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  1. apkbuccsfan

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    I think I'm going to buy the Indulge and i wanted to know a few things before i make a final decision. One of the main reasons i want it is so i can use the 4g from the phone as a wifi hotspot in my house but i heard you have to root. I am pretty good with computers but have never gone in depth with programming or messing with a phone. I just want to know a couple things before i spend $300 and am unhappy...

    1. How easy is it to root/flash the phone and what roms (if any) would i need?

    2. What are the downfalls of doing that to your phone?

    3. I will most likely use my Huawei Ascend as a test first. How similiar is the process for both phones?

    4. Besides 4g and a keyboard, what is a really good reason i should get this phone instead of, say a samsung admire?


    Thanks to all in advance for your help!
     

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    1 rooting is easy, follow the step by step instructions

    2 no downfalls for me and most users. if you have to take the phone back to the store, you will have to flash back to stock.

    3 all roots run a similar course but not exactly, there are slightly different methods

    4 screen and processor speed

    LG Esteem is due out soon and (eventually) will have its hotspot feature turned on which wont require a root. no definitive information yet if they will charge more for it or have it capped though.
     
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    1. Very easy. You want Basix. ;)

    2. Nothing. It's trivial to return to stock at any time.

    3. You'll find a one-click on both platforms, and operating CWM is the same across all of them. However, don't try flashing ROMs from one device onto the other. You'll be running to Odin on the Indulge, and you'll probably brick your Ascend.

    4. 1ghz Hummingbird > 800mhz Snapdragon any day. 3.5" also > 3.2". And there's a keyboard and 4G, as you mentioned. So, uh, everything.

    EDIT: Dude. Don't make dupe threads. Ever.
     
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    What is a dupe thread?
     
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    Duplicate thread.. there is no reason to make a another thread when you already have one discussing the same thing. ;)
     
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