Lite are in the sticky thread.
     
  11. Jedii

    Jedii Android Expert

    The OP is needing details. Hence the rest of us trying to give him as much detail in the guides as possible. Telling him how to root in a "brief" statement would not help the OP out.
     

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