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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Droido2381, Aug 17, 2012.

  1. Droido2381

    Droido2381 Lurker
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    Hey guys Im new to the forum and Im about to root my Dinc2 for the sake of tethering so I can play my PS3 online and such so my question is there a certain state your phone should be in before rooting? I.e factory reset before? I'm asking because I want to eliminate any problems I might see due to having apps like my go launcher and such. Is there anything specific I might need to uninstall app wise. Thanks in advance
     



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  2. VoidedSaint

    VoidedSaint Resident Ninja

    all you have to do is root it, all rooting does is change permissions, there is no need for data wiping or cache wiping.

    all you need to do is just root and continue to do what you do.
     
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  3. Droido2381

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    Also after rooting will there be anything else I need to do other than download an app to allow me to tether??
     
  4. kratos

    kratos Back on my throne!!!
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    Check out this thread for more information about rooting: http://androidforums.com/incredible-2-all-things-root/520738-incredible-2-all-things-root-guide.html

    Unfortunately, the DInc2 can only be rooted on certain versions of the HTC Sense - Android software. You will need to check what version you are on and use the respective root guide. By downgrading, you will essentially be performing a factory reset on your phone.

    Therefore, I strongly suggest that you use an SMS Backup tool (I use SMS Backup & Restore https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.riteshsahu.SMSBackupRestore&hl=en ) to make a backup of your text and picture messages. I would also use any in-app backup function (many have an option to backup your settings and/or data as well). Finally, I would make sure you have your phone set up to sync your settings with google. This will backup your wifi access points and more.

    Once you have rooted your phone, I very strongly suggest you make a nandroid backup before doing anything else. This can and should be used as a "last resort, everything else failed" restore point.

    If you have any other questions, please let us know.

    Kratos
     
  5. bberryhill0

    bberryhill0 Android Expert

    I used PDANet to tether my computer so I could root my phone.
     

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