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Root Can I root overseas? (no service)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by white0ut442, Jun 21, 2010.

  1. white0ut442

    white0ut442 Member
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    I'm in Japan right now, and keep my droid in airplane mode. I'm relying on wifi for everything. Do I need service to root my phone? I'm kind of worried about reactivation and stuff

    apologize in advance for my ignorance :thinking:
     

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  2. PerCompLLC

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    No, you do not need service to root.
     
  3. OMJ

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  4. PerCompLLC

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    You misunderstand... I was saying, no, you don't need to have service in order to root. In other words, you can indeed root while in airplane mode.

    I guess the double negative was confusing... :D
     
  5. white0ut442

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    thanks guys!
    Last question - I can use astro to back up my apps to sd card, right? I would prefer that to the shoddy wifi here
     
  6. nstallion

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    Yeah it will store all the .apk files on the SD card so you can reinstall them without having to redownload them. Unfortunately until you root you can't back up the data though so you'll lose saved games, application settings, etc.
     
  7. OMJ

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    you can root without losing app data. Its explained in the last post in the guide to all things rooted sticky. I would suggest backing up with titanium instead of astro because it keeps your apps tied to the market so you can easily get updates. You will need root to use titanium though.
     
  8. trav473

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    He has a point on that one, I would suggest you follow this guide , http://androidforums.com/all-things-root-droid/63010-how-install-sprecovery-unrooted-2-1-ota.html
    you can root your phone and not change any thing else about your current setup, install TiBU, save your apps, then go for the custom ROMs.

    **edit** OMJ beat me to it.
     

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