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General Droid Incredible OC'ed to 1.5ghz?? Possible Root?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by DiegoMejia, May 25, 2010.

  1. DiegoMejia

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  2. andrew53517

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    Not partial root, but full root lol. Yeah he might be releasing the steps soon.. we'll see..
     
  3. iowabowtech

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    Sounds promising.
     
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    Hope this dude pulls through. I don't know who he is or what his reputation is but I don't really care. As long as he gets me root and i don't end up with an Incredible Paper weight. Someone is donating him an Inc. so hopefully we'll get the fruits of his labor soon!
     
  6. fliptwister

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    Doesn't have a phone but he has kernels? How is that possible? How does he know it boots smooth if he does not have phone? How can he load kernels if the phone has not been rooted yet?

    Someone who knows how this works please explain.
     
  7. egghead79

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    Supposedly he has a friend with the DI that's testing for him.

    Boostdscoob is vouching for him having root.

    I guess we'll find out soon.
     
  8. irishpride

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    I can also verify the Boostdscoob is vouching for this guy, apparently he makes the kernels Boost uses for his Dominator ROMs for the Droid. Boost is a respected dev, so I don't know what to think.
     
  9. Bundy

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    OK, I've read about and heard about "rooting," and as someone who considers himself very tech-aware, I am embarassed to have to ask: what does "rooted" mean in simple terms? What advantages/disadvantages are there?
     
  10. Jakaro

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    Question, im new to android, so when we root, does it root 2.1? or the device?
     
  11. ChiTownJim

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    The device , it gives you main access to the whole phone. There will most likely be roms that will give you 2.2 also
     
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  12. necosino

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    Right now the system files are locked (Like the /windows/ folder on a PC). Once rooted, we will have access to that entire area, and be able to alter anything we want.

    We will also have access to the bootloader, letting us overwrite the stock ROM with our own custom ROMs (such as Froyo 2.2, removing bloatware, etc).
     
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  13. fliptwister

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    Very good news. Can't wait :)
     
  14. jwm2

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    Interesting news. Although i'm not even sure i'd root my phone now after having used it for a month. The only thing holding me back is the hassle of reinstalling all the apps and settings. Ahh well, we'll cross that bridge when we get there.
     
  15. jamor

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    Why would you need to overclock the fastest smartphone in America?
     
  16. upther

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    Why wouldn't you?
     
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  17. Valka

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    Such as replacing the 1.5-1.6 bluetooth library with the 2.1 that should have come with any 2.1 enabled phone. If it breaks their precious Sense UI so be it, they've known about this issue for months now.

     
  18. jamor

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    Battery life? I'm just curious as to what the extra speed is needed for.
     
  19. androy

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    there is no such thing as the fastest phone. :)


    I can never have fast enough.

    Although, overclocking to 1.5 seems a little crazy if you ask me. I'd be worried about overheating the phone, maybe we can watercool. ;)

    We would definitely need the extended battery.
     
  20. MisterMixelpix

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    Android phones are Linux based, and as such the permissions are very similar. On a Linux system, the user only has access to certain folders, while others are protected.

    The term "root" means "root directory", as in the highest folder level on the system. If you were to look at the location bar in Astro or whatever, you'll see things like "/sdcard/Dropbox" or "/emmc/media/video". Start going up until you can't go up any more and the location is simply "/", or "root".

    Back to Linux terms. All Linux machines have what's called a "root user" which is a fancy term for an admin account. To install software or modify system settings, you need root permission. If you open up a computer using Ubuntu or Arch or whatever and login as root, you have full access to the machine. Login as a user and you don't.

    When we talk about "rooting" the phone, we mean giving ourselves access to modify that root directory and, thus, every single file and folder on the phone, something that we can't do currently.
     
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  21. k.electron

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    there is root or no root. no partial root.
     
  22. Hand76

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    I was thinking the same thing when I read the thread title. What cant this phone do that I would need to kill battery life at a much faster to do?
     
  23. Bronx

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    Glad someone got this going. I was surprised to see the EVO get root first.
     
  24. necosino

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    Sign up for Appbrain.com, install the app on your phone and sync. Then on the website, you can export a list of all your installed apps.

    Later, just open this list, click install a bunch of times, install Appbrain again on your phone, and click "perform installs" Voila. No searching, no forgetting names, MUCH easier :)
     
  25. jwm2

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    Yes there is partial root. He may have super user permissions but the partitions may still be locked. We need the partitions to be writable so we can flash the recovery console and add a recovery partition. Or else we won't be able to do any of the things we want and thus this form of root is useless to most of us.

    Sent from my ADR6300 using Tapatalk
     

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